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Amy’s had teal and peacock accents on her mermaid gown -Alternative wedding dresses

Our gorgeous bride Amy got married in a mermaid and peacock inspired gown,  and sent these wonderful images, we made it in the most gorgeous rich tones of dupion silk and silk organza, and all her teal and purple embellishments were created by our team ff wedding elves 🙂

Photos are by Alan Law Photography

6 Feb 2019

Jodie and Lee’s cute crazy, kawaii, kitsch rainbow wedding -Alternative Wedding Dresses

We are mega MEGA excited to share the awesome Jodie and Lee’ wedding, All the colours, all the time!!..Jodie was an absolute legend of a bride, we absolutely LOVED working on her crazy embroideries…rainbows, care bears, llamas and the cutest little characters…and the irredescent sequin was so sparkly and pink!!!

Look at these amazing photos from our pal Rowan at  Parrot & Pineapple Wedding Photography

 

 

Above are my bestest pals Karl and Kate aka Deckheds!!! They KNOW how to smash a dancefloor!!

Wedding Planner: Apple Tree Events

Venue: Thorner Victory Hall, Leeds

Bride’s Dress: The Couture Company

Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice

Bride’s Hair Accessories: Paperchase

Bride’s Necklace: Curious Toot

Hair: Penelope James

Make Up: Kimberley Brook MUA

Groom’s Suit: Herbie Frogg from Bridgewater Menswear

Cake: The Bakery Barn

Stationery: Barcode Design

Catering: Baked in Brick

Glitter Bar: Wish Upon A Sparkle

Fancy Dress Animal Figures: Painted Parade

Disco Ball Planters: Prissyem

Tattoo Station: Doris Loves

31 Jan 2019

Rock N Roll Bride + The Couture Company together at last :)

BOOOM!!!

Not gonna lie, this collab is a massive thing for me and the team at The Couture Company, collaborating with Kat from Rock n Roll Bride really is a dream come true!!!

 

We are so so super excited and proud to bring this

beautiful range of Bad Ass jackets and accessories to you.

Made in any size from 6 to 24,

Made in leather and Faux leather,

Made in England,

Made with Love and

Made for YOU

Having followed/stalked /fan girled Kat for nearly 10 years, I am sure  you can imagine my glee when Kat messaged (after seeing some embroidered jackets we did) saying “we really should work on a Rock N Roll bride embroidered jacket” and “specifically with brides in mind, but for an investment garment that they could love, cherish and wear long after the wedding!”

OH YES PLEASE!!!

Here we have the results of many, many hours of hard work and crazy late night messages…

 AND… not only that but we have some belts and brooches for you to accessorise your Rock n Roll wedding whichever way you choose \m/

Go to Rock n Roll Bride  and find out how to get your mitties on these fitties 🙂

 

OUR HISTORY TOGETHER

Back in 2009  I discovered an alternative universe in the wedding world!!!  I found Rock n Roll Bride 🙂

Lucky me!!!

I had always been a bit of a “fish out of water “ in wedding land. I set up my wedding business in 1992 after graduating from my fashion degree and fell into weddings if I am honest. I never dreamt as a little girl “ I wanna design wedding dresses for princesses”  but circumstances after my dad passed away led me along a path to wedding land… So like I say I was always the outsider, turning up at my mum’s wedding shop in doc martins and a cut off t-shirt for my mum to tell me off saying “that’s not how a designer should dress” – bless her, quite a traditionalist she was at heart… I always tried to design crazier more colourful  wedding dresses but ended up watering them down and succumbing to outside pressure to be “more commercial”… I wasn’t really feeling it…

So fast forward to 2009 and my discovery of a wedding blog by a cute pink haired weirdo called Kat Williams. I started emailing Kat in a stalker/fan girl type fashion, she kindly ran a feature on my business and we got some lovely comments and interest as a result. I followed her blog avidly each day to get my fix of truly amazing weddings and slowly we began to see more and more of our bride’s weddings featured on Kat’s blog, which was the absolute cherry on the cake for us 🙂

Photo: Steve Gerrard

One day I had the  idea to do a tattooed wedding dress, putting old school retro style Sailor Jerry tattoos on a wedding dress which could be bespoke to the individual bride and her wedding. I was so inspired by Kat’s blog and also the amazing Amy Winehouse, so I messaged Kat to ask “ have you ever seen an actual tattooed wedding dress?”. “ Errr no not yet “ she replied… and with that I got my ideas together and worked with my embroidery designer Sally on a whole new world of bespoke wedding dresses and we designed our first Inkspiration gown.

My attitude was that I was not really bothered if anybody else liked it, I loved it and I wanted to see what it would look like, so it was a lot of fun creating it. Thankfully Kat featured the photoshoot we did for it and the rest is history! The INKspiration frock has had many outings in various tattooed incarnations at weddings that have been on Rock n Roll Bride… not only is it one of our favourite design’s but it’s also one of our best selling dresses of all time, so the lesson here is “ Follow your gut instincts”

Tahmina

I am most blessed that through Rock n Roll Bride I found my very good friend, amazing super human and now my business partner in the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, Sassy from Assassynation… the gift that keeps on giving eh????

 

Photo : Assassynation

 

I have met many many wonderful talented people in our weird wedding world and I am very happy to have found a place where people want and love the designs that spill from my brain.

So here we are nearly 10 years later, following up on an epic adventure culminating in The Rock n Roll Bride X The Couture Company collection 🙂

Read all the details and how to order here on Rock n Roll Bride !!! EEEEEK! Enjoy!!!

Thanks to Lisa Jane Photography for these wonderful photos

and Camera Hannah for our awesome film

and Sarah Russell for our Hair and Make up…so good 🙂

 

26 Sep 2018

Meet Elle, our very own Disney princess- Alternative Wedding Dresses

Elle is our very own Disney princess, Cinderella meets Belle and beyond!!! what an absolutely stunning bride she made, and how sweet her beau Billie was in buying her angel wing shoes as a wedding pressie.
This is a lovely story and seems a fitting testament and actual evidence of how long the Couture Company have been creating dresses… A while ago I received a fb message from Elle accompanied by a pic of her mum in her wedding dress, asking ” is this your design? I am trying to find the company who made my mums dress over 20 years ago” , it certainly looked like one of our designs from years ago but I couldn’t really tell if it was our dress as the pic was a bit blurry, but after asking some questions, we worked out that we did make the gown, and I used to sell gowns to Elle’s nan when she had a wedding shop in Staines…what a lovely trip down memory lane that was, Lorraine was such a lovely woman and i was delighted when she arrived all the way from Middlesex with Elle and her mum for one of her fittings. Elles dress was made from the same kind of silk and in the same shade as her mum’s gown all those years ago….. What a fairytale ending for this lovely family, and what a totally stunning bride and wedding this was xxxxxx Photos by Jason Clavey Photography
20 Sep 2018

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