Here are a few kind comments from some of the lovely brides I have met recently
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“I tried on acres of vintage dresses and met lots of different dealers, so was really happy to find Helena and her dresses.
Helena not only has one of the widest ranges, they are also in excellent condition. She puts huge amounts of care and work into them. Thankfully, the same can be said of her brides as I will be wearing a dress from Helena at my wedding in June. Can’t wait to have it altered and try it on again in the new year. I could not recommend Helena and Heavenly Vintage Brides more highly.”
from Hannah.

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Charlotte was married in a 1930’s cotton lace dress with silk slip underneath. My daughter and I named this dress ‘Snow White’ as it was so reminiscent of her with it’s pretty little collar and puff sleeves.

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Charlotte looked perfect in the dress as she was so dainty, here is what she said about it …
” I hope I did the dress justice! I loved wearing the dress it made me feel so special on my wedding day.”

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” I had an amazing day the best day of my life. I have never felt so beautiful before the dress was truly stunning, everyone loved it and wanted to know where I had got it from.”
By Kate

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“I bought my beautiful late 1930″s dress from you in the spring, the    dress was amazing, I got so many compliments.”     By Lara

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Helen wore a 1970’s chiffon dress
“I was delighted with the dress, it was exactly what I was looking for, and everyone said how pretty and unusual it was.”

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Blanca wore a very chic 1970’s chiffon dress by Jean Varon also known as John Bates, a well known Designer.

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Ebba is wearing a 1930’s gown, she says
I got so many compliments on my dress, and I
really loved wearing it”

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“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed wearing my wedding dress. It was so lovely to be wearing a dress with such a lovely history- i’ve had so many lovely comments on how original and amazing it was, and of course I agree with them all!!! Thank you so much again for all your help before and after.”
from Harriet

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I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know what a wonderful, perfect, amazing wedding day I had on Friday! It was the happiest day of my life – everything went brilliantly – and absolutely every woman there wanted to know where I got the dress and how beautiful it was and do you supply anything other than wedding dresses etc etc. Thank you for finding me the perfect dress!
Nancy xx

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“Hope all is marvellous with you. I just wanted to say thank you so much again for your amazing help in getting this bad bride all wedding-dressed up. It really was the happiest day of my life (cheesy I know), and I got so many compliments on the dress. Katie, in particular, my most glamorous friend said that she’d never seen a wedding dress fit anyone so well! I bigged you both up, so thank you again, it was such a pleasure to meet you both.”
from Katherine

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‘Abi wore a stunning fitted 1940’s French lace dress for her summer wedding’

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Zoe wore a stunning 1930’s satin dress for her recent wedding

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I hope that all is well with you and your business. I bought a beautiful    vintage dress from you last year, as promised I have attached some    photographs from the day. Everything went perfectly and the dress    was simply beautiful, thank you again!
Regards,
Anna

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I had countless compliments on the dress, the colour, the lace, the fit    everything.. it was perfect and had an excellent swish when dancing! Thanks for everything!
From Becca

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We had a great wedding in the Swiss Alps and I loved wearing the “little sister” very much! It fit the surroundings perfectly and I felt very comfortable wearing it. The trip to London was really worthwhile and Johanna and I love remembering how we were spoilt by you in your lovely little wedding-chamber! I hope you’re doing fine and are still enjoying the art of making brides happy!:)
from Deborah

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Thank you so much for all the help wisdom and kindness you gave me, in choosing and buying my wedding dress from you. The wedding day was absolutely fantastic,  and I felt so wonderful in the dress. From day one you made me feel so special in it, so thank you. It’s now been dry-cleaned and boxed carefully and I’m going to treasure it forever, thank you again for being so fantastic. From Jenny

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Thank you so much for all your help with the dress, I loved wearing it and was heartbroken when I had to take it off! If I was rich I’d put in in a glass case and admire it all the time.Thank you! We had SUCH a wonderful day, I couldn’t stop grinning.
And may I say, ballerina length is the ideal thing for an August rain shower! No soggy hems….
from Lizzie

Photography by kind permission of Mark Chivers

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I hope you are well. I want to say a massive thank you again for the beautiful 1960s dress and for all your wise advice and help with tailoring and accessories.

