We don't just make dresses. We make brides....
and we do that by serving them. We serve our brides like a trusted friend, a confidant, a partner. How can we serve you?
We take our time. We get to know our brides, their style and all of their wedding plans. We really listen; and we weave these details into every one-of-a-kind gown we create.
My grandmother, Maude Lyon Hincher, taught me to sew at a young age. She made everything around her (beautifully)...from blankets to biscuits to boutique dresses. She used her hands to serve others; and in doing so, so inspired me.
We love detail. We love lace...your grandmother's lace, new lace, vintage lace. And we love fabrics...silks of all sorts, organic cottons and dreamy hemp blends. We love the flashy and we love subtle...we live for detail. Your details.
MAUDE COUTURE offers one-of-a-kind, couture and eco-friendly gowns and dresses. We make everything with our own hands in Charleston, SC. We specialize in heirloom lace, organic fabrics, silks of all sorts and vintage gown redesigns & restoration. We offer wedding gowns, party dresses, bridesmaid dresses, veils, wedding coats, mother of the bride gowns, RTW and more.
My name is technically Caroline Mitchell Hincher Baker (because I just could not bring myself to loose any of my names when I took my husband's); but please call me Caroline. I grew up in the woods and waters of Lady's Island, just south of Beaufort, SC. It was lovely.
I graduated from the College of Charleston with a business degree and then moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute where I studied everything they would allow and then graduated with a Millinery and Fashion Design degree. I moved back to Charleston five years later where I am living happily ever after with my wonderful husband, two amazing children and my rescue lab, Brooklyn.
My grandmother, Dorothy Rosenwinkle Mitchell, was one the most stylish I have ever known. She loved passionately...clothes, sports and most especially family. "Nan" had closets brimming with vintage treasures which she shared as recklessly as her endless praise of our childish creations. Her love and generosity inspires me to always stretch to give more.
We strive to be on the cutting edge of all things eco and earth-friendly. We upcycle vintage dresses and veils, recycle fabrics that have outlived their first life and constantly search for the best, new eco options available.