Real Brides


Fatma and Laura were so welcoming and helpful in choosing my wedding dress on my first visit to the shop! Fatma picked it out for me and I instantly fell in love with it and was put at ease. I felt like a beautiful princess. Thank you so much, Clare x


Camilla looked stunning on her wedding day in the exquisite dress from Sofi Designs. The wedding planner at the Fairmont Resort, who had seen so many brides, said she had never seen a dress so beautiful. Thank you for all your help on the 5th July 2017 and the extra special customer service you gave us.


Fatma was absolutely amazing! She gave me the best experience that I could of asked for! Very professional and open to what I wanted as well as advising me on what would suit my shape! Had the best wedding and felt amazing in my dress!! Thank you so much to Fatma and all the girls.


Dear Fatma, thank you so much for helping me find the perfect dress for our perfect day! You made the process so easy and I felt like a princess in my sofi designs dress. Lizzie xx


Dear Fatma and team at sofi designs, thank you for all your help in finding my beautiful dress! I had many comments about it on the special day. Thank you for always making me feel like a princess! Lots of love Kiera xx


Fatma I would just like to say thank you so much for everything you done for me to help me find my special dress and you did indeed I had an amazing day and felt truly like a princess, and Thank you for giving me the confidence that I needed so that on my special day I felt good in what I was wearing. Much love Stephanie xx


I had my dream wedding on 11.08.18, 13 months earlier I first met Fatma in her beautiful shop. my mum and I had not planned to go outfit shopping (in fact I remember that as clear as day as I got undressed in the shop worried that my old grey bra and unshaved legs would make me look a bit of a plonker!!!. However I felt quite the opposite and how wrong was I). Fatma and her team welcomed my mum and I with open arms. We were made to feel looked after and we were treated like royalty throughout our visit. Fatma helped me find my dream dress. She patiently talked me through what would look great and did not just allow me to choose dresses that I thought would work. (Ladies go in with an open mind because what you think you want and might look good on you doesn’t always happen!!!). I wanted a figure hugging tight fitted lace dress, but came out with a gorgeous long and heavy satin gown. I felt beautiful on my wedding day and that was all down to Sofi Designs Bridal. My mum even got her Mother of the bride outfit and her shoes plus a hat from Fatma to!. This business is the best place I have ever purchased anything from. You are made to feel worthwhile, valued and looked after but the care and attention isn’t false or pushy, it’s heartfelt, warm and genuine. Fatma gave me my dream dress for my dream wedding and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I just hope that I get to return in the future to perhaps by an outfit for someone else’s wedding so I can say hello to Fatma and shop in the only dress shop I would wish to return to. Thank you so very much. Lots of love. Emma xxx (Mrs Harris) …. and her mum (Mother of the bride) Jane to!!! xxx


Hi Fatma, I just wanted to say a massive thank you! Right from the beginning you made me feel special. And i was the proudest bride ever wearing one of your dresses. It was absolutely stunning. And everyone at my wedding said how beautiful i looked in it. My smile was from ear to ear. Xxx


Fatma was fantastic with helping me find my dream wedding dress! I had been through 2 wedding dresses feeling dis hearted that I wouldn’t find the one but when I got to Sofi Designs bridal I fell in love with my wedding dress straight away! Can’t thank you all enough x


Our Bride Hayleigh got married in Cuba and wanted to share this beautiful photo with us from her special day. She looks absolutely stunning!


Fatma – I just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you – from the moment I contacted you to make an appointment, the service you gave me was attentive, the feedback honest and your years of expertise shone through.  After walking in your shop with no idea what I wanted, I walked out with the most beautiful dress a few hours later.  I received so many compliments about the dress on the day; all thanks to you.


Hi Fatma omg I had an amazing wedding the dresses were just beautiful thank you thought I’d send u just a few snaps, Your dresses were amazing told everyone where I got them from xx


Thank you so much to Fatma and the girls for helping me choose my perfect dress. Fatma knows exactly what she’s doing and what will look good but always take your views into account. Honestly the only bridal shop i would recommend to visit. At others i felt very rushed and it wasn’t personal at all…but here everyone makes you feel at home!!! Love you all.


Being a “bigger” bride I was fairly nervous about trying on dresses. I tried on a few and as lovely as they were, it wasn’t what I wanted… I then found “the” dress – it was perfect, I wanted it! It was however a size 8 so I couldn’t try it on … Fatma was certain that it would suit me in every way and we agreed to order it. She took my measurements and I completely broke down as my “weight” put into inches depressed me greatly. Fatma was amazing, she sat me down and reassured me that she would not order me a dress that she felt would not suit me, she was so complimentary, it lifted me back up.

So we ordered the dress without trying it on and I went away to lose the weight I wanted.

Fatma cares deeply about her brides!! She knew and remembered me when I came in for my first fitting despite so many months passing by since our first meet.
I tried the dress on and wept as it was stunning!! It just suited my figure perfectly.

Fatma is more than a lady that sells wedding dresses, she becomes a friend and an adoptive mother – she is all cuddles and kisses and is one of the most warm hearted ladies I’ve ever met. I introduced her to my Mum and sister and they instantly loved her too.

I will never forget her and I highly recommend her and her business to any future brides.

