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    Obra Alta Costura Review(s)

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    Latest Review
    Mariz Anne Lectura
    05 December 2023 | Bride at Al and Mariz Wedding

    Where you are a part of an exquisite art!

    I am the kind of person who will wear your high heels, who can rock sneaker shoes, run several kilometers with a rubber shoes, or even go bare foot on a bikini. I am that crazy quilt. I didn’t know what I wanted for my wedding gown, I’m torn between going minimalist or full laced! But I had one specific request; and I sent 9 different designs, all of which are V-neck dresses. My husband and I asked that our clothings be different among the rest. I thought it’s going to be extremely challenging, because to me, barong looks just the same. When we told her, do what you need to do to make us different; I saw on her face how excited she was, how many ideas she had; I saw an artist light up! Now looking at our pictures, (from our photographer, family and friends) I tear up! When I look at my pictures wearing my wedding gown, I see Me! All versions of me! It’s everything I wanted which I NEVER MENTIONED to Ms Pie. She is the kind of designer who will not only interview you and ask what you wanted and then work on it. No, she will also get to know you, she will put all depths of your personality on your clothing! She made my wedding gown and my husband’s barong. They are designed entirely different, individually made specially for the two of us and not patterned to each other. But when my husband and I are beside each other, my wedding dress, his barong it is seamless, they are flawless individually and together! Thanks to our designer Ms Melanie Pie Ta\361ada for giving us a lifetime kilig! If you want to be the next subject of her beautiful art do reach her out: Mobile- 0920 232 5998 Viber- 09776290839
    Bless Parco
    27 June 2021 | Bride at Bless and Julien Wedding

    Very Versatile and Elegant

    I'm very happy because I will be able to use this in any occasion, not just in one occasion, it can be used in a formal gathering, concert performance etc. You will see that I used it for my music video The Other Me Hubby and I are very happy because we can still use these in the future. We're very satisfied because these are timeless :) More power po. Please keep on doing the great work, we love it so much. I can still use my gown in concerts in case I can already do a concert as a singer. Even my fashionista best friend said that I look very elegant in this dress.
    Nina Gregorio
    01 February 2021 | Bride at Ninz and Jay Wedding

    My dream wedding dress

    Most every girl at some point in her life dreams of what her wedding dress in going to look like. But in my case I honestly don't know what I want. I have a lot of saved photos in my Pinterest but I couldn't really decide. I sent Ms. Melanie top 3 of what I want and I told her "Ate Pie, ikaw na bahala". Her creation vs what I picture it out to be was better because of her personal touch and the details she added to it, that made me the most beautiful girl that day. It was more than I imagine it to be. I love every details, I love everything about it. It was perfect. Ms. Melanie will surely surprise you on how she can make your dream wedding dress to be one of the best you'd see, even in Pinterest.

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    01 February 2021
    Thank you ❤️
    Dianna Grace Palanca - Leano
    20 June 2019 | Bride at Dianna Grace and Roger Wedding

    Simply perfect in every way

    I found Obra Alta Costura from a good friend of mine, Pie Tañada. The collection was absolutely beautiful and amazingly priced! But what's more important that the collection itself was the service you get and kindness you feel as soon as you step in! I found everything I needed there. Everything was just perfect and complimented my dress perfectly especially the light nude color of my wedding gown. And I love extra mile to help me on such a short notice. She managed to do everything on time and even packed my dress in a tiny carry on with all my precious accessories.
    Monalyn Contreras
    19 June 2019 | Bride at Mona & Eric Wedding

    Our Prenup Fairy Godmother

    We had less than a month to prepare for our prenup. Our coordinator recommended that we do it early, even if it was still around 8 months before our wedding. As I was looking for a nice outfit for our outdoor prenup, I got really frustrated because nothing affordable would fit me nicely because of my figure. I even attempted to rent gowns, but ended up looking overly mature than my age. It was such a serendipity that I met Ms. Pie through my fiancé's friend, who was so eager introduce her, because Ms. Pie was also her wedding dress designer.\n\nDuring my first meeting with Ms. Pie, it felt like I was just chatting with a new friend. I told her my delimma. In my mind, I was just considering a possibility of having one custom made gown for our prenup. I ended up getting three because I loved her ideas and sketches. My favourite was the white dress. It looked almost like a wedding dress fit for my fairytale beach wedding. (We are having a church wedding, so I felt like it was my chance to have a beach wedding look). We had an upcoming side trip to Boracay the next week from our first meeting. I was excited for a possibility of wearing that white dress in Boracay. So, Ms. Pie granted my wish to get the white dress right away, in less than a week!\n\nI loved how Ms. Pie sometimes calls me to get an update on the shoot. I loved that she feels excited for me. I also appreciated the fact that she worked around the possible budget, and not a hint of sales talk. I just trusted her with the design and the fabrics to be used. I even got to ask her suggestions for our other outfits for the actual prenup. She was always a chat or call away. Took away most of my worries for the prenup outfit.\n\nWhen my fiancé saw the white dress he really liked it. In fact he liked all off them. He said my dresses were simple and beautiful. Super worth it! We are looking forward to your designs for our entourage. Definitely recommending Obra Alta Costura. Thank you so much Ms. Pie!
    Sushmita De Jesus
    22 May 2019 | Bride at Sushmita & Lester Wedding

    Satisfied client here!

