Testimonials

Hi Patricia

Wendy Major

I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me find my dream dress!! The wedding was at the end of December and we had the most amazing day. I absolutely loved the sleeves that were added to the dress, so if you could thank the lady who did the alterations for me, that would be great. I have attached a couple of photos from the day. Feel free to display them to show off the dress! Many thanks again

Wendy Sayers... now Wendy Major xx

Hi Patricia

Anna

I hope you’re well? I just wanted to send you a belated thank you for all your help with finding me the perfect dress! We had the most amazing day! Sadly, my father passed away about six weeks before our wedding, so it was also a tough day but he was there in spirit. I’ve attached a few pictures to show you the final dress – I had a lot of compliments and I felt amazing in it, all thanks to you! xx

Anna

Dear Patricia,

Alice Lavender

I just wanted to share a couple of photos of our big day. Thanks to you, I felt like a princess and everyone commented on how beautiful the dress was. Thanks again.

Alice Lavender

Hi Patricia

Emma

I just wanted to email to send you some pictures of the big day in your wonderful dress! Everyone said how lovely the dress was – I’m just sad I can’t wear it again! The day itself was absolutely amazing and everything I had ever dreamed of. Thank you for all your support with the dress, it was invaluable. Best wishes

Emma x

Hi Patricia

Jenny Brown

I’m finally getting my feet back on to the ground nearly a year after my amazing wedding! As a larger lady I dreaded the wedding dress shopping experience, and therefore did my internet research. I very much knew my style and had spotted a few dresses I liked early on, but then as new year celebrations for 2015 started, 9 months prior to my wedding, there was my dress on your site, and in my size, and in your sale, at a bargain price, you agreed to keep it back for me whilst I arranged a day of work, and drove all the way from Birmingham to try it. Once I arrived you made me feel so at ease, and had so many other dresses for me as a size 26 to try on, which felt amazing, but also helped me realise that the dress I drove all the way up there for, really was the dress for me! You said it yourself I really did know what would suit me. However it didn’t quite fit, but I still snapped it up and took it home! I lost 2 stone, but with the zip back it was still a mission to zip up, but with the help of a lovely seamstress, the zip back was removed and replaced with a lace up panel, (at very little cost) and there it was the my dream dress that truly made me feel like a princess on my wedding day!!! So as promised here are a few pics from the big day! And Patricia I really can’t thank you enough for how you managed to take the stress out of my shopping experience, and for holding the dress of my dresses until I could visit!

Jenny Brown

Hi Patricia

Lauren Cooper

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks for all your help! Your approach to wedding dress shopping was fab – it was so helpful getting to try on all the shapes and working out simply what worked for me. I couldn’t be happier with my dress and really did feel like a princess in it!! I got loads of compliments on my dress and especially from the groom so thank you. Thanks

Lauren Cooper

Hi Patricia

Alexandra Reddington (Ault)

I hope you are well! Firstly, I wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with my wedding dress, it was absolutely perfect and I felt like a princess on the day! I’ve attached a couple of photos from the day! Now that we’re back from honeymoon, I had a question in regards to caring for my dress. Do you have any guidance on how/where to get it professionally cleaned? Also, what is the best way to store it? Thank you again!

Alexandra Reddington (Ault)

Hello Patricia,

Sorry for the very long delay on contacting you to say thank you for all your help with my dress. Cam and I had a fantastic day! My dress was great fun to wear and I felt brilliant in it. As promised, I have attached some pictures from our day for you to see. Hope you have had a fantastic 2015. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bring on 2016! Thanks

Katie

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Alison Glynn

I just wanted to share with you some photos from the day, the official photos are much better but not available yet. Just wanted to say thank you for making me feel a million dollars.

Alison Glynn

Hi Patricia

Nicola

Hope you are well. Just wanted to say thank you so much for your help with choosing my wedding dress. The whole experience was really fun and positive, exactly what shopping for your wedding dress should be, no matter what your size. There were so many dresses to choose from and your advice was spot on. Would recommend this shop to any plus sized brides looking for a lovely dress and a wonderful experience. I have attached some pics from the day! Thanks

Nicola

Hi Patricia

Lizzie Hardy

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me find the perfect dress for my wedding. I was dreading shopping for a dress but your calm and knowledgable approach really put me at ease. Never pushy, you knew exactly the dress shape that was right for me, and you bent over backwards to help me meet my deadline. As I walked into the church I could tell from people’s faces that the dress was a hit – and Jim’s reaction? A resounding “wow!”. I’ve already recommended you to a bride to be and I hope she loves the experience as much as I did. Enormous thanks again,

Lizzie Hardy

Hi Patricia,

Martina

Hope you are well! As promised, see attached a few pictures from our wedding. I would like to thank you again for all your advice and help with choosing my wedding gown. You were brilliant and it was a success πŸ™‚ Many thanks

Martina

Hi Patricia,

Mrs Samantha Walter

Sorry it’s taken me so long to send this – it’s been a crazy busy 6 months of marriage! Anyway, I’ve attached some photos from our day and just wanted to say a humungous THANK YOU to you for helping me find the most perfect, most awesome dress. My now husband, Philip, was floored and it brought a tear to the eye of several guests. It was so flattering and I felt like an absolute princess, not always an easy thing for a larger lady to achieve. So, thank you. You made this bride seriously happy J Kind regards,

Mrs Samantha Walter

Hi Patricia,

Laura

I just wanted to drop you a belated note to say a big thank you for helping me with my wedding dress. We had an amazing day, I felt really beautiful in my dress and I got lots of compliments from the guests. I had previously dreaded trying on dresses but you made it such a fun and comfortable experience. I’ve attached a few of my favourite photos from the day, so you can see the dress in its full glory! I hope you are having a fun and successful summer. Best wishes Laura

Laura

Hi Patricia

Lianne Coles (was McKie)

Sorry for the delay but as promised I have attached a few pictures from our wonderful wedding. Thank you for all your help in finding me the perfect dress. I absolutely adored it and loved every second I spent wearing it! I received so many lovely complements. We had an amazing day and I only wish I could go back and do it again! When we first got engaged I was excited but very nervous about looking for a wedding dress. Being a larger size made the thought of going into a bridal shop very scary. After some research I found your wonderful shop and I am so glad I did. You made it such a pleasurable experience and you really put me at ease. Your bridal shop was the only placed I visited in the end because I was so happy with the service I received and the dress that I found. I really didn’t want to go any where else. Even the fact that I was losing weight didn’t matter because you so kindly ordered me a new dress in a smaller size. In the end my total weight loss before the wedding was 5 stone 2 pounds. Once again thank so much for all your help love

Lianne Coles (was McKie)

Dear Patricia

Mrs M C Rossi

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Not sure if you remember me but I came and bought a dress from you for my wedding. I got married on the 4/7/2014. As promised here is my picture and testimonial: I just want to say that my dress was perfect! Patricia and her Daughter provided such an amazing service, I wish I could come and back and get another dress! It was everything i hoped it would be and I felt like a princess on the day! I had lost hope in ever finding a dress that would flatter my shape, but Patricias guidance was amazing and the dress was beautiful! The service was so personal which really made me feel at ease. I love my dress so much I wish I could wear it everyday, but I think people would think I am mad! Anyway, thank you again Heavenly Bodies Bridal for making my wedding day everything I hoped it would be! xxxx Yours sincerely,

Mrs M C Rossi

Morning Patricia

Nicola O'Donnell (now Slammon)

Adam and I decided to have a Christmas wedding with 4 short months to prepare i made some appointments to look at dresses with my mum and sisters. I’m a size 14/16 and have a H cup bust. As it was a winter wedding I wanted sleeves on my dress and not a strapless design as it didn’t flatter my bust. It seemed an impossible ask… The shops we went to only had dresses to try on in size 10 and if you were lucky 12. They tried to squeeze me in to them with panels on the back showing me they could add sleeves then the dress would take over 4 months to arrive!!! I was in tears stressed and was made to feel anything but a bride! Then my sister found heavenly bodies…….. The moment I spoke to Patricia on the phone hope of the magical wedding dress experience started to glimmer!! Patricia had 6 dresses she felt fitted my requirements that I could try on and all were available to buy off the peg! Mum and I arrived at the shop received a warm welcome by Patricia. Each dress I walked out of the dressing room in to show my mum had potential but as I tried the 3rd one and looked in the mirror I knew it was the one and prayed my mum would like it too…. Mum shed a tear as I walked and into the shop and we both were delighted I got my magical moment and a wonderful wedding dress that made me feel I was floating on air! We left the shop with my dress and it took only an hour! Thank you Patricia there are v few wedding dress shop like yours who have the variety of styles and sizes wish you massive success for the future.

Nicola O'Donnell (now Slammon)

Dear Patricia

Helen Eyers

I enclose some photos from our wonderful day! We were surrounded by family, friends and lots of children, many of whom I have cared for previously. My first ever charge (then a 2 yr old toddler) now blossomed into a lovely young lady, aged 16! A wonderful solo was performed at our service at St Luke’s, Chelsea by young man I first tutored aged 9, now 21 and reading music at Bristol! Thanks to all involved in the dress: selection, ordering, trial, alterations. All handled well. Was so pleased with the dress it was light and comfortable and most importantly I felt like a bride! So much so that I abandoned my plan to change into a different dress in the evening: I also wore the gown to The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras, where John and I had first met and we ended our day with dinner there! So thank you for all your help. Am already hoping we will renew vows just so I can come and choose another of your beautiful gowns!

