Victoria's Bridal Couture

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Victoria's Bridal Couture

Victoria’s Bridal Couture offers expert bridal alterations and custom gowns designed to celebrate your own quirky, creative vision!

Victoria's designs explore dreams of simple elegance fashioned in rich silks to ultra-modern confections created with fine imported lace. Trained in London, she has over 30 years of experience in designing with a particular emphasis on wedding attire. Bespoke? Atelier? Couture? Yes, each gown is designed and handmade by Victoria at her bridal and alterations shop in Seattle, but she prefers to dial back on pretentious. Victoria's designs are timeless and elegant, with a nod to vintage garments. And yes — they are even fun!

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Victoria’s Bridal Couture offers expert bridal alterations and custom gowns designed to celebrate your own quirky, creative vision.

Victoria is happy to expertly alter, hem and bustle someone else's designs, or modify your heirloom gown and give it new life! But even in a time of unprecedented choice in conventional bridal gown offerings, that perfect dress can be soooo hard to find. What are you looking for in your wedding gown? Are there any things you definitely want (or don't want) in your gown? Inspired by boho, goth or steampunk style? If you have a vision and the conventional dress isn't it, let V Custom Design make your indie dream dress a reality.

The V Custom Design Process

When you arrive at your custom consult appointment, you will be asked to select a card. After your aura is read… Nope. You are going to need to bring pictures. Bring at least one picture that inspires YOU!

Give $5 to the Poet with the typewriter at your local farmer's market… because that guy is a mind reader! What was I saying? Oh yeah, PICTURES. Bring pictures. Hopefully of dresses or dress elements that you like and may want to incorporate into your dream gown. They can be ripped from bridal magazines, or photos of celebrities in costume. Your inspiration can be the Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey, or that slinky silver number from the new Shades of Grey movie. No judgment here. Your pictures can be emailed to us, or crumpled in a ball and dampened with palm sweat. Sharing a binder with color coded tabs — or 68 dresses from your Pinterest board — is optional, and overkill. Melinda Gates brought pictures, and so can you.

Victoria will meet with you to go over your inspiration photos to get the overall look and feel you are going for. Over 30 years of designing dresses make her a wizard with fabric, but sadly this has done nothing for her skills with a crystal ball. Victoria will sketch your gown to help ensure that you are both on the same design page. You will leave with a sketch of your gown and a free quote!

What else? Multiple fittings, over the course of 3 or more MONTHS. That's right! Your butt, in our shop 4-7 times depending on the gown. We also offer custom corsets and bolero jackets!

Speaking of our shop, let me tell you about the place where the magic happens. Victoria's Bridal Couture is a small boutique, bustling with activity. Looking for a great, alternative gown for sale off the rack? These are sample dresses, mostly sized 8. Dress sizes run small compared to everyday attire, and most of these gowns can be sized down by a qualified seamstress– we are lucky to have two on hand! Although these dresses are one of a kind, we can custom create a similar dress for you in your size, with your choice of fabrics! Make your appointment to try on these fabulous custom gowns and peruse our curated collection of affordable jewelry, headpieces, veils, sashes and other assorted bling.

When Victoria isn't slaving away on your custom gown or corset, she is cuddling with her two terriers, Gillbert & Sullivan. Just kidding. If she isn't in the shop check the car. No really, sometimes she passes out from exhaustion in there. When Victoria isn't working she enjoys sleeping, watching TV and eating carb laden foods such as mac-n-cheese.

Mention Offbeat Bride for 10% off your alterations!

Examples of my work


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