Real Brides

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Our brides make our wedding dresses come to life. Without you, our creations wouldn’t exist. So we absolutely love to see photographs from weddings and appreciate so much all the lovely words.

Some people have left reviews on our Facebook page, others on Google. And here are a selection of the cards we have received from our happy customers.

Laura Somerville

Blanka and her team at White Leaf Bridal are truly incredible. They brought a personal touch to every single one of my appointments, and their experience was truly evident when discussing my dress and what would be right for me. No request was ever too much and the attention to detail and care that goes into making sure your dress is perfect, for you, is the only service you could ever want as a bride.

Anna Duncan

Thank you so much for my beautiful wedding dress, it was everything I wanted.  Lots of great comments on the day.  And coming to see you were lots of fun.  Anna xxx


Your dress did you and Katie proud yesterday. Too many compliments to count and looked stunning on the beach… although it did have a little swim by accident haha!

Tamsin Grant

Thank you so much to Blanka and White Leaf Boutique – the dress was so perfect and felt unique to me. I was so impressed with the care and attention to detail – I felt so relaxed in the day and it fitted perfectly!


I really love this shot of Emily last year in France. I thought I would share it as it is one of my favourite weddings photos I have seen. We used 6m of French lace for this bespoke dress 


I came to work this morning to find a lovely email from Antonia, who got married in New Zealand in her bespoke gown almost a month ago:

Thank you so much for my beautiful dress. It definitely wowed. I managed to get it to New Zealand fine. Here is a photo from the day.Thank you so much!!!


Thank you so much for making my dream dress come to life! My dress is beautiful – I have been trying to think of how i can wear it again… Shining, unique and easy to wear – i had so many compliments !
Thank you also for making the whole process fun and personal – I looked forward to each fitting, you are both so wonderful!

Thank you

Ko – Mrs. Lane!

P.S. I thought you might like this shot of your beautiful dress.

P.P.S. Katie – I hope you had the most wonderful wedding too!

Annika and Simon

Blanka with crew

Thank You! – Tusen Tack

For all your hard work with the most amazing wedding dress ever!! It was truly magical to wear it !!

Love from, Annika and Simon

★★★★★ Jill Weir

What a wonderful experience. After an awful day trying on dresses I didn’t like and impersonal, disinterested service I found Blanka (and her team)! To be able to try on dresses for inspiration and then create exactly what makes you feel amazing was the perfect solution for me. She really listens to you and allowed us to create something beautiful together which surpassed all my expectations. Not only a beautiful dress, but an unforgettable experience xx

★★★★★ Rachel Lestourneaud

Thank you very much for the beautiful dress you made for me! It was perfect, just perfect ! I loved coming to your shop, you listened to me, advised me very well and I loved that I had the freedom to make the tweaks I wanted. I loved wearing the dress and got so many compliments on how I looked starting from my husband. I will come back to your shop to take advantage of your dry cleaning service so see you soon!
All the best for the future,

★★★★★ Alice Hamdollahi

I had the most beautiful dress made for me. A massive thank you to Emma, Blanca and the team for making me feel like the most beautiful and luckiest bride. This is the best bridal shop that exists, it is a shop where dreams come true and anything is possible. They pulled out all the stops to make me my dress within a crazy five week deadline!! A very special thank you to Emma xxx

★★★★★ Jena Birch

White Leaf Boutique has a gorgeous selection of dresses to try on, and Blanka was super friendly and professional throughout my appointment. I never felt rushed or like I was being pushed into making a decision. Having tried on about 8 stunning dresses, I have found one that is a definite contender! An enjoyable experience all-round, so I would definitely recommend White Leaf Boutique to others. 

★★★★★ Sini Paulina

I can genuinely recommend the White Leaf Boutique – the dresses are gorgeous and the service is just so friendly, warm and personable. Each appointment was a lovely and non-rushed experience with great advice from Blanka and Katie. On our wedding day the dress was the only thing I wasn’t worried about – I felt wonderful and entirely myself wearing it! And despite it being 34C that day too, I was totally fine. A huge thank you to Blanka and Katie for helping me find the perfect dress for me, for sorting out the size situation, and just making the entire process so enjoyable and very reassuring – I was quite nervous and self-conscious beforehand, but from the first visit it was just really nice and relaxed. I had previously thought about selling the dress, but I feel differently now and my husband said he would veto any attempt to sell the dress. It fit perfectly, felt comfortable, looked incredible and it was ‘me’. Thank you for everything and all the best from both of us.


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