What is your most memorable wedding?
It has to be the wedding of my niece and her partner. To dress one bride is wonderful, but to dress two was something else. It was a huge responsibility and I felt very proud that they had the faith in me and what I do to give me free reign to choose the styles that would suit them best, as well as complementing each other. It was a truly memorable day and the comments from the guests about the dresses were fabulous.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, individual, personal, unique, confident
What about your business are you most proud of?
All of the wonderful reviews that our brides give us. It's really humbling to think that we have made a brides day extra special by ensuring that she feels amazing in her gown.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember to stay focused on each other and how you want your day to be.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The wedding favour being a little fir tree for the guests to plant at home as a permanent reminder of the day
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Every bride is individual and it's our job to find out as much as we can about them and about how they want their wedding to be. Their venue, likes and dislikes, style, budget are all important to know before we start looking at gowns. We would then explain to the bride how the boutique is set out and ask her to choose a gown from each section. The appointment evolves at the brides pace. Depending on her comments about each gown, we would then make suggests as to which one to try next. 9 times out of 10 a bride falls in love with a gown that we have chosen for her. It's a fantastic feeling.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the look of absolute joy on a bride's face when she finds "the one"
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
It's impossible for me to choose just one style. It depends on the bride wearing it.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
Our seamstress sews a little blue bow on the underside of the brides gown.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
The Mark Lesley 2080S. A simply stunning ballgown with satin detailing under the bust, sweetheart neckline, with lace and beaded applique. It's what every little girl would dream her dress would be when she grows up.