About

As an Agapé bride you will enjoy a bespoke bridal experience. We want to engage with you and understand your wedding day vision. We know how important it is that you still need to feel like yourself, and we are here to bring your ideas to life with our selection of beautiful gowns by talented designers. In fact, we are qualified designers and seamstresses ourselves (as well as being wedding obsessed!), so we are perfectly equipped to advise and guide you, from the moment you step into our beautiful boutique to the moment you walk down the aisle, feeling every inch the best version of you.

Karen

Karen

Role: Owner, Studio Queen, head seamstress, bridal stylist, designer.

Qualifications: Prior to my years of experience in the industry I gained a HND in Fashion Design, specializing in Bridal design.

Likes:mothering my three amazing (now grown up!) children. I'm very proud of the fact that I managed to bring them up to be the lovely, caring and fun people they are today whilst simultaneously juggling my hectic work as a seamstress, stylist and boutique owner. I love to sing; the girls are often treated/subjected to my dulcet tones wafting through the studio! 

Favourite part of the job: The heart-warming satisfaction of a final fitting, when a bride is completely happy with her dress, and I send her off with a hug in a flurry of excitement!

Sara

Sara

Role: Bridal stylist, princess of organisation (she loves a spreadsheet) Customer service champion .

Qualifications: I have a degree in Fashion from Manchester, with years of styling experience both in Fashion and Bridal.

Likes: Spending time with my gorgeous fam: my boys Aiden and Felix and lovely husband Sid. I love to dance and I love styling - interiors, fashion, bridal, you name it!

Favourite part of the job: The bridal glow... the moment she finds her dream dress, her face lights up with excitement and you know it's the perfect one for her.

Chloe

Chloe 2

Role: Bespoke Seamstress, Designer, studio manager and class clown.

Qualifications: I too have a degree in Fashion from Manchester, and a number of years’ experience as a seamstress in the Bridal industry.

Likes: CHOCOLATE! Going on adventures with my fianceé Chris, planning our wedding-eek! Being Super Aunt, laughing and pretending to do exercise.

Favourite part of the job: Seeing through a bespoke commission- the design, pattern cutting and manufacture of a unique wedding dress from start to finish, and finally seeing our lovely bride wearing and loving her dress is the best feeling ever!

Beth

Beth

Role: Bridal stylist, customer service and admin extraordinaire.

Qualifications: Fifteen years as a bespoke milliner alongside her bridal experience means Beth is your go-to-girl for the perfect hat for your mama of the bride.

Likes: Mother to two gorgeous sproglets, I’m an unashamed rugby mum who can be seen (and heard) on the sidelines of a Sunday morning. Beer is my tipple of choice and I love to sing, thoroughly enjoy walking in the fresh air and cosying up to watch classic black and white movies.

Favourite part of the job: I also have a slight OCD obsession with hoovering, much to the delight of the rest of Team Agapé! But I really love getting to know each bride that comes through our door, and relaxing them by sharing a giggle.