Wedding dresses from 10 South West bridal businesses
23 May 2017
Are you a South West bride-to-be looking for your dream dress? Take a look at these 10 bridal businesses in the region
Claro Creations creates the flower girl, bridesmaid or wedding dresses you desire. Whether it's vibrantly vintage, white and wonderful or dark and daring, each bespoke creation is made in Seaton Devon. The team tailor each beautiful outfit to your individual requirements and budget, turning your dreams into reality. Claro Creations can ensure that your dresses complement each other beautifully, so your special friends and family accompanying you down the aisle look and feel fabulous too.
Brides with Curves
As the first and only plus-size wedding dress specialists on the South Coast, the team at Brides with Curves are exclusively devoted to the curvy bride-to-be and their full-figured bridesmaids. With stunning and affordable designer dresses ranging from sizes 18-32, the team's mission is to instil confidence and excitement into their curvaceous clients, giving them the experience they truly deserve.
TL Bridal Boutique
Brand new, modern and sophisticated, TL Bridal Boutique has opened its doors in Axminster this spring and already has the pleasure of brides enjoying choosing their wedding dress in the boutique's relaxed and happy atmosphere. Join the team to choose the wedding dress of your dreams, whether you are looking for the traditional ballgown or a more boho look.
Image: Raimon Bundo Even
Aylin White Designs
Aylin White Designs is a bridal business which will assist in designing and then making your unique, made-to-measure, hand painted wedding gown. The sash and bow of each gown are hand painted by local talented artists, using vibrant colours and a design created for and personally chosen by the bride. The team uses each bride’s own ideas and suggestions to create the design; which could include flowers, birds, animals or any other special object. This Blossom Waterfall sample gown is an original custom-made gown, with the hand-painted blossoms falling the entire way down its back.
Jane's of Torquay
Jane’s is an exceptional and established bridal and occasionwear retailer situated on the Strand in Torquay. Jane’s stocks an extensive range of wedding dresses to suit all sizes and price ranges, including wedding dresses by Romantica (pictured below), Tiffanys, Goya and Gino Cerruti. A new exciting range includes the Infinity 'create your own wedding dress' by Romantica. No appointment is necessary and you can be assured of fabulous and friendly service in relaxed surroundings. Jane’s also has a range of bridesmaids' dresses, mother of the bride outfits, prom and evening gowns. There’s also a selection of hats, accessories and fascinators available.
Once Upon a Time
At Once Upon a Time, the team make every bride-to-be and her guests feel special. Founder, Fern Proctor, has experienced being a bride and, being only 5ft, her experiences ranged from awful to amazing. Fern used her own experience to make sure every bride-to-be who enters Once Upon a Time enjoys their experience. The team work out of a stunning, light and airy studio in Dawlish, offering relaxed private appointments, as well as off-the-peg, new and pre-loved gowns. All gowns are priced under £499 and range in size from 4-32. This stunning Ronald Joyce gown is from Once Upon a Time's pre-loved range.
Pirouette is proud to be a long-standing stockist of the award-winning designers, Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, Rebecca Ingram and Lou Lou Bridal. Although Pirouette has a unique shop look, the boutique is forever evolving and offers brides the latest fantastic designs. Set in a unique 16th century Tudor house, the team offer private appointments and the service of two highly experienced seamstresses who provide a confident and bespoke service. The owner, Marian Couch, has been dressing brides for more than 17 years.
Love And A Dress
Love And A Dress is the place to go for beautifully handcrafted bespoke wedding designs of a couture quality, rarely seen outside of London. Owner and designer, Teresa Hamlin, has many years of experience in high-end couture fashion in London, working with Jean Muir and other top designer names. Now settled in Devon, Teresa has returned to what she loves best: creating individual one-of-a-kind gowns for the most special of occasions in any woman’s life – she also produces wonderful outfits for the mothers of the bride and groom. Love And A Dress takes the most luxurious silks, satins and lace from England, France and Italy, and skilfully creates simple, stunning gowns that help take a bride from radiant to stunning on her most special of days.
Image: Mel at Maxi Photography
Lovely, in Honiton, is a bridal boutique like no other, specialising solely in luxe, fashion-forward gowns that you won’t see on every other bride. Lovely's brides love styling their own unique wedding day look from the boutique's exclusively stocked designers including Charlie Brear, Hayley Paige, Jesus Peiro, Stephanie Allin, Theia and Rembo Styling. Lovely also has eight award-winning couture accessories designers for those all-important finishing touches, while your best girls will love you forever for choosing their bridesmaids' dresses from the gorgeous Maids to Measure collection.
The Bridal Emporium
As one of the longest standing bridal boutiques in Exeter, The Bridal Emporium is renowned for its first-class service to brides-to-be and the team pride themselves on recommendations. Designer brands such as Mark Lesley, Mori Lee and Olivia Grace are among many of those stocked in-store. Pay The Bridal Emporium a visit and be spoilt by the boutique’s professional sales consultants. You can be assured of excellent service right through to your wedding day. The in-house seamstress can undertake any alterations your gown may need and it can be safely stored free-of-charge on the premises right up to your wedding. The team can even offer a personal dresser for your big day to arrive at your house and ensure your gown is perfectly fitted, while helping with those last-minute preparations.