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