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

Happy Birthday DC!

Monday, June 10, 2013 11:04:23 AM America/Los_Angeles

We have been so busy here at Dolly Couture we almost forgot our 7th birthday! We still can't believe 7 years ago Dolly Couture was born from Dolly's vision.  It all started with her wanting a short dress for her wedding reception. Not being able to find one, what did Dolly do? She went out and designed her own!

 

Today Dolly Couture has now been worn by THOUSANDS of brides worldwide! We've even been featured of David Tutera's "My Fair Wedding". Even after all those brides and tv appearances, Dolly and her staff are committed even more than ever to provide great customer service and gorgeous handcrafted quality gowns.  With our extensive list of customizations we offer, you truly can make your wedding dress one of a kind.  If interested please email sales@dollycouture.om for more information.

 

Happy Birthday Dolly Couture!!! Here's to 7 more unbelivable years!

 

We couldn't have done it without our BRIDES!!! Thank you to all the past, present and future Dolly Couture brides!

 

happy birthday

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby

Mad Men is BACK!

Friday, April 5, 2013 5:12:04 PM America/Los_Angeles

Mad Men is back y'all!

 

I can't believe we have waited this long for the new season! Here at Dolly Couture we can't even sit still we are so excited for Sunday's season premier! We have our hair done, our pearls on and our martinis poured!

 

I sincerely hope Joan or Megan get married soon. Why? Because wouldn't it be amazing seeing them get hitched in a gorgeous Dolly Couture gown?! The answer is a definite yes from all of us here at Headquarters! What would they look best in? I would love to see either one of them in one our latest reveals, The Brandis. Gorgeous isn't it? Right Janie Bryant?

 

brandis, 50's wedding, short wedding dress, dolly couture, mad men                                                   Brandis back

 

While we are on the subject of Mad Men and fashion, I found this interesting blog in the Washington Post (written by Cara Kelly) that I wanted to share with everyone about the fashions we are going to see over the next season.  Fashion Predictions for Mad Men Season 6

 

I hope you all enjoy it and the new season of Mad Men!

 

 

 

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby

The Magic of Your Dolly Couture Dress

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:59:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

Do you ever wonder what will become of your wedding dress after the big day? A Dolly Couture dress is so versatile and timeless,why not throw it on for your next cocktail party or big night out. Recreate the most magicial moment of your life by slipping into your gorgeous Dolly Couture dress whenever you please!

Below are a few pictures of our beautiful Dolly brides workin' dresses that would be great for all occations!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

The Trends Are In!

Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:43:53 PM America/Los_Angeles

One of the top trends for Spring 2013 seen all over the runway during Bridal Fashion Week was lace. Lace is being incorporated into many dresses this season for that touch of romance and sophistication. Our very own Avila Bay dress does just that with its beautiful and intricate lace detailing. Below are pictures of our beautiful Dolly Couture brides in their customized Avila Bay dresses. 

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Couture featured in Bridal Guide Magazine!

Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:14:45 PM America/Los_Angeles

Thank you so much to Bridal Guide Magazine for our full-page feature in their January/February issue!

Be sure to pick up this issue on stands now and spread the Dolly Couture love!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Does it Again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:09:38 PM America/Los_Angeles

Here are the latest designs from Dolly Coutre!

Pictured below is Walnut Creek

Photo: WANLUT CREEK Sneak preview...I'll comment with a link when they officially exist :)Photo: GEORGETOWN Sneak preview...I'll comment with a link when they officially exist :)

                                                                                                                                                 Pictured above is Georgetown

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza