Charlie Brear Trunk Show

We are so excited to be hosting our Charlie Brear from 28-30 September 2018, featuring the Day to Night Spring 2019 collection. This luxury British designer, with her pioneering additions range, is the definitive brand for the bohemian bride.

To add to the excitement, we will be offering a 10% discount on all new Charlie Brear orders taken across the weekend. So come and join us, to find your dream Charlie Brear wedding dress.

Appointments are filling up, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

Shikoba & Stelfox Pop Up 17th August to 1st September 2018

For 2 weeks only, from 17th August to 1st September 2018, we are privileged to be working with the fabulous team at Shikoba and Stelfox, to bring their stunning UK designed collections to our gorgeous North West Brides.  

Made from beautiful lace, silks and delicate detailing these boho-luxe bridal brands create unbelievably entrancing designs for the contemporary, fashion savvy, confident, unafraid, free-spirited bride.  Their beautiful fashion led collection of dresses draws influence from bohemian styles, rustic charm and touches of vintage and are perfect for our free spirited, whimsical brides with a boho heart.

Their stunning dresses are a perfectly eclectic luxe collection for brides who know their own mind and want to stand out through flair not fuss.  Just ideal for our White Closet Studios brides.

Brides Up North Feature

P1150813.JPG

We are extremely proud to be an approved Brides Up North supplier and are very pleased to have been featured in their latest Blog ... a little snippet of which is below:

Calming, contemporary & creative: say hello to White Closet Studios, Liverpool

July 24th, 2018 | Julia Braime

We just love to work with suppliers who are evidently passionate about the world of weddings and the job they do within it – hence our excitement to introduce you to one of our newest Sponsors on the blog today, the wonderful Zoey Amitage, proud owner of White Closet Studios.

Located in a chic spot in Liverpool’s city centre, this friendly bridal boutique is beautiful both inside and out. Set within a beautiful Georgian house and stocking gowns by some of our very favourite designers, we can easily see why Zoey fell head over heels in love with it – just as you might well do.

Keen to help brides narrow down their search and find that one special dress, Zoey prides the boutique on its appointment-only approach, and its amazing collection of gowns, each chosen to offer something unique to the contemporary bride who craves a romantic yet individual look.

To read more please click here

 

Summer Sample Sale

Ladies, we are sad to see these beautiful dresses leave us, but we need to make some room in our studio, so are offering a selection of our designer samples at half price or less in our sale.

Below are just a small selection of the 18 dresses on offer:

8060.png

Jesus Peiro

8060, Size 10

£1195

7008.jpg

Jesus Peiro

7008, Size 10

£895

IMG_0002[1].PNG

Jenny Packham

 

Daisy, Size 12, 

£1195

IMG_0004[1].PNG

Charlie Brear

Augustine Jacket, Size 12 £495

Augustine Skirt, Size 12 £695

IMG_0006[1].jpg

Charlie Brear

Haliton, Size 12 

£895

Jennifer Butler wearing Charlie Brear Torum, Lace sleeves and Sash.

Charlie Brear Torum

 

Q1: Which store did you visit and purchase your dress from? (Please describe your experience in a few words).

I purchased my dress from White Closet Studios, Liverpool. After lots of recommendations I was prepared to head over to Didsbury & was so excited when I heard the White Closet was opening in Liverpool! I absolutely loved every minute of my experience. The studio is beautiful, the collection of dresses was incredible & Lucy made us feel so relaxed.

Charlie Brear Torum




Q2: Which designer/style did you go for and what was the main reason for it being your winner?
Charlie Brear - I loved the simplicity of the dress & how amazing it felt to wear!


Q3 : Did you have any accessories from us and how did you feel in your outfit on the big day?
I had some lace sleeves & silk belt which finished off my dress perfectly. I felt amazing, yet completely 'me' in my dress- just the very best version of myself!

Charlie Brear Torum



Q4 : Did you have bridesmaids? If so how many and what did they wear?
I had 4 bridesmaids & my 2 beautiful nieces as flower girls. My bridesmaids wore pale grey jacquard lace knee length dresses from coast & flower girls ivory dresses from Monsoon.


