Firstly, a Merry Christmas to all our lovely brides and readers! As a Christmas special, todays blog will introduce you all to our lovely founder Oxana. We get to know our brides pretty well, so we thought it’s time you get to know a bit more about the heart and soul behind Minster Bridal.
Gowns and sparkles run through Oxana’s veins! The wedding process can be stressful at times but all our future brides can rest easy, knowing that they’re in the hands of a true bridal angel. The origin of Minster Bridal began back in Germany, where Oxana was arranging runways with fashion designs of her own. “I wanted to create something exclusive, evening gowns and the Oscar’s were my inspiration”, Oxana set out with her friends and used their passion for fashion to make their visions a reality. “I absolutely loved it! I loved making the dresses and I loved planning the event with my fashion team, I loved ALL of it!” Shortly after stepping into the fashion world in Germany, Oxana moved her visions and dreams over to the UK.
If you’ve already had the Minster Bridal experience, then you’ll already know how passionate our stylists are. The whole boutique atmosphere is so warm and friendly, much more than just finding a dress. Minster Bridal has managed to hold that essence as it’s grown bigger and bigger. “I remember my very first bride, I was so nervous but she was so kind and lovely!…She said YES to her dress and after that we built an amazing relationship throughout her process.” If you’re looking for the whole bridal experience to take with you when finding your dress, then you can be assured the Minster Bridal ladies will deliver!
Oxana has only the best to represent Minster Bridal, she looks for special qualities within her team and nothing less “My MB stylists need to be passionate about what they do and take great care with each and every bride…” Donna was one of the first stylists in the boutique and head hunted by Oxana over eight years ago. The pair have built a beautiful relationship together, making bridal dreams come true still to this day. Many other stylists have been previous brides and trained in house by Oxana herself. I guess the Minster Bridal experience was too good, not to come back!
Minster Bridal has grown incredibly since opening its doors, all these years ago. You can now find a second boutique in Chichester, ‘Minster Bridal Couture’. “Opening my second boutique, just felt amazing. It felt as if I was truly achieving my dreams.” Opening Minster Bridal Couture, had the Brides intentions at heart. “Many of our brides were traveling such a distance to get to us, so I wanted to give them another option, more locations and more dresses!” This bridal queen will truly move bricks and water to please her brides!
Oxana has definitely made Minster Bridal a home of knowledge, passion and care with a variety of designers to make sure every bride has their special moment. “My favourite part about this industry is spending time with my brides throughout their journey, I love seeing the photos of the happy day with the bride in their dress of dreams. I love hand selecting all the gowns too! Making sure we have something for everyone.”
I hope this has given you a further insight to Oxana and the personality behind Minster Bridal. We hope all your Christmas wishes come true! It’s also engagement season so perhaps we will see some of you soon….!