May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
I was delighted to be the focus of a two page profile in the local Visitor newspaper last week. Covering my 15 years in the bridal business, from the post-graduate business to the forming of Jennifer Pritchard Couchman, the successful boutique and working studio at The Storey in Lancaster.
Interviewed by Holly Blackwell, the article discusses my early days, my career, my inspirations and how I design and create the bespoke couture bridal gowns. Of course, it also describes my own bridal gown, and the story of my engagement! You can the read the article below:
April 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Jennifer Pritchard Couchman is delighted to announce the introduction of a series of short courses in fashion design, pattern cutting and garment construction. These short fashion courses have been designed for everybody to come and enjoy, gain new skills and improve your dress making and pattern cutting skills. These courses will commence in May with ‘An introduction to Fashion Design’ and will then follow a full programme for all levels, running until December 2011.
The courses, which will all be based at The Storey, Lancaster have been designed to cater for everyone who is interested in fashion design, from beginners to advanced levels.
All classes will be held at the Storey, Lancaster and will be taught personally by award winning fashion designer, Jennifer Pritchard Couchman.
Download the full prospectus, featuring course details, timetables and costs along with a booking form is available to download by clicking here jpc_shortcourses_programme
For more information, and to register your interest, please telephone 01524 849936 or email email@example.com
March 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
This Monday is a great chance to come and chat to Jennifer at the exclusive Confetti Queens Wedding Fayre at the glamorous surrounding of Harvey Nichols in central Manchester.
Jennifer Pritchard Couchman Bridal will be showcasing some of her made-to-measure couture bridal gowns, as well as providing advice and suggestions to realising your dream bridal gown, that is totally unique. From traditional to contemporary ideas, you will find lots of inspiration for your special day. Admission is free, and starts at 5pm till 9pm. Harvey Nichols can be found in central Manchester, at 21 New Cathedral Street next to Selfridges.
If you can’t make it to Manchester this Sunday, come and visit Jennifer Pritchard Couchman in her luxury bridal boutique at The Storey, Lancaster. For more information, and to book a complementary appointment, please contact Jennifer on 01524 849936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
Jennifer Pritchard Couchman is considered one of Lancashire’s finest couture bridal designers. With over 15 years experience as a bridal gown designer, Jennifer has a passion for romance and all things bridal, with an expert eye for detail. Jennifer’s signature style is elegance, sophistication, and romance using exquisite fabrics and exclusive finishing. Jennifer works personally with each bride, every step of the way to discuss, guide and visualise your dream dress, creating a one-off bridal gown that is totally unique, reflecting each brides own personality, ensuring they look as beautiful and perfect on their special day as possible.
To celebrate 15 years in business, Jennifer is offering a discount of 10% off all made-to-measure orders, on production of this blog article. This offer is only valid till 31st March 2011.
Terms and conditions: Valid only on any made-to-measure order booking with Jennifer Pritchard Couchman before 31st March 2011. 10% discount is applied to Jennifer Pritchard Couchman Made-to-measure gowns only, and does not apply to any accessories, or other items ordered alongside the garment. We reserve the right to change the terms of the promotion or cancel such promotions at anytime at our discretion. We will let you know of any changes on our website. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
February 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
In addition to my bridal business in Lancaster, I also teach fashion design and garment construction for the Foundation Degree Award at the University Centre at Blackburn College. To aid the students in their techniques, the college has been filming me showcasing fashion illustration, any my techniques. I hope to be adding further videos in the future – perhaps I can become the new Tony Hart (Where’s my Morph!)
Coming soon! I will be offering an exciting range of private short courses in fashion where I’ll be showing small groups how to create fantastic dresses of their own! To register your interest, please email me at email@example.com
The Couture Design Process – a step by step guide to creating a hand crafted wedding gown from Jennifer Pritchard Couchman Bridal
January 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
Jennifer Pritchard Couchman is considered one of Lancashire’s finest couture bridal designers.
With over 15 years experience as a bridal gown designer, Jennifer has a passion for romance and all things bridal, with an expert eye for detail.
Her gowns have been featured in numerous bridal magazines and websites, and has recently been applauded for her stunning ‘Word Dress’ a collaboration with Lancaster’s Lit Fest organisation.
Jennifers signature style is elegance, sophistication, and romance using exquisite fabrics and exclusive finishing.
Jennifer works personally with each bride, every step of the way to discuss, guide and visualise your dream dress, creating a one-off bridal gown that is totally unique, reflecting each brides own personality, ensuring they look as beautiful and perfect on their special day as possible.
The following steps outline the special processes involved in Jennifer Pritchard Couchman creating a beautiful couture hand made gown.
When you make a appointment, you will personally meet with Jennifer, who will use her extensive couture Fashion and Textile background of over 15 years to advise on styles, fabrics, details and more. Jennifer will also discuss the brides aspirations for the gown, budget and timescales. Consultations are free and without obligation. Prices for a couture made-to-measure wedding dress start from £1,200.
At a second consultation, Jennifer will present a portfolio of original hand-drawn sketches, featuring a wide range of design suggestions, along with recommended fabric swatches of the finest fabrics, silks and laces. The designs are exclusive to each individual bride, whilst reflecting Jennifer’s signature style.
At this appointment, Jennifer will take all body measurements and posture renditions. This information will be used to draft a working paper patterns, from which a calico toile will be made for the first Toile fitting.
The first calico toile is a mock-up of the dress, and is used to ensure the most accurate fit, this ensures the final gown is as flattering as possible. Only once the toile, and paper patterns are perfected, can the fabric be cut, and construction of the gown commenced.
During a number of private fittings with Jennifer, brides can see their gown come to life. These fittings ensure the gown is created and fits to the highest possible standards. These fittings also give the bride an opportunity to make any changes or amendments to the gown. A final check fitting is arranged as close to the wedding date as possible.
During the fittings, Jennifer welcomes family and friends to experience the excitement of your bridal gown’s creation. Evening appointments can be arranged on request.
For more information, and to book a complementary appointment, please contact Jennifer on 01524 849936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Jennifer Pritchard Couchman are going to be hosting a series of short courses in Fashion design, pattern cutting and garment construction at our studios in Lancaster during 2011, and we would love to find out the level of interest in these courses.
Please email if you are interested to: email@example.com