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

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

 

Decor

 

 

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!)"

 

Girls

 


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

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

Pink Short Wedding Dress

Sunday, January 31, 2010 7:14:28 PM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Bekah Havens

Happy, light and joyful! Bekah has thrown a pink party with our Monte Carlo dress along with her hot pink pumps and a mix and match with her partner's tux. Want the cutest wedding? This is the way to go. Congratulations Bekah, we loved being part of your day!

pink short wedding dress

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture

Unique Short Wedding Dress

Saturday, October 31, 2009 1:51:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Sian de Freyssinet

This bride knew to trust Dolly Couture for a unique dress...and to dye her petticoats to match her hair! Congratulations, Sian!

unique short wedding dress

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture