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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


25 Nov 2017

Cute coloured rainbow lace dress for Krissy- Alternative wedding dresses

Is this dress just the cutest most fun dress we have ever made?? I really think it is…I have been waiting to see the photos for a while and boy was it worth the wait. Krissy was just the loveliest bride, right up our street….she absolutely loved what we do and was so excited at every meeting and fitting…. We created  Krissy’s dress in silk organza and appliqued handpainted lace flowers around the waistline and skirt, and finished it off with the brightest rainbow petticoat and buttons 🙂

We are so lucky to have so many amazing and unique brides!




Thanks so so much for this lovely testimonial Krissy  “Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding dress you made me. I had a lot of anxiety around being ‘a bride on display’, and when we were planning the wedding the worst bit was thinking about the dress, as someone with poor self confidence and body image i was terrified, and felt i would never find anything i would be comfortable with. Thank glob we found you. The minute i walked in i was stunned by the dresses on display and sally made me feel so comfortable during the first fitting. Nothing was too much trouble, it felt like a true collaboration. Most importantly I felt comfortable, beautiful and super excited! After that day i had no more worries about how i would look on our big day. I was so excited about each fitting and knew i would always be met with a warm welcome. When we came to collect the dress and i tried it on i couldn’t believe it, i know it would be fabulous but you exceeded my expectations. You took my dreams and made them a reality. On our wedding day i felt beautiful and confident, and I know that Matt loved the dress too. I got so many compliments and even now over a year later people still talk about the amazing wedding dress I had. I haven’t been able to put it away and still have it hanging up so I can look at it! I would highly recommend Jo and her team of wonderful ladies for anyone, especially if you want something wonderful! Worth every penny. Thanks so much! ”

Photos by Nick Williams Photography

26 Jul 2017

Jess’s eclectic frock was totally unique and bespoke to her and her wedding -Alternative Wedding Dresses

We met Jess when she entered ( AND WON) our competition at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, what an amazingwedding she had planned, lots of fun and brimming with everything her and her fiance Roger loved!!

We were so excited creating the sea green, teal and black  gown for Jess, from finding the green leopard print to coming up  with the ideas for Jess’s eclectic mix of embroideries to go on the dress, there were so many great personal touches  from an embroidery of Rogers fave guitar, to a Totoro for Jess’s son Zak, we included a tardi hurtling towards the Milky way, conjoined skulls, musical notes  and a bird skull feather bow on the back.

I absolutely love these photos by our awesome Assassynation
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Not only did Jess find ourselves and Assassynation at the show, but she found the lovely Ellie the celebrant from Alternative Ceremonies Uk , and also the fabulous entertainment of Joypads Come to the Eclectic wedding Extravaganza on the 1-2nd April in Birmingham , and enter the competition to win vouchers to wards your wedding dress and photography with The Couture Company and Assassynation 🙂


14 Mar 2017

A badass kick ass Rock n Roll wedding at the seaside- Alternative Wedding dresses

We really love our brides, we are so so lucky that we get to work with such awesome people!! Tahmina is no exception, we loved creating all her bespoke tattoos to go her dress, and our skull design “boris” got an outing too!!

Tahmina was having a Metal Festival wedding down by the sea in Whitstable- so her dress tattoos reflected her and Tom’s favourite bands. This wedding looks like it was BAD ASS and a LOT of fun!!

As if Tahmina wasn’t one of our alltime favourite brides already , she went and got Tattoo maestro Tim Hendricks to emulate one of our Tattoo designs on her skin, so she has apermanent reminder of her day and her dress….. #ourbridesrock #weloveourbrides

Check out these awesome photos by Bella Poco Rae Photography


Thank you so much Tahmina for coming to us and your lovely testimonial

“When I got engaged, dress buying was the least important part of the wedding planning…having been to a few wedding dress shops with friends who were getting married , i just knew no”regular” shop would have anything that firstly I would fit into and more importantly would suit my weird style. My best friend then sent me a picture from the “trailer trash” shoot with the Inkspiration dress and instantly I knew The Couture Company would be the one for me! I swiftly made an appointment and I can honestly say, it was the best decision I ever made! The dresses were all amazing and the one i picked was perfect for Heavy Metal Festival theme wedding. The tattoo designs were personalised to go with our theme, the bands we love and the tattoos we have. From the very 1st e-mail right up until I collected the dress, Jo was amazing and had great suggestions and came up with the most perfect dress that I felt fantastic in! I loved visiting the beautiful shop and never felt awkward at all! On the big day itself, everyone commented on how beautiful it was! Even my mum who wanted me to wear a traditional dress admitted that there is no other dress for me! Thank you so much Jo and the Team. You guys are brilliant and you made my day extra special! Anyone thinking about using the Couture Company….do it! It will be the best thing you decide for your wedding! xxx

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15 Nov 2016

A dark fairytale elfen wedding for our Swedish bride Lina

Well , I am very very excited to share this gorgeous wedding with you because we just LOVED working with Lina on her gown!! the brief was “Dark Fairytale” and we loved it!! We created the embellishments and hand painted the hem line and Lina created most  the colourful creatures  on her dress!! . When she told us she was wearing antlers and elf ears for her Swedish waterside woodland wedding we knew this was going to be an amazing wedding !!. We love everything about this and think that Lina and her new husband Karl look like absolutely magical creatures too

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Thanks so much to Lina  for these lovely words 🙂 , seeing and ready about the weddings we work so hard on is the best part of our job

” A HUGE thank you for everything! The whole process was a joy, I felt you got the idea straight away and it couldn’t have been realised better. The dress is simply stunning, it made me feel amazing the whole day and everyone loved it. It’s a fairytale dress, it more than any other part really made the wedding theme work! Your attention to detail, the experimental parts of the process, the imagination – you and your team have been fabulous! I almost want to get married again for an excuse to wear the dress again (or get another one!). The wedding was great fun – a big party with everyone more or less dressed up. We had werewolves, elf warriors, fairies, even a demon or two.Thank you so much, words can’t express how happy I am with the dress! ”

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The photos are by Maria at

10 Nov 2016