The story of Alexandra’s couture lace wedding dress

Photography:  Cinemotive 

"...a bride with elegance and poise..."

A couture wedding gown with a fairytale style

When I met  Alexandra her elegance and poise stood out to me. She had a gentle tone in a voice that was beautiful to listen to. I immediately felt  connected to her. Her style was elegant and classy.


As I started to sketch some ideas we decided on our Couture House lace,  3D flowers and beading that engulfed metres of lace. The flowers were soft, dainty, complimenting Alexandra’s personality.


Her petite body shape suited an A-line silhouette dress with a sweeping train. The low vee front bodice was encrusted with hand-applique flowers, leaving the sides of the bodice bare with nude tulle inserts for a sexy feel.


Her skirt was made using  layers of soft tulle also hand embellished with the lace cascading from her waist to the hem and continued onto the train. Accompanying her wedding dress was a long 6 metre veil that was embellished and detailed using 3D lace flowers and beading. Alexandra oozed total elegance on her wedding day.


It was a pleasure to design and make the mother of the bride who is a client of mine and I was honoured when her daughter chose me to create her entire bridal party which included 5 bridesmaids and one gorgeous flower girl. 


This was a beautiful wedding that  I had the pleasure to be part of from start to finish. Celebrating the day with Alexandra’s family and friends was an absolute honour.


The wedding was spectacular.


What did the bride think about her dress?

“I can’t thank Catherine enough for making my wedding the magical day it was. I was hesitant at first about a couture wedding gown, but after meeting Catherine I felt extremely lucky and blessed to have met such a kind, giving and creative person. 

The whole experience with Catherine was my favourite part of my wedding journey. I couldn’t have asked for a more suitable person for the job. She made my bridal gown, mother of the bride, 5 bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, each with immaculate attention to detail. 

Her patience and intuitive nature into knowing exactly what I was feeling and looking for is a unique and masterful talent and I feel grateful for having crossed paths with her.”


A few common questions

Hopefully, the photos can explain just how amazing a couture wedding gown can look on a bride. Every little detail is created to suit the individual to create a completely unique wedding gown that won’t exist anywhere else in the world.

A custom made piece of clothing is designed so that it is the same size and shape as your body. It can emphasise all of your elegant features perfectly. In this example it was also created with a skirt that could be detached.

At Catherine Colubriale we offer a choice for our clients whether they require a wedding dress, evening gown or something unique for a special event.

You can choose a dress design from our House Collection which will then be adjusted to suit your body size or you can opt for a completely Custom Couture design which is a one off creation.

The types of dresses can include;

  • A-Line
  • Trumpet
  • Column
  • Mermaid
  • Tea Length
  • Ball Gown
  • Sheath
  • Fit and flare

depending on what selection you make there is then a choice of colours and materials we can work with to create something truly unique.

Knowing which style will suit you best is one of the hardest things for any woman to figure out on their own. That is the benefit of visiting an experienced courtier like Catherine who can help you discover the right design choices. 

Catherine has over 30 years of experience custom making dresses for thousands of women of all types of body shapes and sizes. 

Catherine will make you feel comfortable so that you can explore ideas with her that will fit your body perfectly & leave you feeling amazing as soon as you put the dress on for the first time.

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Catherine Colubriale
Catherine Colubriale

Australian courtier with over 30 years experience designing evening gowns, wedding dresses & bridal wear. Catherine has worked for global icons like Elizabth Ardern & Mary Kay.

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