Sunday, December 20, 2009

Culture Bridal Couture has arrived - our new name!

Merry Christmas and happy Silly Season to all!

Here at Culture Shock Couture, we've had the busiest Spring/Summer season EVER with so many gorgeous wedding gowns being created for our recent brides. 2009 has certainly been a big year for weddings - and we've seen our brides choose a big variety of gown styles, from the beautiful flowing Grecian-inspired gowns, to lots of stunning French Lace designs, and our always-popular Oriental-inspired looks, too. As the year 2009 draws to a close, my team & I are feeling pretty happy with ourselves... it's such a great feeling when we see the fruits of our labour (ie- our beautiful custom-made wedding dresses) being fitted for the last time on our brides, and the big smiles ( & sometime even tears of joy) as they look in the mirror and see how AMAZING they will look on their wedding day!

A couture bridal gown is the result of many months of hard work - a unique style individually designed especially for each bride, her colour & fabric selections, then measure-up & patternmaking, then expert tailoring, fine hand-stitched embellishments & detailing, and generally around 4 or 5 personal fittings. It all comes together magnificently to result in a totally unique and perfectly-fitted gown that is ALL ABOUT THE BRIDE - not only should it look & feel incredibely beautiful, but it should also express each bride's unique personality & passions. A couture gown should represent that bride in every way- her loves, her beauty, her lifestyle, her heritage and her spirit too!

With all that in mind, we have some VERY exciting news - Culture Shock Couture is about to have a new name! Since I launched my bridal label back in 2001, it's been called "Culture Shock" and my designs have always (and will continue) to embrace different cultures from around the world. However, my label has also evolved over the past 9 years, and my designs are so much more diverse now, with lots of rusched and draped looks, beautiful Retro-inspired gowns and heavenly vintage-themed French & Italian Laces also infuencing each wedding dress we create.

In order to represent everything we do, i have decided to re-name my label "Culture Bridal Couture" and we have a FAB new
logo and website to celebrate our evolution! Yayyee!! But don't worry, it's still our same experienced & caring team, & we will continue to be devoted to each and every bride we have the pleasure of working with! We pride ourselves on our personal service, relaxed & friendly atmosphere, highest quality fabrics and workmanship, and most importantly our totally original bridal designs that have evolved to truly offer Australian brides a fabulous alternative to the "big white meringue" on their wedding day!
So, i hope you like our new name, and my team & i wish you all the very best for a FABULOUS Christmas and a wonderful, exciting and fun-filled New Year!
Peace & love & Christmas Pudding, xx Lisa Merton

Top Left image of our"Mon Cherie" pink/latte tulle gown, photo by Dario Gardiman
Top Right image of our bride Yasmine's wedding, photo by
Middle Left image of Vicki's island wedding, photo by
Bottom Left image of our Grecian-inspired bride Anthoulla, photo by Andrew Kennedy
Bottom Right image of our Japanese-inspired bride Alannah, photo by


Janna Xerri said...


I love the name change. I would agree that the dresses you make have evolved. I check your blog every now and again beucase the dresses are all so drool worthy! I always tease Mike that I would love to get married again, because I loved all the fun of preparing a wedding!

You are still one of the most innovative designers i have come accoss. I am loving that ruffle/lace dress with the flower. WOW WOW WOW

Best of luck to you and your team for the future!!!

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