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“A CULTURAL BRIDAL DESIGN HOUSE WHERE EVERY WOMAN BECOMES A MUSE HER BACKGROUND A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS UNIQUELY TAILORED JUST FOR YOU …”
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Bride wearing an unique designed mint green Takshita with pearls and white stones, a unique designed veil and unique designed jewelry

Al-jamaal

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Woman wearing an unique designed red blouse and an unique designed classic high waist trousers standing before a wall with graffiti

Mutawadi’ah

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Woman wearing a vintage gold dress with bishop sleeves finished with embroidery accent and satin buttons holding a bag

Bewitching

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Blue jacket and skirt with floral embroidery, Woman wearing a unique designed blue skirt with floral embroidery, a blue jacket sitting on a mosaic fountain

Blush pink flower

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Unique designed gold accessories and a mint green party dress with stones by Aljamielah

Mysterious

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Aljamielah unique designed party dresses for occasions in different styles and colors

Dreams are forever

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Unique designed cultural party dress in pink with stones and beads

My dearest

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Bride in an unique designed Truly Love Me wedding dress playing behind a piano

My baby doll

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Back of an unique designed wedding dress from Truly Love Me with unique designed golden jewelry

A dream come true

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Bride in an unique designed white wedding dress from Truly Love Me holding yellow balloons in a room

My sunshine

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Five cultural women wearing party dresses from Aljamielah sitting on a bed

Mesmerizing

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Bride wearing an unique designed wedding dress from Truly Love Me standing in a hall holding a bridal bouquet

A loving friend

PRESS

Valerie writes content for our various marketing platforms. Her main goal is to build a strong brand identity that remains consistent throughout.

Valerie Torres columnist

VALERIE TORRES

COLUMNIST

ATELIER

Rachel leads our Atelier at Maison M' Elise. It's a diverse team of local craftswomen and seamstresses from different cultural backgrounds.

Rachel Green - Head Seemstress

RACHEL GREEN

HEAD SEAMSTRESS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maria encapsulates all the tiny nuances that many, including you as the bride, may overlook. It’s the details that make a distinct difference.

Maria Ciascai Second Shooter

MARIA CIASCAI

SECOND SHOOTER

DESIGN

Maaike creates in a dress the expression of an unspoken tenderness, beauty, and vulnerability in a bride. She is her muse and her unique source of inspiration.

Maaike Stofferis Head Designer

MAAIKE STOFFERIS

HEAD DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHY

Cristian has an absolute mastery of light. This, combined with an eye for the perfect shot, he is always able to capture a stunning image.

Christian Bortes Photographer

CRISTIAN BORTES

PHOTOGRAPHER

MARKETING

Ericia works on our social media platforms and creates different marketing strategies to reach brides internationally.

Ericia de Fatima Head of Marketing

ERICIA DE FATIMA

HEAD OF MARKETING

L’ATELIER

DRAWING YOUR LACE IS A GREAT PROCESS FOR YOU AND THE DESIGNER, IT’S LIKE CREATING A SECOND SKIN THAT IS COMPLETELY PERSONALISED.

We are proud to manufacture sustainable, storytelling lace in the Netherlands, inspired by our brides’ background and heritage. After your wedding day your gown might not be worn again, but you may not want to part with it either. To encourage environmental friendliness, Mansion M’Elise offers a circular solution to give your wedding dress a second life. We can transform your lace gown into a beautiful modern painting or create a stunning crib for your newborn.

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PUBLICATIONS

CAFTANS, TURBANS, AND SNEAKERS: ON A WORLD TRIP THROUGH ROTTERDAM WITH DESIGNER MAAIKE

Although her name and appearance suggest that she is Dutch, designer Maaike Stofferis (31) from fashion label Maison M’Elise, has only been living in Rotterdam for five years. Born in London, she has moved no less than nineteen times, from Europe to the Middle East and back. Now she makes wedding dresses and party clothes with influences from the many cultures she has become familiar with. Editor-in-chief Liza thought it was time for a chat with the designer.

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MANUFACTURING

We strive towards a diverse atelier, employing local craftswomen from different cultural backgrounds to produce unique gowns with a story to tell.

Hours

Our wedding dresses can take up to 300 hours of workmanship hereby creating gowns that are a symbol of the finest Dutch design and craftsmanship.

SUSTAINABILITY

At Maison M´Elise we believe in a circular economy. We take the utmost care to design and produce exquisite gowns that leave the most minimal carbon footprint possible.