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Something Blue for our bride Emma- Alternative bespoke wedding dress

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So lovely to open  the email containing this wonderful wedding, we really loved working on Emma’s

“Something Blue” dress , and so pleased that she absolutely loved her experience with us  🙂

Thanks Emma for your kind words and huge massive congratulations xxxx

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Emma writes

“When we got engaged, I didn’t really have the first clue where to start finding a dress. I looked online and they were all so….. ivory. Nothing I saw online in any wedding dress boutique stood out; it was like swimming in a sea of white. I knew I didn’t want that, but trying to find something a different colour became nigh on impossible. Sure, there were different coloured dresses; plenty of reds, champagnes and golds, but blue is my favourite colour and I knew I wanted a blue wedding dress and I knew I wouldn’t find it in a regular high street boutique.

Pinterest became hell on earth. So many beautiful blue dresses, but they didn’t seem to exist in the real world (well, not in the Midlands anyway). I started searching online for alternative wedding dress shops all over the UK, until I found the one shop to rule them all, less than 20 miles from home!

From the start, I knew The Couture Company was perfect. I arranged a visit and took a friend along for moral support where I met with Jo’s colleague Sally. Sally was lovely and professional and as I tried on some sample dresses, we started to get an idea of what my perfect dress might look like. My friend recommended I try on a baby pink ‘Cherry Blossom’ sample (pink being my idea of hell!) but it became apparent that this was to be the basis of my dress, as I loved the daisy lace and it was so flattering on my top half.

After a return visit, Jo sketched out the dress, with the same daisy lace, but with a long straight skirt, small train and a pearlescent blue material replacing the baby pink and I fell in love with the design completely. I had to have it.

The whole process from start to finish was a dream. On my final fitting, I couldn’t believe how beautiful I looked, and how flattering the dress was. I’ve always had large hips and bum and it’s an area I don’t like to draw too much attention to, but the dress just skimmed over my problem areas and made me look gorgeous. I couldn’t believe a dress could fit so well!

 

When the big day arrived, everyone commented on how beautiful the dress was and how it was so ME. It really was. The Couture Company took my dream dress and made it real, and for that I will always be grateful.”

These beautiful photos are courtesy  and copyright of Nicola at Daffodil Waves

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24 May 2016

The Bride who went down the aisle on a unicycle – Alternative wedding dresses

We have the best job in the world!! Honestly, I know I say it a lot but we have such fun!!!!…

I mean who brings a unicycle to a dress fitting to make sure it works ok with her wedding plans?  Leigh !! that’s who!LeighDanweb-0147

We had such an amazing time working on Leigh’s dress, she was such good fun, knew  what she wanted , knew she needed a dress that wouldn’t get caught in her unicycle wheel! I mean these are regular wedding considerations aren’t they??…well nothing surprises us and we will totally go with the flow to make a dress that fits in with our bride and her wedding plans…If you follow what we do then YOU KNOW THIS right 🙂

These fantastic photos are by the very talented Chris Barber Photography, and we really appreciate the amazing job he has done !!

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Leigh wrote in her thank you card

“ I hope you are doing well – thank you so much for the dress it is so beautiful and it really made my day on the 12th 🙂 I had so many lovely compliments and the dress was just so ‘me’ I couldn’t have asked for anything better 😀

Thank you so much for creating my beautiful wedding dress and being so accommodating about the dress working with my unicycle- I am not sure where else I could have gone would have done that!!

My dress helped me feel like “ME” on the day, which was so important and I will treasure it forever!! Love and huggles * Leigh XXX”

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20 Apr 2016

Crazy Cath’s Elopement to Oz – Alternative wedding dresses

The lovely and crazy Cath came to us wanting something that was “here” not to girly, not to long, not to hot as she was getting married on Christmas day on the beach in Sydney, Australia….so we got to work and made this rainbow inspired starstruck dress !!! such good fun!!! Congratulations lovely lady! xxDSC00560 (Copy) DSC00562 (Copy)

We Had a lovely testimonial and review left by Cath””A unique place that loves life, love and your experience there – just the best place you could go to make your dream dress a reality!! I’ve never reviewed before or felt any need, but these guys are so beyond awesome, more people should get the chance to have their wishes come true and The Couture Co. deserve all the props, praise & business for making it so xx Much love”

Cath wrote to tells us about her day “thanks so much again for all your hard work. The dress was everything I hoped it would be…  It was pretty hot in the morning after some epic raining which caused no end of stress, so I wore the petticoat part of part of my dress at the beach with a light white frock, then for our first [!] xmas lunch, I had on the corset with leggings, then later when we went to like a Xmas all inclusive buffet, which was awesome and cooler, I had my full ensemble on! It was just as perfect and changeable as I’d dreamed, so I had the paper dolly dressing up combo effect that I wanted to help me feel confident throughout the whole day and thank you again so much.

So as it was just us and everything was closed, we had hours to prat about taking pics, so I’ve sent some that are styling, that showcase your awesome work [as best we could with a click stick] and just us plebbing about which was pretty much our theme – I giggled all the way through the 10 minute ceremony and as I’ve said, ended up having 2 Xmas dinners and getting totally plastered, just how we wanted it!”

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10 Apr 2016

Becky and Simon got married and invited a zebra!!- Alternative wedding dresses

There are no words for how totally awesome this wedding is, and they had a Zebra there too!!!

