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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

Downtown disco Divas rock this Studio 54 inspired shoot

We  had the most fabtastic time working on this shoot with our photgrapher pal and all round lovely person Camera Hannah.

The idea behind the shoot was a Studio 54 Disco space goddess feel !! yeh!! random inspiration I know, but its all the things I love about the 70’s!! Using fierce models with big hair, tonnes of sequins and sparkles and a giant Disco ball!! what’s not to Love???

Enjoy these gorgeous photos and check out the amazing people who were involved at the end 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All The amazing people who were involved can be found here:-

Photography: Camera Hannah http://camerahannah.co.uk instagram.com/camerahannah

Dresses & Jackets: The Couture Company http://www.the-couture-company.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/thecoutureco/

Models: Lillith-Vindictive La’Farce 

Stephanie May

Holly Alana Williams

Hair and Make up: Nicola Honey 

Make up and glitter: Wish Upon a Sparkle

Props /lights: Grande Luxe Co 

Hair accessories: Crown and Glory

Hair accessories and jewellery: Jane Bowler 

Jewellery: Working clasp jewellery 

lighting assistant: Kate Jackson

All shot on location in Cafe Colette , Birmingham

11 Jan 2018

Here come the Girls – Our weekend at The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza

Wow!!!! we have just about recovered from our fabulous weekend at The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, and it was a Whopper of a weekend!!!

We have just had the photos of the Saturdays shennaningans from the awesome Jay Emme Photography, and she has smashed it again!!

She totally captured the mood of the day and our fabulous eclectic selection of beauts!! Big Thanks to Yasmin who runs our sister company specialising in alternative bad ass bridesmaids Curious Coco

Huge massive Thanks to all our models , Steph, Jo, Beth, Hannah, Any, Taan, Kerrie, Erika, Lola, Jane, Heather,  and Julie

Big Thanks also to our team who help us through the show, Sally, Jen, Darren, Domhall (the sheep), Sophie B, Georgia and all our volunteers who give their time

EWE DID US ALL PROUD!!!

25 Nov 2017

Vegas baby!! All the way for Nicola and Loz- Alternative wedding dresses

We have the best job in the world, Have I told you that before?? a few times maybe…we have the most wonderful, awesome adventurous clients, and Nicola was no exception…..she planned her Vegas elopement with total badassness (is that a word???)

We were beyond excited to see her wedding photos and just love Paul at Forged in The North’s shooting style
I just couldn’t choose just a couple of my favourites so I have pretty much shown ALL the photos in this post 🙂 Enjoy!!

We were then doubly delighted to receive such an awesome testimonial from Nicola about finding us and her dream dress.. Thanks so much to Nicola

“Once we’d decided on having a Vegas wedding, I knew I had to have something special for my dress. I’m a huge fan of glitter and thought a glitzy old style Vegas glam dress would be perfect. I had a look online at dress styles and through Rock n Roll Bride magazine and found a general idea of what I wanted. There were some shops on ebay and other websites that had similar dresses but the glitter looked tacky.

Continued further down….

It was only when I was flicking through an issue of Rock n Roll Bride that I came across The Couture Company and as soon as I looked at the pictures, I knew it was the place to make my dress, and it wasn’t far for me to travel which was a bonus. My only worry was that there wouldn’t be enough time to get it done.

There was no need for me to worry. I went to my first appointment, pictures in hand, and explained the dress. Jo was fantastic at telling me what would suit my figure and how best to do it all…and it could be completed before we flew to Vegas!

I was so excited for each appointment, and when I saw the fabric for it, it was perfect and such amazing quality. I was expecting to leave a trail of glitter behind me and for the dress to be bare at the end of the day but I didn’t lose a single piece. I loved going to the appointments and standing in front of the huge mirror and seeing it all come together.

On the day, I had so many compliments from strangers about the dress. How glamorous I looked, how it was a film star dress and I truly felt fantastic the entire day.

After all the photos were taken, we walked down the strip in our outfits and bought a 30 inch pizza and carried it all the way back to the hotel. People were cheering and taking pictures of us along the way. Was absolutely our dream wedding day and the dress was definitely the star. Thank you so much Jo for all your hard work!” Nicola D

 

If you are heading stateside to get married  be sure to check out Forged in the North ….

 

12 Aug 2017