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Louise totally rocked her ombre kimono caped wedding gown

We are delighted and blown away to share Louise and Lawrence’s amazing wedding photos by our ultimate fave photographer Assassynation. 

We loved working with Louise and creating her silk ombre kimono gown with cape back!!…just check out the flowers and birds on her belt too!

What wonderful photos of the day at the awesome Walcott Hall… and Louise totally nailing being a badass bride xxx

12 Jul 2018

Ashley and Ben’s rainbow-tastic wedding will brighten your life-Alternative Wedding Dresses

Ashley and Ben were married last year and boy did they have a colourful wedding!!

We LOVE these photos, so much fun, so happy!!!

Thanks so much to Ashely for this amazing and honest testimonial

” So my original budget for a dress was around £500 I never cared (or thought so) much about what dress I was going to wear I just wanted a 50s cut style with a rainbow petticoat so was just going to get a cheap one off of eBay or rack from a conventional wedding dress shop. The plan was always to spend more on bens suit because he cared more. But when I found you guys on Instagram and visited your workshop/store I instantly fell in love 😍 the idea of being able to have a dress completely tailored to me was like a dream! I live in handmade dresses so it only seemed natural. As a larger lady I knew what shape would suit me and I knew I wanted rainbow somewhere on the dress but also as much as a pastel bright pink outrageous dress would of been awesome I wanted to look as much like a bride as I could because you only do it once (if your lucky) 😅

You guys made every appointment comfortable and welcoming especially as I was on my own with 3/4 of them. You listened to what I wanted and designed it down to a tea. I never felt like my ideas where not right and forced into a look I didn’t want. You helped in so many ways and create me a dress I couldn’t of dreamt of.

 

My husband semi knew about my dress and the style, colour and design as he came to one fitting with me (I didn’t let him see me in it though) I really care about his opinions because he gives good ideas as he’s a bit of a creative type.

When he saw me in my dress walking down the isle on the big day he saids I look happy with the way that I looked and that was the most important thing to him and beyond anything else I looked appropriate for the day we were planning to have.

Of course he saids I looked beautiful and what not but let’s be realistic he would say that. He just loved how relaxed and comfortable I was wearing it and that makes him happy too.

Thanks a bunch!

Ashley oxo”

If you want to follow Ashley on Instagram for her Kitsch-tastically cute

antics then go here >>> My Little Kitsch

 

These colourful awesome Photos are by the fab  Jeanie Jean

weddings http://jeaniejean.com/portfolio/weddings/

5 Jul 2018

When space goddesses descend to earth for a downtown dirty disco – Alternative wedding dresses

Intergalactic downtown dirty space  disco was the  brief!! as you do!!…

We love working on creative shoots especially with awesome photographers like the wonderful Camera Hannah . Having worked with Hannah in the past , I KNOW she can BRING it and we always know she will GET what we want to do and we work very well together, equally we have some amazing creative folks who worked on the shoot, and all their credits and link are listed at the bottom of the page:)

So Yeah, Think, Space Disco, think Star wars and Princess Leia getting down at Studio 54…our space goddesses have just landed their craft…and they are here to show the world how  they rock it and get down in outer space……

So we teamed up sequins stars and sparkles with beautiful billowing silk georgette, we absolutely loved it!!

Anh what an amazing location at Cafe Colette in Birmingham too

Check out our NEW range of leather jackets too….the embroideries are out of the world!!

So…….Meet our space vixens, Steph, Holly Alana, and Lillith- Vindictive La farce

Photography: Camera Hannah

Dresses & Jackets: The Couture Company

Hair and Make up: Nicola Honey 

Make up and glitter: Wish Upon a Sparkle

Light Props, wings and star: Grande Luxe Co 

Hair accessories: Crown and Glory 

Hair accessories and jewellery: Jane Bowler

Jewellery: Working clasp jewellery

lighting assistant: Kate Jackson

Location : Cafe Collette

Models:

Lillith-Vindictive La’Farce

Stephanie May

Holly Alana Williams

24 Apr 2018

The Seven Deadly Sinners- Alternative wedding inspirations

A while back we were invited to be part of an awesome and breath takingly bizarre shoot by our awesome pal Sassy at Assassynation, that girl’s brain goes into overdrive when it comes  to creative and inspiring shoots and boy did this not dissappoint.

