Friday, 30 December 2011

Jesus Peiro 2012 Dresses in the Sample Sale

How much do I love Jesus Peiro, the Barcelona based label? Muchly indeed.

To demonstrate just how sub-zero cool our sample sale is feast your beautiful, bridal eyes on these incredible dresses. Not for Miss Bush are there any dated, five year old samples dragged out of stock rooms. I take our 'boutique' status very seriously. I expect our brides to be wearing leading designers with vast amounts of design savvy. Buying a sample should not mean shelving those values...

A further benefit of only putting current dresses in the sale is that they can still be ordered. Too big or too small - I can get the dress made to order . Any new 'made to order' dress from the sale range will have a lovely 'thank you' gift that will make any label loving bride swoon. Call or email to find out...




Thursday, 29 December 2011

January Sale at Miss Bush

 SALE

It is that time of year - the decorations are down and YOU are geting married this year!! Miss Bush is holding it's January sample sale starting on Tuesday 3rd January and there are some fabulous bargains to be had.

Sample dresses, with as much as 70% discount, are available from leading designers Jenny Packham, Maggie Sottero, Suzanne Neville, Rosa Clara and many more....

Suzanne Neville Rapture SRP £2455 Sample Sale Price £1200


Fancy kitting yourself out completely, or just need a some accessories? Shoes will be available with up to 80% discount and they are some beautifu sample headpieces from Polly Edwards and Halo too.



Polly Edwards Josephine £350 Sample Sale £175

 Please phone 01483 222815 to book an appointment or email for a full list of sale samples.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Maggie Sottero in snowy Canada...

How dramatic does this look? The wide open wild Canadian landscape is perfect setting for Kelly's Maggie Sottero simple silk dress. The addition of a Sasso shrug makes for an iconic winter-bride style statement.



A lovely thank you letter from Kelly from across the pond...


Dear all,

Just a note to say a hugh thankyou to everyone for making the experience of buying a wedding dress perfect - (I brought the second dress I tried on! and was able to buy the sample dress) -Jenny for ensuring my dress fitted like a glove and helping me chose a feather shrug which kept me warm for the photos in -5 degrees temperatures -Emma for fitting me in on an invisible slot to help me chose my beautiful Polly Edwards tiara
- The two ladies who packed my dress into a tiny travel box, so well that when I arrived in Canada two days later there was not a crease in the dress.

Thankyou all for making the experience so memorable, that I didnot even visit another shop! Please find enclosed a photo of our day in the snow.

Best wishes,

Kelly


Maggie Sottero Autumn Royale in The Ice Hotel

Planning on a snowy Christmas and disappointed at the lack of snow this year?  Feast your eyes on . Liz and Scott's super-chilled wedding in the The Ice Hotel






Check out the Uggs...















Dress - Autumn Royale at Miss Bush

Photographer, Steve Tarling,  from A Little Box of Memories has provided these stunning shots.


Friday, 16 December 2011

Cymbeline New Samples - Fuji and Fadella

Delighted to welcome Fuji and Fadella into Miss Bush at last....


Lace - Cymbeline playing their trump card...
A blessing for a bride that wants to wear a proper bra...

This dress is crepe with a touch of Lycra - bit of comfort with your minimalism?

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Wedding Industry Awards


Entirely negligent of my own personal PR I entered the Wedding Industry Awards just ten days before the closing date. I sent a quick email to my brides I had contact details for (note to self - get married name email addresses) asking them to vote so the Miss Bush team could have a night out in London if we got to the finals. Miss Bush got short listed for the London and South East region but did not get through to the national finals. I would like to thank the 101 brides that voted for Team Bush and their amazing comments - anonymously left and displayed below.

It is an utter pleasure and privilege to work for so many beautiful, intelligent and downright fun women at such a special time in their lives. It is not always plain sailing - I am trying to show on the Miss Bush blog that sometimes there are deviations from perfect planning and any event that involves bringing together all ones family, friends will have stresses and strains attached.

I am sorry Miss Bush didn't get through to the national finals - not because I think we would win - I'm not sure we're polished enough - but because of the dedication of my team. I also think when you look at the Miss Bush real life brides on this blog you'll see that Miss  Bush delivers amazing frocks with superlative fit.

I am cursing my lack of MBA owning ability to write a decent entry form - I focused entirely on our customers thinking they would say lovely things about Miss Bush. I'm not even sure Miss Bush has an articulated ethos - I just thank my lucky stars that Mum and I have this business as I'm not sure anyone else would have us!!

These are the lovely words and I feel very tearful reading them!

General Comments (in random order)

