Natalie ~ Owner and Creator
The idea for Exquiste Bridal Couture came to me when I was engaged myself back in 2009. At the time it was very challenging to find a bridal boutique that offered a wide selection of stylish and unique gowns that excited me enough to want to wear them on my special day. At the time I was working at Harvey Nichols in London and having been there for over 10 years I was looking to start up a retail empire of my own! The Bridal Industry that was unveiled to me once I became engaged was just the perfect environment where I could truly use my luxury retail and customer service experience gained in my invaluable time at Harvey Nichols. Likewise, having studied Fashion and Fabrics at A-level and BA (hons) Textile Management at the University of Leeds, the bridal industry also allowed me to work with my technical and creative skills. Alongside the business I am mum to Lorenzo and Lia and wife to Dan. We are a small family run business and we live just a stone's throw from the boutique and so you may see my family popping around the boutique when you visit!
We opened in Lymington in March 2010 where we had a wonderful 3 years. In October 2013 we took the decision to relocate the business to the city centre of Winchester so we could be more centrally located with better transport links for brides who wished to visit us for our wonderful selection of designers.
8 years on and we now feel we have one of the most luxury environments in which to shop for your wedding dress, with a range of exciting designers at a range of pricepoints. Our aim is to offer you the best in customer service and to find you the perfect dress! We will work closely you and offer new and interesting styling ideas that are tailored to you, with a view to creating your own unique look.
I love every little thing about working with our brides. It truly is the most exciting and memorable time of your life and we are thrilled to be a part of it. I can't wait to meet you and help you find your wedding dress!
Natalie loves...running, being a mum, sunny holiday's & my business!
Anna - Seamtress Extraodinaire
We are very lucky to have worked with Anna since our boutique opened in March 2010. Six years on Anna knows everything she needs to know about our range of designers and she alters each and every dress to perfection. Anna is from Russia and has been sewing ever since she can remember. Working on the intricate details of bridal is her forte and so don't be afraid to ask her to do something crazy...she loves being creative and doing what every bride wishes. You'll meet Anna at your first fitting and she will work with you to create your perfectly fitting dress.
Anna loves ~ Sewing, Fashion, Dressing up, theatre specifically ballet and oil painting.