Q5 : Did you visit many other bridal shops before ordering your dress with us ?
I visited a several other bridal shops & also went to a wedding fayre (I tried on quite a few  dresses!). Nothing compared to the White Closet Studios though & I absolutely knew when I walked in that I would find my dress.

Charlie Brear Torum



Q6 : What three bits of advice would you give any prospective bride?
1- Revel in every moment of wedding dress shopping & milk it for all its worth!
2- It's your big day so make it whatever you both want it to be. You're only going to get to do it once (hopefully!)
3- Don't forget it's all just a backdrop to the love  between you - don't lose sight of what it's all about.


Q7 : Did everything go to plan on your big day? If so/not tell us how or why?
Pretty much & when it came to it I didn't care about the things that didn't!


Q8 : Any other thoughts ?

 

Here is the link the blog our photographer did about our wedding...

 

http://www.ianmacmichael.co.uk/palm-house-liverpool-wedding-photography/

 

And I've attached a file with the rest of our photos!

 

Thanks

Jen xxx

Laura Taylor wearing Charlie Brear Payton with the Voulaire overdress

Q1: Which store did you visit and purchase your dress from? (Please describe your experience in a few words).

 I purchased my dress from White Closet Studios,  Liverpool. The experience was perfect, exactly what you hope to have when wedding dress shopping. It was really special and I still look back on that time so fondly. I always looked forward to my visits there.

Charlie Brear Payton and Voulaire OverDress

Q2: Which designer/style did you go for and what was the main reason for it being your winner?

 I purchased the Charlie Brear Payton dress with the Voulaire overlay. It was exactly the type of dress that I wanted. It fitted in perfectly to the rustic, laid-back theme I was hoping to achieve on the day. 

Q3 : Did you have any accessories from us and how did you feel in your outfit on the big day?

 I bought two belts (one for the day and one for the evening just with the Payton) and a Marie Canning flower crown. My mum also bought my beautiful veil from the White Closet. 

Q4 : Did you have bridesmaids? If so how many and what did they wear?

 I had 4 bridesmaids and one flower girl. The bridesmaids wore floor length dresses from Asos and the flower girl wore a Ted Baker dress.

Charlie Brear Payton and Voulaire OverDress

 

Q5 : Did you visit many other bridal shops before ordering your dress with us ?

 This was the first store that I visited. Over the next month I visited approx.. 5 other stores. Not one of them was as special as my visit at White Closet Studios and not one of them had dresses to the same standard. 

Q6 : What three bits of advice would you give any prospective bride?

  1. Everybody says it – but it is true – the run up and the day goes so quickly. Make the most of it.
  2. I wish I had asked some of my friends to take more video clips on their phones. I love looking back at the few that I do have.
  3. Not everything will go to plan, but your day will still be the most amazing day! I wish I hadn’t gotten so caught up in wanting everything to go perfectly. It did not but it was still the best day.
Charlie Brear Payton and Voulaire OverDress

Q7 : Did everything go to plan on your big day? If so/not tell us how or why?

 No, we had issues with the electricity so the music and lights went on and off for a period of time! Our fantastic guests just continued to dance and sing anyway! I really appreciated them doing this and then once the electrics were sorted, the party continued and it was a fun night.

Fallon Williams wearing Charlie Brear Merenda

Charlie Brear Merenda

 

Q1: Which store did you visit and purchase your dress from? (Please describe your experience in a few words).

 

White Closet Studios, Liverpool - intimate, gorgeous setting and staff! loved the experience from start to finish. Was very stressed as had been told by many other shops I’d left my dress too late but Lucy saved the day and was calm and reassuring!!! Couldn’t have done enough for me 🙂

 

Q2: Which designer/style did you go for and what was the main reason for it being your winner?

Designer I chose was Charlie Brear. Reason I chose this one was because the dresses were like nothing I’ve ever seen anywhere else. I loved the simple but stylish, contemporary designs.

