Bespoke Wedding Dresses London | Custom Bridal Wear 2023-05-07T21:39:46+00:00


I love working with brides who value & cherish themselves and chose a Bespoke Couture Wedding Dress as a treasure of their uniqueness. 

I offer a memorable creative experience,  from nurturing my clients ideas to sketching, designing and making a beautiful bespoke bridal gown to epitomise that dream.  And to be able to observe the joy and delight in the eyes of my bride, is  reward enough and confirmation that our vision was accomplished.”


Thank you for visiting my website, the home of handcrafted wedding dresses, bespoke wedding dresses London, and couture bridal gowns. I am Cynthia, the founder of Cynthia Grafton-Holt Couture, where I create exquisitely handcrafted couture custom-made bridal gowns.

From my charming ‘girl cave’ studio in North London, I am free to dream up magical solutions to your problems all day long.

With over 35 years of experience working with leading designers, I am one of the few highly skilled London Wedding Dress Designers capable of achieving impeccable fitted gowns with appropriate balance and style for the individual. My clients seek me out and are my biggest fans, so if you are a little nervous about the process, please rest assured that you are in good hands.

In short, my work speaks for itself, and I can’t wait to create a couture bridal gown that is uniquely yours.


With over 35 years of experience in couture bridal tailoring, I help brides create a memorable once-in-a lifetime dream wedding dress, in a way that brings  them joy, satisfaction and a strong sense of achievement.  People often ask me why I love what I do?  The answer is simply. I help women to feel confident and beautiful on the most important day of their lives.

A refined bespoke corseted dress that is masterfully  cut and imppeccably finished is life changing and inspiring for a bride – knowing that she can have any dress style that she desires without limitations and rules.

My drive and passion for quality and creativity is the driving force behind my work and I love working with brides who share my ethos of respect and integrity.  Brides who are curious and responsible consumers of fashion, choosing to create lasting memories of their journey whilst appreciating lifelong accumulated skill and experience required to achieve exclusivity in design.


… value their uniqueness and who aren’t in search of a typical wedding dress.  Brides who recognise and trust my devotion and integrity to the art of bridal tailoring to deliver elegant and timeless meticulously handcrafted bridal gowns every time.




If you are a modern bride in search of a timeless yet affordable, statement couture bridal gown – then a visit to Cynthia Grafton-Holt Couture is an absolute must – and I truly cannot wait to meet you.

If, you are not quite ready to make the plunge just yet – that’s fine too.  Feel free to look around my ‘girl cave’ until you feel ready – there is so much more to see and learn about the journey of a Bespoke Bridal Gown From sketch to finished gown?   When you are ready, I’ll be right here waiting and ready to work closely with you every step of the way creating your magical and exclusively designed bespoke gown


“Cynthia is a genius and incredibly good fun to work with, which was a huge bonus for me. I’m not easy to please and had some very specific ideas which I couldn’t necessarily communicate that well. Cynthia was patient, knew the questions to ask, invested a huge amount of time and created the bridal gown of my dreams. I would recommend her to every bride! What a gem to find…. She has worked with all the top design houses and it shows. One hugely talented lady”.

Jules | Taplow

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