So we’ve covered dresses for a thoroughly modern millie, looking for a modern fairytale dress, but as you will know, I was a ‘princess dress’ bride. My love/hate relationship with my own choice of wedding dress is well documented on Rock My Wedding, but despite my yearn for a free and easy day (and dress,) if I were to do it again, I cannot get over the absolute timeless beauty of the classic wedding gown. Thats is how I became ‘Contradiction’ after all!
Of course, no fairytale would be complete without a princess dress and Charlotte and I literally stopped in our tracks at The Designer Wedding Show recently when we caught sight of The Couture Gallery stand, by Britta Kjerkegaard.
And how is this for a fairytale dream of a dress?
The Couture Gallery’s Wedding Gowns are one of a kind, quite literally. Britta told us that each shop sample is a one off piece created by her, whenever she has the time, each one allowing her creative skills to run riot. Brides visiting the shop in Kensington, London, can then try on a range of wedding dresses in different styles to decide which shape suits best.
Once this is decided, Britta then works with each Bride to refine the dress exactly to their specifications. As each piece is custom made the details can be combined to make the perfect dress, right down the the choice of lace, shade of the fabric and type of blooms adorning it.
One thing that stands out about the collection is the use of colour in it. Britta uses lots of blush tones as they are so much more flattering on the paler skin tones of British brides and those from her native Denmark. You certainly can’t argue that they lend an inimitable air of femininity to the designs along with the stunning floral additions.
There are so many clever ideas in the dresses too – for example, one dress as seen in this brilliant short film about The Couture Gallery allows the tulle underskirt and bottom part to be removed, and the dress transforms into an evening party dress so you can really shake it on the dance floor later – Love that idea!
Britta also told us that the shop samples are always for sale, which is a massive bonus as she likes to keep stock current and when she adds to the collection, something has to go. The samples are heavily discounted and The Couture Gallery sample sale is being held in November (click the link for further details) with discounts of up to 60% off. Do head over to the site to take a look and if you think Britta might be able to create your kind of fairytale, book an appointment – you wont be disappointed.
PS. My favourite is up right up there at the top for all to see. The fifties waistline, flowers and tulle literally make me weak at the knees. *Swoon*
Are you going to be a princess bride?