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

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