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Dear Suzannah and Courtney
How are you both?

I would just like to say a huge thank you for my dress. I wore it to our daughter's wedding in September and I felt fabulous - see photo attached. I had so many compliments and danced the night away in it.


Dear Suzannah
Apologies for clogging up your email box but I just wanted to send a few photos from our daughter's wedding.  We have yet to receive the official photographs.
........what can I say........MY dress was absolutely wonderful! I received SO many compliments and the ones which impressed the most were from the many male guests......"that dress" was all I kept hearing. Do men even notice such things......apparently?!  "Best Mother of the Bride outfit I've ever seen" honour, I actually received before leaving the house, from our make up artist!
The dress, the hat, shoes and bag all worked beautifully.............well I don't need to tell you that!  Chloé's dress was a modern take on a Grace Kelly style gown so I complimented her perfectly. Words truly are not enough to thank you Suzannah, I am SO glad I found you.........I hope the photographs help to tell the story!  Please thank your wonderful team!
Suzan (Thorne) x

Dear Suzannah,thank you very much for your autumn/winter 16 brochure which has prompted me to write to you.I hope you received the phone message which I left with one of your girls a few weeks ago to say how happy I was with the beautiful dress I bought from you for Charlotte and Adam's wedding in August. I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable and I am very grateful to you for your care and attention when I came into your shop for fittings.  I have recommended so many friends to you!I hope you had a good summer.Best wishes,Caroline Handler

Dear Suzannah
Please forgive the delay in me writing, the last month has been as hectic as ever and I am only now coming back down to earth after a fantastic wedding day. That day really was made special in large part by your dress! I hadn't appreciated just how important it would be. I knew I wanted to look good but your dress was so much more than just a beautiful dress, it allowed me to have fun, feel confident and look pretty all at the same time. The changes you made to it were inspired and had so many compliments. I spent the day swishing, which I loved (l felt a little like Baby in the last scene of dirty dancing!) I danced the night away with the hugest of smiles on my face and Andrew loved it as much as I did.
Anna looked beautiful in her dress, thank you for giving her the confidence to look and feel good on such a special day.
Anyway huge love and thanks to you and all your team, you really are fantastic!!

Fi Tillard (ne Clutton) xx

I would like to pass on a great big thank you for my beautiful outfit
As you can see, it looked amazing and made my daughter's wedding day just perfect for me.
I felt absolutely wonderful and I have had so many compliments.
It couldn't have been better.
Best wishes

( Rhoda Lansley - Seriously Me Cosmetic Pink, Feather Slice hat, pink and cream)-Sept 2015
It is the most amazing dress!! The fit is absolutely perfect!  The improvement you made in the fit of the skirt was exactly right.  And the earrings are stunning!!
Thank you for every detail, you have designed such a special dress for such a very special occasion.   If I had dreamed of the dress I would wear for my son's wedding-this indeed would be exactly the dress!
Thank you for everything, I will send photos from the big day!
Mary Muller USA (Bespoke Ornamental beaded paris gown - Sept 2015)


Hi everyone
I felt I needed to send you a couple of photographs and just thank you for making me feel so special at my daughter Harriet's wedding last Saturday. I felt a million dollars. I am not the most confident person when it comes to my appearance and can honestly say I have never felt that good about a dress or ever received so many compliments about the way I looked. The day was not about me - but I enjoyed it so much more feeling as good as I did.

I will return.
Thanking you so much.

Julie Gray (Joanie silk gazar dress - Sept 2015)


Just a word to say I am absolutely thrilled with the Kaleidoscope Dress.  It is perfect.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing you again.

Cecilia Holland ( Kaleidoscope Neat cosmetic pink- August 20th)

With many thanksDear Courtney
The dress arrived safely the next day after you posted it.
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it looks.  I look younger, prettier, slimmer and everything else in between.  As Mother of the Bride I know I will feel as though I am looking my best in this beautifully crafted Lisa dress ... and I haven't even begun my eight week diet and skincare regime yet!
Your attention to my order has been outstanding.  You, Courtney, are a real star at Suzannah 
I am so so so delighted, thank you.
Annie x ( -Lisa dress 16th August)

Hi Suzannah
I wanted to thank you again for being so generous to me last week and for also doing a rush job on the alterations to my dress.
My beautiful dress made me feel totally confident and was so easy to wear for the whole day, it totally completed what was a perfect day.
Thank you again

