Well it’s been a great start to 2014 and we have seen lots of brides getting married this summer coming into the boutique. We have many new gowns in the shop to choose from, gorgeous laces, new bridesmaid gowns, a new flower girl range catering for little ones from 12 months to ten years plus a new shoe range, which makes us confident we have something for every bride in Cornwall! The next few months are going to be pretty crazy.
Kicking off the year on Saturday 25th January we have our first designer day for Ellis bridals. We love the Ellis collection and hopefully all the brides who are coming along will love them too! We will then hold our second designer day for Diane Harbridge and her new collection on the 22nd February.
2014 sees us venturing into new things and this year we will be taking part in our first catwalk show at the Hall for Cornwall on the 23rd March and we are determined to put on a great show! With the boutique only being 5 minutes away we will be open for the day too so you can come and browse.
April sees a trip to The London Bridal show which I’m sure will tempt me into more lovely dresses! A summer wedding seems a long way off, especially whilst sitting here on a cold wet January day, but if you have a summer wedding, dress orders at the moment are now May delivery so don’t delay! As this is a busy time of year we would prefer you to make appointments to try on but feel free to browse anytime. Here’s to 2014 x
This will probably be the last blog possibly for the year although I may get one more in before 2014! We have had a great year in what some have considered ‘unlucky 2013.’ Not one for superstition we are now looking towards next year and feel confident we have plenty to offer every bride! We have re invested in our dresses more than ever before to bring you some of the finest gowns for 2014 from the best designers in the industry.
This year saw us invest in three new labels Opulence, White by Kelsey Rose and Miquel Suay. Opulence are the sister company to Romantica and White are sister to Ellis Bridals, we love both bridal houses and so it was a natural step to take on another label under the same brand. Miquel Suay is new to the UK market, already big in Spain these dresses are different from any other styles we have. Floaty tulles and exquisite lace feature in their designs and we look forward to seeing brides in them next year. We are also in the throws of building a new private changing room in order to maximise the time and space we give to our lovely brides, it should hopefully be ready by mid January. And so to the following week. It is our last day this Saturday 21st and we will re open on the 28th. If you are visiting family and friends over Christmas and marrying here next year please come and see us. All that is left to say is have a wonderful Christmas to all our brides past and present and everyone involved with making County Cream a success.
It’s the last month of the year and it’s been a great one for us at County Cream and it’s gone so quickly! Some felt 2013 was a superstitious year to get married but I can’t say we have felt that here. Weddings in Cornwall have been as popular as ever. However if there is any truth in it and judging by our enquiries for next year, 2014 is set to be a good one! With that in mind we have been expanding and we are turning our back room into a lovely private new changing room. A girl always needs her Dad and thanks to mine our new room will be ready for 0ur 2014 brides. Thanks dad!!
Before we turn our attentions to next year we are extending our 10% off offer on any gowns ordered over £500 so if you wish to beat the rush and get a bargain come and see us this month!
New stock has also started to arrive and is already gracing our rails including our new collection by Spanish designer Miquel Suay. This gorgeous collection offers the bride a floaty bohemian feel and a real designer look. We love these new additions and can’t wait to see our new brides in them. Although it doesn’t feel like it yet we normally start to wind down in December and look forward to re charging our batteries before we hit busy January seeing all those lovely summer brides. Our opening hours over Christmas will therefore be;
Closed from December 21st re open 28th
Closed December 29th re open 4th January
(Open Friday the 3rd January appointment only)We are taking booking now for January and will will be answering calls and emails over the festive period should you want to make an appointment or have any general enquiries. From all the County Cream team we wish you all Happy Christmas xx
I can’t believe where the year has gone and that it is nearly December! Here in the boutique we are already turning our attentions to 2014 and the wonderful new gowns that we will have for you to choose from. I can honestly say that many of our designers have come up with some of the best gowns we have seen and we are confident that many of you will become County Cream brides next year. Lace is still dominant but we have been careful not to fix on one style and shape, making sure that we have plenty of variety and choice for every bride in Cornwall! Soft tulles, chiffons, satin and lace all feature in our new collections, lace fishtails, princess gowns and dresses for a destination ceremony. We have something for everyone.
Focusing back on what’s left of this year don’t forget we are offering 10% off any gown over £500 until Christmas. Our gift to you! With regards to our Christmas opening hours we are still debating our exact plans but our last day will be the 21st December and will be by appointment only. We will then re open on the 28th December to catch those keen 2014 girls!
I will be answering calls and emails all over the festive period so feel free to contact us. Although I suspect you may not get a very quick reply if its during the Downton Abbey special!! Now we need to start to feel festive and think about the December window.