Helen Eyers

Hi Patricia,

Catherine Keal (nee Holmes)

I have attached a photo of our wedding day, as I thought you may like to see the dress in all its glory! Your professionalism was unsurpassed and you made me feel welcome and comfortable right from the start. You understood exactly what would suit me but you encouraged me to try a variety of dresses to help me come to my own decision, which was an exciting and incredibly liberating experience! My bridal party all commented on how fantastic a visit to your Beckenham store was and I would agree! On the day, I felt elegant and very special in undoubtedly the most wonderful dress I will ever wear. Thank you for your advice and hard work. It was very much appreciated. With thanks,

Catherine Keal (nee Holmes) πŸ™‚

Dear Patricia

Ramona Obafemi

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the dress. It was amazing. Though I would send you some pics from the wedding. Kind regards,

Ramona Obafemi

Hi

Erin

I just wanted to share some pictures from our wedding in April. Thank you so much for helping me find a dress that I loved. It was perfect for our intimate wedding and the later reception. You were great to deal with and I’d recommend your shop to anyone! I got a ton of compliments on my dress and my husband loved it as well. Thanks again!

-Erin

Hi Patricia

Kathryn Tait

Apologies this has taken a while but I wanted to write and say thank you for guiding me towards the right dress! I felt really special in my dress and all made up and had a fabulous day. I’d recommend you to any of my friends that get married in the future. I’ve attached a couple of pics to show you the address and my new husband! Kind regards

Kathryn Tait

Dear Patricia,

Gemma

Thank you so much for all your help, support and (most importantly) your fantastic knowledge and range to help me find my perfect gown. I’ve never felt so beautiful, and everyone on the day commented on how amazing my dress was. My only regret is that I dont have any other occasions to wear it to again!! Please keep up the good work, and if any of my curvaceous friends are looking for a gown in the future, I know where to send them πŸ™‚ I’ve attached a picture of me before the ceremony with my mom which really shows the dress – and how fabulous I looked in it!!!

Gemma xx

Hi Patricia,

Kate Waters

Would just like to thank you for helping me find my beautiful wedding dress. We had a lovely day and everybody commented on my dress. I have attached a couple of photos. Thanks once again

Kate Waters

Morning,

Julia Yates

Here is a sneak peak we were sent from our photographer. I loved my dress so much. I felt elegant and beautiful all day and everyone commented on how well it fitted and looked. I could not have been happier. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. Many thanks

Julia Yates

Hi Patricia,

Jane Blackshaw

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I just wanted to send you a couple of pics of me in my wedding dress from our wedding day on the 15th December. It was truly beautiful and everyone has said how stunning the dress was, a lot commented on how classic it was and how it has everything I could want with sleeves etc. Thank you so much for helping me find my perfect dress last year, I felt just amazing in it. I keep thinking of reasons to wear it again haha. I hope you like the pictures if you would like anymore please let me know. Best Wishes

Jane Blackshaw

Hi Patricia

Katie Elmore

Hope you are well, thought I would share with you some pics of my lovely Beatrix Roz La Kelin you sold me, I was so pleased with it x

Katie Elmore

Hi Patricia,

Helen Clifford

Just want to say a massive thank you to you and your team. Everyone said how lovely my dress was and I felt amazing on the day. I attach some pictures for you. Once again thank you so much for your help. Warmest Regards

Helen Clifford

Hi Patricia

Mrs Rachel Hayes

Patricia, Thank you for all of the help you gave in helping me to find my perfect wedding dress. You were the first and only bridal shop I visited as it was so clear from my first visit that I didn’t need to go anywhere else. Shopping for a dress had been part of the wedding planning process that I wasn’t thrilled about, worried about visits to bridal shops where nothing would have fit me. It was a relief and joy to go to a shop with my family and bridesmaids where I could try on pretty much every dress in the shop! You were very patient and didn’t rush me, ensuring I tried on dresses that I liked and also ones I didn’t think would suit be to make sure that I ended up with a dress that made me feel beautiful. Of course I ended up with the dress you showed me first but only after trying on every other dress in the shop. My friends and family were really impressed with your experience in not only providing a plus size wedding dress, but for supplying ANY size wedding dress – I have been to bridal shops with slim friends who are engaged and they have not received the care and attention you gave me. Many thanks to Heavenly Bodies Bridal.

Mrs Rachel Hayes

Hi Patricia

Kathryn Lukehurst

I thought you might like to see a couple of pics from the day – thank you for everything, I loved my dress and had loads of compliments – best day of my life! Thank you x

Kathryn Lukehurst

Hi Patricia

Hayley

I have attached a picture as requested. I wanted to also thank you for your help in finding my perfect wedding dress. I was dreading trying to find one but you made the experience enjoyable. I had a fantastic day and everyone loved my dress including my husband. I’ve never felt so pretty! Thanks again

Hayley

Hi there….

Jennivere Hinds

i had a beautiful day….so many beautiful comments on the my dress. Thank you so much …i felt so special in my dress i wish i could do it all over again…xxxxx

Jennivere Hinds

Dear Patricia,

Becky Whittaker

I just wanted to thank you for all your help finding my perfect dress. Because it was so versatile (with a jacket, with a stole and strapless) it was renamed the magic dress! I’ve attached some photos of our day in the three different versions of m magic dress! I felt so comfortable and confident in the dress and that’s down to you. Once again, sincere thanks.

Becky Whittaker

Dear Patricia,

Jess king (nee Snowden)

This is so long overdue, but I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for making me feel like the most beautiful bride ever on my wedding day in 2011. You were so patient, kind and helpful- and your seamstress was a miracle-worker too! The whole experience at Heavenly Bodies Bridal was everything I had hoped for. Sadly, my gorgeous new husband passed away last year while we were on holiday- but I wanted to send a big thank you from us both- as we both both felt so proud and happy that day. And my dress was definitely a part of that. It is now beautifully boxed up, and is something I shall treasure for a lifetime. Thank you again, and all the best.

Jess king (nee Snowden) x

Dear Patricia,

Lucie

I just wanted to let you know that I had a fabulous wedding day, we had glorious weather (hottest day of the year!) and EVERYBODY said how beautiful my dress was and how lovely I looked in it! And not a single comment about my arms, actually I didn’t think about them all day! But I absolutely adored wearing my dress and I have copied a few snaps and will send some ‘proper’ photos as soon as I can, thank you again for coming to my rescue!

Lucie xx

Hi Patricia!

Love Mette and husband Steinar

Here is some pictures from our big day on June 15th! It was just perfect, and I felt like a princess for a day:-) The two times I went to London from Norway to buy my dream dress was absolutely worth it!:-) Thanks so much for the great help!

Love Mette and husband Steinar

Hello

Lesley

Hello I’m just writing to say thank you so much for my dress it was absolutely perfect for the day had an amazing time if you would like please email me for some pictures of me in the dress I purchased from you last year.

Lesley

Dear Patricia

Francesca

I have been meaning to write to you for some time now and have finally got around to it! I want to say a massive thank you for your service to me, in finding my dress and making sure I walked away with a dress I was happy with. Thank you for the time you spent in arranging a new dress to be ordered in and etc, your service was very personal and made me feel at ease! Thank you for providing a good seamstress who could also take in and alter my bridesmaid dresses. My day went very well, we managed to have our ceremony outside as the day in September was beautiful and warm! Thanks again God Bless you and Sheeree

Francesca xx

Hi Patricia,

Catherine

Just to say THANK YOU so much for my dress. I didn’t get to see you at my final fitting but I couldn’t have loved the dress any more than I did. I attach photos. We have the most fabulous day possible! I felt beautiful which is a new one for me and that’s down to you. You may me feel great throughout the whole process and i loved choosing, trying and buying the dress which was something i could have dreaded. Alterations were also perfect too! Thanks again.

Catherine

Dear Patricia,

Helen

Just a quickie to say thanks so much for your help and kindness when I was choosing a dress for our wedding in August. You were calm and collected, even when I changed my mind on the dress at the last minute! My final dress was perfect for me, it was light, floaty, comfortable and suited our day – it was exactly what I wanted! I have attached a photo. Thanks again,

Helen xx

Hi Patricia

Anne

This is Anne, I absolutely loved my dress. Perfect fitting, looked elegant & classy . Thank u so much!!!

Anne

Hi Patricia,

Mrs P (Mel)

What a day! I am unsure if it has fully sunk in yet, but trying to get the name changes completed is proving more stressful than the actual wedding! I am attaching some photos of the dress but I am unsure if there is anywhere (e.g. Facebook) I can write a review that more people will see All I can say is that everyone said the dress was stunning and very unusual. I loved it and I can’t thank you and Gail enough for all of the alterations and being so helpful from start to finish. You did not judge my size or anything like that (unlike some places I had approached) and for that, I am truly thankful! Bless you and your team and may you keep us cuddly girls looking great on their one special day for a long time to come.

Mrs P (Mel)

Hi Patricia!

Lisa Manso (nee Merriman!)

I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you following my wonderful wedding on Easter Monday in April. Everything went well (well there were a couple of hiccups on the day – mainly that it poured down with rain – but they were soon smoothed out!) and we had a beautiful “family” honeymoon in Barbados in June. My photos finally came through in July and since then I’ve been trawling through the 7 CDs (!) to get copies of photos for various people. I’ve found a few that I thought would be suitable for you but wasn’t sure how to send them through to you – probably email I think? Anyway, one of my sister-in-laws put some photos on facebook yesterday and there was a lovely close-up of my dress and I thought to myself – I must send it to Patricia! I hope you and your family are well. We’re all good – I’ve just been really busy with school mainly and then the weekends and half-terms etc get eaten up with family things. Anyway, please let me know what I can do to recommend you (apart from tell anyone who is listening to me – only yesterday your ears must have been burning as I was talking about your lovely dresses!) Bye for now and I’ll be in touch soon! lots of love

Lisa Manso (nee Merriman!)

