Meet the maker: with Helena Couture Designs


Unique, individual and designed for a figure shape, Helena Couture Designs is a multi award winning bridal designer specialising in exclusive made-to-measure bridal gowns at an affordable price.

What is your specialization, how would you describe your style?

Unique, individual and designed for a figure shape.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Everywhere! Movies - especially period films at the moment - music, people I’ve met, places I’ve been. I’m a very tactile person and will be drawn to a material, and then the design will follow. Inspiration often comes to me in the middle of the night, which isn’t always a good thing!

What is popular at the moment in weddings?

Toned down, and less ‘boofy’. We’ve seen a major transition to more slinky gowns with an emphasis on quality. While brides are opting for simple designs, they still love texture, and by texture I mean lace. Lace sleeves and lace back details are very in!

What gown styles do you foresee to be popular in the future?

I don’t see the current trends going anywhere. Todays brides are savvy girls who know what they want, and they want to be comfortable on their wedding day in less restrictive gowns. And with weddings becoming more intimate occasions, everything is about quality.

What sort of bride do you cater to?

Helena Couture designs is made to measure. Whether it be a model or a bride, I design for their body shape, personality and colour palette.

Any words of wisdom that you would like to offer to our brides?

Whatever you’re budget, make sure you get the cut of the gown right. Do your research before hand, and know what you want, but also take into account any advice the professionals give you. Most of all, don’t rush the wedding dress experience - slow down and enjoy it!

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