ABOUT SOPHIE WYNNE-OWEN
Winner of Young Business Woman of the Year at the Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards April 2016
Nominee in the Independent Designer Category at Midlands Fashion Awards October 2016
Sophie Wynne-Owen Bridal Couture has been set up by 'Sophie Wynne-Owen'. After studying costume and working within costume on film, TV and theatre Sophie has learnt many skills from creating beautiful couture gowns to alien characters. Sophie also worked within bridal altering and advising brides on their big dress. This is what made Sophie decided to start her company.
"It was hard to believe that if I was ever to get married I would have to order a dress so far in advance. I change my mind far to much to do this and thought I would want my dress to be ready within a month. I also couldn't believe how little silk was used in wedding dresses and I knew that I wanted a certain quality for my big day. I also found that so many brides were stressed and worried about their dress which I understand. If I was planning such an event I would want the dress to be the fun part where I can come and try it on and feel like that princess that we all want to be".
When I started to design my collection I knew that I wanted to create dresses that where elegant and striking and that had a twist. I had seen plenty of ivory dresses to know you can get one from pretty much anywhere. This made me start to look into colour I also looked back into historic gowns. As a costume graduate I am very used to looking back into the passed to influence the future. After all the serious stuff the next was to add some fun. Who said you had to have ivory inside your wedding dress! I knew that I wanted to add some flavour and give my dream dress some personality. This finally lead me to open a studio so that I can use my skills to help brides make their dream dress come to life as well. I think my main goal is to make every women who I ever dress feel beautiful on the inside and out."