"Sam altered my wedding dress back in 2015, as well as one of my bridesmaid dresses and she was fab! She also made me a garter and hairpiece to match my wedding dress using the embellishments she took off whilst altering- it was fab! I returned to Sam last year to alter a bridesmaid dress and again, great service! Would definitely recommend to anyone and I always do- her prices are very reasonable for her skills!"
"I've had a bridesmaid and a separate dress altered by Sam and not only is she professional, friendly and quick at what she does/ she is also very reasonably priced! 100% recommend her services!"
"I went to Sam with my dress not fitting properly. I couldn’t see it fitting with all the crash dieting possible. She worked some serious magic and it now fits me perfect. I would absolutely highly recommend her to everyone! She was my fairy godmother!! Thankyou Sam!"
"My wedding dress was altered perfectly by Sam. It was nearly 3 sizes too big and I could no longer picture how my dress would look on my big day. Sam made me feel at ease and made me fall in love with my dress all over again. Very affordable and efficient. Would recommend to anyone, Thank you Sam Xxx"
"Had my wedding dress altered by Beautiful Unique and the service was excellent. Sam was accommodating and flexible, her prices are very reasonable, and the alterations were beautifully done. Everyone complimented my dress and I'm so glad I went with Beautiful Unique"
"Thanks so much for altering mine and my bridesmaids dresses you did such an amazing job. Will highly recommend you to everyone x"
"Thank you so much for the many hours you spent altering my dress, so that it was just perfect! You are incredibly talented and I feel very fortunate that my dress was in your safe hands. I felt so comfortable in my dress all day and that was thanks to you!"
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the dress and jacket you made for me. From the beginning where we looked at colour choices through the design to fittings and then the final result, you discussed every aspect with me ensuring you understood my requirements whilst offering your own suggestions. I am now the proud owner of a beautiful outfit made especially for me. I would highly recommend Sam if you are looking for a bespoke dress whether it be for a special occasion or wedding. Thank you again."
"Thanks so much for altering mine and my bridesmaids dresses you did such an amazing job. Will highly recommend you to everyone"
"I went to Beautiful Unique initially for a garter and a clutch bag for my wedding. However, due to a sad turn of events I asked Sam to make my wedding dress as ...well. I provided my own fabric and pattern and Sam told me that it was all do-able in my time frame. I went to 5 meetings and fittings and at all of them I was impressed by the professionalism and talent Sam has. She was not shy in letting me know if an idea would work or not, when it's your wedding dress at stake you need to be grounded. I came away with a fantastic dress made to how I wanted it and as such have a dress that is Beautiful Unique. Sam is both talented and a lovely person who helped make a stressful situation very pleasant in the end."
"Having been the lucky winner of a ring cushion by Samantha at Carterton Wedding Fair, I was excited that I had actually won something but slightly disappointed that it was a ring cushion - as I had already purchased the perfect ring cushion for my wedding.
Upon highlighting these concerns to Samantha, I was delighted that she offered to make me a custom made garter instead.
During my visit to Samantha, she showed me a huge number of other garters that she had made and talked me through the best style that would suit me and things to think about such as embellishments that would not snag on my dress.
All of her garters were absolutely beautiful and well made and I found that there were specific bits on different garters that I liked. Samantha set about helping me design my perfect combination.
When talking about embellishments I mentioned that I wanted some way to remember 2 loved ones that would unfortunately be unable to be there on my special day. Samantha suggested a locket embellishment for me to hold a photo of these people close to me as I walk down the aisle. What a fantastic idea!
Upon seeing the finished garter it was perfect and just as I imagined. Samantha had listened to everything so closely and executed the garter way above my expectations. It also came with a matching bag which made it even more special and I know that my garter is unique!
Thank you so much for turning something as relatively unimportant as a garter into an exciting part of my wedding attire that I will cherish forever."
"Thank you Samantha for the wonderful gift you have made for me, for an upcoming wedding I am going to. Would just like to say you listened to what I had to say, delivered what I had asked for and I can’t wait to share it on Facebook, just to prove how wonderful and professional you are. I will certainly use you again for those little unique gifts for that special day. Many thanks again."