We had an absolutely magical wedding day! And I was so happy with my whole 60s look. I managed to get a late 50s rabbit fur cape at the Hammersmith Vintage Fair you recommended, and the belt you had made was lovely, as was the headpiece Helena Talbot made for me. All in all I owe pretty much every part of the outfit to your help! Anyway, here are a few photos for your records. Please let me know where I can give you an online review: I have already started recommending you to friends.
Thanks again,
Rachel

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“You have an amazing selection of dresses and I will certainly be recommending you to my betrothed friends in the future. My friend Shehzana and I felt that we had by far the most welcoming and pleasant time with you than we did at other dress places, particularly the way that you allowed us time together to discuss each dress – not usual practise we discovered.”
from Anneka

 

I’m definitely getting the wedding dress you are kindly holding for me since yesterday, I didn’t find anything better, not even close! I want to thank you very much indeed for your time yesterday, it was wonderful being at your house trying on all those stunning dresses whilst drinking a nice cup of tea.
from Blanca

 

Thank you so much for Saturday afternoon, I can say that you have restored my faith in the wedding dress shopping process! I loved everything that you had.
from Lisa


Thank-you so much for yesterday. It was truly bliss to be allowed to rummage through your collection. You have got us both in a daydream! Lisa is in a real quandary now. She seems to have gone from having no options to not being able to choose! What a wonderful thing to have a job that gives everyone so much happiness. You really made a difference to the whole experience for us yesterday.
from Rebecca.

I thought you’d like to see some photos of your wonderful dress at the wedding! It was utterly, utterly gorgeous, I loved it so much! The sun shone and we had an amazing day, thank you so much for the thing that really made it for me.
from Millie

” I had an amazing day the best of my life.
I have never felt so beautiful before, the dress was truly stunning.
Everyone loved the dress and wanted to know where I got it from.”
from Kate

“thanks Helena, such wonderful service, it’s great to see such passion especially when buying something as personal as a wedding dress, I got so many compliments.”
from Lara

 

” Here are a couple of pictures of my fabulous dress on my amazing wedding day on the 19th August.”
from Rebbecca

 

“Thank you so much for the other day, I had such a great time. Not only do I adore my dress, I also loved the whole experience of meeting you; trying on your magnificent selection of dresses and all your thoughtful suggestions and advice. You really created a special memory for me and I am secretly glad I haven’t had the garish ’boutique’ experience I was fearing. I’m also so glad I’ve bought a dress from someone who clearly cares a lot about their dresses, it makes it feel that little bit more special and loved. ”
from Klara

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” I wanted to thank you so much for making my vintage dress trying experience such a lovely one, my Mother and I loved it,
and also the way you run your business, we felt so welcome and comfortable, not a given in Bridal boutiques.”
from Lucy.

 

” I’d just like to thank you again for today, – you offer such a wonderful service,
I found the whole experience superb, much more so than some other places I have tried.”
from Helen

 

” thanks so much Helena for yesterday’s appointment , it was heaven to be surrounded by so many beautiful dresses, it was an amazing experience.”
from Rowan

 

” I really loved the dress, and I am so happy I went for Vintage, I will keep recommending you to all my friends.”
from Sofia.

 

“Thanks so much for Wednesday, the visit completely exceeded my expectations, we had such a lovely time, I have decided to go for the final dress.”
from Janine

 

“thanks so much for your kindness and help with my dress,
you are such a lovely lady with a warm heart, and it is clear to see you love your dresses ,
thank you for making the whole process such a lovely and enjoyable  experience.
I will take great care of the dress, and send you photos too.”
from Abi

 

“Thank you for the vist to your wedding showroom,
I wanted to thank you for your help, the whole experience began to make me feel like a bride ,
and I have told everyone I know about it , thanks for your time and patience.”
from Fern

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Lovely Madoka was recently married in a 1970’s cotton lace gown

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“I thought you’d like to see some photos of your wonderful
Edwardian Tambour Lace dress at the wedding!
It was utterly, utterly gorgeous.”

