After a mad busy Saturday with a shop full of excited girls I sat down with a glass of wine to reflect on the day. I wondered how all my brides that were married on the 28th June had got on, I worried about the weather, I worried if they had remembered all the tips that we had given them and it struck me that not one of our brides had got married within a 100 mile radius of the shop. Infact they ranged from OSLO, YORKSHIRE, GLASGOW TO ………….CANADA. Amazing really, infact last week we had two enquiries from girls in Russia, one in America one in France and one in Italy. All wanting to fly over and try on gowns. No pressure there then. Amazing, I do think that the stunning range of designers that we exclusively stock means that girls looking for a beautiful, stylish wedding gown made by an English designer has something to do with it. Enormously flattering for Britain as we don’t really manufacture much these days do we ? Lets face it you cannot beat Sassi Holford and romantic gowns such as her Hayley . All SASSI gowns are handmade in Taunton, Somerset. Then there is Stewart Parvin who is ‘by Appointment‘ for a very good reason. His gowns are just gorgeous and I love his scrummy lace gown Legends of the fall, it looks every inch a classic English gown that will never date. Then we have Stephanie Allin , who makes the most striking gowns, so very very different to the run of the mill. Her gowns are all handmade in Mumbles, Wales and are made in sumptious fabrics like siam silk, millenium satin and just lovely corded laces.
So why am I amazed ? I shouldn`t be, having just read my own blog it is perfectly understandable these girls flock to Britain to buy their dream gown. Actually I am thoroughly proud to stock such an amazing collection and if you have bought one of these designers you should feel equally as proud to be getting married in a gown that is made lovingly by hand in our own country.
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