What is your most memorable wedding?
We opened our boutique in October 2018, so the majority of our brides are getting married in 2019 - 2020. But one of our first brides is the first to get married at a new local wedding venue - Holmewood Hall. Our first bride and their first wedding. Check out our social media to see a collaboration we did with Holmewood Hall recently.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Stunning, luxurious, affordable, quality, stylish.
What about your business are you most proud of?
We are proud that every bride experiences the bridal shopping experience they deserve. Everything is labelled, accessible, can be photographed and enjoyed.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
For the bride it would be to start looking of a dress with plenty of time.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Children's entertainment for the parents could relax and enjoy themselves and the kids had a fabulous time.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
On the day of the brides appointment, we ask a few questions about the wedding, including date, venue, theme/colour or style. This gives us an idea about what gown may fit with the brides vision. We then let the bride and her brides tribe look at the gowns. Everything is labelled with price, size, colours and delivery times (if applicable). Whilst this is happening we prepare some beverages, cakes and biscuits to keep everyone going.
The appointments typically last for 2 hours, longer if there is availability and in that time we try on the gowns that have been selected. We ask the bride what she likes about a gown, or doesn’t like. This may help select a gown that hasn’t already been pulled for the bride to try on. It is important that we listen to what the bride is saying at this stage. We narrow down the search, retrying on any gowns that may have been short listed until we find the one.
Some of our gowns can take up to 16 weeks to be made and delivered so it is important that we take all the brides details and that they are aware of their options. We will be on hand should the bride have any questions or queries from the time they walk through our boutique door to the day of the wedding.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping the bride when making the daunting decision of picking a dress and that moment when they find it.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
Both of the owners of the boutique like very different gowns, Danielle favourite is a strapless A line and Michelle's is a fitted bardot gown. This may change with the new seasons designs though!
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
A blue garter or a blue piece of jewellery like a ring.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?