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Brides of Somerset is an exclusive bridal outlet owned and operated by Averil since 2002, firstly as a franchisee of The Wedding Box, and subsequently as Brides of Somerset for the last 11 years. Averil has stocked various brands e.g. Forever New, Enzoani, Morilee, and her own sourced designs in the past, however, she has now settled with the beautiful Maggie Sottero range and is concentrating on maximising the marketing of these gowns.
The intimate Brides of Somerset studio is located in Somerset West in a residential area with easy access and parking. Averil has a substantial supply of wedding accessories from veils and garters to head ware and jewellery available in the studio for matching with the gowns or individual purchases. Averil has an unmatched passion for what she does, and takes exceptional pride in being able to match a bride and her character, figure and personality to the correct gown for the big day. Averil does her own alterations to ensure that the necessary care and skill is used in altering a dress to suit the bride, and will also discuss and advise on alterations and modifications the bride may want. Click here to see more.
The dress was everything I imagined and the alterations were done perfectly. Averil was so sweet and wise and suggested things like a professional should make any bride loom perfect instead of just wanting the business. I would and have already recommended brides of Somerset’s to all my friends and followers who have asked about my dress. Gratia -Lizé Miller
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Undeniably the moment every bride has been waiting for! You might already have your perfect wedding dress designed in your head. You might have a Pinterest album crammed with wedding dresses you adore. You might have no idea what you want yet… not to worry.
Every bride has a style and of course, every bride has something to flaunt and perhaps some parts they’d rather conceal a little. A good design and fit is paramount! You will be in your dress all day, so it has to be comfortable to dance and move in. However, unlike every other day of your life it won’t be a comfort vs style battle. Have both!
Once you have picked your dress, make sure alterations have been taken into consideration with the time that there is left. You want it to be absolutely perfect. Complete your bridal ensemble with veil, shoes, jewelry and any other chosen accessories – follow your designer’s advice on what goes with the tones of your dress.
Here are some wedding dress trends to take into consideration when choosing your dream dress:
• The modern bride is edgy and has attitude. Take your personality into account when choosing your dress. Don’t reinvent yourself on your wedding day, rather be true to yourself.
• Blush is the new white.
• Ball gown? Think fluffy, weightless and whimsical.
• Winter wedding? Coat dresses, long sleeves and high necklaces have never been more beautiful.