What is your most memorable wedding?
Not just one wedding....we are delighted when we've had a bride choose us for her bridalwear and then....when her sisters and family members come back for when it's their turn to get married. We are so proud of a 'photo we have showing three sisters and their two cousins, all who came to The Bridal Collection for their wedding dresses!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Knowledgeable; experienced; attentive; reliable; creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our staff team of bridal stylists and seamstresses are amazing, they always go above and beyond expectations and their passion for their roles is very evident.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't rush....read reviews and plan every aspect.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when couples have 'photos of family dear to them that are no longer around to be part of their special day, it's a touching tribute and memory.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We usually start with the bride and her Mum or bridesmaids in a full two hour bridal stylist appointment. Once she's found her perfect dress we will look to complimenting by styling her bridesmaids, fitting in with the colour scheme the couple have chosen and of course, importantly making sure the style of dress suits the different bridesmaids shapes and sizes. Then it's the Grooms turn - the couple will come along for a consultation when he gets the chance to try on different suit styles and we can build up the outfit he feels comfortable in, once he's chosen, his groomsmen can come to be measured at a later date. We often welcome back the Bride with her Mum to help her choose an outfit for the wedding and accessories to match.
What do you love most about your job?
Styling our Brides and helping them find 'the one' - often it's one we've suggested and not what she expected!
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
There are just too many....but I do tend to lean towards the 'less is more' styles where you 'see the bride' first, not the dress.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
In our industry, usually a garter but our seamstresses often can sew in a little memento into the dress lining when someone has something special that belonged to someone that's no longer around.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
I really can't choose! 10 years in the boutique I have seen too many gorgeous ones....but I guess, the romantic in me would say a little cream satin number worn on 12th January 1985 (my wedding!)