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2016 Wonderfulness and a BIG hello 2017

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2016 Wonderfulness and a BIG hello 2017

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♡ 2016 // 2017 ♡

As 2016 draws to an end the Y.A.P team reflect upon such an fantastic and inspiring year we have all had...

Seeing each of our amazing 2016 brides flourish during their Y.A.P Bridal Journey and take those precious steps into married life has created so many happy memories for us all...

Creating lasting memories is what we do best...

We have adored being part of your bridal experiences and our styling team have ventured far and wide across the North East all year with our...

'Y.A.P Dressing Experience' ...

Which is proving to be a welcomed addition to our services... This is such a privilege for us to be there with you in those final moments ensuring you and your bridal party are dressed to perfection and giving you lasting well wishes as we see you walk down your aisle...

Being with you from the moment you walk through our door to your first steps as newlyweds is an honour...

This year has to be the most special yet - We turned 6 and have settled so well into our new home... We've been Winners and Finalists in some of the most prestigious awards both in the wedding industry and beyond - including The Bridal Buyer Awards 2016 which is an absolutely unbelievable achievement and we are so so proud of how far we have come... WIN Awards - Celebrating women within the workplace...and  North East Wedding Boutique Of The Year at The English Wedding Awards 2016. We are also excited to say we have 2 amazing new designers to join the boutique - Ian Stuart Bridal and Rebecca Ingram - both with their own unique styles, fabrics and detailing their gowns will compliment our boutique beautifully.

Each and every one of our brides and their families is a part of the Y.A.P success and we want to say a HUGE thank you to you all for believing in our team and dreamy boutique and letting us ensure that your every bridal wish is fulfilled above and beyond. 

As always our gorgeous team has too evolved and grown, welcoming our new bridal stylist Sam who joined the team this winter...

Here we reflect on our year through the hearts of our team...

♡ JO ♡

 2016 has surpassed all of my expectations – at the beginning of the year we began to study and train to be even better at what we do... creating an even greater bond between our ‘dream team’.  Mid-year we were announced as one of the top six bridal boutiques in England by the Bridal Buyer Awards and we won The English Wedding Awards for Best Bridal Boutique in the North East.  I have personally been short listed for woman Entrepreneur of the year and a best service award within Newcastle.  We speak about the reason we exist every day and I know mam and dad are with us looking down on their ‘You Are Precious’ legacy which is so incredible.  All that said, it is Danielle, Anne, Heather and Louise who inspire me every day to be better, do better and who with their total dedication, love of the boutique and utter brilliance help create the Y.A.P experience for every single bride-to-be who walk through our door.  You ladies simply blow my mind and I am beyond proud to work with you all each and every day. 

As the year closes to an end and we can reflect on what an incredible year this has been for us and our stunning Y.A.P brides; all of our weddings, the gorgeous brides we have had the honour to dress on their big day, our super skilled aftercare team and the love and harmony we offer to every bride and what they offer back to us… We have a created a family unit and it is simply called our ‘Y.A.P family’ xxx


A year filled with love, happiness, amazing designers, beautiful brides and our dreamteam - 2016 has been an epic year for us all round. We have blossomed yet again and grown into our new boutique setting roots with our fabulous gowns and styling.

Seeing the Y.A.P team awarded for such prestigious awards in categories such as 'Best Bridal Retailer in England', 'Best Customer Service in England' and 'North East Bridal Boutique Of The Year' to name a few has made me so super proud of all our hard work. I adore working with our gorgeously inspirational team each and every day and to be part of this precious place in memory of Mary and Johnny is a complete honour.

2016 I walked down my aisle as a Y.A.P Bride - I fell in love with my gown and of course the service that goes alongside. Having the dreamteam with me on my day to see me take those first steps into married life was amazing - especially having Jo dress me on my wedding morning. To say I am a Y.A.P Bride is such a privilege and I adored every single second of wearing my beautiful bridal gown.

Here's to an amazing 2017 for Y.A.P including our gorgeous Louise becoming  a Y.A.P bride - I'm excited! xxxx


 This year has flown by so fast in a blur of precious moments. I feel like it was only yesterday that we were talking about what 2016 had to offer us and now here we are looking ahead to another amazing year. From welcoming so many beautiful brides to the team, watching our own gorgeous Danni walk down her aisle and celebrating with our lovely Louise when she said yes to her dress. 

I can't wait to see where 2017 takes us. Reaching new heights as an award winning bridal boutique and watching our dream team grow.

Love and kisses to you all xxxxx


What a great year for our Y.A.P Team, five huge award nominations just proves what an amazing and special place our boutique is. To be part of Y.A.P every Saturday brightens up my week. What we have achieved so far has been mammoth and we've got so much more to come, I can't wait to be involved all the way.

Thank you to all of my Y.A.P team for filling me with inspiration every week and always being there for support. We are so blessed to have such a close knit team- it's a working bond like no other.

Lastly 2016 is the year I chose my gown and became a Y.A.P Brideto be - something I was always destined to be but actually ordering my dream gown and sharing the moment with the girls was just magical. I can't wait until April 2017 to wear it!

Here's to an even bigger and better 2017, I can't wait to see what the future holds, I just know it will be filled with Y.A.P Amazingness! 

♡ ANNE ♡

 Now that 2016 is almost at an end it's good to reflect on a year of growth.

Our team is so attentive and dedicated that it is a natural progression to attract more awards and more importantly continue to ensure our brides are utterly content throughout their bridal journey. The continued progression will move forward, as always into 2017 and become even greater xxx

♡ SAM ♡

I am delighted to be the newest member of the Y.A.P team. I am extremely excited to see new trends and collections in 2017 and continue building my knowledge about this fabulous industry xxx


Huge thanks to our beautiful brides, amazing designers, dreamteam, family & friends for all your support always!

Such a wonderful year full of love and successes - we are absolutely humbled and so proud of what we have achieved so far in this fabulous industry.

We look to 2017 with an open heart and lots of excitement...

LIVE Beautifully

DREAM Passionately

LOVE Completely

xxx Y.A.P xxx