Charlie Brear Merenda

 

Q3 : Did you have any accessories from us and how did you feel in your outfit on the big day?

No accessories from yourselves. I felt a million dollars on my big day and the dress was so comfortable. It remains the main topic of conversation when I speak about the wedding to anyone! Everybody loved how unusual it was.

Charlie Brear Merenda

 

Q4 : Did you have bridesmaids? If so how many and what did they wear?

I had three bridesmaids- my sister (maid of honour), my sister in law and my niece. They wore nude/blush peachy pink vintage style lace dresses I found on an online site. Perfect for the wedding theme.

 

Q5 : Did you visit many other bridal shops before ordering your dress with us ?

Yes lots! None of them stocked dresses as amazing as White Closet Studios does... you really are unique

Charlie Brear Merenda

 

Q6 : What three bits of advice would you give any prospective bride?

1. ENJOY the planning process and make the most of the fuss of being the bride as it will only happen once...hopefully!!

2. Try to enjoy your day as it all becomes a blur...I wish I’d had a video made so I could watch it back.

3. Don’t sweat over the small stuff as it all falls into place in the end somehow

 

Q7 : Did everything go to plan on your big day? If so/not tell us how or why?

Yes everything went to plan on the day apart from a couple of guests not being able to make it after all for one reason or another.

 

Q8 : Any other thoughts ?

I think I enjoyed the build up to the wedding more than anything e.g. dress shopping, spa days....would do it all over again in a heartbeat 💍👰🏼

Rachael Grunes wearing Charlie Brear Harwood

Charlie Brear Harwood

Q1 - I visited the White Closet Studios, Liverpool with my mum and one of my bridesmaids and from the moment we walked in Lucy made me feel at ease. She completely understood the look I was going for and did everything she could to make this possible.

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q2 - After trying on a few dresses I tried on a Charlie Brear Harwood dress and fell in love. I had chosen it to try on with other layers but I also loved the simplicity of it on its own, which fitted in with my idea of having a separate top to create two different looks for the wedding day. I had always wanted a dress with sleeves which was the main reason I was struggling to find the perfect one. Lucy created a top out of what she had available in the studio and it was perfect for me to realise I was right to stick to what I had originally wanted. Unfortunately this wasn't something I could buy from the studio as it ended up being too far away from the original top I tried on. I had to go and have this made separately, but because of Lucy's dedication I knew this was the right choice.

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q3 - My dress ended up being perfect and I felt amazing on my wedding day. With the help of some amazing suppliers I managed to have the dress of my dreams.

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q4 - I had four bridesmaids who all have their own personal styles and I didn't want to force them into anything that would make them feel uncomfortable. I found that the best way to address this and to ensure they all had a amazing day too was to let them choose their own dresses. They wore various dresses from different stores with the loose brief of them having to be maxi and pinkish. They all chose really well and they worked perfectly together and created the look that I had envisaged. 

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q5 - Yes as I live in London I visited The Mews Bridal in Notting Hill. I had spent a lot of time on Instagram and noticed most of the dresses I liked were from there so decided to make an appointment. Unfortunately nothing felt quite right.

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q6 - 

  • Take a moment in the day to step aside just the two of you and reflect on what is going on around you. This was my favourite part of the whole day, enjoying having everyone you love and care about in the same place.
  • If something has gone wrong don't worry, no one else will know!
  • Inbetween courses we went around and spoke to everyone at the tables. It was a lovely way to make sure we spent some time with every single person.
Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q7 - We were so lucky that everything went to plan on the day. We even had the one perfect day of Autumnal sunshine in the whole week!

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

Q8 - Enjoy the planning and lead up, we got to spend alot of time in Dorset in the run up to our wedding and it is so lovely to look back on.

Charlie Brear Harwood

 

 

Supplier list is:

 

Venue - St Giles House

Photographer - Imogen Xiana

Lace Top - Tusneem (Boutique Alterations)

Hair and Make Up - Victoria Fergusson

Flowers - Martha and the Meadow

Caterer - Northern Fields

Stationery - Designed by me

Charlie Brear Harwood
Charlie Brear Harwood

Emma Cross wearing Charlie Brear Harwood and Voulaire with Rose Gold Belt.