Thank you to everyone at Sofi Designs – you helped my wedding day be as magical as we hoped it to be xxx


Sofi designs is fantastic everyone is so helpful and couldn’t have asked for a better service from the team. I have recommended them to so many brides and they have each said the same. Xxxxxx

Nicola Welsh

Dearest Fatma. Thank you so very much for helping me find the dress of my dreams, I’m thrilled with it & as you can see it travelled well. So many wonderful compliments on the day and last night in NYC. When were home I’ll send you a better photo xx

Emma Deacon

I would highly recommend Sofi Designs to any bride to be/mother of the bride. Sofi stocks a huge range of dresses and the service and attention you receive is brilliant, Fatma will be sure to give you honest feedback and there is no pressure to buy. I really felt like a princess every time I visited. Thanks again Fatma and all the Sofi staff for all of your help, my Donna Salado dress really was perfect!

Roxelle Kimberly

I highly recommend this wonderful shop, Sofi Designs Bridal have exceptional customer service, a very warm welcome, friendly staff and felt I had no pressure to purchase at any point.
Like any Bride-to-be I took my time to try on a range of beautiful dress. I felt like a princess before I had even chosen my dress. Fatma, the owner, gave me such positive and honest feed back, she was very patient and understanding. Her excellent knowledge and helpful tips made the whole experience truly unforgettable.
I couldn’t wait to collect my dress once it was ready. Again, the warm welcome and exceptional customer service came across on the second visit. Thanks so much Fatma. Xxx

Tabitha Carter

Well where do I start….?
Phenomenal, amazing, an experience in itself just being in Fatmas presence!!
Follows up her emails with a phone call just to make sure, you as the bride doesn’t feel you have been ignored! (My return email address for response had a typo)
I was very disheartened by other experiences I had had that day. Then I receive my phone call. I come into this amazing shop. Greeted by the most friendly most accommodating lady.
I am pregnant and looking to get married before my baby is due and nothing was too much trouble. I actually was made to feel like I was a princess and nothing was too much to do for me. Fatma knows her dresses. Ohh my gosh. I tried on 3 dresses and a vale. And I felt so special.
Came back 2 days later and put a deposit down on my wedding dress.
I cannot recommend this Lady and her expertise and just such a warm environment more. If you want to feel special. Come to Sofi Designs Bridal Shop. I could not be happier!!

Barbara Taylor (Mother of the Bride)

Hi Fatma – I now have my beautiful shoes and have tried them on with the complete outfit and am very pleased. ? They have been beautifully dyed and are very comfortable and flattering too. Exactly the style I was looking for. The only item not from you was my handbag…and it looked lovely on the day and guess what, it fell apart! Literally!! At the end of the day it sat in a bin in two parts – the chain and clasp and the clutch bit. So many people told me I looked stunning and I felt fabulous too!! Thank you … I do appreciate all your service

Sue and Rebecca

The moment we entered Sofi Designs we knew we had come somewhere very special to choose a wedding dress.

Two things impressed us immediately, the stunning stock of beautiful garments and the warmth and energy of Fatma, who made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble, Fatma obviously knows her stock very well knowing which dresses will suit the bride to be. We welcomed her ideas and honesty.

This was the first and last wedding dress shop we visited and, amazingly, the first dress tried on was the one chosen. Everything from then on went exactly as planned, the dress arrived to order and after the final fitting we left with the dress of my daughters dreams.

Thank you so much Fatma for looking after us so well.

However, some weeks later we needed to turn to Fatma for help when a surprise bump meant the wedding dress wasn’t going to fit on the wedding day! Fatma calmed down a panicked mum and came up with a genius solution to extend the dress. Sarah-Jane’s expertise left us with a beautiful flowing dress which has vastly been altered, but looked like an original design, thanks to the generosity of Fatma and her ability to think outside the box.

It takes a really good bridal supplier to find the perfect dress for each bride, but it takes an exceptional one to pull out all the stops when the chips are down.

Sue and Rebecca


I just wanted to say a big thank you to Sofi Designs for my beautiful dress (and especially to Lottie for insisting I try it in the first place).
I couldn’t have asked for a better service- especially as I’m not a dress kinda girl- you made me feel so comfortable and the whole process of choosing the all-important dress so simple and enjoyable.


Annabel Grinbergs

My beautiful wedding dress on my wedding morning with my lovely family.
Thank you so much Fatma and team for making me feel so special and beautiful! this woman comes highly highly recommended!!!
You are my wedding dress Queen! Xxxx

Annabel Grinbergs

Sarah Graham

Would totally recommend this shop, loads of choice and really friendly staff.

Felt a million dollars in this dress!

Sarah Graham

Charlotte Maybury

I cannot begin to thank you for my beautiful wedding dress from White One.

It was everything which I had dreamed about and more! Fatma’s customer service is first class; I went to the shop numerous times in the run up to the wedding and she was always so welcoming, so calm, and she would do anything to make sure everything was absolutely perfect.

Even with last minute dress crisis the day before the wedding Fatma helped to make sure the seamstress had perfected the dress and even had some suggestions to help hitch up the train.
We also bought our bridesmaids dresses from Sofi Designs and they really were stunning.

My Mum also got her mother of the bride outfit from Fatma too! Everything was perfect, thank you so so much.

P.S you were right – he did cry when he saw me!

Charlotte Maybury


Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you and all your lovely girls for helping me get my wedding dress and sorting out my mum as well.

I would recommend Sofi to anyone getting married. Sofi is more than your wedding dress shop owner, she is more like the best friend you never had telling you wants looks good on you and want does not, giving you advice on pretty much everything! If you have not been yet then go to Sofi Designs Bridal, you’ll find your dress there!



Thank you so much for everything you did for Becky’s wedding. She looked amazing and was so happy. The bridesmaids looked lovely and you attention to detail was much appreciated. We had a wonderful day.