Testimonials

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.
Kristi, Wanaka

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!
Anne Schneeberger

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