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It's the middle of winter and pretty much the entire US is getting hit hard with a terrible cold snap. I thought seeing a gorgeous bride on the BEACH might warm you up a bit! Check out Sarah and her amazing short wedding dress - The Tuscany!
Couple's Name: Sarah and Dennis
Wedding Date & Location: Scarborough/Old Orchard Beach Maine
Dress: "I bought the Tuscany off the rack, and it had the following customizations already: sweetheart neckline and the hem was 1/2 inch shorter that the "made to order" version. I had to have the waist brought up about 1/4 inch (as i have a ridiculously high waist). The dress was a size 8 and really fit like a dream!"
Favorite moment(s) from the wedding: "The moment that I think was most unique to our wedding (and one of my favorites!)...We got married on the beach in Maine and were surrounded by beach goers (as they can't clear off an area - you just put down chairs and hope for the best). As the photographer was taking pictures of Dennis and I, the wedding party went to the snack shack to get water. A little boy (about 6), walked up to my brother and said "Are you the groom?". His mother was apologetic saying "He is fascinated by the bride, so sorry to bother you. He just wants to say congratulations". My brother promised to pass the well wishes along to me. As Dennis and I were leaving the beach, this little boy ran up to me, starry eyed and out of breath, and said, "Congratulations-thank-you-so-much" as if it were one word. I felt like a Disney princess! Every girl says they will feel like a princess on their wedding day but that moment really made it happen for me."
Why did you choose Dolly Couture: "I chose Dolly Couture because, although I had no idea about anything else I wanted for my wedding, I knew I wanted a tea length dress. I looked at every bridal shop in my area and even bought a long dress at a sample sale that I was going to have tailored because I couldn't find anything I loved. THEN- I discovered your website. It had the most amazing selection of tea length dresses I had ever seen. THEN - I saw the Tuscany. I was absolutely obsessed with it. I looked at it every day but was very nervous about buying it sight unseen from the website. One day I went on and there was the Tuscany, in white, in my exact size, off the rack. So, I bought it!! It really was perfect. I have since recommended your site to a few people who are looking for a shorter dress. And I wish I could wear my dress every single day. It is my favorite piece of clothing I have ever owned- like you took what i wanted out of my head and created it!"
Advice for future Dolly Couture brides: "My advice to anyone considering a Dolly dress is to just do it. The quality was FAR better than anything I had tried on in, say, David's Bridal and, even without customization, was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I wish that I had just ordered it the first time I saw in, instead of spending time looking elsewhere (and buying a dress I never wore). I never had any issues, so I can't speak to your customer service but the dress itself is incredibly well made with top quality materials (as a dance teacher, I was less than impressed with the fabric used for a lot of the dresses - yours was the complete opposite. So impressed). I wish I had a reason to wear it again and have honestly though about dying it so I could wear my dress out. It's that fantastic!"
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Here at Dolly Couture we take pride in our ability to customize any of our dresses. Do you want the sleeves of the Rose Park on the Newport Beach? Do you want the Verona dots peeking on the hem of the Beverlywood instead of lace? Do you want the Moon River tulle skirt on the Manhattan? Of course we can do that! It's a great way to make your gown even more special!
One of our most popular customizations is the addition of pockets. Yes you hear me correctly! We can add pockets to any of our darling dresses!
Take a look at a few photos our bride Lauren submitted.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires on pockets or any other customization you want.
Friday, January 9, 2015 4:52:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Katie and her sweet groom Marco. They are just absolutely adorable if you ask me! Katie is wearing one of my absolute favorite gowns - The Port William. I love everything about this wedding - the vintage car, the beautiful setting, the delicate colors....everything.
Congratulations Katie & Marco! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Couple's Name: Katie & Marco
Wedding Date & Location: June 14th, 2014 at the Lough Erne Hotel in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Color/Style: Our colors were Wisteria and Cream and the day had little touches of vintage style here and there.
Dress: I was so happy to discover Dolly Couture after many nights of trawling the internet for a tea length dress. When I arrived at the showroom in LA, I was blown away by how beautiful all of the dresses were - I wanted to try them all! Abby, Yasmine and Kassandra all helped to pick out the perfect dress for me - the Port William. It was so light and comfortable to wear and everybody thought it suited me really well. Even though I was overwhelmed with all the choices, I was really happy with my end decision.
Favorite moment from the wedding: Seeing everyone in the church as I walked down the aisle was a really special moment. It's so nice to see all the people that matter most in life coming together to celebrate with you.
Advice for future Dolly Couture brides: Don't stress! The wedding industry makes you feel like you should be in a giant panic about everything all the time! I just tried to keep things simple and not fuss too much about anything. Everything turned out wonderfully in the end and I couldn't have been happier with how it all worked out.
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Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Becca! Her dress came out beautiful just like her spirit. I loved reading and writing about Becca's wedding. I love she incorporated both her and Waseem's cultures into the wedding and reception. I can tell it was very special and meaningful. And let's not forget the gorilla in the room! I want to know more about that family tradition!Thank you for sharing Becca!!
