How far we’ve come in so little time…

by | 3 June, 2019

After saying ‘I do’ 16 years ago, I would sit daydreaming by the side of the road as I waited for a 999 call to come through. I was an Emergency Medical Technician, but in the moments of calm all I could think about was my bonkers ambition – to open a plus-size bridal shop…

There was more to it than pure fantasy – as a curvy size 24, my own experience of bridal dress shopping had been horrendous, and I literally couldn’t bear to think of other curvy ladies going through the same ordeal.

And do you know what? I thought: ‘Life is too short’ and, with my chin held high and purpose in my heart, I decided to leave the ambulance service after 18 years to open Brides With Curves.

Boy, was it the right decision…

Fast-forward 2.5 years and I cannot believe how far we’ve come in such a short space of time. Having started out selling our dresses from a site in Merley, we’re now loud and proud in the centre of Poole – a fantastic 2-storey location that has brought some wonderful people through our doors. 

In fact, we’ve even had brides from Australia, Spain and Jersey, and have had our fair share of brides from across the UK driving over 4 hours to see us!

In fact, we’ve even had brides from Australia, Spain and Jersey, and have had our fair share of brides from across the UK driving over 4 hours to see us!

To keep up with the new demand, we’ve brought in Saturday staff and now have 4 designers on our books – all of them jaw-droppingly exquisite, of course! And to cope with the increase in our lovely brides-to-be, we’re about to open our second fitting room, which will be ready for the new lines we’re launching at the start of 2020.

And if that all wasn’t enough, our most notable achievement and one that I am still brimming with pride about is this: last year we were featured in Cosmopolitan as one of the top 9 plus-size bridal shops in the UK. You could have pushed me over with a feather!

So there you have it – a crazy couple of years, with every day a happy one. I can’t wait to see where the next year will take us, and am really excited to meet all you GORGEOUS brides-to-be.

See you soon!