Fabulous Friday - Samantha & Travis

Friday, February 28, 2014 4:13:51 PM America/Los_Angeles

 

 

The weather around the country is pretty drab and grey today (even in LA), so I thought I would show you a wedding with bright color palate and leave you longing for those warm summer days at the State Fair. 

 

Today's couple is Samantha and Travis who hail from Kansas.  They decided to do a carnival themed wedding.  I just love the fabric pennants, the dessert bar and does she look amazing in her Beverlywood?

 

Below are some photos from the wedding, but go to Green Wedding Shoes to see the great article and more photos.   Be sure to read the full blog because Samanta gives some great advice for you future brides.

 

A big thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for sharing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photography + videography: The Shalom Imaginative Documentary Media // venue: Preisker Park in Ellsworth, Kansas // event design + planning: Samantha Finke-Johnson (bride) // wedding dress: Dolly Couture in Los Angeles, CA // hairpieces: Vintage // hair + makeup: Julie Connolly at The Hairstream // catering: Rollin Taco’s Food Truck // music: Memphis Soul // wardrobe stylist: Malina Heinemann, Kansas City, KS // day of wedding coordinator: Jesterbird Events // rehearsal venue: Kanopolis Drive-In Movie Theatre

 

Posted in Dolly Couture News Featured Brides By Abby Pickett

Fabulous Friday - Amy & Max

Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:16:52 AM America/Los_Angeles

Today's Fabulous Friday bride is Amy.  She is the queen of DIY.  So much in fact DIY Bride did an amazing write up on her and Max's wedding.  We just loved Amy's unique flair and all the nuances that made the wedding hers.  

 

Amy wore a Manhattan gown with an organza overlay.  We just love her shoes! Dolly Couture gowns are perfect for showing off your favorite pair!

 

Below are a few photos of the wedding, but check out DIY Bride for the whole story.

 

Amy + Max’s Charming & Playful Yellow Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Matei Horvath Photography//Wedding Date: 10/27/2012//Equipment Rentals: A Rental connection//Dress Designer: Dolly Couture//Invitation Designer:Everybody! Everybody!//Bakery: Magnolia Bakery//Makeup Artist:Pure Skin and Lash Studio//Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch//Floral Designer: Unique Floral Designs//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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

Fun Video

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:34:57 PM America/Los_Angeles

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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

Posted in Dolly Couture News By Abby

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

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

Vintage 1905s Wedding Dress

Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:36:36 AM America/Los_Angeles

Short Wedding Dress Featured Bride: Sarah Smith

Sarah and Matt Smith's own balcony scene. Dolly Couture congratulates this fun couple!

vintage 1905s wedding dress

photo by STEVE STOCKTIN

Posted in Featured Brides By Dolly Couture