Grab a prosecco, take a seat … this may take some time!
I decided I wanted to write my thank you testimonial following my final dress fitting appointment this weekend. But this couldn’t be a “normal” testimonial expressing my sincere thanks for the teams hard work, the great atmosphere or the beautiful selection of gowns, because my journey, and yes ladies this was a JOURNEY, was no ordinary one.
After six months searching, I had set my heart on a Rosa Clara Couture dress earlier in the year and after many many phone calls trying to track down a stockist of THE dress, Camilla came to the rescue. The dress wasn’t in store, however, Camilla was able to use her contacts and the dress was flown in from Barcelona. Within a few weeks I went to see my beloved gown. Now girls, if you were anything like me you became obsessed with with the cut, the shape, the material, your shape in the dress and to the point of what direction the wind was blowing in order to give it the cudos it deserved, you can appreciate a lot was riding on this visit. The sample arrived and I was able to get it up my hips and that was it. I couldn’t even try it on fully as it was a sample size and far too small, however, when you know it’s the one you know, so it was ordered and off I went for 9 months to eat celery and drink water.
9 months later and 3 stone lighter, I returned for my first dress fitting. In steps both the amazing Fran to fit the dress and my good old friend ‘anxiety’ accompanied by his mate ‘A state of sheer panic’. The dress was hanging off me. Now, to any bride to be, this should have been a triumph and feeling of sheer happiness that the past 9 months of pain staking exercise and weight control had paid off – but it wasn’t. Is the material right? What’s that ripple? Why does the light make me look like that? Should it be fitting like that? What about the back, neck, waist, shoulders, breast plates – you name it needed sorting. Fran was nothing but amazing!! She had to refit the dress almost 3 dress sizes smaller, without losing the integrity and shape of the dress.
OK, well all brides aim to lose some weight I hear you think? And it’s their job to sort the alterations? Yes it is, and believe me what Fran doesn’t know about fitting and tailoring isn’t worth knowing. In one attempt, she pretty much nailed it and the dress was starting to take shape to my new shape. However, what Fran, Camilla or anyone else wasn’t expecting to deal with was my sheer level of anxiety, nerves and worry. If you are yet to try on a wedding dress, the structure and weight is something completely different to anything you will try on again that in itself was a trauma to me.
Even after my final fitting, I was still worrying and was allowed to take the 4 hour round trip back to the salon to try-on the dress one final take to put to bed any last minute niggles –which were all in my head btw. I was allowed as long as I needed, to breath and finally feel at ease in my dress, I was shown how to stand, walk and we even spoke about the affect of lighting – I know this all sounds OTT but this would have been the first time I was actually enjoying trying on my dress, feeling comfortable.
And this is now what makes Knutsford stand out to me! The selection of dresses is beyond anything I have seen, their knowledge is on another level, customer service check and their fitting is beyond words –seriously this dress looks like it hasn’t even been touched. But their patience, empathy, compassion and understanding is what I want to highlight. For someone who doesn’t like the limelight and all eyes on them, I’m not quite sure how I will cope with my up and coming wedding – but I do know without Camilla and her team I wouldn’t feel the way I do, in THE dress.
So to Camilla, Fran and the rest of the team. Thank you! Thank you for putting up with my neurotic thoughts and working with me. It is without hesitation I whole heartily recommend this boutique- you have been amazing to put up with me and make this beautiful dress –and for the brides out there who do struggle with confidence, or want a team that really knows what they’re on about, or a fitter that can take a dress in 3 dress sizes and have it look like it was made for you – there really is only one bridal gallery for you and It’s Knutsford! Lots of Love Marella, Stourbridge West Midlands.
Dear Camilla and the rest of the team, I just wanted to say once again, a huge THANK YOU for helping me find my dream dress. It was just incredible. Everyone commented on how unique and stylish it was. Honestly, you brought my vision to life – and so much more! I felt like million dollars. You were such a pleasure to work with; your enthusiasm and professionalism made it so easy. If you had not been so amazing and kept the shop open late for me on that night in July – I may have never found my beautiful Pronovias gown.