Deborah ( Deborah Cracknell -Oriental Bloom Tea Dress 10th August 2015)

Dear Suzannah,
I just wanted to let you know that the shortened dress you returned to me this week is perfect!
Thank you ( Rosanna Ogden Seriously Me Sapphire) 6th August 2015 

Best wishes

Hi Suzie ,
I'm soooo pleased with my dress can't wait to wear it !
Many many thanks , you've made it stress free .
With best wishes ,

Anne ( Anne Rozenbrook- Bespoke lace made to measure dress ) 6th August 2015
I received the dress and it is lovely.  A bit of tailoring and it will fit perfectly.
Thank you so much for providing such great service.  I look forward to continuing to be a Suzannah customer.  Please confirm that if I again have trouble completing a transaction on your website I should correspond with you directly. 
Kathryn  (online customer, USA. Oriental Bloom silk shirt waister. 3rd August 2015)


Dear Courtney,

My gorgeous dress arrived in perfect condition as promised on Thursday lunchtime. It fits beautifully and I am delighted with it, thank you so much for your and Susannah"s care and attention, it is truly a joy to shop with you and look forward to seeing you again soon.  I'm presenting a paper at the Royal College of Midwives conference in November again this year and I can't tell you how much confidence your beautiful dresses give me!

Best Wishes,
Sara Denham ( rock and roll couture made with black skirt and sheer sleeve adaptation 2nd August 2015)

Just for fun - thought I'd send you a photo of me as mother of the bride in my suzannah outfit.
It was much admired - excuse the daft pose!
All the best

Judi (  Judith Peachey Santa Monica 50s Cowl neck Dress, belt, Edwina Ibbotson Audrey Hat 1st August 2015)

I thought I would let you know that when I was at Goodwood Races today, Channel 4 picked me out for the stunning dress and hat I was wearing! Both of course were bought from you. Not sure if it was televised on the day or will appear on a fashion section sometime later.
Keep your eyes peeled, if I find out when it was/is on I will let you know. Great for Suzannah!
Kind regards
Wendi Leech
( Wendi Leech -Presidents Dress, Laura Apsit-Livens Slice hat . 31st July 2015)
Hi Courtney (@suzannah)  Just wanted to let you know that the skirt and top are beautiful and fit me like couture :-)  Thanks so much for getting it to me on time.
Melissa  (Melissa, Online customer: Sequin Daisy bodice top and 50s Twill skirt. 30th July 15)
It's arrived! And I LOVE it.. and my husband loves it (phew). Even my teenage son and tomboy daughter approve!
Thank you.
Ali ( Alison, Butler Tea Dress 30th July 15)
Dear Suzannah
Thank you for your swift response and the dry cleaner recommendation. 
We had an amazing day on Saturday, thankfully dry. We were all entirely soaked going to the rehearsal at Temple Church on the Friday. Olivia did look very beautiful and radiated happiness with Roland. In retrospect, every one of the 104 guests complimented me on my outfit, particularly the young guests! You are on my list for a photograph, but they won't be available until later next month and we are away for most of August.
The Doris was so right with the cap sleeves for the wedding as I didn't want to wear a jacket, but I think I shall get more wear out of it sleeveless for less formal occasions. It is a fantastic dress to dance in too! 
I shall drop into the shop on our return anyway.
Best wishes

Anita  ( Doris Mint Green- 29th July 15)


Dear Sirs


I am emailing to inform you that I will be having to return the beautiful dress that I ordered from you. It is a different colour (more yellow, less lime) to what I had anticipated and is also far too long for me. I don’t want to spoil the proportions of the dress by having too much taken off the bottom.

I hope to have more luck with another item in the future and thank you very much for your exemplary customer service.

Emma ( Online customer - Cowl neck dress lemon sherbet) 28th july 2015

Hi Sharon  (@suzannah)

Thought you'd like to see the outfit and hat. I felt amazing in it . I loved the whole effect  thank you for helping me get just the right outfit. I might get a better pic of it and poss one without the jacket but felt this showed most of it. It rained all day long but we had a fab time and enjoyed every second of it. See you soon I'm sure. Thank you for all your help. 
Wendy French. July 28th 2015( Metallic Occasion Coat/Structured Hollywood Dress/Laura Apsit Livens 'Slice' Emmy Shoes and Bag)

