Danica Topham

Danica Topham

I have had the pleasure of being treated to a few Violet Flamingo pieces by my partner.  All of which are beautiful and some of my favourite things to wear especially on a night out! After having a baby and not feeling 100% me, he gave me an amazing present by letting me design my own dress with Lindsey. I found a few pictures of what I liked online and after a couple of chats saying what I wanted to hide and show off with my body a design and material had been decided on ready to start the process. I personally have a poor imagination so when the dress was ready to take home I was so excited to try it on and see the finished product.

My dress fit perfectly and made me feel like a princess. It couldn't have turned out any better. Nothing was too much trouble and Lindsey's hard work definitely paid off! It turned out the dress was very similar to what my partner had in mind for me too so we are both very happy with the reslult.

I would recommend Violet Flamingo to anybody looking for something to make them feel special or a bit different!

 My friend recommended Lindsey to me in an offhand comment - “you should get Lindsey to make it.” I was sceptical to be honest because it was my wedding dress and I wanted what I wanted!  I made an appointment and took a Pinterest board on my phone to show her along with an old image I tore from a magazine years ago. It was like we were best friends – she knew exactly what I wanted! She even had a new in fabric that was better than I could have imagined – glitter polka dot! And that was that!  Lindsey always made the time to meet with me. She saved my bridesmaid’s dresses – they were the last left in the country and both too small for my girls but she made them perfect. She made me a beautiful bargain veil that looks amazing in the photographs and she was passionate about all aspects of the wedding especially my shoe choice.  I felt brilliant in my dress, everyone loved it and I love the fact that no one else will EVER have the same dress. I danced so much in it during and after the wedding that I rubbed the glitter off! I also bought a hot red dress from the ready-to-wear collection which I wore on my honeymoons in Paris and Cuba. Lindsey is worth every penny and I look forward to buying more Violet Flamingo in the future.

My friend recommended Lindsey to me in an offhand comment - “you should get Lindsey to make it.” I was sceptical to be honest because it was my wedding dress and I wanted what I wanted!

I made an appointment and took a Pinterest board on my phone to show her along with an old image I tore from a magazine years ago. It was like we were best friends – she knew exactly what I wanted! She even had a new in fabric that was better than I could have imagined – glitter polka dot! And that was that!

Lindsey always made the time to meet with me. She saved my bridesmaid’s dresses – they were the last left in the country and both too small for my girls but she made them perfect. She made me a beautiful bargain veil that looks amazing in the photographs and she was passionate about all aspects of the wedding especially my shoe choice.

I felt brilliant in my dress, everyone loved it and I love the fact that no one else will EVER have the same dress. I danced so much in it during and after the wedding that I rubbed the glitter off! I also bought a hot red dress from the ready-to-wear collection which I wore on my honeymoons in Paris and Cuba. Lindsey is worth every penny and I look forward to buying more Violet Flamingo in the future.

Caitlin Berry

Caitlin Berry

Many thanks to Lindsey for my prom dress, it only took a few visits and she designed me my dress exactly how I wanted.

Sarai Rebekah Lyne

Sarai Rebekah Lyne

I knew I'd made the right decision from the moment I stepped into Lindsey's studio. She was so welcoming and really listened to the ideas I had about my perfect wedding dress. Luckily she is also extremely creative, and made suggestions that I wouldn't have ever thought of on my own.

As a curvy woman who wanted a dress that was bordering on traditional with a modern twist, I felt that I would never be able to find anything in a bridal shop as special as the dress Lindsey was able to create for me. She made me feel stunning every step of the way and I'd always come out of the studio having bought something else new from her ready to wear range!

Then it came to the final fitting and when I was being laced into my gown the anticipation to see it was unreal. I was finally allowed to look in the mirror and burst into tears of happiness. These were followed by the tears of my groom when he saw me walk down the aisle, and whispered in my ear "You look so beautiful." I couldn't have wished for a more perfect dress, or a more perfect day. I received so many comments such as "only YOU could get away with that dress", "your dress is so YOU", "I gasped when I saw it", and it's all down to Lindsey and her passion for what she does. I honestly cannot thank her enough and will be recommending her to everybody!

