Christine Kendall Couture

The brand reflects a creative vision of romance, blending vintage with invention in luxurious silks and French lace. Known for her delicate feminine details, sophisticated elegance and signature back detailing the dresses are the epitome of bridal heaven.

Christine is a perfectionist with unsurpassed skill, her collaboration with each bride-to-be is paramount to the magical experience of creating a bespoke gown. Christine personally attends all fittings, invisibly taking your hand guiding you in creating a dress of a life time.

Christine cuts the pattern and closely monitors each client’s dress, lovingly made by experienced staff. It is this element of service that elevates Christine’s position to the top league of Couture Bridal design.

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Silk crepe is fluid and kept ethereal by the use of organza and tulle. French rose lace is appliquéd along with a graduating border of lace at the hem. French rose lace shrug with dramatic long cuffs, all edged in roses.

Lauretta

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French rose lace with edgings of roses at the neck and hems with silk satin under slip giving an utterly feminine elegance.

Serena

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Organza layers, with delicate hand painted blooms adorning the top layer. Long layers on the train add drama and romance.

Lisa-Marie

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Corded French lace envelopes a base of silk zibeline through to the bodice creating a streamlined structure in the silhouette.

Lucinda

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French lace moulded over silk crepe with delicate silk tulle edged in lace at shoulder. Silk tulle floats around the lower body with a narrow satin band to accentuate the waist.

Arletta

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Floral beaded tulle over fitted bodice with tiny flowers on organza cap sleeves. Voluminous layers of silk organza in the skirt has hand sewn appliqué beaded flowers randomly dropped throughout the top layer.

Athena

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Marchesa - Y&Y Wedding 2013

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Odette - Brides July/Aug 2011

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Serena - Y&Y Wedding 2008

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Charis - Brides Jan/Feb 2018

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So in Love - Y&Y Wedding Feb/Mar 2010

Christine Kendall Process

The Process

Designing a couture gown starts with listening to the bride-to-be while Christine sketches up ideas, taking into account the figure type and personality of the client. The sketches are developed until both feel the dress presents itself on the paper. There are fabrics, laces, beading and dress samples to help in creating the look and feel of the bespoke gown.

 

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Body measurements are taken for a calico shell to be pinned and moulded to the client’s shape. New lines drawn on the calico and proportions changed to enhance the figure. Decorative processes of beading or embroidery are developed at this stage. From the calico fitting adjustments are made and a paper pattern constructed. This is used to cut the silk fabric and foundation fabrics that give definition and a smooth shape to the dress.

First Calico fitting

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With any beading or embroidery completed at this stage the gown is temporarily stitched, checked and continually perfected. Adjustments are made, the lining sewn in, petticoats permanently stitched in, back loops stitched and so the building of the dress evolves. Additional fittings ensures continual checking of all elements before the finishing stitches, beads or lace edgings and buttons are added.

First Silk fitting

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Dress fittings are progressive and collaborative, undertaken by Christine ensuring a perfect gown that moves with you and has your personality sewn into it. The process makes each bride-to-be feel so special and confident, safe in the knowledge that the dress is comfortable and truly stunning, a dress of a life time. It is a very personal and exciting process.
The magic of Couture.

Final fitting

Testimonials

Over the years I have created dresses for many brides. I try and keep a personal record of their big day. Occasionally brides have sent a testimonial with the wedding photos. Below are just a few of the letters I have received.

 

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I am absolutely in love with my dress. It made me feel amazing on the best day of my life. It was not just the dress itself though, it was all the care you put into making it. The sourcing of lace, the different shades of silk I could choose from, the shape of the back, the little lace sleeves, the way you designed it exactly to my taste. You made every wish I had come true. You created my dream dress, and it makes me emotional just thinking about it!

Madeline, in a Couture designed gown

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Your dress was tremendous Christine and I felt like a Queen, it was very much admired, fitted beautifully, looked amazing and was a real pleasure to wear.

Karen in Arletta with Lauretta shrug

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Thank you so much for my wonderful, wonderful dress and for being so brilliant, kind and reassuring. The dress is so, so beautiful and absolutely everyone was talking about, many saying that it was the most beautiful dress they had ever seen.

Annika in Serena

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I will always love my dress, thank you for your patience, support and adding a magical touch, I am so happy to have met you.

Jesveen in Arletta

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I continue to receive so many lovely compliments about my dress - which of course are your compliments.

Helen in Eleanor

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Our fairy tale wedding in Paris. The dress was stunning and the most beautiful dress in the world and I loved wearing it every second. I am so happy that I have found you!

Anna in Eleanor

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I chose the most amazing wedding gown from the most amazing designer.

Laura in a couture designed gown

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I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for my stunning gown and for sharing my dreams, and making them come true.

Sarah in Esme

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Exquisite dress, I felt so confident and elegant. Thank you for the care and attention that you made it with, the patience and time you gave me.

Natalie in a couture designed gown

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Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Dior and Vogue have all been used in conversations about the dress. Christine Kendall is the best.

Claire in a couture designed gown

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Mon expérience avec Christine est très loin de se résumer à la simple “fabrication” d’une robe de mariée. Dès notre premier rendez-vous, je fus plongée dans un univers magique de subtilité, douceur et intelligence esthétique. N’ayant aucune idée de ce que je recherchais malgré un standard d’exigence élevé, je n’aurais jamais imaginé que cette expérience puisse s’avérer si fluide. Le choix de robes est aussi varié que raffiné et la flexibilité de Christine totale. Entre mes intuitions et les conseils de Christine, j’ai très rapidement déterminé le style général qui me plaisait et les modifications personnalisées ont coulé de source.

Stephanie

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