Q1: Which store did you visit and purchase your dress from? (Please describe your experience in a few words).

 White Closet Studios,Liverpool. Was made to feel so special! I wasn’t rushed and I don’t think I would have ever picked a dress if it wasn’t for lucy helping me!

Q2: Which designer/style did you go for and what was the main reason for it being your winner?

 Charlie Brear. I loved the fact every bride looked different. You can basically build your own dress!

Q3 : Did you have any accessories from us and how did you feel in your outfit on the big day?

 I had a belt in metallic pink - instead of the usual sash. Again lucy suggested and it was perfect! I felt amazing and he so many compliments on the dress! Even after I’ve had friends asking where I got it from!

Q4 : Did you have bridesmaids? If so how many and what did they wear?

 I had 3 bridesmaids. They wore maid to measure dresses. Really complimented my style of dress. 

 

Q5 : Did you visit many other bridal shops before ordering your dress with us ?

 Yes 2 others. Both very different experiences. 

Q6 : What three bits of advice would you give any prospective bride?

 Stay calm - everything will be ok

Take advice and help from others- I wouldn’t have been able to create our day without help from family and friends

Enjoy the day - try to take time to be with your husband/wife after all the day is about you!

Q7 : Did everything go to plan on your big day? If so/not tell us how or why?

 Yes I think so... if it didn’t I can’t remember so it can’t have been that bad! Haha

 

Helen Ankers wearing Jesus Peiro

Jesus Peiro

Q1: Which store did you visit and purchase your dress from? (Please describe your experience in a few words).

I visited both stores and tried it on at both as well - in the end I bought it from Liverpool.

Jesus Peiro - the dress I chose was the second dress I tried on and I knew straight away. To be honest, I'd know I wanted Jesus Peiro before I'd even visited the store. I loved the modern look and feel of the dress and the fact it wasn't too girly. It was simple, elegant, vintage inspired yet modern - plus it had pockets!

Jesus Peiro 6019

 

Q3 : Did you have any accessories from us and how did you feel in your outfit on the big day?

My accessories were from Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe - but it was a bespoke veil and hair accessories. I also wore a contemporary bangle from Wolf and Moon. I felt AMAZING on the big day, I think it's normal as a woman (unfortunately) to be overly self critical so I tend to pick up on the bits I don't like when looking through the photos now it's all over, but on the day I felt comfortable, confident and myself. 

Jesus Peiro 6019

 

Q4 : Did you have bridesmaids? If so how many and what did they wear?

I had A LOT of bridesmaids - 6 adults, 2 teenagers and one flower girl. All the bridesmaids wore a vintage inspired 1950's style floral dress in pinks and purples that I found online and my flower girl wore a pretty party dress from h&m. 

Q5 : Did you visit many other bridal shops before ordering your dress with us ?

I visited 4 other shops I think, but this was more for the experience than anything as I knew pretty quickly Jesus Peiro was the dress for me. 

Jesus peiro 6019

 

Q6 : What three bits of advice would you give any prospective bride?

1. Don't let other people's opinions influence your own - it is your day, do it your way. 

2. Choose a dress that makes you feel comfortable and confident - you might surprise yourself with the dress you choose, but go with it.

3. Be organised but enjoy every single minute and don't get stressed out by the little things because on the day you really won't care.

Jesus Peiro 6019

 

Q7 : Did everything go to plan on your big day? If so/not tell us how or why?

Yes everything went to plan - well the best man's suite turned up the day before and was the wrong size, but it didn't matter to us in the end as we had quite a relaxed approach to what the best man and ushers wore. Apart from that all of our guests seemed to have a good time, enjoyed the food, venue and music so we couldn't ask for more really.

Q8 : Any other thoughts ?

Recommended suppliers: Mr Hunt Photography / Ian Dean Videographer / Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe / Northern Fields / Woodland Rover / Floral Affair, Chorlton

Jesus Peiro 6019
Jesus Peiro 6019