Dear Patricia

Penny Hattam (Bosman)

I am just writing to say thank you so so much for your wonderful support and guidance in choosing my perfect wedding dress. It was so comfortable on the day and I am really pleased I cut the train off as I was able to dance and enjoy all day long! I have attached some photos which I hope you feel do it justice and show off the dress. Thank you again for everything – I will definitely be recommending you in the future to friends and family. Kind regards

Penny Hattam (Bosman)

Hi Patricia

Usha & Priya

I hope you are well. We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for helping make Priya’s wedding day on 20th October a very happy occasion. As you know, Priya was anxious about buying a wedding dress however, her experience with you changed all that. Priya was made to feel special and understood on her first visit. Your style and choose of dresses allowed Priya to be comfortable and at ease. Priya’s nightmares of buying a wedding dress soon disappeared. You have a lovely way with dealing with the bride’s – your mannerism and approach is calming and full of assurance giving any anxious or nervous bride confidence and a real lift to their spirits. Your feedback and comments when Priya was trying on the different styles of dresses were honest and delivered in a way that still made her feel good! A true professional who is passionate about her work. As the mother of the bride, I felt you truly had Priya’s interest at heart and wanted her to feel very special. I thank you for making my daughter dress shopping experience a memorable and pleasurable one. Wishing you all the best with your business, have a great Christmas and a successful 2013! Take Care

Usha & Priya

Dear Patricia

Esther

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for finding my perfect wedding dress. At first I was worried about going dress shopping and then I found you and you made my experience so special. You completely went out of your way, understood what I wanted and even found me a dress that wasn’t originally part of your bridal collection. I honestly did feel like a princess and did not get fed up with my guests commenting on how beautiful I looked!! I have attached a few photographs of the big day, please look at how you helped make this bride’s dream day come true.

Esther xx

Hello Patricia

Ify

Thank you so much for all your help and support especially with the dress. I remember the first day I spoke to you after spending a whole week in London looking for a dress and you told me not to worry that you had something for me. Indeed you did. I don’t think I can thank you enough. I love the dress and so did my guests. From the bottom of our hearts (Ben and Ify) Thank you. My mum also sends her love.

Ify

Hi Patricia

Natasha Tiffin-Lavers

Sorry it’s been such a long time in sending you some pictures (over a year)! I just wanted to say the biggest thank you!! My dress was amazing!! Considering there wasn’t a lot of time between finding the dress and the wedding the speed at which you arranged everything was above and beyond the call of duty!! Everyone commented on how stunning my dress was!! I felt like a princess!! We lost dad on 30th June this year but he got to see me get married and also nearly made it to the birth of his first grandson Theo who was born on 21 August this year! We are doing well though! Once again thank you so much!! Love

Natasha Tiffin-Lavers

Dear Patricia

Laura

Thank you so much for all your help with finding my perfect dress! Someone who was a size 20 doesn’t expect to be treated so horribly in high street shops so I was so happy to find you. After starting a diet after we ordered the dress, I was amazed that you weren’t worried about altering the dress from a 20 to a 14. I’ve attached a photo of me around the time we first met and ordered the dress, and some wedding photos. I can’t say how happy I am with how the dress and day turned out.

Laura xx

Hi Patricia

Clair

Thank you so much for all your help and understanding in helping me choose the right dress for my Hawaiian wedding. The dress looked amazing and my now husband thought l and the dress looked beautiful. It was a dream to wear and I’m so happy with my choice. I’m looking forward to wearing it all over again when I celebrate in Wales with family and friends at the end of the month. Please find attached some pictures of how it looked on my special day. Best wishes

Clair

Hi Patricia

Rebecca Houlding

As promised, here are a few photos from our big day. Thank you for all your help choosing the perfect dress for our location – Walt Disney World was the most amazing backdrop for our dream wedding. I would definitely recommend Heavenly Bodies Bridal for wedding dresses, from the initial consultation to ordering the dress and having alterations, it was stress free – even when trying to stuff a HUGE dress into a tiny flight box for Florida! Best wishes

Rebecca Houlding

Hi Patricia

Laura

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to you for helping me find my perfect dress. The day was just fantastic and i have never had so many people comment how lovely i looked, i felt so special and this is down to you πŸ™‚ I have attached a few pics for you to see – you can put them up on your website if you like, i do not mind. Thank you again, it is because of people like you that people like me dont feel so bad about being bigger and we too can have a perfect wedding day. Keep up the good work! Love

Laura

Dear Patricia

Nina

Sorry for the delay in sending you some photos. We had such an amazing day and the weather stayed nice. Everyone said they loved the dress and i don’t think they were expecting me to wear that kind of dress, but it looked fabulous. Thank you so much for all your support and help in choosing the dress. I love it and wish I could wear it everyday. And the veil was great too, I”m glad we choose the one with the little stones on it. My mum also wants to say a big thank you. Hope you like the photos. Thanks again

Nina xx

Hi,

Michelle Green

The dress was stunning, all my guest said I looked amazing. Thank you for making me feel truly beautiful on my spacial day.

Michelle Green

Hi Patricia

Avia Schelts-Brown

This is Avia! I got married last month, and have attached some photos of me in the dress for you to use on your website, as I remember you asking me to send you some. Hope all is well! Many thanks! πŸ™‚

Avia Schelts-Brown

Dear Patricia

Mrs Aniela Cutler

Dear Patricia I just wanted to say many thanks for a beautiful experience from the beginning to the end. I felt like a princess and knew the moment I put on the wedding dress I chose it felt right and was the perfect wedding dress and was going to be the one for me, although I tried on a few others just to make sure. I must add that Patracia was also very helpful and the setting is lovely plus you have the whole place to yourself, that made me feel relaxed as well as excited. I also noticed how Patrica is very passionate about her wedding dress boutique and looked after me very well. The fitter was wonderful as well she done a fantastic job and made the dress fit perfectly. Everyone on our wedding day commented on how stunning I looked on the day with the wedding dress and I certainly felt very special and confident in the dress. Although I have to say that the photographs don’t do the dress justice as all the embroidery and sequins never showed in the pictures as it is ivory in the sunshine (no fault on the dress nor the photographer it is just one of those things) the dress looked even more amazing in reality. We got married on 25th May 2012 and was lucky that the sun shined for us on our special day.

Mrs Aniela Cutler

Dear Patricia and team

Clair (and Cisco)

Just a quick email to send you some photos from our wedding day and to say thank you for all your help with my dress. I felt fantastic on the day and had so many compliments about it. The addition of the sleeves made it my perfect dress and I hope you’ll agree it looked great. Many thanks once again.

Clair (and Cisco)

Hi there

Sian Dawson

Just a little email to say Thank you!! I was so pleased with my dress, it made me feel like a princess, and so many people commented on how it was made for me (which was technically true with the amazing help of your seamstress!) You made the whole process easy and throughout I felt beautiful. I never felt pressured by you to pick a specific dress for ‘my size’ like other bridal shops had made me feel. Nor was I guided to the ‘fat rail’ and not one of your dresses looked like a tent with a flower on it like some dress shops. The choice you had available was brilliant and there were several I could have easily have worn, but this one was brilliant, the one, and the price was amazing too :). Your gift made me giggle to myself all the way home on the train. I felt welcome the moment I stepped through your door, to the moment I took my dress away. Your motto says it all you truly do make every body feel beautiful,regardless of size or shape. So Thank you again, you and Alma (I hope I spelt his right) are beautiful people, understanding, friendly and very professional.

Sian Dawson

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Denise Gunn

Thank you so much for the help you gave me to make my day special. From the very first visit til the day I took my dress home you made me feel so special. The highlight of the day was my new hubby telling me that I looked stunning. Thanks once again

Denise Gunn

Hi Patricia

Lisa

Sorry for the delay in writing to you, but I guess better late than never! I just wanted to say the biggest thank you for helping me choose the perfect dress for my wedding. Your experience and professionalism shone through from the moment I first contacted you. I can’t say thank you enough and I am so glad businesses like yours exist for people like me. I have attached a few snaps of my UK and Adelaide wedding! What a bonus I got to wear my dress twice πŸ™‚ Thank you so very much

Lisa

Hi Patricia,

Katharine McDonald

Just a quick email to thank you for your helping me find the absolutely amazing dress for my wedding day! The dress was so perfect that I felt glamorous from start to finish, and everyone commented on how elegant the dress was – I’m so glad I chose it! From the start I was dreading choosing a dress (being a committed wearer of trousers!) but my visit to you really put me as ease and made the process so stress free. If only all wedding planning had been so easy! I’ve attached some pictures of our wedding for you to see and I can’t thank you enough for helping me feel so fantastic on our big day! Thanks again,

Katharine McDonald

Dear Patricia

Daba

My wedding day has come and gone and we’re just starting to get back to normal life so I thought I’d get in touch. I just wanted to say thank you for your help with choosing my dress and to show you how fabulous it looked on the day. I really loved the dress when I tried it on on as I felt it was exactly the style that I wanted, but on the day it really came to life and I fell in love all over again! Many of my friends thought it was made specially for me and commented that it was perfect for my body – I agree! The day was exactly what my husband and I wanted and the dress was at the heart of it all. Thank you for your help again, Regards,

Daba

Dear Patricia

Christine Bull (Hart)

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help choosing my fantastic wedding dress. As I am sure you are aware, it is an exciting but difficult time to choose a wedding dress, this is particularly difficult when you are a larger size. I went to the usual high street wedding dress shops and, although they all assured me that I would be able to order a dress from them, there was nothing available for me to try on, how do you know if a dress will suit you if you cannot try it on?!? I searched the internet and found your website. From the very first telephone call you reassured me and made me feel at ease. The first visit was fantastic; I couldn’t believe how many dresses you had for me to try on, and I really did try on everything! You made every part of my search for my perfect dress enjoyable. I have attached a photo from my wedding day and both my own and my husbands smile shows how perfect my dress really was! Thank you so much for all your help, it really was very much appreciated. Regards

Christine Bull (Hart)