    I am so thankful that I found OAC here in bridestory. I still remember our first met at her office discussing about my pegs and styles for my wedding gown and I am so happy because she really knows what's best for you. Of course I do have a budget for my gown and she'll respect that. I mean she will not offer you more higher price than your budget just to have you that elegant and beautiful gown like others(from what I experience). You'll see her passion on her work and I really enjoyed our fitting sessions. I will miss that Ms Mel! Haha. I am so happy with the outcome of my gown, exceeded to my expectation. Everyone loves it especially my husband who just saw it while I'm walking down the aisle. I still remember his smile:) Thank you so much Ms Mel. I'll surely recommend you to my future-bride-to-be-friends :) God bless you more.

    Dress & Attire

    What kind of dress and attire do you provide?
    Wedding dress,  Engagement/ prewedding dress,  Accessories,  Bridesmaid dress,  Flower girls dress,  Ring bearer's attire,  Evening dress,  Mother or sister's dress, mens attire
    What is your speciality? (max. 3)
    Wedding dress, SUIT,  Engagement/ prewedding dress
    Does a client need to schedule an appointment?
    What service do you provide?
    Custom made dress,  Made to measure dress,  Ready made dress
    What is(are) your primary service(s)? (max. 3)
    Custom made dress,  Made to measure dress,  Designer dress
    What dress style do you specialize in? (max. 3)
    Classic,  Glamour,  Contemporary
    What accessories do you provide?
    Do you provide your services in other cities or countries?
    How far in advance should your client contact you?
    1-4 months
    How long does it take in general for your client to receive the final dress?
    2-6 weeks
    What makes your services unique?
    My Design... Your Gown... In creating a design, I make my clients part of my design team, establishes the most sought-after elements, selects the most exciting fabrics and colors, then adds the "Melanie Tanada touch" in the form of high and intricate details. Assurance My designs are products of hard work, that last for many seasons. Me and the creative team of Obra Alta Costura, work hand in hand in pattern making, technical construction, details, embellishments, and quality control, to give our clients the very best
    Please list, if any, your business' past achievements and awards
    Obra alta Costura - Melanie Alcaraz-TaNada been featured on Wedding Digest Magazine, Weddings & Beyond and Bridal book-Female Network website. Become one of the 10 designers on the 10th Anniversary Special of Wedding Digest Magazine. Year 2013 recognized by the TOP Brand AWARDS Manila. Affiliated Vendor of Themes & Motifs
    What payment systems are available for your business?
    Bank transfer, Cheques, Cash
    What is your payment terms?
    Signing of contract Php 5,000, upon measurement 50%, fitting 25% and upon pickup the remaining balance.
    When was your business established?
    It started 2007
    Men's Formal Wear

    What kind of men's wear do you provide?
    Groom's attire,  Bestman's attire,  Page boy's attire,  Father's attire,  Ring bearer's attire
    What kind of style do you usually handle?
    Traditional,  Classic,  Contemporary,  Modern,  Slim fit
    What kind of style do you specialize in? (pick 3 maximum)
    Classic,  Contemporary,  Modern
    Does a client need to schedule an appointment?
    What service do you provide?
    Custom made
    Which is(are) your primary service(s)? (max. 2)
    Custom made
    Do you provide your services in other cities or countries?
    How far in advance should your client contact you?
    1-3 months
    How long in general does it take for your client to get the final attire?
    2-6 weeks
    Is there any limits to your alteartion services?
    Yes, there is a maximum of 2 free alterations
    What makes your services unique?
    In creating design, I make my client as part of my design team. Whatever OAC team do, we work heartily and creating timeless pieces for our client.
    Please list, if any, your business' past achievements and awards
    In 2015- top 10 wedding designer featured at Wedding Digest Magazine
    What payment systems are available for your business?
    Bank transfer, Cash
    What is your payment terms?
    P5000 contract signing, 50% upon measurement less the P5000, 25% upon fitting and remaining balance upon pickup
    When was your business established?

    Obra Alta Costura designer/owner Melanie Alcaraz-Tañada acquired her knowledge in Fashion Institute of the Philippines and has been helping couples on their wedding attire since 2007.

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