We loved every minute of helping Becky with her dress from initial consultation to her actually coming in the shop ON HER WEDDING DAY!!!! to say hi!! (can you spot me and the team???) What a pair of legends Becky and Simon are!!

These EPIC photographs are copyright and with Thanks to Assassynation

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I couldn’t be happier with my wedding dress made by Jo and her team! Before visiting the shop I’d tried on quite a few dresses that were lovely but not very ‘me’ and I was feeling a bit stuck. I was nervous about the idea of having a bespoke dress, it felt like a lot of pressure! Fortunately, right from the start Jo just seemed to get what I liked and wanted.

The final dress was beautiful and so well made. It (obviously!) fitted perfectly and I felt amazing in it all day. Despite it being a little less traditional, everyone at the wedding loved it and it got so many compliments:)

My husband and I visited the shop after the wedding ceremony and the team all seemed so excited. They clearly take a lot of pride and care in what they do and this shows in their awesome dresses! I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to take part in the ‘real bride’ parade at the upcoming Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, and I’m sadly very excited to have a reason to put my dress back on again! 🙂
I couldn’t recommend The Couture Company highly enough, the whole process was a pleasure :)Thank you so, so much!! xxxThe-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (9) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (10) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (11) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (12) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (13) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (14) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (15) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (16) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (17) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (18) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (19) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (20) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (21) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (22) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (23) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (24) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (25) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (26) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (27) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (28) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (29) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (30) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (31) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (32) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (33) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (34) The-couture-company-bespoke-unique-creative-designer-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-Becky-simon-Assassynation-10085 (35)If you want to see Becky in her dress in the flesh, then come along to the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza on the 21st Feb at The Bond in Birmingham

1 Feb 2016

Elle’s alternative mermaid wedding dress and some lovely words too

ElleJohnAssassynation-10583Elle and John got married a few weeks ago, and its so lovely to see all their ideas and plans come together in these fab photos by our pal Sassy at Assassynation.

It was such a pleasure to work with Elle on her gown , and we are so delighted with how stunning she looks and also we are blown away with her lovely testimonial, Congratulations !! You guys rock!!!! xxx

Elle has set herself up as a wedding stylist after creating  some beautiful pieces for her tables and her feather chandeliers!! they are so cool, check more out here xElleJohnAssassynation-10005 ElleJohnAssassynation-10014 ElleJohnAssassynation-10029 ElleJohnAssassynation-10034 ElleJohnAssassynation-10073 ElleJohnAssassynation-10202 ElleJohnAssassynation-10205 ElleJohnAssassynation-10211 ElleJohnAssassynation-10214 ElleJohnAssassynation-10218 ElleJohnAssassynation-10226 ElleJohnAssassynation-10301

Elle wrote ” Oh my god, where do I start…Jo, you literally made my dreams come true. You are a like the fairy Godmother of weddings!

I’d been to 6 bridal shops in my search for ‘the one’. Trying dresses on, feeling like there was always something missing. I knew the shape I wanted and I knew the overall feeling I wanted but I just wasn’t getting anywhere close. I searched the internet, pinterest, magazines, shops, everywhere. I was literally going insane just panicking that I was never going to find what I wanted and that it just didn’t even exist! Then BOOM…I found a blog that had your dresses on and I just knew you were going to be my answer.

My first appointment came and I showed you images, drew you a little piccie and described as best I could my vision of a dress that feels like waves/sea foam at the bottom. I still can’t find the exact words that describe what I wanted, but Jo it was like you got into my head, took a photo and then plopped it down in front of me!

There is no doubt that committing to having your wedding dress handmade, is a scary thought. But when I met with you Jo and I saw all your other amazing creations close up, all nerves flew out of the window. The next fitting came when I tried on the toile dress…I would have worn that to our wedding! It may have just been a bit of canvas to get the fit right but damn did it fit! It gave me shape I never thought I had…I had hips and a bum!!!

Each time I came for a fitting you added a bit more and my dream was becoming more and more a reality. The day came when I got my finished dress and I can not even begin to explain the joy I saw when I looked into the mirror. I had my whimsical wave dress that reminded me of the sea, I had the feeling of something fitting so perfectly that I actually felt sexy yet still bridal. And I had the quirky burst of colour underneath which blew peoples minds when I pulled up my dress for a good old boogie! My dress was a reflection of me and how I feel inside and the loves that myself and my hubby share. I never expected to be able to say that about a dress! Then the moment came when I walked down the aisle, my husband-to-be’s face I will never forget. He said he saw me, the me that he’s always loved…and then burst into tears! I wanted the dress to be a reflection of myself (obviously with a bit of hair and make-up!) and not me trying to be someone else. Jo you saw that and worked your magic like no ‘off the shelf’ dress could.

People say that you only wear your wedding dress once…but god damn I’m gonna wear this as much as possible! Already planning a 1st anniversary shoot in it, and planning on starting a tradition where all us married girls meet up regularly and just drink wine in our dresses. It’s too good to stick back in a bag and shove up in the loft…even if I just do the dishes in it I’m not putting it away!!

Thank you sooooooo much Jo, you are so very talented in what you do and I know you are making so many girls dreams come true every day.

Massive love and hugs.

Elle  xxxxxxxxx ”

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1 Aug 2015