I visited a lot of Bridal shops when trying to find my perfect dress so I have a lot of experience with receiving different levels of service. Miss Bush provided the most professional, friendly and fantastic service. They were so friendly and certainly knew what would suit me. I would recommend to all my friends.
Overall excellent level of service, very personal and friendly. The quality of the dress & alterations were outstanding. They had a great range of dresses to choose from (with three in particular that I really liked), therefore I did not need to visit any other bridal shops. They were really helpful in preparing my dress to transport to Italy by packing it appropriately to minimise the risk of creases and marks.
At 46 years of age on a size 18 I wasn't looking forward to going into any wedding shop - after picking Miss Bush Bridalwear from the internet and because I came originally from Surrey, along I went not expecting anything spectacular. I selected my dress on the first visit - I would have paid extra for the service I had from the assistant, she was brilliant and her suggestions really did work. Although I lost roughly 3 stone it was a personal choice as the dress suited me as I was on that first visit it just looked even more spectacular on my day. They were lovely and I went away feeling how I should have done because of them. So a BIG special thank you to you all!!!
The girls @ Miss Bush were so fabulous. Utterly attentive and a delight to work with.
Throughout the process they were brilliant at answering my questions, replying to emails, letting me try on my dress again and again! We did an accessories appointment to choose shoes, veil, hair piece etc, which wasamazing and really helped me to choose how to have my hair as we tried different options, the fittings were all great and I had 3 to make sure the fit was perfect and it was. I felt like they went above and beyond to make sure I had the perfect dress, shoes, veil etc and that it really mattered to them, the staff were so friendly and helpful, I loved my visits!
Miss Bush had a great selection of dresses that I hadn't seen anywhere else.I wanted something unusual and their Jenny Packham range was perfect. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process.
Miss Bush Bridalwear lived up to all the recommendations I'd heard about them. Amy, who helped find my perfect dress, and the team were fantastic throughout. They had a great range of dresses, were brilliant at helping me narrow down my choices, and Amy took all my thoughts about each one I tried and put them all together to produce the perfect dress - a Maggie Sotero. The fittings with Jen were fun, comprehensive, and the end result was a dress that felt like it was totally tailor-made. My baby was 4 months old when I ordered the dress, and 9 months by the time of the first fitting, which meant (along with normal bride dieting!) I'd lost 2 stones - and the dress was far too big. However, it didn't phaze Jen and her team who took to the scissors with enthusiasm! I loved my dress, had loads of brilliant compliments on the day, and I felt wonderful. I can't recommend them highly enough!

