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Sokayri Atelier is a unique bridal boutique and design studio in Darien, Connecticut that creates one-of-a-kind wedding dresses. Co-founders Elena Niejelow and Svetlana Sokolova opened this enterprise in 2018 to offer clients in Connecticut a custom dressmaking experience like no other. This duo can provide a to-be-wed with close collaboration in creating their dream wedding dress.

Services Offered

The Sokayri Atelier team will meet with each client to listen to their design ideas, advise on style and fabrics, and then expertly create a stunning wedding dress. Along with these bespoke creations, this boutique also offers a line of wedding and boudoir gowns that can be purchased off-the-rack, custom-made, made-to-measure, or rented as a client sees fit. These experts can also furnish clients with alteration and repair expertise for existing gowns.

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Reviews of SOKAYRI Atelier and Boutique

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Sokayri Atelier is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for bridal alterations. Elena and her team are described as warm, supportive, and knowledgeable. They are praised for making the alteration process seamless and fun, while providing excellent craftsmanship and delivering perfect results. Reviewers appreciate the flexibility in scheduling appointments and admire the professionalism and expertise of the staff. Overall, customers highly recommend Sokayri Atelier for any alteration, tailoring, or cleaning needs.

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Sokayri Atelier is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for bridal alterations. Elena and her team are described as warm, supportive, and knowledgeable. They are praised for making the alteration process seamless and fun, while providing excellent craftsmanship and delivering perfect results. Reviewers appreciate the flexibility in scheduling appointments and admire the professionalism and expertise of the staff. Overall, customers highly recommend Sokayri Atelier for any alteration, tailoring, or cleaning needs.

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Calli J. Sent on 04/28/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend to other brides in need of alterations

Elena and her team at Sokayri did an amazing job altering my wedding dress, which I purchased from Anthropologie. I didn’t need the dress taken in or out, but I requested some more complex & labor-intensive alterations. For my dress, she shortened it & made it floor length so it wouldn’t drag as we were getting married at an intimate ceremony in the park. The shortening process involved separating the dress into two pieces. I also wanted to add something in the bust area to make it less busty, and she came up with an excellent solution.

Elena is extremely classy, and you can tell she cares deeply about her work. She spent an hour with me in the first meeting to pin the dress and go over everything in detail, and at the end, she gave me a thorough estimate and went over the pricing. About a month later, she was done, and I came back & she spent another hour with me to go over everything and make sure I was 100% satisfied.

As a side note, the space for the boutique is so cute, well-decorated, and tastefully done.

I would highly recommend Elena & her team to any bride looking for alterations. In other reviews, I have noticed people have commented about the pricing. I have no regrets on what I paid & working with Elena. She clearly prides herself in her work. Also, as I detailed above, I requested some complex changes to the dress, and those changes take a lot of time. Honestly, assuming it took someone 15 - 30 hours to do the changes, my total roughly translated to about $50/hr - $100/hr. Alterations are a skilled job, and they should be paid for their time. I think it’s reasonable to charge that for the work being done. Keep that in mind when you go into the process.

I highly recommend going here for your alterations! You will not regret it.
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Rachel G. Sent on 11/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

Elena and her team are amazing. My dress was altered to perfection. I felt amazing in my dress and was so happy with the results. Elena is also so sweet - she called me as soon as she saw pictures of my wedding to check in. I just dropped my dress off for cleaning and preservation as well. I highly recommend going here - you will not be disappointed!
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Shara Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and skillful job!

I had the pleasure of working with Sokayri Atelier for my bridal alterations, and they couldn’t have done a better job. I wore a silk slip-style gown, and Danilo provided expert opinion on how to handle the fabric (including letting me know risks of certain alterations, which I appreciated so much) and added the most gorgeous subtle and sleek French bustle. Beyond that, the weather on my wedding day caused a lot of water and mud damage on the bottom of my dress and shoes (see pics), and Sokayri was able to get the dress and shoes almost like new again! It was really an incredible job done. I trust Elena and Danilo with any alterations, tailoring, or cleaning I could ever need - they are artists and incredibly skilled. Highly recommend!
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