"The only limitation is your imagination"
LOOKING FOR LUXURIOUS BRIDALWEAR & SOMETHING UNIQUE MADE JUST FOR YOU?
WANT A DRESS THAT FITS YOUR FIGURE AND MAKES YOU FEEL FABULOUS?
HAVE A DREAM DRESS IN MIND OR WANTING SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT?
WHY CHOOSE BESPOKE
If you are looking for a luxury experience and made to measure bridal wear which you will cherish. welcome to Kate Clare Couture.
Designed and handcrafted just for you to fit you perfectly, I make beautiful dresses that are a joy to wear, with a softness, femininity and style to meet the needs of the modern bride.
I have created for all shapes, sizes and ages. Every wedding dress, veil and accessory I have made is always a joy to create - to say making is my passion is an understatement! Always handcrafted beautifully and finished to the highest standard using traditional couture and tailoring techniques, I create something individual to make you feel and look fabulous on your special day and to treasure from that day forward. I believe in using luxury high end fabrics, beautiful silks, laces and trims for my bridal wear, which are hand made in my studio in Yorkshire. From design, pattern cutting and making, my ethos is to keep the process small scale and intimate. Working in a sustainable way, often sourcing eco fabrics where possible, using local suppliers and working to reduce waste.
"Kate was incredibly friendly and skilled throughout the whole process from design to creation and fitting." Sylvia
INITIAL BRIDAL APPOINTMENTS
Initial consultations can take between one to one and a half hours . I don't book back to back appointments to make sure your bridal experience is relaxed and we have time to discuss design ideas, look at fabrics, try some sample wedding gowns on if you wish, and take measurements.
MAKING AND FITTING
Once a design is finalised and initial payment is received I start the making process. Pattern cutting your dress to your exact measurements I often make a toile first - your dress in a simple cotton. This is to check details and fit in your first fitting before proceeding in your final fabric.
Your first fitting will usually last around half an hour to one hour and I will check how the dress fits making any tweaks and discussing the design. You will have a further 2-3 fittings before your dress is finished, making sure your dress is perfect!
Please bring your underwear and shoes that you plan on wearing for your wedding to your fittings as this will affect the fit of your dress!
COLLECTING YOUR WEDDING DRESS
Once your dress is finished you will come for your final fitting! Your wedding dress will then be packed into a hanging dress cover and I will go through how to care for your dress up to and after your wedding.
VEILS AND ACCESSORIES
I have many wedding veils for you to try and I can make bespoke veils to complement your bridal outfit! I also make bridal jackets, garters, hair scrunchies. and eye masks. I can also make ties and bowties for the groom and groomsmen/page boys and even accessories for your pets! I have also made bunting for weddings so if you have any other ideas, please ask, I can usually make anything you require to complement your bridal theme!
Prices start from around £2000 upwards depending on the style and fabrics decided upon, but this is just a ballpark figure as every dress/ bridal outfit is different
I usually like at least 6- 9 months to make your outfit. If you need a wedding dress making in a shorter time don't hesitate to get in touch though a rush order fee may apply.