What is your most memorable wedding?
It was a mixture of modern bling mixed with Gothic. Ivory blingy dress with black accessories, black Doc Martins with diamante applied. This was carried on throughout the whole wedding and was fantastic.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, honest, relaxed, affordable, approachable
What about your business are you most proud of?
The lovely reviews we get and that fact brides come back to visit us after their big day just for a chat.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember it is YOUR day, not everyone else's - do it YOUR way.
On the day take 10 minutes away from everyone, just the 2 of you and remember you two are the reason you are there.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The dogs dressed and part of the wedding
Describe your typical process with a couple.
If the bride is after the dress then we send the groom to either the Café next door or the pub across the road. We will spend as long as the bride needs with her to make sure she has the perfect dress and accessories. It's usually about 90 minutes or so. 8 weeks before the wedding we arrange first fittings. When dresses are ready for the bride the last thing we do is steam it so it is perfect.
For all other planning we'll sit down with the them and make a list of what they need, or would like. We can show them examples and displays. We can make appointments for them to see specific suppliers here at the shop or we can get the supplier to contact them direct. We don't push, we try to guide through the whole process. We don't take control, we help. All couples get a portfolio of information and can come to the shop, ring us or message us, at any time. We will always keep in touch and follow up any enquiries etc.
What do you love most about your job?
The look on a bride's face when she has found 'the dress'. Looking at the photos after the wedding and knowing we helped make that day special.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
All of them
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
Blue on a garter, hidden ribbon under the dress, blue flowers in the bouquet or even in the jewellery. There is no 'best way', it is purely down to personality.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
It's a tie between Princess Grace of Monaco, or Princess Anne (from her 1st marriage).