It’s fair to say that Tyneside babes are spoiled for choice when it comes to bridal boutiques.
But there’s one destination that has been doing the most for the longest, and that’s Brides Dream: a family-run establishment that first opened its door to Newcastle brides-to-be in 1980.
Spread across two storeys, the soothing feminine energy and modern styling of the shop reflects its sophisticated range of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl frocks and mother-of-the-bride ensembles.
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In essence, what we’re saying is it’s a must-visit for stylish newly-engaged ladies who are keen to hook their entire bride tribe up with the finest occasionwear options.
So, what are you waiting for? Book, book, book! Entourage optional.
Practise Makes Perfect
With 40 years’ experience in the bridalwear business, Brides Dream knows what works.
And that’s a carefully curated collection of gowns, in a broad range of sizes (8 to 28), styles, lengths and shades.
It also goes without saying (but bears repeating) that its secret to longevity lies in a friendly team of expert stylists, exceptional customer service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Affordability is a key consideration too, with prices starting at £150 – as well as twice yearly clearance sales.
The discounted gems are now stashed in the brand-new Designer Sale Room, with exquisite past-season pieces for up to 75% off.
Trust us, your bridal dreams are safe here with Lesley, Joanna and Dawn.
Labels, Labels, Label
While some things stay the same for a reason, the stylist supremos here know that refreshing the rails with the very latest gowns by world-class designers is a must.
Current in-store faves include rhinestone-studded prestige label Demetrios and its ballgown-serving sister label Platinum by Demetrios, as well as the super-feminine yet modern Ronald Joyce line and modernist master of structure, Victoria Jane.
Whether your big-day vibe is millennial Bridgerton or Selling Sunsetsuperglam (post-lockdown, all of our bridal references come from Netflix, #sorrynotsorry), this boutique can deliver a screen-worthy look.
The options are similarly endless for bridesmaids, with a host of Mori Lee and Emma Bridals shapes and tones.
Meanwhile, flower girls will look sugar-sweet in any of the icing-white dresses on offer, and mums can turn it out in Ronald Joyce’s elegant shifts and pencil silhouettes.
If you want your guests to mistake your bridal party procession for a Barcelona Bridal Week show, Brides Dream can put that sartorial swagger in your stride.
Who can resist a photo op, especially when you’ve still got that I-just-found-the-one glow? Not us.
So, the fact that this boutique has a flower-adorned decorative hoop emblazoned with the legend ‘I said yes!!! at Brides Dream’ on hand for just these kinds of Insta-worthy moment tells us that the team here get just as excited about every love story they encounter as we do.