For brides willing to splash the cash, a trip to London for one-to-one appointments with designers in their showrooms or flagship boutiques makes dress shopping a truly unique experience. Chatting about the latest collection, and getting the man or woman behind the gowns to style you is a treat normally reserved for the A-list.
In April, royal couturier Stewart Parvin is heading north of the border to meet brides and show off his 2016 collection at two Scottish boutiques: Rachel Scott Couture in Edinburgh and Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow.
The east coast is first up, with Rachel Scott Couture’s designer weekend taking place 8th-11th April. Rachel Scott told us: “We’ll have the entire collection from Friday to Monday, but Stewart will be available to meet with clients on Saturday. There will be a 10% discount on orders placed, but we’re most excited about our brides getting the rare opportunity to meet the highly acclaimed designer and have him style their perfectly chic bridal look.”
Helen Walker at Anne Priscilla Bridal is also eagerly awaiting their visit on 23rd April: “Meeting the designer is an opportunity which should not be underestimated. Not only will Stewart Parvin be in store to dress and consult with brides, but he’ll provide you with a memorable sketch of your chosen design. We’re also offering a 10% discount and free made-to-measure service, which normally costs £400.”
Both events are strictly by appointment only. For appointments at Rachel Scott Couture, call 0131 556 1520 and if you’re heading to Anne Priscilla Bridal, call 0141 222 2504.