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Karen and Neil

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Karen and Neil

17th February 2016

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Tell us how you felt before your first appointment to try on gowns...

Very nervous! I did not know what to expect or if I would find any gowns I liked - never mind ‘the one’

On arriving at Y.A.P Bridal Boutique what were your initial thoughts...

Absolutely gorgeous! This was the third boutique I had visited and it outshone the others by a mile! Lovely relaxed atmosphere and the girls were very welcoming.

Your Style Ideas...

Before my very first appointment which was at another boutique, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted - which was a sweetheart neckline, a bit of bling on the bodice, corset fastening and princess style, but not too big. After trying on quite a few gowns I realised that I actually had no idea and fell in love with a completely different style of dress! I ended up loving lace and no longer liked sweetheart neckline, but still could not find the one so went on to Y.A.P to find it!

Your Consultation to Finding the One...

This was great as I explained to Danni about my experiences at other boutiques and the styles of dresses that I had tried on, so she knew exactly what I was looking for. I had initially spoken to Jo on the phone about another gown which she was happy to order in for me, but thought I needed to come into the boutique to have a look first and I am so pleased I did. On the day of my appointment I knew I was not going home without a gown and I was in very good hands!

Tell us about your bridal stylist and the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received...

I have known Jo for a number of years after working with her when I was just 16 years old! I didn't realise she was the owner of Y.A.P until after I made my appointment, so this was a lovely surprise. I was looked after by Danni, she is fabulous and makes you feel completely relaxed and at home when you are in the boutique. The service I received was again fabulous, everything about it was perfect.

How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’...

I felt like a complete emotional wreck! That’s how I knew it was the one, my Mam and sister in law were also in tears which made it a definite, I was so happy!!

Talk to us about your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey…

Well what can I say that I haven’t already said? The boutique, the team, the gowns and the service, absolutely everything was just amazing from start to finish. I was quite sad when I picked up my gown the day before my wedding as I knew it was the last time I’d be there for me!

Tell us more about your day...


I bought a gorgeous head band from Y.A.P which the lovely Anne altered onto a comb for me, as it suited my hairstyle better. I wore my bargain silver stiletto sandals from New Look for the ceremony and wedding breakfast then my slippers for the evening reception as my feet were killing!


 I felt like a million dollars! Jo was there to dress me on the day which was another very emotional experience, I was so happy she was there.


Our venue was Newton Hall, an absolutely gorgeous venue and was everything I had hoped for when searching for the perfect backdrop. I wanted a small wedding with only close family and friends which is exactly what I had….it was perfect.


My bridesmaids were in 3 different pastel colours, baby blue, baby pink and peach. My theme was vintage / rustic.


My photographer was xooo photography - a husband and wife team who were brilliant and captured every moment without me even realising that they were there!

Coco Luminaire supplied giant K & N letters, they were centre stage for most of the day and looked amazing.

I used The Finishing Touch Company for the chair sashes and table runners, they also supplied step ladders to display my table plan and some small logs for one the tables to display my centre pieces which I made myself.


So much love and happy wishes to Karen & Neil - Thank you for sharing your bridal journey xxxx