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Margaret Coyne Couture

The Courthouse, Dowra, Co Cavan
Reviews (20) 5/5
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Come with an idea, and let us do the rest. We will take you through the stages of having a unique and special wedding dress created just for you.

From one of a kind wedding dresses to exquisite mother-of-bride/groom outfits or a show-stopping piece for a special occasion, our approach is client-centred with an emphasis on cut and fit.

We aim to give you a couture and bespoke experience in a relaxed and friendly setting. Margaret will talk and sketch you through the design process and talk all things cloth, trimming and silhouette. When a design has been chosen and measurements taken, the next step is a toile fitting, before moving onto the selected cloth and the final fitting stage.

The whole process typically takes 2-3 months on average but rush orders are possible, just ask! 

We are now also doing bespoke headpieces, so you can be dressed from head to toe without all the stress of shopping!

Read about the wedding of one of our beautiful brides here;


20 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Catherine Mccollum
Added 30th Jan 2023
Wedding 17th Dec 2022
I organised my wedding in 13 weeks so didn’t have a long time to find a dress. I found Margaret Coyne Couture when I looked up wedding dress makers and she was in the top 10 in Ireland and I can see why. I always found her very easy to work with and nothing was ever a problem. She did a beautiful job with my dress. Can’t thank her enough.
Geraldine Duignan
Added 7th Dec 2022
Wedding 29th Oct 2022
If you are searching for the dress of your dreams I would highly recommend that you look no further than Margaret Coyne. Margaret recently designed my Mother of the bride dress at very short notice. She also made my daughter’s exquisite dress too, with even less notice! Margaret was always serene and calm and consequently our visits to her felt almost therapeutic amidst the stress of wedding preparations. She made the process seem effortless despite the time pressure she was under and knew intuitively how to interpret the vision of the dress I had in my mind. She was always gentle and reassuring and I was absolutely delighted with the elegant and beautifully tailored dress she created for me, even adding her own unique touch in the form of a shoulder wrap for what was a chilly day. Margaret far exceeded all my expectations as she will for anyone who is fortunate enough to have a dress created by her.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Geraldine, that’s is so kind of you, thank you so much. I was so delighted with how the dress and cape turned out and that you were so pleased. How beautiful you were! Truly it was an honour to design for you. X
Rachel Duignan
Added 7th Dec 2022
Wedding 29th Oct 2022
Margaret is an incredibly talented lady and it was a pleasure to get to know her in the lead up to our wedding. She took on the task of making my dress at very short notice, with the added challenge of accommodating a heavily pregnant bride ! It is a measure of her skill and professionalism that on the day I felt confident and comfortable wearing her exquisite creation. Margaret is very humble and unassuming which belies her phenomenal skill and creativity. She knew instinctively what would work and gently guided me through the process. I would highly recommend Margaret to any bride to be in the country.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you for those lovely words so much Rachel, honestly it was a total pleasure creating your dress and I loved the fact that we had a growing bump to accommodate! Thank you for tasking me to design for you. You were a very beautiful bride. Love to Gabriel! X
Added 8th Oct 2022
Wedding 6th Oct 2022
Delighted with the rush order Margaret made for my wedding. The skirt turned out so well and was exactly what I wanted.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you Caoimhe, you looked simply beautiful on your wedding day. I loved the crochet top and I’m so glad the silk skirt complemented it so well. X
Audrey Morgan
Added 10th Oct 2022
Wedding 1st Oct 2022
Margaret designed the most amazing wedding dress for my daughter and a fabulous mother of the bride dress for me ??????????? Margaret was a dream to work with and nothing was a problem and made us both feel so at ease and we both got our dresses of dreams ???? I would recommend Margaret to any bride and mother of the bride / groom she is a absolute lady
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Audrey, I loved doing all the fittings with you and Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Best wishes to both of you xx
Added 8th Jan 2023
Wedding 22nd Sep 2022
Getting Margaret to make my stunning dress, and customised veil was the best decision I made in regards to my wedding preparations. I couldn’t have made a better choice for making my ideal wedding dress and fabulous veil a reality. From start to finish she was so easy to communicate with and her experience and expertise in wedding dresses - design and craftsmanship was second to none. I felt so comfortable from start to finish and the final result exceeded my expectations and more. I would 100% recommend Margaret and have done so -to any bride to be. It will be the best decision you make in regards to your wedding dress- and veil if you want one. Thanks again for everything and making my dress so perfectly, for all your advice on fabric, fit and for taking the stress out of wedding dress shopping for me. I’m eternally grateful.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you Rebecca for those lovely words. It was a great privilege to design and make your wedding dress and veil. It was always so lovely to welcome yourself and your sisters to your fittings, and you looked absolutely stunning on the day! X
Caroline Murphy
