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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

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