Jade and Shaun
Tell us how you and Shaun met – Your ‘love story’…
We used to chat on MSN when we were teenagers.. one night we started talking and from then we spoke every night for 3 years! We then decided to meet up and Shaun made the long coach ride from Swindon to Blyth! With living in different parts of the country we were long distance for a year until Shaun moved to the North East for university. During that time we got engaged while on holiday in Spain and then when Shaun finished uni I moved to Swindon and bought our own house. We’ve been together 10 years next year!
Tell us how you felt before your first appointment to try on gowns –
After visiting one bridal shop before my visit to YAP, I was excited to try another in the hope of finding my dream dress. I didn’t have any luck at the previous shop so was worried I’d not find anything I liked but I was excited to continue my search.
On arriving at Y.A.P Bridal Boutique what were your initial thoughts –
The first thing I noticed about YAP is the gorgeous smell when you first walk in! It became a familiar and exciting smell when I went back to the boutique for my first try on, first fitting and to pick my dress up. The ladies were so welcoming, friendly and I felt right at ease. Plus the boutique is absolutely beautiful.
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it-
I always thought I wanted a long sleeved dress and after trying one on at a previous boutique I realised it wasn’t for me. I did know I wanted an A-line type bottom though. I was excited to try different dresses to see which suited best.
How did your consultation during your appointment help to find the perfect dress for you?
I enjoyed the consultation, it was something I hadn’t experienced before. I was asked what I visioned my day being, budget and style. It was a nice way to get to know my stylist too.
Tell us about your bridal stylist and the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received –
My bridal stylist was Heather and she put my at ease right away, she was smiley, friendly and helpful. She spoke about the styles I liked and she helped me pick out a few to try. It was actually her and my Mam who suggested the dress which became the one!
How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’-
My dress was the 9th dress I had tried on and I felt amazing in it but I also had one more to try on from the ones I’d picked out. I tried number 10 on and took it straight off to put number 9 back on again. I just knew it was the one, I hadn’t felt like I felt with the others and I could see myself wearing it on the day. Plus my Mam cried too which is a good sign!
Talk to us about your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey…
From the moment I stepped into the boutique I felt good vibes and knew I wanted to find my dress there. The ladies are so lovely and I knew I’d be well looked after there. Their service is brilliant and the boutique is gorgeous. I was kept up to date throughout and am so happy I got to be a YAP bride.
Find out all about Jade and Shaun’s Sunny weekday wedding at the glorious Newton Hall…