''I just wanted to say a humungous thank you to Charlotte for creating my bespoke wedding dress.After some negative experiences in some other bridal shops, it was an absolute dream come true to walk in to Charlotte's boutique! She instantly made me feel at ease an had some beautiful dresses! After deciding on a design of Charlotte's she worked closely with me to create my dream dress! She patienly listnened to my ideas and advised and supported me through the whole process. When I first saw my dress I think I was actually speechless!!! It was truely perfect and everything I imagined and more. I felt so special on my big day and that is thanks to Charlotte and her wonderful team. It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know Charlotte and her Mum during the months from trying on my dress to taking it home- they are both two very special people! Thanks again for creating my perfect dress Charlotte
''To Charlotte, I just wanted to tell you again how much I LOVED my dress!! It was perfect, I felt a million dollars on the day! I remember how indecisive I was at the beginning you were so patient with me & I am so glad I went for one of your own dresses! I have enclosed a few pics for you to nosey at!! We had a wonderful day & honeymoon & we are now back to reality!! I miss wedding planning! Thanks again - it was beautiful! Lots of love Jane xx''
Jane had a completely bespoke dress made just for her and married at Calke Abbey.
James Tracey Photography
''Dear Charlotte, A great big thank you for all your help to make my wedding day perfect & helping me find 'the one'! I had tried on so many other dresses before coming to your shop & it was only with your advice and patience that I was able to pick my perfect dress. Myself and my bridesmaids had so many comments on our dresses throughout the day. Thank you so much again with love from Kristy and the girls xxx''
Rachel wore a Caroline Castigliano gown with beautiful flowing organza skirt and beaded bodice. These were a few shots captured before the ceremony with her bridesmaids Jessica (who was also one of our brides!). Venue - Hoar Cross Hall.
Photo by HBA Photography
Hannah married in August in one of our Stewart Parvin dresses called Cherry Pie. Her venue was one of our more local venues being the Dovecliff hotel at Stretton.
This picture was kindly sent to us by her photographers at Picture Box.
Nikki married in sunny Spain in her Hepburn dress in Ivory and vintage lace by Suzanne Neville, she also wore one of our bespoke veils made to match her dress.
Mary had one of our dresses called Emily from the collection of dresses we have at the boutique. She also had her bridesmaids dresses and her Mum's outfit for us too! We love dressing the whole family!!
Our gorgeous Ashleigh went for vintage glam in her Suzanne Neville Hepburn dress and jacket. She had the perfect hourglass figure for her sexy lace fishtail.
She also smelt rather fabulous wearing Suzanne's perfume and has been in to see us since for another bottle!
''I visited Charlotte's shop looking for bridesmaids dresses as I'd seen her collection online. Her attitude and service was amazing and I instantly fell in love with all of her dresses. I had a bespoke dress made, I also had my bridesmaids dresses, my mother of the bride dress and all of our accessories from Charlotte. By the time I picked up my dress Charlotte felt more like a friend than a supplier. I visited what felt like hundreds of bridal shops, and Charlotte's cannot be beaten on quality or service! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Charlotte to any of my friends, my only sad comment is that I don't have an excuse to visit her anymore''
Please find attached some of my favourite pictures from our wedding day. I hope you agree that they best capture how amazing the dress is. I felt stunning in it and everyone said how wonderful it was. Simply the best dress ever. Also shows the beautiful veil that I bought from you. So simple yet sets the dress off perfectly.
Thank you so much for helping me to look so wonderful on my wedding day. I couldn't have asked for more.
Thank you for all of your help and support. Look forward to seeing you again when we pick the dress up from being dry cleaned''
Joanne wore stunning Suzanne Neville gown Captivating.
Photography by K&L Wedding Photography.
We are just a little jealous of this fabulous wedding in Portugal. Samantha wore a shimmering beaded Lusan Mandongus dress with long veil and and a gorgeous red sole on her feet!
''So pleased with my Suzanne Neville Brompton dress, thank you Charlotte''
Emily looked stylish and chic on her wedding day I know she got plenty of comments on how fabulous she looked!
Emily has also set up her own business called Eclat Bakery and is opening a shop next to us at 12 Tutbury! She makes fabulous macarons, cupcakes and cakes. They make great wedding favours, check her out. They are amazing trust me, I have sampled them a few times!!
Victoria had to be one of our happiest most excited brides! We made her a bespoke dress with an extra long train and veil to match. We also did her bridesmaids dresses and Mum's outfit!
