Dolly Couture Spotlight - Molly

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 made you choose to be a Dolly Couture bride?
In 2007, I'd been searching for a "short, poofy" dress for over a year.  It wasn't until a week after I got engaged in 2008 that I learned of Dolly Couture.  The Manhattan was EVERYTHING I wanted and more.  The price was affordable and just right, the dress was perfection (short and cute), and the service was unmatched.  Being from Texas, I'll admit it was a bit scary ordering a dress I'd never tried on, but I was sure that with some tailoring, it would be as amazing as I dreamed it would be...and guess what, it was!  
 
 
 



What made you want to have an in home showroom?
I knew from experience how weird it is to order a dress, sight (or fit!) unseen.  I wanted to be able to share my experience with other Dolly brides and help them feel comfortable with ordering. I thought it was very creative of Dolly to start these in-home showrooms to help ease some of that uncertainty by giving out-of-footprint brides the opportunity to try on the DC silhouette in person.    
 
 
 
San Antiono bridal short wedding dress
 


What's your favorite thing about being an in home rep? 
My favorite thing is meeting brides who are just as enthusiastic about Dolly dresses as I was!  Plus, I can do it from home! (And it motivates me to keep my house clean!)  
 
 
San Antiono bridal short wedding dress
 
 


Is there anything you would like people to know about you, your family or your showroom.
I recently became a stay-at-home mom after having worked since I was 15.  It's a weird transition, but I love having this Dolly gig to keep me feeling like a monetary contributor to our family.  I worked in the finance and investments industry for over 8 years, and will likely return to the industry when my children get older.  For now, I want to be "mostly mommy."  





As for my showroom, occasionally, I will take appointments when my husband is working, which leaves me still in charge of my three kids, 2 of which are 3-month old twins!  I have a toddler daughter, who's easily distracted with the iPad, when necessary, and twin boys. Fun fact: The dressing room is their nursery!  Anyway, I've found ways to manage the madness of my kids while still making the bride's experience fun and informative. Thankfully, my wonderful husband makes himself available to be daddy day-care whenever I need him.   


San Antiono bridal short wedding dress


We couldn't have burst into the San Antonio bridal scene without you Molly!  Thank you for all your hard work showing our beautiful short wedding gowns to Southern brides!

Posted in Dolly Couture News Featured Brides By Abby Pickett

LA Vintage Glam Bridal Show

Friday, March 21, 2014 2:48:54 PM America/Los_Angeles

We we so honored to be a part of the 3rd Annual Vintage Bridal Show in the Ackerman Ballroom at UCLA.

 

I love stepping back onto a college campus.  There is something exciting and hopeful about it.  You have an entire life ahead to look forward too...including getting married.  The UCLA campus was a perfect spot for newly engaged brides and their friends and family to see what the LA bridal scene has to offer.

 

Check out the video of the event here: SF Productions LA Vintage Bridal Show Video



Also, check out photos from the event below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we can't forget Kassandra and Yasmine - two of our amazing sales associates!

 

Mariela Campbell Photography did a great job on the video and photography in conjuntion with SF Productions

 

We loved being a part of this amazing event. Stay tuned for future events!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby Pickett

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

The Success of Dolly Couture

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 12:56:43 PM America/Los_Angeles

You may have seen Dolly Couture on the red carpet or in a magazine. Here is a partial list of our press and where you may have seen us.

 

Magazine and Newspaper Editorials

Los Angeles Times

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

Bridal Guide

Bride Magazine

Cosmopolitain Bride UK

OK Magazine, AUS

Brollops Guiden SWEDEN

Spectacular Bride Las Vegas (cover)

Runway Magazine

Southern Bride Magazine

Westechester Magazine

Photo Magazine

Chicago Fashion Magazine

Pulse

and many more

Television

My Fair Wedding With David Tutera, WE (bride's fashion)

Whose Wedding is it Anyway, the Style Network (bride's fashion)

Dancing with the Stars, ABC

GCB, ABC

Hart of Dixie, ABC

Grammy Pre-Award Show segment/ Fashion Team, TV GUIDE Channel

NBC News

Couple's Conseling VH1

Featured on numerous fashion segments on E! and The Style Network

Svetlana, HD NET

Sinbad's It's Just Family, WE

Celebrity Clients

Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland)

Amber Riley (Glee)

Elizabeth Harnois (Mars Needs Moms)

Kelly Beckett (the Paradiso Girls)

Tamara Jaber (Australian Pop Singer)

Gloria Loring (Days of our Lives)

Joyce Chittick (Broadway actress/choreographer)

...more

Blogs (very partial list)

BridalGuide.com (What's Hot, Gown Gallery)

MathaStewartWeddings.com (the Bride's Guide, Lookbook)

LosAngelesTimes.com (fashion blog)

Glamour.com (front page)

StyleMePretty.com (frequent blog entries, Lookbook)

RuffledBlog.com

TheKnot.com (Look Book, paid advertizing, however is by invitation)

RocknRollBride.com (frequent blog entries)

Lover.ly

EnVogueWeddings.com

OffbeatBride.com

GreenWeddingShoes.com

and many more

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Rachel Mazza

Dolly Couture gets love from the Bridal Guide

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles

 

 

Dolly Couture wishes to thank the Bridal Guide magazine for featuring our Pink Label collection in their prestigious Wedding Gown Gallery!     http://www.bridalguide.com/photo-galleries/bridal-gowns/dolly-couture/style-avila-bay

They have also featured a gorgeous Dolly Couture bride, Katherine Cooper Hampton in their May/June issue.  Much appreciation to the Bridal Guide for their continued love!

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Dolly Couture

Tea Length Wedding Dress

Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:41:03 AM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride:  Michelle Pentecost 

Anyone for tea...length? Dolly Couture can customize your gown to any length and to resemble any of your favorite 1950s starletts. Congratulations, Michelle on a beautiful wedding!

tea length wedding dress

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture