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
Flower Girl Dresses
Hats / Fascinators
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
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.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Linda & Bex
Married in June 2012
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 complementary tailcoat for my bride-to-be ...
Married in April 2015
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 week which I was bridesmaid ag. Fant...
Married in August 2016
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. The entire journey from idea, des...
Married in November 2017
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 a dream into reality it is Mette....
Hannah Buckle McWalter
Married in December 2016
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 stunning wedding dress!!! I took t...
Clarissa and Paul
Married in August 2016
A wonderful experience from concept to completion of wedding dress. Friendly and enthusiastic team. My ideas were embraced and enhanced with attention to detail to create...
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Press & Awards
Press & Awards (3)
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Luxury Scottish Weddings
Industry Awards (1)
Vows award shortlisting the last 9 years and winning it 5 times
What is your most memorable wedding?
This was a lovely wedding to offer the dress to a competion winner on a Scottish Wedding blog http://www.wefellinlove.co.uk/blog/2013/12/11/scottish-fairytale-wedding-competition-update-3/
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 No. 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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