Added 20th Sep 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
Margaret , created a most beautiful wedding gown for my daughters wedding and my Mother of the Bride dress.and my day two dress . From START to finish Margaret is a true professional , giving advice in a calm atmosphere . We would have no problem Recommending her , if you want a bespoke gown for your special day …
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you Caroline, it was a great pleasure to design the dresses for you! Thank you for putting your faith in me. The results were incredible. Both you and Lauren looked so amazing xx
Added 26th Sep 2022
Wedding 18th Aug 2022
I began planning my elopement style wedding in very short notice , the most important part for me was finding the perfect dress for the unique occasion . Margaret works so effortlessly and with such professionalism and kindness ..nothing was a problem . she is truely talented and made me feel like the only bride in the world . She is gifted . Margaret turned my dreams into reality !
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Nicola! I loved your ideas and bringing them to life gave me great enjoyment! You looked spectacular on the day. Every best wish to you and your new husband xx
Added 12th Aug 2022
Wedding 6th Aug 2022
Margaret was so kind and gentle to deal with. I am the kind of person I hate shopping and the thought of wedding dress shopping petrified me as I knew I did not want to go white. Upon my first visit, we drew out a rough sketch of what we were both thinking and took it from there. I felt reassurance straight away. Margaret gave me the balance of being quirky and bridal in the one go! Margaret was in constant contact and anything I thought of in between was no problem.
Sabrina Gormley
Added 13th Jul 2022
Wedding 1st Jul 2022
Gonna start by saying I don’t usually write reviews but when someone surpasses your expectations, I had to share. Margaret.. what can I say! How unbelievably lucky was I to find this gem of a designer! We got married in March and had a wedding party last week. I went to Margaret with a grain of an idea and from that, she had down on paper in a half hour exactly what I had in mind but couldn’t articulate! Margaret was in constant contact with me, no query was to much. I felt like a very special client from start to finish and I think I looked, but definitely felt like a million dollars!! So so happy with my palazzo pants and satin bustier with hand sown crystals ???? Exceptionally talented designer and consummate tailor, as well as being a thoroughly lovely person. Can not recommend Margaret enough!
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Sabrina, what an absolute pleasure it was!! I loved your attitude of “let’s go for it!”, and the result was just stunning! Your words mean so much to me. Congratulations and all the luck in the world to yourself and Liam x
Bernie Miggin
Added 30th Jun 2022
Wedding 6th Jun 2022
From the first meeting with Margaret she made the whole process of designing my wedding dress so enjoyable and unique to me. From follow up fittings and changes to being so professional and wonderful to work with. I loved going for my fitting updates with her and even when I found out I was pregnant it didn’t matter as she altered and adjusted to suit. On the day of the wedding it was the most comfortable dress to wear for the day and the number of compliments on the dress people are still talking about it. Margaret also surprised me with a fabulous framed sketch of the dress which is simply stunning to have. I would highly recommend Margaret to any bride the experience and service is really the best I have ever came across. Thank you Margaret so much
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Bernie, it was a total and absolute pleasure to make your wedding dress, you were a dream bride, so lovely and relaxed! It was an honour and privilege to have been a small part of your special day. Every best wish to you and Ivan and your (growing) family !! Margaret xx
Gertie Mc Hugh
Added 5th Jun 2022
Wedding 14th May 2022
Margaret was amazing to work with from start to finish. She took my ideas and refined them to create a beautiful mother of the bride outfit. Her advice around what colours to use and the wonderful tailoring were exceptional and I got so many compliments on the day (and since!). I'd recommend her in a heartbeat!
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Gertie! It was a privilege to design and make your dress for you! You were so lovely to work with, and you looked so amazing xx
Siobháin Kelly
Added 14th Mar 2022
Wedding 12th Feb 2022
There are not enough positive words to describe my experience with Margaret! I had visited a number of bridal shops but was somewhat disillusioned by what was on offer - I felt I was looking at the same dresses over and over. It was by complete chance that I heard of Margaret. I hadn't considered a bespoke wedding dress but after speaking with her, decided to visit her studio one weekend. She had just completed her Eden collection and I can honestly say that I had more choice in her capsule collection than I had in the entirety of all the bridal shops that I had visited. She is so talented and understood exactly what I wanted from day one - something simple, comfortable yet elegant. Not only is she brilliant at what she does but she is also so friendly, kind and obliging. It was genuinely such a pleasure to visit Margaret for my dress fittings, and she made the entire process stress free. My mother also had her outfit designed by Margaret and it was without a shadow of doubt, the nicest outfit she has ever worn! The quality, fit and design of her dress could never be matched by any shop bought item. I adored my dress and received countless compliments on the day on both the design and on how comfortable I appeared. This is all attributable to Margaret and her vision. I honestly could not recommend Margaret enough for her talent, professionalism and affable nature. She is an absolute gem and both my Mum and I look forward to finding an excuse to visit her again!!
