Fabulous Friday - Alycia & Stephen

Friday, August 9, 2013 1:47:03 PM America/Los_Angeles

We love a good outdoor summer wedding!


Couple: Alycia & Stephen

 

 

 

Wedding Date & Location: July 26th, 2013 at their 112 year old farmhouse (yes, built in 1901!) in Estacada, OR

 



Wedding Theme:

"We didn't really have a theme beyond wanting to have it outside, in the summer. We had our ceremony under an ancient walnut tree and dinner on the lawn. It was a lovely, perfect summer evening."

 

 

 
Dress: Alycia wore the Avila Bay dress in ivory lace, with the champagne thread and waist. She had it customized by bringing the lace off the shoulders a little and made into cap sleeves.

 

 

 

Favorite moment from the wedding:

"My favorite moment from the wedding was right after the ceremony. My new husband and I, along with our wedding party, popped a bottle of champagne, and I relaxed for the first time in a month! I also loved seeing our friends and relatives all getting to know each other and dancing together. I think one of the most fun things at any wedding is watching people from different walks of life, all coming together to celebrate."

 

 


What made you choose DC?

"I was engaged for maybe a day before I thought about what I was going to wear. :) I was looking up short weddings gowns online and just fell in love with the gowns at Dolly Couture. Luckily for me, we were living in New York at the time so I was able to make an appointment to try on gowns in the showroom. I tried on the Avila Bay gown and it was just perfect. I ordered it on the spot!"

 

 

Advice for future DC brides:

"Try not to sweat the small stuff. I just about went crazy trying to plan for every little detail, but in the end, you're going to forget something. Ask for help if you need it. Our friends and families were so wonderful about pitching in to help us get our home tip-top before the wedding. Also, have fun and enjoy each moment and each other. This is the one day that is all about the two of you, so make sure to steal a few minutes where you can focus on each other, amidst all the madness!"

 

Congratulations Alycia & Stephen! We love the story about the ring!

 

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Fabulous Friday - Vanessa & Shawn

Friday, August 2, 2013 4:45:07 PM America/Los_Angeles

Check out this leading lady and her dashing beau! Let's meet Vanessa & Shawn!


Couple: Vanessa & Shawn

 

 

 

Wedding Date: October 14, 2012


Wedding Theme: Classic Hollywood

 

 


Dress: Vanessa wore our Beverlywood.  She customized it by changing the fabric to satin instead of the standard taffeta.  She also customized the length to fit her frame better. 

 

 

 

Favorite moment from the wedding:

"Arriving at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas and seeing 23 of our dearest friends and family waiting for us. Everyone said it was like stepping back in time which is exactly the look we wanted. It was truly surreal especially with a visit from the King of Rock and Roll."

 

 

 

What made you choose DC?

"I always knew I wanted a short wedding dress. I felt a traditional wedding dress would drown my 5 foot frame in fabric. After zero luck in Montreal stores, I decided to try online. Dolly Couture is a dream come true. At first I was hesitant about ordering online but the customer service was fantastic and I loved the idea of custom measurements. I’m so glad I did because the Beverlywood dress was perfect in every way."


 

Advice for future DC brides:

"I recommend ordering a sample of the fabric swatches. It really helped me chose the color and feel I liked best."

 

Congrats Vanessa & Shawn!

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Fabulous Friday - Robin & Ken

Friday, July 26, 2013 12:32:43 PM America/Los_Angeles

It's once again Fabulous Friday here at Dolly Couture, and check out this retro gal! This wedding sounded super fun and hip!

Couple: Robin & Ken

 

Robin and Ken

 

Wedding Date: April 27, 2013

 

Robin C wedding party


Wedding Theme:

"We had a rockabilly wedding, complete with a classic car, tattoo flash, pinup and greaser stations, a rocking band with an upright bass, and loads of smiling faces."

 

Robin and Ken


Dress: Robin wore our Luxor.  Robin customized with a net/organdy stand alone petticoat (check out our accessories section) in peacock. She also added a 3/4 length bolero.  Robin also had straps made and a custom sash to match her petticoat.

