Brides By Tina Louise Move To Stunning New Boutique
Much loved bridal dress specialists, Brides By Tina Louise, have moved their beautiful bridal boutique to the heart of West Kirby.
Tina and her team, who have been making brides’ ‘dress dreams’ come true for over 20 years, have created a stunning new bridal boutique on Grange Road.
Originally based in Heswall, the new store now offers brides a truly bespoke bridal dress experience, with 100% private appointments to make their appointments even more personal and memorable.
We caught up with founder Tina to find out all about the big move and what has kept her at the cutting edge of bridal fashion for so many years…
So Tina, what can we expect from the new boutique?
“Well we really wanted to create a little slice of bridal heaven so have gone all out with gorgeous décor and quirky touches. Obviously we have lovely big changing rooms and a stunning collection of dresses and accessories but we’ve added a few little fun touches like a vintage record player and cosy seating area. We want brides and to feel totally relaxed and make the moment as special as possible.”
Why West Kirby?
“Along with practical reasons like parking and access, West Kirby already has a buzzing bridal scene and lots of brides like to make a day of it, take in a couple of boutiques and enjoy a nice lunch or glass of fizz afterwards. West Kirby has it all really and we just felt that after 20 years in Heswall it was time for a change and time to re-imagine the shop for a new generation of brides.”
Relax in sumptuous surroundings in our beautifully appointed rooms and suites.
So how did you get into bridal couture?
“I’ve been sewing and making clothes for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Runcorn we didn’t have a lot of money and I was crazy about fashion, so I spent all my spare cash in Abakan on off-cuts of fabric and made my own clothes that were bang on trend, literally for a few pennies. I then started making clothes for Marks and Spencer but still continued to do commissions and wedding dresses in my spare time. Finally, I found the shop in Heswall, did a six-week Women In Business course and the rest is history!”
What has made Tina Louise Brides so successful?
“We’ve always been a family business, first with my Mum working alongside me and now my daughter Natalia. Our other team member Janine has been with us for thirteen years, so we are a really passionate team who literally live and breathe brides. We have literally dressed thousands of brides over the year and every time a bride says ‘yes to the dress’ we still get emotional! It’s such a privilege to help their dreams come true and as a seamstress I will not let any bride leave without making sure their dress is absolutely perfect and fits them like a glove.”
So what have you got in store for brides this season?
“Obviously we have some amazing designers in store including Ronal Joyce, Morilee and gorgeous British brand Romantica of Devon – so brides can choose from just about every style, cut, fit and fabric; but we have also launched our budget-friendly ‘Meant To Be’ range which is perfect for brides who are either, watching the pennies, looking for a second, reception dress or in a hurry! All the dresses are under £600 and we have some stunning headdresses, veils and accessories that will literally make them look a million dollars!
“We’ve got a few exclusive events coming too and we are really looking forward to working with some of our neighbours here in West Kirby over the coming months.”