Plan your wedding all in one place
Plan your wedding all in one place

Catherine Blades Couture provides exclusive hand crafted bespoke wedding dresses that are unique to each bride, personally designed from the first sketch to the equisite finished gown.

Dress and Accessories features

Products and Services
Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Bridesmaid Dresses
Dress Designer
Flower Girl Dresses
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Wedding Dresses


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Industry Awards (1)

TWIA regional finalist 2016 London South East

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Rock My Wedding's Love Lust List , Love our wedding Magazine , Hitched

Reviews & Testimonials (10)

Catherine made my wifes dress...
By  (Happily married) in Jan 2016
Catherine made my wifes dress, which was amazing. It was exactly what she wanted. Also, as my tailor was unable to make a tie and wai... Read more
When I was advised to get a wedding dress made...
By  (Happily married) in Jun 2016
When I was advised to get a wedding dress made for me I had my doubts but once I met Catherine all those doubts were immediately flushed... Read more
Catherine is wonderful...
By  (Happily married) in Jul 2016
Catherine is wonderful
Catherine made me my perfect wedding dress after not be...
By  (Happily married) in Aug 2016
Catherine made me my perfect wedding dress after not be able to find one that had everything I wanted for my big day
Catherine designed...
By  (Happily married) in Sep 2016
Catherine designed and made a Mother of the Bride outfit for me in dove grey silk and lace - dress and jacket - which was beyond all ex... Read more
Catherine was the most incredible designer to work with...
By  (Happily married) in Oct 2015
Catherine was the most incredible designer to work with. In our first meeting she took the inspiration I gave her for my dress & drew a ... Read more
Catherine is a very professional...
By  (Happily married) in May 2016
Catherine is a very professional, warm and caring person. She has the ability to realize your dream without having to be too prescriptiv... Read more
From the second I stepped in to the studio I...
By  (Happily married) in Jul 2016
From the second I stepped in to the studio I was blown away! I found that I was quite stressed and felt so negative about this stage in ... Read more
Catherine really understands what suits people of all shapes...
By  (Happily married) in Nov 2015
Catherine really understands what suits people of all shapes and sizes. She spends so much time go through the options and showing you ... Read more
Catherine knows her customers...
By  (Happily married) in Jan 2016
Catherine knows her customers! She asked me to gather ideas of what kind of dress I wanted. She did the same based on what she thought w... Read more

Detailed Description

Based in the Blades Bridal studio, set in the beautiful and tranquil countryside on Berkshire, Hampshire border is designer Catherine Blades, who has been in the bridal industry since 2000. Working with designers such as Alexander McQueen and Nikki MacFarlane, With a feel for both avant garde and classical design allowing you to be your unique self Catherine uses high quality exquisite fabrics to create her beautiful designs, and takes great care in making sure that each detail is absolutely perfect on each dress. Her beautiful, inspiring and passionate attitude shines through in all her creations. Taking your ideas and inspiration and fusing them with her knowledge of cut and fit that will flatter and draw admiration on this special day. To have A bespoke wedding dress from Catherine Blades Couture an average price would be £2000. You will be offered expert advice coupled with a down to earth, friendly experience at the Blades Bridal studio where you can relax and feel unhurried.

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Catherine

"You will have my undivided attention as I translate your ideas and inspiration into what will ultimately become your dream dress. With love and respect ,honoured to be part of your special day " Catherine Blades

Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance

FAQs (3)

Describe your typical process with a couple.
I love to chat about your ideas during our consultation. Then turn those ideas into something real ,designs and fabrics. At this stage we begin to mold your dress, position and manipulate the fabric to accentuate your best bits . I take all that we have learned and discussed and the begin to pattern cut and make your wedding dress. During the first fitting we try your fully constructed gown , finalise the finishing touches and pin where the zip or buttons will be added. The final fitting is when you get to admire the finished gown in all it glory and feel the emotions of the next time you will wear your unique Creation .
What do you love most about your job?
I adore you lovely ladies ,inspiring, helping ,advising and being involved in this very special day it fills my heart.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
A small blue heart on the inside of your dress

Getting here

  • Address:
  • Ashford Hill Road, Thatcham, West berkshire, RG19 8AT, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Thatcham
  • Nearest Town:
  • Newbury
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Heathrow
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M4 junction 12