Featured post: Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique

Good morning Cwtchers!

Today on the blog we have the absolutely beautiful Lush Lister Rachel Burgess telling us all about her amazing boutique in Penarth, South Wales.  I personally experienced Rachel’s customer service and stunning dresses myself when wedding dress shopping and it really is so unique- exactly what I hoped and dreamed wedding dress shopping would be like.  We have much love for this lady!

Hello! I’m Rachel and I own a little Bridal Boutique in the seaside town of Penarth, South Wales. In this little corner of paradise surrounded by other independent businesses the Boutique is the only one of its’ kind doing what we do, not just in Wales, but in the entire UK.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique-'Rae' By E&W Couture - Photo By Costa Sister Productions

We are proud beyond words to have six Welsh designers creating exclusive Bridalwear and accessory collections for the Boutique, alongside a collection of original vintage dresses (1930’s – 1970’s). We don’t stick to many rules, only to show off a female figure beautifully (without flaunting too much, if you know what I mean!) and giving women an opportunity to do Bridal their way.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Prim', 'Rae', 'Greta', 'Mable', 'Willow' handmade by E&W Couture. Photo By Costa Sisters Productions

The service the Boutique offers to a Bride & her nearest and dearest is very special – they have the Boutique exclusively for 2 hours with my undivided attention. We close the curtains, lock the door and put the kettle on. One of the most flattering experiences is that brides want to know where their dress is coming from and this enables me to support and promote the incredible design talent we have right here in Wales.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Ava' (side) handmade by Helen Rhiannon. Photo by Simon Gough Photography

We have Brides who travel from all over the UK to meet their designer and be part of the exclusive process we offer to our clients.  After their wedding day it’s so lovely to see how many Brides pop back in or write letters to tell me all about their day and relive it all over again!

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique - 'Emmeline' by Amy Mair Couture. Photo By O&C Photography

One of our lovely Boutique Brides recently said “The experience I had shopping at the Boutique was like no other. So relaxed, no pressure and I loved the fact that I could put my own touches to my wedding dress”.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique - 'Emmeleine' detail - by Amy Mair Coture. Photo By O&C Photography

Our little Boutique is giving Brides the opportunity to create and nurture their dream wedding dress, in a safe and relaxed environment, without any pressure. The Boutique helps Brides to represent who they are on their wedding day, and by going through this amazing design process they are supporting our British manufacturing industry.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique - 'Efa' (back #1) handmade by Amy Mair Couture. Photo By o&c Photography

The experience Brides get here at the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique is completely unique, “Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique in Penarth is truly fantastic and made my whole wedding dress shopping experience fun, exciting and a real joy!

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Alicia' (back) handmade by Helen Rhiannon. Photo By Simon Gough Photography

Our top three tips for Brides:
– There are no rules in weddings – go for it the way you both want to do it!
– Trust your instinct when trying on wedding dresses, it’s important that the dress has to feel like ‘you’!
– Enjoy dress shopping and trust those tears!

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Chloe' (sitting down) by Helen Rhiannon. Photo By Simon Gough Photography

Who we stock :
Amy Mair Couture, Angharad Mullooly, Claire Hill Designs, E&W Couture, Kate Barlow & Helen Rhiannon Designer Label.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique- 'Willow' By E&W Coture. Photo By Costa Sister Productions

Contact Details:
Website: www.rachelburgessbridalboutique.com
E-Mail: info@rachelburgessbridalboutique.com
Phone: 02920 709 701

Also find us on:
Facebook: Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique
Twitter: @Bridal_Penarth
Instagram: Rachel_Burgess_Bridal_Boutique

Choosing Your Wedding Dress by Laura May Bridal

Today we have been joined by the lovely May from Laura May Bridal who has some expert advice on choosing your wedding dress and tells you what to expect from an appointment at their award winning bridal boutique.


At Laura May Bridal we would advise coming in to see us with an open mind as the majority  of our lovely brides walk in to our boutique with an idea of what they want and then leave with a dress they never dreamed of wearing on their big day!

poppy 1There are so many different styles out there that at first it can be very overwhelming and only when you start trying on do you start to see which dress could be ‘the one’!  At our boutique every bride that visits us will be guided by a professional bridal consultant, trained by both Myself and Laura, who will help them throughout their appointment in order to find the perfect dress. Our bridal consultants listen to what the bride likes, what her wedding theme is, bridesmaid colours, how she want to feel and look on the day and where she has chosen her venue in order to find the perfect dress. All of these things play a big part in determining what dress is for the bride and whether they suit the wedding she has planned!

10553468_753279554756652_5045812134086356346_nBooking the wedding venue is a must before trying on dresses. After all this has been determined we would try on different styles and shapes to see what style of dress is preferred and once this is done we then narrow our style of dress to hopefully one particular shape and style until the bride puts a dress on that she just does not want to take off. This is usually a sign she has found her dress! :)

1907913_760537440697530_4507761408998470071_nMany of our brides find their dress on their first visit to our store but many others go to another three before they confirm the dress is the one. It is a big decision and one that needs to be right and must not be rushed. When the bride finds the perfect dress……she will know.

Laura May Bridal are going to be joining us at CWTCHFEST next month, to find out more and to book tickets to this unique event showcasing so many fabulous Welsh Wedding Suppliers Click the link below.

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