Hi Camilla, Caroline, Fran and all the other lovely ladies at Knutsford Wedding Gallery. Sorry this has taken me a little while to send but I wanted to say thank you so much for my perfect wedding dress. It was the very first dress that I tried on and the one I came back to! Thank you for so being lovely and helpful to find my dress. Knutsford Wedding Lounge is such a beautiful shop with so many gorgeous dresses but it is the people that make it so wonderful. You made what is a big decision very easy! I absolutely loved my dress and it was just perfect for our intimate wedding in the lake district. We had the best day ever and thank you for making it so special for me. I thought you would like to see a couple of photos from our special day – most importantly of the dress! Love Louise Tredwen (was Cassidy) xx
Dear Camilla and Joy,
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all of your help in finding and tailoring my dream dress for my wedding day. I was so thrilled with everything, I’m just so sad that I can’t wear the dress ever again! It was an absolute pleasure meeting both of you. I thought you might like to see a few professional photos from the day to see the dress in action. Thanks again and all the best for the future! Sara Ibbotson (Now Edwards :))
Hope this finds you all well! This is a two year late thank you! I was just going through all my wedding pictures today and realized I forgot to thank you for all your wonderful service and amazing work! My dress was better than I had ever dreamed it would be and I felt amazing on my wedding day. I honestly felt like royalty!
I never got to thank you for being so supportive and patient in helping me find the right one, and for all the bespoke alterations you were so willing to make. I recommend all my friends looking for dresses to your wonderful boutique. I feel very lucky to have found you! Especially as my wedding was so short notice (two weeks!). Thank you again and I wish you all the best for the future. Hope you continue your amazing work! I’ve attached some photos as you’ve probably forgotten me! Warmest regards Zara.
Hi Camilla, I hope you’re well. The wedding all went perfectly and my dress was amazing and I got so many compliments! Thank you so much. I’ve attached a few pics. Robyn x
I am the girl who bought the sample sale Pronovias Atelier Estela gown in August, I was very last minute but it was my dream dress and worth the wait!! I just want to thank every one at your bridal store, to the ladies who helped me try it on to the seamstress you use who squeezed me in to ensure my dress was ready. We got married in Santorini in September and I said I would send some photos so I have attached some photos of our day that I hope shows the dress well. Many thanks! Lucy xx
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for me in the lead up to the wedding, and for helping me to find my perfect dress. You have the most beautiful boutique, and made the whole experience so magical and wonderful. I felt a million dollars on the day, and received so many compliments on my dress. It fit me like a glove. All the girls and staff at the boutique are amazing and an asset to you! I like to think of it as fate that Rachel came with me to my first appointment with you and now she has a job with you! Thank you for giving me such wonderful memories. Here are some professional and non professional pictures from the day! Feel free to put them on social media or website if you wish. Best wishes Elizabeth Keeler.
Hi Camilla, I have attached some photos that I think really show off my beautiful, BEAUTIFUL dress! I just wanted to email and thank you so much for your help from beginning to end. I really did have my dream dress and I have you and the girls at KWG to thank or that! Thanks again to you all. Claire xx
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for providing and assisting with my wedding dress. It was just what I wanted – so beautiful and unique.
I promised I would send some photos in the Yolan Cris dress and here is a link of our preview so you can see some. Thank you so much for all your help I absolutely every second wearing the dress.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Knutsford Wedding Gallery for helping me to choose my wedding dress and to share a few photos with you. I was actually dreading the process of finding THE dress and was extremely nervous when I arrived at your beautiful shop but all the lovely ladies put me at ease straight away and I had the most wonderful experience from start to finish. Honestly such a fantastic team – they helped me pick out a variety of dresses as I wasn’t sure what style would suit me but I loved almost every one I put on. The dress I chose was called Wimor by Rosa Clara and I completely adored it – it fit like a glove and was perfect for our vintage themed day, I felt like a film star!! Thanks again and best wishes. Hayley xx
Thank you so much for being so helpful and welcoming when I bought my dress and during all my fittings. It was the most beautiful dress and everyone commented on it.
Hi all at Knutsford Wedding Gallery,
I just wanted to email and say a massive thank you for helping me choose my dress…I loved it and felt amazing. I thought I’d attach a few pics so you can see what it looked like on the day. Thanks again Suzanne
I literally loved my Rosa Clara dress…everything about it! Thank you so much Camilla and your amazing team for making it totally perfect. Your bridal store is the BEST! Worth the long drives for definite. xxx
Just wanted to thank everyone at Knutsford Wedding Gallery for my dress and helping me find it. We had a lovely experience from start to finish and all the staff including the dress fitter were all delightful. I loved my dress thank you so much. xoxo
Thank you so much to the lovely ladies at the Knutsford Wedding Gallery. From the moment my mum and I stepped Into the shop, we knew I’d find my dream dress. Camilla and Joy couldn’t do enough for me, and made the whole experience of finding my dress perfect. I felt a million dollars in my stunning dress and so glad I made the decision to go with something a little different. Thank you once again Knutsford Wedding Gallery, my wedding day was prefect and I felt like a princess xx
When I stepped into Knutsford wedding gallery I was blown away by the beauty of all the dresses…… how lucky was I to find the dress of my dreams here! The team are brilliant, the shop is beautiful and I can not thank you all enough for making me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt in my whole life. Thank you my wedding day was perfect and I felt just as perfect. Memories I will cherish forever. Thank you for being part of it xx
Knutsford Wedding Gallery have made finding my perfect dress the most enjoyable experience! They have been amazing throughout and well outdid any other shop I had been into before with their attention to detail and making you feel relaxed. They are always so welcoming to me, my Mum and my bridesmaids and nothing is too much trouble. They helped to build the perfect dress I imagined with their expertise and I can’t wait to wear it! Thank you! 100% recommend.
