About Me 2018-02-24T11:43:06+00:00

Luxury Bridal Wear made in Britain since 1988

Hi, I’m Cynthia, wedding dress designer and founder of the Oui Madam Bridal boutique based in Cookham Berkshire.

My background and experience within the fashion industry surpasses 25 years and I am so greatful for having had a lifetime of opportunities to hone my skills and craft alongside influential designers at Mulberry, Ralph & Russo, Suzanne Neville, Jasper Conran, Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham, Emelia Wickstead, Matthew Williamson, Belville Sassoon, Biba, Bella Freud, and many more…

The Wedding Atelier Boutique

This season, I have taken another step towards my dream goal with the launch of the atelier boutique offering brides a space to design and create a unique wedding dress.  The boutique stocks around 40 different wedding dresses including seperates to help you create your own look, plus a range of ready-to-wear gowns from Donna Solado Couture.  As a independent business, we are free to design and create products that reflect our unique customers and not the mass market.  All our gowns are 100% made locally in our London studios from quality fabrics, underpinned by the Guild of Master Craftsman award, so that you can be assured of the integrity and quality of your purchase.  The #OMBride is dear and we want your journey to memorable and noteworthy from the moment you walk through the door until you leave with your prized purchased.

Designed just for you!

Celebrity Gowns

“During my time in the fashion industry, I have had the pleasure of working with high-end brands and making some truly breathtaking wedding dresses and gowns for high profile celebrities.  Here are a few of my favourite photos when working alongside the talented designer Roland Mouret .”

Press Portfolio 1999 – 2006

“I am so proud to be able to share with you a few of my most memorable press cuttings from the leading bridal magazines  of the ‘noughties’ like ‘You & Your Wedding, Brides Magazine, Tatler and Vogue.  Apologies that a few are a little worn and not as high res for modern websites but, nonetheless, it is lovely to look back at my work just to remind myself what brides were wearing only a few years ago…I hope you enjoy my little bit of history!”


Your Bridal Experience

Every bride is unique and deserves to have a once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience; which is why when you walk through the door, my aim is for you to feel at ease, relaxed and valued!  It doesn’t matter who or what I have achieved in the past, what matters most, is that you have taken the time to come and share your most treasured journey with me.  I personally attend to all fittings to ensure that everything is perfected and that you benefit from my years of experience as a design professional.  I value your time too and so no appointment will last more than 30 – 40 mins unless totally necessary”.