Its time for bride of the month! And this month is the turn of our beautiful Sarah, who won our Valentines day VIP appointment last year! Here is a little bit about what Sarah had to say about her time with us in the shop, and how she found her perfect dress!
"Living quite far away from my sisters and Mum, I had always planned to have just one visit to a bridal store that stocked my dream dress. I thought I would walk in and choose my gown but then a competition changed it all! My sister in law to be had purchased her dress from Cheadle Bride and tagged me in their valentines competition on Facebook. I followed the instructions liking and commenting on the post without thinking anything more about it. Fast forward a few days and both my sister in law and I had been pulled out of the hat! Someone somewhere knew I was meant to visit the shop! We were treated to a VIP night and, despite being heavily pregnant, Jen made me feel so comfortable (even though I was like a fish out of water when it came to shopping!) I enjoyed trying on all of the gorgeous gowns but my mum couldn’t make it. As my mother in law burst into tears because she thought I’d found ‘the one’, I held back. I couldn’t find my dress without my mum! She is the most important person in my life and I needed her to be there. So after a brilliant evening, I left empty handed. A few months later I attended my original appointment at a different boutique and bought a wedding dress with my Mum and sisters. I loved the dress and it looked beautiful but I had a nagging doubt. Two weeks later I had convinced myself I hated it and didn’t know what to do. So who did I call? Cheadle Bride!....
.... i knew they would give me honest advice without pressurising me into anything. Catrin was amazing! She let me come back to the shop and try the dress I had originally seen so my mum could finally see it and compare it to the one I had bought. The second I tried it on she burst into tears and said ‘that’s it, look at your face’ but I had already bought the other dress! I couldn’t ask Mum to buy two! Catrin was brilliant and offered to sell me the sample dress at a reduced cost. Luckily, I could return the other dress so I was able to order my gown and have extra sparkles added too! As I was the competition winner, I also received and discount and a free cathedral length veil. Just over a year after winning the competition, my dress was taken back to be steamed ready for my big day and it looked amazing. Despite being a February wedding, the sky was bright blue and the sun shone down on us. The extra layer of sparkle I had added glistened in the sun and I felt like a million dollars. My advice to any future bride would be go with your gut no matter who is around. If you are not sure, take time to think and remember everything happens for a reason! I miss my visits to the Cheadle Bride store but will be forever grateful to the team for finding me such an amazing dress."
Didn't Sarah look absolutely stunning in her dress on her big day? We loved having you here in the Boutique with us, and are so happy that you decided to come back for you dream dress!
We wish you and Hubby all the luck and love in the world, and hope you have a wonderful life together!!
Lots of love, Team CB xx