It was inspired, based and created around The Seven Deadly Sins,

Pride, Envy, Greed , Lust Gluttony, Sloth and Wrath,

and we were asked to create the outfits for LUST, WRATH and ENVY

LUST- Modelled by Nic was created using layers and layers of silk organza and tuile to achieve this awesome layered ombre look, we created the bodice with corsetry to really accentuate Nic’s curve and finished it off with some beautiful Bird of prey embroideries… the Headpiece is ourtattooed Rose design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVY- Modelled by Roughened Rosebud -was inspired by snakes, and team a beautiful sheer silk kimono with a sparkly hot pants leotard, finished and pulled together by an intricately snake embroidered belt. WRATH modelled by Taz was created by using many layers of organza and tuilles in the skirt, and finishing with a sheer organza full length coat finished with our Crowlskull accessory

The shoot was inspired to use and involved alternative suppliers, most of whom have at some part been Baaad Ass Mother Flockers at The Eclectic wedding Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original concept and photography by Assassynation
I: @assassynation F: www.facebook.com/Assassynation W: www.assassynation.co.uk

Cinematography by Richard-Wakefield Photography
I: @richardwakefield F: www.facebook.com/richardwakefieldphotography W: richard-wakefield.co.uk

Venue – Woodchester Mansion
I: @woodchester_mansion F: www.facebook.com/pages/Woodchester-Mansion W: www.woodchestermansion.org.uk/

Styling by Amy from Ava Event Styling
I: @avaeventstyling F: www.facebook.com/avaeventstyling W: www.avaeventstyling.com

Dresses by The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns
I: @coutureco F: www.facebook.com/The.Couture.Company W: www.the-couture-company.co.uk

Cakes by Conjurer’s Kitchen
I: @conjurers_kitchen F: www.facebook.com/conjurerskitchen W: www.conjurerskitchen.com

Crockery by Charlotte Clark Designer Maker
I: @cclarkedesignermaker F: www.facebook.com/CharlotteClarkDesignerMaker W: www.charlotteclarkdesignermaker.co.uk

Suit for Greed – Frank from Urban Village Vintage Clothing

Pride’s outfit – Model’s own
Pride’s Headpiece – Hysteria Machine
I: @hysteriamachine

Stationary by Satin and Tat Wedding Stationery.
I: @satin_and_tat F: www.facebook.com/satinandtat W: www.satinandtat.co.uk

Shoes – Frankie Lynn’s Shoe Emporium
I: @frankielynnshoemaker F: www.facebook.com/FrankieLynnsEmporium W: www.frankielynnemporium.com

Hair by Zarla I: @zarla_hair W: www.zarla.co

Makeup by Natalie Flewitt Make-Up Artist
I: @natalie_flewitt_mua F: www.facebook.com/natalieflewittmua W: www.natalieflewittmakeup.com

Wardrobe assistant – Yasmin Farrell

Photography assistant – Jason Jones

Models:
Pride – Virgin Xtravaganzah
I: @virgin_xtravaganzah F: www.facebook.com/virginxtravaganzah W: www.virginxtravaganzah.com

Wrath – Tarren Malham  www.facebook.com/rubyloustattoos

Lust – Nic Smith F: www.facebook.com/songbirdtattooexeter

Sloth – Frazer Hooper

Envy – Roughened Rose Bud – Model
I: @roughenedrosebud F: www.facebook.com/Roughenedrosebud

Greed – Syluss F: www.facebook.com/transgentlemansguild

Gluttony – Vikki Lafford-Garside   W: www.liliia.co.uk

4 Apr 2018

We are Hiring

We are looking for someone special to Join our Couture Company Crew

…is that YOU??? 

We are looking for a SAMPLE SEWING MACHINSIT/SEAMSTRESS

To work as part of our awesome team on our alternative bridal creations J

PART TIME 14-20 hours per week

You would be required to work as part of our small team at our boutique/workroom studio in  Digbeth, Birmingham

 You must have a good general knowledge of garment construction , and have at least 3 years’ experience in Bridal/evening/lingerie/Corsets/theatre costume type fields and have worked regularly on Industrial sewing machinery , you should be able to neatly efficiently, perform the following techniques, piping, boning, french seams, roll hemming, overlocking, hand finishing, etc, and other aspects associated with bespoke bridal work. You may also be required to work with leather, as we make  leather corsets and jackets.

Your work should be of a high and competent standard, it must be neat, accurate and well executed. You must be able to and want to work as part of a team as well as being able to work under your own initiative. You should be confident in your ability and be adaptable and flexible in your approach.

Part time Hours available 14-20 hours per week

(to be worked between Tuesday and Saturdays ,

these hours are flexible and can be split over a few days at hours between 9.30 -5.30, subject to discussion at interview)

Salary to be discussed around experience.

We are small design company who specialize in custom made bridal and corsetry, all our garments are made ‘in house’ and not outsourced or Home worked

Get in touch

Applicants must apply or enquire by email  By sending the following:_

A covering letter

Your CV ,

Any good photographic examples of your work

 To info@the-couture-company.co.uk

*** Please note ***

We do not employ Home-workers

Your experience MUST be relevant to our areas of fashion

If your only experience is curtains/cushions/soft furnishings or Jeans work then we cannot take your application any further

If selected for interview, you will be required to perform a practical test to demonstrate your skills, this test could involve any of the techniques we have listed above.

 

17 Feb 2018