wedding gown

Catherine Ryals: seamstress and designer.

This lovely woman is Catherine and she is the most talented seamstress we have ever met.

Catherine has been sewing since age 6 when she began making clothes for her dolls. She has been perfecting her craft ever since and now has an adorable studio in Mountain Brook which is home to Catherine Ryals Couture. Not only is she is able to transform any gown with exactly the right alterations, she is also an incredible designer. She has created couture bridal and mother-of-the-bride gowns as well as frocks for numerous other affairs. Below are just a few of the wedding gowns from her original Stella Reese collection.

Love her already? Contact her at to inquire about alterations or couture garments. Be sure to tell her Bustle sent you!

509 Photo

We want to thank 509 Photo for each of the incredible images on the Bustle site. 509 is a collaboration between A Bryan Photo and Caleb Chancey Photography, and what a wonderful collaboration it is. We love the way they are able to perfectly capture everything beautiful about a bride and her groom on their wedding day. Take a peek at a few more of their images...

Not only are these guys wonderful photographers, they're also the sweetest, southern gentlemen. You just have to meet them! Contact them here for info on capturing your special day.