The Story of a Dress | Judy Copley Couture Bridal Gown

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Judy Copley says when she creates a dress for a bride, ultimately it’s the interactions she has with the bride, conversing and learning about her personality that shape her dress. Judy Copley Bridal, located here on the Sunshine Coast, is the birthplace of one-of-a-kind wedding gowns with the originality and flair that can only be attributed to designer, Judy Copley. Each of her gowns weaving its own story as Judy lovingly and skilfully creates her coveted couture bridal gown designs. 

Here is the story of a very special wedding dress… 

When planning her wedding, bride Bessie found inspiration in Judy’s own daughter’s wedding dress, created some years earlier. Bessie loved the figure-hugging design, and when Judy explains her process, it’s evident why her gowns fit her brides like a glove.

“The lace is drawn to perfectly highlight her figure. I piece different kinds of lace together, reinventing it to something completely original.” Judy says.

In fact, to create Bessie’s dress, Judy used four different kinds of lace – corded, guipure, braid and lattice lace, as well as tulle to create those sweet capped sleeves. 

Explains Judy, “We decided to add the sleeves after nailing other details, like the train length, as we went. In the end it helped to balance out the design.” 

Finally, Judy made Bessie’s tulle veil to match her dream couture wedding dress. 

Images by Figtree Wedding Photography

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Bessie and Mitchell were married in the Weddings at Tiffany’s chapel in Maleny. 

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Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography | Dress Designer: Judy Copley Bridal  | Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s | Florist: Tiffany’s Flowers | Hair: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing | Makeup: Janise Chan 


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Learn more about… Judy Copley Bridal + Tiffany’s Flowers +  Weddings at Tiffany’s 


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Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.