I really can't not put into words how incredible Miss Bush are. From my first initial appointment with one of the assistants, where she patiently waited whilst I tried on dress after dress after dress, to my second appointment when I came back to try on my 'Top Four' before deciding on the dress of my dreams, everyone at Miss Bush was incredible. I had four fittings once my dress had arrived. Miss Bush is an incredible seamstress, her knowledge of weddings and the dress reassured me every step of the way. She makes you feel so completely at home and I trusted her to make the adjustments to my dress that were needed. The finished article was perfection. I felt like a princess on our wedding day and can honestly say that I owe a lot of that to Miss Bush and her team. If I was to do it all over again I would not hesitate in going to Miss Bush, and I tell ALL my friends to go there - there really is NO better place.
Emma from Miss Bush is an amazing lady. She made me feel so confident in my choices and actuslly had a lot of input in my overall styling which i was hugely grateful for, I couldnt have bern happier with the service they provided. Additionally, Liz, who was my seamstress from miss bush, did a fantastic job with the dress and veil, dealing amazingly well with last minute weight loss and also altering my veil to my exact specifications, all whilst making me as calm and relaxed as posdible.
Fantastic - the service from start to finish. They are a busy boutique with lots of experience. Jen is over 70 and sorts all fittings. Jen see's things on a dress that you may not yourself when the dress is on. I felt in safe hands from start to finish and my dress was perfect.
I was very impressed with the team at Miss Bush Bridal. A very professional service and very friendly team. The finished product fitted perfectly and I had a lot of compliments on the dress. They stock a great range of beautiful dresses and really help you find one that suits you.
The girls at Miss Bush were amazing. They all cared about the brides day, were professional, friendly, honest and very genuine. Nothing was too much trouble. They made a daunting decision fun and I always looked forward to going there to see them. Two days before my wedding, the chief bridesmaid decided she wouldnt bussel my dress. Miss Bush emailed me a drawing they (Liz) had done so that someone else could do it for me on the evening of the wedding day via the drawing and instructions they wrote. Saved my day and my stress levels.
Unlike most brides that loose weight before their big day, I was pregnant by the time I started looking for my dress so I faced quite a difficult challenge! Despite a very generous budget, I couldn't make an appointment with most shops (Vera Wang, Liberty etc.) as they didn't have anything that would fit me on my wedding day (by which time I'd be 6mths) and although Miss Bush didn't stock anything at that time that was suitable, without knowing me or being able to make a sale, she took the time to write me a very detailed email about the things I should consider. I stil have the email and it's over 2 pages of A4! She went out of her way to explain to me about the fitting process, the British designers she rated and would reccomend and offered gentle suggestions about what factors might affect the style and how I'd feel on the day. Not only was I impressed by her professionalism and passion, everything she said was subsequently proven to be right. Thanks to her I bought a dress but it was her guidance that led me to the right shop and the right dress and I can't thank her enough. I made a mental note to contact Emma when I started our wedding business and after getting to know her and her team, I remain convinced (after visiting A LOT of bridalwear shops!) that hers is the best in the South East (where my knowledge extends). As a bride, you couldn't ask for a more experienced team and the fact that she has a dedicated in-house team of seamstresses goes to show just how much she values her brides, the designers and their dresses. Plus I can't imagine anyone that would be more fun to be around at a dress fitting! Whether traditional or cutting-edge, Emma stocks such a variety of styles and represents just what a boutique should be: an edited selection of the very best.
I have a very odd body shape and the Miss Bush team were amazing in finding me the perfect dress. I told them about my ideal dress (which would have been appalling on my figure) and within minutes the staff had found a dress that had all the aspects I wished I could have whilst being made in a way that really suited me. Their seamstress made me bespoke sleeves which were flawless, as I needed to wear a bra, and fitted the dress perfectly. I could not have been more happy with the service from beginning to end.
Fantastic experience, expert advice and support through to the big day. Could not have asked for more, especially as my wedding was in peak season!
Oustanding service provided by staff at Miss Bush, went above and beyond to work around my work committments. Th eoutcome of the dress was amazing and made my day,10 out of 10!!!!!
I would highly recommend Miss Bush Bridal wear to anyone that is getting married in the future. All the staff are kind, helpful, honest and friendly. I felt so relaxed within the environment and loved every minute I was in there. When I brought my dress and was on order, the staff kept me updated and told me when it was in. Then I had 3 dress fittings to make sure that the dress was to my satisfaction. I was so so happy with the final product and the amount of work they did to it to get it perfect.
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They have the most sophisticated range possible- no ruffled and diamonted meringues. Emma sees a genre, attitude and theatre set with every dress.
I heard good reports about Miss Bush but Emma and her mum helped me beyond my wildest dreams. I put on 4 stone during my pregnancy leading up to the birth of my first baby 12 months before I started looking for a wedding dress. I was finding it hard to shift the weight so I was putting off trying on dresses as I knew I would look like a lump, not like a princess. I should not have worried! Even with the baby weight Emma gave me fantastic advice on which styles would suit me and even squeezed me in a size 10 sample dress. How did that happen!! By the time of my wedding I lost 3 stone. The weight loss was no problem for Miss Bush! They had to take my dress in by 6 inches and did so only a week before the wedding. They were amazing allowing me to wait till the last minute so I could look my best. I want to cry every time I look at my wedding photos as I look so beautiful. Emma and her team did that for me..... Emma also found enough spare material in her workroom for a bridesmaid's dress to be made for my baby daughter to match my dress without the need for a special order.
Miss Bush are extremely helpful, and know exactly what will suit each client. All my requests were accommodated for, and their staff are all top notch. I would not hesitate to recommend Miss Bush.
Not only were the staff welcoming and nice to me and my family but the Seemstress was the nicest and kindness person. She made me feel like a bride and i enjoyed every trial
All the staff at Miss Bush were extremely welcoming, helpful and patient throughout my dress fittings. They were very knowledgable of their stock and remembered small details from my previous visits, which gave me every confidence they were the right shop to use.
Everyone at Miss Bush was lovely and incredibly helpful in getting my dress ready. The dress was beautiful and I would (and have) certainly recommend them to others.
Miss Bush were fantastic! They were friendly, helpful and always responded to any queries straight away. They really seemed to care and I would recommend them to every bride to be! Thanks to all at Miss Bush for making me feel so wonderful on my wedding day! :-)
Very helpful, friendly and professional. Not overpowering and pressurising sale, genuine staff who take pride in what they do. Amazing range of designers and dress styles, very classy and clamourous rather than stereotypical 'bridal'. Organised and clear in whole process from ordering through to delivery and alterations. The best experience I could have wished for!
Great service.
