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An 'Elite' experience

Yorkshire Brides were extremely fortunate to visit the gorgeous bridal lounge at Elite Bridal in Harrogate. Elite Bridal are a well established Bridal Dress company, founded in 2003, and they offer a luxury experience in the boutique, with full design, manufacture and alterations all done in-house.

This was my first ever dress shopping experience on my bridal journey and how wonderful it was!

I would be lying if I didn't say I was nervous, as I am sure all Brides-to-be are on their first bridal shopping encounter.

We were received into the Harrogate lounge by Leanne, who couldn't have been more welcoming. As myself and my bridal party were shown into our VIP area, Leanne explained how our fitting would run, we discussed the styles that I liked, and we were made comfortable with fizz and sweet treats (which are always welcome!).

Once we were all settled, we were shown into the lounge and I looked at every dress! The lounge is beautifully finished to a high-standard, with a long bar, fire and seating area to the front, and a glamourous spacious walk-around 'wardrobe' area to the rear. Very luxurious!

Even though I had a dress style in my mind, I decided to opt at looking at different styles, because you never know what might actually look the best when its finally on! The gowns, which are all hand-made and designed by Elite were stunning. From a-line, to fish-tail, plain to embroidered, there is so much choice, and I ended up picking approx 9 dresses to try! Leanne also used her expertise to pull out styles that she thought I would like/suit. Elite Bridal have a range of over 3,500 wedding dresses catering to every budget and every bride, and can design or alter any dress to suit!

As we went back into the private suite, which also had a spacious fitting room, I tried on all the dresses. There was no rush, and I was made to feel completely at ease by Leanne and all the staff on hand at the shop. The suite has a podium area, surrounded by mirrors, so you can take in the dress from all angles! I felt like a complete princess! Leanne added anything I asked for, including belts, veils and accessories so we could see what the finished look would be.

The beauty of Elite Bridal is that if you would like additional items adding to a dress, for example; sleeves, a longer train or decoration, they can add anything you wish to any dress. Your dream dress can be found or created in-house!

We were at the boutique for 2 hours, and for my first dress-shopping experience I couldn't recommend Elite Bridal enough. Leanne and the team were professional, yet kind, and I would recommend any Yorkshire Bride-to-be to experience the Harrogate boutique for themselves.

Elite Bridal operate in a range of locations, including boutiques in Harrogate, The Weir Hessle, and Brighouse, and outlets in Hull and Castleford. Book your personalised VIP appointment today via and say yes to the dress in the most gorgeous surroundings!

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