Friday, 18 July 2014 10:10


I’m ridiculously behind the times in telling you all this, but with moving house, growing a person and being busy in the boutique I’ve rudely neglected updating my blog post but I promise to be better now we’re settling down.

So…big news…we’ve made it as a finalist in the Best Retailer Website in the Bridal Buyer Awards.  There’s only 7 finalists from across the country so it is a pretty big deal for us, to even be considered during our first year of business is no mean feat and we’re so honoured to be listed among other fantastic boutiques and websites.   

Our website is our pride and joy so we’re happy to hear that others love it as much as we do.   The observant among you will have noticed we’ve proudly placed the badge on our home page along with our other accolades.  The winners are announced on 8th September in Harrogate so keep your fingers crossed for us.


Thursday, 13 February 2014 23:07


I waited for YEARS to receive a Valentine’s card from a boyfriend but I never managed to tie a man down for long enough to see it through to February 14th.  Calling me Bridget Jones was an understatement.  I just wasn’t lucky in love, don’t get me wrong I did have the occasional lovely boyfriend along the way, but they just weren’t meant to be and the New Year would come around and it would all break off.  For years, I hosted the girlie get together on the big day of love, it was great fun - my girls rocked and they were the loves of my life but they all coupled off long before I did.  

And then…along he came.  Just when I’d given up hope and was contemplating buying a load of cats, along he came.  The one.  We knew pretty quickly that we wanted to be together forever, and once we’d made it past my previous dating record of 9 months I was pretty confident a Valentine’s card would come my way when February came round. 

But no, no such luck.  It’s his birthday.  And you shouldn’t have to buy someone ELSE a treat on your birthday should you?!  Apparently.  I had to face it pretty early on that there’s no treats coming my way, however much I might secretly hope for a little Tiffany bag or big bunch of roses on Valentine’s morning ;)  In all fairness, he tells me loves me every day so I don’t feel left out, we still get to celebrate and I love to see all of the declarations on Facebook and flower deliveries to the office as the day goes on.    

So, as this is my first year at The Secret Dress House on Valentine’s Day (and while we’re not allowed to utter anything about it in our house) I’ve decided to make a fuss of my lovely brides who to come to visit over the weekend.  We’ve got luscious red roses to give away (with welcome discounts included) and don’t expect me not to be sharing the chocolates with you all.  Hell, we might even have a bit of fizz on the go if the shelves haven’t completely cleared by Friday afternoon!  Come and join us over the weekend and tell us your romantic plans and make me jealous.  

Oh and I suppose I should say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the husband, light of my life, better than sliced bread, favourite person in the whole wide world.  


Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:27

Make-up masterclass

Here at The Secret Dress House, we want to be with our brides every step of the way of their most exciting journey in life – from searching for the perfect dress to feeling fabulous walking down the aisle. We know that finding your dress is only the first step to fabulousness so we plan to work with the best suppliers in our industry to offer you top tips on make-up, hair, flowers, accessories and more. 

We’ve decided to come up with a programme of master classes to get you looking glamorous on your big day and the first stop is beauty.  Your make-up choices can be as defining as 'the' dress so we're offering a master class that will run on Thursday 6thMarch, with the wonderful Antonia from Elle Au Naturel, to help you gather top tips on your perfect look.  Why not bring your bridesmaids and pick up fantastic ideas that you can all utilise on the big day?  The evening’s itinerary will run as follows:

6:30pm – drinks (and cake, there’s never not the right time for cake) reception at The Secret Dress House

6:30 to 7pm – a chance to browse the boutique for dresses and gorgeous accessories

7pm – one hour long master class tutorial begins with Antonia

8pm – Q & A with Antonia, browse the best make-up products, chat to The Secret Dress House team

9pm – event ends

Tickets will cost £20 per person, available by calling the boutique on 01737 243686 (on-line booking coming soon) and there will be exclusive discounts for any purchases made on the night.  Space is limited so reserve your space today.  Can’t wait to see you here.

 Kelly x

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