wedding gown

My thoughts on 2020...

The next seasons collections are never far from my mind and now with White Gallery now just a few weeks away, it’s pretty much all I can think about!

So what do I think we’ll be seeing on this years runways…


I think we are slowly starting to see a shift from Lace to beautifully embroidered fabrics, not that saying Lace is going anywhere but I feel there’s a calling for more intricate, more delicate designs.

Stelfox Brides’ Darcy is a gorgeous example of this, Darcy is a beautiful fitted gown with bateau neckline amd full length sleeves. With a intricate, geometric lace style embroidery, she is perfect for those of you wanting a traditional style with a modern twist.

Another amazing example of this is the gorgeous Rose Garden by Bowen Dryden. This is one 2020 collection I for one can’t wait to see!

3D Embellishment

This is one I feel, that has been drip fed to us over the last few years and I think it’s something we are definitely going to start seeing more of. They make a beautiful statement in a modern way. One of my favourites in the boutique is Charlotte Balbier’s Hepburn. A gorgeous 50’s style blush ballgown, with delicate 3D ivory flowers across the bodice and scattered down the skirt.

Another favourite of mine is the amazing Sassi Holford’s Maria, a stunning halterneck ballgown with hundreds of tulle bows across the ballgown. She’s such an amazing statement gown!


We all know how partial I am to a coloured wedding dress and I sure we’ll be seeing more on the catwalks next month. We’ve already seen a lot of blush’s and peaches with blues and greys sneaking in and I think this year will be more of the same. More greys, more blues, more florals.


Another one we all know I love, Capes. I am a die hard veil fan but this is fast becoming my absolute fav! I mean, your wedding day is one where you should feel like your absolute best and who wouldnt feel amazing rocking a cape? I know I would!

House of Mooshki’s Nina is a beautiful lace and tulle ballgown with a detachable lace cape attached to the bodice just under the arms and Charlotte Balbier’s Romy is the ultimate boho princess. A full lace fitted gown with a gorgeous lace cape draped over the shoulders creating a beautiful soft 3/4 length sleeve.

One last one I think we’ll be seeing loads more of this year will be softer, less structured gowns.


When I say soft, I mean less formal, less structure, less boning, more chiffon, more silk tulle. Softer fabrics, more delicate features, softer colours and so on. Think more boho princess than royal princess. Now dont get me wrong, royal princesses will always have a place in my heart along with a beautifully structured gowns, but you boho queens and your gorgeous gowns are seriously starting to find your way in!

Stelfox bride is our go to bohemian designer, the stunning Matilda is just that stunning, a fabulous backless chiffon gown with full lace sleeves and her beautiful little sister Beau, another chiffon gown, with keyhole back details,

We’re now just a few weeks away from White Gallery and London Bridal Fashion Week, so just a matter of time to see what 2020 has in store for us….

I’ll keep you updated!

All my love



Summer Sample Sale at The Bottom Drawer

So I am so excited to be hosting our first annual Summer Sample Sale this August with some absolutely stunning gowns available at rather ridiculous prices.

Here's the important info...

When: Saturday 19th (9am-5pm) & Sunday 20th August (10am - 4pm) 45-minute appointments available throughout the day (by appointment only)

Where: The Bottom Drawer Bridal, 3 High Street, King's Lynn, PE30 1BX

How to Book: Email or call 01553 773667 to book your appointment, but be quick, Saturday is now very limited!

Now the questions...

What is a Sample Sale?

This is the bridal industry term for an amazing opportunity to get your hands on the last few dresses we stock from previous collections (including 2017 styles) to make room for brand new 2018 arrivals.

As this will be your last chance to buy certain gowns, we will be selling these beautiful gowns at a highly reduced price and, for those of you, beautiful brides who have done their research, I can certainly promise you, these are deals you won’t want to miss.

Sample sales are ideal for the brides who lust after a designer dress, but doesn't have the budget to match, for those of you who have less than 6 months to go before their big day (therefore no time to order new) or for the ladies who have done their research and know exactly what style and fit of dress suits them.

What can I expect?

Appointments are strictly 45 minutes long and unlike a lot of Sample Sales, you still receive an exclusive boutique appointment, so that's our full love and attention with all the dresses to yourself for you to try. Finding that perfect dress is, no matter how much it costs and we never waiver on the very best customer service for our beautiful Bottom Drawer brides.

There will be gorgeous gowns from Alfred Angelo, Sassi Holford, Charlotte Balbier and House of Mooshki with prices starting from just £300!! Yes, that is right, £300!! The price does reflect the condition of the gown you see, but our collections are regularly refreshed, so our dresses are in great condition. 

All the sample dresses for sale ‘off the peg’ which means that it will be that particular gown that you will be buying, and the gowns included in this event generally range from a bridal size 10 to a size 12 (please note that a dress can be taken in by up to a couple of dress sizes too).

As well as our sample gowns, we will also be offering 10% off our current collection too, so dont worry, if you fall in love with a sample gown but it doenst happen to be the right size, you can still grab yourself a bargain!

The gowns are sold as seen and non-refundable and full payment will be required to purchase the gown, and dresses do need to be taken away with you on the day. We can also put you in touch with our recommended seamstress and dry cleaner too.

Can I bring someone?

Of course! Although we do ask that you limit it to just one or two. Bring someone who is honest and decisive, Sample Sale dresses are not something you can go away and think about, they are available to take away there and then and at that price for one day only, so you need someone there you can trust to provide their opinion!

So final and most important question,  how do I book?

Simply email or call 01553 773667 ASAP to book your appointment and I can confirm what we have available.

This is a rare, once a year, opportunity to snap up your dream gown at a crazy price – what exactly are you waiting for?

Lots of love,

Victoria x x