I am still enjoying the afterglow of my marriage to the love of my life. We were married on March 8, 2013, in the presence of family and friends in La Jolla CA, in a ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On this most perfect of days, I am forever grateful to Maria Elena Bishop, the artisan who created my wedding gown. I visited Romantic Creations armed with photos that embodied pieces of my vision. After two amazing hours with Maria, that vision, her artistry and her uncanny sense of what I wanted, were sketched into a design that would become my wedding gown. Vintage and modern, elegant and romantic.. an ivory strapless silk charmuese under layer topped with a Chantilly lace light-as-air gown with a portrait neckline, sleeves to the elbow, buttons down the back, a short train and Maria's signature crystal-accented flowers scattered down the front and back. The fit was amazing and was so comfortable throughout the wedding day. A custom made wedding gown may not be for everyone's budget, but before you might dismiss it, pay her a visit. Her workmanship is unsurpassed. She works by appointment so you get her total attention during fittings. She is a warm and dear person with a big heart, who dedicates herself to making you a beautiful bride. She truly knows what looks good on a woman's body and she had terrific ideas for my shoes, how I should wear my hair and the amount of jewelry that would accentuate the gown. She is a treasure and Nashville is lucky to have her. Your gown is the centerpiece of the wedding. Let Maria create a one-of-a-kind gown for your most special of days. - Lydia Lenker
A Work of Art.
I stumbled upon Romantic Creations online, and I am so glad I did.
Maria (the owner) does not make dresses, she makes works of art. Her designs are breathtaking, her fabrics are top of the line, and her construction is flawless.
I went into Maria's shop to purchase a debutante dress. After the first fitting, my dress was so comfortable and so beautiful, that I decided to purchase another dress for a black tie event I had coming up. At my second fitting, my mother was so impressed, that she had two dresses made for herself. That is how good Maria is: I walked in with the intention of buying one dress, but I ended up with four. Each dress was more beautiful than the last. They fit perfectly, and the construction was such that the dresses made my size 6/8 body look like a 2.
Maria can make anything you want. Between my mother and myself, we had classic dresses and fun, modern dresses. Maria was able to create both types with ease.
If it were possible to give six stars I would. I could not have imagined a better experience. Maria is one of the nicest most genuine people I have ever met. She listens to what you want and really works with you.
Run, don't walk to Romantic Creations. I promise that you will not be sorry!
All Things Fabulous and Beautiful.
Maria at Romantic Creations does just that- she creates a lovely dress for you and makes you feel every bit as beautiful as the fairest of them all! I simply went just to see what my sister's dress as mother of the groom looked like and ended up getting a dress for myself......the aunt of the groom needs to look good, too, right? I had no idea what I wanted; after all, it wasn't about me, at least in the beginning. Maria created a dress just for me- one that fit my body type- one that made my coloring "pop" and one that I can wear numerous times. I actually wore the same dress to my mother's funeral two weeks later. Though my sentiments were not the same as they had been for my nephew's wedding, I none the less felt just as lovely as I did at my nephew's wedding. I just wish my mother could have seen me both times- she would have been most proud and thought the dress was perfect both times!
My own son is getting married this summer and I will be hiring Maria to create another beautiful "mariapiece" . From the dresses she creates just for you, to the ones she has hanging up to purchase, to the ones that she is simply altering to fit you, Maria is a gorgeous, Christian lady that knows her work. I would not hesitate in recommending her. She welcomes all those that walk through her door. Oh yes! My sister's dresses were absolutely stunning!
Rave Reviews. Maria was recommended to me by a family friend, who had used her for her own wedding. Being a busy bride-to-be, I didn't have much time to research custom bridal shops, so was grateful for the referral. As soon as I stepped foot inside Maria's shop, I could sense the warmth she put into her work. After trying on only a few dress styles, I was able to get ideas to help me design my dress. I told Maria what I envisioned the dress to look like, and the finished product could not have been more perfect! It's as if she could read my mind! She made me feel beautiful long before my wedding day, always complimenting my figure, and getting me excited about wearing 'My Dress'. Once you spend time with Maria, it is very clear how much her work means to her. She puts her blood, sweat, & tears into each masterpiece she creates, and is so pleasant to work with. And one of the best benefits...she is very reasonably priced, most especially for the time spent and quality of the work. I would recommend Maria to any bride!!
Quality and Creativity at its Best. The name of this business says it all. Maria has the uncanny ability to immediately assess the bride/customer figure and skin color to suggest the perfect dress style, fabric and color. Maria is not only a delightful person, she is a talented designer and seamstress. She accomodates the bride's wishes and adds her custom touch. Maria offers an exceptional product made with high quality fabrics at a reasonable price. We chose Maria to make the bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses. Additionally, Maria worked with the bride to design a beautiful after-wedding party dress. It was a hit! We shopped around to find that no other business in town compares. Maria came recommended to us and we have passed the word on.
Best, Personalized, and Professional Service.