Emma's patience, creativity, humour and honesty was such a breath of fresh air. Having been to a number of wedding dress shops I was particularly impressed by her eagle eye, she knows exactly what dresses suit what figure types, whilst the considered choice of dresses made wedding dress shopping the fun adventure it should be rather than the stressful experience that so many people encounter. Emma's approach to wedding dress shopping is cerebral and I genuinely felt at all times I was in the safe hands of a true professional.
Having been really unsure as to style of dress, I was guided and assisted by Miss Bush with a down to earth friendly manner and really truly felt a million dollars on my day. I am now looking for any excuse to wear it again!
I really enjoyed my experience with Emma at Miss Bush and she helped me select a dress that suited my budget and my figure as I had no real idea before I went in. I was under the impression all the dresses were at least £2k but that was not the case. They seemd to have a fabulous selection of the slightly more affordable designer dresses that still looked very expensive and made me feel like a princess! I enjoyed the pampering I got with my fittings and the fact that they always did a little something to my hair etc so that I could see the whole look. I would definately recommend Miss Bush to anyone even those with a slightly stretched budget!
Really friendly and welcoming and great attention to detail.
Every visit there was fun and exciting for both my daughter and myself. We felt they became friends and knew exactly what we wanted. We never felt worried by their capabilities as they were calm and thoughtful and full of food ideas
I loved dealing with Miss Bush, the staff were attentive, creative and most importantly - fun! Amy looked after me and helped choose a dress that was perfect for me. Amy was also very patient and never once got fed up with me being so indecisive! She even did my hair for the appointments so I could see what it would look like on the day and its all these little touches and attention to detail that really meant a lot to me. Three of my friends and my sister in law have also got their dresses from Miss Bush.
This shop offered fantastic customer service. I wanted a specific dress from Ugo Zaldi, which they ordered in from the supplier so that I could try it on, and went to a lot of trouble to get it in for me. It was the 'one', but I needed to try it on to see how it fitted. I have visted several shops, and was really impressed with the service I received at Miss Bush Bridalwear. At other shops, the sales assistants coudl be directive and pressure me, whereas at Miss Bush the service was brilliant and I instantly felt comfortable. The fitting and alterations service was very professional and personal, led by the manager of the shop.
The shop is magical and when I walked in I was instantly put at ease and made to feel comfortable - not like some bridal shops that look rather scathingly at you until they need your cheque-book. It really does feel like a family-run and intimate shop with a special touch. My budget was modest (£1,000) and the Miss Bush team - led by the incredibly friendly Emma - jumped into action to find a selection of beautiful dresses that fit my destination wedding venue in Portugal. In the 6 months I had from first try-on to the wedding day the team were brilliant and totally accommodating, even offering me the sample dress and end of line shoes to ensure I could meet my budget (I didnt take the sample dress but how lovely for them to offer - and makes you realise it is not all about the bottom line). The fittings were brilliant and fit around my diary. I felt beyond AMAZING when I put my beautiful dress on, I could have conquered the world on my wedding day with that feeling. All in all a personal, friendly and bespoke service run by lovely people.
I knew what shape of dress i wanted and after only half an hour i had made my decision. The lady who took my measurements made me feel like a princess, she made me excited that my choice was the right one. Due to the nature of my job Miss Bush were accomodating to my schedule. The only issue I had was the night before my wedding I tried on my dress and the lace covering my shoulders had been sewn in a way that meant I couldn't move freely. A small issue as my bridal party took it straight to Miss Bush who rectified the problem within the hour. My dress was commented on all day, it was the perfect choice.
I found the ladies at Miss Bush Bridal invaluable. Their honesty, reliability and personable nature was very welcomed. I can highly recommend them.
Although I'm sure I could have found another store closer to my home that had the same dress I bought, at Mish Bush Bridalwear the service is outstanding, the staff are friendly and helpful. I didn't experience the same level of service at other stores in which I tried on dresses.
Miss Bush quite simply is excellent, they are a team of people that really do care and they go the extra mile to ensure you look perfect. From my first appointment they knew straight away which dress would look best (it hadn't even come under my radar) but after my first fitting it was incredible how it was so right for me. Not stopping there they also suggested alternations and additions to make the dress truly personal so by the time I had finished it was more or less a bespoke coutured gown. I would class myself as a pretty neurotic bride but there was only one element for which I felt no stress or concern and that was my dress. Thank you Miss Bush.
Emma and Jen were wonderful. My dress was perfect and beautifully fitted exactly as I wanted. The selection of styles and designers in the boutique cover a variety of tastes which I found to be a rarity elsewhere. The ladies take great care in their work and this is evident from start to finish. I would highly recommend Miss Bush Bridalwear to anyone! Unfortunately their new bridesmaids collection was not available in time for my wedding because I would have ordered them also!!! Thank you so much Miss Bush.
MIss Bush were very professional and knew exactly what dresses suited me before I even tried them on! Would recommend them to anyone.
Excellent service from start to finish. Very attentive staff, great design ideas and options to customise the dress individually. Very welcoming atmosphere and lovely premises. Fitting service was also excellent and guests were made welcome.
Amy at Miss Bush really looked after me and helped me choose my dress - she gave great advise and made me feel really confident in the dress and accessories I chose.
Sales rep Amy was fabulous, more consulative, debvoted and knowledgable than any other bridal sales person I met! My seamstress Liz was so patient and friendly and I had so much fun with all my fittings. And the owner Emma was very hands on, dead honest and by that I could see see genguinely wanted me to look my very best! Thank you Miss Bush!
Everyone was so amazing. From the moment I met Emma on my first visit, she guided me in appreicating cut, fabric, colour, advising what worked with my skin tone and colouring and led me to consider things I had never thought of. For every visit after, Amy was particularly wonderful, pinning my hair up and styling me up every time!! I am overjoyed to be married to a wonderful man, but slightly disappointed that I can't go back to Miss Bush to buy more dresses!! They are truly mastercraftswomen!! Huge vote for them!!
Really helpful all way through wedding process and when dress arrived they realised it was totally wrong fit and had another made within 10 days, then ensured I had enough fittings before the day to have a perfect dress.
I would highly recommend Miss Bush to any friend or family looking for the perfect wedding dress. From the first time i tried a dress on they could not do enough to help me find my perfect dress. Nothing was too much trouble and every visit was stress free and fun. Any alterations to my dress were done exactly as requested/recommended and i was kept updated throughout the whole process.
I've always known about Miss Bush Bridal Wear and it was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses. My dress was the first I tried on and although I tried on others and went to other boutiques (for the experience obviously!) neither their dresses nor their level of service matched that first experience. I felt a million dollars on the day in my beautiful dress and veil and when I walked down the aisle my husband to be mouthed 'wow'!
