Fashion, In The Hotseat
Froufrou Bridal Boutique​: In The Hotseat
19.11.2012

Images by David Burke Photography

Are you looking for the perfect dress? Well i may have found the place for you to find the one. The Froufrou Bridal Boutique based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent is well worth a visit. Owned by the lovely Nicole and Helena, it looks totally divine. They stock some amazing designers. Including Sarah Seven, Stewart Parvin, Ivy & Aster and Belle & Bunty to name a few.

They also have some great events coming up soon:

 

“Froufrou Designer Weekends – Throughout the coming months we have some very exciting designer weekends taking place. For brides with a love of a particular designer, this is the perfect opportunity to get lost in their gorgeous gowns. Our beautiful boutique will become host to their entire 2013 collections. Alongside these designer showcases we will be giving a £200 discount on any gown purchased on the day. Booking early is advised to make the most of these fantastic opportunities x

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2012 – LUSAN MANDONGUS

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 2013 – CAROLINE CASTIGLIANO

Saturday 2nd February & 3rd Sunday 2013 – SANYUKTA SHRESTHA (Sanyukta herself will be here to personally guide you and offer styling advice on the dress of your dreams. If you haven’t already fallen in love with her stunning eco-friendly gowns be sure to check her out and book up an appointment as this is an event you won’t want to miss!)”

 

 

Now you have no excuse not to go. I think you would be in bridal heaven in this beautiful boutique, i only wish i had an excuse to visit :-)

 

{w} Hi Nicole, could you firstly tell {www} readers a little bit about you?

 

Helena and I are old school friends. We speak around 10 times a day and yet we still aren’t sick of each other! Having travelled through life’s ups and downs together it has definitely put us in good stead for a business partnership. Growing up we both loved anything to do with fashion, and although we have very different styles we generally agree on most things. We fell in love with bridal because it encompasses everything we love with the added bonus of dealing with beautiful dresses on a daily basis! What’s not to love, we help people achieve the look of their dreams knowing with our advice they are going to feel stunning on their big day. So to sum us up ….Helena loves cats, I love dogs, but we both really love cupcakes and dresses. The makings of a perfect partnership! x

 

{w} What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

We love seeing photos of our brides weddings, it makes us really proud to see the bride looking so radiant and happy knowing that we had just a little part of making the most important day of their life perfect for them. It is wonderful just how positive the job is, getting married is such an exciting part of peoples lives and everyone has their own story. We are privileged to be immersed in their excitement and enjoy their journey up until the big day! Saying all that it is actually too difficult to find anything we completely dislike about our job! How lucky we are :)

 

{w} How did you get into your business and into the wedding industry?

 

We both left school and went in different directions, Nicole to study graphic design at university, while I headed for London College of Fashion to study fashion styling. Our careers paths had given us a wealth of experience and wide range of skills in different areas from fashion photography and set design to hair, make-up and styling.

Prior to having children my last job was working in a Bridal Boutique, and that was that I had finally found a job that captured all the things I loved doing most! It was not hard to persuade Nicole that this was what we should do, and putting our skills together gave us a very strong foundation to base the business on. I don’t really know how we got to this point, everything else just seemed to snowball! We feel so very lucky to be the proud owners of a beautiful boutique, providing those brides looking for something a little more individual a touch of Froufrou!

 

{w} What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

We thrive to be the best boutique for our gorgeous brides, bringing them an impeccable level of service and an stunning hand selected collection of gowns. We want the experience to be something to remember and cherish. A relaxed, stress free time with friends and family.

We like to offer something a little bit different to your usual bridal boutique, we spend many an hour ensuring we offer outstanding dresses that you cannot find anywhere else.

 

 

{w} Could you tell us some information about your prices?

 

Our price range starts from £1400 to £3500. These prices include alterations, but please do get in touch if you have a smaller budget as we always have a beautiful selection of sample gowns available on sale.

 

{w} Do you have any tips for couples in selecting their wedding suppliers?

 

In our opinion word of mouth is key. There are so many suppliers competing for your custom, you really are spoilt for choice. To be sure you are getting a good service for a reasonable price I would always take up a recommendation from a valued friend. Then before you make any decisions you really should also meet them in person. Knowing you can be relaxed, speak honestly and feel comfortable with this person will ensure a much more successful result!

 

{w} How can we get in touch with you?

 

There are a number of ways to contact us. You can visit us online at www.froufroubride.co.uk or visit our Facebook page Froufrou Bridal Boutique.

Email: info@froufroubride.co.uk / Telephone: 01892 541381

 

We can’t wait to meet you and help to style your perfect bridal look x

Thanks so much to Nicole and Helena for letting us get to know all about them and their gorgeous boutique XOXO Lou

 

*Froufrou Bridal is a WWW sponsor

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