Dear Patricia

Julie Jewsbury (Peggs)

I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful help back in June. From the moment I walked through the door the whole experience was wonderful and you saved the day with it being such short notice. You were so great in helping me choose the perfect dress, and it was perfect. Everybody loved it. I have attached a couple of photos for you and would not hesitate to encourage anyone to come to you for their perfect wedding dress. Thank you and your team so very much. With kindest regards

Julie Jewsbury (Peggs)

Hi Patricia

Julia Burgess

As promised here are some pics of the fabulous dress you found me! Like many of your other brides I wasn’t relishing the experience of finding a dress that suited my curves but you made it exciting and gave me the confidence to wear a long white dress (at my age and size!) We had the most amazing day and I can’t count the number of fabulous comments I received about the dress &minuus; it looked beautiful and elegant βˆ’ even at 3am! Thank you

Julia Burgess

Hi Patricia

Katie Lee

Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help with my dress. I had an amazing day and the dress was ideal for the 38 degrees of heat at 6pm the evening we got married! I have attached a few photographs for you to have a look at and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone that is looking for their perfect dress. Kind regards,

Katie Lee xx

Dear Patricia

Patricia & Steven

Happy belated New Year, hope you and family had a lovely Christmas. Sorry it’s taken me so long to email you, as I had promised at the last dress fitting. I would like to say a BIG thank you for all the help and support you gave me with my dress, veil and bolero. You and you’re daughter helped me (as well as my family) to feel very at ease and relaxed. The day was amazing and putting on my dress on the morning I felt so overjoyed and at peace with everything. The dress fitted wonderfully and it looked so good with the veil and bolero. MY husband loved the dress too and so did my family. I’ve attached some photos for you! Thank you again!

Patricia & Steven

Hello Patricia

Sophie leach (foley)

Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and kindness dresses shopping with you was a dream πŸ™‚ We had a amazing day nothing went wrong (can you believe it lol) fab fab Dress looked amazing and loved wearing it felt beautiful in the dress and everyone loved it and said how amazing it looked… i have attached some pictures of the wedding and in a couple of months ill send you a picture of our new baby (Matilda) :0) x

Sophie leach (foley)

Hi Patricia

Francine Haagman

I hope you are well. I wanted to thank you for all your help with my beautiful wedding dress. I’ve sent you a card in the post. I’ve attached a photo from the day. With best wishes and Merry Christmas

Francine Haagman

Hi,

Vicki

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the experience I had when buying my dress from you for my wedding in September. Thank you for all of your help and advice and making finding my perfect dress such a happy experience I have attached a few photos of the day Regards

Vicki

Hi Patricia

Lorraine

Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures of our perfect day It was incredible and i felt like a princess and being the size i am, i never dreamed that would be possible I couldn’t have done it without you Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for being so kind, supportive and honest. We truly had the best day of our lives With love

Lorraine

Hello Patricia

Ann

Just back from our honeymoon and attempting to catch up on myself post wedding, still such an exciting time and still have not come back to earth yet. We had a fantastic wedding day, the weather held and the sun shone in Sussex for us- we had been forecast rain. My husband Tim absolutely loved my dress and it was exactly what he would have wanted me to wear, he could hardly take his eyes off me all day. I had so many great compliments from family and our guests too… Thank you for your help finding ‘the one’. Best wishes

Ann

Hi Patricia

Charlotte

Thanks so much for the dress I never came out of it all day and everybody loved it !! Thank you so much for making me feel so at ease, special and comfortable all day long.

Charlotte

Dear Patricia

G

Thank you so much for everything!!

G x

Dear Patricia

Suzanne Jones

I hope you are well and enjoying the summer! I just wanted to take a moment to thank-you for all of your help and advice with my wedding dress!! When I was first looking last year I was dreading the idea of dress shopping, convinced that I was going to struggle to find something within my budget, that was going to fit well and, most importantly, look good! Having heard about you from Emma Stevens (who looked absolutely stunning the year before in her dress), I was so pleased to take up her recommendation! I absolutely loved the personalised service, time and excellent advice you gave; you put me immediately at ease, and made the whole process a pleasure and got me really excited about the wedding! I ended up with a dress that was completely different from my initial expectations, but received so many lovely comments on the day and felt absolutely fantastic from the moment I put it on! Huge thank-you to you (and to the lady who did the alterations) for everything! All the best,

Suzanne Jones

Hiya Patricia

Annisha

First of all I would just like to say thank you very much, for your help in finding me the perfect dress, for my perfect day. Your customer care was amazing, and you made me feel comfortable from the moment me and my mum stepped in to your bridal shop. I was really nervous and you made it really easy for me to put them aside. The one to one care that you provide is great, and you made time to give me wonderful guidance to find a dress that was not only beautiful but, suited me for my personal curves. When I put my dress on, on my wedding day I felt like a princess and I loved the dress even more then the first time I put it on. All I wanted was to feel like a princess on my wedding day and you made that happen with the advice and support you gave. Your service is second to none, so thank you one again.

Annisha

Dear Patricia

Annette Demetriou

A huge ‘thank you’ to you for helping me find the perfect dress for our wedding in Cyprus. Words cannot describe how amazing I felt on the day in my dress – I can’t quite believe ‘that was me’! I had the most fantastic and relaxed time dress shopping from the moment I stepped into Heavenly Bodies Bridal, to the day you and your lovely seamstress waved me off with my dress – wishing me luck for the big day. For any brides-to-be reading this, Patricia’s hands on personal service is second to none, she knows what will look incredible on you and will get you to try on just about everything else so you can double check! Simply heaven

Annette Demetriou x

Hi Patricia

Lisa March (Flanagan)

Sorry for the delay, I’ve finally managed to sit down and go through our 100’s of wedding pictures properly! I cannot thank you enough for the time you spent with me, along with your guidance and patience in finding me a wedding dress. I was dreading trying to find a dress that would both fit and suit me, however, you turned the whole experience into such an enjoyable one! We had our wedding in Vegas in November 2010, followed by our reception when we returned to London, and everyone commented on how gorgeous the dress was (even the people in Vegas!). My husband was completely blown away when he saw me for the first time. Please find attached just a few of our pictures of our wedding in the Valley of Fire, Las Vegas. Once again, thank you so much, your are truly worth your weight in gold, and deserve every success for the future. Fond Regards

Lisa March (Flanagan)

Hiya

Jennine

Just wanted to say a massive thank you, you helped me find the dress of my dreams and i felt so very special on our wedding day!! An especially big thank you for turning everything around so quickly and at Christmas too πŸ™‚

Jennine

Dear Patricia

Sarah Britchford (formerly Hawkins)

As promised here are a few pictures of our wedding day. Many thanks for all your help, everyone was blown away by the dress and I felt amazing in it.

Sarah Britchford (formerly Hawkins)

Dear Patricia

Kathrin Hanki de Kruiff

I just wanted to send you a short note expressing my gratitude and appreciation for your bespoke and wonderful service. I hugely enjoyed my visits and still cannot believe how easy it was to find a dress. Yours was the first place I went to, and I found “my” dress almost immediately. Also, I would like to mention the amazing skills of Emeline (not sure I actually spell her name right). She truly made the dress mine, and I felt wonderful in it. I attached pictures of the day, as promised to you. Thank you for everything! Warm regards,

Kathrin Hanki de Kruiff

Hi Patricia

Janette

We’ve finally got around to going through the wedding photos, and wanted to send you a few. Finding my dress was a part of the wedding build up which I wasn’t looking forward to – in fact I was dreading it -but you helped to make it a fantastic experience. No squeezing into a dressing room cubicle with 4 other brides to be, and a great selection of dresses to try on – all of which fitted over my head! Thank you so much for finding the perfect dress for me – I loved my dress and wearing it felt amazing and made me feel extra special on the most special day of my life. All the best to HBB!

Janette

Patricia

Roberta

Thanks again for helping me to find the perfect dress….! I promised to send you a photo(or two) The wedding went really well and my (now) husband, was pleasantly gobsmacked! Once again, thanks so much

Roberta

Hi Patricia

Nicola

I just wanted to say thank you to you, and your dress maker for making me feel fabulous on my wedding day. From the first time I visited your shop I felt instantly at ease and you knew my shape! You made me feel so comfortable which was fantastic. The day was amazing and one which I will never forget. I had so many comments about my dress (which I customised) and I can honestly say I felt so beautiful. I hope that other women out there enjoy their dress buying as much as I did, and be proud of what they look like whatever their size. Many thanks, and best wishes

Nicola

Dear Patricia and Family,

Karen Monaghan

Just wanted to express my thanks again for helping me find my magical dress for our wedding on Halloween 2010. I knew I would be in good hands as I’d had rave reviews about your service from my sister who has come to you the year before. But I still came to you a little apprehensive as I wasn’t a girly girl used to wearing dresses. You couldn’t have done more to put me at ease, your eye for shapes and knowledge about the wedding dress styles meant that choosing my dress couldn’t have been easier. Although I still had a go at trying as many on as possible, I ended up buying the first one I tried on, which I think you knew I would! We had an amazing wedding day and my dress fitted like a glove and was so comfortable, I couldn’t have asked for more. Your service is just what curvy girls need, knowing that they can come to you and look amazing on their special day. It’s just a shame you don’t run a department store so I could get all my clothes from you πŸ™‚ Seasons greetings to you and your family, both Mikey and I wish you all a healthy and happy 2011 Best wishes

Karen Monaghan x

Hi Patricia

Alev Miller

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing service you provide us lovely curvy ladies! I have attached some pictures that, hopefully show my beautiful dress off to its best (and my Doc Martens, which somehow just worked perfectly!) Oliver and I had the most perfect day, we would change anything – we loved every second. I thought I might look on my wedding photos and feel some disappointment that I didn’t get into a skinny size wedding dress. I was so wrong. Looking back I could not have looked or felt more beautiful no matter what size I was. Your expert advice really helped me look my best and I cannot thank you enough. Once again thank you for all your help and patience. Oh and helping me finding the dress of my dreams!

