Since we revealed the Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 finalists, we’ve been taking a closer look at the top five in each category. Today it’s the turn of the Best Bridal Retailer category…

wedding-ideas-awards-2013-voting-logo-150x150From the moment she gets engaged, the bride starts thinking about her dress, and the experience that comes with searching for ‘the one’.

One of the most special and exciting parts of her wedding planning is visiting the bridal shops, trying on a selection of gorgeous gowns – something she has dreamed about since she was a little girl! That’s why it’s so important that the shopping experience for brides is extra special, and that responsibility belongs to the retailers.

Here are the top five finalists for the Best Bridal Retailer category…


Isabella Grace

This beautiful boutique in Tunbridge Wells is relatively new to the bridal industry, but that hasn’t stopped Isabella Grace from getting an abundance of praise and recognition from brides and industry pros alike.

Stocking huge designer names including Charlotte Balbier, Paloma Blanca, Enzoani and more, Isabella Grace has something for every bride. Their dresses start from just over £1,000 up to £2,500 so no matter what your budget, you can find your dream gown here.

Isabella Grace’s Rebecca Doyle also owns the multi-award winning Chez Bec accessories, which you can find in store to complete your look.


Ellie Sanderson

Will last year’s winner Ellie Sanderson, retain their title?

Known for their exceptional customer service and beautiful surroundings in their chic and truly elegant boutiques.

Here you’ll find collections by Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville and Augusta Jones to name a few, so you’re guaranteed quality from the moment you walk through the door.



Brides that want a one-stop shop for their dream dress, bridal party outfits, hair and make-up, look no further than the wonderful Creatiques boutique in Southsea.

Renowned for offering excellent customer service, owners Robert and Andrew will give you the shopping experience you always wanted.

You’ll find the latest Justin Alexander, Mark Lesley and Sincerity collections here, among other big names in the industry, plus gorgeous shoes and accessories for the big day.


Wedding Belles of Otley

This Yorkshire bridal boutique is all about finding the perfect gown for the modern bride. Stocking Alan Hannah, Benjamin Roberts Tia, Impression Bridal and more, they offer something to suit every budget.

Once again voted as one of the top five Best Bridal Retailers in the Wedding Ideas Awards, Kellie and the Wedding Belles of Otley team will hope it’s third time lucky this year.


Serendipity Brides

Serendipity Brides in Northamptonshire is fast becoming a favourite with brides, which is why it came as no surprise that the beautiful boutique is in the running for this prestigious award.

Lisa and her team will make you feel like a princess from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the store, as well as stocking gorgeous gowns by Pronovias, Maggie Sottero and Dessy, with dresses for you and your bridesmaids, it’s a must visit for brides.

Do you agree with these top 5 Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 finalists for Best Bridal Retailer? Who do you think should win?


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