We have just unpacked some gorgeous new shoes for our all you lovely brides out there. Rainbow have pulled out the stops for their new collection the traditional satins are still there but they have introduced some wonderful new shimmers and sandals to the range. As a result of these arriving we now need to make some room! We are therefore selling off some of our stock shoes from £40! They will disappear quickly so grab a pair while you can!
Well the clocks have changed and the nights are drawing in but here in the boutique the winter skies always make the dresses sparkle that little bit more! Although most of us are thinking about Christmas if you have a spring or early summer wedding time is upon you to order that dress! Most deliveries are now end of February/March so its not too soon to place that order and to help you we have a fantastic offer this month. Order any new gown over £500 and we will give you a 10% discount, plus if you have four or more bridesmaids we will give you 10% off those too! We always have a sale rail too so come and see what we have to offer.
We have been making some tweaks to our website and I’m happy to say it’s now all finished! The main structure of the site is the same with some improvements on how to navigate around the site and of course our blog page to keep you up to date with all our latest news events and offers. The main colours on the site have been updated for a fresher look.
We have also included some interior shots so you can see just what to expect before you decide to visit. The lovely John Wood Photography spent the morning shooting our interior and I was so pleased with the results after my attempts were not great! John’s reply was ‘That’s why you sell dresses and I take pictures’ What more can I say!
County Cream are delighted to be holding their first designer day for Opulence Bridal on Saturday 12th October. Opulence graced the rails at County Cream for the first time this Summer and have been proving very popular. Varied in style fabric and colour Opluence dresses personify elegance and quality at an affordable price. Fusing rich taffetas and luxurious silks this range is understated chic personified. As an exclusive stockist in Cornwall brides to be will be able to also have a sneek preview of some of the 2014 collection as well the Opluence range already in store.
To celebrate the launch of this collection County Cream will be offering a 10% discount off any Opulence bridal orders placed on the day. To see what gowns are available visit Oplulence’s website direct www.romanticaofdevon.co.uk.
To book your appointment to view this stunning collection call us on 01872 262271. Visit us at www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk 01872 262271
I can’t believe it’s the 1st September! August has been one of our busiest months ever! Hence why the blogs have not been quite so regular as I would have liked. It’s Sunday morning at home and the rest of the house are linked into some sort of technology so now is my chance! September will be another busy month for us with lots of brides now choosing September to get married. The hustle and bustle of tourists dies down a bit and we also seem to enjoy lovely weather as Autumn creeps upon us. This month more than ever I appreciate having such a great team of people around me who make County Cream work so well and ultimately provide you the bride with the dress of your dreams on the journey to your special day.
The boutique again will be in the hands of my fantastic team as I embark on the yearly trip to The British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate next week to view the 2014 collections on offer which will be in store from December. Trends moving forward continue to embrace lace with beautiful detailed low backs, pretty tea lengths and many more styles in sumptuous fabrics its always difficult to choose! I will leave you with some lovely pictures taken recently by Images Photography in Newquay at The Hotel Victoria.
Our stockists are now in the process of producing their own stunning photo shoots to show-case their dresses. Some have appeared here already and we should have the rest of the images very soon to add to the website. Our picture below is our new Romantica dress Ashley. In the meantime keep watching our facebook page for those dresses that will now be going into our sale on the 31st August x
Well I take my hat off to all photographers out there! I’ve been meaning to get round to editing some recent pictures from various talented local photographers that we have worked with and to get a selection on the website, but the shop has been too busy with brides for me to tackle it! Tonight I decided to have a go at home or it would never be done.
I thought it wouldn’t take me long to re size a few pictures and get on to the website how wrong I was! Anyway hats off to Tick Tock Photography on your Audrey Hepburn style shoot these are just a few that were taken at each shoot I dread to guess how long their editing took!Both dresses are available in the boutique thanks to Romantica and Diane Harbridge. Enjoy xx
With so many new dresses now gracing the rails of the boutique we can offer you the opportunity to purchase a beautiful gown at our sale event on the 31st August. With over 20 gowns to choose from this could be the perfect opportunity to grab yourself a bargain! Our stock control is second to none and each sale dress is in great condition. With sale dresses from £499 (most of which are half the retail price) you could walk away with the perfect gown at a fantastic price! If you purchase a sale gown you can still expect the best service we offer to all our brides and will be looked after right up until your wedding day.We anticipate that it will be a busy day so contact us now to book your appointment. Visit our facebook page to see an example of the gowns and sizes that will be on offer.
August has brought yet more dresses! Our new Opulence range are now all gracing the rails are and being well received by new brides as is our other new label White by Kelsey Rose which is just amazing! Even Michelle Lisa and Carole have said great new choices Elaine! The White collection are elegant and perfectly made with no compromise on quality from the Ellis Bridals brand and at all under £800 they are more than affordable. We are so pleased to have them in the boutique.
