Great I am getting married, but hang on a minute I am 40 and have 2 children – do I really want to go into a bridal shop and try on heavy and boring bridal gowns that all other brides are wearing? No I don’t! I want a gorgeous vintage gown that is unique to who I am. A special dress that I can wear again for special occasions. But where am I going to find this dress………….
I first met Jules 2 years ago – quite by accident. I googled ‘bridal design’ BOP and Jules name appeared. I instantly fell in love with her website and sent her an email enquiring as to whether she could make me a gown within my price range. Later that day Jules replied saying that yes she would be happy to design me my dream gown that was very much within my budget – and so the relationship began!
I met up Jules and shared with her my ideas that I had in mind for my gown. Jules had a comprehensive selection of fabric samples that I could choose from and she really took the time to listen to what I wanted. A week later Jules emailed me 3 detailed sketches and prices of 3 gowns that she had designed just for me, based on my ideas, fabric and most importantly my figure shape.
After meeting again with Jules I chose one of the designs and the work begun. The original design I chose was changed throughout the following months because we both kept coming up with little ideas that complimented the original design. The original design was a one shoulder vintage number and because I have a scar on my shoulder the neckline was altered to hide this. Nothing seems to faze Jules and she always is happy to go out of her way to make you happy.
All I can say about Jules is that she is truly amazing! Watching my gown come to life was exciting. Jules knowledge is extensive and her workmanship is faultless. I always felt safe and relaxed around her and she was able to add special touches to make my gown a truly wonderful ‘one off’ piece.
Two days before my big day I received a surprise package in the mail. Jules had made me a matching clutch bag for my gown so I could keep my lipstick close at hand. On my wedding day I receive a text from Jules wishing me all the happiness in the world – it is these special touches that make all the difference. You certainly would not get this kind of thoughtfulness and service from a bridal shop.
So to all other up and coming brides to be….I highly recommend you see Jules for your special wedding gown. My daughters are aged 8 and 10 and I am hoping that my girls will get to have the same wedding gown experience that I had through Jules. I will have immense pleasure in seeing them both in a gorgeous gown from an equally gorgeous woman.
So Jules, to you I say thank you for all you have done. You truly made my day.
- Jo Tassell