Sarah Jane founded Britten in 2007 and is still the principal designer. A graduate of the ancient and prestigious Cordwainers College, now part of London College of Fashion, her background was originally handbag design.
“Designing for brides is such a joy and very addictive. I love the focus that comes with creating pieces that will be cherished for decades or, hopefully, generations.” (Sarah Jane)
Standing beside Sarah Jane at Britten is her husband Matthew and the love of her life, Alfie the golden retriever. With a small team of skilled craftspeople Britten operates from an ancient workshop in the overwhelmingly beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath in England.
Sarah Jane designs every Britten piece. They are available only directly online and in Britten’s own boutique. Avoiding the unnecessary costs involved in traditional retail allows Britten to use English craftsmanship, the highest quality materials, specially commissioned packaging, offer deliver to your door for free and treat every bride like their only bride.
This unique model has led to industry acclaim. Perfect Wedding magazine nominated Britten in both their 2013 and 2014 awards, not to mention put Britten accessories on the cover of the magazine twice. You and Your Wedding Magazine nominated Britten in their 2014 and 2015 awards, a rare honour. In print Britten features regularly in publications like Condé Nast’s BRIDES and online on blogs like Love Mr Dress and Rock My Wedding.
“I can’t deny that the awards parties and the recognition that come with them are fun. The smiles that last for days though; they come from the reviews and feedback of our brides.” Sarah Jane
The accessories may be beautiful but so is the service. Sadly most Britten brides are too far away to pop into the boutique but it’s not a problem at all. Everyone in the workshop and boutique are accessible if needed, just give us a call. If you would rather e-mail that’s fine or even use our instant chat service. Many people prefer to order by phone and that is absolutely fine!