Stephanie James Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride




Stephanie in  one of her creations with husband Jim on their wedding day

If you haven’t seen Stephanie’s work you’re in for a big treat today. Polka Dot Bride readers know I love vintage flair. I love the ladylike style, the big skirts, the defined waists, the gorgeous fabrics…and the details!

Stephanie Kennedy of Stephanie James Couture combines vintage flair with gorgeous fabric and under her label creates the most beautiful wedding gowns inspired by bygone eras.



Stephanie James Couture Josephine with Green Apple, Stephanie James Couture Olivia

Using Italian silks and laces, brocades, taffeta, ribbons and even polka dot fabric, the gowns feature the highest attention to detail and gorgeous features – tiny pleats, antique brooches, silk satin leaves and flowers. She creates gowns in suit style, full length or my favourite- tea length!

Stephanie began her label with her husband James when she couldn’t find the right gown for her own wedding. Her long search led her to create her own gown – a beautiful tea length gown with a chocolate sash. Complete with petticoat too I might add! She received such great feedback on the gown from fellow photographers and friends she decided, with her new husband, to go into business and Stephanie James Couture was born.

They have the cutest little vintage inspired dress studio complete with black and white checkered floor and french antique furniture, the store holds the gowns, accessories and indulges Stephanie’s love of all things vintage.

Stephanie is based in the US and her gowns are stocked at various outlets. However if you’re an Aussie wanting to get your hands on them, check out her ordering page here.

(Oh yeah, she’s also a photographer!)

Photos courtesy of Stephanie James Couture

  • Sarah Danielle says:
    August 1, 2008 at 6:11 am

    I had so much fun trying on one of these gems in Dallas. Let me tell you they are just as pretty in person! I just couldn’t bring myself to don a short dress for the ceremony… solution? A vintage inspired short dress for our “send off” and after party! Love it!

  • Sarah Danielle says:
    August 1, 2008 at 7:19 am

    You have been tagged!

  • Sara @ Bella Notte says:
    August 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I absolutely love Stephanie James Couture – her tea length dresses have such a great vintage feel. Thanks for highlighting her work!

  • Jessie says:
    September 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I looooove that wedding dress. Reminds me of Mad Men, 50s style full skirt dresses. It also resembles Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face a lil’ bit. And I think the brown bow is a beautiful contrast against the white lace fabric of the dress. See more wedding dress inspiration at Sydney Wedding Music Jazz Fever.

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