ABOUT OLIVIA HOOPER
“You won’t ever get to meet Olivia Hooper, she was created by us, Naomi and Sarah..... she is a lovely lady from each of our families (a daughter and a mum) and made part of our team.
What and who OH represents is our combined experience, knowledge and desire to give each bride the opportunity to select her dress in a gorgeous environment, understanding of her needs without working on commissions or targets.
When you decide to visit our bridal studio we will aim to provide you with a wonderful experience with honest, helpful advice, integrity, and a dash of humour. Excellence is at the heart of everything we stand and reach for. You will only ever meet one or both of us, we are the only ones that pick up the phone and look after you at each stage of the journey.
WHO WE ARE
Previous lives: farmer’s daughter, dressmaker, bridal shop owner & bridal stylist...
Years in the business: 25years (and still learning)
Favourite things: my home (when tidy), lipstick,lipstick lipstick, clothes, warm sunshine, red wine and beautiful cars
Favourite person: My Son
Favourite bride, ever: Sarah, she had severe scoliosis, I ripped the dress apart to fit it like a second skin, it was a very humbling experience and a great honour she trusted me to do it for her.
Previous lives: retail management, gymnastic and trampolining coach, bridal consultant…
Years in the business: 11 and I love it as much as day one!
Favourite things: the gym, wine (hence the gym), going out with friends, family nights on the sofa, and Christmas!
Favourite person: My Daughter (even when being a teenager), my Son and my long-suffering husband.
Favourite bride, ever: Now here I struggle, I can’t pick one, there are many that are memorable for different reasons, but I can remember the bride who changed this process and experience for me. Sophie was the first bride I saw from initial consultation, through all fittings, to day of collection. After learning for several years, (under Naomi’s tutelage) I fitted Sophies gown and the magic of seeing those small changes to make the dress perfect for her was a privilege.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We are different, we both came to this world through different passions but we both agree on one thing, our brides are everything to us, not just the initial selection of the dress but the fitting too, the wonderful creative moments that set us apart. We are the real deal, not a sales person, not someone who will select your gown, tell you what to wear, not letting you look at the dresses, we want you to feel and find your way through, with us gently guiding your journey.
Nor will we will talk you through a choreographed” pitch”, presenting you with an order pad before you have had time to think.
This will be your dress, your way, on your terms, we will work with you.
And after that we won’t hand you a card and pass you on to someone else for fttings, you will stay with us, and we will look after you, ensuring your experience is the same at the start to the very end!