The safety of our brides, their guests and our LOVE stylists is of paramount importance to us. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment and implemented a number of COVID safety protocols and social distancing measures for the benefit of everyone. Please read our ‘How We’re Going to Help Keep You Safe During Your Visit to LOVE’ [link] leaflet to find out more.
Nude underwear will ensure you can see the true potential of a gown. We may recommend removing your bra to ensure you see the full effect of a gown particularly if the dress has a low neckline/back detail, however if you are not comfortable with this then we completely understand and can work around this. We provide shoes to try on with your dresses in sizes 4 – 7, however, if you have your wedding shoes already, then please feel free to bring them with you as we’d love to see them!
The majority of dresses we stock vary in size from 10 to 16, with a few styles in sizes below or above this. We tend to stock one size for each dress in the boutique, with a few exceptions. For example, for one of our designers, Made with Love, we have several of their gowns in 2 sizes and/or different neckline options. Please don’t worry about sizing though as we can order our gowns in any size and our stylists have lots of tricks up their sleeve to illustrate how a dress will look in your size.
In advance of your appointment we will ask you to pre-select up to 5 gowns that you’re really drawn to from our collection and these will be ready for you when you arrive for your appointment. During your appointment, we will then work with you to determine the style/shapes that suit you the most and that you prefer, making additional dress suggestions for you to try on.
We stock a variety of veils from a range of different designers including Made with Love, Sassi Holford’s ‘The Couture Veil’ and Elizabeth Dickens. Stunning shoes from Harriet Wilde, luxurious hair accessories and jewellery from Hermione Harbutt and Donna Crain, as well as a capsule collection of cashmere cover ups from Madame Seguin.
We are located in the fabulous market town of Altrincham, about 30 minutes (by road) outside of Manchester, which is filled with fabulous eateries, including the famous Altrincham Market.
LOVE is located on Oxford Road which is home to lots of independent businesses including specialist lingerie shop, Betty & Belle; a variety of beauty salons including the fabulous ‘Grace’, plus eateries including our personal favourites Oxford Road Café, Yara and California Coffee & Wine.
Other favourite haunts within Altrincham include The Con Club, Toast, Gran T’s, Blanchflower, Tre Ciccio, Mustard and The Drawing Room.
We’re also within walking distance of Hale Village with some fabulous dining options including Victors, Juniper, Piccolino and The Garden.
There is on street metered parking on Oxford Road for a maximum of 2 hours (you can pay for this via the RingGo app which can be downloaded before your appointment). There is also a Sainsbury’s close to the boutique which offers free parking (max stay 2 hours). As well as parking on local side streets and two local car parks – Goose Green Car Park & The Stamford Quarter Car Park.
Altrincham’s tram/ train station is just 5-10 minutes walk from the boutique depending on how quickly you walk!