We offer a wide range of original vintage gowns ranging in age from 30 to 80 years old and have at least 150 original vintage wedding dresses in stock at any one time. Alongside this the boutique houses our unique collection of made-to-order designs which can be ordered in any size and various colours.
In your private appointment you can try on as many dresses as you desire and discuss which style dress would suit your personality and figure, and inspiration for your hair, make-up and accessories. We aim to make the experience as relaxed and stress-free as possible, providing tea from vintage china cups and playing crackly old vinyl on the record player (usually the soothing tones of Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, or Al Green to help calm any butterflies!). We understand that wedding dress shopping can be nerve-wracking and we do our very best to make you feel at ease; we will NEVER give you the hard sell to buy a dress which isn't right for you.
We're proud to be able to say that all our bespoke and collection dresses are hand made in England, here in the heart of Yorkshire. This means we have complete control over the artisan quality of our workmanship, and the high standard of finish we strive to maintain.
Sadly sizes of original vintage dresses are rarely above a modern size 16, but there are many ways to make dresses fit whether they are too big or too small. All our collection dresses can be ordered in any size, or alternatively you can simply come and browse to gather ideas from which we can make you a bespoke dress.
We offer an in house alterations service so we can alter our dresses to fit you perfectly, or gently bring your vintage dress in line with a more modern aesthetic by lowering necklines or shortening hems, removing sleeves or nipping in the waist. We can add hand-beading and embroidery, Swarovski crystals or vintage lace to help achieve the perfect look for you.
Alongside our curated selection of vintage dresses and made-to-order collection designs we offer a bespoke dressmaking service which means we can create any style of dress you could possibly dream of, made to measure in your size. Our couture creations can be entirely designed by you or by us, or they can simply be a direct copy of a vintage dress you have fallen in love with. We go through the whole design process together from initial inspiration images to design sketches and fabric samples, through to measuring you up and drafting your own individual dress pattern and creating quite simply your perfect dream dress.
The price range for our vintage dresses is generally between £350 and £750. Bespoke prices start at £1,500 plus the cost of fabric; each unique dress design varies in price and will be quoted for on an individual basis.
Fittings at the bridal boutique are by appointment only. Appointments are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - please contact us for more details.