meet THE GIRLS

SO YOU SAID YES!

Congratulations from me and the girls and thank you for stopping by. So many people ask me how I got into the wedding business and I will give you the answer I give them. My obsession started when I was a small child I would spend hours sketching and drawing princesses in wedding dresses, I was utterly nuts for all things wedding.

Sketching dresses still happens now in my boutiques, we work so closely with our hand picked designers that we are able to offer bespoke design changes so that every brides dress is truly unique.

I really do have the best job ever, I get to travel the world to curate our unusual collection of dresses. I am proud to sell a fair few British designers and a wonderful edit of the worlds finest.

The designers we choose to work with all have one thing in common, their dresses are exquisitely made, ethically sourced and the provenance of every item in my boutiques is a big deal for me.

Ellie Sanderson is 11 years old this year and with 17 National awards under our belt for excellence I am really proud of my girls, all of whom are hand picked for their personalities and brilliant style.

From Miss Bea to Andrea, Eira to Julia I have a team of girls who have done pretty much the distance with me since I opened.

Me and the girls are utterly detail-obsessed and love what we do.
Each and every bride we treasure and are proud to help on her wedding dress journey.

When I am not working in the shops or our fitting Atelier, I write for trade magazines and consumer magazines, I have my own coaching company for small businesses and I am on the judging panel for a few of the industry top award programmes.

I am also a Company Director for Luxe Bride, a collective of the UK’s finest bridal boutiques Brands. We are 20 small independent retailers offering luxury bridal wear across the UK. Each member is checked against a strict criteria to ensure they meet our exact standards of luxury retailer.  www.luxebride.co.uk

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Each and every bride we treasure and are proud to help on her wedding dress journey.

BARBARA

BARBARA

Senior Stylist, Beaconsfield

Barbara aka Miss Bea is a national treasure. Barbara oozes “Classy and fabulous” out of every pore and with over 7 years experience styling brides she really does know what she is talking about.

A self confessed lover of understated elegance and a huge fan of Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville she is the lady to choose for your consultation if you need love, support and encouragement. Miss Bea is also an expert stylist with our more mature brides who are stumped with what to wear. The queen of glamour will have you styled, looking perfect and uber chic in heartbeat. Barbara offers a private personal shopping experience every Thursday till 8pm.

DREAM GROOM

One word: POLDARK.

GUILTY SECRET

Pure dark chocolate – only one square tho!

LAURA

LAURA

Store Manager, Beaconsfield

Laura has been with Ellie for 9 years, starting as a Saturday girl and progressing to Store manager. Last year she left to have her second baby and is currently on Maternity leave. Laura runs the administration and customer engagement side of Ellie Sanderson Fitting Atelier.

Talking at two hundred miles an hour and with eyes in the back of her head, Laura misses nothing and we would all be lost without her. Laura will check every tiny detail for  all our brides-to-be and she ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Laura still loves serving our brides and with 9 years of expertise you can be sure you’re in great hands, Laura loves our new collection of Olvis fitted body con dresses and is totally smitten with Charlie Brear – deep down we suspect she is longing to be a festival bride.

Choose Laura as your stylist if need a no nonsense and honest appointment, lover of clean un fussy designs you will be sure to find something fabulous  with her help.

DREAM GROOM

Chris Hemsworth AKA Thor

GUILTY SECRET

Large doorstep size sandwiches packed with her fridge contents.

LAUREN

LAUREN

Assistant Manager, Oxford

Lauren has been with Ellie for a year and a half now but she is no newcomer to Bridal she has worked in some great bridal studios across the UK.

Lauren manages Oxford when Andrea is off and also manages customer engagement with out social media platforms, yes she is the elusive blogger and sends out our monthly news letter crammed full of bridal lovlieness.

A self confessed princess and lover of expensive and fabulous pieces she can often be found modelling our latest collection. Choose Lauren for your stylist if you are looking for someone who is confident, bold, a lover of fashion and who will push your boundaries. She is our very own in house Fashionista.

