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Supplier Spotlight | Baroque Couture

Supplier Spotlight | Baroque Couture

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The wonderful Elaina Evans at Baroque Couture is a Derbyshire based bridal designer creating bespoke bridal gowns and separates for brides both across the UK and internationally. Elaina’s designs promise a truly dramatic entrance for every bride; exclusive, romantic, bespoke statement pieces with beautiful accessories and veils to complement. I’m delighted to publish her supplier spotlight to give you the chance to know her a little better and discover more about her life and passion for design.

Business Profile

Tell us something about your background
Baroque Couture was born out of the desire to use my creativity to the full. The only way to accomplish that was to work for myself. I worked from a studio for a while and eventually I opened the shop in August 2002. While I do advertise and exhibit at wedding fairs many of my clients come from word of mouth. The average price of my gowns is £3000.00 but each one is individually designed for the bride, tailored to her every wish.

It’s a great honour when a bride comes to me to create her special dress, probably the most important dress she will ever wear, and I still get such a thrill as we sit down and begin to talk. We usually start with pots of tea, strawberries and chocolate, then we open the ‘Magic Box’ full of beautiful fabrics and laces. It’s important to me that I get a real feel for the bride to enable me to capture not only her vision but also a little of her unique personality to weave into the design of her dress. It’s an exciting and fun experience to be part of the creating process, and so it should be, whether her dress is an elegant classic design or something more avant-garde. Once the design is sketched I then make up a toile from her measurements. This allows me to perfect the pattern before I move on to cutting into the chosen fabrics. It’s also great fun for the bride to see the process as her dress emerges.

Does the responsibility of your job/business ever scare you?
No. I’m too excited to be scared. Seriously though, if you know your job well challenges are fun.

How far will you travel to a wedding?
The farthest so far has been Kenya. It was a beach wedding looking out over the Indian ocean.

How much contact do you have with a couple before their wedding day?
It rather depends on the bride and her mother, I like to get to know them well so that they feel very comfortable with me.

What’s your price range?
£2500/ £5000

How do couples pay you?
I take a non-returnable design payment to secure their place in the year as I can only do so many gowns and sadly I have to turn people away. The remainder can be paid in two payments before the wedding.

Do you have a cancellation policy for couples’ peace of mind?
Yes, there is a cooling off period written into my terms and conditions.

What’s your favourite memory from a wedding?
Watching the couple saying their vows in a beautiful garden with the Indian ocean behind them, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the photographer so caught up with the moment nearly falling into the sea!

If you could work a celebrity wedding whose would it be?
All of my brides are celebrities to me. I have worked celebrity weddings and they are still just two people in love with the same hopes and fears as the rest of us.

Personal Profile

What do you do to unwind?
I love my garden and I love to cook for my friends so there’s lots of good food, chat and a little wine!

Can you cook? What’s your favourite meal?
Where do I start? I love Italian and Mediterranean food

Favourite colour?
Turquoise – it’s my birthstone

Favourite tipple?
Hendricks Gin and Fever Tree tonic

Pet hate?
Mean-spiritedness

Dogs or Cats?
CATS! I have been a cat’s pet for years!

Who is your favourite super hero?
My husband

Do you have a nickname and if so what is it?
‘Angel’ (red face)

Favourite holiday destination?
My French house in the South West of France

Favourite animal?
Cat

Favourite author?
J K Rowling, Shakespeare

Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke

Do you like Marmite?
Doesn’t everyone?

Favourite memory from your own wedding?
The ceremony. It was very moving and special and there were guests from three musical groups in the congregation so the music was truly celebratory!

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?
Interior design

What advice do you have for brides looking to find a supplier in your category?
It’s one of the most important decisions you will make for the wedding finding the right person to make your dress is vital, choose someone you feel comfortable with and who really listens to you.