The Staff at the Knutsford wedding Gallery are amazing, they cant do enough for you, going that extra mile to ensure you have the dress you want on your wedding day. They came to my rescue when two weeks before my wedding I didn’t have a dress (this was due to another shops error!), Camilla helped me find the dress I wanted and got it delivered to me in time. Something no other bridal shop in the UK had been able to do! I live in Scotland so this wasn’t the easiest of challenges, I’m sure! I cannot thank them enough for all the efforts. I would highly recommend them.
Hi Guys, I wanted to share with you some pictures from my wedding day in the beautiful dress I bought from you! Thank you for making me feel amazing.
Hi Camilla and everybody. Just wanted to say thank you for everything and for my beautiful dress. Our wedding in Santorini was unbelievable and so was the dress. Thank you to Fran as well.
I have attached a couple of photographs. ☺️
Lots of love Ria
Hi Knutsford Wedding Gallery! Claire Wolfenden here! I wanted to show you some of the pics of the dress and veil that I finally got to parade last Friday. These are just phone pics as we haven’t had the professional ones yet. I absolutely adored my dress and would give anything to to re do the day again just to be back in the dress! I want to express my sincere thanks for all of your help in assisting me to find my perfect dress. I enjoyed every moment of my time in your shop! All of the staff were wonderful, incredibly friendly and so so helpful, particularly Camilla and Caroline. I would like to say a special thanks to Fran for her excellent work in making sure the dress fitted me so perfectly. She’s absolutely amazing! Thank you all so much!! I couldn’t have asked for better service. And I’m just so so sad that I can’t re live every moment of finding my dress, trying it on, having the fittings and then actually wearing it for my wedding! Hope you are all well. Best wishes and huge thanks again, Claire
Hi Ladies, thought you might like to see a few pictures from the wedding. The dress looks beautiful, thank you so much. 🙂 xx
Hi ladies. Claire here. Just a quick email to show you a few pictures of the dress on the wedding day. It was amazing and everyone absolutely loved it! Thanks again for everything. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
I just wanted to email and say thank you for all your help with my wedding dress. I felt absolutely amazing in my dress and everyone said I looked beautiful in it, I had a fantastic day and loved every minute of the wedding. I have attached some photos for you to have a look at.
Thanks again for all your help, you were amazing. Kathryn Braddock (no longer Owen)
As we start in 2017 and the realisation that I am actually married is finally sinking it, it is time to thank those who made my special day on Saturday 19th November 2016 so memorable and what can be more important than THE dress!
From the second I stepped foot in Knutsford Wedding Gallery I knew it was something special. I was treated like a princess and wasn’t at all surprised that this was the place where my wedding dress dream finally became a reality. Camilla listened to the type of dress I was looking for and gently pushed me out of my comfort zone to try dresses she knew would suit my figure… and she wasn’t wrong! With the combination of Camilla’s knowledge of her collection and Lorna’s (realistic!) input of what alterations would be possible, I ended up with a wedding dress I could only dream of!