Couple's Name: Becca & Waseem
Wedding Date & Location: October 12, 2014 in Washington, DC
Theme/Color/Style (if applicable): I'm Jewish and my husband is a Palestinian Muslim so we tried to incorporate all of our cultural traditions into one wedding. The tables were all named after cities in Israel and Palestine and we had traditional Jewish and Palestinian dancing at the wedding.
Dress: Custom Avila Bay in pearl silk taffeta with ballgown skirt, functional buttons, avila bay lace sleeves, and avila bay hem.
Favorite moment(s) from the wedding: I have too many favorite moments! We've actually already been married for 2.5 years so we didn't have an officiant, and we didn't even do the traditional parts like "do you take this man to be your husband." We designed the service ourselves and had each of our bridesmaids and groomsmen and family members speak throughout the service. We had some Jewish prayers and an Arabic poem and we even sang a song with everyone in Hebrew. It was a really meaningful service because we picked everything ourselves, and it was all designed to reflect our cultural backgrounds and family traditions. Also, we gave wine bottles for everyone to drink during the service, which was a huge hit and put everyone in the mood for the rest of the wedding! Also my uncle dressed up as a gorilla and crashed the wedding (it's a family tradition)!
Advice for future Dolly Couture brides: Accessorize! I had custom shoes, a custom belt, and a custom headpiece (made from the lace from my mom's wedding gown) made to go with my dress. With most gowns (which are long) you don't get to see the shoes. If you're wearing a Dolly Couture gown, you get to have shoes that everyone can see, so go wild! I even changed into sequin Keds halfway through my wedding and got compliments on those too!
Photography by: Jeff Simpson and Tara Parekh
Friday, November 21, 2014 5:38:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Lisa. I love the personal touches she added. Her bouquet brings back so many happy memories as my grandmother has several of those broches and let me play with them when I visited. I also love that Lisa is one of our many international brides. She took a leap of faith and ordered without even trying on her dress. We love that our brides are comfortable ordering a dress sight unseen. Thank you Lisa!
Enjoy Lisa and Mariusz's story! I know I did!
Couple: Lisa & Mariusz
Date: June 28, 2014
"The venue we chose is Tinakilly Country House, Co. Wicklow, an elegant Victorian country mansion set on several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands overlooking the Irish Sea. The house itself was originally built by the British government in 1883 for Captain Robert Halpin, commander of "The Great Eastern" and mariner supreme who laid 2,600 miles of telegraphic cable in 1866, joining Europe to America. As a mark of gratitude Halpin was reportedly given a blank cheque by the British Government to build, this, his dream house."
Post wedding Location:
"Donadea Forest Park which is made up of about 600 acres of mixed woodland, Medieval castle ruins, walled gardens, church, tower, ice house, boat house and Lime Tree Avenue."
"A vintage inspired country soiree? We didn’t have a particular theme in mind but our choices naturally reflect who we are and the sort of things we like."
Short Wedding Dress:
"I wore the Beverlywood Dress with a handmade vintage inspired Gold Brass Blush Champagne wedding belt by LeFlowers Bridal Lithuania, a simple elbow length veil encrusted with tiny pearls from Berketex Bride Dublin, vintage robins egg blue short formal lace wedding gloves and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa Lady Dragon Heart jelly sandals."
"I made my own jewellery and I had a huge collection of vintage bone china brooches - Denton, Adderley, Artone or Royal Doulton - all around 1940's, 1950's that I used create my own brooch bouquet. I have no siblings so this bouquet belongs with my new sister-in-law now."
Favorite moment(s) from the wedding:
"It's hard to choose because the day is so filled with great moments. We have different nationalities and our friends and families are a little bit spread out across the globe so it’s hard to get all of us together at the same place and at the same time. Walking into the ceremony room and seeing everyone there for us was a great moment."
Advice for future Dolly Couture brides:
"I knew I wanted a short wedding dress from the start, but I didn't know finding the right one would be so hard. Every dress I tried in Ireland was missing some element, and they just didn’t 'feel' special in the way a wedding gown should. I found out about the Dolly Couture brand through internet research and then I eventually found a boutique in London that carried D.C. sample dresses. Up until this point I had only seen D.C dresses online so I wondered whether they would look anything like the photos - the truth is photos can't do these dresses justice. They are so well made, the quality and richness of the fabric, the petticoats underneath, the way the fabric falls and the designs are just so sophisticated. For brides considering ordering online or wondering if it’s worth a bit of hassle to track down a D.C gown – just do it! You won’t regret it."
Photos: "Our photos were taken by our good friend Pawel Pentlinowski of photobypawelp. Ordinarily I would be reluctant to mix friendship with business but we trusted him completely and we knew he'd capture our day beautifully. Our photos are even better than we expected."
Friday, October 31, 2014 11:48:49 AM America/Los_Angeles
This week we thought we would mix it up a bit. I'm sure you've all wondered what us gals behind the short wedding dress scene are like.
We currently have 4 in home mini boutiques with a new location to be announced shortly! Currently our in home mini boutiques are in Seattle, Chicago, Nashville and San Antonio. We have a great selection of short vintage inspired wedding dresses for you to try.
Today's spotlight is Molly. She runs the San Antonio bridal showroom via her adorable home. We are so glad we have a presesence in the San Antonio bridal market.
Check out Molly!
What's your favorite thing about being an in home rep?