Anna Gammond

Anna Gammond

I came to Violet Flamingo with only 6 weeks until my sister’s wedding and no Matron of Honour dress in sight. I hadtried on countless dresses that made me look frumpy, that were too old, or just not a great fit for my shape.

On first meeting Lindsey I felt instantly at ease and knew that I would get a dress suited me, that complemented the theme of my sister’s wedding (Old Hollywood Glamour) and within the timeframe required.

Lindsey listened to what I wanted and created a masterpiece. The dress from the initial sketch to the finished item was just fabulous. It looked amazing, it suited me and it was easy to wear. I never wanted to take the dress off.

Lindsey is super talented, professional and very easy to work with. Her attention to detail is second to none. She took all my thoughts and worries and made something even better than I could have imagined. I would definitely recommend Lindsey and Violet Flamingo to anyone. Thank you so much for my beautiful dress.

Emma Underwood

Emma Underwood

Like every girl, I always had a vision of what my wedding dress would look like. I also knew I would never find it in a shop. Luckily for me, I'd known and been friends with Lindsey for a long time and so the day after my husband popped the big question she got the text! "R u ready to make the dress?" thankfully the answer was 'yes'.

Her service and commitment to delivering me what I had dreamed of was amazing and she knew how to balance my expectations of what I wanted with what would actually work whilst still giving me "THE DRESS".

Many people were sceptical that a red wedding dress that was more like an oscar dress would work but the day I knew that we had truly pulled it off was the first time my mum saw it complete and she had the look! It can't be described but every bride knows it - because it's the same one your father will give you the first time he sees you in your dress and the same way your husband to be looks at you as walk down the aisle.

I will forever be indebted to Lindsey for making a key part of my special day come true. If you have a vision of a dream dress that you will treasure forever as it will be yours and yours alone I would highly recommend investing in a bespoke piece by Lindsey. She will put her heart and soul into delivering you the one.

 

Hannah Prince

Hannah Prince

When I first met with Lindsey I knew I wanted a dress that was quite traditional, but one that reflected my personality and that didn't look like everybody else's! Practically, I also needed one that was going to be cool and easy to wear and that would cope with being packed into a suitcase. On top of this, I really wasn't sure what I wanted my dress to look like!! So, all in all, I wasn't the easiest of customers!

From the outset Lindsey was absolutely brilliant, her passion and expertise stood out in the advice and suggestions she made. From the information I gave her Lindsey sat with me and drew a range of designs from which I was able to choose aspects of each that I liked. Lindsey also helped me to choose the material that would best suit my needs. At every stage I felt involved but not overwhelmed. When it came to the fitting there was an aspect of the dress that I had changed my mind about. Lindsey helped me to work out what I was unsure about and then change the design for me. I never felt rushed or under pressure and I always felt that Lindsey was determined to make the dress that was perfect for me. And she did!

I would highly recommend Lindsey and will definitely be finding an excuse to return for another dress in the future!

Ella Smith

Ella Smith

I spent months looking for my prom dress, but as soon as I first met Lindsey I knew she had to make it for me! I already had an idea of what I wanted, so we looked through some embellishments and fabrics until we came up with the final design for my dress.

Each time I visited Lindsey for a fitting, I got more and more excited to see my dress.. And in the end my dress was perfect! I felt so special wearing my violet flamingo creation and received so many compliments on it. I didn't want to take it off!

My whole experience with Lindsey was fabulous, and I would love to own another bespoke violet flamingo dress one day!

 

Lizzie West

Lizzie West

I had a custom Violet Flamingo dress made for a wedding. I had a photo that I wanted to use for inspiration - there was such attention to detail on the journey from the photo to the final product. The dress was incredibly well made. I love it!

Natalie Bretherton

Natalie Bretherton

I have had both bespoke and ready to wear pieces from Lindsey and I honestly can't recommend her enough. She is down to earth and a pleasure to work with and really is committed to working with you to create something absolutely stunning, whether it be an everyday piece or a real showstopper!

Being pear-shaped, I find it difficult to find pieces on the high street that flatter my shape but I have yet yo find a Violet Flamingo dress that hasn't made me feel fantastic.

