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As we head into our FOURTH year we decided to spread our wings a little and add a couple of exciting designers to our collection - first up was the gorgeous Lusan Mandongus.

Lusan Mandongus is a sister brand to Annasul Y which we've had since we opened.  I've always swooned at the Lusan dresses when we go buying so snapped them up at the first opportunity.  Let me tell you ladies, they are STUNNING.  We've gone for quite an array of styles with high necks, strapless, fishtail or floaty skirts with gorgeous light silks and lace or beaded lace with tulle.  I love them but the only snag is they're not due in until October onwards although the team has teased us with one that is fast-becoming one of our most popular dresses in its short time here.  

BUT, all is not lost.  We've been lucky enough to bag a 'first look' of the dresses for our brides next weekend (23rd to 24th September.)  This will be one of the first times brides will be able to see all of the dresses in one place and we'll offer 10% off any Lusan Mandongus dresses purchased over that weekend.  The kind people at Lusan Mandongus have also opened a draw for anyone buying their dress to enter where you can win your wedding dress, how amazing would that be.  We've had a similar draw at the Annasul Y trunk shows and last year, one of our brides WON!

So, if you're interested in the collection and would like to see the dresses then book in for next weekend ASAP because I'm expecting it to be busy.




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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:52



I can’t believe it.  Today we’ve reached toddler stages of running a business and The Secret Dress House turns an amazing three years old and what a whirlwind it has been. 

I’ve been so lucky to be able to ‘live the dream’ and work in such a stunning industry, I mean who wouldn’t want to do what we do and help brides find their outfit for their happiest day of their lives.  I LOVE a good wedding and we get to play a part in hundreds each year. 

From as soon as brides walk through our doors I adore the whole process - hearing about their plans and engagement stories, helping them choose ‘the one’, tailoring it for a perfect fit and seeing them days before the wedding to collect their dresses, sometimes I even have a little tear! 

But I couldn’t have done this on my own.  The dresses we stock are belters and my designers are a dream to work with, my team are second to none and have become my family, my actual family save my life every day with support, plenty of tea and often last minutes requests for childcare with my beaut of a boy Alfie but my husband, my darling darling husband has helped make ‘the dream’ happen and I love him to bits.  I've bagged myself a good'un there gang.

To all of you THANK YOU, I’ll be raising a glass to you all later (might even share a bit with you guys on Saturday J )

As we head into our fourth year we’ve got a fun-packed schedule ahead with new designers coming into the boutique, designer days booked through September to December (first up Lusan Mandongus on 24th September, more news to follow) and events planned for the new year.  Thanks for sticking with us for the ride, here’s to a long and prosperous future.


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