Whilst walking back to my car one recent afternoon I noticed a new bridal boutique.  I must admit to being a bit excited as I peered in through the window of Kelly’s Bridal Couture.  I was patient though, I went home and researched into their website, read client reviews, investigated their designers etc before I went in.  My patience paid off.  Once I went in I discovered what a friendly boutique this is so I decided to get her view on running an upcoming bridal boutique on the Hampshire coast: 

Why did you decide to open a bridal boutique?

I have a passion for both weddings and fashion, and in order to work with both of these aspects on a daily basis owning and working in a bridal shop was the perfect solution.  I loved the idea of not only helping a bride find her dream dress but provide her with a special ‘dress experience’. Before we opened I worked with a bridal consultant and visited the biggest bridal trade show in the UK and this is what confirmed my ideas for me.

Why did you choose your coastal location?

We decided to open up in the beautiful seaside town of Lee-on-the-Solent as we are surrounded by stunning tea rooms, hair and beauty salons, a fabulous florist and a bespoke jewellers which all relate to the field of weddings.

Which designers have you decided to stock?

Our bridal gowns have been hand-picked from top designers from around the world, covering many styles and designs to suit each bride’s specific needs: Martina Liana, Justin Alexander, Eddy K, JLM Couture and Victoria Kay.

What about bridal accessories?

We have a beautiful range of bridal accessories, from shoes (rainbow club), veils (Elizabeth Dickens), jewellery and hair accessories (Ivory & Co) which have again been handpicked specifically to complement our bridal gowns.

Do you stock bridesmaid dresses too?

In terms of bridesmaid’s dresses, we stock JLM Couture (Alvina Maids) which come in a huge variety of colours and styles from pewter, cadbury’s purple, blush, marsala, sky, black, navy, sage, buttercup, cashmere etc. However currently we are looking to expand our selection of bridesmaids’ gowns taking on another designer later this year!

All brides want a great experience when buying their dress, why should brides come to you?

Kelly’s Bridal Couture is unique in its own way. Firstly, no stockists within a 30 mile radius will stock the same bridal gowns as us.  As well as this our top priority is to give our brides not only an exciting and pleasant experience but one they will remember.  We hope they leave their bridal gown fitting feeling positive and content. Our boutique offers an elegant interior, private dressing facilities, and one to one appointments. The team at Kelly's Bridal Couture deliver a very personal service providing assistance and guidance, suggesting gowns to suit each bride’s shape and style. During their 90 appointment we will offer light refreshments to help the bride and bridal party relax and enjoy the fitting.

What after service do you offer for brides who buy their wedding dress from you?

If a bride decides to order their gown with us, on their second fitting once their dress arrives in store we will provide each bride with our dressmaker’s details or we can arrange for the dressmaker to meet the bride in store during their fitting. This depends  upon the bride’s needs and will be arranged prior to the fitting.

After meeting Kelly and her team we will definitely be returning in the future on our Bridal Dress Experience  and with our Full/Partial Planning clients.  If you want to join us in visiting this upcoming boutique please Contact Us.

Kelly can be found on High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire or by clicking here.