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20th July 2019 at Charlton Hall

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

I met Andrew when I was 16 and we have been inseparable ever since… we love to travel together and make memories.

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

Nervous! Andrew had asked me over and over to get married and I always said no - 3 years ago I fell very poorly and spent 3 months in hospital. I woke up with an ileostomy bag, which means I have a constant bag on my side… that was when I decided I would never wear a wedding dress. But after visiting Y.A.P Bridal my mind was completely changed. I wanted to wear my wedding dress walking out of the shop and let everyone see me in it!

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

I thought I could never wear a fitted dress, I usually stick to things that hide my bag. But the Y.A.P team gave me the confidence to try on a fitted style of dress and at that point I knew this was the shape for me!

How did your consultation during your appointment help to find the perfect dress for you?

It made me feel totally at ease. I cannot describe how beautiful the team and experience made me feel.

Tell us about your bridal stylist and the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received …

The only way I can describe it is ‘a dream’. I felt special from start to finish and the Y.A.P team gave me the confidence boost I very much needed.

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

The tears of my bridesmaid and the look on my Mams face was enough to make me just know.

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

When I saw Andrews face I knew the dress was the right decision... (as if I had any doubt!)

Tell us about the perfect accessories

The Y.A.P team totally kitted me out. I had a beautiful veil with small diamantes, it was a real show stopper, I can’t bring myself to put it away. I added a belt and it just made my dress feel that little bit 'extra'. My shoes were AMAZING Louboutin’s which made me feel completely special. The final accessory for me was a little different... my friend made me a beautiful bag cover as my something blue.

Talk to us about the location and how you styled your day

We had our perfect day at Charlton hall. The venue is quirky and interesting and we instantly fell in love. We went for a luxe wedding style with lots of personal touches.

Any colour schemes/ themes for your big day?

We opted for a light blush with floral finishes.

Talk to us about your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey?

Supportive. Special. Dreamy. Y.A.P not only made me feel special, they treat my amazing bridal party equally special. My bridesmaid was going through breast cancer and was very nervous about what she would wear - but of course that didn’t faze the Y.A.P staff - they gave her real VIP treatment with a one to one appointment to ensure she felt comfortable. When she tried her ‘Motee Maid’ dress on we all cried, including the staff. She looked beyond beautiful and on the day I was a proud friend knowing what she had gone through and the dress went a long way in making her feel confident.

My maid of honour wore a beautiful fully beaded ‘Motee Maid’ gown. When trying on and getting measured the staff asked if she would be staying the same so we knew the best size to order, she aimed to lose weight so she downsized. On the day she was pregnant! We even got to share our day with a gender reveal. Her dress was just breath taking on her AND bump.

Thank you Alexa for letting us be a part of your incredible bridal journey! We have adored looking after you and your beautiful girls. We wish you and Andrew all the love and happiness in the world. You will forever be part of the Y.A.P family.

Love always,

Y.A.P xx