Meet the Team

Rebecca

Role: Owner

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: Since the very start, when it was just a dream in my head.

What do you love most about your job: Seeing the moment a bride sees herself in the mirror in her dress, it’s absolutely priceless and one of life’s most amazing moments. Also, getting to choose all the dresses we stock is so much fun! 11.5 years of making bridal dreams happen and here is to the next 11.5 years of doing the same!

City or Beach: Beach

Champagne or Cocktail: Champagne

Favourite Film: The Holiday

Summer or Winter: Summer

Where was your last holiday: New York

Most embarrassing moment: Walking around a boy’s school on an Open Day with my skirt tucked into my knickers!

Celeb Crush: Gerard Butler

Describe your Wedding Dress: I got married in 2006 in a strapless, organza A-line dress with a beaded bodice and a stunning train. I wore a ribbon-edged, cathedral length veil with it and a tiara!

Nicki

Role: Manager

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: From the very beginning – over 11 years ago now

What do you love most about your job: Playing a part in a bride’s wedding journey is such a privilege. I particularly love helping brides who have self-esteem and body image issues – that first time a bride sees how incredible she looks when she faces the mirror is absolutely priceless

City or Beach: Beach

Champagne or Cocktail: Champagne

Favourite Film: Can’t choose just one – Mary Poppins, Grease & Dances with Wolves

Summer or Winter: Summer

Where was your last holiday: Sicily

Most embarrassing moment: Falling down the stairs of a bar in Covent Garden on a blind date and landing at the bottom with skirt around my waist

Celeb Crush: Sylvester Stallone, Gerard Butler

Describe your Wedding Dress: Ivory beaded chiffon empire line with small train by Eliza Jane Howell – absolutely exquisite, and would choose it again

Amber

Role: Bridal Consultant
How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 12 months
What do you love most about your job: I love all of our beautiful dresses and helping brides find The One that makes them feel special and look amazing. It is such a privilege.
City or Beach: City definitely
Champagne or Cocktail: Cocktail, although it’s always hard to choose which one!
Favourite Film: It has to be Dirty Dancing.
Last Holiday: Florida, I love theme parks!
Most embarrassing moment: I’m so clumsy, I’m always falling over!!
Celebrity Crush: David Beckham
Describe your wedding dress: When I was little I always loved drawing princesses, my dress was just like the ones I would draw, with silk flowers and puffy sleeves… it still fills me with joy every time I look at our photos.

Sharon

Role: Bridal Consultant

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 3 years.

What do you love most about your job: Everything! I just love meeting new brides and their families every day, and hearing all about their planned big day. I love being a big part in helping them find their dress. But most of all seeing their face when they have found The One!

City or Beach: Beach

Champagne or Cocktail: Cocktail

Favourite Film: A Star is Born

Summer or Winter: Definitely Summer!

Where was your last holiday: Ibiza

Most embarrassing moment: Tripping over the curb whilst out running and landing headfirst in a bush, luckily only the postman was watching!

Celeb Crush: Bradley Cooper

Describe your Wedding Dress: Fitted, all lace and quite simple.

Lauren

Role: Bridal Consultant

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 12 months

What do you love most about your job: I absolutely love helping a bride find the dress of their dreams. That special moment when a bride realises they have found “the one” is such a magical moment. I feel extremely honoured to be a special part of a brides journey with her guests and making people happy makes me so happy! It’s so rewarding when I can make a bride feel amazing and confident in their perfect dress. I also really love getting to know the bride and all about their special day. I always have so much fun in appointments, it literally is the best job in the world.

City or Beach: City. Although… I have a terrible sense of direction and tend to get lost in every city I go too!

Champagne or Cocktail: Ooo, that’s a tough one. Very happy with either, but I do love a cocktail.

Favourite Film: Sleepless in Seattle. I’ve seen it so many times that I know all the words. It always makes me laugh and cry!

Summer or Winter: Winter - Christmas is my favourite time of the year!

Where was your last holiday: Seville. Absolutely beautiful city and I want to go back again!

