Opening Bijou Bridal Boutique was a dream come true! I had always felt in my heart that after many years of planning and waiting for the right property to become available, I would one day open the doors to a beautiful feminine space for brides to find the gown of their dreams and I believe that I have done just that! When you step inside the quaint Grade II listed building you are not only greeted with a warm and friendly smile, but also the “oh so pretty” combination of amethyst, ivory and sage green brought together in a beautiful peony wallpaper, delicately painted walls, and beautiful bright lighting in which to browse the stunning collections of wedding gowns and accessories that the boutique has to offer.
The boutique is situated in Holmfirth, a beautiful part of the Holme Valley in West Yorkshire and is best known for the longest running television series “Last of the Summer Wine”. You can spend hours visiting the old haunts of the television characters from’Sid’s Cafe’ to ‘The Wrinkled Stocking tearoom’, and even take a tour of various beauty spots made famous by the series! It is a beautiful little place packed full of individual shops and lovely tea rooms, not forgetting some fantastic beauty and hair salons which every bride needs!
When I opened the boutique, I knew I wanted to offer my brides something a bit different from the usual mass produced bridal attire which you can find on every street corner and so I decided to offer only British designed bridal wear and accessories. Along with this desire to offer only British names, also grew the enormous passion for silk fabrics along with the most exquisite french laces and sumptuous satins! As a result, the boutique offers a hand picked collection of only British designed wedding gowns in the finest fabrics including collections from Alan Hannah, Ivory & Co. Bridal Couture, Mia Mia by Marguerite Hannah and Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett. The accessories are also all British designed and include shoes by Harriet Wilde, headdresses, tiaras and veils by Richard Designs, among others. The boutique is now very excited to have the gorgeous new Motee Maids bridesmaid collection in the boutique featuring beautiful hand beaded bodices and a choice of different styles and colours. I would like to believe that I have chosen collections with timeless appeal that brides will love!
Welcome to the Beginning!