The Designer

Teresa "Tess" Mann


"I have always had an affinity for luxury, couture apparel, and began designing gowns as far back as 1981 during my first pageant experiences. Through the years as I followed the wedding industry, I found many of the standard, mass produced wedding dress designs offered in the U.S. fell flat on originality.  

Every season, I kept seeing the same designs over and over and they didn't keep up with the high level of European fashion.  In 2013, I decided to create my own label, Couture by Tess Bridal.  I focus specifically on wedding dresses.  

The Couture By Tess Bridal Boutique offers luxurious yet affordable wedding dresses in Cookeville, Tennessee. Here, I can display my designs on a small level to the excited brides searching for something different. I draft my own designs as well as work diligently with Bruce Xia Couture and the Pollardi Group to create unique wedding gowns offered exclusively through Couture By Tess Bridal Boutique. Together our creativity creates romantic & traditional designs with a little bit of glam thrown in for good measure .  Be inspired by the Great Age of Hollywood, Renaissance era designs or the pure luxury of extravagant ballgowns.

Also look for our other designer collections from famous, well know designers like Daria Karlozi, Galizia Spose, Ida Torez, Katherine Joyce-Paris, Liretta,  Pollardi and Pronovias.  Our website will be updated continuously as we add popular, couture European designers.

- Tess xo