''To Charlotte, Wow what can I say?! A MASSIVE thank you for what you did for both me and my mum. You made everything so special for us and we cannot thank you enough. I know that our circumstances were not always normal, but you made sure that I did not worry at all. I will really miss coming in to see you and your mum - I will pop in!! Lots of 'bubbly' love Victoria xx''
''To Charlotte, Thank you for helping me find me dream wedding dress! Everyone loved it and said they had never seen on like it before. I would recommend you to anyone, you were fantastic and made me feel so relaxed! Love Emma x''
Emma wore one of my favourite dresses, Apolline by Suzanne Neville she teamed her dress with a stunning floor length veil scattered with lace applique.
''Thank you for my wedding accessories!
Looking forward to future events where I can wear my amazing earrings again!''
Jessica wore the fabulous Captivating by Suzanne Neville and married at one of our favourite venues Alrewas Hayes at Fradley
''When you're a bride to be your wedding starts at least 12 months before the big day. I knew exactly where and when I wanted to get married but I couldn't find the dress. I very quickly found where I wanted to get my dress though; Charlotte Thompson's Bridal Boutique became a home away from home. I not only found the most beautiful dress but I also found a friend.
Thank you Charlotte for everything you did for us. I had a million different ideas of the perfect dress, but when I found one, the whole day cam together in my head. I needed a dress with shapes and Charlotte understood this, she didn't look at me like a crazy bridezilla!
I feel sad at the idea that I won't need to come in again for fittings. I will most definitely be back to raid your bridesmaid collection - perfect for a wedding guest or a ball! I would definitely recommend Charlotte to all brides, not only for your glamorous dresses but for the experience you provide. Your friend Becky x''
Our wedding in October of last year was amazing and the dress ... more than I could ever have dreamt.
I will always recommend you and your boutique as you were such a help when I visited, the shop is beautiful and the dresses just amazing.
I have attached some pictures for you and I will also send over a card when it is printed. Again apologies for the delay in mailing you, since our wedding we have opened our own florist which has taken up most of my time.
Have a wonderful week and again one million thanks for making my dress shopping such a fun experience and helping me find the perfect dress for my day
Sarah was one of our less local brides, living in Dubai and getting married in Las Vegas this dress has to have traveled the furthest from the boutique! She had a bespoke version of Tamara a Mia Mia dress, making it her own by creating a strapless gown.
Gorgeous Rebecca in her Tamara dress with long lace edge veil, this creates the romantic 50's style.
I just want to thank you for all your help and advice with choosing my wedding dress. You were amazing and it was a delight coming to your shop. You made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The dress fit perfectly and was so comfortable so thank you for advising me to get some of the bones removed. The jacket was beautiful, just what I wanted. I think you are extremely talented and I will be recommending you to all my friends who are getting married over the next couple of years.
We had the most fantastic day and I felt like a million dollars in my dress. The day went so fast and I didn't want to take the dress off. I had so many compliments and some people even thought it was a different dress when I took the jacket off and added the sparkly belt in the evening.
I have attached some photos for you to see if you want to add them to your website or facebook page then that's great.
Thank you again for the best advice and making choosing my wedding dress such a lovely and exciting experience.
We love to get photos of our brides especially when they are at our favourite venues, this one being Osmaston Park. Georgina wears Tamara by Mia Mia, we created a gorgeous hand tied bow sash for her belt and she teamed this with a long scattered lace veil. Georgina and her family run Hackwood farm shop locally well worth a visit!
Kate looked absolutely stunning in her Angelique dress this summer. She married at Hoar Cross Hall one of our more local venues. It was fun from start to finish with Kate and her bridesmaids!
This has to be one of my favourite pictures from this summer! Sophie wears her Bella dress with satin edge veil.
The lovely Jennie in her Dionne gown by Mia Mia
Jessica wears one of our gorgeous Suzanne Neville gowns, Love Affair teamed with a rather fabulous Natasha belt on black ribbon. She married at one of our favourite venues, the lovely Packington Moor near Lichfield.
Catherine just looked the perfect picture in her Image gown by Suzanne Neville and bespoke jacket made specially for her by us. Catherine also wore our favourite shoes ever, the ivory satin Sakura shoe by Harriet Wilde. These are now in pride of place on Catherine's dressing table as she loved them so much. Vicky also looked gorgeous in her JLM Couture bridesmaids dress. The setting for this wedding was another one of our favourite venues Alrewas Hayes.
Zoe married in the gorgeous All of my heart by Stewart Parvin
Emily wears Mia Mia gown Rosemary which we customized to a 3/4 length sleeve. If you are a shooting fan you may even spot them in a couple of magazines! Looking gorgeous there Mr and Mrs Christie!
Lucy wears a Stewart Parvin gown called Hang on to your love. We had a bespoke jacket made to match and added a flash of green to her dress to match the colour scheme.
Just a quick note to say thanks again for all your help with my dress. I'm affraid the shoes came off after about 3 hours so the dress did get a little bit muddy but should be fine!
Thanks again. Lucy.