I couldn’t love my dress any more and the reactions of my friends and family confirmed I had made the right choice. So THANK YOU to everyone at the Knutsford Wedding Gallery, with special thanks to Camilla and Lorna, for helping me find the dress of my dreams…
Camilla & Team! Thank you so much for helping me to find my wedding dress. I felt amazing in it and everyone including my now-husband commented on how stunning and unique it was! It was a challenging experience to find the right dress that wasn’t what everyone expected to see, but you have the best choice, offering something a little bit different to the norm. Thank you all again x
Huge huge thank you for such an amazing dress. Please thank Lorna for her patience… Will send more photographs once we have them back from the Photographers x
Thank you so much, and thank you so much for all your patience and hard work in perfecting THE dress! xx
Thank you again for all your amazing help and I will be recommending all of my friends who get married to you. It was absolutely amazing and everything I wanted it to be. Thank you to Fran also, she is incredible. Emma x
When looking for my wedding dress I had two favourite designers that I was determined to try from the start. With a little bit of research I was lucky enough to find the stunning Knutsford Wedding Gallery who stocked not one, but both of my favourites!! The store itself is beautiful and I felt special from the moment I walked in. One of the ladies helped me select 5 different dresses to try on and they all worked as a team to come up with the most incredible combination of all of my favourite styles and details to create a dress that was completely unique to me. I’m so glad to have found KWG and to have had the pleasure of all of the ladies helping me find and create my dream wedding dress! Thank you!! Abi xx
Hi ladies just wanted to thank you for my beautiful rosa Clara sally dress I got from you for my wedding on Friday I loved wearing it and felt amazing! Here’s a few pics from our special day at mottram hall! 😘 X
I absolutely loved every part of my wedding dress and experience at Knutsford Wedding Gallery… thank you very much to everyone who was involved in creating such a perfect gown for me! I would highly recommend any future bride to take a look in their showroom! Customer care and eye for bridal fashion is second to none!! Thanks again ladies… I wish I could do it all again! 😘
I just want to thank all the ladies at Knutsford Wedding Gallery for helping me find my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. They have made it the most magical experience for me and I cannot recommend them more. They have the most amazing dresses and the customer care is second to none!
Hello team KWG I just wanted to share a belated thank you for helping me source and fit my beautiful Llunas Wedding Dress. We had the most stunning day and I felt like a total princess, thank you. So many amazing comments on the dress, I absolutely loved it. And it was truly perfect for our St Pauls Cathedral wedding!
Please also pass my thanks onto Fran.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for giving me the perfect dress for my wedding day!! You are true professionals at what you do!!! Had an amazing experience with all of you! Special thanks to lorna X Would you like any pics of my Pronovias dress on the wedding day?
Many thanks Niki
My daughter must be the fussiest person ever looking for a wedding dress even taking me abroad but none of them as beautiful as Knutsford Wedding Gallery.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for helping me find my dream dress last Friday 18th Oct. It must have been fate that made my mum and I come into your shop that day and then for you to pick the dress off the rail, it was just all too perfect! Camilla, you made me feel completely at ease thank you so much. Your shop is beautiful and the service was excellent and my mum and I both appreciated how comfortable you made us feel.
Thanks again and cant wait to come a visit you again to see my beautiful dress.
I am still overjoyed that my dream dress was so perfect on Saturday, I cant stop thinking about it!
Wedding Dress is bought! Thanks so much to the lovely ladies at Knutsford Wedding Gallery – if anyone out there is looking for their dress you have to go here!
I have my dream dress!! Thanks to my Mum and Dad, thank you so much! I feel truly blessed! Also thank you to the lovely ladies at Knutsford Wedding Gallery for helping me find my perfect dress.
Just had my first wedding dress shop experience day at the most AMAZING wedding shop! Fab girls really know their stuff. Thanks so much Knutsford Wedding Gallery!
I just wanted to thank you again for making my two visits so enjoyable. I really do feel that you go the extra mile to make it perfect. It was lovely meeting your daughter today, she is a true credit to you! Thank you for helping me to find my dream dress!
Jo Hill Brookes
Lovely to meet you both on Saturday thanks for my feather bolero. What a fabulous shop you have and I have said to many people – if I was shopping for y wedding dress – I would WANT to buy fro you! you’ve got it right! xxx
Fay Brazendale, Senior Event Manager, Julie Perry Events
I just wanted to let you know what a lovely experience it was trying on dresses and how welcoming and comfortable you made me feel. Your dresses are all absolutely exquisite. Please can you thank Camilla personally for me as she was absolutely lovely and really put me at ease. I will personally be recommending you to my clients and would like to thank you all again for making it such a lovely experience.
Thank you so much for yesterday, Katie is thrilled with the dress and I’m still teary eyed! It is stunning…will make sure you get some pics of the day. You were so helpful and made the process so easy, and you dresses are all beautiful. Will be in to sort the bridesmaids in the new year.
I just wanted to say thank you again, so much for Saturday! I think I am still overwhelmed by it all! You made me and my mum so welcome and special. So many bridal shops rush you once the hour is up that is allocated to you, it was so nice how you give everyone 2 hours with no pressure to purchase – you both felt more like friends.
I cant believe I have found THE dress already, I knew it was the one when we both filled up (eek!) I cant wait till May – June next year when I come in for the measurements/alterations although I may be in before to try it on again! I wish you every success and more with you lovely business (not that you will need it) and I will be recommending you to everyone!