I cannot say enough good things about Maria and Romantic Creations. I met Maria while doing modeling work for a bridal show. I was able to model one of her gorgeous gowns that, surprisingly, fit me perfectly. I was amazed at the unique, Spanish inspired detailing on the dress and impressed with the ease of movement that the dress allowed. I was engaged at the time of the show and knew there was no other option except for Maria to design my wedding gown.
I like to have one-of-a-kind pieces and knew that Maria could create a wedding gown for me that no one else would have. And that's exactly what she did. I told her my basic description, and from there we looked through swatches of fabric and lace. Maria went above and beyond to listen to what I specifically wanted and ordered samples of multiple pieces of lace until we found the one I wanted. We were completely in sync when it came to pairing the antique colored silk dress underneath the lace.
I went for multiple fittings and was so impressed with Maria's attention to detail and demand for an excellent product. Each time I went to a fitting, she adjusted what needed to be fixed and made the entire outfit even better than before. I especially liked that she created me a dress that has both an underneath silk dress and a separate lace part to go on top. This way, Maria created a silk dress that can be worn by itself or for other events. So, I definitely have gotten my money's worth, because I can wear it more than just one day.
Aside from her attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship, Maria offers an experience that is unmatched by any other seamstress or clothing store. Her personality and energy are uplifting and supportive and I feel so very fortunate to have been able to meet her. I will recommend her as an excellent professional at what she does, but cherish her as a close friend.
The Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses in Nashville.
When you walk in to this store, you are blown away by the gorgeous hand made wedding gowns all around you. Maria and her attention to detail, makes every bride feel like a star. She makes you feel so special and you immediately know that you will feel amazing in your dress on your wedding day.
Her sweet, caring personality and pride in her work really are the perfect combination for a bride. Also, the way she gets to know each client is divine. Knowing the personality of each client lets her make that perfect dress for each woman.
I love Maria and Romantic Creations. She not only is extremely professional, but she becomes one of your closest friends.
One of the best relationships in making my wedding perfect!. I knew when I met Maria at Romantic Creations that I had found the perfect person to create the dress for my wedding day. Maria was going to create the perfect dress because she was such a good listener, a terrific seamstress, creative, and was very accommodating to my wishes. Those early impressions proved true throughout the whole process and my experience could not have been better in any way. Maria takes great pride in her work and clearly loves what she does. She also is a delightful person to work with personally. I felt very beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Maria and her wonderful talent and loving care to my needs and wishes!
Perfect Dress - Perfect Price - Perfect Dressmaker!.
After searching online for weeks and visiting countless shops, I decided to have my wedding dress made. I visited several dressmakers and after meeting Maria, I knew my search was over.
I was a little concerned about the cost of a handmade tailored dress - one dressmaker wanted over $7000! Maria was quite reasonable - in fact when you factor in the cost of buying a dress, then having it tailored to fit - Maria was a bargain!
I showed her several pictures of dresses I'd found online and Maria listened patiently to my ideas, and concerns and questions. She examined the images and then sat down and sketched out my dream dress in a matter of minutes. Her knowledge of fabrics, tailoring, and a woman's body were incredible. She knew just how to pick the most flattering neckline, which fabrics would camoflauge trouble areas and which would enhance my assets.
Due to a medical situation and medications, my measurements were changing constantly and Maria was fabulous about the adjustments. She dealt with my detail oriented mother and my wedding jitters with patience and diplomacy.
At my penultimate meeting with Maria, I was a little concerned that the dress wouldn't fit properly, but when I went for my final visit to pick up the dress - it was PERFECT and so amazingly comfortable! It wasn't heavy even though there were layers and layers of material in the tiered skirt. It felt light and airy and made me look and feel like a princess. The fabrics were lush and extravagant - the beading was intricate and not overdone.
If I could think up an excuse to have another dress made, I would go back to Maria in an instant! Everyone LOVED my dress! It was truly stunning and Maria is a magnificent person. I highly recommend her!
Romantic Creations helped make my wedding extraordinary.
Maria made my wedding dress for my wedding in Costa Rica. She was incredibly thoughtful, creative, and professional, truly a priceless part of my wedding experience.
I initially came to Maria with a bunch of ideas about what I wanted in the style of my dress. She helped me sort through the chaos to find the heart of what I wanted, then designed an UNBELIEVABLE dress from scratch around that vision. I had the opportunity to come in for multiple fittings as the dress was built, with my input along the way so that there were no surprises.
Not only was the experience relaxing and fun, but the cost was very reasonable. She has a supply of great, high-quality fabrics, and will explain to you where to invest in really high quality and where you can get a similar effect for a more reasonable price.
The crushed silk dress she made me was perfect for my tropical wedding - the dress fit me absolutely perfectly and the fabric breathed in the humid client, leaving me comfortable to dance all night. Plus, the way the dress moved in the video and showed up in the wedding photos truly showed that it was designed just for me.
I give Romantic Creations a superior rating and have recommended her to a number of my friends in Nashville both for wedding dresses and bridesmaid outfits. Well worth a visit to her shop.
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