Blades Bridal

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.
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
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1500
Catherine made my wifes dress...
Jan 2016
Happily married
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... 

When I was advised to get a wedding dress made...
Jun 2016
Happily married
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... 

Catherine is wonderful...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Catherine is wonderful

Catherine made me my perfect wedding dress after not be...
Aug 2016
Happily married
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...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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... 

Catherine was the most incredible designer to work with...
Oct 2015
Happily married
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 ... 

Catherine is a very professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Catherine is a very professional, warm and caring person. She has the ability to realize your dream without having to be too prescriptiv... 

From the second I stepped in to the studio I...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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 ... 

Catherine really understands what suits people of all shapes...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Catherine really understands what suits people of all shapes and sizes. She spends so much time go through the options and showing you ... 

Catherine knows her customers...
Jan 2016
Happily married
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... 

Full 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.
  • 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
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Vogue, You and your Wedding , Brides magazine
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Rock My Wedding's Love Lust List , Love our wedding Magazine , Hitched
Industry Awards (1)
TWIA regional finalist 2016 London South East
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Ashford Hill Road, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG19 8AT, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Newbury
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M4 junction 12
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Thatcham
    • Nearest Airport
    • Heathrow
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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