Phone: 0116 236 3388
4 Cropston Rd, Anstey, Leicestershire, LE7 7BJ

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About Us

About us

  • Bradgate Brides first opened in 2002 in a tiny thatched cottage opposite the famous Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford. It was an immediate success and this intimate boutique quickly became the in place to purchase your bridal gown within the East Midlands.

 

  • Having outgrown our lovely boutique an opportunity arose to purchase an old 1860 building in the heart of Anstey a nearby village. We moved into our four storey building in 2007 and added men’s suit hire and mother of the bride to satisfy our customer’s requirements.

 

  • Since that time we have decided to concentrate solely on our brides and maids only and have since sold 5,000 wedding gowns! This bares testament to our continuing love and dedication to all of the ladies that visit Bradgate Brides.

 

  • Now you will find our main bridal suite with its fabulous selection of up to date styles and an excellent one to one service at all times. Don’t’ forget to book your Premier appointment for that extra special attention.

 

  • Bridesmaids are well catered for with over 100 styles and 50 colour variations and their own one to one attention every Saturday with our specialist Lynn.

 

  • Should you prefer to buy off the rail – over 400 gowns are available in our ground floor Designer outlet with incredible discounts of up to 75%

 

  • All of this can only be achieved with a great team of ladies that are passionate about everything bridal who are happy to serve you patiently as they know that your wedding day is so special and they love to be part of this by assisting in finding your Dream Gown.

Meet the Team

SUSANNE 

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 16 Years

What is your previous background? Ran a PR company in London

Your role within the Salon? Owner

A dream job for me would be? Besides having a bridal salon — To become a botanist!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I won UK’s Miss Sunsilk competition in 1983

Favourite part of the job?  Having happy staff and even happier brides x

SUSAN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 11 years

What is your previous background? Customer liaison officer at Marks and Spencer, Training Officer, Admin officer at World of Motorhomes, Courier at White Arrow, Receptionist at an Opticians.

Your role within the Salon? Office Manager

A dream job for me would be? Travel Consultant

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Hoping to retire in the next 12 months and spend more time in US and Portugual.

Favourite part of the job? Meeting the brides who’s gowns I have ordered. Nice to put a face to a name.

JOANNE

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 9 Years

What is your previous background? Worked at Sketchleys Dry Cleaners

Your role within the Salon? Senior Stylist and customer liaison

A dream job for me would be? To work in costume department dressing Poldark!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I have never broken a bone in my body!

Favourite part of the job? To see the smile on the brides face when she finds her dream dress

LYNN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 2 Years

What is your previous background? T.A, with special needs students

Your role within the Salon? Stylist mostly bridesmaids

A dream job for me would be? Property development, from the build to landscape to interior design

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Trained as a bereavements councillor

Favourite part of the job? Helping the bride choose the right colour and dresses so all her Maids look and feel fantastic regardless of shape, size or age.

KAREN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 12 Years

What is your previous background? Mostly retail

Your role within the Salon? Receptionist / Stylist

A dream job for me would be? Park Ranger

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Play the piano… Badly

Favourite part of the job? Happy faces

ANGELA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 5 Years

What is your previous background? Teacher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Your role within the Salon? Reception/outlet stylist and I look after the social media (so it’s me you chat to normally on FaceBook)  and I ensure the website images and pop-up news are all up to date for viewing.

A dream job for me would be? Living beside the sea, looking after all manner of rescued animals

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I have an A level in interior design & came 2nd in a graceful walking competition

Favourite part of the job? Getting all the ‘goss’ from the brides to be companions.

WENDY

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 3 Years

What is your previous background? Worked in a bakery

Your role within the Salon? Bridal stylist and ‘Saturday’ salon manageress

A dream job for me would be? I’m doing it now

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I was Junior Miss Pontin when I was 9 back in 1965

Favourite part of the job? When the bride says she loves the gown she is wearing, I then know my job is done

BRENDA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 5 Years

What is your previous background? Worked as a school dinner lady, Kitchen Assistant

Your role within the Salon? Receptionist and stylist

A dream job for me would be? Hair and makeup artist

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Once won a holiday to Spain!

Favourite part of the job? Finding the right wedding gown for a bride and meeting new people

TRACEY

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 1 Year

What is your previous background? Bridal and casinos

Your role within the Salon? Stylist

A dream job for me would be? A judge on Strictly Come Dancing!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? l once dealt Blackjack to the Chippendales!

Favourite part of the job? Seeing the smile on a brides face when she finds her dream dress

JESSICA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? I have worked at Bradgate Brides for 1 year

What is your previous background? This is my first ever job since leaving high school in the summer of 2016. I am currently studying Prevention in sports injuries/massage at Loughborough college.

Your role within the Salon? I work every Saturday and my job role is to work alongside the stylists in the bridal suite by helping to keep the bridal suite tidy, helping with veils, cleaning dresses and most importantly making all brides to be and their friends and family welcome with drinks and nibbles!

A dream job for me would be? As I’m training to be a sports massage therapist, I would love to tour with a professional cycling team as their in-house masseuse!

Anything else we may wish to know about you?  My interest outside of education and work is cycling. I have been competing in Mountain Bike and Cyclocross races since I was 12 and I absolutely love it! I’m looking forward to a full season of racing ahead of me!

Favourite part of the job? My favourite part of my job is working with all of the other staff, meeting new people and helping to provide a good experience for all brides to be when shopping for their dream wedding dress!

We look forward to welcoming you to Bradgate Brides