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The dress of your dreams created just for you by bridalwear designer Betty who has over 30 years experience. Or buy a designer gown off the peg with alterations carried out FOC on gowns over £300.
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Products and Services
Flower Girl Dresses
Hats / Fascinators
Mother of the Bride Dresses
We are a family business established over 30 years ago. There are now three generations involved although the youngest one is our youngest flowergirl model when we do shows. Bespoke gowns created incorporating your own ideas. Designer Betty, with over 30 years experience, will advise on styles suitable for your figure and assist with the choosing of a suitable fabric for your chosen design. A toile (mock-up) is created to ensure you are happy with the style and to enable a good fit. We stock a variety of gowns from several leading designers which can be ordered in any size and can be customised, if required, by adding straps, necklines, belts etc. We stock bridesmaids dresses by a leading designer or can create bespoke bridesmaids just for you. Bespoke Mother of the Bride/Groom can be created ensuring exclusivity on the day. Groomswear is available to hire and we can create exclusive waistcoats and neckwear. Accessories from Top to Toe are stocked - Tiaras/Veils/Belts/Shoes/etc. We are open Saturday 10am to 4pm for browsing but to try-on dresses appointments are available during the week (including evenings) to ensure a personal service.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Betty Brace
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. We would love to assist you in your choice of wedding dress. If you would like to speak to us do not hesitate to ring 01298 72059.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Location & Contact Details
165 Fairfield Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7ED, England
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Nearest Motorway & Junction
M1 from South/ M60 from West/ M62 from North
Nearest Train Station
Buxton from Stockport or Manchester
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Over 30 years too numerous to mention
Accreditations / Associations (1)
member of the British Bridal Retailers Association
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What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember it like yesterday. Kerry was my first bride. Her dress was quite a challenge as she was well blessed in the breast area. I dressed her in the morning and was so proud to see my creation walking down the aisle that tears streamed down my face and my business grew from there. And that was over thirty years ago.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative. Modern. Vintage. Contemporary.Versatile
What about your business are you most proud of?
Creating thousands of individual gowns for individual brides. I have never made two dresses exactly the same so all my brides have worn their own exclusive style.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Organise your wedding but then do not stress about the details. The day goes so fast do not worry if something goes wrong, only you know it should have happened your guests will be oblivious, so enjoy every minute.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I sewed a piece of a brides deceased Dad's shirt close to her heart in the bodice so she could feel he was with her on the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
On the brides first appointment we chat to establish the wedding date, place, theme so a suitable style can be chosen. If the bride requires a bespoke gown we establish which style she prefers, try dresses on and finally make a decision on the style of the dress. The next stage is to choose fabrics and adornments from the wide variety of samples available. A toile (mock up) is created for the next fitting to ensure the bride likes her choice and to enable a perfect fit to be achieved. The dress is then created from the chosen fabric and the adornments attached ready for her next fitting. A couple more fittings are required but the final fitting is not carried out until 2 weeks before the wear date to enable a perfect fit on the day.
What do you love most about your job?
The fact that every dress I create is going to be a brides dream dress and the most important dress she will ever wear.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
I have two favourite styles to create but both are vintage. The twenties styles so wonderfully recreated in Downton Abbey. The fifties rock'n'roll full circle skirted gown. There are so many versions of this style: Strapless. With lace neckline. Lace bodice & neckline. Lace bodice, neckline with sleeves. V neck, scoop neck, slash neck, high back, low back. The options are endless.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
On a fifties style dress add a blue net petticoat which peeps out when you walk. Or add a blue bow or flower to an underskirt.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
Kate Middleton for it's timeless simplicity.
Bridebook Special Offer10% off any Off the peg gown and alterations carried out free of charge on any gown over £300