VIP Appointments

We are excited to offer a new luxurious shopping experience for brides looking to find ‘the one’ in style.

A limited number of Sunday appointments are available for brides to enjoy an extended hour and a half personal shopping appointment with boutique owner Russell Blackburn himself.

All VIP appointments on Sunday come with the privacy and exclusive use of the boutique for an hour and a half which includes a glass of bubbly for you and your guests.

With his previous background as Fashion Director at You & Your Wedding and with nearly ten years experience running Blackburn Bridal, dressing hundreds of brides, Russell is perfectly positioned to offer advice on shapes and styles to suit all types of bride.

Each appointment begins with a relaxed consultation with Russell where he will take the time to talk through your plans for your day to build up a picture of themes, styles, colour schemes, venue and the overall vision for the wedding. Any concerns over body shape and dress styles can be discussed at this stage to ensure Russell is equipped with all the information he needs before selecting a careful and considered edit of dresses for you to try on and kick start the shopping process.

Personal shopping appointments are priced at £75 on Sunday and are strictly by appointment only. This fee includes exclusive use of the boutique for an hour and a half with boutique owner Russell Blackburn, and a glass of bubbly for each guest. Please note this fee is non-refundable but is redeemable against any gown purchase made.

Jordine Bartlett founder of Wedding Status recently visited us in the boutique for the day. You can view her full interview with boutique owner Russell Blackburn here as they discuss, trends, the latest collections, VIP bespoke appointments and what makes Blackburn Bridal unique.
Jordine also discussed our real bride Gabi’s own shopping experience – you can hear all about it here.

“I booked a VIP appointment with my Mum at Blackburn Bridal which meant we could have the entire boutique to ourselves one Sunday afternoon with Russell Blackburn himself, who also has his own gorgeous collection of gowns. It was so worth paying for this privilege. The appointment was so much fun and we were both made to feel really special with bubbles and Russell’s undivided attention throughout.

The moment I saw the rail of Claire Pettibone gowns I was in heaven. Her designs are unmistakable and so distinctive and ethereal, with the most wonderful, delicate lace and embroidery. Papillon was the first dress I wanted to try and I absolutely fell in love. It was the epitome of Bohemian Chic and perfect for our French Summer wedding. I really surprised myself, cancelling every single other appointment I had booked and bought it on the spot!”

Helaina Storey