Hello there dearest brides to be. For those of you new around here, I’m Annabel Beeforth, founder of Love My Dress and through these pages, I aim to offer you honest, authentic, trustworthy advice and encouragement you as you embark on the path of planning your wedding.
Part of the core purpose of Love My Dress is to empower those planning weddings to make wise and authentic choices and to connect brides and engaged couples with talented, visionary businesses that provide exceptional services and experiences. One such business I very much want to advise you add to your little black book of wedding contacts today, is Carina B Couture – and in this article, I’m going to tell you exactly why.
Before we dive into the wonderful world of bridal fashion at Carina B Couture, let me make one thing crystal clear; at Love My Dress, we’re all about real, no-nonsense advice. We know that the wedding world can sometimes be filled with marketing fluff and unrealistic expectations and I know only too well the anxiety many brides start to feel about the prospect of visiting a bridal boutique. When I personally recommend something, it’s because I truly believe in its quality and value.
My advice is based on integrity and a deep commitment to making your wedding planning journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible. So, when I say Carina B Couture is an absolute gem of a bridal boutique and one you should make every effort to visit if you’re looking for a wedding dress, then that is a recommendation that comes from my heart.
OK, let’s dive in and find out all about this brilliant team and all it has to offer.
(Designs above, by Suzanne Neville)
Carina B Couture
A Boutique for Brides in Bradford-on-Avon, Bath & Bristol
Carina B Couture is a charming bridal boutique located in the picturesque town of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire in the UK, but it’s location makes it perfectly suited for brides in nearby Bath and Bristol and even brides who don’t mind popping on a train from London or further beyond – including regulars from Ireland, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cornwall. I’ve said this so many times to Love My Dress readers but, a good boutique is worth every bit of time and money making an effort to visit, even if it isn’t necessarily located on your doorstep.
They offer a personalised experience, expert styling, and a commitment to making every bride, no matter their size, shape or confidence levels, feel beautiful, confident and radiant. Trust me, having these feelings on, and in the run up to your wedding day, will make all the difference.
7 Reasons To Book at Appointment at Carina B Couture
1. Personalised Service
When it comes to finding your wedding day attire, personalisation is key, and the Carina B Couture team truly excel in this regard. You have to remember, this is a luxury bridal boutique, and so the experience they offer to you, as consumer, will luxury in every way.
From the moment you step inside their boutique, you’ll feel like you’re among lovely friends who genuinely care about you having a positive and enjoyable experience.
The team are dedicated to making your unique style and personality shine through your choice of dress and will provide the guidance and support you need at every step of the way. More importantly, they will do so without making you feel pressured in any way at all.
To ensure you receive the dedicated attention you deserve, Carina B Couture operates by appointment only. This means you have the full focus of their expert bridal stylists during your visit and this intimate boutique space is yours and yours only when you visit.
(Designs above, by Sassi Holford)
2. The Best Designer Edit
Alongside the hugely popular Spanish label, Jesus Peiro – Carina B Couture also takes great pride in carrying some of the best bridal couture designers in Britain, including Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford and Caroline Casitliano.
Their carefully curated collections of designer gowns ensures that whether you’re considering a classic, traditional look or something more modern and contemporary, they have many beautiful options for you to consider.
3. Styling Expertise
What truly sets Carina B Couture apart is their exceptional styling expertise. Their team has an unparalleled eye for detail and an extensive knowledge and innate, insider understanding of bridal fashion. Ladies, this is important and I really want to emphasise that whilst I have your attention.
Carina is a hugely respected stylist offering expertise, a great eye for personal adjustments to flatter the figure as well as a keen sense of fashion. Mollie has been dressing brides for seven years and also offers in depth knowledge combined with sweet, gentle guidance.
There are boutiques and there are boutiques – you need one of the latter, and Carina B Couture leads the way in that respect.
Regardless of whether you’re curvy or petite, big bummed or small bummed, have massive boobs or teeny tiny ones, Carina B Couture is an excellent boutique to visit when it comes to understanding the female form. They specialise in dressing women of all shapes and sizes in a considered and sensitive way.
Their stylists are true experts at selecting dresses that will complement your unique features, making you feel confident and radiant on your big day – and they’ll make that process a fun and enjoyable one.
(Designs above, by Sassi Holford)
4. Alterations and Accurate, Comfortable Fit
We all know that comfort is paramount on your wedding day, and Carina B Couture takes this to heart. They are dedicated to providing you with a wedding dress that not only looks stunning but also fits like a dream.
Once you’ve tried your dress on, you might want it altering in some way to meet your ideal vision; sleeves adding or removing, a cuff, an adjustment to the neckline, an alteration to the hemline, adding some special embroidery or finish – whatever you can imagine is possible as Carina and her team design and create bespoke changes to meet the unique needs and desires of every individual bride.
And let me tell you – having the capacity to adjust a gown like this is a stroke of fashion mastery that you might not truly appreciate, until the time comes. But that time will come!
Carina B has a team of 4 incredibly talented in-house seamstresses and an amazing fitting team. From intricate lacework to delicate beadwork, every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure your gown feels as incredible as it looks. And I’m not just saying this; Louise has 12 years experience, Sam has 11 years and Alison and Brooke each have 5 years. These women are dedicated to (and incredibly passionate about) making the highest quality bespoke adjustments required to ensure the most perfect, flattering fit.
They really are amongst the best in the country when it comes to this skill level and service.
(Designs above, by Suzanne Neville)
5. Honest, Sensible, No-Nonsense Advice
At Carina B Couture, you can expect the very best in honest, sensible, and no-nonsense advice. Expect straightforward guidance, free from any unnecessary fluff or sales pitches. These women will treat you with respect and nothing less.
Your satisfaction and happiness are their top priorities, and they’ll work tirelessly to ensure that you make informed decisions about your wedding dress.
(Designs above, by Jesus Peiro)
6. Reputation and Specialisation
Carina B Couture has built an impeccable reputation in the bridal industry, known for their knowledge, specialisation, and unwavering commitment to brides. Their passion for helping brides find their dream dresses has made them a trusted name in the world of bridal fashion. You do hear stories of brides having visited umpteen boutiques and tried on countless dresses before finding ‘the one’. An incredibly high percentage of (in fact, most) brides who visit Carina B Couture, end up purchasing from there. And that speaks volumes.
Countless brides have walked through their doors and left not only with a beautiful gown but also with cherished memories of an unforgettable bridal shopping experience.
7. The Sale!
Between Saturday 13th January and Saturday 17th February, Carina B Couture are hosting a sample sale with some of the most incredible savings available on beautiful sample gowns from all of their designers.
If you hadn’t got anything planned over the next few weeks, this would be a lovely way to spend some of your time.
A great way to spend weekend in January!
So, dear brides-to-be, as you embark on your quest to find your ideal wedding dress, I very much encourage you to consider booking an appointment at Carina B Couture. Whether you’re in Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Bristol or elsewhere, this lovely team, lead by Carina and Molly, are waiting to welcome you and treat you to an incredible experience.
I’m sharing this recommendation with you because I want to guide you towards the very best. And Carina B Couture really are amongst the best of them, I promise you.
Happy dress shopping my loves!
Book an Appointment at Carina B. Couture
You can book an appointment online via this page, or you can book an appointment via email or telephone:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01225 866 610
Carina B Couture charge £35 for a consultation which is fully redeemable against any purchase in the form of a credit note.