There’s not a girl in the world that hasn’t dreamed of walking down the aisle in a wedding dress that makes her feel like a princess.

Finding the perfect dress is no easy task, but if you want design expertise, knowledge and a specially selected range from the world’s top designers, then Opus Couture, in West Kilbride, has it all.

Directly across the road from their flagship shop, Opus Atelier is the sister salon, featuring their beautiful designer room, offering a high-end range of bridal gowns. They have brought new sought-after designers to Scotland which are exclusive to Opus Atelier including Berta and Berta Muse

Owner, Sharon Hamilton McPherson, has 30-years experience in the design and bridal industry. She says: “Our success has been achieved through quality of service, experience and in-house expertise, which has been recognised by winning the VOWS Industry Award in 2016 and in 2006 and 2010 as Best Bridal Retailer in Scotland, with nominations every year since 2005!”

Sharon, along with the majority of her staff, have qualifications in fashion design and pattern cutting enabling them to give expert advice to all brides, helping them to find the perfect gown. Sharon has designed many of the gowns that you will find in the Opus salons.

The service level at both Opus salons is second to none. The bride-to-be may have an idea in her mind what she would like her dress to look like. But as Sharon says, it is impossible to fit a dress to a body from an idea, you must try it on to find the perfect fit. That’s where the experience and designer’s eye come into play. The bride may find a strapless dress that fits like a dream, but she really wanted straps. Not an issue, the in-house expert service will have straps designed and inserted specifically to complement the bride’s figure.

“Our main aim is to make brides as beautiful as they can be. That is our mission, we always have their back. If they want a dress altered, have sleeves inserted, whatever their dream is, we can do it,” says Sharon, who works in partnership with her husband, Stewart.

Sharon’s new baby for the last few years has been Opus Atelier, which is not your usual wedding boutique. With a hand-picked selection of gowns from exclusive designers you will be offered a one to one bridal fitting and creative consultation service where brides have exclusive use of the salon. Your ideas will be explored until the bride is delighted with the finished gown.

Sharon has plenty to be proud of, her businesses are multiple award winners, as well as her staff. Her expert staff have worked with her for many years, and she has secured her name in the world of bridal services to a level that she can call world-class designers close friends, and she has an impressive celebrity client list. Staging a runway show in Abu Dhabi in 2016 offered Sharon an insight into the world of high end bridal fashion and she loved it. She is also on the board of the Retail Bridal Association which supports the retailers across the UK to provide the best service possible.

Sharon adds: “I like to tell my brides, “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all”, I feel like we are a team working towards the goal of making the bride as beautiful as she can be.”

If you would like to visit the Opus salons, please make an appointment as the staff would like to ensure their full attention to all your needs. You can view the Opus range at and

Prices start from £800 in Opus Couture. Opus Atelier prices start from £1800.