When I think about superb dress craftsmanship with serious offbeat chops, I ALWAYS think about our longtime custom dress partners, Northwic. I am constantly amazed whenever we get a new batch of photos showing their colorful, intricate, and gorgeously corseted gowns. Y'all know that online custom wedding dresses are totally the wave of the future, so getting in with a super reliable company is ideal.
Northwic is based in New Zealand but they sell just as many dresses to international clients as they do in Middle-earth itself. Don't be scared away by the distance! Designer Amy Beales has made elaborate and fabulous custom dresses for clients Australia, UK, Germany, USA, France, and Canada. I've seen some of the most gorgeous dresses from Northwic on our American readers.
Plus, Amy is a powerhouse when it comes to costuming accolades. She has years of experience creating costumes for stage and screen, including the New Zealand Opera, theatre companies, and the Evil Dead franchise. She even placed third in her category at World of Wearable Arts 2013. Amy is AMAZING at her craft and you can actually wear her creations!
No dress is too extravagant or offbeat for Northwic to create for you. Plus, Amy is a PRO at creating and fitting dresses from afar. Do not be afraid of ordering online! She'll work with you to get all the measurements, fabric samples, many photos, and design ideas to create your dream outfit from start to finish. And you can totally be confident that it'll fit your bod like a glove. She does it for other couples every day, y'all. She can do it for you!
Here's what one U.S. bride had to say about the experience with Northwic…
“As a creative and alternative bride, I had a vision for a very unique wedding dress. The delicate and nearly unrealistic design I had in mind was a dream, and going into the process of finding a dressmaker, I was fearful that it would only ever be a dream.
I had sent messages to several dressmakers and I received multiple responses that it just couldn't be done and a few just ignored my inquiry entirely. When I received a response from Northwic, not only were they up for the task but they were downright excited about it. That's when I knew this was the vendor to move forward with, and I am so infinitely glad that I did.
Northwic's communication, understanding, and attention to detail went far above and beyond my expectations and was everything I could have hoped for. They were prompt with responses, straightforward and honest, true to and respectful of my design and above all, confident and passionate about the project throughout the entire process. They took every precaution to ensure that I received a perfect product and I will confidently speak to the fact that an absolutely perfect product was delivered.” – Lauren, custom Raven wedding dress
Ooh, a reader discount!
Yep, Amy and Northwic have TWO special discounts just for readers of Offbeat Bride…
10% discount at Northwic's Etsy store
Coupon Code: OFFBEATBRIDE (Valid until the end of April, 2018)
ALSO: 10% off custom orders through the website when you namedrop Offbeat Bride.
Are you thinking that you're in for an ultra expensive dress journey with Northwic? Think again. Northwic specializes in totally reasonable creations that will totally surprise you in how affordable they can be. Check out both their Etsy shop (where you can sometimes find sample sales!) and their website for examples of what you could have them create just for you. This includes details like corsets, shoe spats, and capes! It's not just for fabulous dresses.
Bring ALL your ideas to the table because we totally want to see what you + Northwic can create together.