Catherine Blades is a talented British bridal designer. She provides a fully bespoke service designing and creating stunning wedding gowns and occasion.
Catherine Blades is a talented British bridal designer. She provides a fully bespoke service designing and creating stunning wedding gowns and occasion wear. She is at the height of bridal fashion.
She is a couture dress designer who creates bespoke gowns unique to each client. She combines meticulous attention to detail and incredible garment construction skills with genuine authenticity and a love of art. Every couture gown is designed, fit, stitched, embellished and lovingly created by Catherine's hand. She puts her heart and soul into every dress and guarantees complete discretion for the discerning client.
Her superior knowledge of cut and fit set her apart from other designers. She is a highly skilled dressmaker, transforming your ideas into the dress of your dreams. Her warmth and personal service make having a dress designed and made by her a truly wonderful experience, with her clients feeling at ease and thoroughly enjoying the process from beginning to end. She offers an entirely discreet service for all of her clients.
Catherine learned her craft training with the likes of Alexander McQueen, and over the past 20 years, has refined her skills to become a couture dressmaker, designing and handcrafting exquisite wedding gowns using a mix of traditional and modern techniques, luxurious fabrics and stunning embellishments. Catherine creates with flair and innovation, and her creations are definitively cutting-edge.
Catherine works from the beautiful Blades studio, a calm and peaceful place in the tranquil countryside on the Berkshire/Hampshire border. All commissioned dresses are designed, made and fitted by Catherine personally, and her excellent care and attention to detail leave her clients owning a stunning bespoke wedding gown.
Catherine works by appointment and can offer timings to suit your busy schedule, with evening and weekend slots available. You can relax and feel unhurried, and you will have her undivided attention as you work together to translate your ideas into the plans that will ultimately become your dream dress.
Every bride is gifted with an original hand-drawn illustration of their dress, beautifully framed and presented to them by Catherine at the end of their dress-designing journey with her. It is a precious memento of a beautiful process and a gift to treasure.
Catherine is not only a wedding and occasion couture dress designer. She is an artist in her own right, creating stunning works of contemporary art and exploring the art of bridal differently. Her work as an artist allows her to bring that creative vision to her design work, which sets her apart from so many other designers. These skills will enable her to create breath-taking couture pieces, using fabric to construct artisan gowns that stand out. Every bride that comes to Catherine leaves owning the dress of her dreams.