To all present & future Y.A.P brides,
We realise this is an extraordinarily bizarre time in our history but with a light seeming to be at the end of the tunnel this new year (fingers crossed) your Y.A.P team are working hard behind the scenes expanding our magical bridal haven to the next level so we are able to re-open our blush pink doors as soon as it is deemed safe to.
In the meantime why don’t you get to know our close knit girl gang of bridal experts that will soon be guiding you along the way on your precious Y.A.P journey in 2021…
What do you love most about being a Y.A.P stylist?
Danni (Girl Boss!) – Being creative with our bride’s ideas, the feeling when you style a bride in her dream dress is just amazing!
Brogan – There’s really no one thing – from meeting our gorgeous brides & the girls I work with, to all the amazing events we get to be a part of in this industry – I love it all.
Ruth – Definitely the people! Our little dream team is made up of the most amazing girls that I love working with and of course I love meeting all of our fab Y.A.P brides and their bride tribes.
Heather – I love most getting to know our brides having a chat, creating that connection and understanding what they need from their dream gown.
Kat – Hearing the love stories of each bride, going on a journey to find their dream dress, and then seeing their faces when they find ‘the one’ – so magical.
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Danni – Passionate, Creative & Intuitive
Brogan – Bubby, Empathetic & ‘loves a good boogie’
Ruth – Creative, Honest & ‘Indie’ (according to Brogan I’m the indie kid with all the plants!)
Heather – Friendly, Creative & Understanding
Kat – Fun, Thoughtful & Friendly
Best Top Tip for brides about to embark on their bridal journey?
Danni – Choosing your bridal gown should be both sentimental & significant, it should totally reflect you & your style.
Brogan – Choose your bride tribe well, the people around you will make your bridal journey what it is. And be completely open with your suppliers – we’re here to help you create the day of your dreams so it has to feel like you.
Ruth – Try to have an open mind as much as possible when you start your dress journey, you never know when I little wild card gown might take you by surprise.
Heather – if I could do my own wedding planning again I would worry less about the tiny décor details and invite more people. Guests help make your memories not centrepieces.
Kat - Definitely just try to enjoy yourself, this is one of the moments in your life you’ll always remember!
Fav Gown in the studio that reflects your personal style?
Danni- Oo good question! Probably Evie Young ‘Chance’ LOVE the relaxed boho vibes with a contemporary twist. Plus the lace lantern sleeves are so romantic and enchanting.
Brogan – Maggie Sottero ‘Faith’ - She just radiates sass yet still feels elegant and timeless – there are also a few newbies in the upcoming season I’m very excited about.
Ruth – Hands down ‘Gianna’ by Savin London. I love how different she is… Bridal but without being too traditional, the colour gives her some edge and the overskirt is statement enough without accessories.
Heather – Oh so so tough! I love so many. Maybe Madi Lane ‘Harper’.
Kat - I have to pick the dress I wore for my wedding!! ‘Olya’ is a gorgeous gown full of character. I love all of SAVIN’s designs!
Fav wedding season?
Danni – Autumn; such a romantic season & lots of warmth
Brogan –There’s something about a winter wedding that I just find so magical.
Ruth – Autumn is my fav season all round but it is so stunning for weddings, deeper colours, candles and all the foliage
Heather – My gut answer is spring/summer but there is something about Autumnal weddings that seem so romantic.
Kat - Summer, summer, summer! I’m definitely a sunshine kinda girl!
What are you doing when not at Y.A.P?
Danni – I’m spending time with my husband, Mike, & our family; adventuring with our dog, Indie. Also, having cocktail brunch dates with my besties and exploring the world.
Brogan – You’ll find me of coffee & cocktail dates, or back home at the seaside visiting family & friends.
Ruth – I’m usually heading to the coast, the countryside or sitting somewhere with my sketchbook and a cuppa.
Heather – On my days off I’m spending quality time with my family, my husband Michael and beautiful little girl Elizabeth. Also, shopping and going to church – all the good stuff we have to stop at the moment
Kat – I love to explore the world with my husband Nick. I also enjoy spending time with my friends sharing a bottle of fizz, & spending time with my Pomeranian puppy Toby!
And what will be the first thing you do when you finally get to go back to the studio?
Dan – I will have the biggest cuddle with my team & I will take in all the magic of our precious place.
Brogan – Give all the girls a MASSIVE hug & say hi to the dresses.
Ruth – I’m so excited to be able to have a catch up and hug with my Y.A.P girls and see any new gowns that have arrived in the studio!!
Heather – first thing is give the girls a huge cuddle and I want to go see our gowns and gorgeous studio for real –Instagram pics are making me miss it so badly.
Kat - I think maybe squeal with excitement to be back in the most magical place!
We all can’t wait to be back in our precious studio, booking your visits, trying on the most stunning gowns & giving you & your diamond guests the most UNREAL Y.A.P experience.
For now lots of love & positive vibes,
See you all soon,
The Y.A.P team xxx