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.
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.
We have worked hard to create a luxury environment 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.
Natalie loves...running, being a mum, sunny holiday's & my business!
Rachael - Boutique Manager
Rachael joined Exquisite Bridal Couture in May 2016. Having worked for the UK action sports lifestyle brand Animal for 6 years as the Flagship Store Manager and 1 year in the Head office supporting the Garment Technology team in fittings and fabric approval she loves fashion and has a true passion for retail. Rachael's creative flair ensures that you be easily guided towards your perfect dress and she thrives on creating personal looks for each and every bride.
Rachael has a BA HONS in Costume for film and theatre specialising in the making side and so has a huge amount technical knowledge, which ensures you are in very safe hands when having your fittings. Rachael has even made a wedding dress or two herself for friends and family in the past.
Rachael has visited and met all of our designers since starting with us in May 2016 and so she is fully at one with what they offer and what design changes can be made on your chosen gown.
Rachael Loves... all things musical and theatrical, crafts and travelling.
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.