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Here come the girls !! with donkeys as bridesmaids- Alternative wedding dress

It is my absolutely pleasure to bring you this wedding of pure cuteness and Jo…this is the one that Cheryl and Sasha got married at The Donkey Sanctuary, and Sasha had one of the gorgeous donkeys as her bridesmaid!!

Sasha found us  via The Eclectic wedding Extravaganza , and headed over from sunny Wales to have her dress designed and made by our team!!

We have THE best clients

We asked Sasha to tell us about their wedding so here goes

” I had a donkey bridesmaid at the donkey sanctuary! One of our dogs was also our ringbearer and at our reception we had some donkey guests hanging out with everyone getting cuddles. We also had a hand fasting ceremony and jumped the broom at our reception which was really meaningful and a chance to involve our friends and families.
We decorated our reception with plants and flowers we had collected the day before from the local area with family, and Cheryl’s dad made an amazing board with loads of photographs of us as kids and growing up. We also had a stepladder next to our top table with photographs of my mum, dad, nan and grandad. They’ve all passed on but it was important for them to have a presence on our big day.
Our Wedding was also environmentally friendly. This was really important for both of us, all our cutlery and tableware was made from bamboo, and at the end of the day we only had two small bags of non recyclable waste which I think is amazing as we had over 100 guests!

Top tip
Get the right photographer! I had been told this beforehand and it’s absolutely true. The day goes so fast, it’s been great being able to go over the pictures and be reminded of it all. Our photographer was also great at taking candid shots of our guests which was a brilliant addition. We got to see everyone having fun and saw different sides to the day which was lovely.”

Sasha also had some kind word to say about us “My dress was perfect! I am not a “dress person” but jo was brilliant and helped me figure out exactly what I wanted. The detail on my dress was perfect and I just couldn’t imagine wearing anything else. Thank you Jo and your team for being so approachable, knowledgeable and skilled. Loved the whole experience 

Sasha’s gown was based on our Lolita design, but has unique twists and colours that were Sasha’s favourites. It was made from silk organzas, tuile and french lace and was adorned an embellished with embroidered leaves and appliqued french corded lace …Such a gorgeously gothic combo, and how cool does it look with sparkly doc martins??

 

So Girls if you are looking for a badass bespoke dress then we could well be the company for you

All these wonderful photos were taken and are copyright of Mandy Thomas Photography

21 May 2019

A colourful floral explosion of a dress for the amazing Sarah-Alternative wedding dresses

Ok , its been a while since I last posted , been totally consumed with organising The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza, so bear with me!

I have been waiting to find the time to write about THE most amazing bride !!! Sarah is one of my all time (well, last 25 years) brides..I am actually a little bit sad she got married because I don’t get to see her anymore…yes totally selfish of me…but I actually LOVE her, she was soooooooooooooooooo funny, soooooooo gorgeous ,soooooo bad asss and sooooooooo f**ckin’ sweary…..

We had such a laugh at her fittings, she was the most amazing bride , so hilarious…I mean who comes out of the changing room, in her dress and is so excited shouts ” F**K OFF” at  herself in the mirror, thats how excited and blown away she was… She totally rocked her wedding and Oh my god she totally rocked her dress….We love this dress on her so much…literally  a perfect match and fit for her crazy and wonderful personality.

Sarah wrote about the whole experience of having her dress made…so its over to her

“The biggest expense, apart from the venue, was my dress. It was worth every penny and was one of my absolute favourite things about the preparations and the day itself. It’s a handmade, bespoke dress that was created by an absolute genius of a woman: Jo  at the Couture Company.

Nearly all our suppliers for our wedding are people we met and loved at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding fair last year. The dress, the groom’s outfit, the AWESOME photographer Sharon Cooper, and the vintage caravan photobooth – all from EWE. Jo at the Couture Company organised the event and up until that point, I hadn’t tried on one dress. I wasn’t confident at all with this part of the preparation and honestly thought I would be wearing an off-the-shelf dress from Debenhams. Not because that’s what I actually wanted to wear, but I hadn’t found much online that caught my eye and matched what I had visualised.

Then I went to my first meeting with Jo, and was so happy that I saw in my car afterwards and cried. We’d designed a dress that was just a dream to me before, and she made me feel that I was worth the reality. She sketched it out, took down my wedding colours (five really bright and contrasting shades) and got to work. Jo asked if there was anything personal that I’d like stitched into the dress, and I knew exactly what I wanted. My grandfather on my mum’s side was an amazing artist and I’d recently found some pictures at my mum’s house of butterflies. He’d named them all, and the one I loved in particular was ‘Lady Audrey’, named after my grandma. I sent the picture in to Jo who recreated it superbly onto the dress itself. These touches made everything so perfect.

Darren had no idea what to expect in seeing me walking down the aisle. I will never forget the feeling in my heart of seeing his face as I walked round the corner into the ceremony. His face was a picture of pride, surprise and love. I’ll never forget it, and thankfully our amazing photographer, Sharon, got the best photo of him right at this point.”

and along with this wonderful review on facebook..I could not be more thrilled!!!

“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Where to start???

