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After 3 months of painful searching, time pressure and stress a friend recommended me to call Yan at Soma designs as she also had a dress made with him.


I booked in to see him and realised why I couldn’t find a dress, I was looking at all the wrong places! I needed a dress not off the rack but a well made/designed wedding dress where I could control each aspect from lace placement, material to fit. The best part was fabric shopping. He also gave me options for matte or shimmery veils. Yan took me to pick out my preferred lace and felt the different types of silk fabrics. He explained the pro’s and con’s clearly. I got married overseas and the hot weather was my number one concern. He made sure no synthetic materials were used, this was a huge relief. His prices are absolutely more than fair what what you get. I ordered a custom made- detailed wedding dress with silk and lace for $5,500 – I found this was the average price for off the rack synthetic dresses from mass produced labels. This might be perfect for some but was not right for me. For the same price, why wouldn’t you want to build your dream dress to fit? No to mention the round the clock service and personalised appointments. Thank you Yan for making the process seamless!


Shelley B Diamond Emporium Sydney

Where do I begin? Jonny and I had the most beautiful wedding and fantastic day. All my dreams came true not only with my amazing wedding dress but my bridesmaids looked elegant and my mother stunning.  


This was not the first time I have dealt with Yan at Soma Designs, he also designed my sister’s wedding dress, my bridesmaid dress and my mother’s outfit. So when I became engaged I didn’t even contemplate contacting anyone else. Yan is a master of his craft, is contemporary, a pleasure to deal with and extremely calm. From the minute he draped my fabric over me (which Yan accompanied me to purchase) I knew my theme was decided. Yan helped me to conceptualise a dress that would suit my shape, compliment my husband’s suit and above all make me feel elegant on my special day. Yan also designed my bridesmaids dresses and my mother’s outfit. He delivered on time, kept the bridal party happy and kept all appointments. If you are looking for a down to earth designer, who reminds you throughout the process that you are the bride and wants you to be happy, knows how to design a dress that is bespoke to you and envelops your special day and above all is ultra professional (and fun to work with!) you would be silly not to contact Yan. I can’t recommend Yan enough – thank you Yan!

Marissa D Kiss FM

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