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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our dedicated wedding enthusiasts will be on hand to help you throughout your appointment at Emma Louise Bridal

Emma

Owner

I am so lucky to be the owner of Emma Louise Bridal as I love coming to work! In 2013 I took the big decision to leave teaching to follow my passion to open a bridal boutique and I am so pleased I did.

From my own experience shopping for my wedding dress I know how important this time in your life is, that is why our brides are not just customers to us, we truly do welcome everyone into the Emma Louise Bridal family. This is always at the heart of what we do and it is something that I feel is truly unique and special.

We love to give brides and their families the very best customer experience in relaxed beautiful surroundings and we understand that getting married is a momentous time for every bride. We really do feel honoured that we are with you every step of the way on this special journey from the moment you book your appointment to find your perfect dress to collecting your special gown just days before your wedding.

I am very proud of the fact that from when we opened in August 2013 we looked to expand in 2017 and how far we have come since then. When we moved to our stunning new larger premises in January 2018 it completed my vision to be able to give brides the perfect bridal experience by being able to offer on-site alterations making your wedding dress journey with us easy, enjoyable and memorable.

I also love the fact that I’m able to share all of this with such an amazing team that I am so very proud of every day. It hardly seems like work when there is so much fun and laughter!

Finally, I would just like to say thank you for taking the time to get to know our team and we all look forward to welcoming you to Emma Louise Bridal.

Amber

Bridal Consultant

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. I love to travel and my days off are spent going for walks in the countryside which always end with a roast dinner in the nearest pub. I also spend a lot of my time trying to convince my fiance Sean to let us get a dog! (He’s not yet agreed!)

Catherine

Bridal Consultant

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, 2 year old daughter.

Estelle

Seamstress

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.

Thank You...

Without the help and support of family, my dream could never have become a reality

Dave

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. Saturday is always ‘Daddy Daycare Day’ – the boys love it but the house can sometimes be a mess when I get home from work! Sundays are all about family time; going swimming, playing in the park, visiting Grandparents and spending time together.

Mum & Dad

Finally, meet my brilliant mum and dad, Judith and Mike. Ever since I can remember these two have supported and loved me unconditionally and are not only two fabulous parents but two great friends.

When I made the call to say I’d seen a bridal boutique for let (the start of Emma Louise Bridal at 302 Wigan Road) and what my vision was and that I wanted to give up teaching they were behind me wholeheartedly by saying. ‘We think it’s a brilliant idea – you’ll do amazing!”

I remember Dad arriving at work within my first few weeks to bring me a yellow rose and card to say how incredibly proud he was of me.

My dad used to have his own business (ripening bananas of all things) and if I could achieve a fraction of what he did then I knew that Emma Louise Bridal would be a success.

In 2017 when I called them again to say I wanted to move and expand Emma Louise Bridal they were once again so encouraging and the boutique’s elegant and welcoming décor is heavily influenced by my mum’s good eye!

So a massive thank you to these two amazing people!

Sadly dad passed away on 27th October 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Not only did they find me the perfect dress, they delivered what I can only describe as an amazing experience that left me feeling touched by how there are actually some truly kind people in the world.

- Lesley

My experience at Emma Louise Bridal was entirely different to any other boutique. I was instantly put at ease and encouraged to take my time and try a few different gowns. I ended up trying my beautiful Allure gown at the end and I fell in love.

- Lucy

I just want to say a special thank you to Emma and her team for helping me find the perfect dress. Their service was exceptional and they made me feel so at home.

- Rosie

Fantastic service, stress free and very welcoming! Thankyou so much for my amazing wedding dress.

- Kirsten

Impeccable service from start to finish and will definitely recommend to future brides. Emma understands the shape and style you have in mind, and picked out a dress for me, which I fell in love with!

- Sarah
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