Getting To Know Alexandra Anne Bridal Boutique
For those of you just starting out on that all important wedding dress hunt, it’s crucial to find boutiques who really care about you and your journey to finding ‘the one’. The passion and dedication Alexandra Anne shows to her craft is amazing and we love working with her. Take it from us, her boutique is utterly gorgeous and we know you won’t be disappointed if you pay her a visit… here we put her in the hot seat…
Ally, how long has Alexandra Anne been open for now?
Over three years now – although having dreamt about it for over 10 years it seems like we’ve been doing it forever! Living the dream as they say…
How would you describe the ‘Alexandra Anne’ experience?
First and foremost, fun! Personally, we think it’s important to get the right balance between a luxurious experience and one that you feel you can just ‘be you’, relax and enjoy. This normally begins with some refreshments – there are always plenty of Jammie Dodgers & bottomless cups of tea here to keep the energy levels up! Our two hour appointments allow time for brides to really indulge in the dress buying experience. It’s such a special and exciting time that shouldn’t be rushed. We are not waiting to roll our eyes at the first sight of your finest and trusty grey underwear! With a luxuriously spacious, comfortable and private changing room all to yourself, you feel calm in the knowledge that we deal with any body worries discreetly. There are no limits to what can be achieved – let your creative bridal imagination run wild – we love it!
What can brides expect when they come and see you for an appointment?
Diversity. We pride ourselves on having a contemporary and eclectic collection here at Alexandra Anne, but if that isn’t to your taste there is a beautiful and equally extensive selection of more romantic and classic styles too. You can rely on adding that little extra twist though, we do love a creative curveball! We source exquisite little handmade extras from all over the world so you can accessorise until your heart is content.
Whereabouts are you?
We are very fortunate to be hidden away in a beautiful barn on the Chatsworth Country Estate in Derbyshire. The views are just incredible here with all the fresh hair and time out a bride could want! That and a cheeky slice of cake from the farm shop just over the road…
Which designers do you stock?
We can’t tell you how in love we are with our designers at the moment, the collections are just getting more and more amazing! Without a doubt the ‘Jesus Peiro‘ collection has something everyone will love and designs that just have that wonderful twist on tradition. We also stock ‘Charlie Brear‘, a design goddess in our minds – one for the super creative, separates loving bride. ‘Rembo Styling‘ is one of our absolute favourites with their boho, relaxed vibes and contemporary lace work. To top it off we have the stunning ‘San Patrick‘ gowns alongside the truly glamorous ‘Eliza Jane Howell‘ who is now a finalist for the 2017 Best British Bridalwear Designer in the Bridal Awards. So much to enjoy!
What do you love most about working in the bridal industry?
Where do we start?! In general I just love being totally absorbed in this creative industry. There are so many wonderful and clever people conceiving all kinds of amazing ideas for couples. To be swept up in dresses designed by people I have admired for years is just a pure pleasure. Seeing all the smiles and confidence this gives to our brides and their families is honestly priceless.
To get in touch;
Visit Alexandra Anne Bridal Boutique or call 01246 582925.