Most embarrassing moment: I was on a long-haul flight and the gentleman next to me in the aisle seat had fallen into a really deep sleep. Unfortunately, I needed to get up and go to the loo, so I carefully stepped over him and just as I was straddled over him - he wakes up!!! I have never gone so red in all my life, and we still had hours of the journey to go!

Celeb Crush: Richard Madden

Describe your Wedding Dress: A strapless fit and flare with beautiful lace and beading. I then had off the shoulder sleeves which were made for me. So special to make the dress my own!

Claire

Role: Bridal Consultant

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 6 months

What do you love most about your job: Meeting new people at such an exciting moment in their life and helping them to find their dream dress… I feel so privileged to be there and do the job I do.

City or Beach? City

Champagne or Cocktail: Mocktail for me!

Favourite Film: I don’t think I can pick! I absolutely love films… I’ve always loved old films like ‘Pretty in Pink’ but also a good chick flick, Father of the Bride and True Romance…maybe my love of weddings started there!

Summer or Winter: Winter… I love Christmas

Where was your last holiday: Greece

Most embarrassing moment: I honestly can’t think of one…I do so many silly things!!

Celeb Crush: Tom Hardy

Describe your Wedding Dress: My wedding dress was a vintage find which I had altered and changed …it had a soft a line skirt made with a subtle spot tulle and off the shoulder top covered in small pearl beading.

 

Helen

Role: Bridal Consultant

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 5 years

What do you love most about your job: The happy smile of a bride when she finds her dress. It is one of the most special moments in life and nothing beats seeing it.

City or Beach: Beach

Champagne or Cocktail: Cocktail

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing

Summer or Winter: Summer

Where was your last holiday: France

Most embarrassing moment: Christmas party secret Santa, It was my first Christmas Party at Isabella Grace and I totally misunderstood the brief and it was highly embarrassing!!!

Celeb Crush: Keanu Reeves

Describe your Wedding Dress: I wore my Mum’s wedding dress which was a beautiful a line lace dress lace with ruffles at the back.

 

 

Gabrielle

Role: Bridal Consultant /Stylist

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: For nearly Five lovely happy years and hopefully for many more.

What do you love most about your job: I love when a bride comes into the boutique ready and excited to find her dress. Seeing her face beam, when she looks in the mirror, feeling and knowing that she looks sensational. That glance, in that mirror, is a once in a lifetime moment and I always feel very privileged and emotional to share it with the bride and her wedding party .

City or Beach: Both for different reasons, but I do love to be by the sea.

Champagne or Cocktail: Both For different occasions sometimes together

Favourite Film: The Devil wears Prada because it makes me smile as I remember my past !

Summer or Winter: Autumn is my favourite season, but I do love long summer days.

Where was your last holiday: I went to Maine USA to celebrate my youngest sons 30th Birthday.

Most embarrassing moment: Saying Hello to Alan Sugar as if I was his best friend ! I Had never met him, but he looked so familiar and he just said, “hello, how are you?” back to me!

Celeb Crush: I was a George Clooney fab, BUT in lock down I fell for Patrick Dempsey as I watched all seasons of Gray’s Anatomy!

Describe your Wedding Dress: I’m sure you can imagine as I got married in 1981, four months after Princess Diana! A big plain ballgown skirt, big puff sleeves, bows and frills!

Carrie

Role: Senior Bridal Consultant

How long have you worked at Isabella Grace: 6 years

What do you love most about your job: That moment a bride finds her dress - seeing the joy and knowing I was a part of it creating that!

City or Beach: Beach

Champagne or Cocktail: Champagne

Favourite Film: Anything with a wedding - Father of the Bride, Love Actually, My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

Summer or Winter: Summer

Where was your last holiday: Kefalonia

Most embarrassing moment: Telling a couple at the theatre that they were in our seats, then realising our tickets were for the following night!

Celeb Crush: Chris Hemsworth

Describe your Wedding Dress: A beautiful strapless beaded bodice with a-line tulle skirt - I felt like a Princess!

 

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