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Since its founding in January 2015, Weddings By René & René Hill Originals Design and Tailoring Studio has become a mecca for wedding attire. Owner, designer and the brand’s namesake René Hill started crocheting scarves in 2007, turning her craft into a successful business and in turn, making a name for herself in the local design world.
Her business offers every kind of formal wear, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses and dresses for the mother of the bride. “We are a full-service tailoring and design studio and bridal boutique. We not only sell you the wedding gown of your dreams, we can personalise it with our team of skilled tailors. If a bride wants a gown designed, we offer the service of fabricating her gown from start to finish. Additionally, we offer men’s tailoring services,” says Hill.
Hill and her team of six employees work tirelessly to create, alter and custom-fit gowns of all shapes, sizes and styles for Bermuda brides, while also carrying several lines of high-quality ready-to-wear gowns.
But it’s not just Hill’s gowns and design work that keep her customers coming back for more, it’s the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of her studio and her ability to forge positive relationships with her clients. “Often when our customers walk through the door, they are first-time clients but after several fittings, we become quite close, sharing giggles along the way.”
Looking towards the future, Hill hopes to offer a “New to You” service, which focuses on giving used gowns new life. “Many brides sell their wedding gowns after their big day is done and we’re constantly receiving requests from brides-to-be, asking to customise a second-hand dress they purchased, in the hopes of adding personal touches to make their dress their own. We are working on ways to offer this service to our clients on a full-time basis.”
Weddings By Rene & Rene Hill Originals Design and Tailoring Studio
2nd Floor Hamilton House
10 Queen Street, Hamilton