Freja Designer Dressmaker

We are a Multi-Award winning Wedding Dress Design Studio, we specialise in Wedding. We design and make Wedding Dresses and Mother of the bride outfits, bridesmaids dresses and accessories.
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Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Hats / Fascinators
Bespoke Dressmaker
Flower Girl Dresses
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Dress Designer
Wedding Dresses
Dry Cleaning
Appointment Only
Physical Shop / Studio
Bridal Boutique
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Full Description
Mette Baillie is an award-winning Danish designer dressmaker who fell in love with Edinburgh at first sight. She launched Freja Designer Dressmaking in 1998 as a stylish and ethical alternative to the mass-produced bridal wear, evening dresses and women’s suiting available on the high street. An adventurer at heart, Mette enjoys the freedom of the countryside and being at sea. Nature’s colours and textures are evident in much of her work and she takes inspiration from the design traditions of her Scandinavian heritage. Mette has always loved fashion and designed her first dresses as a child before achieving her dream to study haute couture in Odense, Denmark. She also worked in a Copenhagen fashion house before moving to Edinburgh with her Scottish husband and in Edinburgh, Freja Designer Dressmaking was born. With the help of a dedicated team, Mette has built a reputation for beautiful designs and attentive service. The Freja team work closely with each client to create pieces that showcase the wearer’s personality and Mette promises meticulous attention to detail. Each piece is first made in a cotton toile, before being fitted to find the perfect length, line, cut and placement for details like pockets and fastenings. In 2012 and 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2017, Mette was crowned Bridal Dress Designer - Retailer of the year at the prestigious VOWS, the Scottish wedding industry service awards. Nominated for the award by her customers for eight consecutive years, Mette and her team are proud of the close relationship they build with all of their customers as they involve them in the design process. Outside her studio, Mette’s free spirit takes her scuba diving, traveling, and riding fast bikes.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mette Baillie
We would be delighted to hear from you, and we will help you to achieve your dream wedding outfit. One that makes you feel like the best version of you, you can be.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
october bride
Happy couple married in November
November 2018
The dress was out of this world
The dress was out of this world and a dream to wear! It was BEAUTIFUL. I received so many compliments about how amazing it was. I knew from the moment you sent the first email you were the woman for the job and I'm so glad you were able to help. The dress was perfect and more than I could have ever imagined! You knew what I was looking for even when I didn't know myself and your honest advice throughout the process was never wrong. It blew me away when I saw the finished dress and everyone else said the same, it was so special. The whole experience of having it made was faultless and really enjoyable. Mum and I loved popping in for the fittings. You made us always feel so relaxed and welcome, it felt like we'd known you for years. I wish we could do it all over again!
Happy couple married in November
November 2018
I couldn't have wished for anyone more brilliant, patient or caring to have made my very special dress. I really loved all of my fittings and the evolving design process. A million, trillion thank yous for being so fabulous and talented.
I couldn't have wished for anyone more brilliant, patient or caring to have made my very special dress. I really loved all of my fittings and the evolving design process. A million, trillion thank yous for being so fabulous and talented.
Happy couple married in November
November 2018
So much love and thanks to you Mette, and your brilliant team! Amazing bison and craftsmanship. I can't thank you enough.
So much love and thanks to you Mette, and your brilliant team! Amazing bison and craftsmanship. I can't thank you enough.
Gillian McLaughlin
Happy couple married in November
December 2017
Quirky fabulousness at its finest
I was never going to be a traditional bride. I wanted an outfit that matched my personality. If ever there was a designer who could turn a dream into reality it is Mette. I LOVE my outfit... and it drew compliments from everyone... including complete strangers... and over 500 people on Facebook. Mette and her team are easy - going and very skilled perfectionists.
Natalie Bonner
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
100% recommendation
An amazing and talented dressmaker. Freja was wonderful and the dress surpassed expectations! 100% would recommend Freja ❤️
First Light Photography
Wedding: October
December 2017
Amazing amazing amazing
I could sing Mette's praises forever! Her work is exquisite, her designs, her personality, her ethos are all just incredible. I absolutely LOVE working with her and photographing her beautiful creations.
Location & Contact Details


75-79 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 6RD, Scotland

Travel Notes

we are conveniently placed in the city center of Edinburgh's New Town, only a short walk from George Street

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Accreditations (1)


What is your most memorable wedding?

This was a lovely wedding to offer the dress to a competion winner on a Scottish Wedding blog

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

individual, simple, sophisticated, clean, exckusive

What about your business are you most proud of?

our customer relationships, which makes it possible to deliver very personal designs suited to the bride and her wedding

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

go for what you want. not what people tell you you need

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

a bride was sadly missing both sets of her grand parents on her wedding day, we stitched in little hearts inside the brides wedding dress, made from fabric of clothes they had worn.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

we first meet and discuss ideas, they i draw up designs and price them out. Bride to be confirms, and we get started by making a muck-up of the dress style she wants, when that is good, we go ahead and make the real dress ready for fitting and then we finish your dress.

What do you love most about your job?

To get to know so many gorgeous brides and mums and make something so special and personal to them, they will never forget it.

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

i dont have a favorite style, my favorite depends on the bride and her shape and her setting for the wedding

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

As a standard we always stitch a blue ribbon in all our dresses

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Marilyn Munroe wedding