Maryam and Tom
Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…
Tom and I met on a dating app. With us both working as doctors in different hospitals and in
different specialities our paths would never have crossed. Our first date was at Lumley Castle and we
were the last ones to leave the restaurant chatting the evening away without even noticing that
everyone else had left! When they say ‘you know, you know’ and I definitely knew when I met Tom
that he could be the one.
How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?
I was both excited and nervous as I just didn’t know what to expect. I had been looking on pinterest
and the internet beforehand so had a vague idea of what I wanted. I had never tried a wedding dress
on in my life and honestly didn’t think I would find my dress during my first appointment.
Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?
Yes, I wanted something simplistic, figure hugging and a dress that would be a timeless classic.
Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received along your bridal journey
Ruth was my bridal consultant and was amazing from the onset. I was asked how I wanted to feel on
the day and that was the first time that I imagined myself walking down the aisle and seeing Tom. I
wanted to feel special but also myself. Ruth then brought out a few dresses to start trying on, I felt
that she understood what I was after and it was the second dress that I fell in love with. I felt that I
was part of something beautiful. The service I received was outstanding, I really couldn’t fault a
How did you feel when you found your dream gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?
As soon as I put the dress on I knew that it was very me and I could see myself walking down the
aisle with it. The reactions from my mum and cousin confirmed exactly what I felt. Every dress that I
tried on after that I just kept comparing it to that one dress and nothing came close and that
confirmed it for me. When I went back to try it on again I couldn’t stop smiling as I just knew that
was my dress
How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?
I felt amazing, confident and me throughout the whole day. I loved how my dress made me
What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal Journey?
Unforgettable, special, magical