Alev Miller

Hi

Wendy

Just wanted to send you a few photos of the wedding, everybody commented on my lovely dress, i felt like a princess. thank you so much foe making me feel special.

Wendy

Hey Pat

Sarah Burden (Fitzpatrick)

Thanks for all your hard work with picking the perfect dress with me, I had the most amazing wedding day in las Vegas and would recommend you time and time again, you have the patience of a saint and I feel you are the best in the business. Take care and once again thank you for making the experience so special for me.

Sarah Burden (Fitzpatrick) xxx

Hi Patricia

Gemma Smart(Wylie)

I just thought I would email you some lovely pictures taken by my guests on my Wedding Day on the 24th of September in Scotland, I wanted to say thank you for all you help in getting me my dress, after some awful experiences dress shopping I am so glad I came to you to pick my dress, and although there was times I had wobbles I knew on the day when I put my dress on that I had picked the right dress for me it was perfect and I felt amazing in it, I hope you continue to help brides like myself find the dress of their dreams in the future. The only downside is the whole experience of picking my dress and fittings and suchlike is all over now. Again thank you so much for your help.

Gemma Smart(Wylie)

Hi Pat

Kerry Kirk (Ellis)

I would like to say a very big thank you to you, your daughter and your dress maker for making my day very special. I knew the first time I met you that I could totally trust you to make me look fantastic. You offer a superb service. I feel that plus size ladies should look no further than your shop and they need never go through the embarrassment of being made to try on a dresses 6 sizes too small which happened to me in another shop!

Kerry Kirk (Ellis)

Hi Patricia

Jennifer

Sorry for the delay in getting wedding photos to you, the day and dress went great, attached are some pics:)

Jennifer

Hi Patricia

Victoria Noble

Hope you are well! As promised please find attached a few pics of me in the dress (I had to stop myself sending you hundreds it was so fabulous!) I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for making the dress buying process such an absolute pleasure from start to finish – not only did I have fun and feel like a princess but you made it completely stress free – throughout the whole wedding planning process the one thing i didn’t worry about was the dress! I was dreading going somewhere where nothing would fit – and was delighted to find a lot of your dresses were too big! and was thrilled to find ‘the one’ (HBB10) on the first visit. Thanks again for making me feel wonderful – the dress was certainly ‘wow’ (not just ahh) and I felt like a million dollars! Best Regards,

Victoria Noble

Hi Patricia

Carly Wills

I would just like to say a big thank you for my stunning wedding dress, as you are aware I felt very uncomfortable going into Wedding Dress Shops but as soon as I entered your shop I felt like a bride for the first time!! Here are a couple of photo’s of my big day and my lovely wedding dress. Thank you so much

Carly Wills!

Hi Patricia

Nikola

I just want to say thank you again for all your help. I felt like a princess. Please find attached a few photos of the special day. Many Thanks,

Nikola

Hello Patricia

Leigh-Ann Bailey

I have been meaning to write this for some time but I have not had the chance. I just wanted to write you and say thank you so much for your wonderful service. From the moment I stepped into your store I felt like a princess. Your bubbly personality and wealth of experience was so helpful and on my first visit I found my dress!!! We went to Las Vegas to get married and I was lucky enough to wear it again for our UK Reception. The dress was gorgeous and everyone commented on how gorgeous the detail was…. and ofcourse how gorgeous I looked in it. A big thank you to your daughters who were so helpful as well. I have attached some pics of the big day so you can see how gorgeous the dress made me look. Once again thank you so much Kind Regards

Leigh-Ann Bailey

Hi Patricia

Emma Stevens

I am now married! yippee! and I wanted to say thank you so much for making my day wonderful. I felt Like a princess in the dress. I loved it. In fact it is so sad I can only wear it once! It held me in, kept me up and made me sparkle. I felt like a princess and who would have thought i could go strapless! I love the alterations we did, taking the straps off and changing the band to Ivory I think it made the dress look fantastic. I got so many comments on it and it made me feel really confident and beautiful. I would also like to thank you with helping me accommodate my weight loss. I was 6 stone heavier when we first met and had to change the size of the dress twice because of this but you were fantastic through the whole process. So much so that you also helped sort my bridesmaids alterations out as-well, also something i am truly grateful for. Here are some of the pics of the day so you can see how it looked, by the way i wore it with hot pink shoes to match the bridesmaids dresses and it looked wicked! All the best and thanks again

Emma Stevens x x x

Hi Patricia

Karen Morgan (nee Johnson)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you help in finding me a wonderful wedding dress. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience at Heavenly Bodies Bridal and I was so happy with the dress. I got a lot of comments on the day about how beautiful it was and that it could not have been more perfect for me. As a larger lady I was dreading the dress shopping part of planning the wedding, but thanks to your experience and expertise I ended up feeling like a princess! The individual time, attention and guidance you gave to me was outstanding and I know a lot of my friends were quite envious of the one to one service I received from you. Having the freedom to try on all types of dresses in a relaxed and personal environment allowed me to be 100% confident in the choices I made. I’ve enclosed some pictures from the day. Once we get the professional pictures back I’ll send on the best ones that highlight the dress. Please feel free to post up to the website with my comments. Thanks

Karen Morgan (nee Johnson)

Hiya Patricia

Tracy Finch (Hunt)

Just want to say, Thank you so very much for a great experience, what I thought was going to be a nightmare that I was not looking forward to, turned out to be wonderful. You made me feel like I was the only bride that mattered, but I was really nervous and you obviously sensed that because your great at your job and you know what your talking about. The ceremony went really well and the reception was great, all went to plan! Everybody yes I mean everybody commented on my dress at how lovely it looked, mind you it is gorgeous you have a very good eye for what’s the right choice for bride-to-be’s. Once again Thank you I’m actually quite sad I won’t have this experience again. Here’s a few pictures like I promised.

Tracy Finch (Hunt)

Dear Patricia

Monique Hassan-Sadiq

I have to say the biggest thank you. Thank you, for helping me choose, the perfect dress. Everyone, thought I looked like a princess and I felt like one. You are an amazing inspirational beautiful women and I really enjoyed our wedding chats. I hope that we can keep in touch & I wish you all the best. Your dresses and your wedding service is amazing, every bride needs to experience, Heavenly Bodies Bridal. Kind Regards,

Monique Hassan-Sadiq x

Hi Patricia

Cat

As promised, I did say that I would send you a couple of pictures of our day and the dress! So these are attached….. We had an amazing day and I can strongly recommend the Maldives! I felt fantastic. Thanks again for all your help

Cat x

Hi Patricia

Lisa

I don’t know if you remember me but back in July last year you opened up a little early on a Saturday morning so that I could come from St Albans to try on a sample dress you had well the day finally came and you were right it was the most perfect dress for me. I had a couple of fittings locally to make sure the fit was perfect but I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and advice that morning. I’ve attached some pictures for you- please keep up the good work, I hope all brides have the opportunity to feel as amazing as I did on my day (I’m still a 16-18 and my husband thinks I’m perfect!). So here you go, hope you like them. Lots of love and so many thank you’s!

Lisa

Dear Patricia

Laura

I just want to say thank you so much for all your help and wonderful advice. My dress was perfect. When I walked into the room I could hear everyone say wow. You and your shop are amazing. I have attached some photos of our wedding in June. Thanks again

Laura

Hi Patricia

Karen Harrison (nee Duffy)

Sorry it has taken me so long but here are some photos from the wedding. I just wanted to thank you for making what I thought would be a traumatic experience so easy. Everyone thought that my dress looked stunning.

Karen Harrison (nee Duffy)

Hi Patricia

Sarah

I wanted to drop you an email just to thank you so much for all your help, I really had thought I would never find a wedding dress until I came to your shop, you couldn’t have made the day more fun and made me feel more at ease when trying on all your amazing dresses! You’ll be please to know the day couldn’t have been more perfect, it actually turned out to be the hottest day so far this year (25 degrees which I feel is quite impressive for May!) Everything was so perfect and everyone loved the dress, a lot of people thought it had been made specially for me as it was so perfect! The grooms jaw dropped as I walked into the room he couldn’t believe how amazing I looked, neither of us could stop smiling all day. I really did feel like a princess! I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support! You really helped my day be the best day of my life.

Sarah

Dear Patricia

Kate

I would like to thank you one more time for all your help with choosing the right dress for me. The wedding was great, weather was beautiful and the dress looked stunning.

