So first up in the Spotlight series is our newest addition to Vicki’s family…Ellis Bridals. When setting up our boutique, Ellis Bridals was actually the first designer we came across, and we instantly fell in love with the dresses and their history.
The Ada Dress - in honour of Ada Ellis - https://ellisbridals.co.uk/
Ellis is quintessentially British, founded over 100 years ago by Ada Ellis and is currently in its 4th generation, with Ada’s great-grandson James Ellis at the reins.
Ada honed her talent creating dresses for the wealthy ladies of London but it was on her own wedding day in January 1910 when the very first Ellis dress took centre stage. From that day, Ellis Bridals was born, with the demand for one of her elegant designs growing fast. Cementing Ellis’s place in the forefront of British Bridal. In the 1960’s Ada opened her central London Atelier, and are still London based now. The history and story of Ada Ellis hold so many parallels to the life of our grandma Vicki, who our boutique is named after, which really struck a chord with us.
Even now, when we meet the Ellis team in their London studio, you feel the sense of family and the fact that the ‘family bond is what has kept the heart of Ellis in London’. We love the fact that the passion of Ellis Bridals doesn’t just come from James Ellis but every member of their team, every stockist and every bride that wears Ellis.
And as Ellis Bridals enters a new era we can see the designs move on offering a modern twist of the classic Ellis style we know and love. Delivering each of their brides the unique and stylish look they deserve. I will end this Spotlight with a quote from James Ellis which will hopefully sum-up the essence of Ellis Bridals
‘Ellis has dressed thousands of Brides over the last 109 years, the happiness this has gifted these women is what drives my passion.’ James Ellis.
If you think Ellis Bridals is the designer for you, view our entire Ellis Collection in our boutique in Tenterden, Kent or here