The Bridal Courtyard becomes exclusive stockists of Phoenix

From left: style PH6028 and style PH0020, both from Phoenix and available at The Bridal Courtyard

It’s all shiny and new at The Bridal Courtyard. “We can’t wait for the next round of dresses that are due to arrive in store later in the summer,” says owner Jennifer Gilbert. “We have now become exclusive stockists of Phoenix, and the gowns are sensational. The price range will be £800-£1,200, giving brides who have slightly less to spend the chance to find a style that they adore, without blowing the budget out of the water.” With glittering tulle ballgowns such as style PH6028 (above left) and knee-length satin dresses with detachable skirts (style PH0020, above right) on the table, they’ll never feel like second best.

“We will also be bringing in the 2019 collections from both Kenneth Winston and Nicole Spose,” Jennifer reveals. “These gowns should be arriving from September onwards.” What’s her top pick? “With Meghan Markle choosing to go for an elegant, minimalist look, I feel that Nicole Spose’s Nuala (below, £1,650) from the Aurora range is worth highlighting,” she considers. “For brides looking to get married in a gown with less lace, sleek lines and an uncomplicated shape that showcases natural beauty, this dress is a real winner. Its embellished back is to die for.”

And if you’re hunting for a bargain (who isn’t)? The Glasgow-based boutique has something else up its glamorous sleeve. “We’re holding a sample sale at the end of September (29th and 30th), and all our gowns will be discounted up to 80%,” says Jennifer. “You’ll find high quality, designer gowns at a fraction of their original cost.” Yes please!

Nuala gown by Nicole Spose, £1,650, available at The Bridal Courtyard