DREAM GROOM

Lauren is too in love with her man to possibly comment!

GUILTY SECRET

Chocolate, shoes, new hairstyles, bright colours, sparkly things and healthy food.

JENNA

JENNA

Sales Consultant, Oxford

enna joined us a few years ago now and during her interview calmly managed a small shop crisis like a true professional. Job offered on the spot, we absolutely love her. Training to be a mid-wife during the week and working with us at the weekend is no mean feat. Personally I couldn’t think of anyone more suited to either role. Jenna is calm, kind and totally lovely. She has a super knowledge of all things wedding and knows our collection like the back of her hand.

Jenna is also one of the authors for the Ellie Sanderson blog and when she is not delivering babies, helping brides then she can be found writing articles for the Ellie Sanderson blog. What a girl!

DREAM GROOM

Jonny Wilkinson – YUM

GUILTY SECRET

A very healthy blend of Red wine and Dark Chocolate.

EIRA

EIRA

Store Manager, Beaconsfield

Eira is the Boss Lady in Beaconsfield. She is totally adored and loved by all our brides and staff alike for her calm-in-a-crisis approach to everything she does. Eira started with Ellie 8 years ago as an excited part time member of staff and has been dressing the girls of Beaconsfield ever since.

Eira has a real eye for detail and creating “one off” dresses, she’s full of great styling ideas and is brilliant at totally understanding what you are looking for even if you don’t know !

She is calm, positive, patient and just blooming lovely.

Choose Eira if you want a stylist who is quirky, knowledgeable with a funky twist.

DREAM GROOM

Her gorgeous new husband James of course .

GUILTY SECRET

Baking and eating lots and lots of cake!

STEFF

STEFF

Sales Consultant, Beaconsfield

Steff is our lovely newly married bride who is now off on maternity leave,  she is a self-confessed romantic and utterly crazy about all things wedding.  Recently married and full of bridal beans we think she has more pins on her pinterest board that most bridal shops.

Steff is totally smitten with our Sassi Holford Collection and rather in love with Suzanne Neville.

Choose Steff to style you if you are looking for a fun appointment with someone who is wedding dress obsessed and has great style.

DREAM GROOM

Her lovely new husband of course

GUILTY SECRET

Cake Cake and cake

CHARLEY

CHARLEY

Sales Consultant, Beaconsfield

The very gorgeous Charley has been with us for a few years now and is so much fun. She is a lover all things sparkly, fluffy and furry! Our Charley is also quite a fashionista; she just  adores amazing statement dresses and is partial to dancing around in a tiara when ( she thinks ) no-one is looking! Charley is very knowledgeable and has clients queuing up to see her and experience her bubbly and exuberant personality.

DREAM GROOM

Johnny Depp- we’ve got to agree with her there!

GUILTY SECRET

Marmite – she eats it on absolutely everything!

ANDREA

ANDREA

Store Manager, Oxford

Andrea is the main Boss Lady ( store manager) in our new Eynsham store ( Opening May 2018) and has an avid following of brides who simply adore her calm and knowledgeable approach.  She is first in every day and last out every night, she is also partial to bossing Ellie around especially if she dares touch any of her admin!

Andrea is known for her tidiness and ever so slightly ‘control freak’ nature. We can forgive her, however, as it’s all wrapped around a heart of gold. Our brides utterly love her honest approach and her genuine motherly care for each and every one of them. She is no newcomer to the Bridal Industry and knows more than anyone about each and every designer and dress we sell.

Choose Andrea as your stylist if you want someone who can guide you gently, who has a classical style and bags of knowledge for creating “one off “dresses.

DREAM GROOM

Andrea would only confirm her husband but when we pushed she buckled and giggled Gary Barlow. Terry looks like you are going to be traded in.

GUILTY SECRET

She won’t tell us but we reckon its Terrys Chocolate Orange.

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