Bristol is one of the most fun, vibrant and historical cities in England. We have numerous Brides every year that choose Bristol and it’s many prestigious hotels and historical buildings as their location for their ceremony and reception. Below you will find a glimpse into the beautiful images that will stay in the memories of the brides and grooms, and their families, that chose Bristol to express their love and commitment to one another.
My bridesmaids organised my visit to Carina Baverstock boutique, so it was a total surprise and I had no expectations!
Carina pours so much energy into talking to the bride (and those with her) to really get a sense of the kind of dress that would suit you. I had a vague idea of what I was looking for but ended up choosing something completely different which Carina picked out for me – I knew it was ‘the one’ when I couldn’t stop smiling and really felt myself in it!
It’s a total luxury to have the whole boutique to yourself and the whole team work so hard to make it a wonderful, personal experience.
My final thank you must go to the amazing Sam, who was a ray of sunshine throughout the whole process. The fact she managed to finish my dress in time – even though she’d sustained a nasty burn to her hand just days before my final fitting – says it all!
Thank you to the whole team for making me feel magical on my wedding day, despite the many (many) challenges and compromises we had to make in other areas. I’d recommend you to anyone!
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help creating my dream dress. Sam – you are so talented, and your ability to create my bespoke dress with all its individuality continues to amaze me! I loved taking off the lace for the evening reception, and it really felt like I had two dresses out of it! I had countless comments about the dress.
I’ve attached a few photographs (some taken by friends, some by our photographer) for you to see. Unfortunately, somebody stood on my veil during the confetti line, resulting in a rather unglamorous yank from my hair… hence why Andrew is carrying the veil in some of the photographs! It all added to the fun..
I had a brilliant time being a Carina Baverstock Couture bride, Carina your honesty and professionalism are second to none, you really know your trade and I have every faith in the fact that you don’t let any bride walk out of your boutique looking bad. I already had the dress I ended up with in mind when I walked in, but I didn’t let on and you picked it out when I gave you my brief which just goes to show how good you are at your job! Lou was a pleasure to work with even though I might have been her easiest bride ever as I needed no adjustments to my Suzanne Nevill dress, just the bustle!
Chelsea wearing Geddes by Suzanne Neville
From my first meeting with Carina to my fittings with Sam you all completely understood my style and how I wanted to look. Most people often struggle with the fact that I didn’t want fuss and at no point did any of you try to push that on me. You just ‘got’ my vision and helped me choose my beautiful Suzanne Neville ‘Geddes’ dress.
I appreciate that I was pretty nervous every time we met (no reflection on you) but on the day I left with my dress I couldn’t have been any happier and I felt amazing.
I received so many compliments on the day of how beautiful the dress was and how it was 100% me, which was exactly what I wanted!
Thank you doesn’t really seem enough but thank you so much for everything!
Jessica wearing Monet by Suzanne Neville
Whilst I may at times have tried to resist it in getting swept up in trend-led looks, it was the full skirt (and that fabulous bodice!) that gave me the feeling I’ve dreamt of from the minute I first stepped into it.
It was classic, classy and had that little touch of old-Hollywood glamour that hinted to the likes of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn which made it so completely dreamy for me. All in all, it felt and looked completely timeless. It is wonderful to think that when we look back on photos in years to come, whilst the two of us undoubtedly will, that beautiful dress won’t age a day.
The fit too was absolute perfection – I’m so glad to have had my little moment to wear one of Suzanne Neville’s stunning designs in my lifetime, and I absolutely put every last millimetre of perfection down to Sam’s precision and attention to detail in my fittings. I enjoyed every moment I spent with you Sam, thank you for your kindness and commitment to getting me picture perfect.
Emily wearing Rosa by Suzanne Neville