Cathy Ebrada Atelier is a unique design studio. We carry our very own designs of unique and carefully handcrafted gowns and accessories.
Cathy Cleveland, Founder and Principal Designer of Cathy Ebrada atelier spent 25 years in the fashion / bridal industry. Coming from the Philippines with a Spanish, Chinese and German background. Her travels and exposure to the fashion scene and business made her love fashion and with her parents help she opened her first Atelier working with a number of local seamstresses and hand beader. New York came calling and she attended Parsons School for Design taking Fashion Atelier certificate and eventually a degree in fashion design, marketing and merchandising. She worked for the best of the best in NY and with the who's who and celebrity both local and international. Now Cathy lives in Virginia with her husband and adorable son and operating a small atelier (sewing studio) and showroom of bridal gowns and formal dresses. She is passionate about making you feel and look beautiful on your special day.
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Grace Fennell · Married on 10/06/2018
Grace Fennell Bergin (Bride)
I could not have been happier with the professional, expert, and affordable services I received from Cathy Ebrada!!! Having Cathy Ebrada customize my wedding dress and design/make a custom veil out of both my grandma’s wedding dress and my mom’s wedding dress was the most enjoyable, meaningful, and special part of the wedding planning process! Both my dress and veil turned out perfectly - absolutely breathtaking and timeliness. The fact that both my dress and veil included/incorporated three generations of my family and the most important women/people in my life, made me so happy. I am so happy that my wedding dress and veil are now a family heirloom containing three generations that can be passed down to future generations to come in my family.Sent on 10/16/2018
Not only is Cathy Ebrada an incredibly talented artist and designer, she was an absolute joy to work with! Cathy was incredibly responsive, flexible, accommodating, and able to work in a very condensed timeline (we had a very short engagement because we really wanted to get married Columbus Day Weekend at my family’s farm in Leesburg, VA). Cathy Ebrada was able to customize my wedding dress, design, and make my veil from scratchy from my grandma’s and mom’s wedding dress, and customize/design my mom’s Mother-of-the-Bride dress for the wedding (that looked absolutely perfect on my mom and she looked so beautiful!) – in less than 7-weeks time! Cahty Ebrada made the whole process so relaxing and enjoyable – traveling to my mom and I for all of our fittings and design sessions.
Most incredible of all, Cathy Ebrada and her assistant came to help dress me in my wedding dress and put on my veil before the wedding ceremony. Additionally, Cathy Ebrada and her assistance carried my veil and ensured it was laid out on the ground perfectly up until the moment my Dad and I began our walk down the aisle to the alter. Likewise, Cathy Ebrada stayed to help ensure everything was perfect with my dress and veil while we were taking photographs after the wedding during the cocktail hour. Furthermore, the Monday after the wedding, Cathy personally traveled to our house to pick up my wedding dress and veil to clean and preserve.
At all times, Cathy Ebrada was respectful, poised, professional, and wonderful to work with. Cathy Ebrada made my wedding dress and veil (and wedding!) even more special than I ever thought possible! I highly recommend Cathy Ebrada for your wedding dress and veil needs and/or any event you may have coming up and need a beautiful dress custom made or have a dress tailored!!!
Serina · Married on 10/15/2017
This review is super late, but I wanted to wait until I had a nice photo of my dress. Cathy runs a very small business in which she does all of the design and bead work in-house. She provides you with a sketch of your dream gown and then sees you through the entire process. I have never designed anything. However, Cathy helped me from start to finish and gave me ideas on how to improve the design to make sure I kept within my theme. Each time I see a photo of my wedding dress, my eyes fill up with tears. I couldn't possibly be anymore happy with the finished product. If you are a bride that wants a unique look for their wedding day, I would highly recommend Cathy's services.Sent on 03/06/2018
Taylor · Married on 08/12/2017
I had a great experience using Ebrada Atelier for my wedding dress alterations for my wedding on August 12th, 2017. Cathy was so helpful, friendly, and accommodating. My dress was very unique and very difficult to alter, but Cathy did a great job with it and it turned out beautifully. She really made sure that my dress was altered properly and she didn't do what was easiest, but what was best for the dress. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, and I feel grateful that I was able to have such a talented and passionate person do my dress alterations. Cathy was very responsive to texts and was very flexible with scheduling dress fittings, and letting us come by outside of normal business hours since I do not live in the area and could only do fittings on the weekends. She also altered my bridesmaids' dresses, and they also turned out great.Sent on 09/14/2017
Cathy came to the venue on my wedding day to steam my dress, the bridesmaid dresses, and the mothers of the bride and groom's dresses. Cathy did us a huge favor by bringing my dress to the venue in the morning. We were on such a tight schedule as the wedding was at 11:00 AM and we would not have made it there in time with the dress for the photographer to take photos of my dress before I put it on. She helped me get into my dress and was able to make quick alterations to any of the dresses if necessary. She also made sure to show my bridesmaids how to bustle my dress before the ceremony so they would be able to do it before the reception. Cathy was so great to work with, and I would definitely recommend Ebrada Atelier to anyone needing dress alterations!
We have had the honor of shooting two dresses made by this remarkable designer! Her designs have all the elegance and whimsy you want in a wedding gown in a fun and modern way that we haven't seen anywhere else! Every bride looks amazing in these gowns and they make sure you do up until the day of your wedding! You can buy off the rack or you can have your vision put into fabric by a designer who worked with Vera Wang and can make your dreams come true! The choice is yours! We can't wait to have the chance to photograph more of her designs!