Jordanna Regan Couture was established with the focus of providing high quality innovative designs. This focus has remained unwavered throughout the growth of the business.
Jordanna Regan is an Award Winning Designer located in Brisbane, her exceptional passion for bridal couture is emanated in all designs created. Her bridal gowns are stylish and feminine, creating an alluring elegance.
Jordanna Regan’s bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses are custom made, utilising only the finest premium silk fabrics and laces. Jordanna Regan tastefully integrates handmade silk flowers, hand beaded crystals and custom made buttons to create that element of individuality and exclusivity.
Jordanna Regan Couture represents timeless elegance, luxury and grace, that brings back classic beauty and femininity to compliment the female silhouette. The label is constantly growing embracing change and is always looking for new ideas for inspiration.
Jordanna Regan Couture treats every garment designed and created with exquisite detail. Founded on years of experience, and professional recognition, you will relish in this once in a life time opportunity of having Jordanna Regan custom design and create your bridal gown.
The difference between a dressmaker and Couturier
A dressmaker is a person that just follows a standard pattern and uses basic sewing skills to make a dress to a customer’s specific design and requires one to two fittings. A Couturier, on the other hand, works closely with the bride to design a gown this is exclusively hers. A Couturier will source premium silk fabrics and fine European laces to compliment your design. A Couturier can make a pattern from your measurements, no commercial pattern is required. Couture is high fashion. Haute Couture
The Process of Couture
To attain the attention to detail deserving of such finery, a minimum of 16 weeks is needed to ensure that the bridal gown is finished to the highest standard. A couture gown requires a minimum of 4 fittings to achieve the perfect fit. The first fitting is a calico trial of the gown, known as a toile. The toile is moulded to the bride’s body and then later used as the pattern. The toile stage is a great opportunity to perfect the design eg. Neckline, silhouette, sleeves etc. before the bride’s fabric is cut.
Designing a Wedding Gown
Before making an appointment with a Couturier try on as many different style gowns as possible. A few different bridal silhouettes are ball gown, empire line, A-line, bias cut, sheath and fishtail. This will aid in deciding which silhouettes most flatter your body shape and personality, from that you will start to develop a clear idea of what you want your gown to look like. The Couturier is then able to discuss every aspect of the design and create a front and back sketch of the bridal gown.
The Cost of Bridal Couture
Having a couturier custom design and make your wedding gown is a very time consuming process, but the superiority, exclusivity and flawlessness cannot be compared to a “off the rack” wedding gown. Consequently a couturier prices are naturally more expensive than a bridal retailer. A bridal gown is subject to the fabrics selected and the amount of work involved in achieving the design. Once the design is finalised with the client a written quote will be given, stating a detailed description of the gown, the fabric selected, fitting times, payment plan and completion date of the bridal gown. Before any work can commence a 20% deposit is payable.