C & M Designs

Bespoke Bridal

We are a family run business. Specializing in bespoke dressmaking and custom design, with a full alterations service.  Cathleen started the business in 1993 out of a small shed to make clothes for friends and family and with her daughter, Margaret started C&M Bridal wear with Cathleen in 2004. With over sixteen years in the wedding industry, helping thousands of brides have the perfect dress to say I do!

We tailor make your wedding dress to your measurements to flatter your body and fit you perfectly.  Choose from our own design bridal gown or design your own one of a kind bridal gown with us!  Have a unique bespoke made to measure gown for your wedding day book an appointment with us today!

Custom Wedding Dress

For a completely bespoke bridal gown book an appointment with us.  This service will mean that your wedding dress is completely one of a kind like you.  At the appointment we discuss what style would suit your body shape and try on different styles from there Rebecca will draw designs for you to choose them. After that, we choose colours and fabrics that are best to suit you and the design.  From there, your design will be constructed,  and you’ll be called for fittings where we will further perfect the dress and have you feeling and looking like the most beautiful bride you are!

Bridal Gown Alterations

Cathleen has vast experience in alterations and is known as a wizard with dresses fixing any problem she’s given no matter how hopeless. Cathleen is an expert in getting an  ill-fitting wedding dress to fit you like a glove for your special day.

We also can redesign and add elements like sleeves or lace beading detail to your dress. Add a design twist and your own personal style to your wedding dress. 

Book an appointment with us today and create your dream wedding dress.


I would like to say thank you to both Rebecca and Kathleen so much for your kindness, hard work, and attention to detail in altering my wedding dress! It turned out so beautifully. Initially, I bought my wedding dress which needed to be altered. My auntie contacted Rebecca and Kathleen and I went along for my consultation and the fairytale continued from there, nothing was a problem. Rebecca listened and created my dream dress with such attention to detail. I could not have dreamed of a nicer dress. Nothing was an issue and my dress turned out beautifully. I would highly recommend C & M if you need a seamstress.


I came to Rebecca and Cathleen 4 weeks before my wedding in trouble- my wedding dress top had been badly altered by another seamstress. With so little time and right in the middle of communion/confirmation season, Rebecca and Cathleen made me a stunning top from scratch that fit me perfectly and made me feel beautiful. The bodice was covered in lace which had to be hand-sewn on; every detail was perfect, it was comfortable all day and the quality is exceptional. They are professional to the last and have a critical eye for their work, but on top of all are really lovely people to deal with. I can't thank you both enough and can't wait to wear the top again!


I didn't actually visit, I'm well past the marrying age seemingly, but I use that house as a very important landmark to get to an occasional job in westmeath. What I love is the second sign, saying "you've missed us !" Very clever!! Great marketing, I hope they are always successful, there's always going to be a bride somewhere !! 😁😁😁


Thank you so much to everyone in C&M bridal. They put so much hard work into creating my perfect dress. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend a trip to this shop if youre looking for a wedding dress. Thanks again.


got my wedding dress here. was absolutely beautiful and exactly like i wanted. kathleen done alot of work on it ensure was what i wanted and that fitted confortable thank you so much to all at C and M bridal.


I had my wedding on the 16/03/2019 and I felt like a star thanks to the girls in C&M. They couldn't do enough for me for my big day and even managed to make my beautiful veil! Thank you so much, Katleen, Margaret & Girls. You are truely amazing at your job and I couldnt recommend you enough. xx

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