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Hi Clara,

I never got to thank you for the awesome alterations you did to my Vera Wang. No one could tell that you turned it from a V-neck into a sweetheart neckline. So stunning you made my day :)



                                                                                             Tiffany Munro

Dear Clara,

Thank you so much for everything you RULE!!!

                                                                                         Peace & Love, 

                                                                                         Bif Naked


Thank you so much for the most beautiful wedding dress I could imagine! I so enjoyed the process of working with you and watching you creating every pleat & fold. You are amazing!! I've recommended you to many people & I will keep on doing so!


Hi Clara!

Sean and I just received our wedding photos and thought we would share a couple with you!! I really thank you soo much for altering my dress on such short notice the day was perfect!!  We have a ton more but thought I would send some your way. :) Let me know if you would like to see some more.
                                                                                        Thanks again,
                                                                                        Stephanie O'Connor

Hi Clara,

Here's a picture from our big night. The dress was fabulous!


                                                                                           Lori Stromberg

Hi Clara & Team,

Thank you so much for all your work on getting my dress ready for the big day.  Despite some last minute changes you guys were simply amazing and I absolutely love my dress as did my husband!

You guys are the best at what you do!!!

                                                          Many Thanks,

                                                          Sara Smillie (Yates) :)



I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for your amazing talent as a seamstress!  My wedding dress was beautiful when I bought it but with the adjustments here and there and your expert suggestions, it was absolutely perfect on our wedding day.  It fit like a dream and Jordan loved every inch of it.


Thank you so well for all of your work on the girls' bridesmaids dresses - they were perfect after you got your hands on them and really tied the whole theme together.  your hand work & dedication were amazing.

I am so glad that Auntie hil recommended you!


                                               Laura & Jordan Danders

Dear Clara and Carrie,

This is so belated but I have just starting sending out Thank You notes to everyone and did not want to forget the people who were able to make my dream wedding dress come true. 

I cannot thank you enough for the warmth you have shown me from the first time I stepped in and treated me like a special guest. I have visited other stores but none could parallel the friendliness and expertise you have given me while I was choosing my dress. Not only you were carrying the specific designer I was looking for, but you happened to carry the exact one I wanted to try on!!! It was meant to be  Your suggestions for my dress fitting showed me that you were a true professional in your field and the alterations you have done for my maid of honour's dress and my sister in law's dress turned out perfectly! 

Looking back at my pictures, I can't imagine wearing another dress because I absolutely loved it (and so did everyone else!!) Hope you enjoy the pictures, the weather in Kona turned out beautiful that day. 

MaryJane & I hope you are doing much better, and can't wait for the opportunity to come in again soon. 

                                                        With Love,
                                                        Donna Mo (Seok)

Hi Carrie, 


I hope you are loving the best summer ever. I just wanted to take this moment to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making my dream come true. My dress was the most beautiful dress I could ever ask and it looks amazing. You guys were so kind and the alterations were made the way I always dream and very professional.  From the bottom of my heart thank you, I wish I could repeat the experience again and wear my dress again. I am still sooo I. Love with it!!! . 


                               With so much gratitude and love,

                               Grace Zurbaran (Hamilton now) 

Hi Carrie,


Thank you again for everything.  You made my dress shopping experience seamless.  All of your help before, and after, is much appreciated. 


Thanks again for everything!



photos by Jordana Dickson Photography


Clara Couture Bridal:


The alterations you did on Heather's Lazaro dress were stunning. Thank you for your perfect work! It was a pleasure to photograph. 


                                                 Jamie Delaine photography

Hi Carrie,

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my wedding - time flew by so quickly.

So many people complimented the wedding dress - it was truly perfect for me and I'm so glad to have splurged on it. I couldn't be happier with how the dress turned up in the photos - the folds and the rhinestones were so dreamy!

Thank you again for all the help - and for picking out the dress for me!


Hi Carrie 


I wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work and helping me complete my wedding day outfit. The dress received so many compliments and it was simply stunning. 


The day was everything we could have asked for and more! Thank you for being a part of it! 


I have attached a couple of wedding photos as well! 


                                                                Thank you, 



Thank you to Carrie and the whole Clara Couture team for a wonderful experience. You took good care of me from the first appointment to the last. You helped me find a dress I loved on short notice and listened to all of my needs promptly and with genuine care and attention. The alterations were complex and you executed them all very well. We had a wonderful wedding day and I got so many compliments on the dress. 


                                                                 Thank you, 



Hi Carrie. 


Hope you're well and business is good! I wanted to send you a few photos from our wedding. The dress was so incredibly beautiful and I couldn't have been happier with it.


                                                               Thank you,




Clara Couture was one of the first places I went to when I went wedding dress shopping. From the moment I met Carrie, I was instantly at ease and felt no pressure whatsoever, unlike a lot of other bridal boutiques (I went to 5 different places in the Lower Mainland).


Considering I went back to Clara’s 3 times before I made my final decision and Carrie did not put any pressure on me, I was very pleasantly surprised! You could also take pictures while trying on the dress and she doesn’t hide the name or designer of the dress like a lot of other boutiques in New West do.


After going back and forth between a few dresses, I decided on a Pronovias dress at Clara’s. Clara’s selection of dresses are all so beautiful and this is due to the fact that Carrie attends the Pronovias wedding show in Barcelona each year to pick the newest dresses for her store each year. The store has a selection of Pronovias, San Patrick, Paloma Blanca – which is not available at a lot of other boutiques in town. The difference between Clara Couture and going to a larger store is that you feel like Carrie actually cares about each of her clients on a personal level and this really shows through in her customer service.


From the wedding gown selection process to the alterations I was extremely happy with Carrie’s excellent service and her care with my dress. I went in twice for alterations and she was meticulous in making sure everything looked perfect! She took the time to go over how to tie my bustle with my MOH a couple of times before she got it right. On my wedding day, I got so many compliments on the dress and how unique it was. It definitely matched the theme of my wedding and I'm so happy I picked that dress!


I would recommend anyone getting married to go to Clara’s for the selection as well as the high level of service throughout!


Thanks Carrie!!


Hi Carrie.


I wanted to thank you again for all the amazing work you did in helping to alter my dress and create that fabulous veil. Everything worked out so perfectly and the dress fit so well I wore it all day long and had no issues with slippage or any discomfort whatsoever. Even wore it all the way back from the ranch to Kamloops in a Limo for over an hour!


I have attached just a couple photos to show you what we were looking for and the vision you helped to create - soft. There was a breeze where we went for photos and it was like being in a cloud

Some people asked if I had someone fluffing the veil/picking it up and letting it fall. But that was not required at all!


Thank you again Carrie,

Trish Campbell

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