Our Blog

For over 11 years our devoted team have been driven by their love for the world of weddings. It is our aim to not only help you find your perfect wedding dress, but to also offer guidance and support during this important time in your life in any way we can. That is why our brand new blog is not to be missed by the beautiful and stylish bride-to-be. Make sure you take a peek for all the wedding planning tips and inspiration you could need, real wedding stories from some of our past brides, and news updates detailing all the latest goings-on at our beloved boutique.


Sassi Holford Designer Day: 21st October

Friday, October 13th, 2017

We're oh so excited, as the incredible Sassi Holford will be joining us in the boutique on Saturday 21st October. Not only will Sassi be showcasing her brand new 2018 Collection, but she'll be on hand to offer styling advice to our brides during their appointent...PLUS, we'll be offering 10% off all full price dresses ordered on the day!  (At time of writing, we have a...

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16th September: Stephanie Allin Designer Day

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The amazingly talented Stephanie Allin is coming to our boutique on Saturday 16th September to host a designer day, and to say we’re excited would be a complete understatement.  Not only will Stephanie be showcasing her brand new 2018 La Vie en Rose collection, but the lucky brides who have managed to book one of the limited appointments for this event will get styling advice from the...

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Behind the Scenes at our Bridal Photoshoot

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Earlier this week, our alarm clocks went off extraordinarily early, as we had a very exciting day ahead.  At 7am we were at the boutique, shimmying bags of some of our most swooned over dresses and sparkly accessories into our cars to transport them to St. Michael’s Manor for, what turned out to be, an extremely fun and successful photo shoot. We’re ever so proud of the dresses...

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Your Wedding Dress Questions Answered…

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Many of our brides tell us how shopping for their dream dress is one of the best parts of the wedding planning process.  It’s true, that putting on a wedding dress for the first time is a pretty exciting moment, however, there are equally so many things to think about and a bucket load of questions which many of our brides, quite often (and rightly so!) need to ask. Over the past...

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Real Bride: Michelle’s Story

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

This month, we've had the pleasure of catching up with one of our wonderful brides, Michelle, who got married wearing the gorgeous 'Georgia' by Sassi Holford.  One of the reasons why we were particularly keen to hear all about Michelle's experience with us and all the tiny details from her big day, is because we've actually had the pleasure of seeing her mulitple...

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Making a dress truly yours…

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

It’s always such a thrill to sit down with a bride for the very first time and listen to her talk about her wedding plans and what she’s envisaging for the big day. Although we help hundreds of brides to find their perfect dress, no two brides are the same, and that’s where the excitement lies – we love nothing more than to really get to know you, and help find a dress...

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**SAT 20TH MAY: SUPER SAMPLE SALE EVENT**

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Exciting News! On Saturday 20th May, we’ll be hosting our 'Super Sample Sale' Event. If you’re a size 10/12 and looking for a designer dress by one of Britain’s top designers, without the designer price tag, this is an event not to be missed; we have a gorgeous array of size 10/12 ex-display dresses from Stephanie Allin, Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville and Jenny...

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Guest Blog: Mother’s Day Special

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

In the lead up to Mother’s Day, we thought it would be lovely to hand this month’s blog over to a fabulous mother and daughter duo… …So without further ado, we'd like to introduce you to one of our beautiful brides, Jennie, and her wonderful mum, Vanessa, to tell us all about their experience of dress shopping together…not to mention...

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Looking for a dress with a ‘wow’ back?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

This month, we’re talking the ‘statement back.’ It’s true to say that over the past year or so the ‘statement back’ has grown in popularity and is fast becoming one of the biggest wedding dress trends of 2017; this year’s collections from our fabulous British designers have certainly not disappointed, which means we currently have some absolutely...

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Our Bride, Karen, shares her experience…

Friday, January 27th, 2017

This month, we’re delighted to introduce one of our wonderful brides, Karen, as a guest-blogger.  When we first met Karen, it’s fair to say she was a little disheartened with her initial dress shopping experience.  To us, buying a wedding dress is so much more than simply trying on a few samples in a showroom.  We want every bride to feel truly special and leave...

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21st Jan (Ended): Jenny Packham Trunk Show

Friday, December 16th, 2016

It’s back – the annual Jenny Packham Trunk Show is coming to The Bride on Friday 20th January and Saturday 21st January and we are now officially taking bookings! This is an event not to be missed, if you’re a fan of Jenny Packham’s gorgeous designs.  Not only will we have an extended range of her brand new 2017 collection for brides to try, but we’ll also be...

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‘Best Bridal Retailer’ at Four Counties Wedding Awards!

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

We can’t quite believe that Christmas is on its way and next month is the start of a brand New Year…we have to say though, 2016 has been quite the year of celebration for us, as not only did we win the award for ‘Best Retailer Customer Service’ in the UK at the Bridal Buyer Awards, but we’re also thrilled to be able to share that we’ve been announced as the...

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WE WON! Best Retail Customer Service in UK at Bridal Buyer Awards…

Monday, October 03rd, 2016

Just a few weeks on, it still hasn't completely sunk in that we're THE WINNER of the 2016 Bridal Buyer Award for 'Best Retail Customer Service' in the UK.  We're still floating on cloud number 9, and every time we walk past our beautiful trophy in the showroom, it makes us beam with pride.  You see, an award like this is exceptionally special for...

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Trends to watch out for in 2017

Friday, August 19th, 2016

During our buying trips earlier this year, we were really excited to see some fabulous new trends hit the bridal catwalk for 2017.  Whilst timeless and gorgeous will always be strong, 2017 is set to introduce some variation for brides wanting to create a fresh look. Here's a sneak peek at some of the new trends brides will see in our showroom: 1)...

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Hooray! We’re a Bridal Buyer Awards Finalist

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We're thrilled to announce we've been selected as a Finalist in the ever so prestigious Bridal Buyer 2016 awards, under the 'Best Retail Customer Service' category. It's just such an honour to be recognised in this category, as offering a high end, personal service for our brides is, ultimately, the reason we get out of bed in the morning! We're...

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