The Most Authentic Couture Bridal Experience in the Bay Area


Ethically Made. Authentically Couture.

Ellen Wise designs are exquisitely detailed garments that flatter each and every bride with naturally graceful and elegant silhouettes. The foundational element of each design is fit - expertly tailored, comfortable and beautiful.


Our fabrics and embellishments are selected for their quality, comfort and style. Made by hand in California from the finest natural fiber fabrics, tulles and laces, Ellen Wise Couture gowns are ethically and sustainably made, one of a kind, bespoke creations crafted to reflect the individuality and unique beauty of each bride.


While the cost of our gowns vary greatly depending on the style and materials chosen, the average price for a custom wedding dress is between $8,000-$12000. You may also shop our latest bridal collection with gowns starting at $4,000. Contact us for more details.

Allegra and Allesandra Wedding Gowns by
Audrey Wedding Dress by Ellen Wise Coutu
Emmaline Wedding Dress by Ellen Wise Cou
Briar Wedding Dress by Ellen Wise Coutur

Bring your Dream Gown to Life

Handmade for every bride, our custom wedding gowns are designed for each client, creating a one of a kind gown that is fit to perfection, the essence of authentic couture.


Through an ongoing collaborative process, we will design a dress that profoundly reflects you, your vision and your beauty.


What’s more, your custom gown will be handmade to your precise measurements by Ellen herself in 4 to 12 weeks. Alterations and shipping are free.

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A Virtual Covid-safe Experience

Celebrating women whose love transcends all - including pandemics. We offer a completely remote experience for those who are interested. Your bespoke dream gown can be designed, constructed, and fit to your precise measurements, without requiring a single in-person meeting.


Whether you’re looking to create your one-of-a-kind dream gown or simply shop from the sanctuary of your home, Ellen Wise and her team deliver impeccable quality, fit, and couture designs to bring your perfect wedding gown to life.


For those who prefer an in-person experience, appointments can be made at the atelier with extra precautions in place. Did we mention, all shipping and alternations are free!