I absolutely LOVED my dress, bolaro and veil 🙂 thank you so much. Just wish I could wear them all over again xx
Mr and Mrs Parkinson
My husband and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you both for your help making our day so special.
Matt loved the dress 🙂 and so many other people commented how lovely it was.
Rachelle Perez MISS GREAT BRITAIN 2011
Whoooo just bought THE dress LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And Just received some amazing news about my wedding dress, any brides getting married needs to visit Knutsford Wedding Gallery… beautiful dresses and the most beautiful and helpful staff…nothing is too much! xxx
Thank you so much for all your help and support in helping me find my perfect wedding dress – Ive had a fantastic experience at Knutsford Wedding Gallery. I wish you continued success with your business its wonderful.
Thank you so much for helping me find my beautiful perfect dress. From the moment I stepped through Knutsford Wedding Gallery’s door I knew I was in the best hands. This was the first place I came to and I didn’t need to go anywhere else. You both made it such an easy and pleasurable experience from start to finish and words cant explain how grateful I am. I had so many wonderful comments about my dress and I loved every minute of wearing it on our special day. I have highly recommended you to everyone I know and I wish you all the best in the future.
Just wanted to send you some of the photos we have just had through! Our wedding day went perfectly and my dress (if I do say so myself) looked amazing!! The bridesmaids looked beautiful and the colour of the dresses fitted in perfectly with everything, they were such a gorgeous colour. Thank you again for all over your help in finding us the perfect dresses and for getting us all fitted on time. I just want to do it all over again now!
I would like one more time to say thank you for everything you did in relation to my wedding dress and the veil, you and the girls in the shop are really great and I had an amazing time through out all the process of choosing and the fittings of the dress. Our wedding was on the 20th of july, and we had the time of our lives, it was like a dream, everybody loved the dress, I got tones of compliments on it, which made me more proud and happy to tell everyone that I got it from your shop in Knutsford. I will be around Knutsford after the 9th, so i will try to pass by the shop if I can.
I just wanted to thank you for a really wonderful experience on Friday. I am so happy with the dress I chose and keep looking at the pictures without a single doubt or hesitation that this is my dress. You really made the experience really special and relaxed for me and mum and for that I will always be very grateful. I asked you why you went into the bridal business, I now see how obvious it is you help people get that truly special moment that I never imagined I would have. I wanted to thank you from my heart.
As we start in 2017 and the realisation that I am actually married is finally sinking in, it is time to thank those who made my special day on Saturday 19th November 2016 so memorable and what can be more important than THE dress! From the second I stepped foot in Knutsford Wedding Gallery I knew it was something special. I was treated like a princess and wasn’t at all suprised that this was the place where my wedding dress dream finally became a reality. Camilla listened to the type of dress I was looking for and gently pushed me out of my comfort zone to try dresses she knew would suit my figure… and she wasn’t wrong! With the combination of Camilla’s knowledge of her collection and Lorna’s (realistic!) input of what alterations would be possible, I ended up with a wedding dress I could only dream of! I couldn’t love my dress any more and the reactions of my friends and family confirmed I had made the right choice. So THANK YOU to everyone at the Knutsford Wedding Gallery, with special thanks to Camilla and Lorna, for helping me find the dress of my dreams…
Thanks so much!! Amazing shop and dresses and thank you so much for coming to dress me!! I definitely needed you there!! xx
J from Somerset
To all at the Wedding Gallery Knutsford, Thank you for saving me and my daughter from trolling round the country looking at any more wedding dresses. You were the sixth one and head and shoulders above the rest. This is not just because of your selection of beautiful dresses but also because of the professional and knowledgeable manner in which you advise and help the bride on what dresses to try and what little tweaks can be made to suit. A very personalised service. The dresses, the designs, fabrics and the cut are in a different league to those we have seen elsewhere. Very classy. The alterations you suggested were inspired and exceptionally reasonable, certainly compared to London; you really made us feel that you wanted to make sure we were happy with everything including the cost! The end result: a designer dress with a bespoke tailoring and, I have every confidence , a very happy bride. We were a party of three and were made to feel very welcome – nothing was too much trouble . We were there a good two hours before the bride-to-be decided on ‘the one’. It was a perfect moment the three of us shall always remember, made all the more special by the gorgeous surroundings of your stylish shop. Lunch in the picturesque village of Knutsford helped to make the day a day out to remember. Despite the not insignificant 4.5 hour drive for my daughter, we are looking forward to the fittings already.