We met with Rim, owner of Tala Daniel Bridal Couture to talk about wedding dresses, wedding fashion and how a wedding dress CAN be created in a matter of weeks.
What inspired the name of Tala Daniel Bridal Couture?
The boutique is named after my 9-year-old daughter Tala and my 6-year-old son Daniel. As we are a family run business, having our children grow alongside the boutique is incredibly exciting and special to us. The inspiration for the boutique comes from my background in handcrafted textiles. I come from a family of gifted Lebanese sewers and embroiderers, equipped with skills such as crochet and cross stitch leading me to have a special place in my heart for lace embroidery and great understanding for such detailed couture gowns, alongside the time and dedication put into each and every design.
What makes Tala Daniel Bridal Couture different?
At Tala Daniel Bridal Couture our team are experts who thrive in helping brides-to-be find their dream dress. We offer professional advice and help narrow down our beautiful dresses THE ONE.
We have worked incredibly hard to be able to offer a selection of gowns within 6 weeks without any rush fees! Our services include free weekday appointments, Saturday appointments including chocolatey treats, champagne tea and/or coffee and finally late-night Thursday appointments for the busiest of brides. Our collection of gowns stands out amongst the market as we select the most unique designs, including gowns with a hint of colour and sparkle whilst also having a handful of timeless, traditional pieces to suit every style.
Tell us about the process of buying a dress. How long does it take?
Our appointments usually last between 1 to 1hour 30 mins by which we welcome in the bride and her party. Once comfortable we encourage them to browse the rails of gowns, get everyone involved and relax the bride. The bride tries on approximately 5 – 6 gowns often revisiting favourites, till we find the right dress. We then measure the bride and gowns usually take up to 5 – 6 months maximum and once the gown has arrived, we welcome the bride back in for alterations if needed, once complete, the bride can take away her Tala Daniel gown and have her dream wedding and honeymoon.
Have you been to any of your client’s weddings yet?
Not yet! Nothing would be more satisfying than seeing a Tala Daniel Bride in person at her wedding; as the vision will be perfectly complete with her hair and make-up. Though this wish might seem a bit out of reach at the moment, we always ask our brides to send us pictures of them and their spouse so we too can indulge in their special day.
What makes a perfect dress?
The bride makes the dress look perfect! Each dress in our boutique is made to order, we offer a wide range of gorgeous wedding dresses with varied silhouettes from sheath and fishtails, to A-lines to ballgowns; all of our bridal gowns are amazing couture designer gowns to suit every taste. The trick in making the dress perfect is in offering the right silhouette to the bride so it accentuates her figure and highlights her strongest points. The details such as French lace, beaded embroidery or crisp clean lines, are what completes the gown and represents each bride’s personality.
What are your USPs?
We focus heavily on providing the latest trends and designers. We listen to each bride and their wants and needs ensuring that the designs that we select for the boutique are a true reflection of real women today with aspirations, dreams and goals. Women who aren’t afraid to be daring in their fashion choices, are ahead of the trend and set the modern standard.
What is next for Tala Daniel?
Today our target is to reach as many brides as possible, strengthen our brand name and always be innovative! We might even expand one day so watch this space.
To discover more, visit: taladaniel.co.uk
All imagery courtesy of Tala Daniel Bridal Couture.
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