Miss Bush has the most beautiful dresses and offers a fantastic level of service. The shop is lovely and everyone I dealt with so very helpful. I also really appreciated the early morning weekday appointments (i.e. 8am) so that I could fit in fittings before work. I had every confidence in them and so never had any worries about my dress, which was just beautiful and a perfect fit.
All of the staff were a pleasure to deal with, they were patient, helpful, professional and friendly. No task was too big and they really did create my perfect wedding dress. I could not recommend them highly enough! Sophie
Miss Bush were incredibly helpful and offered a personalised service. I was not sure what i wanted exactly but after some discussions and trials i found the perfect dress for my size and style. the fittings were all easy and friendly.
Beautiful selection of dresses, amazing service and as soon as we arrived we knew they knew exactly what they were doing. My dress was perfect and beautifully fitted to my shape. THANK YOU
Very helpful - tried on so many dresses! Good choice. Modern. Reasonable price range. Quality dresses available.
My mother introduced me to Miss Bush when my sister-in-law got married to my brother in 2009, she got the most exquisite dress from the shop and was given then most amazing service, we recommended Miss Bush to several people all of whom got their wedding dresses there and every single bride had the most wonderful experience. The supplier in Spain actually messed up my order of my wedding dress so that it wasn't delivered when they promised Miss Bush - but Emma and the team made sure that I never felt anxious and reassured me that they would get all of the alterations done in plenty of time for my wedding. The dress arrived 3 weeks before we were due to leave for Italy and as promised Emma and the team delivered in spades. They stayed after hours to make sure I could come after work from London to have my fittings at a time that was convenient to me. Even though it wasn't Emma's fault that the dress was late she insisted that she would organise to have my dress cleaned after my wedding to compensate me for what had happened. Throughout the whole experience Emma and the team made the whole experience completely magical, from my first visit to the shop to my final fitting. Everyone is so personable, friendly, professional and just amazing! I cannot recommend them highly enough!
A great shop with a fabulous selection of dresses, both mainstream and from interesting designers not run of the mill, the staff were so patient and not pushy but brilliant on imparting their knowledge when asked for it, appointments and time generous. I got my dress from viewing to fitting (alterations included) within 4 months including 6 weeks of atrocious winter weather.
The process was relaxing and fun. Emma and Jen are entertaining to work with and made the experience most enjoyable. The opportunity for a Sunday appointment on one occasion was a definite plus in the busy calendars of the bride and the bride's mother. The selection of dresses to try on and fact that there was no pressure to make a decision until after the second (or third) session together with gentle encouragement to get on with it so that the lead time and timescales from taking measurements, sending away for the dress to be made and then back for several fittings, in particular to get the ornate lace train the right length (!) , all went to ease the whole process. We will be taking the dress back to have a small tear in the lace of the train repaired and Miss Bush have also recommended the only suitable dry cleaners for this lace and beaded dress and will make all the arrangements for that once the repair is complete. This too is a great help. Thank you.
They made me feel special from the first moment i stepped in. They didnt automatically show me dresses at the top end of my budget, and more importantly convinced me to try dresses that i had never even thought about!
Thanks
The shop in itself is absolutely stunning and simply does not compare to any other shop I attended. The layout is perfect and in no way overwhelming with choices as so many bridal shops can be. The staff are really friendly and helpful and have a nack of making you feel like the most important bride they are helping.
Great range of dresses, beautiful setting, treally good quality
Miss Bush gave amazing service from start to finish:) They helped me find my perfect dress the staff made me feel very special like a princess:) everyone was so friendly and made our wedding day the most perfect day ever:)
Miss Bush Bridal proided an outstanding service form start to finish. Their sales processes is personalised and not at all pushy, their fittings and follow up is excellent and they were happy to go the extra mile - making a bolero jacket to go with my dress from extra fabric etc. A really great experience with not a thing to worry about before the wedding
I would thoroughly recommend Miss Bush Bridal, they were fantastic from start to finish.
Very good level of service - Emma is Fab!
Corrinne at Miss Buch Bridal made me feel comfortable and special at the same time. Her advice was sopt on, to the point that I ended up choosing a dress she suggested I try on. Couldn't have asked for a more attentive and trustworthy service.
A wonderful, personal & super friendly service which really added to the magic of the dress buying process. Upon my first visit to the shop & finding the perfect dress there was absolutely NO pressure to buy as with some shops. I was bowled over by the quality of service provided by the girls. They were incredibly knowledgable, gave objective advice and were an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Fantastic service in picking the dress and my first visit. Emma knew exactly what would suit me and was a pleasure to have dress me. Service was a little chaotic in dress fittings; the final fitting ended up with a too-long hem so had to schedule another pretty quickly which was a bit panicky, but got sorted quickly. Another minor detail was that I was unable to see my veil until the dress was picked up as it hadn't come in. Also, once we went to pick the dress up there was some discussion about whether or not they would honour the deal they had initially offered us, but again, that got sorted quickly and I would still recommend the place for the initial experience.
Miss Bush were friendly, helpful and seemed genuinely interested and enthuastic. They went above and beyond to help me find the perfect dress and accessories and even helped me to decide on my hairstyle for the day. Corinne was especially helpful as was the seamstress (whose name I can't remember) who made sure it fit perfectly. Their service is first-class and their shop is a gorgeous, girly haven of all things bridal! I felt like I was in very safe hands!
Miss Bush is different from all of the other bridal suppliers because the people who work for Miss Bush are friendly, approachable and honest. The minute I walked into Miss Bush I felt incredibly comfortable. The staff are also experienced in what they do and know their product and are able to give an opinion where some others feel that they are unable to. They were very good at helping with accessories and generally very supportive up until the day. Emma is fantastic and very enthusiastic, you can tell that she loves assisting future brides, really takes an interest and is very focussed on each and every bride. Miss Bush also supplies a range of wonderful range of designer bridal wear and accessories such as Benjamin Adams shoes and Polly Edwards tiaras.
Miss Bush was the first bridal studio I visited after my sister got her wedding dress there some three years earlier. From the first phone call to book an appointment through to my wedding day the staff have been fabulous and my dress absolutely incredible. The dress I ended up having as my wedding dress was the third one I tried on and was in fact selected for me as one to try by Amy, who was assisting me at my first appointment. In actual fact I probably would not have even looked at it had Amy not advised I try it. From the moment I put the dress on I knew it was the one, it even had other 'bride-to-be' families in the shop crying (people I had never even met!) Living nearly 200 miles from the shop it was a little difficult for me to get to fittings but all the shop staff went out of their way to arrange appointments convenient for me. My dress was perfect in every way and the service from every member of staff at the shop was second to none. I would, without hesitation, recommend Miss Bush to anyone I know looking for a bridal gown.
