We asked owner and designer of My Little Wedding Shop, Jenny Bone, on dresses, shoes and what makes her brides feel special.....
My favourite style is the Chantilly, I just love the slightly vintage feel they have and they look incredible with coloured ribbon bows to match the brides colour scheme.
Comfort is the most important thing for the brides shoe. I have a lot of brides who expect they will be kicking off their heels at every opportunity to give their feet a rest, but once they have tried Harriet Wilde shoes they realise they can keep their shoes on all day. This is especially important with brides with full length dresses when the dress is hemmed to the heel height, they don't want to be tripping over their dress in the evening if they have changed to flat shoes. This year the Chantilly Low has been overwhelming the most popular shoe.
We work closely with our brides to ensure that their bridal look fits their own style and personality. We start the process together, looking at different silhouettes and styles of dress. Once the bride has found the silhouette they want, we then look at the details of the dress and accessories to ensure the bride feels like herself for her special day. Once again, comfort is really important to us here and a bride needs to feel comfortable in her dress, wether it is a corseted bodice, a full skirt or an unstructured dress, ensuring the style is right and the fit is perfect means that the bride can enjoy every part of her day.
Choosing the perfect shoe to match the dress is all part of the fun. A bride should have a reason to show off her shoes on her wedding day; our brides want excuses to wear their wedding shoes again and again!
At My little Wedding Shop, every dress is made to order here onsite. We have our own label of bridal wear “Jane & Edward’ Couture and we also offer a bespoke service where we work with the bride to create their perfect dress. Because of this we develop a relationship with our brides, each bride has multiple dress fittings where they can see their dress come to life and they can choose all their finishing touches. As one of our recent brides commented,
“I loved that (my dress) is so distinctive, so pretty and it feels like the dress the little girl inside me has been waiting to wear for all these years”.
In addition to the gowns, we specialise in British design bridal accessories too including Harriet Wilde shoes, Rosie Willett, Natasha Jane & HT Headwear tiaras and our own range of veils. We also work in collaboration with other local makers including Kate Slater lace, Sugar Butterfly silk flowers and Rachel Hyde tiaras and jewellery.
My little Wedding Shop Appointment hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Evening & Sunday appointments are available by prior appointment.