Finally what seemed like a decade I found the one, after 15 bridal shops, one wedding show one purchased eBay dress and trying on at least 50 different dresses I found the one! After what felt like real torture in the end I decided to go a book a few appointments all by myself with some local stores which I haven’t visited yet so my first appointment took me to Beaconsfield a little village near where I live to a shop called Pure Couture the lady on the phone whom I arranged the appointment with and told her about the urgency and limited timespan couldn’t have been nicer and more reassuring I really wished I known about this shop at the start of my wedding dress search!
Pure Couture is a nice welcoming and charming little bridal shop in the heart of Beaconsfield. Before you even set foot into the shop the huge window display gives you a very warm feeling:
I was greeted by the lovely Libby whom I spoken to the day before to arrange a appointment! She showed me a list of dresses who are a possible yes to be ordered in for me in short notice. After all I only got 4 month until I fly to Germany to sort the last bits out for our big day.
Talk about being organised! Most of the other shops I have visited in the last few weeks have told me that I am far too late to even consider ordering new and I need to look in their sample and off the rail sale collection which is nearly impossible when you are a wedding dress size 18 and barely all the sizes are a sample size 10 or 12. But not Libby, she done her homework and showed me all the dresses I can choose from to try on and then left me to browse through the rest of the dresses. I took 4 dresses with me into the changing room and just before we got started she told me that she has one of the dresses in a size 18 so off she went to fetch it for me! Faith???
The first 2 dresses didn’t flatter my figure due to a long bodice or half a fishtail which I just can’t pull off after having 2 babies. Then I tried on the 3rd Dress (in my size) so she could do up the lace on the back for me.And there it was, that WOW feeling you get when you know you found the one! It might sound silly but I didn’t think I would get that feeling, with such short time to play with and nearly settling for 2. best (which wasn’t even second best looking back on it!) I was praying for a miracle.
Now I obviously cant show you a picture of it but I can say this. It has just the right floaty feel to it, it’s sparkly but not too sparkly and its from the amazing Designer Stella York. It is the complete opposite of my ivory lace dream dress I thought I wanted!
Somehow I don’t do things the simple way so there will be alterations done to remove the train and shorten it to the length of my shoes as well as adding some capped sleeves and something for the bare back with the same material and lace and beading then in the dress. I cannot wait to go back to the store start of April to get started on the design for the capped sleeves.
Pure Couture are not only a fantastic Bridal Store they also have their very own team of in house seamstresses whom I cannot wait to magic me some amazing detail onto the dress! So if you are in need of a wedding dress head and happened to live in Buckinghamshire or Berkshire don’t hesitate to ring up Pure Couture and arrange a appointment with their brilliant team.
Another thing what I loved about the brilliant Customer Service was that I never had the feeling that I am urged to buy a dress straight away (and believe me I had the total opposite happen to me) Libby told me the dress has to be right for me and the most important thing is that I feel like a million dollar.
Just after I had my WOW moment in the dress I heard a knock on one of their shop windows, a elderly lady who was passing by the shop and seeing me in the dress gave me the thumbs up and a massive smile, how adorable is that???
So no more wedding dress related post for me for a while I well and truly ticked this box!!
I cannot wait to show you all my finished dress after my big day! Only 126 days to go!!