Fabulous Friday - Wendy & Josh

Friday, August 8, 2014 11:31:43 AM America/Los_Angeles

Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Wendy.  I love she is a non-traditional bride who didn't have to have a wedding to start her life.  You can just see the happiness exude from both of them.  And how sweet and cute are Wendy and Josh's little ones?   Congratuations Wendy & Josh!!!



Couple: Wendy and Josh

 

 



Date & Location: April 12, 2014 at our home in Clearwater, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

Theme/Feel: Comfortable, black and white

 

"We asked all the guests to wear black and white.  It was a way to link everyone together and help them to see their similarities because we had lived in various cities over the years and many of the guests had never met each other, but they were all connected through us.  I also told everyone to dress comfortably, after all, it was a party.  The centerpieces were vintage, black and white household items I found or already had."

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Newport Beach without polka dot overlay

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite moments from the wedding: "The whole day was fabulous and choosing a favorite moment seems impossible but 2 moments stand out, my walk down the aisle and getting lost in a kiss when we were supposed to be posing for the photographer.  Walking down the aisle I just remember thinking, "This is really happening! YEA!"  We had dated for 7 years and we have known each other more than 20, but every time we started planning a wedding, we would encounter a major life event.  We each lost a parent and we each lost a job over those 7 years.  We had 2 children, and moved 3 times. Every time we thought we were going to have a wedding, something else happened, so when the time finally came, I was just so excited!  I couldn't stop smiling!  Then during the reception, as the sun was setting, we wanted to get some pictures next to two trees decorated with lights.  The photographer said get close and we did.  Then we started kissing and before I knew it, I remembered that I was kissing my HUSBAND and it became a sweet embrace.  Once the kiss ended, we were all smiles. This was the result..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advice for future Dolly Couture brides: "My advice for Dolly Couture brides is to think about the little things you might need that day.  Things like...a pen for the guest registry, which I forgot.  Breath mints, which I borrowed from a guest.  I love my dress and I had known I wanted a Dolly Couture Newport Beach dress with black trim since I first tried it on in her boutique in 2010 (the year I thought we might get married).  I only wish I had thought about the fact that I might need pockets for a tissue!"

 

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News Featured Brides By Abby Pickett

Fabulous Friday - Eva & Ian

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:40:01 PM America/Los_Angeles

Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Eva.  We loved the location and the overall feel of the wedding.  How beautiful did she look in the Newport Beach with her handsome hubs Ian beside her?

 

Couple: Eva & Ian

 

 


Location: Ray's Boathouse in Seattle, WA

 

 


Theme/Design/Colors/Style: "Timeless elegance with a flirty, feminine twist.  The colors were various shades of light pink and white.  We wanted to incorporate that vintage feeling in my dress, throughout the whole wedding.  Guests were given white Ray-Ban style shades as favors, and we decorated with milk glass, pink depression glass, and mercury glass.  We tried to evoke days gone by, without it seeming like the theme was 'vintage wedding'."

 

 

 

Dress:  The Newport Beach with light pink ribbon accents

 

 

 


Favorite moment from the wedding:  "It's very hard to pick my favorite part, because it was all so magical.  That said,  I'm really close to my dad, and throughout the whole wedding process, it sort of seemed like he wasn't really sure what his role was in planning the wedding.  My favorite part of the whole day was when my dad and I had our father daughter dance to "My Girl" by The Temptations.  We laughed and boogied down, and it was just so nice to see him having such a great time!"

 

 


Why you choose Dolly Couture:  "I've always loved retro gowns and felt the style really suited me.  My prom gown was a 50's inspired dress, and long before I got engaged, or even had a boyfriend, I had picked Dolly Couture as my dream dress designer.  Getting my dress from the boutique in Tarzana was even more special, because my Nana, who couldn't come all the way to Seattle for the wedding due to health reasons, lives in Hollywood.  I flew down and visited her for a weekend and she and I went together to pick my dress.  It was a really special thing that just she and I got to do together.  It's a memory we both will cherish."

 

 


Advice for future Dolly Couture brides: "Invest in a good photographer!  We planned a wedding that was considered a "budget wedding" by today's standards.  We didn't skimp on the photographer though, and my husband and I are so glad.  Not only was our photographer (Joshua Mahar) a great help to us on the day of the wedding, (he's done this many times before, and we had not)  He delivered us images that I will treasure forever.  He captured even the smallest details, and every time I look back at the pictures, it's like I'm instantly there on my wedding day again, feeling all the happiness and love I felt that day.  Worth every penny!"

 

 

 

Congratulations Eva & Ian!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Posted in Dolly Couture News Featured Brides By Abby Pickett

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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

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

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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