Evelina sitting in her custom wedding gown
Evelina sitting in her custom wedding gown

Angela offers a couture custom wedding dress design experience. See her process.

Angela fitting a bride with a custom bridal gown.

Go Couture!

Have a One-of-a-Kind Custom Wedding Dress Designed Just for You!

Design your dream dress in collaboration with custom wedding dress designer and couture dressmaker Angela Kim.  From her Asheville atelier, she works with brides both locally and from around the US remotely online.

Angela makes your unique vision into reality with an exquisite custom design, high quality handmade construction, and the finest fabrics and embellishments sourced internationally from the same vendors as your favorite luxury brands.

You’ll be amazed by the finished result, and you’ll have a unique, luxurious and fun experience that you will always remember. Go couture and get the perfect wedding dress for your big day!

Lauren looking out the window in her wedding dress
Natalie posing in a bed of wedding flowers
Breigh posing in her custom wedding dress
Lauren looking out the window in her wedding dress
Natalie posing in a bed of wedding flowers
Breigh posing in her custom wedding dress

Bring Your Dream Wedding Dress to Life!

Natalia posing in her custom gold wedding gown

“Angela made my vision even better than I could have imagined!”

Review stars

“Angela was on top of everything and really listened to what I wanted. I cannot say enough about her unmatched talent and professionalism — she is a gem!”

—Natalia D.
Pueblo, CO

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Breigh laughing in her custom wedding gown

“Working with Angela was a complete dream!”

Review stars

“She took the time to listen to me, she understood my aesthetic and body type, and she patiently updated me on the process. On my wedding day the dress was everything I wanted and more!”

—Breigh K.
Charlotte, NC

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Marve posing in her purple custom wedding gown

“Angela Kim is Thee Real Deal!”

Review stars

“I had a very unique vision for my wedding gown and she was able to execute that vision brilliantly! Everything was gorgeous and the process was pure perfection. I can’t thank Angela enough!”

—Marve F.
Atlanta, GA

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“Angela made my vision even better than I imagined!”

Natalia posing in her custom gold wedding gown
Review stars

“Angela was on top of everything and really listened to what I wanted. I cannot say enough about her unmatched talent and professionalism — she is a gem!”

—Natalia D.
Pueblo, CO

read more reviews

“Working with Angela was a complete dream!”

Breigh laughing in her custom wedding gown
Review stars

“She took the time to listen to me, she understood my aesthetic and body type, and she patiently updated me on the process. On my wedding day the dress was everything I wanted and more!”

—Breigh K.
Charlotte, NC

read more reviews

“Angela Kim is Thee Real Deal!”

Marve posing in her purple custom wedding gown
Review stars

“I had a very unique vision for my wedding gown and she was able to execute that vision brilliantly! Everything was gorgeous and the process was pure perfection. I can’t thank Angela enough!”

—Marve F.
Atlanta, GA

read more reviews

Hannah experiences the custom wedding dress design process

Imagine…

having your own wedding dress designer.

She listens to you—your inspirations, your images, your style, your story.

Angela Kim knows how to bring those elements to life in your custom wedding dress, made exactly to your specifications.

You’ll treasure not just the dress, but especially the experience of working with a professional who is an expert at creating a look that feels just right for you.

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Hannah experiences the custom wedding dress design process

Evelina posing in her custom illusion wedding dress
Oksana in her wedding dress from Angela Kim Couture
Lauren wearing a wedding dress with a touch of sparkle
Masha posing in her custom bridal gown from Angela Kim Couture
Payton wearing her black wedding dress
Rebekah wearing her custom petite wedding dress from Angela Kim Couture
Evelina posing in her custom illusion wedding dress
Oksana in her wedding dress from Angela Kim Couture
Lauren wearing a wedding dress with a touch of sparkle
Masha posing in her custom bridal gown from Angela Kim Couture
Payton wearing her black wedding dress
Rebekah wearing her custom petite wedding dress from Angela Kim Couture
Custom Couture Bridal Gown Sketch

Custom Means — a One of a Kind Wedding Dress Inspired by You.

  • Every dress begins as a detailed, hand-drawn sketch of your original ideas. 
  • An original pattern is created according to your specific measurements.
  • You select the fabrics and embellishments.  
  • Nothing is prefabricated, no mixing and matching pieces from an archive. 

Couture Means — Custom Fitted, Handmade and Luxurious

  • Nothing is more important to the design of your dress than a perfect fit.  
  • This is almost impossible to achieve with an off-the-rack dress, even with extensive alterations.  
  • Angela’s dresses are constructed by hand and exquisitely tailored to meet your unique specifications.

Common Questions

Angela’s mission is to provide her brides with a unique and memorable experience by bringing their dream custom wedding dress to life with a one-of-a-kind design using the highest quality fabrics and details. She works closely with each client to ensure that every detail is perfect, and that the dress is as uniquely beautiful as the bride. Angela has worked internationally as a fashion designer for nearly 20 years, and she brings an expert and personal touch to every project.

Angela creates one-of-a-kind, couture designs starting from $5000. The total price is determined by a number of factors, like fabric selection, embellishments, and construction time. Like every client’s vision, every project is unique.  Please contact us for a quote on your project, and Angela will help guide you to the right solution for your needs.

The design process takes anywhere from nine to twelve months. Project length is determined by the complexity of each dress and the bride’s timeline. The length of construction is dependent upon the fabrics and details you select.  Time is built-in for regular alterations and fittings, which allow you to monitor the evolving design throughout the process.

Yes! Angela is happy to create couture designs for bridesmaid dresses as well as for mother-of-the-bride and groom dresses.

Yes! In addition to couture wedding dresses, Angela also designs rehearsal dinner dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses and other bespoke clothing.

Yes! Let Angela know during your consultation what accessories you have in mind. She can also provide assistance with styling and other details.

Angela is located in Asheville, North Carolina. She assists clients both locally and around the country.

Brides are welcome to visit Angela’s atelier by appointment, but it is not necessary to come to Asheville for consultation or fittings. Angela works with her non-local clients remotely over Facetime, Google, Zoom, phone and email.

Angela offers both in-person and virtual fittings for your dress design experience. If you cannot visit her in Asheville, you can have your dream dress designed from home without the need for in-person fittings.

All of our dresses are designed according to your custom measurements. If you are not having your measurements taken by Angela, she will provide you with all the information you will need to have your local seamstress take your measurements. If the measurements are taken properly and you do not experience major weight changes, the dress will need few if any alterations, as it has already been made-to-meausure. Any further alterations would be up to you.

The best way to prepare for our initial consultation is to gather ideas about your personal bridal style. Ask yourself questions like: What trends am I drawn to? What fabrics do I love? What silhouettes make me feel beautiful?

Next, set aside time to research. Page through bridal magazines, browse Pinterest for ideas, perhaps even try on a few dresses at a boutique.

Make sure to take pictures and save examples of what you like and dislike and bring them to your meeting (or email them to us beforehand)! Angela will work with you to develop an inspiration and include key elements that are important to your bridal vision.

It can start with the love of a certain fabric, beading, design element or even a silhouette. Each design process is tailored for you so there is no wrong way to start as we work together to bring your gown to reality!

After your free initial design consultation, Angela requires a 70% deposit before beginning your project.  The remaining 30% balance is due at the final fitting session, or before delivery if you are working remotely (or if there are no fitting sessions).

Angela accepts PayPal and credit cards, as well as cash or checks.

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Angela’s schedule is filling up fast!

Angela is now booking brides with wedding dates as soon as September, 2023

Hurry now and secure your spot on her schedule!  The custom couture design process takes from 9 to 12 months, so get started early for your best experience!

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