"When the bridal salon I got my dress from went bankrupt, I was so worried about where I could get my alterations done. Sam was brilliant and helped reassure me all would be well. She did an amazing job on shortening my dress, painstakingly removing the lace appliques, shortening, then re attaching them. The end result was, you would never know the difference, she even kindly attached a loop and button so I could put the train up. The left over appliques she attached to my veil, so it all matches now! We also collaborated on a bespoke design for a ring cushion too and I can't wait to see that! I can't thank you enough Sam and I will be highly recommending your skills to all my family and friends :)"
"I picked up my bag and garter today. They are fabulous. Thank you so much"
"Sam at beautiful unique has been amazing whilst altering my wedding dress and is now altering bridesmaid dresses too! She is very talented at what she does, making me matching accessories to wear on my special day too, I can't wait to wear them! Thank you for all your help and for going above and beyond what I expected you have been so helpful x"
"Absolutely loved our ring cushion as it was everything I could have wished for and more beautifully made and unique - not something you could buy on the High Street - so many people commented on how beautiful it was. It fitted in completely with my "Button" theme. Thank you x"
"A massive thank you for all your hard work you did to make the bridesmaids dresses so perfect for our special day. I know there were a few bumps along the way, but they all fitted brilliantly and looked amazing, you're a star!"
"I've used Beautiful Unique for many things. From having a gift bag made for someone, to napkins for hen parties to the full on wedding outfit. I trusted Sam to design and make my outfit with minimal input from me and I have to say it was the most stunning outfit I've ever worn. I would highly recommend anyone wanting alterations, special gifts, items for your home or that outfit you want to feel great in. I can't wait for my next project to be made by Beautiful Unique."
"Thank you Sam for my beautiful bridal bag. It's so soft to touch, elegant and just what I wanted. I will be sending anyone wanting great service and something unique straight to you "
"Thank you Sam for my beautiful bridal bag. It's so soft to touch, elegant and is just what I wanted. I will be sending anyone wanting great service and something unique straight to you!"
"Thank you so much for my gorgeous fascinator and dress, I felt like a princess!"
"I received my garter yesterday! Absolutely love it! I wasn't sure about having one at all until I saw the picture of this one and now I'm so glad I ordered it! Really good quality and amazing price, thank you"
"I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful handmade garter that you made for my sister. She absolutely loved it and it was a fantastic surprise for her as a gift on her hen night. Thank you so much for the fast turnaround of my order too so that I was able to give it to her on her hen night. I have recommended you to all my friends!"
"Received my garter and ring bad today and they are beautiful, thank you so much!"
"I ordered a garter for my friend who is getting married and told Sam what I would like, she made the most amazing garter. I would highly recommend as you get excellent quality and fast responses. She is very helpful and has excellent delivery times. Thank you once again Sam, you have done an amazing job!"
"Anyone who is looking for something amazing and bespoke needs to stop by this site. I found Beautiful Unique whilst looking for a garter for my wedding and was impressed by the beautiful craftsmanship by Sam. I wanted something unique for me and found Sam to be really helpful, she listened to my ideas and came up with some of her own. Communication was second to none and I received my garter carefully packaged and with a lovely personalised bag - very handy for storing the garter in. The garter itself is beautiful and of a very high quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Beautiful Unique to anyone as you will definitely not be disappointed. I cant wait to wear my garter when I get married in September"
"Absolutely gorgeous, loved everything especially my 2 large hearts and I'm sure my little ones are going to love the bags, not forgetting the small hearts. Cant wait for everybody to see them. If anybody out there is thinking about placing an order with Samantha do not hesitate her stuff is amazing"
"I received my wedding day cushion today and it is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to give it to my daughter. Thank you so much Sam for your excellent work and speedy service"
"I have given my sister her birthday prezzie... she really loved it! The garters are stunning and I'm really pleased I got one for my own wedding too. Love the little bags which will come in handy to keep them as keepsakes afterwards"
"Thank you so much for the stunning favours you made for us. They looked beautiful and everyone loved them"
"Thank you ever so much for the quilt you made for our little boy, it's absolutely perfect, it's unique for him and going to be used for many years to come I'm sure"
"Thank you for all your help in making my dress so perfect. I wouldn't have trusted anyone else!"
