Rebecca and Ben

Our Brides

Rebecca and Ben

Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…

My husband and I met at a local Church in Newcastle 5 years ago, where we were friends first and then started dating in 2018. He first asked me to go for coffee, and that one coffee date quickly turned into long walks along the beach. Fast forward 2 years and 7 months later, and here we are as husband and wife!

How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?

I was so excited but also nervous before going to my first appointment! Y.A.P was the first bridal studio I had been to (ever). I took my Mum and childhood best friend with me to help me find my ‘yes’ dress

Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?

I knew I wanted to go for a fitted dress, and I had imagined a full lace, backless gown, and thin spaghetti straps with a long train. Like many brides these days, my Pinterest board was full of all the styles of dresses I thought I would fall in love with, but a good friend of mine once said to me ‘you’ll probably end up coming out with a dress the total opposite of what you expected you would go for’…and she was so right!

Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received along your bridal journey…

Right from when I booked my first appointment, I felt like I was in such safe hands. I remember sit-ting with Heather (my personal stylist) as she took notes of everything I was looking for in my precious gown; totally stunned at how well she captured my vision. Being a COVID bride, I couldn’t have felt any more supported throughout the entire lead up to our wedding from the lovely girls at Y.A.P. It felt like talking to a friend, and that’s exactly what I needed to help me through the uncertainty of how our wedding would pan out.

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

My gown was Josie, by Rebecca Ingram. I saw it hanging up in the rails in the studio as the pearlescent material caught my eye. The off the shoulder sleeves and covered buttons all the way down the back of the dress onto the huge train was just a dream. I knew when I put it on, this was the dress that I was going to marry Ben in. When I showed my Mum and bestie they cried, I knew in that moment that was it the ‘one’! I came back to Y.A.P a month later after taking a step back to digest that I had found my dream dress – as soon as I tried her on one more time I was saying ‘yes to the dress’!

How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?

I was so comfortable all day, and I felt like me, which is super important. When Ben and I had a quiet moment together at the wedding, I asked him what he thought of the dress and if it was what he expected. His response was ‘It was the total opposite of what I was expecting, but when I saw you in it, I knew it was just right’. For me, that was exactly what I was going for.

What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal experience?

Personal. Friendly. Special.

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