That was the year that was, 2016!


2016 has been our 5th year selling fabulous wedding dresses and hiring men’s formal wear to the Peterborough, Stamford & Rutland areas.  So as the festive season is just about over, we feel a bit of sentimental reflection come over us!  Phew what a year it has been!  Once again It has been really great to meet so many wonderful brides and grooms and to help make their day so special!  We have been really humbled by the fabulous feedback they have given us, and quite frankly it’s been our pleasure.  We wish all our 2016 brides and grooms all the best for 2017 and beyond.  We wonder if we will hear the patter of more tiny Vow feet in 2017?!

So, in amongst meeting all our fabulous brides & grooms, what else did the year have in store for us?


November was award season and we competed in three major awards:  the National Wedding Industry Awards, The English Wedding Awards and the Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards.  And the winner is… Vow Bridal Gallery!


We were the Regional Winners for the Best Wedding Boutique East of England in the English Wedding Awards.  We were Regional Finalists for the East of England for Best Bridal Retailer and best Menswear Supplier for the National Wedding Industry Awards and we were Winners for best Customer Service in the Peterborough Telegraph Awards.


It was a great honour and achievement to be considered let alone reach the finals and then win these awards.  We see this as fantastic recognition of all the hard work that we put into ensuring our Brides and Grooms receive the best in customer service and quality of products. Just as importantly you our customers can have the confidence that you will receive the absolute best in customer service and quality.


In September we had a photoshoot for our bridesmaids collection.  We searched long and hard to find a collection that would that match our bridal gowns for design and quality, and we believe our Eliza and Ethan MultiWrap dresses do just that.  Many of our 2016 brides thought so too and no wonder with over 20 colours to choose from and endless ways to wear them in various styles which will flatter any bridesmaid.  In our photoshoot we also wanted to show the versatility of our dresses in that they’re for you – whoever you are.  Whether you’re skinny or curvy, young or of more mature years(!), these dresses are for you.  And with the help of Paul Bryant Photography, Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society (PODS) ,  …. We think we did just that!

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In July we celebrated our 1st anniversary of our move to our bigger and better premises.  After three and a half great years at the Haycock Hotel we basically outgrew our surroundings.  We didn’t move far though, just across the road.  We really love our new place and we know our 2016 Brides and Grooms did too!

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Visiting the London Bridal Shows in April and May was also a key highlight for us.  It’s where we decided on our 2017 collection.  We are very pleased to introduce to new designers Sadoni and Theia, to complement our existing designers of Private Label By G, Diane Harbridge, Sanyukta Shrestha and Ramani.  With classic shapes, lace, exciting back detail and different colours check out our 2017 Collection for yourself!

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In 2016 we also didn’t forget our Grooms. We introduced Slim-Fit Suits across all our Mohair Range and extended our range of tweed waistcoats.  All proving to be very popular indeed.  We also introduced a Blue Tweed Three Piece Suit which proved to be extremely popular, and look out for even more Tweed in 2017!


So, what to look out for in 2017 at the Vow Bridal Gallery?  Well, for our brides we will be introducing new dresses in mid-January.  For our Grooms we will be continuing with Slim-fit suits across all our Mohair range with slimmer fitting trousers and even more Tweed.  Also, look out for even more exciting news later in the year, so, to keep up to date with all the latest find us on Facebook and follow us on twitter


Thanks again to our lovely brides and grooms, our designers and suppliers and here’s to a fabulous Christmas & New Year.  We’re going to take a well- earned break at home with our families although we will still spare some thoughts for Vow Brides & Grooms who are getting married over the festive period!  We look forward to meeting lots of new brides and grooms in 2017 and remember whether you want a classic look or whether you want something that bit different we can certainly help you!  We look forward to seeing you here at the, still all new, award winning Vow Bridal Gallery.

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Happy New Year everyone!


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