Designed in the UK by a British design team led by Maria Ryan, the Catherine Parry collection of wedding dresses is influenced by fashions from bygone eras, giving a modern twist to classic bridal styles.
The Catherine Parry collection is inspired by – and named after – Maria’s grandmother, who was affectionately known as ‘Kitty’ to her friends and family.
Catherine was born in Wales in 1922 and during the wartime years she in love with the Hollywood movies and the stars of the silver screen, in particular Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, who were a clear influence on Kitty’s own sophisticated sense of style.
Maria has many happy childhood memories of watching the Hollywood classics on ‘Nana Kitty’s’ knee and the Catherine Parry bridal collection is a fitting tribute to Kitty that will become an enduring legacy.
Maria and husband Simon’s career in the bridal industry began when they opened a bridal boutique in South Wales.
Today they remain involved in what has become a successful and multi award-winning retail business, in which Catherine Parry sits alongside a number of other leading brands. Maria values the feedback from brides and uses it to inform future designs and to continually improve the collection, whilst the retail business also provides an insight into the needs of today’s bridal retailers that few other bridal labels have.
New styles are designed and developed in Wales by a British design team led by Maria. Catherine Parry wedding dresses are made using some of the finest fabrics and laces, with every bead and crystal in the beautiful detailing painstakingly applied by hand.
They are designed to have exceptional structure, with corsetry that provides a flattering fit to fill brides with confidence as they walk down the aisle.