We specialize in custom bridal attire and alteration solutions for brides. Additionally, we create custom wedding veils, heirloom robes and gifts, and provide day-of valet service to ensure you and yours look and feel your best on the big day!

services and offerings

If you're dreaming of your family heirloom wedding gown but redesigned for you, there is no one who can do it better.
We specialize in vintage wedding gown reconstructions from the smallest of alterations to the most involved redesigns. We have the imagination and skills needed to execute your sentimental, dream dress.
Read more about the process below!

Your vintage or heirloom family dress gets redesigned and fitted for you.

Vintage wedding gown

If you know that you won't find what you're looking for in traditional bridal shops, you need a custom designed wedding gown.
We take all of your desires and specifications to heart and create a unique design for you and you alone.
Scroll down to read more about the design process! Click here to view our semi-custom wedding gown collection.

We create a wedding gown from scratch just for you.

custom + Semi-custom bridal

No matter what you'd like to do to your existing wedding gown, we can do it. Adding sleeves, changing the design, creating detachable elements - you name it - we can do it. Once you place your deposit, we'll schedule your first fitting 2-3 months out from your wedding date. Our base package includes up to 3 fittings.
Scroll down to read more about the alterations process.

We'll perfect the fit and style of your retail wedding gown.

alterations + creative solutions

Browse through our wide selection of veil styles to perfect your look. All veils can be customized with beading, lace, embroidery - you name it. Capes, toppers, fashion sleeves - we can do it all - just ask!
We also create heirloom robes and gifts to continue the sentimental legacy of your family. Browse through our galleries and inquire below today.

Complete your wedding day ensemble with accessories and gifts.

Veils, heirloom robes and gifts

Learn more about our embroidered veils here

You want to enjoy every moment of your wedding day, and with skilled professionals by your side, your wedding morning will go by without a hitch. We steam and prep the brides gown, bridal party and more, as well as the guys! Tying bow ties, folding pocket squares, tacking down bra straps - we can handle everything for you.
Inquire below for date today - availability is limited.

Complete your wedding day ensemble with accessories and gifts.

day-of valet service

How it Works

All custom made garments come with delivery and on-site steaming up to 1 hour. Reconstructions and alterations can add on our day-of valet service, learn more here!

6. Delivery + celebration

After a minimum of 5-7 months, your custom garment is complete! We will store the garment for you until closer to the wedding date, so we can take care of any last minute tweaks if needed.

5. completion

You can expect anywhere from 5-7 fittings to complete your custom garment. With each fitting, you start to see the garment coming to life right before your eyes!

4. fittings

For custom wedding gown clients, we start with a mock up in muslin to show you exactly how the garment will look prior to cutting into fashion fabrics. Here is where you can make any other major changes to the design.

3. Mock up fitting

Once we've collected your $160 deposit, we meet to review your own unique designs with fabrics and trims. We take your measurements so we can begin construction on your custom gown.

2. sketch review

Schedule a complimentary phone consultation to discuss your dreams and budget prior to any commitment. We provide as much info as possible to help you make the right decision.

1. Consultation

our process

Custom + Reconstructed

Client Work

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Fill out the contact form to receive detailed information about the alterations process at anatomy. Once reviewed, you can book your initial fitting/consultation with a deposit of $100.


Your first fitting will be 2-3 months out from your wedding. We fit the garment to your body and preferences. Then we discuss any other concerns or desires you have including veils, additional garments or our day-of valet service!


You will visit us two more times: once 4-6 weeks out and lastly 2-3 weeks out to pick up your perfected wedding gown and other items. If additional fittings are required based on the scope of work, your timeline will vary.


On-site steaming, prep and delivery services are available! Click here to learn more about the benefits of our day-of valet service! Limited dates available each season. We also assist with wedding dress dry cleaning and preservation services for our clients.


If you require custom alterations that go beyond the scope of traditional tailoring, a phone consult and sketch may be required to begin. We can do just about anything we're asked, so reach out today to get started!



our process

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I tried finding a dress at typical wedding dress stores in NYC, Raleigh and Tampa - striking out in every state. None of the dresses seemed like me. I reached out to Ali and, for lack of better words, word vomited to her what I thought I wanted. In a couple of weeks I received 3 sketches, each one better than the one before. From the moment I spoke to Ali, to the day she handed me my finished product, I felt so connected and I knew I was going to have the ABSOLUTE BEST wedding dress ever. She is a visionary and an artist. She works SO hard to make sure ever little detail is absolutely perfect, and she won't stop until its right. I traveled to Buffalo from NC a couple of times and it was worth every penny. If you want a wedding dress that is PERFECT for you, will turn heads, have all of your guest talking AND have fun while its designed and created for you. I cannot say enough good things about them, their store and their work!!

“She works SO hard to make sure ever little detail is absolutely perfect, and she won't stop until its right.”


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It was always a dream of mine to be able to wear my mother's wedding dress, but I knew it would need to be sized up to fit me. I was definitely not going to trust a chain bridal store with a family heirloom, but I never thought I would find someone as talented and passionate as Ali at Made by Anatomy. A few glances at her Facebook photos were all it took to convince me to set up a consultation. Ali is lovely in person and great to work with; she listened to all my requests and concerns and I trusted her 100%. I was blown away with the final results. Buffalo is extremely lucky to have someone this talented!

“Buffalo is extremely lucky to have someone this talented!”


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