Hello! We’re pleased you’ve found us! We’ve been around since January 2009 and since that time have had a fabulous time finding lots of gorgeous girls their wedding dresses (and everything else they need to go with them!).
Our vision & Values
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and when you choose us, we want you to feel the confidence that the whole process from finding your gown and accessories through to leaving with your wedding dress ready for the big day, will be a wonderful memory that you can treasure as part of your wedding journey.
Our whole ethos is underpinned with a foundation of approachability, knowledge, professionalism, honesty and integrity and we want our team, our suppliers and our brides to feel those vibes!
We currently have five bridal stylists, two seamstresses, and our occasional Saturday Assistant. We all have individual areas of expertise that we bring to the table and of course, put into the mix our different personalities and life experiences, it gives us a lively working rapport and a great sense of humour and fun in the boutique.
'Boss Lady' - Sally only came in to The Bridal Collection to buy a wedding dress in 2012…10 years on and she’s bought the boutique! (honestly!). Sally joined as a bridal stylist in 2014 with ambitions to be a big part of the business. After a short time she knew that the bridal industry was her future! Debbie made Sally a business partner in 2020 when the succession planning and training began for her to take over the reins in Autumn 2022. Sally’s personal skills and experience, coupled with the passion and knowledge she has in the bridal industry and the boutique, make her the perfect person to lead the team and the business forward into its next exciting chapter. Sally is famous for her ‘lists’ – a trait of a very good leader!
The girl with the pink hair (usually!) Sophie is our bubbly bundle of fun! She is probably the most ‘emotional’ member of the team and she really does empathise with our brides. She has a wicked sense of humour and can be relied upon to ‘tell it how it is’ which we sometimes need! Sophie loves being part of the ‘dream team’ and brings her own kind of craziness to it!
Jas joined us as a much needed extra team member straight after covid allowed us to re-open in July 2020 and she was literally thrown in at the deep end. She is now a fabulous, fully trained and experienced stylist with a great knowledge of our collections and a wonderful empathy with her brides.
Having initially joined us in January 2017 when we expanded our stylist team, Janet has a long history in the bridal industry. Her passion and knowledge helps her brides navigate their way through the vast choices available to find that ‘perfect’ dress. Janet left to move South for a couple of years but realised she was a ‘northern girl’ at heart and we were delighted to welcome her back to the team in Summer ’22 and it’s like she’s never been away!
Francesca joined us in May 2018, initially in as an invaluable ‘Saturday Girl’ and soon realised she wanted to play a bigger part and we are so pleased she did! She has built up a great knowledge of our business and the bridal industry as a whole and Francesca has that great knack of knowing what our brides want before they know themselves and can be relied upon to pull something amazing out of the bag with quick thinking and quirky sense of style. Francesca is also hot on our Social Media side of the boutique!
Debbie opened The Bridal Collection in January 2009, why?... Something she'd always wanted to do and she is an advocate of encouraging people to ‘follow their dreams’.
A background career in HR and management training but a mad passion for anything creative pushed her to follow her dream. A proven business leader whose strengths include attention to detail and pushing for everything to be 'just right' ensured the business grew to be a successful award winning boutique with a fabulous reputation. Handing over the reins to Sally in Autumn 2022, Debbie will still act as her mentor and business advisor for as long as needed but her main role now….is to enjoy her well earned retirement!