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Freja Designer Dressmaker

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We are a Multi-Award winning Wedding Dress Design Studio, we specialise in Wedding. We design and make Wedding Dresses and Mother of the bride outfits, bridesmaids dresses and accessories.
Products and Services
Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Bridesmaid Dresses
Dress Designer
Dry Cleaning
Flower Girl Dresses
Hats / Fascinators
Last-minute Orders
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Wedding Dresses
Pricing & Costs

Two happy girls!
My partner and I had our Civil Partnership back in 2012 and Mette designed both of our outfits: a just-below-the-knee dress and compleme... 
By Linda & Bex on 13th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in June 2012

Dress fix
Despite being super busy, Mette fitted me in at short notice and altered a dress for me in time for my friends wedding the following wee... 
By Annwen on 13th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in April 2015

Just THE most talented and wonderful wedding dress designer!
Freja is the only choice for a beautiful, customised, one of kind wedding dress. Mette and her team are incredibly talented and patient.... 
By Fiona G on 12th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2016

Quirky fabulousness at its finest
I was never going to be a traditional bride. I wanted an outfit that matched my personality. If ever there was a designer who could turn... 
By Gillian McLaughlin on 12th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in November 2017

A stunning, dream dress crafted from a mere photo.
I saw a dress in a History of Design collection in the museum in Aberdeen, and jokingly said to be very new partner, wouldn't that be a ... 
By Hannah Buckle McWalter on 12th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in December 2015

Steely Pink
A wonderful experience from concept to completion of wedding dress. Friendly and enthusiastic team. My ideas were embraced and enhanced ... 
By Clarissa and Paul on 12th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2016

Full Description
  • Mette Baillie is an award winning Danish designer dressmaker who fell in love with Edinburgh at first sight. She launched Freja Designer Dressmaking in 1998 as a stylish and ethical alternative to the mass-produced bridal wear, evening dresses and women’s suiting available on the high street. An adventurer at heart, Mette enjoys the freedom of the countryside and being at sea. Nature’s colours and textures are evident in much of her work and she takes inspiration from the design traditions of her Scandinavian heritage. Mette has always loved fashion and designed her first dresses as a child before achieving her dream to study haute couture in Odense, Denmark. She also worked in a Copenhagen fashion house before moving to Edinburgh with her Scottish husband and in Edinburgh, Freja Designer Dressmaking was born. With the help of Kasia, Victorija and Helena, Mette has built a reputation for beautiful designs and attentive service. The Freja team work closely with each client to create pieces that showcase the wearer’s personality and Mette promises meticulous attention to detail. Each piece is first made in a cotton toile, before being fitted to find the perfect length, line, cut and placement for details like pockets and fastenings. In 2012 and 2009, 2014 and 2015, Mette was crowned Bridal Dress Designer - Retailer of the year at the prestigious VOWS, the Scottish wedding industry service awards. Nominated for the award by her customers for eight consecutive years, Mette and her team are proud of the close relationship they build with all of their customers as they involve them in the design process. Outside her studio, Mette’s free spirit takes her scuba diving, travelling, and riding fast bikes.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Mette Baillie
    We would be delighted to hear from you, and we will help you to achieve your dream wedding outfit. One that makes you feel like the best version of you, you can be.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (3)
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Luxury Scottish Weddings
Industry Awards (1)
Vows award shortlisting the last 9 years and winning it 5 times
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • 75-79 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 6RD, Scotland
    • Nearest Town
    • Edinburgh
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Waverley
    • Travel Notes
    • we are conveniently placed in the city center of Edinburgh's New Town, only a short walk from George Street
    • Nearest Airport
    • Edinburgh
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What is your most memorable wedding?
This was a lovely wedding to offer the dress to a competion winner on a Scottish Wedding blog
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
individual, simple, sophisticated, clean, expensive
What about your business are you most proud of?
our customer relationships, which makes it possible to deliver very personal designs suited to the bride and her wedding
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
go for what you want. not what people tell you you need
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
a bride was sadly missing both sets of her grand parents on her wedding day, we stitched in little hearts inside the brides wedding dress, made from fabric of clothes they had worn.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
we first meet and discuss ideas, they i draw up designs and price them out. Bride to be confirms, and we get started by making a muck-up of the dress style she wants, when that is good, we go ahead and make the real one, and then the finished dress.
What do you love most about your job?
To get to know so many gorgeous brides and mums and make something so special and personal to them, they will never forget it.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
i dont have a favorite style, my favorite depends on the bride and her shape and her setting for the wedding
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
As a standard we always stitch a blue ribbon in all our dresses
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
Marilyn Munroe wedding

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