"I just wanted to let you know that the little pamper bags (with the fairy) were a great success at Christmas. My nieces in Germany loved them and now have all their personal bits and bobs in them in the bathroom; in fact they were such a hit that my sister-in-law asked if she could have one too and now has hers also in the bathroom. They make such a lovely present and can be filled with all sorts of things depending on the tastes of that person. Elke (my sister-in-law) has already had some nice comments from friends so maybe you could set up in North Germany as well. Once again thank you very much"
"Sam designed and made me a beautiful bag for my eldest son's wedding last August. I had been unable to find one which co-ordinated with my dress, jacket, shoes and hat so asked Sam to design one for me. The result was a beautiful cream satin clutch bag with green and brown embroidered pattern which perfectly complemented my outfit.
I recently went on my first ever cruise and again found that this bag looked lovely with several of my formal and semi-formal dresses. All in all a beautifully made and designed clutch bag which has been much admired. I am delighted with it."
"Thank you so much for the lovely Pamper bags. Everyone loved them and the colours matched great."
"I would like to say a big thank, to you, for making such a beautiful handbag that matched and complimented my dress that I had purchased for a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in 2011.
The dress was peach in colour with thin stripes of steel grey ribbon. The handbag you made matched perfectly and was large enough for me to carry essential items without being too large to overshadow the dress. As a seamstress, I know only too well the amount of work involved with making my handbag which was all beautifully lined.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sam for a bespoke handbag and accessories. You will be assured of a personal service at very competitive prices."
"Thank you for the wonderful veil, garter and ring cushion for our wedding on 9th June, the quality was outstanding and the items were beautiful even more than I could ever have wished for, the service you provided was second to none with delivery in plenty of time even with the bank holidays in May!! I would certainly recommend you to all my friends and family
Thank you again"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful wedding favour hearts, garter and ring cushion you made for me for my wedding on 09/06/2012. I was overcome with how much attention to detail you took with each and every one of my 40 hearts and also with the unique idea of making each one different – all the ladies were certainly very pleased and loved the rose and lavender scent inside. I was genuinely overjoyed with the beautiful mixes of fabric you used and the fact that you found fabrics that exactly matched and perfectly complimented our ivory and sage green vintage type theme. The ring cushion was a wonderful touch to our ceremony and the garter was not only beautiful but also a great fit and comfortable to wear! I cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you put into my order and for being so approachable when initially visualizing the concepts I had. It is without doubt that I will be recommending you and your services to any future bride friends"
"Just want to say a massive thank you for my garter and the girls flower girls bags, they are amazing! I love them. The bags fit in perfect with my colour scheme. And my garter is just lovely, again fits in perfect with my personality. Thank you so much."
"I wanted to say a really big thank you for all you did for our wedding it meant an awful lot that so much was unique and special to us, my veil you made was absolutely perfect to fit my personality and the cravats and bags (you made for the bridesmaids) set things off beautifully, the gift you had made up for my mother-in-law was another unique touch. I remember you saying anything was possible and at the time I was so happy to hear that, so a really big thank you for all that you had done especially with the alterations to mine and the bridesmaids dresses."
"I sent Sam a dress which I wanted to wear for a wedding reception, I knew I wanted a headpiece in black to match but I sent her over a dozen photos of all different styles- I knew roughly what I wanted (though I was pretty vague!) but could not have even asked for what I got in return because it went beyond my expectations. I also got a beautifully matched bag which means I now have the dress I wanted to wear and the most two fantastic matching accessories.
Sam’s creative flair is infectious. She is enthusiastic and no job is too small, too big or too diverse.
Sam is happy for you to dictate ideas to her or to rely on her artistic flair. The most endearing quality about Sam and what you can expect is her eagerness to please you with the end product, and because she truly cares about you enjoying your piece she does everything she can to make it that extra bit fantastic.
I have approached Sam with other things I wanted such as customised bags and no idea seems to phase her, however big and different I seem to think it is.
She is happy to help and truly has you in mind when she is creating your piece. I also love that I can send my ideas by email and get them in the post exactly how I imagined them and better.
I could not recommend Beautiful Unique any higher, if you want a quality unique handmade piece crafted with love you will not be disappointed!"