I have many years of experience making high end, couture pieces of clothing using beautiful fabrics. 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).
Using all my past experience, love of vintage and high fashion, I now enjoy making stunning luxury bridalwear!
I would love to meet you to create a wedding gown that expresses who you are and makes you feel amazing!
A wonderfully enjoyable experience from start to finish, from trying on sample dresses to the final creation I 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!
If your looking for a truly bepoke dress, the wedding dress design service includes a design consultation and usually up to 3 fittings to create something luxurious for you to treasure from your wedding day forward.
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!
When I am not making wedding dresses I adore having adventures with my gorgeous children and husband, I love to cook and grow fruit vegetables and flowers, go for walks, see art exhibitons, make and craft anyhing and everything, watch comedies, and catch up with friends.
I'm so grateful to have I career I love, creating beautiful wedding gowns, veils and accessories!
Unable to find something personal and unique for my own wedding dress I designed and created a beautiful silk and tulle gown. Approached to make friends wedding dresses, creating something truly bespoke , Kate Clare Couture was born.
'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!'