Welcome to The Bride

We have been helping brides, like you, find ‘the one’ since 2007, and from the first day we opened our passion hasn’t swayed; we are focussed on outstanding customer service, working with you to create your dream dress, and create life long memories along the way.

Our elegant boutique situated in St Albans specialises in exquisite handmade wedding dresses.  Our collections are all designed and made here in the UK by celebrated British designers Andrea Hawkes, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin, Suzanne Neville and most recently Temperley

We are here to help you and can’t wait to be part of this journey with you!


Andrea Hawkes



Sassi Holford


Stephanie Allin

Suzanne Neville

Bridal Accessories

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Our wedding dress shop is in a glorious setting beside The Abbey Cathedral of St Albans

We have fabulous accessories to compliment your designer wedding dress

The Bride Circle

The Bride will help you find the dress of your dreams and style your accessories

Find out all about our collections at The Bride and what we have available!

Our Brides

Our Brides
4th February 2022


Hello to everyone at The Bride!   I just wanted to say a huge thank you, once again, for making my dress for my wedding on Saturday 6th. Nigel and…
Our Brides
4th February 2022


Amazing experience from start to finish. Lynsey went above and beyond to help me find my dress during the difficult lock down period. All the staff are lovely and make…
Our Brides
4th February 2022


Thank you so much! Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and it was such a pleasure to wear my beautiful dress. I never wanted to take…
Our Brides
4th February 2022


Thank you - I really enjoyed the day! The dress received so many compliments and I had a few people asking me where it’s from. Image Credit - Emma Russell…

Our Events

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25th January 2022

Temperley Trunk Show- Friday 25th March to Sunday 27th March

If you are looking for a bridal gown with a difference, then this is the event for you!    For the weekend only we will have a huge collection of…
Our Events
25th January 2022

Styling Event – Sunday 6th Feb- 10.30am to 3pm

We are super excited to announce our first event of 2022.   On Sunday 6th Feb we will be opening our doors to host a day full of accessories -…

Recent Blog Posts

Wedding Dresses HertfordshireBlog
4th September 2021

ALERT – We have a new designer

Exciting Annoucement We are beyond excited to announce our new relationship with Temperley Bridal   From September 2021 we will be one of a handful of UK stockists who have…
15th June 2021

What To Expect From Your Appointment At The Bride

What To Expect From Your Appointment At The Bride First and foremost finding your perfect dress should be fun! Here at The Bride we strive to make your wedding dress…
11th June 2020

A Letter to our Brides

Dear brides  We have wanted to put pen to paper so often over the past few months, but the words just wouldn’t come. Nothing we wanted to say felt right…