Lindsey involves you in every aspect of the design with a real open mind to any challenge you can throw at her and never fails to surprise me with how truly talented she is. Can't wait for my next piece!

Steph Wood

Steph Wood

It all started with a pair of shoes and several failed shopping attempts.

There I was with an amazing pair of coral and black shoes and nothing else to wear with them, and a fast approaching wedding to attend. Everything I tried on in the shops just didn’t fit right and felt uncomfortable.

Shoes in hand I met Lindsey for a consultation and to take my measurements. We sat together whilst Lindsey sketched away and brought a dress to life on paper. This looked like nothing I could find in the shops. I was excited.

The dress fit perfectly and was very flattering to my shape, I was a little conscious as I had put on a little weight but this dress took away my insecurities. The sweet heart neck line and the high waisted black pencil skirt not only gave me a great shape it also matched my shoes perfectly! The compliments came by the bucket load and I felt a million dollars!

Professional service and outstanding quality! I have started to gather quite the Violet Flamingo collection with the ready to wear line to. I highly and regularly recommend Lindsey to everyone I know.

 

Danielle Troy

Danielle Troy

I had struggled going and looking in so many bridal shops for the perfect dress for my wedding. I'm not very traditional and I wanted something more unique that reflected my personality. I had seen some of Lindsey's work before and the quality is stunning so I knew Violet Flamingo was the only way to go. The intricate detail, thought and careful planning that went into my dress was amazing, from the custom made ivory iridescent heart-shaped buttons to the 12 meters of purple tulle lining the underskirt. I have never felt so beautiful in any dress I than I did on my wedding day. The dress fitted me perfectly and most importantly I was comfortable in it.

I urge every bride to go to Violet Flamingo. The care, time and love that goes into your dress really shows on your big day.

 

Nelly Hodgkinson

Nelly Hodgkinson

You made it very special by your very talent, expertise, not being afraid of trying new things and your patience and goal to get it PERFECT - because you are a perfectionist. I was lucky to wear my beautiful outfit twice for my special day : in England and in France .

Comments for our friend and family guests were: "Your outfit looks very much like 'Chanel'" and "It looks perfect and beautiful".

 

Lisa Deg

Lisa Deg

I started following Violet Flamingo on Facebook after a friends' recommendation and loved what I saw. There was one dress in particular that really caught my eye and so when it came to getting married and wanting a wedding dress I knew where to go!

I met Lindsey and told her which dress I had been looking at and we went through what I wanted. She understood exactly what I was looking for and had the perfect colour for me. We only had a couple of fittings as each one went smoothly with no issues! The dress fit perfectly and was just what I had imagined. Lindsey also made the dress with detachable bow & sleeves so that I could change the appearance and wear it as often as I liked rather that it just the once. I have worn it three times since I got married, I love it!

I would recommend Violet Flamingo to anyone, especially if you want something personal and unique.

Becky Griffiths

Becky Griffiths

You only get married once, so you have to get it right. With Lindsey, you know you are getting it right. 

The first thing anyone asked me when I was planning the wedding was "do you have your dress?" and my answer was always "yes and it is going to be amazing". I was so excited to be able to tell people that I was in the process of working with Lindsey, putting together a bespoke dress truly unique to me.

From the very first appointment Lindsey made me feel welcome. More like old friends than strangers meeting to discuss business. 

I went in with an idea of what I wanted and mentioned some ideas that I never thought would be possible but I was always met with "Yeah sure why not. Go for it."

 

I moved house twice (further and further down south) in the process but Lindsey was always so flexible and accommodating with my fittings and posting me samples and assuring me that it wasn't a problem that I wasn't always available to pop in to the studio. Just one of the many amazing aspects of her care and attention to clients. 

When the day came to pick up the dress I didn't want to take it off. I was blown away and I immediately wanted to tell my future husband all about it but managed to not let slip the little personal touches that were unique to us (Lindsey set my original engagement ring into a button on the dress and made matching ones. A detail that moved my husband to tears on the day). 

