About Us





I would like to introduce myself, tell you a little about the Bridal Gown and invite you to try on some of our beautiful gowns.



I qualified as a designer at Leeds College of Art and Design, winning five awards while training and after a career designing in high fashion and luxury evening wear; my passion for design, proportion, and attention to detail in both cut fit and luxury fabric led me into bridal couture and the opening of The Bridal Gown. 



The Bridal Gown was opened in true romantic style on the 14th of February, which we celebrate every year with a champagne event. It is a beautiful boutique tucked away in the heart of the conservation area of Otley; stocked with designer wedding dresses, filled with original architectural features including stunning beamed ceilings.  When searching for premises I fell in love with this boutique, which we have dressed with quality fittings to show off its authentic character and the beautiful Wedding dresses. 




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Our aim is to make shopping for a wedding dress an enjoyable magical experience, when the bride to be feels like a princess from the entering the boutique to the final fitting.



I am passionate that we offer brides an outstanding service, which we continually try to improve upon, and I am here to advise and help you find the dress of your dreams.  I serve all the brides myself from first appointment to last fit this we believe is important in building a relationship so that the brides’ personality is reflected in the finished ensemble.  



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My buying philosophy is looking for something modern and unique, stylish and sophisticated. I take care when selecting designers that complement each other but each has its own unique signature, and  all are in beautiful fabrics and of good quality. Every dress I stock when I first see it has to thrill me; if I think it’s nice that’s not enough I have to love it. Our aim is that every bride that buys a wedding dress from us loves it too.



We look forward to your visit


Julie x

© The Bridal Gown 2011