Today’s post is the third and final post of my wedding dress disaster (Part 1) (Part 2). Ending this trilogy with a true miracle, some may call it a Christmas miracle giving the time frame that it occurred, however I like to think of it as a bridal miracle. I am a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, yes it was a dreadful experience, I do not wish upon any future bride, however I can’t deny that I am happier with the outcome.
Early morning Christmas eve, while half the world were busy buying last-minute presents, I was searching through bridal magazines for my last-minute wedding dress. I found a few potential designers, and then searched for local bridal boutiques that stock their dresses. After explaining my situation to the boutiques, I was able to book an emergency appointment at Aurora Bridal.
Aurora Bridal is a hidden gem, in the heart of Sutton. Upon arrival I was greeted by two lovely ladies, Alisson & Laura, they were very understanding and helpful. I was very impressed with the boutique, it was spacious with over 4 changing rooms, decorated in uplifting colours, with a wide collection of sample dresses to try on. I pay great attention to detail, and what I loved the most was that both the sales assistance wear slippers in the salon, to avoid stepping on the dresses. I have been to several bridal boutiques, and not one of them had this policy. Both ladies helped me select a few gowns to try on, all of them were absolutely amazing, but there was this one dress that made me feel like a bride. The gown was beyond perfect, I can’t explain the feeling I had when I was wearing the dress. I can’t wait to share the photos with you soon.
Unlike my first choice, this gown was a princess cut, which I never thought I would choose, as I always had envisioned my self in a more tight fitted mermaid style. The dress was fully beaded with lace and pearls, which made it sparkle and shine in all the right places. Oh, and did I mention that it was not white? my dress was a blush pink, that was an item of surprise for everyone. The dress needed minor alterations, the ladies in the boutique recommended a seamstress that they have been working with for years, I am not going to lie I was slightly hesitant as my last experience with a seamstress wasn’t the best. They told me they could have my dress ready the first week of January, which was music to my ears, I was so pleased, I couldn’t wait to see it.
I returned to Aurora shortly after to meet with the seamstress Nini, she was lovely, so friendly and calming, I really felt more at ease once I met her. As she took my measurements and adjusted the gown, I could tell that she was well experienced, I then slowly started to relax knowing that I was in good hands. A few days later, my dress was ready for collection, I was excited and nervous at the same time. But Nino had done a perfect job, the dress was simply amazing, it fit me like a glove, and she was able to add on the extra gems I required perfectly. I was beyond pleased I actually hugged her and had a little cry, happy tears of course. It felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
The ladies in the salon helped me pick the perfect veil to compliment my dress, my bridal look was complete, I couldn’t wait to wear my dress again. I would highly recommend Aurora Bridal for future brides, their service in beyond amazing, and rest assure ladies Nini is one of the best seamstress’ in the UK. I would like to thank Aurora Bridal, and Nino for making my big day extra special.