What about your business are you most proud of?
In January 2020 Chantilly Bloom was recognised by former dragons den star Theo Paphitis and won an #SBS award.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
From the very beginning discuss whats most important to you I always recommend three things so you have something to refer back to if something arises during the planning stages.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I went to a wedding once that had draped fabric bunting hanging from the ceiling of the marquee they'd used some of their grandma's fabric so they were still felt like she was part of their big day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
A consultation is arranged at the very start where you can look through all our fabric samples we have in stock, talk through some ideas, if you have any pictures or magazine cut outs this is the time to bring them! I'll sketch up some ideas and you can tweak to your liking at this point a quote for the fabric you've selected will be given; if we've not got what you're looking for no problem! I can order more fabric samples I want to make sure you get exactly what it is you're looking for. A £20 non refundable deposit is paid to secure your order; I ask for half of the balance before I order your fabric and the outstanding balance once everything is finished! You will come for a few fittings to make sure the fit is perfect its as simple as that!
What do you love most about your job?
Theres too many! - I love the moment on the final fitting when a bride, bridesmaids or mother of the bride anyone walks in and sees their dress on the mannequin finished and looking exactly how they wanted it! It's such a special moment, tissues are definitely needed! I also love receiving photos of everyone wearing our dresses it makes me smile so much makes all the hard work worth while!
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
I love a fishtail with some sparkle in embellished lace or appliqués; when this style is made in a crepe or stretch suiting fabric it is extremely flattering! Makes even the most simple style dress look amazing!
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
I love how imaginative brides get incorporating something blue into their wedding day outfit they're so many ways to do it! I love the idea of having this with shoes or a pin in my bouquet; Thats how I'd do it!
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
I honestly couldn't chose!