As most of you will probably know (we have been going on about it for WEEKS now!), we held our highly anticipated Bridal Showcase Evening here at Dreamcatcher on Thursday. And what a night it was! It was as successful as we had hoped for and we all had a fabulous evening meeting lots of prospective brides and their guests, along with some of our most favourite industry experts. We were very pleased to welcome photographer James Jebson to our beautiful shop, who came along with his camera in tow and captured the evening for us to share with you!
We had spent the afternoon busily preparing the shop for the evening, ensuring all of our gowns were perfectly prepared and ready to show off. Here we are all ready to welcome our guests!
Meet the team!
From left to right, Charlotte, Georgina and Gill, Angela and our fabulous seamstress Helen.
Not forgetting our very own Bride to Be Heather, who’s due to be married next year (we can’t wait to see what dress she decides on – she is spoilt for choice!).
We were so pleased to welcome some of our favourite suppliers, who are all just fantastic at what they do! Jane and Jason came along from Flower Design, bringing along a simply divine display for our window along with some sample wedding bouquets and buttonholes. We loved all of them and couldn’t pick a favourite. Jane and Jason were on hand to answer questions throughout the evening and their beautiful blooms certainly got lots of attention!
Hair and Make-up is an important part of creating your overall ‘look’ for your big day. It is something we often get asked about particularly when brides are choosing veils and accessories, so we thought it would be nice to bring in the experts for the evening. We welcomed head stylists Sam and Ali from Flossy and Leigh Bridal Hair and Makeup Company, who were on hand to chat to brides, touch up our already gorgeous models and provide demonstrations and advice on hair and makeup.
From Celebration Cakes we welcomed the lovely Andrea, who was in attendance with some of her stunning looking cakes and some very very scrummy bite size samples (well we had to test them of course!).
We can’t forget to mention wedding singer extraordinaire, the superb Mr Paul Guard! He provided our guests with entertainment for the evening, singing a selection of swing songs from his extensive repertoire.
A special thank you again to photographer James Jebson, who captured the evening so perfectly and has allowed us to use his photos on our blog, facebook and websites. He is very talented and very lovely, managing to effortlessly put you at ease and capture images you can treasure for a lifetime.
We had a fabulous evening showcasing our new collections and we couldn’t have done it so well if it wasn’t for our models. A special thank you goes to Kim, Katy, Stacey and Harriet from Angels Elite, they showed our gowns off beautifully and worked very hard throughout the evening. We are sure you will agree they look beautiful!
We would like to thank everyone that attended the Showcase, it was a huge success and it was such a treat to spend the evening with so many lovely guests and suppliers. If you attended and want to make an appointment to try on any of the gowns you saw on Thursday please call us in the shop on 01772 515090, we can’t wait to see you again and help you find the perfect dress at Dreamcatcher!
Gill, Georgina, Angela, Charlotte, Heather and Helen x