We love nothing more than receiving our brides photos from their big day, seeing them look stunning in the perfect dress that we were able to help them find.
Bride: @bethwhatman Dress - Danielle by @nievecouture
Photographer - @ashleighbrittenphotography
Rings - @bespokeweddingrings
Flowers - @flowercraftworkshop_
Beth had been in touch with us for a while on Instagram, being a local bride she had been following us and the set-up of the boutique. Armed with a list of dresses that she had her eye on for a good few months, she came to us at the end of the summer in 2020. It was lovely to finally meet her properly, after having chatted so much over Insta. We had the privilege of helping Beth find her wedding dress, shoes and rings, so we thought rather than us tell you about her big day and the journey with us, why not get it directly from the bride herself. So we sent a couple of questions her way…
Why did you choose to come to Vicki’s Bridal Boutique?
I chose to come to you for my dress because I wanted to keep as much local as I could. I had been following your Instagram (@vickisbride) for a while and saw beautiful dresses and thought I would give you a go first!
What surprised you most about wedding dress shopping?
How many different styles of dresses you had and how the dress I had in mind before coming was completely different to the one I chose. All thanks to you suggesting my Mum and Made of Honour pick a dress they liked for me too… I chose my Mum's favourite.
How did you know it was the one?
I loved the detail and I felt it suited my figure. I could picture myself in it at our venue and it fitted in with our boho meadow theme perfectly. Not only that, but I also needed something that would be practical for when my children wanted picking up/feeding.
Beth went for Danielle by Nieve Couture, teamed with the super comfy Oakley trainer. She also finished her look off with a gorgeous flower crown created by local Tenterden florist Flower Craft.
Best bit about your day?
There were two best bits for me… I’m sure all brides say this, but walking in and seeing my husband to be with our son. The barn looked beautiful and just how I had imagined.
Secondly, when my Mum took the boys home to bed!! Haha! I could let my hair down and dance all night to our brilliant band and DJ with my best friends.
What words of advice do you have for Brides-to-be before choosing their dress?
Be open-minded and try different styles because there might be a dress you would never have considered that turns out to be the one.
We were so pleased we were able to help Beth, a fellow local business owner, find her wedding dress. You can now find Beth at Rockits Sensory for your little ones down the ally behind the boutique.