Alex & Liam!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you’re having a lovely day and looking forward to the Easter weekend ahead!

I’m so excited to share these beautiful photos with you today! Boutique Bride, Alex and hubby Liam, married in Malta last year and their day looks like a complete sunshine DREAM!

I fist met Alex at the Nanteos pop-up event we held in Aberystwyth, and as soon as we said hello we recognised each other from school! What a small world it is!!!!!

Alex tried on a number of dresses before trying the effortlessly beautiful Eva dress by E&W Couture, and well, we all new it was the one!!!! Alex requested that we lower the back into a deep V so that she can wear her beautiful back necklace, and we did so happily (this is the joy about our handmade dresses , they are all made completely bespoke for each Bride with her specific requirements!)

Alex travelled from Aberystwyth to the Boutique here in Penarth for her fittings along with her family & bridesmaids - she and her bridesmaids are such a strong team of women - it was a joy to be part of their wedding experience and we always had such a giggle during our fittings! I’m so proud that Alex knew exactly what she wanted, from her incredible shoes (Kurt Geriger), to her veil adored with falling stars & handmade headpiece by Claire Hill Designs.

Alex & Liam married at Villa Arrigo and their gorgeous photographs were captured by Shane P Watts. Sarah Young Wedding Planning made sure all the details were covered from Hair Stylists (Alfie’s Hair & Beauty Salon), Make Up by Alexia Azzopardi and the cake from Villa Arrigo, and as you can see from these photo’s the entire day looked spectacular!

Alex kindly wrote these thoughtful words about how she felt wearing her amazing dress:

“With my favourite colour being black, I never thought I would feel like a 'proper bride', I have never looked at a wedding dress and loved it until I met Rachel and her dresses at a wedding fayre at a local hotel! I tried on Eva and knew she was the one for me instantly! She was elegant and classy whilst being stunningly simple! Even better that it was altered and made especially for me. Our wedding day was perfect and so was the dress, the first thing Liam said to me was 'WOW you look amazing' even the children Jack and Harri loved the dress! I had comments from everyone on the dress, especially the drop back! I was sad to pack the dress away at the end of the day as it is by far the most amazing item of clothing I have ever owned!

Alex - you are an amazing and I’m so proud to call a fellow Aberystwyth-ian a Boutique Bride!

Big love, Cariad mawr,


Rachel Burgess