Designers’ Roadtrip

With brand new samples arriving for our 2020 collections, our designers were inspired to give some of them a road-test last week!

As you’ll know if you’ve visited any of our boutiques or checked out our website, all our gowns are designed right here in Yorkshire by our own amazing design team – featuring Kate, one of our lead designers, as a model!

New samples are now arriving of the gowns our design team have been working on for our new 2020 collections, and this inspired a roadtrip to try out some of our new samples in the gorgeous Yorkshire surroundings.

Holly, another of our lead designers, says, “Both Kate and I have such a passion for bridal, and when we get together that’s when the creativity really begins.

“We finally had a morning together so decided to have a drive out and road-test our new collection.  We both drive past beautiful places every day and get inspired by the gorgeous surroundings – beautiful scenery, rolling hills, a picturesque bridge.”


When Holly wanted something autumnal, Kate knew the perfect spot.  They soon found themselves in some beautiful woodland, snapping shots of the new bridal collection.  The autumn leaves set off our blush gown perfectly.

“Thank goodness for coffee!” says Holly.  “It was such a cold day, but all the leaves were so crisp, and it was perfect for snapping some shots of the new gowns.  It was slightly less perfect when I could see Kate’s skin going blue…

“Kate’s a real trooper,” says Holly.  “She’s not just a designer.  She’s also one of our lead seamstresses who brides often meet during their fitting appointments – and, as you can see, she models many of our new gowns to make sure they’re the perfect fit!”

Kate (designer, seamstress and model for the day), says, “”Every day at Elite Bridal is an adventure.  So often we say, ‘I have this idea – but I only have an hour!’ and then magic happens.

“When our design team get together there’s so much creative energy, and it means each dress has its own little story.”

What do you think?  If you’re planning an autumn or winter wedding, could this be your bridal look?

“Kate got a few beeps from passing tractors,” added Holly, “so we felt like we were hitting the mark!”

For some of our designers, it was the first time they’d seen the new 2020 styles in person since the original samples were built on mannequins in our Design Room.  When new collections first arrive, it’s an exciting day for us as well as our brides!

We’re really excited to showcase our new styles for 2020 at our Elite Bridal Christmas Show in Hull on Sunday.  If you haven’t already booked your free tickets, drop us a message!

If you’d like to try our gorgeous 2019 collections for size, head to and book yours now.

With our own in-house design team on hand, all of whom are passionate about bringing you the most beautiful gowns imaginable, don’t forget to ask about custom alterations if a gown is almost but not quite perfect for you.

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