OMGSH. So, if you could choose any two humans to help you pick out THE dress (You know, that perfect dress: perfectly bohemian, yet high fashion, perfectly suited to your body and your style…) who would you pick?!
WELL, let me tell you, you won’t go far wrong with a super cool, yogi who used to work for a luxury fashion brand and a published style and fashion blogger! I mean… #DREAMTEAM
Meet Nicole and Alex, sisters and owners of The Wild Heart Bridal boutique…
Tell us a little about yourselves…
We are Nicole and Alex, sisters from Kent, with a career background and true love for fashion, style and culture. In 2015 we decided it was time to pursue our dream and open a bridal boutique with a difference.
Before the boutique, Nicole was working as a Commercial Analyst for a luxury fashion brand but left to work with the brides of Kent. Nicole is also a yoga teacher and elements of this “free spirited Yogi” can be felt throughout the boutique.
Alex is a personal stylist & fashion blogger who has had bridal fashion articles published in local style magazines and trips to Paris with an International accessories brand as part of her styling career.
As well as fashion we both enjoy going to festivals, holidays in the South of France, Ibiza and Dubai, walking our crazy dogs Snowy Bear and Blossom and a large glass of red wine.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
For Alex it would have to be Coachella in California. I’m not the best camper but the idea of listening to music underneath the palm trees with the sun shining and a cocktail in my hand sounds right up my street! Celebrity spotting and leaving the wellies behind sounds even better.
For Nicole it would have to be Glastonbury, I’ve just got tickets for next year which will be my 6th year running. I love Glastonbury because it’s such a diverse festival with the best artists. There’s so much to see and do, you feel like you’re in a new little world separate from real life!
What made you decide to start The Wild Heart Bridal?
We both struggled to find fashion forward, modern wedding dresses when we got married and so decided to open a bridal boutique of our very own to help fashion loving brides, like ourselves, find what they are looking for.
We both have children now and so were also looking for a business that could work around the children, whilst doing something which we are really passionate about. We hope we’ve delivered a boutique that our families can be proud of and it’s good to know we’ve got 3 little staff members waiting in the wings!
Tell us a little bit more about The Wild Heart Bridal…
We are exclusive Kent stockists of bridal designers Katya Katya Shehurina, Karen Willis Holmes, Elizabeth Dye and Charlotte Balbier and we are so proud and honoured to represent all of our brands.
We feel like we’ve got a little something for everyone at The Wild Heart. Whether you are looking for a gown to suit your uber-chilled beach wedding in Bali or a traditional English country garden wedding; we have the gown for you.
We only hold one appointment at a time so our brides get our undivided attention. We really listen to what our brides want, how they see themselves on their big day and we love hearing all about their wedding plans so we can assist them in choosing the perfect dress. We have a gorgeous selection of accessories including our newest pieces from local designer Charlotte Blinkhorn of My Fayre Favourite to compliment our dresses and veils to complete the look.
We are passionate about our little shop and everything in it and love sharing in our brides excitement, we want to make this part of the planning process special and memorable for every bride so all of our appointments are 1.5 hours long and can be booked Tuesday – Saturday.
If our readers were to visit The Wild Heart, what can they expect?
An enjoyable and fun experience trying on pretty dresses in a relaxed and beautiful environment. We have had our fair share of less that special bridal appointments and have listened to friends and family about what they expect from a bridal boutique in order to create an environment that we hope brides will love.
We know and love each and every one of our gowns and so can help guide you through the sometimes daunting task of find ‘The One’. We are experienced in styling and body shape analysis and so can assist you in finding the right dress for you with the perfect accessories if needed. We want every bride to feel confident, cared for and listened to when they come to The Wild Heart.
How do you know if The Wild Heart is right for your wedding?
If you are looking for a show stopping dress that’s a little different to what you have seen before then The Wild Heart is the right choice. Fashion-loving, wild brides come and see us!
What’s your best piece of advice for brides trying to choose their wedding dress?
When it comes to finding ‘The One’ our advice would be to firstly do your research, look into designers, shapes and styles that you think will suit your body shape and style but also be open to trying something new. Bring your squad of people who know and love you and who will give you constructive criticism but keep in mind that this choice is all yours so don’t be afraid to speak your mind and above all enjoy it!
It’s not every day that you get to try on such beautiful dresses so make the most of every second, don’t stress and remember, that regardless of which one of our stunning gowns you choose, the man you love will always think you are the most gorgeous bride there ever was!
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
You were wild once, don’t let them tame you.
And now I just wanna go and play dress up in all those beautiful gowns in their amazing boutique. You can find the girls in our directory, so get booking and make me green with envy! MWAH!
Peace + Love