Initial Consultation

 Elly Sofocli begins with an Initial 30 minute Virtual Consultation, for you to gain a clear understanding of the design and construction process over a duration of 12 months.  

This step is crucial for understanding your unique needs, timeline, and to establish a design direction. The foundation of each creation is rooted in your personal style and aspirations, along with Elly’s artistic interpretation.

Second Connection

 Upon establishing a clear concept from our initial engagement, Elly and her team will work through the design phase.

In this Second Connection, you’ll be measured, And witness your bridal vision come to life as Elly presents sketches, fabric swatches, and design considerations, all derived from insights shared between consultations. For interstate and international brides, design and development can be conducted virtually.

The Fitting phase is where your gown takes shape, with timelines and fittings tailored to the design intricacy and the garment's complexity.

Using our modernised interpretation of the esteemed traditions of bridal couture, our talented studio, boasting master pattern-makers handcrafts each custom gown. During the fitting process, clients will experience a series of fit appointments from toile, to main fittings. Construction timelines are formed depending on the complexity, and requirements of each individual design along with styling suggestions cultivated by Elly.

As we approach the final stages, we're committed to ensuring that every element of the design resonates with your vision. timelines and fittings vary depending on the gown design and complexity of the garment.

Elly Sofocli is synonymous with bespoke bridal creations, designed to honour the individuality of each bride. This is a deeply personal process where every detail of your gown is sculpted to align with your personal tastes and fashion sensibilities. Work directly with Elly And her dedicated team as they bring your gown to life, embodying the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and dressmaking.

For custom inquiries, or to schedule an initial exploratory consultation, please contact us here.
custom designs and ordering

Brides should aim to secure an appointment for cuCUSTOM orders approx. 14 months in advance. You do this by visiting out contact page here: contact us

For Local Brides: Consultations are encouraged to be in person, along with measurements. At least two physical fittings at the Melbourne studio are required.

Designing a wedding dress for an international bride involves thoughtful planning, communication, and collaboration between client and head designer Elly. Through this virtual process, ideas and themes are cultivated, discussed and construction begins using your supplied measurements.For more information on this process, please contact our studio here.

we recommend allowing 14-12 months in order to secure a position with ES due to limited availabilities per month. The production process begins from 8 months before wedding date.

for inquiries on any bespoke pieces, please contact us