As a child I was inspired by my Grandmothers gold dancing shoes, shiny jewellery
stored carefully in segmented chocolate box trays, sparkly gloves and glamorous frocks. Many of which were handmade by my Great-Grandmother Anna; a talented fashion designer and tailoress.
I followed in Anna's footsteps and studied fashion and textile design at Central St Martins and then forged a successful career as a fashion buyer creating ranges for many well known high street retailers. But, as a buyer I felt disconnected from the customer. To feel complete I needed to be at the forefront of the buying process helping you; the bride.
So, in 2002 whilst drinking tea with my good friend Sarah my dream to create a bridal boutique with a feeling of calm whilst being glamourous and fun began. It's been a long and exciting journey, challenging at times but with the help and encouragement of my Mother, family & friends my dream is now a reality (my love and thanks to you all).
Finally, I had to find the perfect name for my new venture and a combination of my three daughter's names it had to be - the ribbon which ties together a family business inspired by five generations.
Every bride I meet is fabulously different but with one common aim; to find the most important dress they will ever wear. It's a journey I'm honoured to share and I simply love every minute!
So, almost a century after my Great-Grandmother's career in fashion began I opened the door of Mathilda Rose. Continuing and sharing her passion to help women to look and feel their most glamorous.
I look forward to sharing your journey.
Image: Nicola photographed on her wedding day, wearing:
*All available to order at Mathilda Rose
Hair/Make up - Niki Smyth (07879 692946)
Image - Danni Beach Photography www.dannibeachphotography.com