Emily and Jack
Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
We originally met when I started a weekend job working at the golf club Jack played at when I was 15. After coming from a family of golfers I was adamant I wouldn’t go out with one but 8 years later with some persistence on Jacks behalf and a drunken night in our local pub; that all changed. We spoke every day since…
How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?
I was actually really nervous, I had no idea what to expect and I worried that my indecisiveness would make it hard to find what I thought was the ‘perfect dress.’ I’ve always been obsessed with wedding dress programs on TV so that was my only idea of what to expect.
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
I thought I knew what I wanted (a relaxed boho style) but soon as I saw all the dresses I was clueless and fell in love with them all! I was torn between full lace with lots of detail or something a little more simple. The only thing I did know was that I wanted straps as I’ve got quite a large chest and wanted to feel comfortable and supported.
How did your consultation during your appointment help to find the perfect dress for you?
Sam was amazing – she really listened to how I pictured the day and how I wanted to feel, rather than just diving straight in asking what type of dress I want. My mum and I were really touched by the story of Y.A.P as it related so much to how my grandparents passed away and it just felt like it was meant to be. It was the best start to my dress shopping experience.
Tell us about your bridal stylist and the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received …
Sam was incredible at helping me pick my dress from start to finish. She was the one who picked my dress – it was as if she just knew it was the right one. I tried on a few I liked on the hanger however they weren’t quite suiting me, Sam was very honest as well which I really appreciated. She gave options of straps on dresses I liked but were strapless so I felt like I had so many options. As soon as I tried ‘The one’ on I absolutely loved how it made me feel and didn’t feel any pressure to purchase it there and then. (However I didn’t want to try any more dresses on or leave the shop without it!)
On the day Jo (the Founder of Y.A.P) came out personally to dress me and my bridesmaids, this was one of the best decisions we made. My house was a bit chaotic on the morning of the wedding and it was so nice to just have my sister and Jo in the room when I put my dress on and enjoy that one calm moment in the day. Jo ensured everything was in the right place with no glitches and made me feel amazing in my dress, I can’t thank the girls enough for my ‘you are precious’ experience.
How did you feel when you found your precious gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
I’m very close to my mum so her opinion mattered massively to me, especially as she knew exactly how I wanted the day to feel. As I walked out in my dress ‘Ed Sheeran’ was playing, this was going to be Jack and I’s first dance song, and I could hear the sound of the beads on my long train along the floor – it all felt like it was meant to be. I knew I wanted a lace trim veil so as soon as I tried it on with the dress it worked perfectly and I didn’t want to take the dress off. My decision was made that much easier knowing my mum absolutely loved it too.
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
I felt so stunning, it fit me perfectly and I think it suited the style of day we wanted. As my sister said ‘I looked like a bohemian princess’ and that’s exactly how I felt.
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey?
Most perfect experience!