Our website changes have now all been completed by my lovely web designer Simon and we are now more than ready for the new season ahead. I’m bursting with so much to say as a blogger but must save some for another day. The sun is shining and the boutique is full of happy new brides. Happy days!
I must say it’s nice to be a bit cooler here in the boutique this week! We are now fully into wedding season and steaming dresses in 30 degrees was just a tad uncomfortable! This week we have seen the arrival of more new dresses from our new collection by Opulence. These gorgeous dresses have a couture feel with the couture price tag! Keeping the same company in mind Romantica the sister collection to Opulence will be gracing our rails in a big way when we hold our designer day on the 3rd August. Over 20 Romantica dresses will be in store and you can also benefit from a 10% discount off on the day. Book your appointment with us now.
On the 3rd August will will be hosting a Designer Day for Romantica of Devon. View Romantica’s gorgeous new dress collection with over 20 dresses to try just from Romantica as well as our own gorgeous gowns we have in the boutique.
Book your appointment now and receive a 10% discount off on any order placed on the day xx
We will be closing early this Wednesday 17th July at 2pm. Re open as normal on Thursday at 10 am.
Well this is my first blog entry! We have always had a news section which we will continue with and the blog will be an added extra along with some other subtle changes we have made to the website to make it more user friendly.
Some said 2013 was to be avoided to get married but we certainly have not experienced that and look how the summer has turned out! I’m so pleased for all our lovely brides there really is no better place to be married than against a Cornish backdrop by the sea in the sun. Our shop front is also boasting some beautiful tubs and hanging baskets and now with my new neighbours Canary Blue Jewellers and Keywear school uniform Church Walk is now a bright place to be! Happy days! We have lots happening over the summer for those who are on the first stage of the journey looking for their perfect gown. On the 3rd August we will be holding another Designer Day for Romantica of Devon. Come and see their gorgeous new collection and benefit from a 10% discount off any orders placed on the day. Call us now or email for an appointment. Until the second entry!
Our Designer day for Ellis bridals is now fully booked. We have one appointment left for Friday 5th at 1pm ( we have extended the weekend to accommodate all you lovely brides!) Grab it while you can and take advantage of our 10% off your dream ellis gown on the day. Also available the Kelsey Rose bridesmaids collection again four or more bridesmaids 10% off!
Girls grab yourself a bargain if you are still looking for your wedding shoes. We have a few selected pairs from £45 see our shoe section for availability and styles.
Here at County Cream today saw the start of what will be a busy weekend with six our brides getting married over the bank holiday weekend. Congratulations to Faith, Michelle, Sarah, Jayne, Natalie, Juliette and Lelia we hope you all have a wonderful day. Our steamer has been in overdrive! We also welcomed a new bride who was looking for something light to take abroad and to also accommodate her precious baby bump and still fit when the wedding date arrives! Two bird bridesmaid to the rescue! These beautiful wrap dresses are made from a floaty fabric in just two sizes A or B and can be tied in 15 different ways in 19 colours perfect for the job one happy bride!
We also had company today from Tick Tock Photography, Bridgette from Be Beautiful Hair and Make- up and the lovely Leanne Ward currently Miss Devon on location for a summer photo shoot to appear in the next issue of Cornish Brides. Can’t wait to see the results. Amidst what was happy chaos at one point I was also able to pour over some gorgeous new jewellery that will be showcased at our accessories event on the 13th June (see website for details) opulent pearl bracelets, earrings and necklaces will soon be available at County Cream from Gecko Jewellery to compliment your gown. With more dress steaming to come tomorrow I’m looking forward to putting my feet up on Sunday and enjoying the bank holiday myself!
We will be holding our first designer day on the 6th July for Ellis bridal and their bridesmaids collection Kelsey Rose. Brides will also benefit from 10% off their chosen bridal gown and 10% off bridesmaids for a party of 4 or more. Book your appointment now!
Well the last few days have been a whirlwind. I left Cornwall on Saturday to start the weekend with my lovely friend Jo who owns YAP bridal boutique in Newcastle. Both buzzing at the prospect of looking at some gorgeous new gowns for our boutiques we started as we meant to go on with some cocktails in Newcastle city centre and a lovely meal and then on Sunday we made our way to Harrogate through the snow! Meeting up with our friends from Ireland we all browsed around the huge exhibition centre. It was apparent that lace is very much still on trend in fact it’s everywhere! I have chosen carefully picking some beautiful lace for the bride who loves it, but also made sure we have some gorgeous rich satins, chiffons and designs that have a different feel, diamante halternecks adding glamour, straps, low backs and a full lace sleeve. We really do have everything covered! We have also taken on a new label Oplulence which I’m very excited about. Their dresses incorporate everything our brides are asking for they have a high quality couture feel but without the couture price tag! Check them out www.opulencebridal.co.uk All new dresses will be gracing our rails this Summer.