Lucy Kelly
Added 23rd Feb 2022
Wedding 12th Feb 2022
On one of my visits with my daughter for her wedding dress fitting with Margaret I asked her if she would make a Mother of the Bride outfit. (This was mid Devember). I gave her an idea of what I would like. She sketched out a drawing for me there and then. Within 4_ 5weeks Margaret had designed and made the most faboulous outfit. I can honestly say I felt and looked a million dollars in it. She also made my hat. I cannot recommend Margaret enough. She was so accommodating with her time and nothing was a problem for her. She took the whole stress out of shopping for an outfit. So many people came to me on the day of the wedding to compliment my outfit and enquire where I got it. I think that in itself is a glowing tribute to Margaret. Margaret thanks a million. Any Mother of the Bride looking for an outfit need look no further than Margaret.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Lucy! Those words mean so much to me. It was such a pleasure designing the dress and hat for you, you really looked fabulous for the big day. X
Added 18th Jan 2022
Wedding 27th Dec 2021
Margaret went above and beyond for me. I had two tops designed to go with a skirt purchased from another store. When I originally met with Margaret I thought my skirt was white. Half way through the design process we realized the skirt was more Ivory. To check this Margaret consulted the bridal store that I bought the skirt from and sorted everything out for me. She was such a pleasure to visit and the tops she designed where what I imagined but better. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you Rebecca! I always enjoyed the fittings with you and your mum, you were so lovely to work with. You had a unique vision of your wedding looks and it was pleasure to bring your ideas to life. You looked absolutely beautiful on the day. Congratulations xx
Niamh Lynam
Added 30th Nov 2021
Wedding 23rd Oct 2021
I highly recommend Margaret Coyne Design. Margaret went above and beyond to create the perfect dress for me for my brothers wedding. She was so accommodating and created the dream dress for me!
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Thank you so much Niamh, it was such a pleasure xx
Annette Whiriskey
Added 5th Dec 2021
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
Ladies, I can’t recommend Margaret Coyne Design enough. I had a vision for my dress of dreams so opted for the couture experience. To my delight Margaret understood exactly what I wanted! Her interest and investment in me and my dress was apparent every step of the way. Studios which offer such expertise, knowledge and understanding of form and fit are few and far between- believe me I’ve been to a few! It is of no surprise that Margaret has worked on some of the most beautiful bridal gowns worn by Ireland’s most Instagramable. Five star service!
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Annette thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure creating your beautiful wedding dress xx
Judith Caffrey
Added 28th Nov 2021
Wedding 26th Aug 2017
Margaret Coyne is one of the most professional and modest craftspeople you could hope to meet however her talent is anything but modest. She is highly skilled, knowledgeable and has many years’ experience at the top tier of the wedding dress design industry. Margaret has an intuition when it comes to fabric, fit, cut, movement… I love quality clothing and have always tried to buy the best I could afford. I know fairly well what suits me but when it comes to wedding dresses – well, this was my one and only so - I didn’t really know where to start... I had a few vague notions. Margaret listened and advised and we came to a wonderful conclusion with my dress. I went from being a shy bride to wanting all eyes on me! Margaret will look after you extremely well and you will feel valued. Highly recommended.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Wow, thank you Judith! It was such a pleasure to create your beautiful wedding dress. Your delicate lace top over the soft flow of silk crepe was just so ultra feminine and timelessly elegant. X
Emma W
Added 3rd Dec 2021
Wedding 7th Apr 2017
Margaret made my dream wedding dress. From my first contact with Margaret I knew she was someone I could trust with creating such an important part of our wedding. Margaret listened to my ideas and also had some beautiful touches which made my dream dress even more beautiful! Margaret was so easy to communicate with and she kept me updated at different stages of the dress making process. It was important to me that the bridal studio look after me from start to finish as I didn’t like the idea of having to find someone not connected with the studio or my dress to alter it after I bought it. The whole experience of getting my wedding dress made was a complete joy. I couldn’t recommend Margaret highly enough.
Jennifer Coghlan
Added 29th Nov 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2016
Margaret was amazing to deal with . I had a vision for my wedding dress and Margaret went above and beyond what I expected.From the design to the picking of materials Margaret helped me every step of the way. Her eye to detail and also right up to the wedding day she was always on hand making sure the fit was perfect. I couldn’t thank her enough. Amazing value for the top service that Margaret provides. I would highly recommended Margaret to all brides to be.
Response from Margaret Coyne Couture
Jenny thank you so much for those lovely words! Creating your beautiful bridal look was such a pleasure. I especially loved how your dress had so many elements that allowed you to change your look throughout the day. You looked simply stunning!
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