Handmade garments and tailored designs

Bespoke wedding dresses and evening wear created exclusively for you and all produced in the beautiful, sunny seaside resort of Sidmouth in Devon.

County Couture is owned and managed by Lynsey Throup.

The company specialises in exclusively designed wedding dresses, mother of the bride/groom outfits and evening wear for every occasion, but has recently branched into providing off the peg outfits for all the wedding party. View our off the peg ranges of Mother of the bride and bridesmaids dresses. https://countycouture.co.uk/off-the-peg/

Lynsey is a talented designer and dressmaker, she gained her experience working in London for a Couture Bridal Boutique and a Designer Dressmaker on the Fulham Road. On her return to Devon, she has established her own company. “I learnt my craft on the job, you can’t learn these skills without being hands on in the fashion industry”.

Lynsey has over twenty years of experience producing bespoke wedding dresses and evening wear garments to an extremely exacting standard. In addition to this, the service she provides is friendly and personal, catering to her client’s specific requirements.

County Couture creates flattering, individually tailored designs. When coupled with Lynsey’s extensive knowledge of fabric, cut and style they become a winning combination. “I’ve always loved playing around with fabrics and different textures”. “When I look at a beautifully fitted garment on a clients body shape, I feel pleased with the finished result and I am appreciative that customers put their faith in my abilities to create such wonderful pieces”.

Every creation is a high-quality handmade garment that benefits, in particular, from her attention to detail.  In the same way, all outfits are fully fitted to perfection and she ensures that clients are always satisfied with the final product.

Click here to purchase some stunning, beautiful quality fabrics that I always use. https://www.joelandsonfabrics.com/

Lynsey in her own bespoke wedding dress
nominated for the small awards categories:
sole to sole and at your service


Lynsey So many thanks for your superb work. We are all delighted Best wishes Sue gold silk dupion bridesmaids dresses


beaded wedding dress for the fuller figure

Just a Note

Just to say a HUGE thank you for making my beautiful wedding dress. I received many
compliments about it which I must pass on to you – gorgeous, stunning, beautiful,
to name just a few.
I hope to get more work out of it – I believe you are also making Trudi’s bridesmaid’s
Thanks again and hope to see you again in the near future
Lots of Love Mel
beaded wedding dress for the fuller figure


Gold ebroidered tulle on ivory wedding dress

thank you

Thank you for making such a beautiful dress for me -everyone has commented on how gorgeous it looks.
I now need another occasion to wear it!! Vicky
Gold ebroidered tulle on ivory wedding dress

Vicky W

Thank You-hoo

Dear Lynsey
This card is to thank you so much for the lovely black lace dress you made for me. A perfect fit.
I do need to see you regarding the white dress as I want it a bit shorter ie summer length !!
Thank you once again.
Best Wishes

Dear Lynsey
The lovely dress you have made me has arrived safely, in pristine condition.
You are obviously a talented dressmaker. Your choice of material is perfect,
the sleeves are really good and I am thrilled. Thank you so much.
A job very well done. Keep Smiling Anthea

Anthea Mc....

James & Nicola

Dear Lynsey
Thank you so much for all your hard work over the past year.
My dress was stunning and both myself and the bridesmaids
received countless compliments on how beautiful we looked.
Best Wishes James x & Nicola x

Nicola S

droplet necklace using crystals and pearls

Tusen (1,000) Thanks

Dearest Lynsey
Thank you so much for helping me feel so comfortable and graceful on my Wedding Day.
Rudi said he thought I looked beautiful and thanks for that too!
Love Katie xx
droplet necklace using crystals and pearls

Katie S

Beaded detail on bodice and elastic beaded straps

Thank You

To Lynsey
Just to say “Thanks” for all you’ve done.
I just wanted to write and thank you again for making my wedding dress everything I had ever dreamt of –
it was perfect!
We had a wonderful day it’s just a shame it’s all over!
Anyway, thank you again and if I ever need any alterations in the future I know where to come!
Alysia xx
Beaded detail on bodice and elastic beaded straps


v neckline on silk wedding dress

Many thanks

Dear Lynsey
Thank you so much for making my absolutely beautiful wedding dress!
From the start, you shared my vision for my dream ‘Vintage Hollywood’
style, and created a dress even more stunning than we could have imagined.
I really appreciate the extra time you gave me to make it just perfect
and for making the process such a pleasure.
Everyone said how stunning it was and were so impressed by the train –
especially the groom!
Many thanks, Jenny

Silk duchess satin wedding dress with pleated train


gold lace and blush pink wedding dress

Thank you

Dear Lynsey
Just to say the biggest possible thank you! for making my wedding dress.
I love it more than I can say. I think its the most beautiful dress in the world.
I felt amazing in it and I think that’s how every girl should feel on her big day ….
It’s all thanks to you and I’m so lucky to have found you, I don’t think there are
many people as talented as you!
Mrs Nisreen Jaroudi-Webber
blush pink and gold wedding dress

N Jaroudi-Webber

boned bodice and silk taffeta skirt with train

Best Wishes

Dear Lynsey
Thank you so much for the lovely dress and all your help and support with the wedding
Thanks again and take care
Lots of love
Don and Zoe xxxx
back bustle on silk taffeta wedding dress
taffeta wedding dress with long train

Zoe M

thank you

Dear Lynsey
We had a wonderful wedding day last month.
Many thanks for making my beautiful dress.
It was lovely to wear and everyone loved it.
Our design inspiration from the bridal magazine worked well!
Thanks again,
Best wishes Jo x


Thanking you

To Lynsey
Thank you so much for making a dream a really that was better than I could ever imagine.
Yous skills as a seamstress are outstanding
Regards Katie Martin (Bauer)
lemon yellow wedding dress

Katie Martin