May 2013 | Ideal Bride Magazine
Kate Walker Bridal offers a truly unique and personal experience. With over 10 years of bridal expertise, Kate understands the requirements and expectations of a bride on her very special day. Kate's passion is beautiful couture bridal design which she is able to offer, personally, in her exquisite bridal boutique.
Located on The High Street in the beautiful market town of Honiton near Exeter, Kate has designed her bridal boutique to remain in keeping with its grade II listed character with a luxurious vintage feel where you will enjoy a memorable and inspiring experience.
What kind of experience can a Kate Walker Bride expect?
Every Kate Walker Bride is given private and personal service leading to a truly unique experience. My boutique is small and intimate and closed to all other clients during the appointment, this allows the bride, her family and myself to really concentrate on the bride's requirements whilst having lots of fun too! We sit down together with Tea's and Coffee's initially and get to know each other before we look through the collections and form a capsule collection for the bride to try. As a designer I am able work closely with the bride to ensure that she gets everything she desires from her dress either through making design changes to the designer collections I have in store or by creating a beautiful bespoke gown from scratch.
What should a bride consider when choosing her wedding dress?
The most important thing to consider first is 'shape'. The bride should split this in to two parts; firstly she should try to analyse her own body shape and make a mental note of her favourite and least favourite parts of her body, secondly she should consider the type and shape of dress she would ideally like to wear i.e. slim fitting, A-line or ball gown. Having an open mind when choosing and trying dresses on is really beneficial as the two key elements of shape won't always make a natural match. A bride my set her heart on a slim dress but the reality is that A-line for example looks much better for her shape, sometimes this can be disappointing but it will also open up many more options! Once the correct shape is established, fabric preference and detail will follow and that's the fun part!
What do you think will be the next big wedding dress trend?
Trends in bridal wear tend to take a long time to establish, remain fashionable for a long time and then take a long time to disappear, like 'strapless' for example. My feeling is that 'straps' will be a big story over the next couple of years. They have been making their way back for some time and now more and more of my clients are asking for straps. I like to make them a detachable feature which gives the bride the option of two looks giving her a 'day to night' look which is becoming more and more popular. The one shoulder look is very on trend and screams of red carpet but beautiful sheer lace straps can make any dress look beautifully romantic too.
Credits: Images by Venetia Norrington at Firetop Photography.
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