As well as our Real Brides page #FRIDAYFEATURE is a new series of blog posts where we share our brides’ stories in more detail.  Here they review their dress and shopping experience with us, and share their gorgeous photos for tonnes of bridal inspiration.


Laura had given up hope of finding ‘the one’ until she came to us and found the perfect dress to marry Dan in at their July 2019 wedding.

Q1: Which designer or style did you go for and what was the main reason for it being your winner?

Galatea, from Willowby by Watters

Q2 : How did you feel in your outfit on the big day?

I felt amazing on my wedding day. I loved the dress, the style & how it fitted me. The alterations were perfect & I felt more amazing & special than I had thought was possible.

Q3 : How many dresses did you try on before you found ‘the one’?

Too many to say – about 9 shops & countless dresses. By the time I got to you I’d given up on finding an amazing dress & was just aiming for feeling ‘good enough’.

Q4 : What did you enjoy most about your experience at The Ivory Secret?

The Ivory Secret has a calmness & a level of sophistication in both the approach and the collections that are offered. How comfortable I was helped to feel, the patience shown & the choice available really stands out to me. With the option of custom-made & the collections it must be almost impossible not to leave finding a dress that is utterly amazing. I really enjoyed my appointments there, they were fun, friendly, helpful & pressure-free.

Q5 : Do you have any other thoughts or feedback about your experience ?

I can’t thank you enough for all your help and patience. I’d been to about nine shops and had completely given up on the idea of finding a dream dress. Nothing was too much trouble for Eleanor. The shop and dress selection are absolutely stunning and the changes to my dress were perfect.

Q6 : Do you have any wedding suppliers you would recommend to other brides-to-be?

Alex Toze wedding photographer- the most amazing photos, fitted into our day perfectly and put everyone at ease, guests were commenting on how lovely he was.

Katherine at The Oak Barn – so lovely throughout the whole process, really friendly & was so helpful with recommendations whilst we were planning. The Oak Barn is such an amazing venue & is maintained to a 5* standard

M.Welsh Catering – the food was gorgeous and really nicely presented, Mike & Leanne were so lovely – chilled but incredibly organised & professional. We’ve had so many comments on the food.

If you are an Ivory Secret bride and you’d like to appear in our Friday Feature, just drop us an email to


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