A Cookeville Tennessee Bridal Boutique * Exclusive Designer Originals


Private Appointments Only - Serving ONE Bride at a Time

To best serve our brides, Couture By Tess is available by appointment only. Our personal and private champagne consultations are provided to the bride, making this an especially intimate and bonding experience for her wedding dress selection process.  Occasional Sunday availability - A special reservation fee of $250 will be charged in order to open the boutique on a non-scheduled operational day. This fee will be applied toward your dress purchase.

Champagne Open House Social

 The bride & 1 guest is invited to our free monthly Champagne Open House and social Q & A.  Take a casual stroll through our boutique while sipping champagne with other brides in attendance.  If you love what you see, we will be happy to book your  private consultation. 

Reservations Required - NO Walk-Ins

While we are remodeling, reservations are required at the time of booking. Your private consultation appointment will include an invitation for 2-3 guests in order to minimize interruptions.

Illustration to Conception

A Cookeville Tennessee Bridal Boutique  which offers the exclusive designer label "Couture By Tess Bridal, a custom designed couture label with designs in development years in advance. We also have a true Haute Couture Line to include luxurious fabrics and even a few ostrich feather designs. Our process starts with hand-drawn illustrations as well as state of the art perfection with computer assisted drafting for both Tess' designs as well as Bruce's.  The patterns are created and fabrics selected. The gowns are then completed with meticulous detail averaging 8-10 months for completion.

Alterations - Free or Affordable

Simple Alterations  (basic hemming) and bustle systems are provided by Tess and her husband Joe, FREE OF CHARGE as a service to her Couture By Tess clients.  We also provide the use of hoops, petticoats and a beautiful selection of veils, tiaras, birdcages and more to complete the brides ensemble at no extra charge.  The bride simply returns the pieces after their wedding.  In-stock purchases which require major alterations will receive a sliding scale fee and discounted fees based on the dress price.  We want you to have a beautiful fit no matter your wedding dress budget.

No Reproductions Allowed

In keeping true to the nature of a couture line, we do not create reproductions of any kind. Please do NOT  bring a photo of a design you want us to copy to your Couture By Tess private appointment. We will have a beautiful selection in our designer label catalog from which you may choose your wedding dress.

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We would love to see you wearing your Couture by Tess gown!  Post your pic to social media and hashtag #couturebytess & #couturebytessbridal to be featured on our blog. Or you may email

Shop Online

You can now shop for Couture by Tess online. Brides can visit our Shop where they will find just a few of the latest bridal fashions by Couture by Tess. We are happy to assist you with your order or schedule your appointment to view an in-depth selection (retail $1,149 - $9,800)

Real Weddings

Check out real Couture by Tess brides on our blog and see what's new in wedding dresses in Cookeville, TN USA.  If you are a Couture by Tess bride and would like your wedding featured, please email

The Designer

Tess began designing in 1981 and began following the wedding industry. She found many of the wedding dress designs offered in the USA fell flat on originality compared to the European and middle eastern designers.  In 2013, she started her own bridal boutique drafting designs for her fashion label and partnered with master designer, Bruce Xia of Bruce Xia Couture.   See the About page for more.

Get in Touch

There are many ways to contact Couture by Tess Bridal.  HOWEVER, to book a private couture consultation to view designs & try on wedding dresses, please CALL our toll free number at 844-WED-GOWN or 844-933-4696.  Select option #1

We look forward to hearing from you!

Couture by Tess Bridal

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

(844) 933-4696 or (844) WED-GOWN