Kate

Hello Patricia

Adebisi

I want to thank you immensely for helping to chose my wedding dress, I hadn’t visited any bridal shop and I hoped to find my dress with ease despite being a size 22. I got that and much more, your services are very professional with a great deal of friendliness, I felt so comfortable with you, tried on many dresses and eventually settled for ‘the one’. The best part of it was that I bought my dress off the hook and you paid my cab fare……plus the box of chocolates!! it was a fantastic day for me, I didn’t make any alterations it was a perfect fit. I would most definitely recommend you to all- (I already have & will be coming to the UK with your next client soon) what more can I say? I looked exquisitely beautiful on that day and every one kept telling me so. therefore, I attach a few pictures for you to put on your website……

Adebisi

Dearest Patricia

Ebele Ehigiator (nee Modebelu)

I’m back from the hottest country ever! I was there over a month and had to come back, volcanic or no volcanic ash!!! I wanted to write to tell you that everything went well on the day, although transporting the dress to Nigeria was very challenging indeed! My dress was exquisite! My cousin in Nigeria is on her way to the tailor to copy this look for her upcoming wedding as everyone who saw it marvelled at the beauty and the fitting. Getting to my day was very stressful indeed, which I didn’t help by coming to you less than 3 months to the big day! However you were with me every step of the way, helping me to try on dress upon dress when any other person would have thrown in the towel (my mother certainly did!). When I finally decided on “the” dress, it didn’t stop there with you. I appreciated the advise, the continued help and support all the way till the day I picked my dress up. My wedding day started off very well – I had a huge spot in the middle of my forehead! The spot certainly did not deter from my dress though! I put it on and the morning sunshine threatened to melt me where I stood (it must have been around 35 degrees Celsius), but my dress shone through! I definitely felt very comfortable in my dress, I didn’t even need a bra as the support was perfect (don’t tell the bishop!!!) I think I’ll stop writing now or I’ll be here all day as I’m still so happy that everything came together, with a huge thanks to you for all your help. Please find attached some of my photos, you can choose whichever one you want. I’ve also included the pictures with my traditional dress for you. I wore that the following day at the thanksgiving Sunday ceremony. I wish you all the best in the future and I pray that the good Lord will bless and keep you all your days. Best Wishes

Ebele Ehigiator (nee Modebelu)

Hi Patricia

Clare (Mrs Galvin)

Well its been just over a year since our wedding day, and I have finally remembered to send you a thank you along with some photos! We had an absolutely amazingly, fantastic day, everything went so well, it really was a brilliant day, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. I must say I felt like an absolute Princess on my wedding day, and that was down to the fact that I had my dream dress, in my dream colour of pink!! I just wanted to say thank you for making me very welcome at my fittings and for making me feel comfortable, you really do offer a fantastic service to us curvy women. If I could have my whole wedding experience again I would in a heartbeat, so thanks again for having my dream dress and also at a fantastic price!! xx

Clare (Mrs Galvin)

Hi Patricia

Soraya

As promised here are finally some pictures from my Egyptian wedding. As you can see on the pics the dress was absolutely perfect for the occassion and for the venue and I kept getting comments all night and since the wedding how beautiful my dress was and how lovely I looked. I felt like a complete princess on the day and an awful lot of that was down to the dress being perfect – thanks for working with me to make the perfect choice for this day. I know I’ve got another dress to go yet and obviously also another wedding (to the same guy thankfully) – I hope that I will feel exactly the same in Croatia as I did in Egypt – my first of two wedding parties was a dream come true and I looked and felt exactly how I hoped I would. Thanks as always,

Soraya

Hi Patricia

Mrs Nikki Hunt

Happy New Year to you, and I hope you have a successful and healthy year. Just a quick line to say thank you so much for your help in turning what I thought would be a singluarly unpleasant event into a wonderful experience. The last time I had worn a dress was for my graduation in 1993, and a lot of years and weight had crept by since then!!! Having resolved myself to thinking that I was going to have to wear a trouser suit in an unflattering white or ivory on what was supposed to be the best day of my life, I was not looking forward to shopping for my wedding outfit. How wrong I was! From the first conversation we had, I knew things were going to be ok. You were so kind and welcoming, and your choice of beautiful dresses so vast, that in the end, I had to choose between FOUR dresses! I didnt help matters by being seven months pregnant at the time, but this did not faze you in the slightest! I had an awesome day and felt like a princess. There is not a day that goes by that I do not get a sneaky peek at my dress as I have it hanging in my hallway! As promised, here are a couple of photos from our special day, all thanks to you. You truly are a miracle worker, and I hope many more girls come to you for their perfect dress. Kind regards,

Mrs Nikki Hunt

Hi Patricia

Roxanne

The Wedding Day was just Perfect thank you, and that was partly due to the fact that I felt like such a Princess and I would not have achieved that has it not have been for you and your help in finding the most perfect dress. I have tried to attach for you some more pictures of the big day but the file is too big. I have therefore below given a link to my photo album on facebook, please let me know if you have any difficulties seeing them. Please feel free to use any of the pictures for your website, I would be honoured.

Roxanne x

Hi Patricia

Joanne Reene

Happy New Year to you. I would like to thank you for all your help to find me the perfect dress for my wedding day. It was such a professional service I could not have asked for more. Being a larger lady I can honestly say that I felt so comfortable with you. You made me feel very special. Everyone said how fantastic the dress was. Thank you so much. I will definitely be recommending your service to other people.

Joanne Reene

Hi Patricia

Lana Turner

I hope you are well & a Happy New Year to you. Sorry for the delay in sending some pics to you the wedding followed by honeymoon followed by Christmas has made for a pretty hectic couple of months! I have attached a couple one walking up the aisle with my dad and one just after we had said our vows. We really had the most amazing day I wish I could do it all again! Thank you so much for all your help before the big day. I found the dress of my dreams on my first visit to you. Since this was my first visit to a dress shop, I think I was very lucky! Your advice and assistance was invaluable, and thank you also for getting hold of a custom-made veil for me. With very best wishes,

Lana Turner

Dear Patricia

Jennifer Brown

I would like to thank you again, for your help with me buying the dress, you was the start of many blessings that came to me, as I struggled to support my daughter on her big day. as you will see the dress fit perfectly, the only alterations wre to tighten the straps. The day went wonderful and my daughter looked beautiful. Thank you very much I have told all my friends about you and your business and I wish you every success in the future. Love and Many and thanks Mother of the bride

Jennifer Brown

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Helen Lea

Im not sure if you remember me, but i bought a dress from you last year in september. It was a champagne one, that i bought off the rail as it has stopped being made. I was prob the only bride who bought my fiancee to the shop lol!! Anyway we were married in April this year, and i keep forgetting to send you some pics of the dress!! So i have attached a few for you!! Thanxs for being such a great shop and now my sister is engaged, when she wants to look for a dress the first place i will bring her it to you!!!!! Enjoy!! Merry Christmas

Helen Lea

Hi Patricia

Sandra Geddes

I first came to see you last Valentines Day believing I would never find a dress to suit me because of my size and shape. You instantly put me at my ease and by the end of that first appointment we had found the one for me! Finding that dress and realising I looked good in it was really overwhelming for me and I just wanted to thank you for making the dress hunting experience such a special one. I never did visit another bridal store and always recommend you to anyone willing to listen. Thank you so much ps I have attached a couple of pictures for you from the wedding in September x

Sandra Geddes

Hi Patricia,

Aine

I wanted to send you a short note to thank you for your part in making my wedding day so special. My dress was a big hit, not just with me but it elicited Wows out of all who saw it. Guests and Family aside – even the hotel staff and complete strangers went out of their way to compliment the dress!! When I started the search for my dress I wanted something simple, chic and not too bridal but also totally fabulous. I went to about 12 shops with varying success – most told me that the style and shape of dress I wanted wouldn’t suit me as a “plus size bride”. I came to your studio all the way from Ireland as I didn’t want to settle for a dress that wasn’t my ideal. Within the first 10 mins you had reassured me that I did not have crazy expectations and that I did have a good sense of what suits me. The 2 hour exclusive appointment where I had your sole attention was such fun – how wedding dress shopping should be. No rush, no stress, no being shoehorned into tiny dresses, and the Choice!! I was like a kid in a candy shopοΏ½the sheer number of samples, all in sizes I could try on. Every dress I put on was nicer than anything I had tried in the previous 12 shops. At the end of it I had two amazing dresses to choose from and I picked my beautiful La Sposa dress. The follow-up service and fittings were both excellent – even my last minute request for the addition of cap sleeves from lace I had purchased elsewhere was not too much trouble. On the day I got married the sun shone all day and I felt amazing – light, romantic, vintage and confident because my dress was so flattering. I have attached some pictures of the dress – sorry there are so many but it looked so good in all the photos it was hard to cut them down!

Aine

Dear Patricia

Sarah Milliner

I think that I have finally relaxed back into day to day life (sort of!) and have got some photos which I am finally sending you! Everyone loved the dress and thought it was gorgeous! It was completely filthy by the end of the night and Mum managed to put her heel through the hem (not until everyone was well past caring!). It was a lovely day and made all the better by feeling like a queen because of that perfect dress! It was so important for me not to have a nightmare finding a dress. I would have hated going to high street wedding shops and would have felt a less than lovely bride (which every girl should feel like on her big day) and would have probably not have had the chance to find the right one. What you do is so important for us curvy girls! Bless you! Sending you my best wishes and grateful thanks

Sarah Milliner

Hello Patricia

Mrs. Alexandra Mouncher

I have attached some photos from our wedding day as promised, the day was beautiful and thanks to you I felt amazing. The dress fitted perfectly which made me feel so confident and that was all down to your amazing advice. Because of my size I was dreading dress shopping and you made it the fun experience it should be, everyone commented on how good I looked and I have been singing your praises to everyone I know. You are truly doing an amazing job, you make women who are so often shunned and forgotten about (especially in the wedding industry) feel special. I will honestly never be able to thank you enough for the brilliant job you do. p.s. thank you for my little gift bag, the book especially went down well.

Mrs. Alexandra Mouncher

Hi Patricia

Camilla Maurice (nee Baldwin)

Its been a few months since the big day and now have finally found the time to send you a selection of photos. The dress was huge success. I felt so beautiful, just as a bride should. Thank you so much for your help in finding me the perfect dress. All the best

Camilla Maurice (nee Baldwin)

Dear Patricia

Mrs Louise Hanson

Well the big day has been and gone! cant believe Andy and I have been married for 3 months already! I just had to write and say thank you for all the support and advice you offered me when choosing my wedding dress . . . I really was dreading choosing something in my size and I put off looking for it for ages, but then I came across your website and after talking with you on the phone I felt there may be a chance I would find something I really liked after all. I was really apprehensive on the day I came to visit but it was really fun trying on all of the dresses you had in stock and the time you devoted to going thorough each style was amazing. I completely fell in love with the dress I picked. You and your teams professionalism made ordering and the dress fitting so easy. I felt amazing on my wedding day in my dress and seeing my husbands reaction when I was walking up the aisle was great! Everyone commented on how lovely the dress was and I really feel sad about putting it away in storage, as it really does hold great memories for me! Thanks so much for all your help Best wishes

Mrs Louise Hanson

Hi Patricia,

Nathalie Rakotoarisoa

I hope you remember me, I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me my dream dress. the Wedding was back in June but only got time now to send you some pics from the wedding you you could see how the dress looked on the day. Everyone thought I looked lovely, like a Princess and said they never saw a dress like it! thank you for making me look fab!!

