I believe in using luxury fabrics, beautiful silks and high end fabrics, laces and trims, keeping up with fashion forward trends but creating something individual to make you feel and look fabulous on your special day! Hand made in my studio in Yorkshire, my ethos is to keep the process as small scale and intimate as possible and work in a sustainable way often sourcing eco fabrics where possible, using local suppliers and working to reducing waste.
Having studied BA(hons) Fashion at Leeds University, including work experience at Vogue Magazine,I have worked in both fashion and costume (including for Emmerdale, the BBC, Sky and Opera North) before moving into bridalwear. I love to create and have many years of experience making high end, couture pieces of clothing using beautiful fabrics.
Unable to find something personal and unique for my own wedding dress I designed and created my own beautiful silk and tulle gown. Approached to make friends wedding dresses, creating something elegant and bespoke, Kate Clare Couture was born. Using all my past experience I now enjoys making stunning luxury bridal wear, along with bespoke fashion and costume.
I would love to meet you to create your unique one of a kind dream bridal gown, truly personal to you.
Working with you, a wonderfully enjoyable experience from start to finish, from design, through fittings ensuring the perfect fit to the final creation we will achieve a dress with a luxury finish that defines you, your style and enhances your silhouette! I want you to look and feel truly amazing on your wedding day in a Kate Clare Couture designed wedding outfit!
The wedding dress design service includes a design consultation and usually up to 3 fittings and I like to allow at least 6-9 months for this service to create something luxurious for you to treasure from your wedding day forward. Prices for this service start from £1,600. Bespoke veils start from £200, I also sell off the peg veils, garters and accessories.
My atelier studio is open by appointment only, so please get in touch. I look forward to welcoming you and starting your journey to the dress of your dreams! See my contact page for details!
I'm Kate from Kate Clare Couture! I create exclusive bespoke luxury bridal wear, veils and accessories to cherish from your wedding day forward. Fashioning beautiful gowns that are a joy to wear, with a softness, femininity and style to meet the needs of the modern bride, I offer something special for the stand out bride, looking for made to measure individually designed couture with a wow factor!
'When it came to my wedding dress, I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but straight away I trusted that Kate had the intuition and ability to bring my idea and personal preferences to life. Kate listened to my thoughts on how I wanted to feel on the day. She guided me through materials, textures and fabrics giving me an insight into how they could complement each other to achieve the style and feel that was absolutely to my taste.
She has an acute eye for detail. I loved how she thought about the practicalities of wearing the dress throughout the whole day,into the evening. Getting the fit and comfort of the dress perfect was equally as important to Kate as the design.
Something really special was the unique finishing touches. They really set my dress aside from anything I’d tried on or seen in the shops and meant that the dress was very special to me. This really paid off on the day; I felt comfortable, confident and of course, as every bride should, beautiful!'