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“I loved it so much! The sun shone and we had an amazing day,
thank you so much for the thing that really made it for me.” from Millie

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“Here is a picture of my beautiful dress on my amazing wedding day on the 19th August.”     from Rebecca

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“Thank you again for my beautiful dresses. Like you suggested i did a costume change for the evening. Everyone was complimenting my dress and i felt amazing.”    By Leah

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“We had the most perfect British country wedding on the hottest day of the wettest summer in 2012! My dress was simply beautiful I felt like a true English rose on our wedding day. Thank you for your very personalised service, it made the day very memorable!.”  from Felicity

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Thankyou again, Helena. The whole process of finding a dress was perfect – it meant so much to me that everything was done with such care and love. At a time when vintage has become all the rage it’s lovely to experience someone who loves and cares about the dresses as much as the Brides.
Just the way choosing vintage should be!
Thankyou.     from Lucy

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Helena, thank-you so much for taking care of me while I was choosing and buying my gorgeous, swishy dress. I loved it and whirled around the dance floor all night! You were always so, so welcoming and so, so patient. Someone who understands that time and privacy might be needed is a fine rarity in your business. The love and care you take of your dresses is obvious from the amazing condition of each of them in that little wonder room and your wanting to find the right girl for each dress is hopelessly romantic. No where else offered such good value, generational selection, or such amazing warmth.

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You know I have been recommending you and will continue to do so. You really made what was becoming a hideous process into an absolute pleasure. I was quite scared you know about the whole thing and felt so awkward and unhappy in all the modern shops and dresses. My dress made a huge difference but long before I really realised how much I didn’t want to wear any other dress you had made all those anxieties about the dreadful, soulless wedding industry go away. I know you make a hundred girls a week feel that way. How wonderful for everyone!
Take care, Rebecca

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“I just wanted to write to say thanks again for your help in creating the dream wedding dress! I absolutely loved wearing it and have had countless compliments on it!”
from Mishail
Photos by kind permission of Kjrsten Madsen

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“The service I received from Heavenly Vintage Bridal was great. Helena was very patient and honest about what suited or did not suit me and served me tea in a very cute little vintage cup while I was trying the dresses on. I picked a 1960’s dress / lace coat which was in beautiful condition. I felt great in it on the day and I would wholly recommend the experience of vintage.
Thank you Helena!”
from Emma

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“The dress went down a storm and I received lots of compliments. Thank you so much, I thought your service was fantastic. I hope you like the pics! Also I loved the veil so much I wore it all day and to the hotel in the evening.”
Best Wishes Kirsten

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I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for my beautiful wedding dress. We just go featured on RocknRoll bride and here is the link to it:
http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/11/a-bohemian-but-urban-wedding-with-a-70s-twist-mark-ania/
I can’t thank you enough for everyting, for your advice, the lovely words and for my dream wedding dress -:)
Lots of love Ania Newland

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I absolutely loved wearing the dress on the day and got lots of compliments, it really was gorgeous and I’m so glad I picked it!
from Cleo

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Good luck with everything in the future, and Ill be recommending you to my friends as they get married one by one!
With best wishes,
Leo x

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Thank you so, so much for making our wedding day such aspecial one – everyone loved the dress and I felt amazing in it! I couldn’t have hoped for someone as lovely as you to help me prepare for the day as you did. You made me feel so comfortable and relaxed about the whole thing.
Please pass my thanks on to Debbie for her help too, especially in that last week,  helping to get the alterations all done so well.   I truly feel so lucky to have found you – you gave a very personalised and unique service that I wouldn’t have found elsewhere (nor did I, when I first started looking for dresses).
I just wish I could do it all again!
With best wishes,
Zoe xxx

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‘Adriana wore a lovely lace 1960’s dress for her wedding in Italy’ she said “The wedding was perfect, I love the dress I bought from you, best wishes and thank you very much”

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