 

Robin C

 

Favorite moment from the wedding:

"A little back story to my favorite moment of my wedding...The day before I met Ken I told my cousin that all I wanted was to meet a nice greaser, who rides a motorcycle and would sing me Elvis songs. Ken is a greaser and rides a motorcycle, and until our wedding day had never sang me an Elvis song. And then he got up, in front of all of our family and friends to sing "Teddy Bear" with the band. It was a wonderful surprise to me, and my definitely my favorite moment."

 

Robin and Ken

 

What made you choose DC?

"When I went to find a wedding dress, I knew I wanted a short dress which is not common, and I knew I wanted a personal experience. The second I stepped into the NYC store, I knew I was not walking out without being an owner of a DC bridal dress."


Robin and Ken


Advice for future DC brides:

"My advice for future DC brides is to step back and look around and just enjoy the moment. Yvette was amazing to boot. She knew exactly what would look best on me. The dress I bought wasn't even one I had in mind. Once I tried it on, I was in love."

 

Robin has told me she plans on dying her dress so she can wear it again. Congrats Robin & Ken!

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Fabulous Friday - Megan & Brendan

Friday, July 12, 2013 3:13:25 PM America/Los_Angeles

It's once again Fabulous Friday here at Dolly Couture, and we have an all new bride to showcase!
 
It's time for Megan & Brendan!!! How can you not love a man in uniform?! How happy and cute does Megan look?!

Couple: Megan & Brendan

 

Wedding Date: October 13, 2010
 


Wedding Theme:

"Our theme, if anything, was military-- after dating for almost 6 years (high school sweethearts, Cutest Couple per Chillicothe's standards :)), we got engaged July 5 2010, planned a wedding for October 10th in Georgia when he would have 2 days "free" after he graduated basic training and headed to Officer Candidate School.  He was in training for almost a whole year, so we had this little window to marry!"


Dress: Megan wore our Moon River.  She was able to purchase it from out Off the Rack Section (check it out if you need a dress fast). This particular Moon River has some of the tulle removed so she didn't have as much poof.

 


Favorite moment from the wedding:

"My favorite moment was surprising him with bringing his mom and having a wedding dress!  I was also planning our wedding by letter since he had no access to phone or computer.  I even snuck and mailed him a ring sizer to be able to order his wedding band!"

 

 
 
What made you choose DC?

"I chose Dolly Couture because I wanted a retro dress, and the Moon River was beautiful.  It was also the perfect price for a young couple just starting out.  I also had outstanding customer service -- my customer service rep at Dolly Couture went above and beyond by finding me the dress in my size off the rack and having it specially shipped in such a short notice, so I could take it on the plane from Ohio to Georgia and get married in it!"
 

Advice for future DC brides:

"I would advise to pay more attention to the relationship than the wedding.  As exciting and breathless as our wedding was, I know it was our relationship that got us through the many months of separation.  Also, be flexible on wedding day!  Anything can happen, so just roll with the punches!  Sometimes the happy accidents are the best memories!"

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Fabulous Friday - Nikki & Phil

Friday, June 21, 2013 11:21:37 AM America/Los_Angeles

It's once again Fabulous Friday here at Dolly Couture, and we have an all new bride to showcase!
 
It's time for Nikki & Phil! They are ADORBS!!!

Couple: Nikki & Phil


Wedding Date & Location: 9/30/2010 on the World Yacht, on the Hudson River, NY
 


Wedding Theme:

"The theme of our wedding reception back in Stone, Staffordshire U.K, was fifties style, with everyone dressing up in a fifties theme, and I decorated by myself with a candy buffet, juke box and lots of fifties balloons and decorations."


Dress: Nikki wore a custom gown. She chose a pink satin for the Luxor and did a large polka dot overlay with a pink satin sash to match. She also wore a bolero trimmed in the same polka dots as her dress.

