Story of My Dress began with the dream of creating a safe and friendly space to encourage brides to be themselves. What started out as 20 vintage wedding dresses bought from a theatre company and a head full of ideas has turned into a beautiful and cosy Kent bridal boutique, our own collection of modern bridal designs, and two incredible stocked designers too – and the dream becoming a reality.
Though our roots will always be in vintage wedding dresses – the intricate details, beautiful fabrics, and the feeling of it being totally one-of-a-kind – I hated the sizing being so small and therefore so exclusionary. With a fire in my belly for bridal fashion and a passion for making brides feel confident in their bodies, I knew expanding the range was the way to go. With the help of my incredible dressmaker Gill we have created our first ever Story of My Dress collection, beautiful bridal separates and wedding dresses inspired by our original collection of vintage beauties and using local suppliers too. I also met Rolling in Roses and Kindling Bridal and fell in love with their dresses – I now stock them too, giving our one of a kind, stylish brides a perfect selection of alternative bridal designs to choose from.
Originally, the ‘stories’ of my dresses were those of the dresses’ pasts, but now it’s evolved to be yours and your dress’ story. From start to completion, your dress is treated with the utmost care – whether it’s one of our vintage pieces being restored, or whether we’re making it from scratch. Alongside Gill we also offer in-house embroidery by the incredible Jenny King, with artwork by our super talented artist Alannah, meaning we can make you a personalised wedding dress with heartfelt, special touches. A modern wedding dress deserves a relaxed and friendly wedding dress shopping experience, which is what we’re so proud to offer at Story Of My Dress Bridal.
All of our stunning dresses and accessories offer our brides a one-of-a-kind, stylish alternative to the traditional, in a friendly one-on-one setting. Nothing about you is traditional, so nothing about us is either – we can’t wait to meet you!