During times like these, it is so refreshing to see a plethora of new bridal boutiques entering into the industry with fresh, new takes on all things bridal browsing.
Luxury labels and a sensational service can be expected here, provided by a proud owner with a passion to find you the dress you’ve always dreamed of (and the rest!)
“When I was little I had a shed in my garden set up like a shop, with a toy till and empty boxes. I have always dreamt of owning my own shop, and have always had a creative flair.
After successfully achieving a degree in Fashion Design at Lincoln University, I worked in numerous bridal boutiques and learnt how to provide an amazing service.”
However, struggling to nail down a full time job in bridal, Charlotte ended up working in sales – from selling washing machines at Currys and working in call centres at Appliance companies to being an estate agent for five years – quite the diverse CV!
These experiences gave her the foundation for working with people, finding solutions to their problems and ensuring they left happier – values that are implemented in her boutique today.
“I fully understand the experience of a personalised service and how important your wedding gown is to you, so I can provide expert advice to help you every step of the way to select the wedding gown of your dreams.”
Planning in a Pandemic:
After a tough year in 2020, the pandemic gave Charlotte time to reevaluate what she wanted in life.
“Life is very short and I have learnt to go for your dream, as you know one else is going to do it for you!”
She therefore took the plunge and bought a little shop on Matlock’s high street, the old post office that her great grandparents used to frequent.
Now, she has transformed it into a bridal bolthole which is set to open soon, with a captivating collection of gowns and extras for fashion-forward brides.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working alongside some of the top designers to produce my own unique capsule collection of beautiful wedding gowns and accessories.”
The Designer List:
House of St Patrick
“I feel really passionate about styling, design and the attention to detail that goes into every wedding gown.”
As a talented artist, Charlotte has also been renowned for providing unique bridal illustrations as a special memento for a bride on her wedding day.
“This is a special touch to capture a special moment which the bride can cherish forever.”
Belle Loves: Her two miniature dachshunds, Macy & Alfie! The ultimate cheerleaders when you’re trying on dresses…
Charlotte Elizabeth Bridal
83-85 Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3FQ