Nathalie Rakotoarisoa

Hello Patricia.

Mrs Kimberly Coombs-Barrow

First of all I’d like to thank you again for my beautiful wedding dress. My wedding was on 06th June 2009. The day was amazing with alot of help from you, helping me choose the perfect wedding dress. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and they loved the diamonte detail on the veil. I left it on the entire night and I sometimes put it on in the privacy of my own home to remember the day as it’s just so beautiful. When I went to you for the first appointment, trying on dresses was so fun and I felt like a princess. I found my wedding dress on the first appointment and I might note it was my first appointment anywhere, you were the first person I tried when I started to look for a dress. You are such a professional, you made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I have actually forwarded your name onto a few friends who are getting married in the near future and I hope they go to you. I have attached a few pictures of my wedding day. If you wish to contact me my email account is as above. Thank you again.

Mrs Kimberly Coombs-Barrow

Hi Patricia

Petra

We got married last month and my dress was a huge success! It fitted perfectly and looked fantastic. Everyone commented on how beautiful I looked wearing it. We had a very good day and enjoyed every minute. I cannot thank you enough! Here are some picture of us on the day! Kind regards

Petra

Hi Patricia

Althea Kanu

After months of planning and agonising the big day July 17 2009 finally came and went. The day whooshed by so quickly that I had no idea what was going on…..But one thing I know for certain is I felt fantastic! my dress was so beautiful and comfortable that the only problems that I had was tripping up the stairs after too. many glasses of wine (don’t worry this was after the wedding at the hotel). Patricia I just knew from that very first conversation we had on the phone that you was the right person to help transform me from a princess to a queen. I can not express my Gratitude enough but all I can say is that you and your team did a fantastic job, you have a way to connecting with people and made me and my family/friends feel so welcome and relaxed through out all my visits. My husband would like says “thank you for making my wife look so beautiful and stunning..” And my daughter wants to know if she can come around again and play on the trampoline??. Patricia I cant thank you enough for what you have done. I wish you all the success for the future. And a message for any plus size woman that are planning their wedding and have checked out this web site but are unsure. do what I did give Patricia a call and hopefully I and others will be able to read your testimonial and see pictures of your big day.

Althea Kanu.x

To all at Heavenly Bodies Bride

Jenny Lorimer (nee Court)

Thank you for being there to make my day so special. The dress (as you can see in the pictures) looked amazing. It really was ‘my dream dress’ and 4 months on I cannot bear to put it away out of sight. Special thanks must go to your dressmaker, whose insight allowed me to dance the night away without fear of tripping and let me feel like a princess from a bygone era in the corset top. Thank you again for everything you did to make me feel so beautiful.

Jenny Lorimer (nee Court)

Hi Pat,

Beth

I wanted to send you these snaps taken at our wedding on 3rd July. I felt to magical in my dress. Thanks to you I managed to find the dress that really made me feel amazing and complimented my ample figure. Everyone loved it and it made me feel so special. I thought I would send you these snaps taken at our wedding. We were blessed with beautiful weather and everything was perfect. My dad and bridesmaids walked the mile up to the church from my parents house with me where Mark was impatiently waiting. ( I was only 20 minutes late, which is pretty standard for me!) When we came out of the church my friends had dressed in the Viking costume and were holding their axes above the church door. The Hall where the reception was held had been decorated with blue, white and silver hearts and a big back drop putting our names in lights. A really magical day!

Beth

Dear Patricia,

Carolina Beckinsale

Please accept my apologies that it has taken me so long to get organized since returning from our wedding in Santorini. I just wanted to say a very big thank you as my dress was truly stunning. Although the Italian side of the family found the name of the dress quite amusing La Sposa Falla in straight translation means ‘the Brides Leak!’. The dress was beautiful and made me feel like a princess and no-one thought that I would have chosen such a style dress but the dress brought me out of my shell, it gave me the made me feel more confident than I ever felt possible and for that I have to thank you. With your help and support I found my perfect dress, a dress I would have otherwise looked at and not even tried on due to my lack of confidence. So a very big thank you from me and my new Husband as I felt as any Bride should feel on her wedding day truly stunning and for the first time in my life I didn’t feel self conscious at all, but felt confident and happy! From the initial phone call whereby you made me feel at ease and comfortable with myself through to the hours spent with me trying dresses and re-trying dresses; I have been, and always will be, so pleased I found you and despite my own lack of self, followed your recommendation of trying on what was to be my dress – as this was definitely the perfect dress for me. The detail on the dress was stunning from the detail on the top through to the detail, the Tulle layers, beads and sequins throughout to the beautiful hemline and trail all of which were seen very clearly in all the professional and non professional photographs and was just perfect not just for me but also for the location and timings as we were married at Sunset on the beautiful island of Santorini in June and the way the sun caught my dress, the sparkles and detail were more eye catching than I could have imagined. So thank you for making the impossible possible and that was to make me feel happy and content about my shape and ultimately feel like a princess on my wedding day! I have been recommending you and your services on You and Your Wedding Forum for the Curvy Brides amongst us as I truly feel that my experience with yourself and how I ultimately felt on my wedding day is exactly how all Big and Beautiful Brides should feel on their wedding day! So thank you for everything you have done for me as you can see from the photo’s attached, I was absolutely beaming with no reservations whatsoever! In one of the photo’s you can actually see some local people admiring my dress too whilst we are walking along the street! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=116342&id=723007517&l=1ef4ddf05b Please feel free to add my email address/ contact details to your mailing list for potential customers and even add my notes to your website if you wish. No one would believe from my photo’s that I was a size 18 to 20!! I honestly cannot thank you enough! I would be grateful if you would please also kindly pass my gratitude to the lady who made the alterations to my dress it was perfect. Thank you once again! Regards

Carolina Beckinsale

Dear Patricia

Fiona

Thought I would send a quick email of our wedding day and my dress! People commented throughout the day on my dress asking where I got it and they had never seen anything like it! I was comfortable throughout the day and had the most fantastic day, thanks for your excellent advice and service once again.

Fiona

Dear Patricia

Dawn

Thank you so much for always being so lovely. We haven’t received the official photographs yet, but here are a few friends have sent through. I’ve tried to include some that show the dress off, just in case you would like to use it again to show future customers. It was a truly beautiful dress and everyone just kept coming up to me saying how stunning I looked. The babies were all scared of me, and the little girls followed me around because they thought I was a princess. It was so funny, but lovely all the same. All the best for the future, and again, thank you and your family for your efforts in making our day special Kind regards

Dawn

Hi Patricia

Julia

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for your help with my dress. I was so worried that i wouldn’t find anything to fit, never mind something which actually looked good on me. I’ve attached a photo so you can see how I turned out on the day! We had absolutely the most perfect day – it wouldn’t have been the same without the fantastic dress so thanks again

Julia x

To Patricia

Amanda Moon (nee Carroll)

Firstly apologies for the delay in writing to you, but things have been pretty hectic since the wedding. I wanted to say a massive thank you to you, your daughter, and Emine for all you did to help me find the perfect dress for my wedding day. After having such a horror show at the high street wedding shops who all treated me like some ‘freak’ for being bigger than a size 14 I cant tell you how greatful I was to find you. From the moment I even spoke to you on the phone to make my appointment you were so positive that I would find a dress and be beautiful on my wedding day – something all the other bridal dress shops had convinced me was not possible. The whole experience from the moment I first arrived to the moment I left with my dress was perfect. You made me feel special and I did (despite having convinced myself otherwise) find that perfect dress, and felt a million dollars on my wedding day! I think your whole attitude to bigger women is fantastic and I only wish that all the bridal shops had your approach – you made my wedding dress experience special – and I would recommend you to anyone over a size 14 that wants the perfect wedding dress experience. As promised please find attached a couple of photos! I think I looked fantastic and that is all down to you and your team! Thank you is not big enough a word – but really thank you so very very much!

Amanda Moon (nee Carroll)

Dear Patricia,

Jo

As promised I’m sending you some photos of me in my gorgeous dress. We had the most beautiful day. We loved every minute of it. The perfect dress was the icing on the cake. My 2 year old pageboy summed it up entirely, I looked like a princess. Before coming to Heavenly Bodies, I visited many bridal shops, but the service I received from you was above and beyond. Having been lucky enough to have two dresses, I have the experience of dealing with two different retailers. So I appreciate what a find you are. You were warm, friendly; patient and you couldn’t do enough for me. I first visited you over a year before the wedding. I couldn’t believe that you had booked me in for a 2 hour appointment. This was unheard of. Although I had an idea of what I wanted, you encouraged me to try on lots of different styles to make sure which one worked best for me. You really understood my body shape and set to work on finding me something that would suit me perfectly. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find ‘The One’ on my first visit or even my second. But you never rushed me. I eventually found my dress in one of my local bridal shops La Sposa, Fluvial. It was expensive, but I knew it was right having been able to use your valuable advice. However being a larger lady they wanted to charge an extra 15% on top of the dress, which I just couldn’t justify. My search continued. Then I realised that you were a stockist of La Sposa dresses!!!! And to cut a long story short you were able to get hold of that exact same dress cheaper!! You were a real find and I won’t hesitate in recommending you. With love and admiration

Jo XXX

Dear Patricia,

Ann Little

Thank you so much for your help and guidance. I came to Heavenly Bodies wringing my hands worrying about getting my dress, but you were fantastic, I never expected to enjoy shopping for my dress. It was a lovely day, and there were many comments how how gorgeous the dress was. Thank you again, you made a huge difference to my day not to mention being a bit of a trend setter with the dress :o). Love

Ann Little

Dear Patricia

Joan

Please see the below pictures as promised of our wedding. We had a awesome day and felt very blessed from the almighty. My dress, now, there are no words for how fabulous & regal I felt in it. The compliments I received made me feel very humble and wonderful. I hope my cousins fiancΓ©e Kelly, feels the same in her dress for her wedding in October 09. God bless you & yours. Kindest regards

Joan

Dear Patricia

Alison

Thought you might like to see how the dress looked on the day! Thanks for all your help, everyone loved the dress!

