“Where do I start! Well, probably that I should have made Andrea Hawkes the first and last Wedding Dress boutique that I visited!
So, I got engaged in March and we set our Wedding date for July of the same year, so I was in a bit of a panic about finding my perfect dress! A few of my friends in the past had been to another designer so I thought I’d go there… I picked out a dress that I thought I loved, but when my first fitting came they’d made a huge mistake with sizing and measurements, and with a lot of tears, I walked out knowing that I was going to have to cancel the order… but then realised that this would leave me without a dress and with only six weeks to go. That evening I started to go through old lists of boutiques I’d researched in the beginning and Andrea Hawkes’ really sprung out at me.
The next morning, I gave Andrea Hawkes’ shop a call, and got through to Sophie, who was so helpful and reassuring. The next day I made my way to the shop and upon arrival saw the most incredible dress in the window and knew that this was the place that was going to fix all my problems! Sophie and Andrea were both in the shop that day and were so welcoming. They really put me at ease. I couldn’t believe either that they said that they would be able to make a dress within the 6-week timeframe and that they would be able to hit my budget. I absolutely fell in love with the first dress I tried on, it was perfect in every way (and very similar to the one that was in the shop window!). That afternoon, after leaving I managed to sort a refund on my first dress, and confirmed with Andrea Hawkes. The rest of the experience with Andrea and her team was an absolute dream. They were so patient and accommodating and nothing was a problem for them. Their level of attention to detail was incredible. What I really appreciated too was that they were not fazed in the least by my meticulous nature and did their upmost to get the dress absolutely spot on.
The day of our Wedding came and I absolutely LOVED wearing my dress, it was perfect in every way. It felt amazing to wear, didn’t crease, hung perfectly and fit like a glove! The end of the day came and I didn’t want to take it off!
Andrea, Sophie and team, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for making me the most incredible dress I have ever worn and probably will ever wear. You worked an absolute miracle and did it with such warmth and care. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my dreams become a reality. Words cannot express my gratitude to all of you. What a talented group of Professionals you really are. x”