As soon as I stepped through the door at Anna McDonald I immediately felt at ease. Despite being 15 mins early we were welcomed through the door with open arms and given a drink. I found Cait really knew how to style my figure and the dress I ended up picking was one she suggested! So not only are these lovely ladies, they also really know what they’re talking about! Thank you Anna Mcdonald for making my experience such a joy!
After sending a heartfelt message to Anna about my situation being 2019 I fell pregnant with our second son feeling such a sense of delight until June and my father was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal lung cancer... My heart felt broken. My pregnancy was hard I wished the months away due to wanting baby to be with us but knowing that every day was precious with my dad so I felt such a rollercoaster of emotions. My baby came early 2 1/2 weeks and dad was still with us .... January 2020 arrived and dads still with us .... All the way along this journey he’s made himself very vocal he would like to see my married before he isn’t here anymore... Every time I heard this it broke my heart... We didn’t have the money to just get married so we just laughed it off ... I did think about his wishes and about the fact I would never have my dad walk me down the aisle ... I felt extremely sick to the stomach and it haunted me.
Until last week we started enquiring into the church, it started the ball rolling the next minute the date was set but we didnt have the money for all the extras so I put my circumstances on Facebook and contacted a few companies in hope they could maybe gift us some help ...
Anna was one of those companies , I was nervous to ask but she replied straight back to me and was so extremely helpful ... I also explained I was plus size she made it no issue which was so kind as I feel so insecure about my weight after having a baby 2months ago. She booked me in for a fitting today and treated me, my sister and mum oh and baby like paying customer she made us feel relaxed and special which was so kind. Kate one of her staff was amazing she had the magical touch I just felt relaxed and nothing was too much trouble .... 3 dresses in and my princess for the day dress was found. They gifted me the dress, tiara and veil for the special day. I felt such emotion when trying the dress on and they had genuine compassion and care about how I wanted to look on the day.
The most important part of the jigsaw was finally found today, although I made out that I wouldn’t care what I look like as long as the day happens - I lied and you guys have given me confidence that although I’m bigger than I hoped for my wedding day I feel beautiful again , thank you to Anna and Kate.
I had an unbelievably outstanding dress fitting with Cait, who put my nerves at ease and answered all my silly questions. I felt very welcomed and found the mos beautiful dress. I couldn't be happier with the services provided... maybe a couple more glasses of bucks fizz? Haha.
What an amazing shop ! I am a plus size bride and was so nervous about trying on dresses . We had Kate in store looking after us and the first dress she chose is the one I ended up buying . She made me feel special and beautiful and made no problem out of the fact I was plus size . Would suggest it to anyone !!
From the moment I entered the store, Anna managed to ease my nerves and encourage my excitement - completely putting me at ease. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both Anna and Cait - they couldn’t have been more attentive, supportive, encouraging and patient...and I never felt pressured to make a decision - it was all about working out what I wanted at a pace I felt comfortable with. Loved every minute of it :) fantastic experience!
Without a doubt the most kind and special experience buying my daughters wedding dress today. As a plus size bride we had been dreading the whole dress search, having heard so many horror stories about other shops. Cait and Anna totally dispelled our fears and made the experience simply fabulous. Thank you both so very much!
Well what can I say, it was a lovely experience going to this shop. I had such a warm welcome from Cait who made me feel very relaxed. They had a lovely collection of dresses. Cait was great and so helpful when it came to choosing the one! I would recommend this shop to any bride looking for their dress for their big day.
As the mother of the bride I was very impressed with Cait's warm welcome to us for my daughters' first wedding dress 'try on'! We had the shop to ourselves, a glass of fizz and Cait's full attention. The dress my daughter has chosen is beautiful and exactly right for her. We couldn't believe it - our first wedding dress shopping experience and she found THE ONE. Cait cleverly added a beautiful bead and gem waistband which complimented the dress perfectly. My daughter looked stunning - we were both emotional, happy and giggling. What a very special evening. I'm sure many mums are expected to sit and admire (and cry!) but Cait and my daughter made me feel a special part of the whole experience. One I don't think either of us will forget in a hurry. Thank you Cait xx