There are many Bridal Boutiques in Newcastle, which can sometimes leave 'brides to be' feeling a bit overwhelmed. To make it easier, we've selected 2 of the best shops and provided detailed information about what each has to offer in terms of gowns, accessories and bridesmaid dresses. A Grand Day & Leigh Hetherington Bridal Wear have many stunning designer dresses and matching accessories, you probably won't need to look any further.
A Grand Day
Nobody knows what the perfect wedding involves better than women who have been brides themselves and at A Grand Day each staff member has formerly been a blushing bride. Run by Frances Lastoria whose background is filming and production expertise, her creative instincts and ingenious foresight really helps frantic brides fulfil and realise their wedding day expectations.
Lastoria contains an apt sixth sense that ensures that she get on the level of any bride. Her elitist team continues to expand in capacity as an endless emergence of brides to be continue to flock to her stores. Having opened in 2002, A Grand Day boutique is an intimate experience that also enables a sense of scope and magnitude perhaps bolstered by Lastoria's history. The stampeding success of the boutique has seen branches open up in far flung shores with bridal gowns presently available in 5 different countries including America.
At A Grand Day, women are brides rather than clients and a deep seated understanding of what brides require is paramount. A Grand Day is familiar with the gamut of emotions that a bride may experience including exhaustion, anxiety, anticipation and jitters! As such their devoted team will help you to feel comfortable whilst you wax lyrical about the dream dress.
Boutiques that offer a splendid sweep of dresses are most promising as they give a bride the freedom to search for something sensational. Fortunately A Great Day delivers with stunning styles from the Casablanca Bridal Collection - now that's a name just dripping with decadence. Stylists include Alfred Angelo, Eden, Da Vince and other esteemed names at cut throat prices.
Each dress is expertly and exquisitely crafted to an unusually high standard and sold in store at an affordable price. Dress sizes run the gamut between sizes 4 to 24. If you decide to purchase your gown in-store you'll receive a discount on accessories you may purchase. Although they offer no alteration service, they are able to connect brides with their extensive list of reputable contacts and will also happily clean and pack gowns for safe storage post wedding day.
Bridesmaids & Flower Girl Dresses
Although the bride should be the scene stealer, bridesmaids and flower girls also need to be dressed accordingly. Dresses are ingeniously available in a plentiful myriad of colours and sizes in keeping with all themes and tastes and are crafted by Jordan and Alexia design. Parties can pop up without making an appointment to choose gorgeous garb for their wedding party.
At times, the accessories can eclipse the dress. There's such a plentiful bounty to choose between including rather remote options including guest books, cakes, candles and serving sets. Their catalogue showcases a grand total of over 1000 items and staff will gladly assist you with sourcing the appropriate items to illustrate your day.
Leigh Hetherington Bridal Wear
Initiated in early 2001 and strategically positioned in the very centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, this elegant bridal boutique houses endless striking designer wedding dresses and stocks and caters for all needs. Leigh's bridal collections are mapped all over the globe - you'll even find one of her stores in Egypt!
Wedding Dresses: Description
Leigh is highly renowned worldwide for her splendidly cut, modern renovations on classic dresses with a twist. Manufactured within the UK by Leigh personally, she also enlists the assistance of her skilled team of tailors.
Sourcing and utilising the very best exclusive materials including lace, all sample dresses evoke a feel of the 30s and 50s but packing a contemporary twist. Dresses are available in a multitude of fabrics, styles, colours, shapes and sizes. There is literally something for everyone here. Leigh is able to utilise varying materials including crepe, silk and organza on a range of dresses heavily influenced by the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Each dress is expertly and elegantly finished with intricate, delicate hand work.
Fitted Bodices, Full Skirts & Necklines
The majority of gowns come with a fitted bodice and full skirt which remains an ultra on-trend look. Many gowns also contain waistline pleats which serve to slim down the waist and concealed corsets to boost the brides bust if required.
Taking her lead from the 1950s, Leigh loves to incorporate button holes on hand made silk items that look real and flaunt a classic charm. Other nods to the 50s include strapless necklines, halter necks and slash necklines. One of our favourites is the Ava Gown which encompasses the allure of the 1930s and operates on a red carpet level of eye catching.
Leigh's mission station is to marry a sense of modern and traditional hence her preference for soft colours including gold, coffee, and taupe, pink and luscious red. Dresses can also be made in more classic colours such as white or ivory.
If you want to give your bridesmaids something to boast about Leigh Hetherington Bridal Wear offer a plethora of designs that will transform your collection of intimate female friends into beautiful bridesmaids. Hospitable on-site staff will help pair your party with looks they'll love.