Follow the Couture Experience with Bride and Mother

Follow the experience of real life London bride Katie and her mother Suzzane through their fittings to the day of Katie’s amazing wedding to James. Enjoy her stunning photographs by top fashion photographer Anna Fowler

Both Katie’s wedding dress and her Mum’s outfit are designed by Joyce Young. Katie’s Mum is a florist and made the bouquet and the church flowers for the wedding.

Katie is a ballet dancer and runs The Primrose Hill Ballet School and Primrose Hill Performing Arts she lives near our London showroom. She and her mother Suzzane first came to see us a year before the wedding.

At the first appointment it was clear that Katie would prefer to choose the Couture route and have a dress individually designed for her. She tried on styles and we mocked up the final design by taking elements from a few different samples. A sketch was drawn and the French Chantilly lace chosen which suited Katie’s delicate features beautifully. The body of the dress is a heavy crepe which drapes beautifully.

Start your journey to become a Joyce Young Bride today and we promise you that we will try our best to ensure that you will have a wonderful experience.

Here are Katie and James’ fabulous wedding photos, see below for the journey.

The big reveal !  Seeing the bride in her dress for the first time!
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Experiencing those mother daughter moments!
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Last few precious minutes at home before the car arrives

stunning bride among the blossom
Our stunning bride Katie among the blossom wearing her bespoke wedding dress
Model bride
Katie looking absolutely breathtaking in her bespoke wedding dress
Wedding dress detail of French Chantilly lace
Wedding dress detail of French Chantilly lace
Bridal beauty
Bridal beauty
Beauty ,blossom ,lace and roses
Beauty, blossom, lace and roses
Bride holds bouquet by her mother with pride
Katie holding her lovely bouquet of roses
vision of beauty
A vision of beauty
Proud groom greets the guests
Proud groom greeting the guests
I love you forever
The look of love
romantic bouquets at exbury Manor
Romantic bouquets
bride and bridesmaids at Hampshire wedding
Joyce Young Bride, Katie with her lovely bridesmaids
Happy wedding party at Exbury Manor
Big smiles all round
elegant mother of the bride at Exbury Manor
Joyce Young Mother

Katie and James celebrate
A beautiful shot of the newly weds Katie and James
Ritual of throwing the bouquet
The Couture Experience
New Forest wedding at Exbury Manor
A lovely shot of Katie wearing her bespoke Joyce Young Dress
Katie throws her bouquet
Katie throwing her bouquet
Couture Experience
Beautiful picture of our Joyce Young Bride Katie with her Joyce Young Mother
Sparkler parade
Celebrations with a sparkler parade

Below is the original sketch and pictures taken during fittings ……………………

Original design sketch
Original design sketch
Amended design sketch . The orignal sketch was drawn up on Katies first visit and the fabrics chosen. heavy crepe with some stretch and delicate French Chantilly lace . The detachable train is in tulle with lace appliqued all around the edge.  Later the design was amended and changed to have a plunge neckline at the front under the lace and a lower back. The toile was made and fitted in cotton before cutting the dress in fabric. The dress was constructed over several fittings to create the perfect fit .
Amended design sketch . The original sketch was drawn up on Katies first visit and the fabrics chosen. heavy crepe with some stretch and delicate French Chantilly lace . The detachable train is in tulle with lace appliqued all around the edge. Later the design was amended and changed to have a plunge neckline at the front under the lace and a lower back. The toile was made and fitted in cotton before cutting the dress in fabric. The dress was constructed over several fittings to create the perfect fit .

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