Hi Suzannah

I thought l would send you a brief note to thank you and your team for helping me select a fantastic dress to wear last weekend at my elder son's wedding in Belfast. The dress and hat were much admired by guests (male and female) and it truly made me feel fantastic.
I look forward to visiting your boutique in the future
Many thanks
Gill Hendry  ( Kaleidoscope Neat ) July 26th 2015

 Just a thank you once again for all your help. I felt fantastic on the day and lets of people asked about my dress thank you once again for all your trouble

Michele Frosdick ( Kaleidoscope neat, bow belt ) July 24th 2015


Hi Suzannah
Just wanted to tell you that the wedding went off perfectly and my dress and entire outfit were a huge success! One person actually asked if it was your design so your reputation is growing!
Here are a few pics taken by a friend - we have not seen professional ones yet but I thought you'd like to see.
Thank you so much!
Best wishes

Rosemary Westgarth ( 2nd June 2015 Century Dress spearmint with Ed Ibbottson Audrey Hat in Navy and Spearmint) 


I came to your shop in February, after spending hours looking in the traditional Mother of the Bride shops, it took less than an hour to find the dress. My daughter got married almost two weeks ago and I would like to say ‘Thank you’ because I received so many compliments about my outfit which made me feel great. I was stopped by a member of the congregation to be told it was the best Mother of the Bride outfit she had seen! Should my other two children get married I will come straight to you. Alison-presidents dress- MOB


Dear Suzannah,

I called yesterday to speak to you personally but you were with a client..I wanted to let you know how utterly thrilled and delighted I was with the dress you made me! It was Stunning!!!! I got so many compliments and felt like a princess!!The fabric and the way it was made was to the highest spec and I think you are just fab!!

Rochelle- couture floor length gown Bat mitvah event


The wedding was wonderful last Friday, and we were so lucky with the weather even though, on Friday morning, the forecast was awful! We had sunshine all day. I want to say a big "thank you" for my lovely outfit. I had many nice comments and I felt very special wearing my dress, coat and hat. Of course, it was set off with my beautiful Emmy shoes and clutch bag! Trapeze Coat, Lace Dress, Audrey Hat - Wedding guest

Good Morning Suzannah I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the nice weather we have had recently. I would like to thank you and Courtney for all you did for me in perfecting my most lovely mother of the bride outfit. I felt very comfortable in it and had many complimentary comments. We had a most amazing day despite the weather . Afraid the rain came down all morning but as the bride and groom signed the register in the Church the sun shone. I have attached a picture for you so that you can see your stunning but simply elegant dress , exactly what I wished for. Thank you once again and hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards Sarah Kaleidoscope Neat, Pillbox Hat Mother of the bride



I think you got the message that the red dress is fabuluous?!!

Well a girll can't have too muchof a good thing so have now ordered the blue too! Seriously wow!

If my husband and running buddies notice you certainly have the ability to turn a few heads!

So thrilled, what a lovely business! Thank you for being there!

Regards & best wishes


Red Bow Tie Boulder Dress


Hi Suzannah

just wanted to say thank you for my dress - it was a great success and soooooooooo comfy - I had no problem being in it all day.

The celebrations ended around 3.30-am and a lot of fun was had by all - I have sent the link of some of the photos from the day and you can see what a happy occasion it was.

Fay- Made to Measure Peplum dress with bespoke alts. Mother of the bride

I decided this week at work only to wear clothes by the lovely Suzannah Crabb ( Not only did it prove to myself just how many lovely dresses and tops I have purchased over the last couple of years from this brilliant lady as I wore a different piece very day (!), it also showed just what a fab designer person she is as I got loads of compliments! - Beth-Tea Dresses and Joanie Shift

Hi Suzannah,The wedding was on Saturday and was brilliant for many reasons! Wonderfully happy bride and groom, great weather, super food and the best band I’ve heard in years- we danced all night! For me my DRESS was a huge highlight as it is just beautiful. It fitted like a glove and I was so comfortable in it. When I have some photographs I’ll send you one.Love Sarah Finnegan

Sarah -Mother of the bride. Seriously Me Forties Lipstick Made to Measure with sleeves.

