• Jamie Walker

Wedding dress experience with Holly and Jane and why I got more than I bargained for.

I'll be honest with you about my personal view about fashion- I am a bit a frugal and not fussed with bows and frills AT ALL! But get me in a wedding dress shop and oh my days! literally love hearts pinging about my head cartoon stylee!!! I am an absolute sucker for lace and romance!

As a Celebrant based in South Norfolk and covering Cambridgeshire and Suffolk I was spoilt for choice for dress shops, boutiques and high street offerings for bridal gowns and funky outfits so when I reached out for suppliers for a styled shoot I am planning there was only one choice-local!

I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Jane at Bride & Bloom at her studio in Brandon with model Holly. Literally 30 minutes drive from where I live Holly and I pootled over to meet her and choose a dress for the shoot.

Jane made us feel at ease immediately with her warm and enthusiastic personality as we chatted about being women starting out a fledgling business and how we have found our passions in this incredible industry. After a coffee it was over to the dresses! And Just wow!

Jane has an absolutely stunning collection of gorgeous dresses for all shapes, sizes and styles and quickly found some for Holly to try on. SHE. LOOKED. STUNNING. A beautiful lace dress with peachy/champagne undertones, full sleeves and the tell-tale stroking of the dress meant we had found THE ONE!

Jane has a natural ability to make women who walk through her doors feel relaxed enough to get down to their pants and then make them feel incredible-I mean honestly who likes stripping off in front of strangers?! Deep and heartfelt thanks to you Jane. I can tell that the experience of buying a dress with her is one to treasure for a lifetime. Let's face it, people buy from people. How they make you FEEL is literally the reason for parting with your time and money. I really enjoyed talking to Jane and as Holly and I headed back to my place for more coffee we talked about some of the big philosophical questions in life. All from wedding dress shopping-sharpens the mind, focuses you on what is really important. I hadn't bargained on that. Top tip: ensure you build in time after your dress experience to reflect on this milestone moment. Because it is and you never know how much space you might need to enjoy taking it all in, go for coffee, lunch, a walk and soak it up!

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P.S. Yes. I fell in love with one for myself!! Roll on my vow renewal!!

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