Fine bridal fabrics, exquisite cuts and extraordinary embellishments are the key elements of a Corston Couture wedding gown. Their signature style is romantic, always with a twist, be it edgy or quirky, sometimes with a nod to a bygone era, but always fresh and trend-forward.
From the moment you enter their private and expansive showroom in Sydney, you will feel special! Beautiful interiors are filled with luxurious bridal fabrics and there is lots of comfortable seating for you and your entourage. One-hour appointments at this salon are indulgent, fun and educational as you will be informed of the latest bridal trends and find out which dress silhouettes suit your body shape and why.
Each bridal collection by Corston Couture boasts around 30 sample gowns which are available for you to try on at the showroom, but the salon also offers exclusive Custom Design Service. And what better way to spoil yourself than to order a bespoke wedding dress designed and crafted especially for you!
The Head Designer, Coral Johnston has more than 25 years of experience in styling and designing wedding gowns. She works with a team of experienced and talented sewers, patternmakers and hand finishers, but she insists on seeing all clients herself – still to this day. From your first visit to the last fitting, she will be supervising the making of your dream gown!
She had created her first dress at the age of 6 on a treadle sewing machine in New Guinea, then worked in a studio loft in Newcastle and finally opened her bridal boutique in Sydney in 2004. Together with her team, Coral has created over 2000 breath-taking couture wedding gowns. She genuinely loves meeting new brides and guiding them. "It is great to be part of this thriving industry in NSW and be involved in something that is constantly evolving", she says. The number of wedding invitations she gets every year from her clients is a proof that her heart and soul are tied to her business!
Being so delicate and intricately embellished, wedding gowns usually take about 6 to 9 months to create. Shorter time frames can sometimes be accommodated, depending on the time of year as well as design and fabrics used. Prices start at $3000 and the average sale is around $4900. There are standardly 5 fittings for each gown and the dresses are ready to be picked up about three weeks prior to the wedding day. Fittings for interstate and overseas clients can be negotiated and arranged with the designer. Sometimes just two visits are all that is required if booked ahead.
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