Local to Arlington, Virginia and servicing the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, award-winning couture designer Lynn T. Nelson of Bridal Silhouette specializes in custom wedding attire and wedding planning. Bridal Silhouette is dedicated to customer satisfaction, and has cultivated a reputation in the wedding industry for attentiveness and incomparable craftsmanship.
Bridal Silhouette offers a wide variety of wedding planning packages to suit the needs of any budget. Select the Pampered Package for all-inclusive wedding event planning and execution, the Design Package for help with cultivating your wedding vision, or the Month-Of/Week-Of Coordination Package for last-minute organizational needs and on-site rehearsal and wedding day coordination. The design team is dedicated to crafting pieces that reflect your heritage, style, and personality.
Bridal Silhouette offers both reconstruction and customized design services for wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride/groom attire, and flower girl dresses. Alteration and preservation services are available. A selection of tuxedos and wedding suits can also be ordered for rental or purchase, and Bridal Silhouette is happy to craft a wide variety of accessories ranging from ring bearer pillows to unique vests and cummerbunds.
67 Reviews for Bridal Silhouette
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lauren Kuenstner · Married on 09/12/2020
Lynn was amazing to work with and was one of our best vendors-hands down. I knew nothing about alterations, but I knew that I wanted to find a seamstress who knew exactly what she was doing so I wouldn’t end up paying more to have the second seamstress correct the first seamstresses‘ work, as I had read other brides sometimes experience. I’m so glad I chose Lynn since she made the process as easy as it could be.
My dress was at least a size too big when I first ordered it since all dress shops were closed due to COVID so I couldn’t try anything on, but Lynn worked wonders with the dress. She did a TON of work on the dress to make it fit me just right- she took in 13 side seams, reshaped the neckline and sewed new straps on so that it wouldn’t cut into my shoulders, hemmed the dress (all 4 layers of it), meticulously reattached the lace to the hem, and added in 12 points for the bustle. She even FaceTimed my Mom who lives out of state on my last appointment to show her how to attach the bustle. Lynn was extremely responsive and flexible in scheduling appointments on both weekends and weekdays, which was very convenient since I was able to come after work for my fittings on the week before the wedding.
Lynn was very diligent about following proper COVID protocols (she wore a mask and asked that I wore one, and asked me to wash hands when entering her studio). This helped me feel at ease since I spent a lot of time in her studio (it took 5 fittings since my dress was altered so much).
I agree with one of the other brides that Lynn felt like my pseudo-Mom during the process since my Mom lives out of state and was only able to come to one fitting. She was so warm and helped put me at ease about all the stress of wedding planning during COVID and was the first one to see me in my dress. She really takes the time to get to know you as a person and does not treat you as just another customer.
Lynn is meticulous and a pleasure to work with!
Cannot recommend Lynn enough!Sent on 09/17/2020
Lauren Hicks · Married on 07/10/2020
Enjoyed the day and didn't have to worry!
I loved working with Bridal Silhouette! Lynn took the time to get to know us and understand the vision of our day. She is well organized, professional, and has an eye for the details! Lynn made sure everything went seamlessly, I personally like to fix things myself and I knew Lynn had complete control of everything and I didn't worry about a thing on our wedding day! When they say anyone but the bride, Bridal Silhouette was there!Sent on 12/28/2019
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Lauren, Thank you for choosing Bridal Silhouette to coordinate the fine details and execute your vision for your wedding day. Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful and the reception... now that was one fun dancing party!
Liz Friscino · Married on 11/02/2019
Terrific Attention to Detail
I found Lynn based on a search on WeddingWire, cross-referenced with Google. All of the reviews mentioned how meticulous Lynn was and what a miracle worker she was - and all the reviews were true! My dress had an illusion back, with lots of lace and Lynn worked magic on adjusting the back so there was no gapping, and then unpinning and then re-attaching the lace work along the hem. There were parts of the dress I swear she took completely apart and then re-did. Lynn was communicative, approachable, finished ahead of schedule and was my pseudo-mom for most fittings since my mom could only make it to the first and last fitting. Worth every penny and I couldn't have been happier with how my dress fit!Sent on 12/29/2019
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Liz! It was a pleasure to work on your dress, fitting it to a “t” and chatting about your wedding details. I loved your dress and the over-skirt. You were a radiant bride!
HIre Bridal Silhouette to design your dream gown for a 2020 wedding and we'll create a cathedral length plain veil in either white or ivory tulle.
Book Bridal Silhouette's full planning package before January 30th for your 2020 wedding and we'll design a personalized ring bearer pillow with your gown or family heirloom fabric, trims and date.
Lynn was very efficient and helpful at the wedding. Working with her actually made the day amazing. She was quick to answer questions and relay any changes to the Rocklands staff. I definitely look forward to working with her on other events to ensure a successful wedding.
Lynn is a fantastic wedding planner and does a really good job of balancing the schedule with the realities of the wedding day. She stays cool under pressure and communicates very well with vendors to make sure the wedding day goes smoothly! It's important for Brides to know that when the planner works well with the photographer, it universally results in better images. As a photographer it's good to know that the planner understands that photography is one of the most important aspects of the day for their clients and makes sure to give the photographer enough room to work. Highly recommend!