From the moment I walked into Miss Bush I was treated like a Princess. We had great fun trying on the dresses and the staff were honest with their opinions. Once I'd ordered my gown, I was kept up to date of progress and the seamstress fitted the dress to me perfectly! A truly wonderful experience - almost wish I could get married once a year!!!
The staff at Miss Bush Bridal were knowledgeable and helpful and the alteration service was brilliant. I couldn't have wished for a better team!
Miss Bush was recommended by at least 8 friends and family who emphasised their personal service, great selection of dresses and ability to go above and beyond to cater to their clients. I was not disappointed. They gave me so many tips on dresses that would suit my shape as well as encouraging me to try on styles I wouldn't normally think of. When I finally picked the dress of choice, their ability to style it with the right accessories was second to none. Miss Bush also tweeted me the most beautiful message on my wedding day which I saw a couple of hours before walking down the aisle - a truly personal and fantastic service that I cannot recommend enough!
I loved the knowledge and passion that all the staff clearly showed for the bridal industry. From the word go you could tell they knew their stuff and were completely honest. Emma was brilliant and even though they were so busy on the day I had my first fitting, she made sure that I was happy and helped in every way possible to find the perfect dress for my size and shape. Not once were they pushy, crowding or dishonest and that's what every bride hopes for in a great salesperson when finding the perfect dress. Very personable, very charming and they definitely deserve to be recognised.
Amazing dresses! After going around thousands of shops and feeling disappointed...I finally went to Miss Bush which was like a treasure trove of the best dresses with excellent service. Plus reasonable prices!
Miss Bush was the first place I visited on a recommendation from some friends, I then went to visit 3 others and non of them could be compared on the following. Fun - they made the time fun for me and really read who I was and helped me try on things i hadnt picked up but truely loved. I didn't feel rushed at any stage to be in and out. Personal - Emma and Jen remembered me and things about me which made me feel at ease straight away - I never thought shopping for a wedding dress could be such a nerve racking to do. Fkexability - my mum had had a very servere accident not long after my first visit, this ment her being in hospital for 4 month. They adjusted visits so I could bring a family friend to help me pick a dress. They adjusted a visit so I could bring my mum when she was able to taken out of hospital for a few hours. They allowed us to use a private room to help her feel more comfortable. I travel all over the country every week for work and all my fittings were worked around my diary. Advice - there were so many little things which they were able to do, from under wear and hear to flower colours - Emma went and borrowed some flowers from next door to her shop to show different ideas! My hair piece was specially created with Emma's help, she really listened to what I wanted. I could go on and on for it really was just such an amzing experience and I have since recommended it to so many people.
Miss Bush offer a refreshing alternative to your usual stuffy (in my experience) bridal shop. They are on top of all the latest trends and styles (not just in 'wedding world'), and stock a great range of designers and dresses (incl. Ugo Zaldi and Rosa Clara which are so hard to find!). I started without a clear vision of what I wanted or even suited - but the team at Miss Bush we're incredibly patient, honest and helpful, and steered me towards a dress I'm still totally in love with. I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else!
Love this shop and always recommend to friends.
The girls at Miss Bush were just fantastic, attentive, patient and honest! They made the experience one I will never forget.
I loved the store, it's surroundings and the outstanding service. If you're looking for quality, exceptional tailoring and good service this is the place to go. They aren't cheap but the level of service more than makes up for it and the quality of the dresses and advice is outstanding
Miss Bush were wonderful from the moment we arrived for our first visit until today, where they are still being so helpful with advice with what to do with my dress post-wedding. Emma gave fantastic, heartfelt advice, taking into account not only my body shape, but also the time of year, wedding venue and style of day that I had envisaged. Extra care was taken during fittings to mock up hair dos, and accessories so that I could really get a feeling for what the dress would look like on the day. They also happily offered my mum advice on her outfit, found swatches of material that might work and suggested styles that would look great. Fittings were arranged around my schedule and were quick and easy and everything was ready on time, and most importantly with a smile. The whole team are so skilled in their industry that they are full of wonderful hints and tips about not only the dress, veil, shoes etc, but also the day, and you come away from a session with them wanting to make lots of notes for fear of forgetting their wonderful suggestions. A truly fabulous company that I would urge anyone to use, above and beyond any other.
Miss Bush was recommended by a friend who got married 10 years before. As an older and larger bride I was not looking forward to looking for a dress but I need not of worried. Emma was lovely and put me at ease. She offered me advice and explained things all the way through. She showed me different ways of bringing the whole look together. I didn't feel pressured or rushed, they let me go back as many times as I liked until I was sure I had found the one. It was also great that they had seamstresses on site, so any adjustments could be done quickly and at a very high standard. Even if I say it myself, I looked amazing on my wedding day and felt a million dollars. I was given compliments all day. I definetely would recommend Miss Bush to any ladies getting married.
I had such outstanding service from Miss Bush. They really made finding 'the dress' a truly special experience.
I had outstanding service at miss Bush from the first day I tried dresses on up until my wedding day. All the girls were very helpful and made me feel very comfortable as the experience can be quite daunting! They didn't just put dresses on you but added a sash and even pinned your hair up to give you the full look. The alterations were brilliant so my dress fit like a glove. All in all i would definatly recommend Miss Bush to anyone.
While visiting a good number of bride shops around London and Surrey, Miss Bush was the only shop to really give me the time i needed to try on dresses to understand what suited me. They did not keep checking thier watches to make sure i kept to my one hour slot (despite it being a busy saturday) as many others did. The staff and shop are very welcoming and I enjoyed my first visit very much.
As above, recommended by a friend and in turn recommended again to another friend. Miss Bush the whole team were fantastic, Amy was brilliant from choosing my gown to air pieces. there was no rushing in the appointments and Jen made the all the adjustments so the gown was so beautiful.
The team at Miss Bush were fantastic right from the start. Emma took time to pin me in to the sample dresses and spent time helping me with my hair and accesories. She gave honest opinions which I valued. Jen was also fantastic with the fittings and extra support and kindness she showed my mother and I. I thoroughly enjoyed my appointments at Miss Bush and would highly recommend to friends.
Miss Bush were excellent. They give great advice which is very helpful - they want to make you look your best. They have a great selection of dresses and accessories and made me feel very welcome.
