Midsouth wedding gown sales & rentals

Tess and Joe, Owners of Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales & Rentals.

Alisha Greer of Lovell Photography using our dresses for a fun photoshoot at Dismal Canton. Follow us on YouTube!

Hello Brides!  My name is Tess Mann and I married the love of my life in 2014 (yes, I am a recent bride!).   In 2013, I decided to do something out of my life-long love for fashion and started Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales & Rentals.

I saw a need in the US wedding fashion industry for affordable, yet quality options for brides when it came to their wedding gowns.  For decades men have been able to rent their tuxedo, yet brides were charged outrageous prices for wedding gowns.  Whether they purchase from our standard sale dresses or decide to rent from our luxury couture line, brides will have the style they have always dreamed of and have some of their budget left over to fund the entirety of their special day.  I have helped countless brides afford their dream weddings and this work has become a true passion.  

COUTURE BY TESS: I have always had an affinity for luxury, couture apparel, and  began designing as far back as 1981 during my first pageant experiences.   Over the years I followed the wedding industry and yet found many of the wedding dress designs offered in the U.S. fell flat on originality.  Every season, we kept seeing the same designs over and over.  So, in 2013, I decided to create my own label, Couture by Tess.  I registered with the State of Tennessee and the IRS in 2014 to begin my Bridal Boutique.  And in 2015 we were able to release our first samples  of Couture By Tess to excited brides searching for something different.  I draft my own designs as well as work diligently with Bruce Xia Designs & Bruce Xia for Couture By Tess to create unique wedding gowns offered exclusively through Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales and Rentals.  The sky is the limit and your beautiful wedding gown awaits.  Call now to book your private one-on-one champagne bridal consultation.

Best Wishes,



Pink Bride magazine fashion photoshoot. Videography by Dreams Film Company.  Follow us on YouTube!

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About us

We have been lucky to have been a part of so many beautiful brides' wedding day dreams in the Memphis and Midsouth area.  If you are asking yourself, "Who is the Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales & Rentals bride," let us answer emphatically...you are!  Our brides are all shapes and sizes, come from varied financial backgrounds and are from all over the Midsouth area and now any bride from anywhere can order through our online store. We have a little something for every bride, so give us a call today and schedule your private one-on-one appointment.

Disclosure: Wedding dress Private Appointments require a $25 advance fee which is applied to your wedding dress purchase or wedding dress rental (other Couture Boutiques are $50-$350 sitting fee).  Please keep in mind this is not a "franchise" wedding store experience.  Your reservation fee means no other bride is present during your wedding dress shopping experience.  Private appointments include 3 GUESTS MAXIMUM, due to limited space. Thank you.