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The cutest wedding with peacock and swallows- Alternative short 50’s wedding dresses

I have been itching to share this wedding!!! Berni was such a treat to work with, so lovely enthusiastic and above all EXCITED everytime she visited for a fitting. Her dress was a variation on our April design, and Berni introduces her own twist into her outfit using a beaded  swallow and some peacock colouring 🙂 Made from silk and french lace.

Check out the shoes, and felt and brooch bouquet  , made by our good friends at Jamball Creations10 (Copy) 12 (Copy) 16 (Copy) 17 (Copy) 21 (Copy) 68 (Copy) 72 (Copy) 82 (Copy) 87 (Copy) 88 (Copy) 89 (Copy) 124 (Copy) 156 (Copy) 168 (Copy) 192 (Copy) 222 (Copy) 224 (Copy) 252 (Copy) 269 (Copy) 275 (Copy) 285 (Copy) 286 (Copy) 288 (Copy) 297 (Copy) 311 (Copy) 312 (Copy) 332 (Copy) 344 (Copy) 345 (Copy)Photos are courtesy and copyright of White Light Photography

28 Jul 2016

Olga’s Big FAB Greek wedding with classic cut 1950’s dress, and some lovely words too x

I am so pleased to be able to share Olga’s beautiful Greek wedding, Olga married in her native Athens!! just look at the views!!! I love the beautiful heavier silk damask pattern mixed with the soft honey tones of tuilles….Olga reminds me  a 50’s film star xx so classic and chic xxx Please scroll down for Olga’s adventures with us xG140608_0489G140608_0177 G140608_0179  G140608_0496 G140608_0526 G140608_0539 G140608_0540 G140608_0547 G140608_0550

Thanks Olga for your lovely write up, it was our absolute please to create this gown for you

“Our decision to have a Greek church wedding was kind of spontaneous and gave us less than 4 months to plan the whole event abroad. I always knew I wanted to get married at the highest point in Athens, the Lycabettus Hill. I also had an idea of my dream wedding gown; it had to be a big 1950s style gown with an edge. Most of the wedding gown stores I visited were only getting terrified in the idea they would need to have the dress ready in a fraction of time and I was getting frustrated as I couldn’t find anything that would match my dream wedding gown ready made. Also, the fact my mother is a costume designer always guided me towards having a bespoke and good quality dress. Anything else would be a compromise.

After tears and despair my online research led me to the Couture Company website. I was impressed by the unique designs and materials; these dresses had the edge I was looking for and most importantly they were real bespoke gowns. However, I was almost certain I would get rejected due to the short time I had left before I needed to travel to Greece for the big day. When I first contacted Jo and we booked the first appointment I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. The Couture Company provided me with the experience I was looking for the big day. I took some vintage dresses’ pictures with me and we discussed the design of the ideal dress. I will never forget how excited I felt when they agreed to actually create it for me and I had the opportunity to actually see and feel the fabric before the dress was made.
It only took three or four fittings before I could take the dress home with me. It was amazing. The first fitting was the a very plain material version of the dress and when we agreed on the details I started feeling like a princess, looking even more forward to the day I would actually wear it.

When I eventually travelled to Athens I knew straight away that my choice would be reviewed by my mother. She pointed out how spotless and perfectly made was the dress. My mother in law also commented I couldn’t have made a better choice on a dress. When the big day arrived, everybody commented on the design, the uniqueness of the fabric, how great it fitted me and that it looked much more expensive than its actual cost. The dress the Couture Company created for me is equal to quality and style, more than what I had imagined.

I very recently received the dvd from the wedding day. It brought me up all the memories of the day, but I also enjoyed so much seeing the way the dress moves and how it is captured on camera.

I can’t thank or recommend Jo and her team enough. They created a fantastic dress in a very short time. It is a bit over a year after the wedding day and there are still people commenting on my dress.

Thank you Jo!!! xx

Olga

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These beautiful photos are copyright of Pantelis Chadoulis photography

13 Mar 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

Gorgeous Gothic – a Tim Burton inspired shoot at the Victorian Dolls House

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Creative direction: Erin of Way Out Wedding
Photography: Nicki Feltham Photography
Dresses:The Couture Company
Make-up: Let’s Face It
Hair: Polka Dot Hair and Make-up
Floral headpieces and buttonhole: Rosey Posey Creations
Decoration & Stationery: Beyond Vintage
Venue: The Dolls House, Islington
Millinery: La Dame au Béret
Jewellery: Skull jewellery by Alex Garnett

Crucifix necklaces by Rosie Weisencrantz Vintage Jewellery ,

Ring by 10and6 Jewellery
Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Company

Taxidermy: Death+Glory
Models: Alex Barnes , May Hamer, Olivia Martin

2 Aug 2015

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