The big bridal giveaway – Catherine’s journey

The big bridal giveaway - Catherine's journey

In May last year, Samantha decided to work with a local radio station in order to provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for one lucky bride-to-be.

The Big Bridal Giveaway entitled Catherine, our worthy winner to a voucher from Samantha K’s Bridal and Occasionwear and Exclusively Bridesmaids to be rewarded £3,000 towards her bridal gown, accessories, bridesmaids dresses and flower girl gowns for her big day.

We were delighted to award Catherine and her bridal party with this prize, as she was planing to purchase gowns online, with not much excitement or eagerness. Samantha and team, therefore, were ecstatic to provide Catherine and her wonderful family with the best shopping experience possible with a stunning and large selection of designer gowns to choose from for her wedding V.I.P.S.

Samantha first met Catherine, and her fiancé Gareth, at the radio station where they were announced the winners before co-ordinating a suitable appointment time with the couple, for Catherine to begin her exciting bridal journey at Samantha K’s.

It was agreed, that Samantha would open exclusively for Catherine, for a bridal consultation that guaranteed, comfort, relaxation and privacy as finding her dream dress was now, the perfect priority.

When Catherine visited, a few weeks later. Herself and Samantha sat down with one another as she described her ideal wedding gown. After trying on dresses for style, and silhouette. Samantha decided to request gowns from her supplier that she didn’t carry on the bridal floor in order to, truly listen to Catherine and make her bridal vision become a reality. Samantha’s special request was also important as it guaranteed, that Catherine could wear a gown that no other Samantha K bride had worn or will ever wear again!

As soon as the dresses came into stock, Catherine re-arranged to visit the store and try her exclusive picks on. Admitting that she was quite shy and nervous surrounding the whole experience, Samantha and team went above and beyond to ensure that she was comfortable, relaxed and most importantly, happy with the process of trying on gowns.

As a winner of the contest, she was presented with a personalised bunch of flowers as a memento to remember the experience by, before choosing, ‘the one’.

Her choice was truly breathtaking and allowed her to truly feel like ‘a blushing bride to be’. The gown Catherine chose by Special Day Bridal, was an elegant ivory A line ballgown with a full length lace embellished skirt accompanied by a satin bodice and lace, tulle jacket for sophistication, with a touch of 1950’s glamour.

Celebrating with smiles and a toast of processco. Samantha was then keen to find Catherine her accompanying bridal accessories to complete her bridal buying experience. Using her stunning gown as inspiration. Catherine decided upon a pair of ivory bridal shoes andsilver  bag from Lexus International which accompanied her Emmerling hair-piece and Heading Up veil perfectly, completing her style ensemble.


The hair vine, Catherine chose from Emmerling contained a burst of  Swarovski crystals, guaranteeing that she shone on her wedding day. Her veil, from heading up also had a soft scalloped diamante edging with a scatter of crystal across the tulle and crystal hair comb. When placing her accessories on with her bridal gown, Catherine resembled the perfect bride, with all her nerves and anxiety replaced by confidence and delight.

The next appointment for Catherine and her bride-tribe involved deciding on the perfect bridesmaids and flower girl dresses from Exclusively Bridesmaids. Our Bridesmaid consultant, met with Catherine and her bridesmaids to ensure that their perfect dresses were found in store. After listening to all requirements and suggesting a few styles. Catherine and bride-tribe decided on separate gowns and styles to truly bring out all personalities and preferences.

Caitlyn, chose a classic Dessy bridesmaids dress from the After Six collection which features, a stunning lace illusion bodice and Lux Chiffon skirt to co-ordinate with the elements of lace and tulle on Catherine’s wedding dress. Caitlyn, also chose to have a two tone bodice and skirt. The lace bodice was chosen in ivory, whilst the chiffon flowed into a shade of pastel green, carrying on the overall look of elegance, Catherine wished for her big day.

The second bridesmaids dress chosen by Amy Lynn, came from Ebony Rose Designs. The Jolie dress, again features stunning elements of lace adorned onto the bodice, accompanied by a satin band across the waist and dainty tulle skirt. Amy Lynn, wished to compliment Caitlyn and her gown, so chose a powder blue shade for herself.


Lastly, Catherine brought her two beautiful flower girls to be fitted for their own gowns. Sticking with the pastel colour scheme and delicate lace details. The Emma Bridals gowns chosen had ivory satin bodices with cotton candy chiffon banding on one gown and lilac chiffon on the other were simply beautiful. Transforming the young ladies into true princesses.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Catherine and her family, for being a pleasure to help in her wedding journey. We wish both her and Gareth all the happiness, for their future together.


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