Alex and Phil
Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
Phil and I met on a dating website and had our first date at a retro games exhibition. A few more dates quickly followed and then I flew off to Camp America to work for 2 months. With it still being early days we were not sure what would happen but after just a week in America we were talking everyday and planning Phils trip to meet me in NYC when I finished. Our 5th date was exploring New York together and we’ve been inseparable ever since.
How did you feel at your first appointment to try on gowns?
It was my first bridal appointment to try dresses on and the idea of trying on beautiful gowns made me so excited, but the idea of being the centre of attention made me nervous.
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
From searching online I realised I was drawn to more vintage styles of dresses with a sheath silhouette and champagne colours. I had already spotted a dress online and Y.A.P was the only shop that had it in stock so I booked an appointment as soon as possible!
Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received throughout your bridal journey
The service was amazing at Y.A.P. I felt relaxed the moment I walked in the door and I felt like I was talking to and shopping with my best friend. The girls at the boutique are the friendliest you’ll meet and they really go that extra mile.
How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
It was the dress I had spotted online and the first I tried on during my appointment. As soon as I slipped it on and saw the way it sparkled in the light I knew it was something special. The moment I realised it was ‘The One’ was when I tried the veil on with it. I wasn’t going to get a veil but my mam wanted to see one on me. The moment I looked in the mirror my tummy flipped and I knew I was looking at my dress. Showing my family I didn’t even realise I was crying till i was handed a box of tissues!
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
I felt like myself but with some added confidence. My gown was perfect for me, it matched my personal style and personality perfectly. Seeing Phils face as I walked down the aisle made me feel like the only person in the world. He loved the dress and told me all day how beautiful he thought I looked.
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A,P experience?
Unique, warm and exciting
If you could give one piece of advice for future Y.A.P brides about to embark on their bridal journey, what would it be?
Enjoy every moment of it! It’s cliche to say it goes by quickly but it does. Don’t forget to take a few minutes with your new spouse to celebrate the fact you just got married!