"My first special thank you has to go to my amazing husband, Dave, who is not only my best friend but the most fabulous daddy to our twin boys Jack and Harry.
Both of our boutiques (previous and current) would not have even been possible without his time, effort, support, and of course the physical hard work and skill in refitting both buildings to make them the stunning boutiques they became.
Not only is Dave always there when anything needs fixing or doing at the boutique he is also present at every buying trip when we are choosing our gowns as well as being the person who listens and advises me whenever I need it.
Every decision made is not only a family decision but a team decision and I’m so proud of how he helps me every day.
We were married in December 2012 and our beautiful twin boys arrived in October 2015. Weekends are all about family time; going swimming, playing in the park, visiting Grandparents and spending time together."
"I joined the Emma Louise Bridal team in 2016. I am very lucky to be able to say that I absolutely love my job! As someone who is not suited to a ‘desk job’ it’s a dream come true to be able to get to know all of our brides and their families and help them through this incredible wedding journey. Finding the perfect gown is a very personal experience and is different for each bride, I love to be able to use my creative flair to find brides the dress of their dreams that speaks to their individual style.
When I’m not helping future brides find their gown I am planning my own wedding with my fiancé Sean. I love to travel and my days off are spent going for walks in the countryside with our rescue dog, which always end with a roast dinner in the nearest pub!"
"Ever since I can remember I have loved dresses, I was the child found dressing up in my mum’s wedding dress and dreaming of my big day! As I got older that love didn’t fade and I began drawing and designing my own dream dresses; ultimately falling in love with fabrics and sewing.
I was then fortunate enough to work in the costume industry, the perfect fit for the girl who loved dress-up!
I am now lucky enough to come to work and be surrounded by the beautiful dresses that I once dreamed of and drew. I am also lucky enough to call my colleagues friends and love coming to work.
From my own wedding experience, I know how special the big day is and of course how important ‘The Dress’ is. It is such an honour to be able to play even a small part in helping brides create and realise their dream wedding.
When not at work I enjoy days out, travelling and baking a good cake, all with my husband and beautiful, somewhat energetic, little girl.”
I very first started sewing when I was just 17 years old in childrenswear. Sewing is something I have always loved to do, right from being a little girl I would make my dolls’ clothes and my pencil cases for school. However, it is safe to say my sewing work has advanced a lot since those early days!
When I was 20 years old I moved into the bridal industry and worked for two bridal shops before running my own successful alterations business from home. In 2018 I started working for Emma and I love making sure brides’ dresses fit perfectly for their big day.
After over 20 years working with wedding dresses I would say it is the nicest and most skilled area of my field. Altering the dresses is so skilled because the work is so specific and wedding dresses are so intricate with designs that are constantly changing. Sewing is one thing but altering and bespoking a bridal gown is a very different expertise. I find it so rewarding to be able to be part of a bride’s journey and it’s so special to help someone feel so amazing on the best day of their lives.
I have been married to my fantastic husband Ste for 23 years and we have two gorgeous daughters who are getting very grown up now! I love going on family holidays, going out with my friends and walking my dog, Buddy.