It’s always nice to know when considering one of the most important purchases in your life that the boutique you choose your gown from will not only have a beautiful dress for your big day, but that they will guide you through the process perfectly from start to finish.
Here are just some of the comments we have had from recent brides…..
First Class Service, real understanding of how brides feel at each stage of the process. Gave excellent advice and tips and really made me and my whole family feel welcome. Informative, honest, friendly and passionate about each of their roles, have already recommended to many local people.
Every time I went in the staff were excellent. They really cared about me and my dress and everything that was needed to make my day special. The attention to detail was amazing and they were so helpful I couldn’t thank them enough. Always complimentary and they know all of their customers on first name terms which makes the experience that extra special and personal. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married. It was stress free, fun and very friendly yet also highly professional. They dress choices are elegant, beautiful yet fun, young and they will adapt them however you so wish. Best choice I made buying my dress from County Cream. Thank you. X
No regrets about choosing County Cream Bridal House to help with my wedding dresses. They went the extra mile to make sure everything went without a hitch. Happy and friendly people to deal with. Would always recommend County Cream!
To be highly recommended! The shop and dressing rooms are stylishly designed and professionally run, with all appointments and tasks fulfilled as promised. The shop assistants were so helpful and not pushy at all, just wanting to get the right dress for me personally, so that, even when I found my ideal dress on their bargain end-of-line rail, they still treated me exactly the same as the other girls who had bought more expensive items! Many thanks for the helpful, constructive comments on appropriate accessories – and also for making us a welcoming cup of tea at our appointments! Thank you for making my dress-shopping experience a pleasurable memory.
Well we are mid way through February and I’m pleased to say it’s bright and sunny outside, my planters are in bloom outside the shop and our weddings for February are now in full swing. Congratulations this weekend to Zoe getting married at Polhawn Fort, Georgina with her Church wedding and marquee reception and Bryher at Lowenac in Camborne. Wishing you all a fantastic day. I’m also pleased to announce we are through to the West Country Wedding Awards 2013. Thank you to all the brides who voted for us. Our new styles are still arriving with a gorgeous new Eternity Bride dress just in. If you would like to meet us and see just a few of our dresses we will be at The Royal Cornwall show ground this weekend so come along and say hello!
Well 2013 has started with a bang and I’m pleased to say we have been able to help lots of brides from those with a limited amount of time to their wedding, to girls planning ahead to 2014 and beyond. Most of our 2013 stock is now in with the exception of a couple of dresses and I’m confident we have something for everyone!
If you haven’t yet been to our boutique you will be able to have a taste of what we have at forthcoming wedding Fayres. On the 17th February we will be at The Royal Cornwall Show ground in the Pavilion with Cornish Brides, and then on the 24th March we will be at The WED show being held at The Headland Hotel Newquay. Finally I’m delighted to announce we have again made it through to The West Country Wedding Awards 2013. Thank you so much to all of you who voted for us fingers crossed!
We now have a gorgeous array of accessories to complement your gown. Tiaras, side combs, shoe clips and new shoe designs for 2013 are now on display for you to try and buy! Tiaras by Amanda Wyatt start at £55 embellished with crystal,pearls and diamante, have a look under our accessory section to see what’s on offer.
If you would like to come and see our gorgeous gowns we will be at the following Wedding Fayres;
Kingsley Village Fraddon Sunday 3rd February with Cornish Brides
The WED show at Headland Hotel Newquay Sunday 24th March
January has seen the arrival of nearly all our gorgeous new dresses chosen to grace our rails for 2013. Fitted fishtails, sparkly tulle skirts, straps and lace shoulders all feature this year in our gowns. In order to give you even more choice we are holding two designer days in March and April. 2nd March sees our Romantica designer day where you will be able to see the whole 2013 collection. Equally you will be able to do the same on the 20th April with the Diane Harbridge collection. Diane’s new collection is particularly special tome this year as one of her gorgeous fairy tale dresses has been named after my daughter Benita and now has pride of place in our window! Just as new dresses arrive we are already planning our next buying trip to The British Bridal Exhibition Harrogate in March keeping our gowns new fresh and on trend to give all you brides in Cornwall the best the bridal industry offers.
With snow falling in parts of the country and possibly to reach Cornwall this week our new window display by Elle Inspire Hire fits the bill perfectly! Surrounded by snow and wicker hearts our new light Ivory organza dress Hayden by Romantica twinkles against the white flakes to create the perfect winter window.
Thank you first of all to Richard and Caroline Williams for opening up their lovely home once again for the first wedding for us of the year. On a cold crisp day it was nice to meet all the prospective brides excitingly planning their big day. We were able to show off some of our lovely new 2013 gowns and looking forward to meeting you all soon in the boutique x