These are not the professional pics but thought I would send you a couple of snaps of "the dress" from yesterday - thank you so much! Your personal approach and caring nature makes you stand out from other bridal shops - an absolute delight to purchase a dress from your boutique! I can't thank you enough!! X
Jessica Wears a bespoke version of Captivating by Suzanne Neville
Holly De Gay
Holly wore Drew by Mia Mia
As promised here are some pics of the big day. We had such an amazing day, it was completely overwhelming and incredible to see all our family and friends there to cheer us on.
The dress went down a storm - I'm sure its normal for people to rave about your dress as a bride but even my mum couldn't stop going on about how amazing it looked which is unheard of!
Thanks for all your help, I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out, well worth all the trips to the Peak District
Thank you for your amazing service, dedication and passion. You were so patient, went the extra mile and made a very indecisive bride feel at ease. The whole process was so much fun, (if you want a mini white top hat..i've got one going spare!!)
I hope you're as happy with the photos as I am!
Thanks so much! Louise xx
A few pictures from Lydia's sunny spring wedding looking gorgeous in Tamara by Mia Mia. Lydia loved her cathedral length veil we had made to match her dress.
Sarah wears a fabulous 50's Lyn Ashworth dress called Jacqueline, accompanied by her bespoke headpiece from Shena Holland.
As promised here is a picture if me in my wedding dress. It fitted like a glove and was very comfortable to wear. Everyone remarked on it which is usual I know but people really commented on how elegant and classy it looked.
Claire and her daughter Megan in their JLM Couture dresses looking gorgeous, and they managed to dodge the rain for a few pictures.
So many people commented on how lovely my dress was!
I just wanted to sat a big thank you for all the help in choosing my wedding dress. You made me feel completely at ease, there was never any rush and nothing was too much trouble for you, all in all a wonderful experience!
Thanks Again, With Love.
So many thank yous, this card probably isn't big enough! You were amazing from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, even coming to the rescue when we were let down by the other seamstress. I can't speak highly enough of you, the dress & the service provided. I wish you every success for the future; and will make sure I recommend you to anyone who tells me they're getting married! Thank you again.
The perfect winter wedding in New York! Kayleigh wears Tamara by Mia Mia and her Sasso Minelli shrug
Claire Wears the gorgeous Mitzi by Lyn Ashworth, we also had a bespoke Rosie Willett headpiece made to match in the same lace as Claire's dress. Claire had a fabulous wedding complete with Christmas tree!!
Photography by Matt Brown
Hayley Di Rito
Hayley was all about the 50's glamour and we clicked instantly!! We had a vision for her 50's inspired wedding dress and we had a bespoke version of Bella by Lyn Ashworth. Barcelona was the perfect setting for this wedding.
Charlotte was the most fabulous bride, looking gorgeous in her made to measure Suzanne Neville dress and jacket. The bridesmaids also looked stunning in their Jim Hjelm dresses, not to mention Jessie in her bespoke flowergirl dress that was made specially to match the colour scheme! We all had the most amazing day!
Photography by Matt Brown
Claire wears Charisse and the gorgeous Charisse lace edge veil by Suzanne Neville, bridesmaid Amy also looks lovely in a Jim Hejlm dress (JH5065).
The dress was gorgeous and I did feel like a princess.
Janet Di Gravito
Hi Charlotte just a few pics for you! and a big thank you for being such a sweetheart and so patient!
I cannot thank you enough for suggesting the dress. It was perfect and everyone commented on how beautiful it was.
(Victoria travelled all the way down from Edinburgh to see us!!)
Louisa looked stunning on her wedding day at The Banyan Tree in The Seychelles. She wore a dress called Spellbound, a beautiful silk crepe dress by Suzanne Neville, and yes she did go in the sea!!!!
The dress was just AMAZING Charlotte - and I felt so special in it. Everyone commented on it and I am so glad we got it.
I just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am to you for all your help and your brilliant customer service and your wonderful shop! I would never have picked out that dress and you were spot on with it.
Charlotte and Jo (Phillipa Mercer)
Thank you again Charlotte so so much for all your help. You were an absolute fountain of knowledge, patience, help and calm! Charlotte and Jo were thrilled with their dresses and we have had people asking us where they are from and so hopefully you will have some calls!
No doubt see you very soon. Wishing you all the very best,
Just a note to say thank you for being so wonderful in the run up to our big day. You made the whole experience so special and I genuinely felt really beautiful......thank you.
Lots of love & best wishes,
Aly, Nathan, Ethan and our new arrival Seth xxx
Photography by Matt Brown
Just wanted to say a big Thank You. I had so many comments about my dress and I felt a million dollars..Thank You for all your help and understanding with everything.
Tracy Haynes x (Allsop)