Unfortunatley no longer in business.
I found Kate's (former owner) phone number on myphillyfoxcom. Upon calling, I found out that she no longer has the shop - she hasn't since September '08. It is a real shame because the reviews sound lovely. As I am in the market for bridesmaid dresses, she did refer me to Nicole's (also in Jenkintown). I made an appointment with Nicole's and will review after visiting.
Lucky ducks to all those who were able to go to Hennessy!
Hennessy May'd Bridal Makes Dreams a Reality!!.
IF i could seat here for days and write abt how GOOD Kate is i would and there would be no end to this!!
so with a few words I am just going to say that KATE MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE!!!!
I don't know how to ever thank her enough!!
if you need further explanations please feel Free to call me at any time at: 610-316-0920
Wonderful service, beautiful work, extremely affordable. I was so nervous to have my wedding dress altered since it has such intricate beading. Kate did an amazing job on my dress, it fits perfectly for my upcoming wedding, I trusted her from our first meeting that she knew exactly what she was doing. She was really personable and great to work with, especially being an anxious bride. Her prices were within our budget, much more affordable than other places I had priced. I would highly recommend her.
The most beautiful dress at the Tony Awards!!. I was planning to attend the 2008 Tony Awards in New York and I searched everywhere for a dress with no sucess....I was incredibly worried and running out of time! Only a couple of weeks before the Tony Awards, Kate was able to create an incredible formal dress for the event and the price was very reasonable! It was the perfect little black dress! I recieved compliments ALL night at the Tony Awards about my dress which to me says alot!! When you are surrounded by celebrities and beautifully dressed people and your own dress gets noticed, that truely describes how beautiful my dress was! I loved it! It was exactly what I asked for and Kate took great care of me as a customer and it fit perfectly. If you are wanting to look your absolute best for that important event, I highly recomment Hennessy May'd! Thank you!
great experience, fast work and reasonably priced. I was really impressed by Kate. I had my grandmother's wedding dress redone by another tailor and one week before the wedding there were a few things I didn't like about the way it fit. I brought it to Kate, who is, above all else, a really nice and funny person. She looked at it, asked me what I wanted done, suggested some additional alterations, agreed to do both, set a price, and then promised it would be done by Wednesday. Throughout that first appointment she was telling me stories and chatting, I felt like I had met an old friend. I was nervous when I walked into the store but very confident walking out. When I picked my dress up less than one week later, it was perfect. The cost was extremely reasonably, much cheaper than I expected. I wish I had met her earlier, I would take anything to her. She specializes in tailor made dresses and I would definetly have enjoyed the creative process in working with her. I recommend her highly!
Wonderful shop!. Kate and Bernadette created the most beautiful wedding dress for me. I receive compliments on my dress years later from people that attended the wedding. The dress fit perfectly, it was exactly what I wanted and it was unique. The girls were quick and everything was well priced. They were so helpful with everything including offering thoughts on other areas of my wedding. I would take my sister there for her dress and she lives in LA! This was one of the best experiences of planning my wedding and I would always consider Hennessy May'd anytime I need a formal dress in the future. I can't rave enough about what a great experience and wonderful my dress was. I strongly recommend them to anyone getting married that wants a beautiful dress.
Wonderful experience all around. Kate is an amazing dressmaker & I would (& have) highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a personal clothing creatiion. I've always been a bit particular about clothing...fit, cut & fabric. When I started searching for my wedding dress I was uncomfortable & disappointed with all the Bridal Boutiques that I went to. They all tried to make me fit into their ready to wear dresses (adding padded cups, etc) rather than finding a dress that fit me. My first appointment with Kate was 11 months before my wedding. I brought in pictures, we drew sketches & she showed me different samples of fabric to help me create my dress. While I had an overall idea of what I wanted it to look like, Kate is a master when it comes to details. During one fitting, she noticed I was posturing differently & could tell (even before I could) that I wasn't comfortable with part of the dress & she immediately worked to correct it. Compared to ready to wear dresses that I've seen and tried on in stores, as well as based on friends' experiences, Hennessy May'd is VERY reasonably priced. Kate is down to earth & put me at ease in her shop. You can tell she has had a lot of experience, and she is wonderful at explaning all the phases of the process. She was upfront about having a series of appointments, time lines & what would happen if either one of us had to reschedule an appointment. I couldn't disagree more with the other reviewer's (krea's) negative comments about Kate. Creating a custom dress is a long & involved process (many fittings & a muslin sample before she cuts the actual fabric) but it is definitely worth it, if you want an outfit that is unique & custom made. If you like to have the options of picking out fabrics, buttons, lace & every other detail of your dress rather than going with something off-the-rack that hundreds of other brides will also wear, and you want to work with creative, talented & overall great dressmaker then Hennessy May'd is the place for you.
Avoid this seamstress!!!. Having a dress made by this seamstress was the worst experience I have ever had. I don't even know where to begin. I started working with her a year before my daughter's wedding. I am so tiny that I knew I could never find a MOB dress in a store that would fit me. I had several appointments with her where not much was accomplished. She missed appointments, she canceled appointments at the last minute and made a dress that was ill fitting. I couldn't even wear the jacket and had to try and remake the dress myself. I tried to get her to fit the dress properly, but she just didn't seem to understnad that I wanted a dress that fit well. I and sick when I look at the wedding photos. The price was out of sight. At one point she called and screamed at me over the phone because I didn't think I should have to pay full price for a poorly made dress. I wouldn't recomment her to anyone. She is rude, mean and uncooperative.
THE BEST CUSTOM-Made DRESS EVER. This woman saved my life. I was a few weeks out from the wedding date and ran into trouble with my dress (long-long-long story). I walked into Kate's shop and was instantly comfortable, and convinced that we could, together, design a dress. We did and it turned out wonderful, affordable, and exactly what I wanted. Kate made the process easy even though I was panicked. Her style is simple, elegant, creative, and reassuring. I recommend talking to Kate about your dress, your wedding, your style and letting her assist you in making the dress of your dreams.
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