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Catherine Blades is a talented British bridal designer. She provides a fully bespoke service designing and creating stunning wedding gowns and occasion wear that are unique to each client.Her superior knowledge of cut and fit set her apart from other designers. She is a highly skilled dressmaker, taking your ideas and transforming them into the dress of your dreams. Her warmth and personal service makes having a dress designed and made by her a truly wonderful experience, one that has her clients feeling at ease, and thoroughly enjoying the process from beginning to end.


Catherine learned her craft with some big name designers, and over the past 16 years has refined her skills to become a couture dressmaker, designing and hand crafting exquisite gowns using a mix of traditional and modern techniques, luxurious fabrics and stunning embellishments. Catherine designs with flare and innovation, and her creations are definitively cutting edge.

Designs offered

Catherine works from the beautiful Blades studio, a calm and peaceful place, set in the tranquil countryside on the Berkshire/Hampshire border. All commissioned dresses are designed, made and fitted by Catherine personally and her great care and attention to detail leave her clients owning a stunning bespoke gown.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of bridal dresses
Design and manufacture of bridal accessories
Design and manufacture of outfits for bridesmaids, maid of honor...

How far in advance should I contact you?

To allow plenty of time, you should look to book approximately one year in advance, however, Catherine has completed dresses on a tighter timescale, so do contact her and discuss your ideas

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What kind of accessories do you offer?

Headdresses, hats and hair accessories

How do you work?

Catherine meets every bride for an initial consultation to discuss ideas and options for their dress. After this the design and fitting process follows, then the final fitting and adjustments

Operating hours:

By appointment only

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, Card, Transfer
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Professional, creative, attentive and very talented. A fabulous designer and maker.
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Catherine Blades

Hi, I'm Catherine, the designer behind the name, and the owner of Catherine Blades Couture. I design, fit and hand make every single gown that leaves my studio, and I love every minute that I spend with my brides. It is an absolute honour to be part of someone's special day, and I can't wait to meet you.


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