Bridal Couture, Alterations & pattern making

Step into the world of Kim Marcel, where wedding dresses are exclusively crafted for you in Brisbane with love and attention to detail. 

Our wedding gown studio is your haven for designer wedding dresses, expert wedding dress alterations and exquisite pattern making. 

Book a consultation today!

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Our Services

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We create unique wedding dresses, custom made for your individual style, that fits your body perfectly.

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We can customise the dress of your dreams to make it uniquely yours! Take it up, take it in, let it out & more...

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Precision pattern making, product development and 3D fashion design for start up designers & established brands.

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Meet Kim Marcel

Brisbane Wedding Dress Couturier, Pattern Maker & Designer

Celebrating an illustrious career spanning 35 years, Kim's  journey commenced at the esteemed Esmod fashion school in Paris, where she immersed herself in the traditional techniques of Pattern Making and Garment Construction to create unique wedding dresses reminiscent of Europe's most celebrated fashion houses.

Kim's unwavering commitment to excellence has garnered her multiple prestigious fashion industry awards. She's also had the pleasure to grace runways with Megan Gale and renowned designers Alex Perry and Wayne Cooper.

Notably, Kim's talent extends beyond the runway, as she was the creative force behind the gown worn by Miss Great Britain at the Miss Global Pageant. Her work has also been featured in the pages of illustrious publications such as Harper's Bazaar and Queensland Brides. With a keen eye for detail and a heart dedicated to her craft, Kim's core value is to create…..


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Queensland Ballet - Principal Dancer
Couture Bridal Gown

"From the very beginning Kim was an absolute dream to work with. Collaborating on a design felt so easy and organic, and Kim's expertise was evident in every decision and detail.

She knew exactly how to make my dream dress a reality. When I tried on the finished product it was more than I could've hoped for and it fit PERFECTLY.
Thank you Kim for a wonderful journey."
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Rosie Keating

Grace Loves Lace
Head Designer

"Kim is an extremely talented and experienced pattern maker, she has a unique skill set that combines rare European couture knowledge with commercial understanding.

Kim is able to adapt her skills to a wide range of briefs, from creative one off pieces to commercial collections. She takes her time to understand the requirements of a project, offering comprehensive solutions to overcome challenges and create a successful end product.

Kim takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge and teaches others in a kind and supportive manner. Her passion for what she does shines through and she is a joy to work with."
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Kim Marcel
Couture Bridal Gown

"It was an absolute pleasure to create my dream wedding dress with Kim. She made creating my custom dress a stress-free process from the start to the finish. She included me in all design aspects from the 3D markup, frequent progress check-ins, to finally the day of pickup. Which made for a truly memorable and exciting experience.

Kim has a talented eye for finer details and exceeded all my expectations. She made sure every thing I wanted would be brought to life. I enjoyed the process of creating my wedding dress more than I ever thought I could.. and it's all thanks to Kim. Would highly recommend this lovely lady to create your perfect piece for your special day."
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Kim Marcel
Couture Bridal Gown

"Working with Kim on my wedding dress was a dream. From our very first meeting she knew exactly how to turn my vision into a reality.

Her attention to detail gave me all the confidence that my dress would be like no other and give the wow factor I was looking for, all while remaining elegant timeless and one of a kind.

Thank you so much Kim for your beautiful work on a dress I will never forget."
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Anna Campbell Dress
Wedding Dress Alterations

"Kim is a magician. I bought a wedding dress that needed substantial alterations, and with a few pins, she helped me see what it would look like.

Throughout the fitting process, she instinctively knew what needed to be done to make my dress fit absolutely perfectly. She was even able to make hair pieces out of the left over dress material for myself and my bridesmaids!

When I floated the idea of creating a pair of shorts to change into for the reception, she didn't hesitate to offer to help. She worked with me to create my dream shorts, first by making a calico, helping me find the right material, before presenting me with the final product!

She is not only professional and prompt, but also warm, and just a lovely person to work with. I cannot recommend her services highly enough."
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Grace Loves Lace Dress
Wedding Dress Alterations

"I could not recommend Kim enough for wedding dress alterations! She completed alterations on my wedding dress (with not a lot of notice) and wow was she amazing! She knew the dress and fabric so well that when dropping the dress off I felt incredibly relaxed.

Kim is so kind, warm and absolutely knows what she is doing. I will definitely be recommending Kim to all my friends and family as the experience was great.
Kim, thank you so much for your amazing work!"
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Mia Ellery

Fashion Design Student

"Kim is amazing, and I have learnt insane amounts from her extensive knowledge of the fashion industry.

In a time where there isn’t as large of an emphasis on construction of garments due to fast fashion it’s so rare to be able to be tutored by someone who knows so much knowledge of garment construction and patternmaking.

She saves me again and again sewing but never makes me feel ashamed for missing knowledge as she is so kind and encouraging during the tutoring process.

Kim is a must if you want to take your skills to the next level."
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Proudly Worked With..

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