I had brilliant service at Miss Bush, Corrine who helped me try on dresses was so lovely and the dress I ended up with she picked for me, I never would have chosen it myself. All the fittings I then went for, the service was excellent, I can't fault them.
The ladies at Miss Bush are fashion conscious and have a lovely range of dresses that represent the latest trends. They are however, not pushy, not pretentious or arrogant like some of the boutiques that offer similar dresses in central London (Jenny Packham for example). They are very helpful, supportive and make you feel like a million dollars every time you go in which is how you should feel as a bride. Their expertise in terms of design and dress making is second to none. My dress from Rosa Clara was fabulous.
I cannot praise Emma and the team at Miss Bush enough. Emma was incredibly honest with me and understood my post baby body shape fears and steered me gently to the most beautiful wedding dress that could not have been more perfect for me. I felt, stylish, glamorous, elegant and most importantly comfortable on my wedding day. The service from start, through to the meticulous fittings was first class. A real gem!
Miss Bush have an excellent selection and wide variety of beautiful dresses. The staff are very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, particularly Amy. They made an experience I had dreaded an absolute pleasure and could not do enough for me. I visited a number of different bridal dress shops and Miss Bush stood out by a country mile.
The choice in Miss Bush was better than any of the shops i had looked in the whole of London. They were very modern and stylish compared to everything else i had seen. My dress was very beautiful and the craftsmanship and alterations were done perfectly.
Friendly and knowledgable staff who actually picked my wedding dress out for me. A dress that they thought would suit me, both physically, but also taking into considerations our 'theme' of an out door wedding.
Expert advice and they did their very best to make me feel reassured and happy with my purchase.
I bought my dress from miss bush because they had a good range of choice to begin with of the designers that I was looking for. The level of service was also superb. I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed within the shop from the start whilst trying dresses on, and they were so friendly and welcoming. I hadnt experienced this in other bridal shops, I had been looking for a while already. I had been into several shops where I felt they were talking a sales pitch and being too pushy. Or feeling uncomfortable in a bridal shop as the assistant was unfriendly or "snooty"/pretentious. I really enjoyed being able to try different dresses on and I felt relaxed enough within the shop to finally feel the excitment and felt comfortable enough to be able to enjoy the whole experience, which was what I had expected but until miss bush hadnt found. Miss Bush were also completley brilliant about having to do last minute alterations before the wedding due to an un expected pregnancy, so they really went I felt above and beyond! I recomended them to my sister and she ordered her dress from them too!
Miss Bush is an amazing bridal shop: first and foremost the staff are fantastic - extremely professional but very friendly and accommodating. Rather than just let you try on dresses, they make suggestions and recommend dresses that will suit your figure (which is so useful to a bride who is having trouble knowing what looks best!). When my friend went to Miss Bush she walked in and they said she should try on a slinky Jenny Packham but she didn't like the sparkles on the front and said it wasn't for her; 8 dresses later, all of which were beautiful but not quite perfect, she was persuaded to try on the Packham dress and the staff were right, it was The One! It was the same for me, after trying on a number of dresses, Corin suggested I try on a couple of new arrivals as she felt they would really suit me and the first of the two I tried on was The One! It was perfect! Every time I went back to the shop for my alterations, I was made to feel special and Gen did an amazing job on altering my dress so it fitted like a glove! The shop also made me a little jacket to go with my dress which was also perfect. They also have a beautiful range of headpieces and I was given plenty of time to try on as many as I wanted. As I was having my hair up on my wedding day, Corin put it up in a similar style and let me wear the sample of my wedding dress so I could make an informed decision on which headpiece I liked best! Such a brilliant service! After picking up my dress just before the wedding I felt really sad that I wouldn't be going back there again, as I enjoyed being at Miss Bush so much! The shop itself is beautiful and the dresses are spaced out nicely and not crammed on to the rails, like so many other bridal shops. Their selection and choice of dresses too is far superior to many other bridal shops. I had such a good experience at Miss Bush I will forever sing its praises and will always recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
Miss Bush were extremely professional, helpful and reliable from start to finish. After visiting over seven stores in central London who all made me feel like I was on a conveyor belt, visiting Emma was like a breath of fresh air. She truly listened to me and totally understood the style I was looking for. All of my fittings were a pleasure and they even adapted my dress to make sure I felt completely comfortable on the day. My sister and two best friends have since bought dresses from Miss Bush giving me the perfect excuse to go back and visit. I cannot recommend them enough and they definitely deserve an award for excellence.
Miss Bush are the whole package. A girls wedding day is one of the most important days of her life and the dress is vital - but so is the "look". Miss Bush gave me a range of options - i tried on a dress that i never would have picked and was surprised how lovely it looked, i tried on a dress that i thought would be "me" but didn't work at all and i tried on a dress that i didn't think would work but once on became "the dress". They are the experts in helping you choose the right dress for you - for your shape but also your character and they didn't stop there. They helped me create the right hair do and head piece and made an additional piece for my dress which made it bespoke. They are straight forward, sensitive, honest and kind. There is no hard sell. I didn't go into any other bridal shop - i didn't need to. They took all of the panic and potential stress out of hunting for the right dress and i would highly recommend them to everyone. They also sorted my shoes by ordering them for me and also the feathers for my hair - 2 less jobs for me which at the time was hugely appreciated. It was no trouble for them. I can't stress enough how wonderful they are. Also - there is no prissiness about any of the girls - they are all so lovely. I have been into some top wedding dress designer shops with friends before and it was about the hard sell, they were pretentious, rude and rather snooty - i vowed i would never go into that shop again and i didn't - miss bush was the top of the list based on where my friends had been and i really didn't need to look elsewhere.
From the moment I entered the shop in Ripley I knew I was in safe, professional hands. My situation and concerns were listened to, and I was given good impartial advice on the dresses. In the end I chose the very first dress I tried on, but didn't finally decide on it for several months as the wedding date was not confirmed. I took friends to see the dress, and each time was met with great courtesy and helpfulness. Being in my 60s I was concerned that I didn't look like mutton dressed up as lamb. All of the dresses were sleeveless and strapless. As I have a skin condition I wanted my arms covered. In addition I didn't think the long train was appropriate for a grandmother. Miss Bush came up with the perfect solution. They cut the train off the dress and made it into a jacket. The result was absolutely stunning, and was the talk of the wedding. I felt like a million dollars, and couldn't stop smiling all day. The dress was so comfortable, and moved beautifully when I walked and danced.