Then the wedding rolled around and I couldn't wait to put the dress on and feel like a fairy. The fit was absolutely perfect. You often see brides squeezing into dresses and looking uncomfortable on their big day but I was honestly the most comfortable I have ever been. The dress fit perfectly and I could not stop spinning around. The only sad part was taking it off at the end of the day. I wanted to sleep in it. I wanted to wear it to the airport the next day and keep it on. But alas, just like Cinderella, I had to take it off. 

Thank you so much Lindsey. You are wonderful and Violet Flamingo helped make my special day perfect.

Janine Povey

Janine Povey

I went to see Lindsey a few weeks before Christmas to discuss dress number 12, my wedding dress. Getting married abroad in warmer weather meant the dress would have to be lightweight and withstand creasing in my luggage. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but after a nice chat and a cup, and a good rummage through countless samples and fabrics, we both had an idea where we were going. I received some sketches and swatches by post to choose from, and the rest I left in Lindsey's safe hands. She knows my likes and dislikes so my dress, as important as it was, gave me no cause for concern.

I went with a friend to see the completed dress in January and it certainly didn't disappoint! The dress was waiting on a mannequin when I walked in, looking exactly as I had imagined it. It was a perfect fit and the veil completed the look I was after beautifully. My husband to be had no idea what my dress would be like, other than I'd told him not to expect anything traditional, but his face on the day was a picture.

One of the best things about my dress is that I'll be able to wear it again. I asked Lindsey to make a detachable bow, so when I want to wear it again the bow can be removed leaving me with a stunning party dress! As always I was delighted and genuinely can't rate Violet Flamingo highly enough.

 

Angela Howells

Angela Howells

I am so thankful I found Lindsey. From the moment we met I felt confident that she was the woman to make the dream dress for my Wedding day and she didn't let me down... it was perfect! Everyone commented on how beautiful it was.

I felt so awesome in my dress and the really special thing is knowing that it's one of a kind, made especially for me. Lindsey is an accomplished dressmaker - I would highly recommend her and definitely use her services again.

 

Ewa Baberska-Allen

Ewa Baberska-Allen

On the first day I met Lindsey from Violet Flamingo I said she would make my wedding dress. And she made the most fabulous dress that made my wedding day even more amazing - never had so many compliments on my outfit!!

We designed it together and she listened to every idea I had and made it happen. As it's so well made and every piece comes separate I can make the most of it and wear it differently for many more occasions! To me Lindsey is an obvious choice to go to for any fabulous dress! I cant recommend her enough!

Hannah Abbott

Hannah Abbott

When choosing a wedding dress, I went to one shop before contacting Lindsay. Being told what I should want and what most people have wasn't my idea of shopping for the most important dress of my life.

Lindsay listened, she knew what would suit me and what would look good. She measured (and re-measured!!) and when my dress was ready, it was instantly perfect. I felt tearful seeing it for the first time, as it was exactly as I'd imagined. Once I saw my reflection, it was even better than I'd imagined! I didn't want to take it off and then I was looking forward to the big day even more, because it was the dress of my dreams.

Putting on my dress on my wedding day was an amazing feeling- knowing I/hadn't had to compromise on a single detail made it even better! Lindsay also made my husband's tie to coordinate with my blue buttons, and my headband. Again she listened to what I wanted and got
it exactly right.

Thank you Lindsay so much, I wish I could wear my dress every day because I felt wonderful! Everyone loved it and commented that it was so 'me'! I definitely recommend anyone to have their own 'Violet Flamingo' garment- I own a few now but my dress definitely wins hands down!

Rae Butterworth

Rae Butterworth

From my first appointment at Violet Flamingo until my dress was completed, I was astounded by the professional service provided by Lindsey. The outcome of our initial consultation was that something quite special was to be created. From my input, Lindsey guided, designed and produced the most wonderful piece.

Her perfectionism and attention to detail were impeccable and I was filled with excited anticipation with each fitting as our ideas became reality. My dress was perfect and far exceeded what I had imagined. Each time I wear it I feel as spectacular as I did the very first time. I have since and will definitely again be wearing another Violet Flamingo creation. I cannot recommend Lindsay highly enough.