Matt and I met on a night out celebrating a mutual friends birthday….he wasn’t actually supposed to be going out but had a last minute change of heart!
Heading in to Y.A.P I was feeling pretty nervous – I’d been to a few different boutiques beforehand and was feeling underwhelmed and confused by my previous experiences.
WOW! Everything about the boutique is extra special – the reception room is gorgeous and has a stunning view, the staff so welcoming and happy, the story behind boutique is heart warming…even the scent of the boutique is unreal!!
I was really torn between two styles – one which I had always imagined myself wearing – fitted, lace, fishtail….and the other based on a photo I’d seen when I first started googling dresses (the day I got engaged!) which was more floaty and romantic.
The consultation with Heather made me realise it was OK to not have one set idea on what I was looking for, and that being torn between two styles did not have to be a problem.
Heather was the perfect bridal stylist – she listened to my likes and dislikes, didn’t make me feel pressured in to liking a dress that I wasn’t particularly feeling – she had me at ease during the whole experience. Although Heather was my stylist, Jo, Danni, Sam and Louise all popped through at some stage during my visits and made me feel extra special too.
I was deliberating between two dresses which were completely different styles. I made a decision and thought I had decided on ‘The One’ for me - with a floaty/ romantic number….but after my appointment I did have a doubt in my head as to whether the style was truly me - when I revisited Y.A.P I was just as taken care of by the team in the quest for my ‘Real One’. We went back to basics, and although I was looking to order the dress that I was initially undecided on, but didn’t choose in the first place - I tried on various other dresses in all different styles to make sure I was 100% happy. I did end up going for the dress I was originally deliberating on….and feeling that I was truly happy and content with my choice was amazing!!
So so happy to be part of the Y.A.P family – I knew from my first visit that I’d get my dress from this boutique no matter what!! From walking through the door for the first time, to the deliberating on whether to change dress style, to our actual wedding day when Jo came to dress me I couldn’t fault a single thing.
Shoes: Carvella · Veil: Y.A.P · Earrings: Swarovski
Newton Hall – our only hope for the day was that we had everybody we loved in one room, having as good a day as us.
There was no set colour scheme, but the bridesmaids were in navy, as were the groomsmen. My flowers were kept neutral with lots of foliage and cream.
The best version of myself – confident, comfortable – a real bride!!