Thank you so much xxx

Laura Brace in Suzanne Neville Harmony Part Two. Google Images, SEO and the modern bride.





This has very little to do with Laura and everything to do with modern social media. I had a distressed call from one of my future brides that has ordered this dress, Suzanne Neville's Harmony, for her wedding next year. Bride X was almost inconsolable as she had Google Image searched a picture of this dress as there is no official Suzanne Neville photo of it. The search resulted in a disturbing image of a bride in the same dress but it didn't suit her and was ill fitting. The bride in question had also accessorised it badly and Bride X was panicking in case that was what she would look like. To me this is a cautionary tale from the age of SEO and why I try to protect image distribution.


Tips, snaps, strops and props...

1.Buy a dress from a shop that will be frank and will let you know if a dress suits you or not
2.Make sure that the shop you are buying from has excellent technical knowedge and a back up fitting service
3. Dresses from the most famous designers will be a costly fail if they don't fit correctly
4. Bad pictures are just that - endless searching the internet for images will throw out images of brides whose styling you don't love in a dress you do
5. Trust your own eyes and your own judgement
6. Don't take bad camera phone pictures of yourself in a dress - if you can't remember it clearly go back to the shop and try it on again
7. If you can't remember a dress - is it memorable enough?
8.Don't judge a dress by it's marketing - the better the pictures the bigger the marketing budget the more expensive the dress(Pronovias/Rosa Clara)
9. Don't let grumpy skinny models put you off a dress you love (Jenny Packham)
10. Dress images are targeted at their biggest regional market (Maggie Sottero for the US)

It is for a combination of these reasons I prefer customers not to take pictures in the shop. I am met very often with outright rudeness and hostility when I ask people to refrain from taking photos. I am not trying to hide anything, conceal a dress's name or designer or lock you into buying a frock from Miss Bush. I am simply trying to preserve the bride's mental image and feelings that she had for a dress and to prevent her from taking away a poor quality image of a possibly incorrectly fitting shop sample. It will not comfort the bride, it does nothing for the brands that I stock and the possibility of bad images being shared on Google Images to deter brides from brilliant gowns I find disturbing.

I would be thrilled to welcome any brides with their 'proper' photographer at Miss Bush to conduct a 'Pretty Woman' style photo shoot! Amazingly cool images could be captured, kept for posterity or sent to absent family members! It would be fun to do a pre wedding shoot with your best friends and your chosen photographer - like an engagement shoot just for girls. The pictures would be amazing - and that, at the end of the day, is the lasting reminder of your day. Choose your dress with love and your photographer likewise.

Laura chose www.markhoadley.co.uk for her photos and Miss Bush for her dress xxx




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