I met Jo at EWE wedding fayre in Birmingham (google it: AMAZING). Immediately liked her honest, unique and experienced way of talking.

Booked in a visit; never had been to see any wedding dresses at this point so had no idea what to expect. Well well well… totally blew my mind!! Her shop/studio/palace is amazing. SHE is amazing. Her team is amazing.

The dress was designed in Jo’s massive creative mind and she sketched it out on a bit of paper whilst I was babbling on. Incredible genius that she is, it was perfection.

Check the pictures of the dress here and suffice to say, it’s just incredible.

If you feel in any way self conscious, confused about the process, or are utterly bored by the same old wedding dresses that you find literally everywhere else, then Jo and her team are for you. Honestly, you won’t look anywhere else. She’s just the best.”

           

The MOST badass bridesmaids in Jumpsuits you EVER did see!!

Check out the other suppliers that Sarah Found at The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza,

Fabulous photographs from the lovely lovely Sharon Cooper

Photography Adam from Deuce and his Fab Photobooth Caravan

Darren’s Suit was from The Vintage Suit Hire company

Sarah’s headress made to coordinate with her dress by us 🙂

 

they are mostly listed in their fab directory HERE

5 Apr 2019

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

Mel & Lee and their Mexican fiesta colourful wedding _Alternative wedding dresses

Today on the blog we have the wedding of our gorgeous rockabilly bride Mel and her  boy Lee, Mel was an absolute sweetheart to work with and was full of fun , crazy and kitsch ideas,

We created a design that was fun, comfortable and very Mel, we incorporated beade Swallows and a Mexican sacred heart into her design too..

Huge Thanks to Mel for this lovely testimonial  and for sharing her gorgeous wedding photos with us 🙂

“The whole process of getting a dress from the Couture Company was perfect. The moment I walked into the studio I knew I had made the right decision. Jo was helpful and understanding throughout and every visit made me feel more confident, and each time I saw my dress coming together I got more excited to see the finished result. In the end, it was exactly what I had hoped for, and on the day I felt exactly as I should – like me! All of our guests commented on how the dress was perfect for me, and I felt like it too. I still get to wear a little bit of my dress now and again as one of the embellishments was made into a brooch so I could wear it as little memento, which is just lovely. Thank you to Jo and all her lovely staff for making such brilliant dresses! ” Mel xx

These gorgeous photos are with thanks to and copyright of  Naomi Jane Photography

12 Jul 2017

Colour pop, sequins, sparkles, unicorns and stars – Introducing Curious Coco for Bad ass bridesmaids

MrandMrsUniqueadBBIntroducing our little sister company CURIOUS COCO, specialising in bad ass, gorgeous frocks for your bridesmaid to wear for your wedding and beyond!!!

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As alt wedding dress designers we get  asked about alternative bespoke bridesmaids gowns so much, “where can people get them?”, “everything is off the peg and mass produced” we hear folks complain, “why cant we find a place like the Couture Co but for bridesmaids? “….well we listened  to the requests and  designer Jo has teamed up with the super talented designer and co-producer of The Eclectic wedding Extravaganza , Yasmin and they have come up with this super cute range that compliments the Couture Company feel perfectly, and to prove it we did a photoshoot featuring both Curious Coco and Couture co gowns…..

As with our wedding gowns ,The bridesmaids frocks can also be  tailor made in many choices of colour , differing lengths , with varying sleeve shapes and necklines , and adding motifs of your choice….just drop them a line  via the  facebook page and see what they  can do for you,

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Here is the full and fabulous credit list of Everyone involved in this badass colourtastic shoot 🙂

Photography

Haywood Jones Photography

 http://haywoodjonesphotography.co.uk/

FB  https://m.facebook.com/Haywood-Jones-Photography…/.

Bridal Dresses

The Couture Company 

http://www.the-couture-company.co.uk/ 

https://www.facebook.com/The.Couture.Company/?fref=ts

Bridesmaid dresses

Curious Coco

FB https://www.facebook.com/curiouscoco/?fref=ts

 

Models

Emily Fisher     www.mermaidgossip.com

Laura Salmon    https://facebook.com/vintagedolllaura?hc_location=ufi

Jane Titne Lavoix Ward   http://www.titinelavoix.com/

 

Make up

Natalie Flewitt

FB https://m.facebook.com/natalieflewittmua/

www.natalieflewittmakeup.com

Hair

Chez Titine 

www.cheztitine-salon.com

Accessories

Jamball- felt wand, flamingo headpieces

 https://www.facebook.com/jamballcreations/

http://www.jamballcreations.com/

Working Clasp- laser cut crowns and jewellery

  https://www.facebook.com/Working-Clasp-Jewellery-165594400128258/    http://www.workingclasp.com/

Shoes

Iron Fist Clothing

    http://www.ironfist.co.uk/

Fb https://www.facebook.com/ironfistclothing/?fref=ts

 

Paper Decorations

Pulp Cards

http://www.pulpcards.co.uk/

FB  https://www.facebook.com/Pulp-Cards-Thomas-Street-Urban-Candle-Co-241470042605839/

Animal Masks made by Yasmin and

designed by Wintercroft Masks

Masks

 

24 May 2017