Gabrielle and Chris
Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
I truly wish we had a ‘love story’ but we actually knew of each other for 9 years before we actually took the plunge to say hi. We had mutual friends, and I am so glad we did otherwise I would never have been lucky enough to meet Chris. Chris was the brave one to ask me out on a date, and then the rest is history. From that moment I have never been happier.
How did you feel at your first appointment to try on gowns?
I utterly loved it! I attended my first appointment after having my baby girl only 11 weeks before hand. Being a new mum, I didn’t feel ‘beautiful’, I was tired, and feeling uncomfortable with my weight. However, the moment I went into Y.A.P I felt so at ease, I was complimented, and I truly felt like a princess. The girls did amazing at picking out several gowns to try on to compliment my figure, and after only having to try a small handful on, I knew that I had found ‘the one’.
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
I didn’t have a style, I just wanted to wear a gown that made my fiancé proud to be marrying me. The girls picked out several wildcards to which they were all perfect! I had no expectations as to what I wanted the gown to look like, all of them were just so beautiful.
Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received throughout your bridal journey
The team kept in touch along every step of the way. They offered for me to try my beautiful gown on every time I visited – even when just to collect it, (and they looked after my gown until I could arrange storage for it.) Also due to the pandemic, they very kindly sent me a ‘thinking of you’ card as they knew our wedding was postponed, and I found this so thoughtful as it really was the aftercare service that was so thoughtful at such a horrible time.
How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
When I came out of the fitting room and saw my Mums eyes start to fill up with tears, I just knew that was it. The girls complimented me, and told me their own genuinely thoughtful feelings, to which really made me feel like a million dollars! I got the princess reaction that every girl deserves.
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
Even though I only got to wear my dress in front of 11 guests, I felt like I was in front of thousands because I felt so special. The staff, family and registrar all complimented the dress, and so has everyone who has seen the photos. I wish I could wear it every day.
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal experiance?
Magical. Princess making. Unforgettable.