I threw so many ideas at Trudy and the girls. I wanted a standout dress. Something that had not been done before. I was definitely steered in the right direction when I was possibly getting to wild! I believe we created the most magical dress in the world. Then after nearly dying of food poisoning a week out from the wedding, thus having to forfeit one of my last dress fittings, Trudy travelled to me in Invercargill which was a huge mission so I would give Nemo a 10/10 .
Kelly White, Invercargill / Queenstown
Trudy was amazing in the first appointment. Very professional and she has so much knowledge, so I was very confident in having Nemo make my dress. Kristen then took over and did an incredible job! Throughout the whole process (including about four fittings), everything was perfect and beautifully done. I had a vision in my mind of the dress and the features I wanted and Kristen totally understood what I wanted and put it all together and made it beautiful! Could not have wished for any better!
Emma Watson, Queenstown
I think everyone should know how amazing Nemo is and have no doubt that they are in the very best hands when deciding to get their dress made by you. I only visited Nemo once, had a pregnancy in-between and we live on different islands, they managed to create the dress of my dreams from one single photograph. You truly are amazing!
Sammy Birtwistle, Papamoa
Thank you so much for all your help creating the dress of my dreams. You remodeled my vintage store find beautifully. Adding a custom headpiece was the best decision and it finished my whole bridal look perfectly. Liz you were amazing to work with and it was a pleasure working with you and the Nemo team.
Sarah Flanagan, Queenstown
A Huge HUGE thank you to Nemo for my absolute dream bespoke gown. I couldn’t of asked for more. It was perfect in everyway.
Victoria Nunns, Queenstown / Fiji
I was very nervous about getting such a big dress made and had a very specific idea in mind. The dress I got was better thank I imagined and they even made me a second skirt for the reception and my veil which were also both so perfect.
Sarah McDonald, Dunedin
Nemo created the perfect dress for me. I wanted something elegant and classic. They delivered above and beyond my expectations.
The made to measure process involves several fittings including toile fittings. The bespoke process allows you to see your wedding dress evolve. I loved every moment of this journey with Nemo. Thank you for your patience and hard work.
Viggi O’Donovan, Queenstown
We surprised out family on Christmas day with a wedding as it was short notice. Nemo’s hire range was the perfect place for me to choose a dress. It was beautiful and fitted me perfectly.
Lauren Parsons, Queenstown
Trudy and the team at Nemo did a wonderful job of restoring my 2nd cousin’s very special vintage dress from the 60’s. They reshaped the dress to fit me to perfection, remade the bodice to modernize the neckline and even took the gorgeous lace sleeves off and used fabric from what was once the matching veil to create a beautiful bolero jacket which accented the dress wonderfully. They were careful to keep the integrity of the dress, which was very important to me, and were very meticulous when re-stiching the delicate applique. I completely trusted them with this very special piece of my family history and look forward to passing this dress on to my daughter some day (if she’ll wear it!). I would highly recommend their services and can honestly say that I think re-making vintage dresses is their specialty! I was thrilled to have my dress in the capable hands just over the hill in Queenstown and not have to send it away.
Trudy and Liz mad sure I got exactly what I wanted. They chased down the particular color I wanted and fitted the dress perfectly. I looked the best version on myself on the big day! Thank you very much!
Many years ago I bought a dress that I fell in love with and always dreamed of wearing at my wedding, unfortunately that dress never survived long enough to see my wedding day but thanks to the wonderful seamstresses at Nemo I was able to wear a far more beautiful version of it. The ladies at Nemo listened to my dream and offered a fantastic advice that made my dress the perfect wedding dress and thanks to them I felt like a Princess on my wedding day.
Sarah Roderick, Auckland
Trudy and the rest of the team at Nemo were amazing. They made it possible for me to have the wedding dress I had always dreamed of. They worked with my ideas and really understood what style I was after. The service they provide is fantastic and the team are so friendly; they really know how to make you feel special. I love my dress!
Jade Bedingfeild, Queenstown
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for my amazing dress! I loved it & it fitted like a glove. So many people commented on how lovely it was. I have attached a couple of pictures for you. Let me know if you want me to send some copies for your book. Thanks again, mum & I really enjoyed the process & working with you – you are so talented.
Rachel Reid, Wanaka
I arrived in Queenstown tired and stressed out after fruitlessly searching Wellington for a dress six weeks before my wedding, nothing was right. My friend convinced me to meet Trudy at Nemo. It was Sunday but she arrived and opened the shop. Within an hour we had a basic idea nutted out and measurements taken. Over the next six weeks Elizabeth constructed my outfit. She listened to my ideas and concerns and offered constructive advice. I only wish I had gone to the team at Nemo first! Thanks Ladies!
Rebecca Banks, Alexandra
Nemo came highly recommended to me by a friend, and I wasn’t disappointed. From our first meeting I felt assured that the girls shared my vision for my special wedding dress – an Oscar de la Renta design. Their approach was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They really listened to my requirements and nothing was ever a problem. I even managed to find my earrings from their gorgeous selection of wedding jewellery. I received so many compliments on my dress, it fitted me perfectly, accentuated my body shape (thanks to the custom-made corset) and was very comfortable to wear. I tell every bride-to-be I know about Nemo – they are brilliant. Thanks for making my dream dress!
Marcie Reidy, Queenstown
Nemo interpreted my very vague brief well, they designed my wedding dress and gave me creative input, the result was perfect
Natalie Cranfield, Queenstown
Thank you to the clever team at Nemo. I came to you all at the last minute and you all calmly sorted my bridesmaid, two year old flower girl and several wedding outfits, as well as my wonderful wedding dress. It was all to perfection. I felt so well cared for. You totally got the look and feel of our special weekend. Your care and attention to all the details added a special touch to my once in a lifetime wedding day. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Sheena Haywood, Queenstown
The team at Nemo are superlative – my wedding dreams were made a reality thanks to them. Nemo wardrobe ensured everything was immaculate and perfect – from my dress which was purchased overseas needing major alterations (Nemo being the only person in NZ who I could find to do them), to fitting my bridesmaids which was a major task when they lived around the world and was done three days before my wedding, to my angelic flower girl dresses and finally dressing us on the day; which thanks to the team at Nemo was so easy and without dramas! Nemo’s complete wedding service was a godsend and was the one area of my wedding that caused no stress, tears or tantrums!
Charlotte Smulders, Christchurch
Nemo wardrobe created my vision. No pictures, no references just a coffee and a chat and we were on track. The process was seamless, they sourced everything I needed and I had the wedding dress of my dreams. Thank you Nemo, Great job, Great fun, Great Team.
Holly Hargraves, Arrowtown