Earlier in the year I was contacted by a brand new company that were planning on setting up a Bridal Boutique with a difference in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Two lovely ladies, were opening a Preloved shop, full of gorgeous ex sample gowns and secondhand wedding dresses. Not only a brilliant way for Brides to Be to get the dress of their dreams without the price tag, but their collection has grown extensively and they now have some stunning designer wedding dresses now available to purchase at a fraction of the original prices.
On the 25th September Treasured Bridal Boutique, officially opened it’s doors and I was lucky enough to be invited to their launch party. It was a lovely afternoon and one of the Brides to Be visiting even got to try on her dream gown – in which she looked absolutely stunning.
After the launch I caught up with Katherine Edmond & Lucy Hart, owners of this fabulous preloved Bridal Boutique to find out more about what inspired them to launch…
Katherine said: “For me it’s such a shame when a wedding dress is packed away in a box or left hanging on a rail. I love the idea of it being brought back out and put on display so somebody else can fall in love with it, wear it and create their own memories on their special day.”
Lucy said: “I’d second Katherine, and maybe add that for me I wanted to bridge the gap between buying and selling a wedding dress via eBay and buying a wedding dress from new. I wanted to provide a service which rivals your traditional high street bridal boutique, but offers brides-to-be access to exceptional preloved wedding dresses, hand picked for their quality and condition. It’s lovely to think that all brides can find their perfect wedding dress without having to make any compromises.”
Here are their current favourite 5 wedding dresses in stock!
Donna Salado ‘Cambrie’
Size – 16
Original Price – £1715
Price Now – £800
This is a stunning dress perfect for a winter wedding. The strapless pleated bodice with lace-up back leads down to a gorgeous fully draped skirt and train. The lightweight silk means you can effortlessly glide down the aisle, whilst the wine red colour is sure to turn heads.
Justin Alexander ‘8626’
Size – 12
Original Price – £1400
Price Now – £750
A beautifully feminine fishtail dress in satin with all over lace. Pleated satin sash accentuates the waist. While the low ‘V’ back draws your eye down to the decorative button fastening. Scalloped edge along the bottom of the train emphasises the delicacy of this dress.
David Tutera for Mon Cheri ‘211266’ – Unworn Ex-Sample Wedding Dress
Size – 14
Original Price – £995
Price now – £595
This Wedding Dress design is perfect for a ‘Great Gatsby’ inspired wedding. Strapless dress of fine liquid satin. Bodice with a-symmetric ruching which continues down over the hips, extending your torso and accentuating your curves. Soft, fluid a-line skirt and train. Features a fixed beaded belt along the waistline.
San Patrick ‘Arizona’ – Unworn Ex-Sample Wedding Dress
Size – 14
Original Price – £1510
Price now – £895
With this beautiful wedding dress think ‘Royal Wedding’. A stunning tulle princess-line strapless dress with sheer top bodice and sleeves. Tulle ¾ length sleeves finished off with delicate buttons and embroidery at the cuff. Delicate lace motifs appliqued over the bust continue on down through the waist and hips to the layered skirt and soft, full train. Features subtle pearl embellishment under the bust.
David Tutera for Mon Cheri ‘212248’ – Unworn Ex-Sample Wedding Dress
Size – 14
Colour – Oyster
Original Price – £1455
Price now – £850
This strapless a-line wedding dress with sweetheart neckline oozes luxury. The Oyster satin is pleated diagonally across the bodice and right down across the skirt to the hem. The satin skirt opens down one side to reveal a soft tulle underskirt, finished off with lace embellishment and featuring delicate satin flowers.
Arrange a visit to Treasured Bridal:
Telephone: 01525 309740
Address: 3 Eden Court, Eden Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4FY