Exclusive! Over 50% OFF a selection of Baroque Couture gowns }

If you were thinking a one-off gown is out of your reach price wise you’ll be pleased to know that Elaina has a selection of stunning gowns with up to 50% off meaning you could land your dream dress for £1000 to £1500. To find out more call to book your private appointment (I’ve added her contact details at the end of this post) mention me and pop along to fall in love with some seriously dreamy dresses. – EJ x

Contact Elaina

  • Contact: Elaina Evans
  • Business name: Baroque Couture
  • Nature of business: Bespoke Bridal wear
  • Regions covered: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, London and Internationally
  • Call: 07801 694 934
  • Address : 34/36 Station Road Draycott Derbyshire DE72 3QB
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Dreaming Of Couture? Dreams Really Can Come True

Dreaming Of Couture? Dreams Really Can Come True

Beautiful Couture Wedding Dresses by Baroque Couture in Derbyshire

If you’re dreaming of a totally bespoke wedding dress made just for you then look no further than Baroque Couture. Situated in the Derbyshire town of Draycott, Elaina Evans, owner and designer of this luxurious label, creates jaw-dropping couture bridal gowns for brides across the UK and Internationally. Her designs are dramatic, utterly romantic one-of-a-kind statement pieces made exclusively for each bride. Appointments are relaxed and one-to-one with Elaina whom herself radiates a calmness and grace which makes one feel safe in the hands of the fairy godmother of wedding gowns; as though with a simple swish of her cutting scissors your dream wedding dress will appear. It’s no surprise Elaina’s boutique offers a mouthwatering display of stunning dresses from her ‘Baroque Collection’ too. Overflowing with luxurious lace, satins and silks and frothy frills seemingly good enough to eat, sprinkled with bejewelled belts, lavish accessories and sparkly headdresses the boutique is a dream of bridal inspiration. And when I visited her beautiful store on what was a humid, oppressive day I was invited to sip cool lemonade and indulge in fresh strawberries as we chatted about her work. I could almost imagine she had a team of white mice stitching fine gold thread in her sewing room.

Exclusive! Over 50% OFF a selection of Baroque Couture gowns }

It must be two years now since I first met Elaina and she has been styling and designing for brides for many more than that but her eyes still light up with excitement as she talks about her creations; there is no doubt about her passion for every stitch that goes into making a Baroque Couture gown. I will be publishing my interview with Elaina on the blog in due course but I simply couldn’t wait to share with you some of these images from her collection.

You might be thinking couture is out of your reach but rest assured you can call Elaina without any hard sell or pushy sales talk and on average her wedding dresses start from around the £2500 mark BUT if that’s way off your budget – and because dreams really do come true – Elaina is offering a selection of gowns with a magical 50% or more off meaning you could land your dream dress for £1000 to £1500 so there is every reason to call her, mention me and book your appointment. – EJ x

RS Bridal Collection Announced As New Premium Stockists For Pronovias

RS Bridal Collection Announced As New Premium Stockists For Pronovias

Stunning Pronovias Wedding Dresses now available in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Pronovias is one of the leading global bridal designers and loved by brides far and wide for dreamy wedding dresses that guarantee to wow down the aisle. The RS Bridal Collection team recently attended Barcelona Bridal Week to select the best styles from the newest collections to stock in our exclusive Melton Mowbray bridal boutique. We have no less than twenty-six amazing Pronovias dresses for you to choose from and we are Leicestershire’s ONLY Premium Stockist.

Our sister store in Suffolk is also a premium stockist and stocks the exclusive range of Pronovias Atelier.

We are so excited to bring this glamorous and quality European design to our boutiques. Designs are unique, luxuriously soft and have great structure. Be one of the first to book your private appointment and try these amazing wedding gowns.

Call to book your appointment 01664 668076

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    Baroque Couture, Derbyshire

    Baroque Couture, Derbyshire

    Baroque Couture design fabulous bespoke wedding dresses; each wedding dress is as individual and beautiful as the brides that wear them. Choose from Baroque’s wedding dress couture collections or have an unforgettable bespoke wedding gown created just for you. Baroque Couture is about extravagance, drama and passion, ‘such things as dreams are made on’. Baroque Couture wedding dresses are created and designed in the wedding dress design studio in Draycott, Derbyshire.

    Baroque Couture has a range of feather, faux fur, lace and chiffon jackets or shrugs all made to match or compliment your dress. We also carry a selection of crystal, pearl and diamante jewellery,the finest quality freshwater pearls and a small range of vintage treasures and a range of Rachael Simpson shoes. We have a variety of wedding headpieces too including wedding cocktail hats which are full of surprises, buttons, broaches, pearls, crystals, ribbons veiling and are just the thing for ladies who don’t wear hats. Head pieces, headbands, and side combs are created to complement the look of your wedding dress.

    The Studio, 34-36 Station Road, Draycott, Derbyshire DE72 3QB
    07801 694934

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