Couture Creations by Connie

Gowns for Rent and Gowns for Purchase

Connie's Creations was my first entrepreneurial experience from 1980 until 1989. I ran a dressmaking and tailoring business in St. Louis, Missouri. When we first relocated to Grand Rapids, before my photography business took off, I temporarily hung that shingle out again, and still occasionally have someone come back asking for my sewing services. Last year at Shutterfest my creative seamstress skills were re-ignited to come up with some dresses for my photography business. Then several photographers started asking to rent or purchase dresses from me. I promised to be ready by January 2018. This is the result of that promise.

Rent a gown before March 10 and get 25% off! 

Rental Gowns


Creative Couture provides custom designed gowns in several styles, but our unique feature is they are adjustable to several sizes. And, since our inventory is just growing now, if you have another style in mind, just share your idea with us and we may create for you to be the first to use. As of January 15, 2018 we have 5 gowns for rent. By March 20, we plan to have 20 gowns ready. In addition, we have petticoats and veils to choose from as well.

Choose just the right gown and accessories for your model shoot, senior or engagement session. 


Choose a 3 or 5-day rental period. The gown and accessories will arrive by end of day the day before your rental period begins. Orders received after 4 PM are processed the next business day. Saturday and Sunday orders are processed on Monday. If you order less than 7 days before your rental period begins, you will need to select expedited shipping to assure the gown arrives on time.


Your gown arrives pressed and wrapped in garment bag and/or folding sheets at your door and should be ready for your photoshoot. Get it out and hang it so any wrinkles can loosen. Instructions for light pressing will be included if there are wrinkles from shipping.


Now is your time to shine! Go out and create some epic images. Don't forget to tag us #couturecreations. We want to see and share your creativity.


Pack the gown back in the packaging it was shipped in, but don’t worry about wrinkles or cleaning.  Use the included return label to send it back to us by 12 PM the day after your rental. We take care of the rest.

Click on the gown image for specific information and more images.

Two Piece Peach Duchess Satin with Tulle Bodice Cover Iridescent Faille Halter with 16-foot skirt Two Piece Purple Georgette Flowered Chiffon over Purple Georgette Cheetah Poly Faille Wrap with Shorts Satin Rosette Wedding Gown Satin Fitted A-line with Multi-layered Ruffled Train


Purchase A Couture Gown

Couture Creations by Connie can make you gowns of any style you can imagine. Below are images with pricing, but this is just a starting place. If you have something else in mind, call Connie or contact her and send an image. She can create the design and make the gown for you. Each gown is priced based on labor hours and material costs, but the images and pricing below will give you a basic idea. Click on any image for more info.

Flower Chiffon. Bodice laces in back, hiding lower bodice. Tie skirt wraps-around that can be worn open in the front or back, or snapped shut. Fits most sizes. Perfect for airy playful imagery.

$300 separately, $500 for both layers

Two Piece Purple Georgette. Bodice laces up in back. Skirt has draw string tie. Fits most sizes. Circular skirt, great for billowy imagery. (Works with large petticoat also.)


Two Piece Peach Duchess Satin Strapless Gown with Tulle Bodice Wrap Cover. Bodice uses snaps/hooks. Skirt has drawstring. Fits most sizes. Circular skirt, great for billowy imagery. Skirt can be made with tucks or without. (Works with large petticoat also.)


Iridescent Faille has a scoop neck with halter tie and lace up back. The skirt has a 16-foot diameter. Fits most sizes. Great for amazing colors and billowy imagery. Fabric is not common.


Cheetah Print Haltar Wrap Bodice with V-Neck and Tuxedo Points ties at neck and center back. Wrap shorts are fun and sassy. Fits most sizes. Wraparound skirt can be cape.


Fitted A-Line with Multiple Layered Ruffled Train made with poly satin. Laces up back of dress. Fits small to medium sizes.   


Satin rosette bodice with dropped waist, laces up back over layered skirt. Skirt has rosette insert in front and back with train and around hemline. Topped with layer of shimmering organza with scalloped hemline. Dress comes with a petticoat. Fits small to medium sizes.


Beach Bridal Gown with Open Back & Fishtail Train. Can be made with narrower shoulders, higher slit, and larger train. This was made according to bride's desires.

Stretch Satin under Nylon Stretch Lace. Machine washable.

$250-$275 depending on choices


Rouched Neckline Shoulders with Fabric Flowers on back laced  bodice. Attached multi layered organza over satin ballroom skirt has 3 feet of train. Dress comes with a petticoat. Fits small to medium sizes.