Glitzy Secrets is delighted to welcome Uber Bridal as a stockist of its vintage inspired wedding jewellery and wedding hair accessories. A new bridal boutique in Carrickfergus, County Antrim stocking Sophia Tolli, San Patrick and Romantica, we were thrilled to introduce Uber Bridal to our Glitzy customers and are especially excited to be part of their new venture into the wedding market. We would like to thank Ashley for taking the time out to chat with us.
What inspired you to open a bridal boutique?
It is something that has always been a dream of ours to do. After a personal experience shopping for gowns, we found we were inspired to do this for ourselves. It’s such an exciting environment to be involved in and a lot of fun coming into work every day.
Did you have any special surprises for your launch night?
The main surprise for us was the turn out and support that we received on the night. The shop was packed out and the feedback was amazing – we couldn’t have asked for more.
How long have you been in the wedding industry?
We have all worked in retail/fashion for many years however this is our first venture into the bridal industry and we absolutely love it so far.
How did you choose the name Uber Bridal?
We wanted something different and quirky. We played about with a lot of names, but this one just came about, stood out and stuck.
Tell us about the style of your boutique
Our boutique is split into two halves; the bridal room is elegant, classy, sophisticated and romantic, with soft colours and lots of open space. It’s very relaxed and luxurious with key features like candles, flowers, fairy lights and a beautiful lace wallpaper.
The bridesmaids’ room is a complete contrast; its modern, edgy and unique. Vivid colours and open space are key in here and the dresses are displayed on hanging mannequins to best show off their shape/design.
Which dress designers are you stocking? Do you have a particular favourite and why?
Our bridal designers are San Patrick, Sophia Tolli, Romantica and True Bride. We are torn between San Patrick and Sophia Tolli as the favourites; Sophia Tolli are the epitome of style, class and romance with the most exquisite detailing, however San Patrick are quirky and daring but equally as stunning.
Our bridesmaids’ collections are by Sophia Tolli, True Maids, Jordan and Ebony Rose. Jordan would be our favourite designer because once again they are that little bit quirky and different than the usual bridesmaid styles. Their detailing and colours are beautiful.
Do you work on an appointment basis? If so, how can brides make an appointment with Uber Bridal?
We do operate on an appointment only basis. Brides can make an appointment by phoning the shop on 02893 038010, contacting us via our Uber Bridal Facebook page and email, or through the appointment link on the website.
How important is Customer Service to Uber Bridal?
Customer service is everything. We strongly believe that this is the single most important part of the brides journey in preparation for her wedding and she should be made to feel special from the word go. It is our aim to make a bride feel relaxed and comfortable in her surroundings – and with us.
What’s your favourite Glitzy Secrets design & why?
The whole Glitzy Secret’s range is stunning and its difficult to single out one piece. We love the ‘Petals of Eternity Hair Flower’, its so delicate and pretty and seems to work well with both the vintage and classic look. The ‘Floral Extravagance Bangle’ is bold and daring and stunning and the ‘Pearls of Drama Bracelet and Earrings’ are so simple and classy with a slight twist. There is something for everyone.