Who are we?
A roundup of our mission and our story so far.
Here at The Case of the Curious Bride, we take a slightly off-the-beaten-track approach to the bridal buying process, offering a range of relaxed and contemporary styles that celebrate individualism.
We want brides to feel confident, comfortable, and most importantly, like themselves.
Our price points start from £500 and go up
to £2,000, with most falling within the
£800 - £1,500 range.
Who are we?
We are a small, friendly and approachable team headed-up by our chief stylist, designer-manager and owner Melanie. Melanie has always been known for her keen design eye, having been in interior design and accessory design for some years. The ambition to go into bridal was catalysed by the needs of brides contacting her through her accessory brand who were struggling to find reasonably priced dresses that reflected their personalities, a need that she was already too familiar with from her own and friends' wedding dress quests.
She rented out a space, adorned it with vintage-upcycled awesomeness (or as we say 'Melanised' the joint), carefully curated dress styles from ethical sources and The Case of the Curious Bride was born. We offer a stylish, quirky and comfortable environment to match our aesthetic and personality so that every bride can have the shopping experience they deserve when looking for their wedding dress.
What do we sell?
We sell bridal dresses, separates, veils, head pieces, shoes, jewellery, and we even have some vintage bridal pyjamas kicking around!
Stocking 5 main-line designers, from the bohemian-spirited to the vintage-lusting nostalgics, and capsule collections that even further broaden the our rails of personalities, we try to offer a real depth of choice within our niche facet of the industry. For more details on our current designers, please see dresses.
What can you expect from an appointment with us? Well - we have two types of appointment: stylist (for dresses) and accessories (well you probably got that one). Our stylist appointments are an hour long. They will be taken by one of our bridal stylists, who will guide you through our collections and then let you loose to explore at your leisure. Having picked some dresses (you should have time to try on around 6 in an appointment), you will be taken to one of our upstairs dressing rooms, either the White Room or the Pink Room, to try on your picks.
Because we like to have a bit of fun, we also offer 'Tea Party' appointments. Served in authentic and carefully mismatched vintage tea sets, you can have a cake stand of treats including those by Sarah at Pink Cocoa, and, should you be so inclined, a bottle of fizz or two (or three, however many you fancy) for you and your guests (or just you, there's no judgement here!).
Appointments are booked online by selecting '1st Stylist Appointment', where you will be given all availability to select from; the tea party option will be given after this point. Though you are more than welcome to drop by for a gander in passing, we operate on an 'appointment only' basis, even if it's just a 'pop-in appointment'. This is so we can ensure someone is there to give you a hearty welcome, otherwise complicated by other appointments and our fluctuating opening times. We occasionally close earlier than our listed opening hours to attend events, visit designers, conduct photoshoots, or to collect a poorly child from school (the most glamorous of all!), For our listed opening times, or maybe availability is more accurate, see here.