Sensational Saturday - Liz & Guy

Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:45:49 PM America/Los_Angeles

Today's couple is perfect for Valentine's Day! Liz was a dream to work with, and we found her the perfect fabric for her Catalina. HEARTS! Her dress was all about love!

Couple's Name - Liz & Guy

Wedding Date & Location - Saturday 19th July, 2014 at The Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire, England, UK.  Our Wedding Reception took place at The Peel Park Hotel, Accrington, Lancashire, England, UK.

Theme/Color/Style (if applicable) - 1950’s inspired wedding; the Bride & Bridesmaids wore 1950’s full circle swing dresses with peeping contrasting petticoats. The colour scheme was Red & White and I included a love heart theme: my dress had love hearts on the overlay, I had my white shoes customised with red diamante love hearts, myself and my Bridesmaids wore love heart earrings and the Wedding Favours were cupcakes with a love heart in the centre of the cake secured in a red box with love heart ribbon.

Dress - Catalina Island in white with a custom overlay using a white organza material with sparkly love heart shapes.  I added a red petticoat to peep out at the bottom of the dress.

Favorite moment(s) from the wedding - We booked a Marilyn Monroe tribute (Suzie Sequin) to perform a set at our afternoon reception which we kept as a surprise from our guests.  Our Master of Ceremonies gathered everyone outside, where the sun had finally started to shine, and he asked our guests to give a huge warm welcome to Miss Marilyn Monroe - our guests fell silent and weren’t sure what he meant, then Marilyn walked out and everyone burst into applause!  It had been a huge secret to keep (especially from the Bridesmaids!!), but well worth the look on everyone’s face!  There was even more surprise for everyone that evening when she performed a Burlesque Dance at our Evening Reception!

Advice for future Dolly Couture brides - On the day make sure that you have delegated the running of the day to one trusted person.  We had lots of surprises for our guests; Marilyn Monroe, the Jukebox, the Burlesque Dance, the cake design and as much as we wanted to keep all these things between just the two of us we realised that on the day we didn’t want to be worrying about what should or should not be happening next.  We entrusted a very good friend with the job as Master of Ceremonies and he was told the full itinerary of the day and he made sure that everything ran to plan and in the order that we wanted so that we didn’t have a thing to worry about on the day.  Don’t try to do anything on the day other than enjoy it, give someone else the job of worrying!

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

Fabulous Friday - Nicole & Austin

Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:50:06 AM America/Los_Angeles

Today's Fabulous Friday is a day early because I know all you love birds out there are NOT going to be reading a blog. :)

Nicole's recap gave me goosebumps! As a newlywed, I concur! Make it your own.  Make it yours. Make it unique.

Couple: Nicole and Austin


Nicole and Austin Wedding Party


Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date: July 26, 2013

Theme: Bright Vintage with a heavy music/record influence





What she wore: Sweetheart Manhattan with Catalina polka dot overlay and a raspberry chiffon petticoat


Nicole Dress and Pettiocat


Favorite moment from the wedding: "I feel like it went by in a blur, and I had so many amazing moments. One that really stands out for me was our first look. I had been super anxious the whole time we were getting ready and I couldn't sit still. By the time I got to the top of the stairs to walk down to Austin, and I could see everyone in the bridal party watching me, I was shaking like a leaf. It felt like it took me forever to walk down the stairs (Austin said it sounded like I ran!) and then I just burst into tears and he just held me, and all my nerves went away. I wasn't nervous at all, it was complete anticipation about the fact that I was finally getting to marry my love! (We were together for 8 and a half years before tying the knot!)"




What made you choose Dolly Couture? "I had originally went shopping at traditional boutiques and picked a dress and wasn't too sure about it. Then I found Dolly online and found out you could customize your dress and I just knew I had to have one. Being able to make my dress EXACTLY what I wanted, and not having to compromise on anything was perfect for me, and I am so happy with my decision. I've always loved pin-up and love that I got to incorporate it into my wedding."

Any advice for future Dolly Couture brides? "DO WHAT YOU WANT! I know so many people who did something at their wedding because someone else wanted them to do it. Why? It is you and your partner's day, and you should make it a reflection of yourselves and your relationship. Every last detail of our wedding was hand-made by us, or was placed there for a specific reason. We used records as place settings. We didn't have alcohol. We didn't have religion. We played punk/metal music. We served fajitas and bottled soda. If someone didn't like it, that was their problem. My husband and I woke up the next morning and looked at each other and agreed; our wedding was perfect. Every couple should have that same feeling!"

Posted in Dolly Couture News Featured Brides By Abby Pickett