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Emma and James

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Emma and James

July 2021

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Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…

Me and James met at work around 8 years ago now. I knew as soon as I saw him that I liked him! We were friends at first, he used to give me a drive home after work, and it grew from there. Here we are, a house, a dog, and marriage later

How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?

I was a little nervous prior to the appointment but I was also so so excited to start trying on wedding dresses!

Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?

I had in my mind that I wanted a really tight fitting, long sleeved, simple dress. I never in a million years thought I would want or wear a princess dress!

Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received along your bridal journey …

I can honestly say that the service from 'You Are Precious' was absolutely amazing from the very first email to when I picked up my wedding dress and veil and after too. The girls are just so lovely and welcoming and put me at ease straight away. I will not hesitate to recommend 'You Are Precious' to anyone looking for a wedding dress!

How did you feel when you found your precious gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?

I was so shocked at how I felt in my dress as it really was not what I had in mind! However, as soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. It made me feel amazing and look like a princess, it was everything I didn’t know I wanted!

How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?

I felt incredible in my dress when we got married- like a true princess! The train and veil were absolutely stunning and complimented the venue and church so well. It made me feel gorgeous and James loved it! He was pleasantly surprised at the style of the dress as he like me, thought I would have got a simpler one but he loved it!

What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey?

Magical. Amazing and easy.

What is one thing you think you gained from having a ‘Love in Lockdown’ Wedding that you don’t think you’d have appreciated had it happened on your planned date?

Having to postpone our wedding three times, definitely made me appreciate the whole day and experience even more. It was so so lovely to be able to have all of our friends and family there after so long of not being able to see everyone! Even though the wedding was not on the date which we had originally planned, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world, it was perfect.


Tell us about your chosen suppliers and how they made your day perfect …

All of the suppliers which we chose were absolutely amazing and made the day what it was!

Hair and Make up- Mink Studios Make-up and Hair The girls were incredible and made the morning of the wedding so comfortable and relaxed. My hair and make up were beautiful and exactly how I envisaged. I could not recommend them more!

Flowers- C & C Floral Design. Catherine was absolutely amazing and my flowers were stunning! I changed my mind on a few things which must have been frustrating for her but she was incredible and supportive!

Photography- Unique Memories UK- Geoff and Andy were THE most amazing photographers and videographers!! I cannot recommend or shout about them enough! They went above and beyond to capture the most stunning photos of our day and I could not be more grateful towards them.

Tell us about your perfect accessories …

As my dress was so big and detailed, I decided on really simple accessories. I wore pearl drop earrings, a single pearl necklace and a lovely delicate silver bracelet that my mam gave me on the morning of the wedding!

If you could give one piece of advice for future Y.A.P brides about to embark on their bridal journey, what would it be?

 To enjoy every single moment and to not get too overwhelmed. The day is about you and your partner and celebrating the love you have for one another, sometimes you lose that focus and get too caught up on the little details like table settings when really, it is about you and them!


Emma thank you so much for sharing your bridal journey and letting us be a part of it. We wish your both a lifetime of love and happiness.


You Are Precious always xoxo