Friday, August 15, 2014

New Gowns - Jenny Packham - Shirley

The Beautiful, elegant and simple "SHIRLEY" is so elegant and simple with the jewelled halterneck and fine chiffon we adore this gown......

Monday, July 14, 2014

Featured Gown - PEARL by AnnasulY

This weeks featured gown is the stunning PEARL by AnnasulY.
The gown is simple, beautiful lace with a high neck and lovely back with buttons all the way down the fine lace which shows a lovely back.
The hem and edging is a heavy beaded lace and it has a gorgeous jewelled detail on the pretty waist.
We love the photos Owen Howells took in the beautiful Hammet House Llecryd...

The dress itself is light and soft and falls beautifully and is a little bit different because of the high neckline and stunning back.

Worn with a fine tulle veil and simple headpiece this gown is the epitome of style and elegance.....

To come and try this gown please call 01834869341 or Email or visit the website for more pictures.....

SAMPLE SALE- with Emma Phillips Bridal Studio on the 3rd August 2014

We are so excited to be sharing a BIG SAMPLE SALE day with Emma Phillips Bridal Studio in Carmarthen at The Ivy Bush Hotel between 10-3pm on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

The list of gowns is below - BUT more may be added to the sale and some may sell so keep checking!

Charlotte Balbier

Sassi Holford
Samantha Jacket
Mia jacket

Ian Stuart Bride
Vanity Fair

Jenny Packham

Kate Sherford


The SALE will have lots of wedding gowns but we will also have Accessories from designers such as Jenny Packham, Halo & Co, Rosie Willett, Flo & Percy and Blossom, shoes by Rachel Simpson and Rainbow Couture.

We will also be selling some of our Twobirds samples so really worth a look to see if you can find your dream gown.......

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW GOWN - GRACIE by Charlotte Balbier

The second NEW gown from Charlotte's ISCOYD PARK Collection is the simply stunning "GRACIE".

GRACIE is a beautiful organza gown with a fitted bodice which has a lace underlay and a delicate lace edging.
The gown also has a beautiful pleated waistband which makes you look tiny! Shown here is a gorgeous brooch but it looks fab without too.

The back of the gown has tiny clear buttons and a full train, the epitome of elegance.
To try this beautiful gown please call 01834869341 or email

NEW GOWN - ETIENNE by Charlotte Balbier

Much excitement this morning when we unpacked TWO new Charlotte Balbier gowns and two veils from this fabulous designers new collection ISCOYD PARK.

The first gown is the utterly divine ETIENNE.

This is a beautiful soft French lace with Charlotte's signature asymmetric bottom and high bateau neckline which we adore at White Bride as it is so flattering. The back of the gown has a deep "V" and clear crystal buttons.
We have bought this beautiful gown in a soft delicate blush pink BUT it is available in Ivory too.
To try this gown call us on 01834869341 or email on

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wedding Gown Prices.....

I wanted to write this post as I have had quite a few brides calling or visiting recently, worried about the prices of gowns in the boutique. Brides have been scared that all our gowns are in the £3000 - £5000 price bracket and I wanted to tell all you lovely girls this is simply NOT TRUE!

We do have a lovely boutique, we do pay a huge amount of attention to the fine details which you only know about when you become a White Bride, we do have a gorgeous NEW website and we do have amazing gowns BUT most of them are between £950-£1800!

The designers we stock have been seriously considered not only for their designs but also their service and most importantly their quality. A dress in a picture can look lovely - but in the flesh is horribly cheap and nasty. This is not the case with our gowns: the quality is amazing which probably has lead to this misconception.

We do work by appointment - Why? So you get THE very best service in the privacy of the boutique, no one popping in, no familiar faces while you have "THE ONE" on and our undivided attention while you make one of the most important decisions of your life.

Our designers are not big companies with a range of gowns that are sold by the hundred to brides in every other town. We buy from real designers who put so much love and work into the collections to make the gowns as fabulous as they are. The risk of one of your friends having the same dress are so low as we stock labels that are either exclusive to us in Wales or are only stocked in Cowbridge / Cardiff.

The designers

Charlotte Balbier - Charlotte is a lovely, stylish thirtysomething lady who herself only got married in December (Yes we are stocking her TWO wedding gowns in the 2015 collection). Her gowns are all designed by Charlotte and we love them here at White Bride.
The prices of Charlotte's gowns range from £995- £1650 and lots in between the only exception is with her very special "The Charlotte" retailing for £2300.

The stunning Gracie - from £1250.00

Annasul Y - This is a designer we have stocked for the last year and we love the gowns at White Bride, the gowns are mainly of beautiful French lace with sleeve detail and straps but also they make some beautiful strapless gowns with inner corsetry which gives you a fabulous silhouette.

The collection is priced from £1095- £2000 but with MOST of the gowns at around £1300 these are so affordable and beautifully made.

Above is AnnasulY - SAFFRON. - £1195.00

Charlie Brear - This is our newest designer and is based in London where all the gowns are made by hand, Charlie Brear used to go under the name "The Vintage Wedding Dress company" but last year rebranded.
Her gowns are so beautiful, using the softest slipper satins and crepe du chine and French lace the dresses are sumptuous and gorgeous. The gowns range from £1220! For a beautiful simple satin slip dress they can be made your own by the addition of sleeves, sashes, jackets and other lovely things.....
These gowns are due with us VERY SOON....
Bateau neckline crepe dress - £1295.00

Sassi Holford - This designer is based in Taunton and Sassi designs and makes the most beautiful gowns, the cut and quality is absolutely amazing and really does show!
Her gowns are more expensive - the corsetry makes you look 2 sizes smaller the fabrics are only the very best.
The gowns with us start at £1790.00 and do go up to £2695 (still not the £3000 mark!).

Josephine. - £1790.00

Jenny Packham - Now here we go, yes they are expensive BUT they are amazing and you are buying a potential Heirloom!
 Jenny Packham creates the most amazing gowns in silky soft satin and chiffon with amazing embroidered tulle and they do cost in the region of £2550-£3300 (in our boutique this is the highest we go EXCEPT for when we have other gowns in for Designer Days). But they are not like anything else, many try and copy or create a look but none come close so I think the price is totally justified.

Shirley - £2550

Also remember that ALL STANDARD ALTERATIONS are included in the price we quote at ordering so no nasty surprises at your fitting!
So I hope I have dispelled some myths about our prices and please come and see us soon.
Remember too we always have our SAMPLE SALE gowns which range from as little as £300 so you can get a beautiful, expensive Designer gown for high street prices.....

Monday, June 23, 2014

NEW GOWN - Hyacinth by Annasul Y 2015

It was very exciting this morning to open a rather lovely parcel from Annasul Y with one of our NEW 2015 gowns lovingly packed inside.....

The gown is a beautiful French lace gown with corded lace applique detail, no beading or crystals just very simple and elegant. The hem is lovely too with organza fluted trim.

This dress is amazing as you can add different details to make it your own.....
A gorgeous sash....

Or sleevelet that can be removable for the evening......

To try CALL on 01834869341 or email