Camilla Britten - Boutique Manager & Buyer
Camilla set up Knutsford Wedding Gallery with her mum Joy as many successful bridal boutiques are mother and daughter teams. She has worked in the retail fashion industry for 10 years, most of that time as a Store Manager for the Arcadia Group. She has a Management Degree from Lancaster University and is therefore a very organised and efficient person. Probably a “perfectionist” and with a natural flair but also a wonderfully warm person who will transfer her bubbly nature to you whilst enjoying the sheer pleasure of choosing a wedding dress and receiving general styling advice.
Joy Hinton - Founder & Buyer
Joy’s ultimate inspiration for the business was to create choice for the bride, not necessarily in numbers but in the styles that the boutique offered. When researching the industry she found that a lot of boutiques offer the same type of product and she knew that Knutsford Wedding Gallery would be different. Joy and her daughter Camilla set out and found some of the most fashion forward and couture designers in the world, and in 2013 Knutsford Wedding Gallery opened its doors to invite the brides who wanted to embody “Elegance with a Sense of Drama”. Now Joy has taken a step back from the business which is now in the capable hands of her daughter and their team.
Caroline Barton - Senior Bridal Consultant
Caroline is professional and approachable and has a really friendly manner, after years working in retail formally for Fat Face she is aware of how important a perfect level of customer service is. Always on hand to make your appointment special she loves to chat about the big day with the bride and her friends and family.
Sharon Howard - Saturday Bridal Consultant
Sharon as a PA for a number of cosmetic surgeons Sharon is no stranger to customer service and the importance of it to our brides. She is passionate about making the bride feel special and takes pride in helping her choose her dream dress as Sharon was a bride herself recently.
Rachel Shamot - Saturday Bridal Consultant
Rachel also is from a retail background working as a store manager for Aldi. Supermarkets being notoriously one of the hardest industries to work in, she is more than prepared for the bridal industry. Again with excellent professionalism and customer service skills, Rachel will know what you expect from this process, especially as she also married last year.
Lorna Chilton - Seamstress & Bridal Consultant
Lorna has 10 years experience in the bridal industry, as a former pattern cutter and bespoke wedding dress maker for British Bridal designer Lyn Ashworth she has extensive knowledge about bridal dress construction and alterations. Her professional nature will give you confidence in any adaptions or alternations your bridal gown requires.
Fran Fawcett - Senior Seamstress
With over 25 years experience as a seamstress in the bridal industry Fran is on hand to make sure your bridal dress alterations run smoothly. Fran is used to working on the most complex of bridal designs and adaptions along with those simple nips and tucks. Her calm demeanour will put any bride at ease and make her feel comfortable as her alterations take shape.
Polly Cartwright - Saturday Girl
Polly who is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet, will be on hand to greet you into the boutique, make you feel welcome with her infectious smile and to keep that Prosecco topped up! She is there to support the Bridal Consultants to make your appointment run smoothly.
Miriam Fawcett - Saturday Bridal Consultant & Technical Advisor (Holiday Cover)
Miriam has been brought up with a love of bridal and dress making from a young age always wanting to follow in her mothers footsteps of becoming a seamstress. Graduating from University with a degree in Fashion Design Miriam is well informed about the more technical aspects of your dream dress. Always on hand in a friendly and unobtrusive way to provide design ideas and assistance wherever needed to help the bride create her perfect look. Miram now works in the boutique in school holidays as she has qualified as a Design and Textile’s teacher.