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Big Discounts if you go Off-Peak!!

EXTRA SPECIAL OFFER!! Wanna go Off Peak on your bespoke wedding dress?

 

Get your wedding gown made and finished in the winter months before March 2020 and get a whopping 20% OFF your bespoke dress
 
Are you still looking for your wedding dress and think you want a bespoke gown?
 
Are you up for have your dress made and finished between this November 2019 and end of February 2020 ?
Well if you book between now and the end of June 2019 you can qualify for a whopping 20% discount off your gown.
We have a few appointments on Saturdays free in June, and can do weekdays Weds-Friday

 

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Jodie- Parrot and Pineapple photography

Jodie- Parrot and Pineapple photography

   

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Why are we doing this offer you ask??? well…. Spring , Summer and Autumn are pretty hectic for us creating many awesome gowns for clients and our elves are working at full steam to create the years orders….but weddings are seasonal and Winter tends to be quieter for us…so we want to balance the production a bit more so we can spread out our creativity through the whole year..
As with all businesses we still need to cover our overheads year round and keep the elves busy and make enough to cover our costs….so we figured we can spread the load this way and start creating some of the Spring and Summer’s wedding orders in the Winter months….We keep busy in traditionally quieter times, and You get a bargain if you are happy to have your dress made earlier.
WIN WIN!!!
Get in touch and make your appointment now, Please not we have nothing available on Saturday 8th June
Feel free to share and tag your friends who are still looking for THE dress xx
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T &C’s
1.Orders MUST be placed before 30th June 2019 with a 50% deposit
2.This does not apply to existing orders already placed
3.The balance of the final finished commission must be before 28th Feb 2020
 

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23 May 2019

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

Jodie and Lee’s cute crazy, kawaii, kitsch rainbow wedding -Alternative Wedding Dresses

We are mega MEGA excited to share the awesome Jodie and Lee’ wedding, All the colours, all the time!!..Jodie was an absolute legend of a bride, we absolutely LOVED working on her crazy embroideries…rainbows, care bears, llamas and the cutest little characters…and the irredescent sequin was so sparkly and pink!!!

Look at these amazing photos from our pal Rowan at  Parrot & Pineapple Wedding Photography

 

 

Above are my bestest pals Karl and Kate aka Deckheds!!! They KNOW how to smash a dancefloor!!

Wedding Planner: Apple Tree Events

Venue: Thorner Victory Hall, Leeds

Bride’s Dress: The Couture Company

Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice

Bride’s Hair Accessories: Paperchase

Bride’s Necklace: Curious Toot

Hair: Penelope James

Make Up: Kimberley Brook MUA

Groom’s Suit: Herbie Frogg from Bridgewater Menswear

Cake: The Bakery Barn

Stationery: Barcode Design

Catering: Baked in Brick

Glitter Bar: Wish Upon A Sparkle

Fancy Dress Animal Figures: Painted Parade

Disco Ball Planters: Prissyem

Tattoo Station: Doris Loves

31 Jan 2019

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