Every little girl has a dream, and for one little girl that dream was to give every bride a haute couture experience when creating their wedding dress. Sharon McPherson established Opus Couture based in the seaside village of West Kilbride in 2003 and it has quickly grown to be Scotland's leading name in bridal fashion. With nominations every year and winning Best Bridal Retailers in 2006, 2010 alongside the VOWS Industry Awards in 2016, its fair to say, we know brides. That original ethos runs in the veins of the whole team who become a very important part of the bride's wedding day, even if they are not there in person, what the bride is wearing is everything we've done for them, right down from the buying to every stitch and bead.
Being an Opus Bride
Even just the decision to step through the doorway of a bridal boutique can be pretty terrifying, never mind deciding on what dress you are going to amaze everyone in. It helps knowing that our team are not only a supremely talented bunch, but are also some of the loveliest, craziest, girls you will ever meet. From Susan who cries tears of joy alongside mums, to Niamh and her love of all this beaded and boho, and Khara who remains the wonder woman of Opus - we've yet to discover her secret. These girls work with you to make sure when you walk down the aisle, you are wearing something that looks spectacular and you feel confident wearing.
Behind the Scenes
We have mentioned her a fair few times, but Lesley our Senior Technician has over 40 years sewing experience and her team believes that every process in your journey is as important as the last. From ordering and quality checking your gown to fitting, alteration, customising and steaming your dress ready for collection on the week of your wedding day, another Opus super women, she may be minute but she packs a punch, just don't come in the sewing room with any form of liquid.
Badgley Mischka Shoes
No one wants to look the same on their wedding day, and every girl wants it to be special. No matter the look, time scale, budget or location, we work as a team to find a solution so that we fulfil our brides dreams so she can 'Be' beautiful on her wedding day. If you have spied that lavish Berta cape at the Atelier but don't have the budget - fear not! Our team all have enough design, embroidery, technical knowledge to make it happen.
Be with the Best
As I mentioned before, we have won a fair few awards. Recognised in not only Ayrshire but Scotland wide, we are so proud of our team and all there achievements which not only including winning the VOWS multiple times but also our lovely manager Susan winning the Professional of the Year Award for Association of Scottish Business Women, alongside the Independent Retailer of the Year Award for Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce. Did someone say outslay Beyonce?
Be Beautiful Forever
After the ceremony, the reception, the photos and not to mention the reel of ones from the Photo Booth, no one give your Aunt Mabel patron again! We want your gown to be stored perfectly forever, so we offer a specialised cleaning service for your bridal gown available from October - February that can be boxed afterwards. Even if just for your own daughter to play in when she has her day….