OUR STORY

Our Story Bespoke Bride

Welcome to the BB Boutique. The UK’s first online marketplace dedicated to all things wedding. Founded by the creators of one of the UK’s most popular wedding blogs, Bespoke Bride, Emily & Jess discovered there was a need for such a place, after receiving countless supplier enquiries from couples all over the UK, looking for fun, quirky and inspirational wedding businesses.

The boutique has been carefully curated and hosts a pretty spectacular array of wedding suppliers all ready to help couples create a wedding as unique as they are!

How We Began

Described as a ‘Kickass blog that helps brides avoid a cliché ridden, cookie cutter wedding”, Bespoke Bride was lovingly founded by two fiercely individual girls, Emily Pettiford & Jessica Turley. Launched in 2011, as a personal way to journal quirky and creative wedding photography, decor & DIY’s, Emily & Jessica focused on creating a blog that would inspire couples to design a wedding that was creative, crafty & full of character.

Since its launch in 2011, Bespoke Bride has already garnered it fair share of award nominations being shortlisted for ‘Best DIY wedding Blog’ by Wedding Magazine (twice!) as well as receiving a nomination for ‘Best wedding Blog’ by Cosmopolitan. Other notable achievements include being voted into Bride Tides Top 100 wedding blogs in 2013 and another particular highlight that year was being listed as one of the UK’s top 10 wedding blogs by Channel 4’s Scrapbook.

Where We Will Go

BB boutique was launched in October 2015 and has been growing ever since. We started out with just a handful of business and in just 3 months the number of suppliers we work with has now nearly doubled! We are receiving hundreds of visits everyday and our suppliers are already receiving enquiries and sales from brides and grooms all over the UK, who aren’t afraid to have their day, their way!

We want to be the go-to digital marketplace for all things wedding, making wedding planning easy for you, wherever you are, whenever. We want you to forever feel inspired, which means always being on the lookout for the the most innovative ideas and the most creative suppliers. So we thought it high time we grew our little team of two, which is why we have now launched our crowdfunding campaign.

With investment we plan to make our site even easier to navigate, updating the way suppliers upload and view their products and adding messenger functionality so that our couples can message their chosen suppliers with any queries they might have. We also want to build our team to include PR & Marketing as well as a head of brand partnerships so that we can help support small businesses in the wedding sector as they grow.

As you can probably tell we have big plans for the site which is why we are asking other small wedding businesses, engaged couples and start-ups to invest as we want this is to be especially for you! And thanks to Seedrs this can be done quickly and safely from their platform. You will never be asked to make further payments and your investment can be pledged in just a few short steps.

For more details on the campaign or to invest, click here!

Thank you for your support!