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A revolutionary concept – The Bridal Boutique in London

Imagine if you could buy all of your wedding accessories, your stationery – even your wedding cake in one beautifully appointed boutique. I love this concept – independent wedding designers all under one roof, and an exciting space for your hen party workshop as well!

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Tori Harris and Vicky Mallinson from established wedding brands Tori Harris Makeup & Hair and Victoria Millesime Accessories have just launched The Boutique – Bridal Cooperative in Fulham, London. Tori has written this feature to introduce you to The Boutique – if you visit, I’d love to hear just how wonderful it was!

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The Boutique is a luxury wedding shop for all the details! Initially myself and Vicky – taking the plunge into a retail space – decided to pair up as we felt our brands suited each other well.  Needing a space in which the Tori Harris Pro Team could host all of our pre-wedding trials and Vicky could display her entire Victoria Millesime collection as well as host consultations we didn’t need somewhere huge but also wanted to have a good high street presence.  Our initial plans were always to include other wedding brands within the space but that really developed when we found the space at 273 Wandsworth Bridge Road in Fulham – all the shelves were already there and we knew immediately that it was perfect. We decided to become a Bridal Cooperative offering affordable shelf rental to wedding brands and giving small independent brands an opportunity to have a high street presence as well as the benefit of being surrounded by a host of other wedding related products.

As far as we know we’re the only shop of our type in London and perhaps further afield!

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The Boutique – Bridal Cooperative is a beautiful space in which to find those little touches, or fantastic gifts for brides to be, mothers to be or birthdays.  We have an ever changing and developing range of products available as our stockists take a shelf space on a monthly basis and then sell select items from their brand. Currently we have candles, skin care, makeup brushes, cards, guest books, stationery, hand painted shoes, cakes and more!  At The Boutique we are able to introduce you to small businesses that offer unique, hand made products for those special touches.

We also host hen parties at The Boutique – with two packages that are completely tailored to you. We offer the choice between having one or two creative workshops each package includes a scrumptious afternoon tea from our bespoke menu by Mrs Jones Tea.  Currently we have five workshops to choose from (though we’re always adding more!) consisting of floristry, jewellery and calligraphy.

That’s not all, we also have a calendar packed full of workshops and events such as our Christmas Shopping weekend on the 3rd and 4th of December where we will  be inviting more local business in for the weekend to fill our shelves with Christmas gifts for the whole family.  We are passionate about shopping local and supporting small businesses and are trying to use the platform we have to give other businesses opportunities to reach their customers.

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As we have mentioned we have the shelf space available to brands with product to sell.  We also have a co-working space downstairs where we have a number of desks available for daily and monthly rental and a client meeting area if you need somewhere in London to base yourself while meeting clients.  We also offer to host your brand here for a day, or weekend, as a ‘pop up’ or showcase.  We are able to host events, photoshoots, product launches – the possibilities are endless and we’re always looking for new ways to work together with people.

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We’re also the new home of Lucy Martin Bridal .  Lucy Martin creates simple, contemporary wedding dresses for modern brides.  Her collection is inspired by the principle of timeless elegance. All Lucy’s dresses are made to measure from the finest silks and French laces.

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All images by Claire Graham Photography

To get in touch email hello@theboutique-bridalcoop.co.uk

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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