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About Us

Skye Douglass, The Owner


Skye has spent the last 36 years in the bridal industry and she's enjoyed every moment of it. Skye started at the age of 17 working at a small store in western Pennsylvania and was managing 3 stores by the age of 19. At 25 she went off on her own opening her first store and the next store at 28. During this time Skye married and had her daughter but at the age of 34 unfortunately lost everything in a divorce. During this time she had many different career paths which made her stronger but she was still styling and altering brides. In 2010 she started a full time alterations business and worked hard to achieve her dream.
In 2017 House of Couture Designs was born. It started as a small side street store in Sewickley and in 2018 the business moved and grew to a store front on the main street of Sewickley. With everyone's help, Skye took the leap and moved to a 4000 square foot store in McCandless Crossings in 2022.

"I pride myself on making everyone feel comfortable and at ease in our luxury store. Every person needs to feel beautiful and special. So I welcome you to the House of Couture Designs." - Skye

Alex Casey


Head Stylist, Social Media Manager, Assistant Designer

Alex has graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design and has a bachelors in Illustration.

Alex has been working in the bridal industry for seven years, first as a designer and now as a stylist. She's an artist and geek at heart with an eye for new and different designs. Alex is sure to help you find the dream dress you’ve been looking for all while having FUN!

Alex’s fashion inspirations are Alexander McQueen, Mugler, and Schiaparelli.


Shannon Harrington



Shannon is an award winning fashion designer and seamstress with a bachelors degree from Kent State University. Her passion for evening gowns and high end womens fashion is what brought her to the House of Couture team. Shannon has a very creative eye and will help alter or construct your gown to perfection.

Shannon also has a very specific passion for up cycling and sustainable fashion. "I believe that every dress (or garment) has another life or can be transformed in some way." - Shannon

Mikayla Harrington


Stylist and Wedding Photographer

Mikayla has been working in the bridal industry for 5 years as a photographer and stylist. Whether it's dressing you from head to toe or capturing your precious memories, Mikayla has a true passion for helping people find their Perfect style 

Mikayla's fashion inspiration is Billy Porter

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Shannon Cottone


Shannon was born and raised in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. She has been married for 30 and counting years and has four precious daughters. Shannon has always had a passion for fashion, decorating, and cooking. Her and her oldest daughter bought their dresses here at House of Couture Designs last year and fell in love with their experience. Shannon knew then that she wanted to share such a wonderful experience with other brides and mothers to help make their day that much more special. 

Shannon looks forward to meeting all of you and is excited to help create loving memories to come.

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