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Alright - we get it! The thought of going dress shopping is scary enough without stressing about who you're going to meet and what they'll be like - so here we are!

Sit tight, we'll give you the insider info for everything you need to know about us, our boutique, what we do and why we do it!

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WHO'S WHO
AND 
WHAT'S WHAT

We are Wendy and Ellie. We own and run the boutique together. We're also mother and daughter.

To answer your questions:

Yes, we love working together. Yes, sometimes its a nightmare. Yes, we are so lucky to be able to. Yes, we do want to kill each other.

We make it work though! More about us later...

Wendy, owner of the wedding dress shop in focus with Ellie, the other owner, in the backgr
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THE OLD BANK... WHAT EVEN IS THAT?

The Old Bank is the way we affectionately refer to the building we're based in, because its- er- well... it's an old bank.

I didn't say it was a clever name did I?!

It's Victorian (fancy!), built in 1874 and it ran as a bank all the way until 2017 when Barclay's closed it's doors. A few renovations later and now it's living it's best life as our little boutique.

''WORDS CAN NOT EXPLAIN HOW AMAZING MY EXPERIENCE WAS! I WAS MADE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE FROM THE SECOND I WALKED IN THE DOOR''

HANNAH

Our boutique is home to over 150 curvy wedding dresses, in LOADS of different styles, shapes, silhouettes and price points, and from lots of the leading designers in curvy bridal. Just because we've got some curves, that doesn't mean we all want the same thing, and our collection embraces that.

"I DIDN'T EXPECT TO HAVE THIS MUCH CHOICE!" - EVERY BRIDE, EVER

We only have one changing room, so you can frolic in the gowns to your little heart's content, without worrying about what that bride over there is doing! It means you get all of our attention too, you lucky thing. It's all about YOU (no pressure!)

Our studio is comfortable, bright and wonderfully spacious, with space for you and four guests - but give us a shout if you really can't leave someone at home because we can always have a shift around to make space for a little one... or two.

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OUR ETHOS

We're really bloody passionate about what we do and why we do it. Sooo, to try and stop myself from rambling for pages and pages about it, let's try and keep it short and sweet...

 

1.  Women support women, girl power and all that! If you aren't a girls girl, you're not going to fit in here.

2.  Confidence is a skill that you have to learn but it's not always abundant, so we're always on hand to lend you some of ours when you need a little boost.

3.  Curvy women look BANGING in a great wedding dress! Plunging necklines and sheer bodices are a power move, but we have styles to suit everybody because...

4.  Just because we're all curvy, doesn't mean we all want the same thing! Seriously, you deserve more than 3 options!

5.  Curvy brides need an experience that is supportive, comfortable and understanding, because dress shopping is such a strange, alien thing to do. BUT...

6.  That doesn't mean we're fragile little flowers! Our brides are MAGNIFICENT. They are doctors and rugby players and lawyers and engineers and mothers. We don't need to wrap you up in bubble wrap - you got this!

''THEY'RE FRIENDLY, APPROACHABLE AND GENUINELY KIND WOMEN, BUT THE BEST PART? THEY NEVER ONCE ASKED WHAT DRESS SIZE I AM''

EMMA

OKAY, BACK TO US

Wendy is our talker (don't tell her I said that!) - she DOES do most of the talking though! If you meet us out and about or even during appointments, she's probably the one you're going to be listening to... in the best way!

She has a background in children's social work, but much prefers finding brides their perfect dresses - obviously. She knows how to control a room so if your guests start misbehaving, give her a nod and she'll sort them out!

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Ellie is the "quiet one". I'm the one who does all of our online content (hi!), as well as all of the design and behind the scenes bits and pieces.

I'm a bit less chatty - but that doesn't mean I'm not listening! You'll usually find me off to the side studying the room and waiting until I actually need to get involved - but when I do it'll be groundbreakingly insightful (at least that's what I tell myself!)

I have a background in psychology and I have a slightly more gentle approach in appointments. We say: I'll stroke your hair and make sure you're okay while Wendy sorts out the practical stuff; and it usually works!

I got married in 2021, so I can relate to the chaos that is wedding planning (especially in the 2020's!) - if you need any advice I'm your girl!

You might have noticed we both have a few curves of our own - and we always have! We understand curvy to our very bones because we live and breathe it every single day. We understand you.

Other fun facts about us:

✨ We both have cats (6 between us!)

✨ We both have a good few tattoos

✨ Wendy is a vegetarian and she likes hawaiian pizza

✨ Ellie is not a vegetarian and she likes fillet steak

✨ We share clothes sometimes... well, Ellie borrows Wendy's clothes. That's sharing right?!

✨ We are both happily married, Wendy celebrated her 32nd wedding anniversary this year while Ellie celebrated her second!

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