Emma and Jamie
Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
Jamie and I always seemed to cross paths over the years, we went to the same school, worked at the same place and he worked at the gym I used to go to – but we never actually spoke to each other! Now I look back it seems like fate always tried to push us together, but it wasn’t until a mutual friend set us up that we starting talking. Before I knew it I had moved into his, we got a dog, a house, got engaged, and then 2 years and 8 months after we first started talking we got married! When they say ‘you know, you know’ and I definitely knew when I met Jamie that he was the one.
How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?
I was excited to try gowns on, however before going to my appointment at Y.A.P bridal I first had an appointment elsewhere earlier in the day which unfortunately didn’t really feel like the ‘wedding dress experience’ I had imagined having. I came away feeling a bit deflated that I hadn’t found ‘the dress’, and was debating on settling for a gown I tried on there which I was unsure about. I didn’t think I’d get the feeling of finding ‘the one’ at that point, I was just enjoying trying lots of beautiful dresses on!
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
With my dress I knew I definitely wanted something with lace and that had a bit of a ‘boho’ vibe to it. In the past I was always convinced I wanted a bit of a ‘princessy’ dress, so I had been trying on these styles previously, as well as trying on more fitted dresses too. I was open to trying on different shapes/styles as I wasn’t 100% sure on what would suit me, so I definitely felt like I needed a bit of guidance!
Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received along your bridal journey…
I had a completely different experience to my previous bridal appointment the second I walked into Y.A.P. It was such a stunning boutique and I felt so welcomed the moment I sat down with Brogan (my stylist). She asked me few questions about my style and budget, and I felt so at ease throughout my consultation. I tried on a few different dresses but nothing seemed quite right, Brogan listened to what I was and wasn’t liking and from this she ended up finding my dream dress! One thing I loved about Y.A.P was how all the girls who work there really got involved too, they gave me their genuine honest opinions, and they were all so happy for me when I found my dress.
How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
You always hear of people that when they find their dream dress the get emotional; I was convinced I’d never be that person. But when I found ‘the one’… as soon as I put it on I started welling up a bit! In that moment I knew it was THE dress, and when my mum and sisters saw me in it they started crying too, and that confirmed it even more for me. I felt so special and it felt like a combination of the styles of dresses I had been trying on, so knew it was perfect!
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
I felt incredible wearing my dress on our wedding day, it was exactly what I had imagined and I couldn’t wait for Jamie to see me in it. When I got to the end of the aisle and Jamie said to me with tears in his eyes, ‘You look unreal’ I can’t even describe how incredible it felt that everything had come together so perfectly!
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal experience?
Magical, personal, amazing!