I was so pleased when my bride, Sara, offered to do a blog for my website. From the fist time I met Sara and her mum I knew she would be a very special Ivory Room bride. We managed to create a bespoke look for her dress and I think you’ll agree it suited her perfectly and meant she felt amazing as she walked down the aisle towards Jason. Here is her story –
My Wedding Dress Journey
I was a bit clueless when I started my wedding dress search, I had some ideas about the things I didn’t want but not many about what I did.
I knew I wanted sleeves but that was about it.
I visited a few shops before we entered the haven which is the Ivory Room Woodhall Spa and was disappointed by the process. The dresses had all been badly fitting and the shop assistants had waxed lyrical that I had looked a delight even when I knew I reassembled an 80’s Neighbours wedding extra!!!
And then I met Victoria…
From the moment my Mum and I, frazzled and a bit sick of lace chat, entered the beautiful store we realised we were somewhere different, somewhere special.
We felt able to relax, talk freely, honestly critique the dresses and give feedback and thoughts which Victoria responded to and found solutions for.
She cajoled me to try a few things, just on the edge of my comfort zone, and it was her expert knowledge in doing this which led me to found my perfect dress.
It was something I never would have chosen but Victoria was able to show me how a few additions would build a dress which would incorporate the elements of the dresses I had already tried and loved.And bringing in her fellow magic worker Bernie (also known as a seamstress) I built my own dress by making a few, excellent value additions to an existing design.
The journey to create my wonderful dress was one of my favourite parts of the wedding experience.
I loved going to The Ivory Room, the entire experience was fantastic. Victoria even gave my bridesmaids a tutorial on how to help me into the gown, and how to shape my train for ultimate impact.
I know everyone always says lovely things to a bride on her day but even the caterers told me it was the most beautiful dress they had seen.
I felt incredible but despite having the most wonderful and elaborate dress I was able to fully enjoy every element of my day.
If you want somewhere with a beautiful selection, honest advice and a little creative thinking then I could not recommend the Ivory Rooms more highly.
Thank you Victoria and Bernie for making my day, and the journey to the day so beautiful (and a lot of fun) xx