The Bridal Courtyard’s Jennifer Gilbert had a busy few days’ buying at the Harrogate Bridal Show back in September. It’s not easy sifting through endless rails of ivory lace and tulle (that quite often blur into one if you’re not paying attention!) to track down the dresses that’ll make the cut for your boutique, but we had complete faith in her haul. It’s cracking, of course.
“For 2019, we’ve taken on two talented new designers,” Jennifer reports. “We’ll be ushering in the Sweetheart line from the Justin Alexander stable, with gowns costing in the region of £700-£1,000, allowing us to cater to brides on a tighter budget. The quality of the dresses is outstanding for the price and the eye-catching designs are wonderful.”
We can’t resist dramatic looks, so style 11002’s queenly cape (below left, £POA) is calling our name, meanwhile style 6158’s waterfall skirt in a muted blush tone (below right, £POA) is floaty, fluid perfection.
And who else will be making their way to the Glasgow store? “We have also taken on Casablanca Bridal at The Bridal Courtyard and will be stocking their Beloved collection of dresses,” she reveals. “These gowns have some really intricate detailing, are high impact and extremely customisable, and we can’t wait for them to arrive on our rails.”
If you haven’t heard of the brand before, get yourself acquainted now: the bohemian, artisanal lace and plunging neckline of style BL288 (above, £POA), reminiscent of sought-after Australian brands like Grace Loves Lace and Essense of Australia, are so fresh and Pinterest-worthy and there are fluted sleeves, pooling trains and scalloped hems to look out for as well. We’re impressed.