With over 20 years of experience, we are one of the top bridal tailoring services in Ontario.
Not only do we provide tailoring services, but we also do custom work that makes every bride look unique, from headpieces, jewelry to belts, unique bouquets, veils, and more.
We are a fashion forward team of perfectionists bringing a fun energy to every appointment to ensure every client has an unforgettable experience! Come check us out for yourselves!
Meet Our Team
Tanis Beno (Emmett) - Owner
“My New Years Eve Wedding was one of the best days of my life (along with the birth of our daughter following of course!) I had purchased the most gorgeous gown, it had everything just right from the cut, silhouette, colour, opal stone details, down to the geometric print. Of course, me being me, I couldn’t keep it just like that, I ended up taking the entire back apart piece by piece and re-designed it. Of course I couldn’t stop there, after I ended up designing the coolest black and champagne gown for my reception with the help of the TEWS team!
When they say design is in your bones they aren’t kidding, so why not have some fun right?! In the end, I had the most unique dress with a little sprinkle of TEWS in it!”
With over 17 years experience Tanis Beno (Emmett) from childhood has had a love for sewing, design, creating, and working with people. At age 5, Tanis started her first sewing class at the “Silver Thimble”. At age 10, she told her parents “I am going to be a fashion designer one day”. And at age 16, after finishing a project in her high school fashion class, she created her signature brand “TE”.
Tanis graduated from the Fashion Design program at Fanshawe College. Having the love of creating someone’s perfect dress stitch by stitch and mastering the art of the fit, it was time to grow her brand and not shy from her ultimate dream of TE.
In 2016, Tanis was humbled to be awarded the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award and up to today feels so privileged to be able to work with clients from all over the world. Tanis and her team aspire to create the ultimate bridal experience for every client that walks into both their Stouffville and Newcastle studios, bringing to the table credentials, knowledge, and creativity, she and her team invite every client to feel confident in their hands and just simply enjoy the ride.
Agata Gilbert - Manager of Alterations (Newcastle & Stouffville)
I still have my prom dress from 1999… as if I am ever going to wear it again. But I just love it so much!
Karthika Jeyamohan - Customer Care Rep. (Newcastle) & Social Media Coordinator
Scarborough, Ont. Degree: Diploma in Creative Advertising (Centennial College) & Wedding Planning & Event Coordination Certificate (The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada) Hobbies: Cooking, Graphic Design, Music, Dancing, DIY’s, Binging Netflix’s, Wine
When I was young, I always pictured having 5 separate weddings celebrating one great love. They included a church ceremony, a Hindu ceremony, a backyard picnic wedding, a destination wedding, and a high fashion style New York wedding (Like the almost wedding between Carrie and Big in Sex and The City). Then I became a wedding planner and saw first hand how much money actually goes into a wedding through coordinating weddings for the past 4 years, and now I’d be fine with just eloping. Ha!
Cheryl Archer - Sewing Specialist (Newcastle)
Newcastle, Ont. Degree: Fashion Design (Seneca College) & Fashion Merchandising (Fleming College) Hobbies: Sewing, Upholstery, Spending time with kids
I started sewing when I was in grade 8. My mom and Grandmother both sewed, so I naturally picked it up, so much so I handmade my prom dress in high school.
Melonie Hamilton - Sewing Specialist (Newcastle)
Brampton, Ont. Degree: Fashion Design & Techniques (George Brown College) Hobbies: Reading and Playing Sports
I never belived in weddings until I was a bridesmaid at my mother’s wedding ( I love my mom, she’s my role model, my super hero!!). I remember that I was standing beside my sister whispering away; and then I saw my mother turn the corner and start walking down the aisle, I have never seen her so beautiful and so giddy before in my life! She was smiling ear to ear with tears flowing down her face…at that moment I realized what a special gift a wedding brings to someone’s life. Ever since that day I have never looked at weddings the same way, I’ve actually become a crier lol. Weddings represent two people choosing each other over no other in a world filled with beautiful people, willing to show how much they love and are committed to each other in front of people who matter to them, I mean, what more can you ask for?! A wedding is a blessing!
Stephanie Saleh - Assistant Manager (Stouffville)
Markham, Ont. Degree: Fashion Design (Ryerson University) & Bachelor of Design and Communication Hobbies: Listening to Music, Sewing, Drawing
“My family is so big that our weddings have always been huge. Growing up, it was normal for me to be going to 5 or 6 weddings a year with 5 or 6 hundred people at each wedding!”
Melissa Williams - Fitting Specialist (Stouffville)
Richmond Hill, Ont. Degree: Bachelor of Design – Fashion (Ryerson University) Hobbies: Sewing / Designing evening dresses, dancing (not professionally)
Ainsley Brown - Customer Care Representative (Stouffville)
Stouffville, Ont. Degrees: Fashion Arts (Humber College), Special Events, Cosmetic Diploma Hobbies: Pop Culture, Skin Care
One of the groomsmen from my wedding spilt red wine down the front of my dress right before we were about to take pictures. Surprisingly, I didn’t freak…we put salt on it and some came out…But I didn’t care because I was married and was going to have a great day regardless!
Yanis Allen - Finishing Specialist (Stouffville)
Stouffville, Ont. Degree: Fashion Design Diploma Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, Exercise, and Music
Although it was several years ago, I still remember designing my first dress. I was in college pursuing a Math degree, when I decided to do the college’s Pageant to become the college queen and represent the school. I was not usually interested in these types of things. However, after helping a friend do one the year before, I thought, “this isn’t bad.” Best of all, I had the chance to do something I love; design. Even though I did not win, at the end of the competition, I felt like I was being celebrated for being myself. This led me to let myself believe that one day I will be a designer.