Many thanks again for helping me to feel so good about myself! Hi Suzannah, hope all is well with you! I wanted to send you a couple of pics of our wedding in NZ, as I know you were keen to see how it all turned out! It was a great day, and the weather held out for us on the beach, just! Everyone loved the dress and thought it was really different -it was an amazing day, so thank you! TONIA-Etiquette wedding dress

Hope you had a great holiday and are feeling well. Thought you might like to know that I had LOADS of compliments about my bright pink and lipstick dresses at the wedding this weekend. I felt great in both. My hubbie and 6 year old son like the lilac one best so I look forward to wearing that too in due course. Thank you for my beautiful dresses and I will no doubt pop back later in the year. Maxine- Punk pink tea dress, Seriously me lipstick w/sleeves, lilac forties shift

The dress and hat are exquisite. I could not be happier! Thanks so much for the beautiful wedding dress and hat. The wedding is on Thursday and I will make sure I send you a picture! Katherine:Hudson Oyster and Beaded Pill Box

I wore the green dress last night.

It looked fantastic and was so comfortable.

I received lots of compliments about the dress.

I spent most of the evening dancing and was amazed that at the end there was not a crease to be seen on the dress. It looked as good as when I had put it on.

Thank for designing the most gorgeous dress.

Amelia: Pop Couture Golden Green With huge sadness i will return this beautiful dress as it is too tight around my bottom. I have contemplated all kinds of restrictive underwear! Can I just say it was a delight to receive all wrapped in tissue and ribbon and was more lovely than I anticipated. Once I have reduced the curves a bit I would not hesitate to order from you again.

Michele- Chinoiserie 14 Silk Tea Dress My dress has arrived and it is truly magnificient. Thank you so much. The cut, style, fabric, everything is just beautiful - I am really looking forward to wearing it. Thank you for all your help.- Gail- Hudson Dress size 14 The green dress has arrived safely and it now fits absolutely perfectly. I think that is the size for the future. It couldn’t be better. Many thanks Esther- Astaire Tea Dress. sent to Zurich Switzerland Dear Suzannah (and especially Courtney)

My dress has just arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous, and fits perfectly. Thank you so much for putting a rush on this for me. On Sunday I have to make a speech on my best friend's wedding day in front of 200 people and wearing this will make it so much easier!
Thanks again for a wonderful dress and excellent service,


All best, Alice

Alice-Chinoiserie Tea Dress

" Beautifully made dresses, my friends like them as much as I do~

^^" Ling- Tea cup Dress, Petal Sculpt, Crumb Catcher Fifties"

"Just a quick note to confirm that I will be returning the Chinoiserie Rose dress that I ordered on the above number. This is only because the style isn’t quite right for me,The quality of the dress and material is beautiful. I will be keeping the two tea dresses. They are stunning and fit perfectly. The next time I am in London I will definetly pop in to see all your collection – the cocktail dresses look lovely" I think I may be a regular customer!!!!" Illustrative Tea Dress; Vintage Tea Dress Thank you so much for the absolutely stunning dresses! It is wonderful to own to beautiful works of art! Your passion for perfection is simply amazing!" Vintage Tea Dress " Ok! This is seriously the best dress I have owned since my wedding dress. Thank you, as always a delightful experience." Petal Sculpt Dress "Just to say a big thank you for the beautiful tailored peg dress that I wore to my daughters wedding on Saturday it received so many compliments it was so well made and looked as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning' Tailored Petal Peg Dress 2/6/11 "Ladies,
My dresses arrived this morning, bang on time, which is remarkable, given that you were waiting for new fabric and then had to have the dress made up, and it was a bank holiday.
I am delighted with both dresses. My wedding dress fits perfectly, is a perfect length and looks fantastic." Tea Cup & Vintage Tea Dress 2/6/11

Wore Tea Dress today which I only ordered yesterday! Fits perfectly and is absolutely beautiful. Thankyou very much for your help and excellent service. I adore your Astor Tea Dress! I don't suppose one of these ever ends up in your sale does it?


Chinoiserie 2/6/11


I just wanted to say a big thank you for my lovely dress and the brilliant customer service I received from you and your team.

I tried on my dress this morning and it's perfect. I showed my boyfriend and he immediately said it was lovely and looked brilliant so I think that's a result!

I can't wait to wear it at the wedding next week!


Arielle Wrap Dress 30/4/11


Suzannah There are quiet a few photos to trawl through! Every one loved my dress and so did I which is the most important thing. Thanks for making our day very memorable. Ax



GEMMA- maids



"Thank you so so so much for creating my mini catwalk!"

The official photos are online so feel free to have a look at


Just thought id send you a link to a pic of your dress that i wore on my wedding :-)

Thank you again for being really lovely and making wedding dress shopping a pleasure:)