Weekday Bespoke Appointments

Brides looking to book one of our new bespoke bridal appointments, which are available during the week and are with the owner Russell Blackburn himself, can expect the following from their appointment.

These extended 1 hour 30 minutes appointments include a glass of bubbly on arrival with a 10 minute introductory one on one with Russell discussing the style of your wedding from your venue to the ideas you have for your dress and overall look for the day.

Russell will then work with you to help you find the style and shape for your dress from his beautiful selection of designer’s gowns. These appointments are perfect if you’re looking for a more consultative experience to finding your dress, as Russell will really work his magic to find you the perfect gown based on your ideas and brief!

Russell’s knowledge when it comes to wedding dresses has been earned with over 20 years working in the bridal industry.

Previous to opening his boutique back in 2005 he was the Fashion Director for You & Your Wedding Magazine, where he was fortunate enough to have worked with some of the top designers in bridal. More recently Russell turned his hand to designing. Having dressed thousands of brides and a number of celebs in the boutique over the past 10 years, Russell has drawn upon his extensive styling knowledge and launched his own collection of bridal gowns ‘Blackburn Couture’. The collection also has been featured extensively by the bridal press including prominent coverage with Conde Nast Brides Magazine.

2016 got off to an exciting start for Russell as he partook in a TV show ‘All Hail the Veil’ airing on E4. Russell’s styling skills and charismatic charm saw him win two out of the three bridal challenges set to the boutiques. The pilot was a foray into television that Russell is keen to undertake more of in the future.

Bespoke appointments are charged at £30 this is redeemable if a gown is purchased, and are available between 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday. These appointments are not available on a Saturday.

When calling to make an appointment please confirm if you are requiring a bespoke appointment as these are limited to times and availability.