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Each month, we ask one of our beautiful Dress Dreams Brides to tell us all about their dress journey from start to finish. 

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Bride: Lizzie
Location: Mountains Country House, Kent
Dress:  Riki Dalal Noya Bridal, 1121

When my long suffering boyfriend popped the question I headed straight to Dress Dreams a week later. I had lived in a flat opposite the shop for about two years and walked past the shop daily. I was always stopping to admire the gorgeous dresses in the window. They were not like any bridal dresses I had seen before, such variety ranging from Boho Chic to Beautiful and Blingy. 

I created a scrap book of ideas and dress styles that I liked. One of the dresses in my scrap book was a lace, boho dress with sleeves by Riki Dalal which I had fallen in love with from the Dress Dreams Website. I knew that I wanted sleeves, as I have never felt confident showing them.

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Finding The Dress
I had been nervous before my appointment but Shereen and Helen were so friendly and helpful that I felt so relaxed and had such fun. I tried on 5 dresses, the last being the lush lace Riki Dalal dress. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one. That sounds so cheesy but it is so true. The dress was a two piece and had a beautiful long train. The skirt was full without being restrictive and would enable me to wear it on my horse before the ceremony. I also bought an additional short skirt so that when the party got going I could dance the night away without my train getting trodden on. 

On The Day
On the morning of the wedding I was so excited to put my dress. I have never felt very confident in the way I looked but on my wedding day I felt pretty, comfortable and confident. I did not wear a veil with my dress as I was going for a relaxed boho feel, instead my hair was styled by father-in -law and I wore a floral head piece made by my florist. Having my father-in-law do my hair felt so special. My bridesmaids wore blush pink multi-way dresses to complement the pink and orange tones of the flowers. 

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Walking down the aisle, I couldn't stop smiling and my eyes did not leave Sam's face. We were both smiling at other, I didn't notice any of the guests.  

At the end of the ceremony, it started to rain but this just enhanced the day and the pictures. It was perfect! 

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Ah, Lizzie it was our absolute pleasure to help you find your dream dress! Who couldn't love a wedding with not one but TWO horses, topped off with a couple of gorgeous dogs?! 

Anna Georgina Bridal

Anna Georgina Bridal is coming to Kent , UK!

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22nd June to 25th June 2018

Try some of the beautiful new designs from Anna Georgina‘s latest collection, along with the designer himself, Kobus Dippenaar!

Appointments with Kobus at our Sevenoaks Boutique are available on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. Please note appointments are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment and you could be getting your very own Anna Georgina Bridal Gown with bespoke changes made by the designer to suit your body and shape perfectly!

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Kobus Dippenaar

Known for high fashion couture, South African designer Kobus Dippenaar launched the Anna Georgina bridal range in 2012. One of South Africa’s most love and established fashion designers Kobus was best known for his couture evening and bridal gowns, until Anna Georgina.

What is a 'Sample Sale'?

Here's a question that we get asked a lot at Dress Dreams! 

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A sample sale is when a Bridal shop sells their sample dresses off the peg.  As we are continuously buying new dresses we have to sadly say goodbye to some of our old faithfuls to make space for new ones.

However, savvy brides can use this to their advantage and bag themselves a designer bridal gown for a fraction of the retail price. The dresses vary in size, shape and style, some will be current season, some are last seasons. 

Please see our Sale for sizes and prices. We only have one of each dress in stock, and sample dresses are first come first served. 

When buying a sample dress at sale price, you pay in full and take the dress away with you on the day.  
We always advise brides then when coming to a sample sale they are in a position to buy their wedding dress, and have already tried bridal gowns and have a good idea of what  they're looking for. 

Take a look at our Events page to see when we will be having our next Sample Sale at Dress Dreams in Kent. 

Passion Collection by Dando London

'Passion' defined as a strong feeling of Excitement and Romance

Christine Dando, the Creative Tour de Force behind Dando London, is Passionate about designing Bridal Gowns that Brides love and feel fabulous in.

The Dando London Passion Collection gives brides the look, style and comfort they seek. An edgy collection with deep necklines, low...low backs, sheer panels and the Signature Dando amazing lift and shape to the derriere.  Created in the finest fabrics and lined with a silken stretch lining for smoothness and hold -  figure forming gowns with style and comfort. The collection features exquisite lace and crepe gowns finished with the finest crystal and pearl embellishment. A sultry, stand out collection that is both contemporary and chic.   The names of the gowns conjuring visions of romance, desire and love.

Gowns from the Dando London Passion Collection .....Love, Vivacious, Desire, Devoted, Embrace, Obsessed, Lust and Desire can be seen by Brides on Season III of 'Say Yes to the Dress' UK. On air now every Friday on TLC at 9pm.

Will you "Say Yes To The Dress" at Dress Dreams? 

Book in for an appointment to see these stunning gowns. Arriving in February and the full collection will be here for a trunk show from March 16th-18th.

Riki Dalal Florence Collection Launch

Riki Dalal Haute Couture is pleased to announce the debut of her “Florence Collection.” Following on from her last season’s successful range, Dalal is back with an extraordinary collection that is the perfect treat for brides wanting to feel feminine and fabulous with a touch of Dalal’s edge.

Designed to cater for brides seeking superior fabrics, flattering silhouettes, and unmatchable embellishments, there is something for every bride’s personal style. In keeping with Dalal’s signature approach to bridal wear, she plays upon the use of many flowing materials, soft tulles and chiffons, and the use of a variety of neutral tones.

From conception to reality, each gown has been imagined and placed along the Italian hillsides. With the town of Florence as Dalal’s muse, the pursuit of romance was sought by placing an emphasis on the elaboration of a once effortless silhouette that has morphed into something distinctive and unforgettable. The stunning, yet simple scenery in Florence, transforms with the sparkling sunlight just as Dalal’s dresses. They begin with an impressive yet classic base, and morph into a remarkable work of art.

 

Much of the new collection allows brides to indulge in an array of garden fantasies using countless floral appliqués and embellishments with touches of coloured tones. Shimmering satin and luxurious laces are used to create texture and to add that must-have feeling of decadence and indulgence. In keeping with classic Italian style, Dalal’s gowns uphold an elegant effortlessness.

Riki says: “I wanted to make this collection as elaborate as ever so brides could continue to feel unstoppable on their wedding day.” Dalal has ensured that every woman has the chance to ooze the sultry glamour she is known for by offering a variety of silhouettes for every bride’s style.

Her personal favourites include “Valentina,” a dusty rose mermaid silhouette with beaded bodice, and “Naomi,” a stunning strapless fitted bodice with impeccable lace detail accents and flowing train.

Riki Dalal is best known for her luxury feminine designs with a modern fashion-forward twist. With use of astonishing fabrics and premium sewing and construction techniques, Riki has simply outdone herself and managed to compose a bridal collection unlike no other before.

The entire Florence collection is now at Dress Dreams so be sure to book your apppointment to view these stunning gowns.