Bridal Boutique 5 Year Celebrations - Hampshire

It’s our birthday! We can’t quite believe that we are celebrating our 5th birthday at Hannah Elizabeth. Back in 2014, we opened our little blue door to our lovely bridal boutique, welcoming all brides with open arms. We’ve had the most magical five years where we’ve been lucky enough to make the most amazing memories, so we thought it would be lovely to share our journey with you.

Starting from the beginning…

Our team has had some changes over the years, but we are proud to say our Hannah Elizabeth team has always been full of the loveliest ladies who really are passionate about bridal. Lauren, Kelly, Laura, Mia and of course our fabulous Boutique Manager Kelly who joined in the Summer of 2018 to help keep the boutique a float whilst Hannah enjoyed her little bundle of joy, Rupert, who arrived in December 2018. We are lucky to have such an amazing team to help make every bride’s wedding ideas come to life.

Bridal Boutique - Celebrating 5 Years - Hampshire

Top image & Left image: Cooper Photography

And the winner is…

Every year we have been lucky enough to be entered into some of the most prestigious bridal awards. In 2015, shortly after opening, we were awarded the ‘Best Bridal Boutique Newcomer’ as well as becoming a ‘Finalist for Best Bridal Boutique’ at The Wedding Industry Awards. In 2018, we were actually awarded with the title of ‘Best Bridal Boutique’ which we still can’t quite believe! Hard work sure does pay off, and we are so proud and grateful that our brides are always supporting us. We love our brides so much we’ve even created a wall of honour in our fitting room, and we will continue to add to it until there isn’t an inch of space left!

Bridal Boutique - TWIA Awards 2019 - Hampshire

Broadening our network…

From wedding blogs to bridal magazines, we have worked with so many industry talents which we have come to form some great relationships with. We love getting together with like-minded, creative individuals and through these collaborations we have had some particularly successful photo shoots that have been featured in some of the most admirable bridal magazines and wedding blogs. Here are just a few of the beautiful bridal shoots we have had the pleasure of being a part of…

Penton Park shoot featuring Blush by Hayley Paige ‘Halo’ gown and Tara Keely ‘2500’ gown

This shoot made front cover of ‘Wedding Ideas’ bridal magazine, as well as a double-page-spread.

Penton Park Shoot | Hampshire | Hannah Elizabeth Bridal

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Photography – Ikon Works
Venue – Penton Park
Flowers – The Wild Fox Flowers
Hair – Bridal Hair in Hampshire
Make up – Frances Moore MUA

Romantic Boudoir Shoot at Master Builders, Bucklers Hard featuring ‘Palma’ gown by La Sposa

This shoot showcased the beautiful Pompadour lingerie and Rachel Simpson shoes (that we are very lucky to stock in our boutique) and featured in the 2019 edition of ‘Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire Bride’ bridal magazine as a double-page-spread.

Romantic Boudoir Shoot | Hampshire | Hannah Elizabeth Bridal

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Photography – Ikon works
Gown – La SposaHannah Elizabeth Bridal
Lingerie – Pompadour lingerieHannah Elizabeth Bridal
Shoes – Rachel SimpsonHannah Elizabeth Bridal
Hair – Riot Hairdressing
Make up – Frances Moore MUA
Venue – Master Builders Bucklers Hard
Flowers – Jo Hicks Flowers
Model – Jess Johansen

Romantic French Chateau shoot featuring our Tara Keely ‘2761’ gown and Rachel Simpson shoes

This shoot appeared on ‘The English Wedding Blog’ as well as in ‘Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire Bride’ bridal magazine as a feature called ‘Beauty and the Bride’. It really does mean so much to us to be able to work alongside all these industry professionals, and be featured on all these amazing wedding blogs and bridal magazines.

French Chateau Shoot | Hampshire | Hannah Elizabeth Bridal

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Photography – Charlotte Wise Photography 
Make up – Frances Moore MUA
Hair – JMS Hair Design
Accessories – Donna Crain
Shoes – Rachel SimpsonHannah Elizabeth
Venue- Hale Park
Flowers – Jo Hicks
Stationary – Peony & Rose
Cake – Just as delicious
Model – Jess Johansen

James and The Giant Peach inspired shoot  ‘Just Peachy’

This shoot was directed by the fabulous Natasha Newland, founder of ‘The Hampshire Wedding Club’, a community of wonderfully talented Hampshire wedding suppliers. We are proud to be a part of the club working alongside like minded industry talents, it gives us a strong platform to showcase Hannah Elizabeth and collaborate with other professionals! This shoot featured on the wedding blog ‘Bride and Tonic’, take a peek here

Just Peachy | Hampshire | Hannah Elizabeth Bridal

Suppliers:

Venue – Greyhound on the Test
Catering – Wilds Catering
Styling, props & cut outs – Wild and Wonder Events
Shoes – Freya Rose
Co-ordination & styling director – The Hampshire Wedding Club
Bridal Boutique – Hannah Elizabeth
Dress – Ana by Rosa Clara
Florals – Beyond the Barn
Photography – Natasha Jay Photography
Styling, props, stationary, table plan & signage – Beyond Vintage
Cake – Hayley Elizabeth
Makeup – Frances Moore
Hair – Bridal Hair in Hampshire
Model – Chloe Lancaster
Jewellery – Margaret Turner Jewellery & Agnes Walker Jewellery by Abby

Prosecco O’clock

Over the years, we have had the pleasure of hosting some wonderful events at the Hannah Elizabeth boutique. From Accessory parties and Christmas parties to Designer Trunk Shows, we really do love going all out and putting on the best events possible for our lovely brides. If you haven’t had the chance to attend one of our events yet, keep an eye on our website and social media to find out when the next one will be. You won’t want to miss them!

Shop till’ we drop…

Shopping is what we do best at Hannah Elizabeth, if we’re not on a buying trip we’re scrolling on Instagram or scanning the internet for our next load of beautiful gowns. We love nothing more than ensuring we stock the best and most perfect designers and wedding dresses for you, which is why each of our gowns are individually handpicked. We recently went on a buying trip to Barcelona to select our dresses from the Rosa Clara 2020 Collection, and my gosh was that hard work. The dresses were so stunning we struggled to narrow our selection down to a reasonable number, but don’t worry we’ve picked the best of the best! We have an exciting new ‘Boheme’ collection which we will be sharing with our brides this Summer! Just the other day we visited London for another buying trip, so keep your eyes peeled for some new additions to the Hannah Elizabeth Boutique. We promise they won’t disappoint!

As you can tell, over the past five amazing years we have grown our business beyond our imagination and fallen more and more in love with bridal (which we didn’t know was even possible!). We are super passionate about our lovely little boutique and making all our brides wedding ideas and dreams come true. We are truly excited for what the next five years hold!

Love Lauren & The Hannah Elizabeth Girls ~X~