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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. After a career designing in high fashion and luxury evening wear, my passion for design, proportion and attention to detail in both the cut and fit of  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 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 and 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.
 
Our aim is to make shopping for a wedding dress an enjoyable and magical experience, so the bride-to-be feels like a princess from the moment she enters 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 final fitting.  This, we believe, is important in building a relationship so that the bride’s personality is reflected in the finished ensemble.
 
My buying philosophy is to look for something modern and unique, stylish and sophisticated. I take care when selecting designers that complement each other yet retain their own unique signature, and all are in beautiful fabrics and of good quality. Every dress I stock has to thrill me when I first see it; if I think it’s nice, that’s not enough. I have to love it. Our aim is that every bride who buys a wedding dress from us loves it too.
 
We look forward to your visit.
 
Julie x

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