For our next instalment of our series, the CM Bridal Boutique Guide we're introducing Jade Alexandra Bridal. In this series we'll be shouting out some of our favourite bridal boutiques in the UK, perfect if you're at the start of your wedding planning journey and are in need of some bridal dress inspiration!
This pink slice of heaven is situated in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and is home to some absolutely gorgeous bridal gowns. We've followed Jade on Instagram for years and are forever obsessed with her dreamy pink, pampas filled boutique.
I’m Jade, lover all of all things fashion, weddings and cocktails!
What made you decide to open your own boutique?
My dream was always to be a Wedding Planner, which I am so lucky I achieved. I spent 4 years planning weddings and adored it. I always wanted to run my own business and realised that there was a gap for cool bridal in Northern Ireland - so I was the girl that just went and did it, super quick turnaround so I didn’t have time for self-doubt or worry! I’ve never looked back and living out a total dream!
What designers do you stock?
We stock Alyssa Kristin who is our queen of crepe - super chic and the fit is like no other! Anna Kara who is oh so romantic, with lots of tulle and soft looks! From Australia we have Luna Willow & Evie Young - who bring the modern lace styles to our rails! Finally we have our British designer Love Story who we adore - bringing lots of fun styling options, their overtops are divine! For veils we stock Ashley Wild who is a a creative genius, we have everything from pearls to feathers!
Your top tip for a bride to be choosing her wedding dress?
Don’t let your venue, season or theme dictate your dress. Wear what you’ve always imagined yourself wearing when you’ve dreamt of walking down that aisle! Florals, colours and wedding styling set the vibe - your dress can be whatever you LOVE and feel incredible in!
Top tip for couples planning their big day?
Enjoy it! Honestly, you’ll be a Mrs before you know it! Lists, checklist and spreadsheets are a life-saver! Also arrange one thing at a time and don’t rush into booking vendors, do your research.
Your favourite pair of CM shoes?
Ah this is a hard one! My head wants to say Jade Pearl (I wonder why?!) but I also ADORE Indi Pearl. Bows, pearls and tulle are my favourite things ever, so the fact they exist in shoe form is everything!Your favourite dress in your boutique?
This is impossible as it changes daily. Right now I am loving our Anna Kara’s - probably Celeste. The silk chiffon skirt is so soft and you feel amazing wearing it, so beautiful!
Where can we find you?
Thanks so much for reading, we'll be back soon with the next instalment.
With love, Team CM x