Custom Design

Susan Sorbello

About the Designer:

Designer, Susan Sorbello has created fashions and clothing since childhood. She always had her own sense of style.  She won her first sewing competition at the age of 10.  After working over a decade Susan decided to launch her passion for fashion.  She studied fashion design at the City and Guilds of London Institute.  After graduating in 1996, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where she began creating custom ladies’ wear in 1997.  In 2005, Susan focused exclusively on bridal wear and exhibited her custom designs at the Wedding Channel Couture Bridal Market in New York City. As the company expanded and moved into larger premises, she began operating as “Sealed With A Kiss” in 2011.  Today, the company has grown to two stores: its flagship in Charlottesville and one in Richmond, VA, which opened December 2013.  Both locations offer a selection of designers as well as Susan’s designs.

What we offer:

Custom Design – Have you been dreaming of your ideal wedding dress since you were a little girl? The fabrics, the cut, the feel…but you just can’t seem to find a dress that brings that dress into your reality? Susan works with brides to help bring that dream dress to life when discussing fabrics, styles, and the overall design concept. Allow her to be your Fairy Godmother and watch her transform a pencil and paper sketch into that very dress that has been trapped in your dream for all these years. Give life to your unique style with a custom designed gown by Susan Sorbello at Sealed With A Kiss.

Custom Design Consultation Fee – Non-refundable deposit consultation charge of $75 per half hour (minimum half hour appointments required). Finished gown price averages $3000-$6000 dependent upon fabric and design.  Simple designs with minimal details begin at $2000.

Redesign – Do you already have a dress but it just needs a little extra something to make it uniquely yours? Maybe the perfect sash, straps, or additional embellishment. Susan can help you turn your dress into your dream dress with custom redesign work.Redesign Fee– Determined on an individual basis.

Please contact us to determine how we can best serve you. When you’re ready, schedule your appointment.