 


Favorite moment from the wedding:

"My favourite part of the wedding was having my husband travel to the wedding in a blind fold so he couldn't see my Dolly dress, and being walked down the aisle by my dad. Also seeing Phil's face when he saw me for the first time, which was beautifully captured by the amazing New York photographer Lina Jang. That photo means a lot to me as it captures our emotions perfectly."

 


 
What made you choose DC?


"I picked Dolly Couture after searching through the Internet with a specific look that I had in mind, as I am a fan of vintage inspired fifties dresses, polka dots, and pettis, and was specifically after a short wedding dress, with none being sold locally. I had one previous disaster going to a local bridal store where I cried and walked out as none were to my style, and far to tall for my small frame. So I found Dolly Couture on the Internet and was very impressed at the wonderful helpful service I received from Dolly herself, and Nickie. They were very patient with me and designed my dress beautifully with the ideas on what I was after. They reassured me, and their patience was fantastic with all the questions and worries any new bride has. I was impressed with the sketching they sent me, and I can not fault the whole service I received. It made the whole wedding dress experience fantastic. I was over the moon when I received my dress; it was exactly how I imagined in my head. If ever there was a Dolly couture shop over in Britain I wouldn't hesitate to show my interest in being part of Dolly Couture! I'm trying to find another excuse to buy another Dolly dress!"
 

Advice for future DC brides:

"Put your faith in Dolly and her team! It will be just as wonderful as you imagine. She really does know how to work her magic!"

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Fabulous Friday - Robyn & Nick

Friday, June 14, 2013 1:22:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

It's Fabulous Friday here at Dolly Couture and what better way to celebrate it to show off one of our very own fabulous Dolly Couture brides!

 

Pull up a chair and let's get to know Robyn and Nick!!

 

Couple: Robyn & Nick

 

 

Wedding Date: 5/27/2012

 

Wedding Colors: Colors were yellow & silver, flowers featured the Plumeria, just like Robyn's ring

 

Dress: Robyn wore a white satin Luxor with an organza overlay on the skirt and a grey sash.

 

 

Favorite moment from the wedding:


"It was truly the best day ever!  Two days before the wedding, my now-husband had a bachelor party catastrophe and broke his hand. This meant we had to miss our honeymoon for him to have surgery, and we would be wearing a cast during the wedding.  He and my dad wrapped the purple cast in silver ribbon so it would better match our colors.  Our Pastor included the signing of the marriage license as part of the wedding ceremony, and everyone had a good laugh when Nick struggled to hold the pen in his right hand (the broken one).  Our marriage license includes his very poorly written initials, rather than his signature."

 

What made you choose DC?


I have always wanted a short wedding dress, and would have had a Grease (the movie) themed wedding had I been able to pull it off.  Therefore, I have always imagined myself in a short, retro dress.  I'm an old soul and should have been born in a poodle skirt!  Dolly made my dreams come true with her collection of retro-inspired dresses."

 

Advice for future DC brides: 


"Dolly and her team make anything possible, so ask your consultant what customizations are possible.  It will be worth it!"

 

 

Thank you so much to Robyn for sharing her story! She looked stunning and what a great venue!

Posted in Featured Brides By Abby

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Varvara Glivici

Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:22:09 AM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured bride: Varvara Glivici

Looks like Brides around the world have a blast married in Dolly Couture.  Varvara couldn't wait for the fun to begin!  Our congratulations and heartfelt wishes to Varvara for a very happy marriage!

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture

Short Wedding Dress Romance

Sunday, February 14, 2010 6:25:19 PM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Lauren Wise

This Valentine's Day, we want to celebrate with Lauren Wise who wore the Beverlywood gown on her gorgeous winter wedding day! Dolly Couture is proud to share Valentine's Day with you and be a part of the most important day of your life. Thank you everyone for your support and love. Happy Valentine's Day!

short wedding dress romance

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture

Short White Wedding Dress

Sunday, February 7, 2010 11:53:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Emily Ekle

With a Dolly Couture gown, she looks fabulous anywhere she goes in her short white wedding dress! Emily’s radiant smile in the perfect dress for her big day has brought people to share her happiness. Congratulation on a wonderful wedding Emily!

white short wedding dress

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture