But it doesn’t match my Pinterest board…

Where I run my wedding photography business from in Staffordshire, I’m lucky enough to live five minutes from the beautiful town of Eccleshall. On the high street is where you will find the luxury bridal boutique, Iris and Bells.

Jo who runs the boutique offers a personal, appointment only service where finding your perfect dress is part of a exciting yet relaxing experience. You will find designers including EnzoaniJesus Peiro and Sarah Willard.

I first met Jo about a year ago and although I didn’t get round to drinking the cup of tea she made me, she did make me one and that goes a long way in my book! Having visited Iris and Bells I know that if you are looking for a wedding dress, this place should be one of the first on your list.

I asked her to write me a guest blog, here it is…

How to get ideas for your wedding dress has massively changed over the past few years. When I got engaged the first thing I did was visit the newsagents and got every wedding magazine on the shelf! Great on the coffee table but today there is so much more to search through for ideas on finding the one.

Whether you have a pinterest board (that let’s be honest may have been around a little longer than your engagement ring!), social media streams full of wedding dress designers and boutiques or a good old fashioned scrap book, the majority of brides do have an idea of the style of dress  they want for their big day.

So now its time to get trying on dresses and you try the style you think you are going to love….and guess what- it’s not the one!  All those boards, images  and hours of trawling through social media are redundant!…or so you think. You are not the first bride this has happened to- don’t panic!

From the moment you walk into the boutique we are looking at you (not in an odd way) but your style, your shape and as you try on different dresses we are listening to you, what you like, what you don’t and also your body language when you are in the dresses. It may be that certain aspects of the dresses you have ‘pinned’ will be in your final dress, the lace bodice, the neckline, the fabric of the skirt.

You are not alone in this amazing journey, we are here to help, give advice and ideas and help you find your bridal style and hopefully your dream dress.

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