Alison

Dear Patricia

Jana

Thank you again for all your services and presents! The dress was simply perfect! Thank you again!

Jana

Dear Patricia

Nicola

I can’t believe after all the planning I have now been married a month. Thank you so much for your advice and the dress looked stunning. The wrap you helped me choose complimented it totally and I have had so many comments about how amazing I looked. Thanks to you and your daughter, it was an amazing day, because I felt like a princess in the dress. God bless

Nicola

Hi Patricia,

Claire Quartey

Today a plus size friend expressed her despair with wedding dress shopping and it reminded me that I had never sent you any photos of the truly most fabulous day of my life on August 2nd 2008!! My dress and veil were beyond my wildest dreams and the advice and support you gave me was surely the reason I felt so great on my special day, I can not imagine having done it without you. Keep up the good work, you are making brides so, so happy in what you do and are a very special one of a kind person πŸ˜‰ PS Oh and I did pass on your details to my friend, maybe you’ll come to her aid as you did mine!!

Love Claire Quartey xxxxx

Hi Patricia,

Emma Day (nee Ovenden)

I have finally got around to sending you some photos of my wedding back in July! I just would like to say thank you so much for your help in finding my perfect dress as I was starting to panic as nothing looked right on me until I visited you. You made me feel very comfortable and I felt like a princess trying on all them beautiful dresses. Keep up the good work and take care Love

Emma Day (nee Ovenden) xxxxx

Hi Patricia,

Emma (and Rosie!)

Happy New Year! Here are a few photos as promised from my wedding on 22nd November. The day was perfect from start to finish-it was cold but very bright and sunny. dress, veil and tiara were wonderful and I felt like a true princess. I wouldn’t have felt any more beautiful had I been a size 10. Everyone, especially my husband Karl loved it-particularly the sleeves! Rosie looked fantastic in her red dress as you can see. She wore the wrap in the church, but then took it off, and her dress definitely had the wow factor! Thank you so much for helping me feel truely beautiful in a dress that was perfect. I loved it and you made me feel wonderful. Many thanks again,

Emma (and Rosie!) xxxxx

Hi hun,

Michelle

Just a quick note to thank you so much for all your advice in helping me choose my perfect dress,(December Wedding) I had so many comments on how white and beautiful it was (although it’s not so white underneath any more, do you know of any good wedding dress cleaners?). You really did make the experience of buying a Wedding Dress enjoyable which isn’t easy when your not a size 8-10 !!) Just thought you might like to look at this link So once again hun, thanks very much for everything.

Michelle xxx

Hi Patricia,

Dawn Newman

As I promised I am forwarding you some photos of the wedding. The whole day was fantastic and there were many tears of joy shed by a good few many people. Everyone commented on the dress, saying how fantastic it looked. It took most by surprise. I felt sensational and don’t think I stopped smiling the whole day. I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words just how much of a part you had to play in how I felt on one of the most special day of my life. When I first came to you not sure if I would find a wedding dress that would fit me. You assured me you had many that would fit me, and you did not disappoint. I found an amazing dress and couldn’t believe that I finally felt like a bride. But it didn’t end there, I lost a lot of weight and we found ourselves in a position where my original dress did not fit. You did not panic, you simply arranged another dress trying on session and I was lucky enough to find yet another amazing dress which was available at short notice. You were fantastic and made me feel a million dollars. I will never forget that. I would recommend you to any larger bride in a second. Yours gratefully forever

Dawn Newman (Atkins)

Dear Patricia,

June Green

I am not sure if you remember me. I got married on 8th August 2008 to my soulmate Tony. I have attached some pictures of the happiest day of my life. Everyone loved the dress and I thank you for helping me pick it and making sure it was perfect. Now for the bad news. My lovely husband died on 23rd December. He had pneumonia and died within a week of him feeling poorly. I am still in shock and trying to gather the pieces of my shattered life. But I had to say Thank you from both of us for making our special day beautiful. I am so glad we did marry and we had a wonderful time being together.

June Green

Hi Patricia,

Karen

Happy New Year, I hope you had a good Christmas? Now the dust has settled I wanted to send you a couple of pics of the dress and also to say a huge thank you for all your help! I had so many comments on how beautiful the dress was and a large number stated how they liked that it was slightly unusual as in it wasn’t a white strapless number!! The sleeves also looked great and really enabled me to feel relaxed during the day, I felt like a princess and hated having to take my dress off when I went to bed! Thank you so much for how relaxed you made me feel during all of our visits and for encouraging me try on all the dresses, I would never of picked my one off the shelf but as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one! – I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others and wish you all the best in the future.Thank you for helping to make my special day so perfect. Best Wishes

Karen

Hi Patricia

Ruth Turner

I have been intending to write to you for some time now. I just wanted to thank you sooooo much for all that you did for me in helping me get my wedding dress. I was so anxious before going to see you and your amazing collection of dresses, but your lovely manner made me feel not just very relaxed, but good about myself. Thank you! Paul and I got married on 27th September and had an amazing day. I totally loved my dress, and it was so the dress for me! I’m going to send you a few pictures so that you can see it on me on the day. Thanks again for everything, and hope that your business goes from strength to strength. Keep up the great work! With kind regards

Ruth Turner

Hi Patricia

Ceri Hare

We’re just back from honeymoon in New Zealand and I wanted to get in touch to say thank you so much for everything. The dress was beautiful and was a pleasure to wear all day. I’ll send through some photographs separately that will hopefully show it off well. I know I was a slightly unusual bride – losing 9 stone was quite extreme – so thank you for being so understanding with the sizing and for making sure that the final order was the right size. Never thought I’d be in a size 16 wedding dress! The service you provided was very much appreciated and I would recommend you to anyone. Many thanks again for all your help and advice,

Ceri Hare

Dear Patricia

Gemma Stratford

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your help and support in the run up to my wedding day on 27th September. I was very nervous about dress shopping and you could not have done more to make me feel more at ease and like how every bride should feel – very special. My dress was wonderful, I loved wearing it and wish I could wear it everyday! I thought the bridal gift bag on the day I collected my was a lovely touch too…. I will definitely recommend you to anyone else that could benefit from your services. Thanks

Gemma Stratford

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Lucy Buxton

After scanning dresses on the internet and spending weeks on the phone calling stockists round the country, only to be told ‘sorry we don’t stock your size’, I started to feel deflated and depressed, till I came across Heavenly Bodies Bridal. All plus size ladies like myself long to walk in to a shop and pick out as many gowns as possible and for all of them to fit it is a dream come true. From the moment I walked in I felt good about myself, and from the moment I tried on my first gown I felt like a bride. What can I say apart from ‘thank you’, you made me feel so amazingly special on my special day. Kind Regards

Lucy Buxton

Patricia

Andrew Campbell and Amanda Campbell-McGlennonn

Sorry its taken a while but it took a few months to get the photos over from America. Firstly thank you for my lovely dress. It looked fabulous on the day and was exactly the look that I had wanted. It was a lovely old school glamour dress which I had never expected to find. The dress was very me, and you can see from the attached photos how much that helped me enjoy the day and even having my photograph taken. The whole experience of getting the dress was great. I enjoyed choosing it and the fittings. You made the whole thing so relaxed, fun and not at all stressful. I would recommend anyone to you and know they’ll come away with a dress they love. Let me know if these don’t come through ok

Andrew Campbell and Amanda Campbell-McGlennonn

Nicky

Nicky

As promised, please find attached some of the many photographs now circulating from our wedding two weeks ago. I never thought I could look so fab in a dress, but I managed to pull it off with your help. I do hope you continue your wedding dress business for many years so that others can benefit from your outstanding service and sensitivity in dealing with ladies who are less than confident with their looks (like me). Thanks again

Nicky x

Hi Patricia

Cara

Well I can’t quite believe where the time has gone. It doesn’t seem five mintues ago since I was there trying on dresses. Its now a month passed & Im so happy being Mrs Dzekawong. I am sorry its taken me so long to write, but I just wanted to say a BIG BIG Thank you for all your help & support. Your judgement was right I really did have the WOW factor… I have never felt so beautiful in my life as I did that day and alot of that is down to you. You really know your stuff. The bridesmaids also looked amazing it all worked so well. I wish you, your family & business all the luck in the world you truly are fantastic. Best wishes

Cara xxx

Hi Patricia

Mrs Mohess

Kevin & I have been married a month today I can’t believe how time has just flown by! Thank you so much for ALL your help and excellent advice in finding THE dress for me. Having always had a ‘fuller figure’, I wasn’t sure that I could ever pull off a wedding dress that poofed out a bit but I did and it’s all thanks to you. To think that when you took it off the display rack, I said I didn’t want to try it on! I’ve attached a few photos as I can’t quite decide which one shows the dress off best πŸ™‚

The new Mrs Mohess x

Hi Patricia

Kim Smith-Clarke

First of all thank you for your wedding gifts and we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding and honeymoon. I have included some wedding shots, just so everyone can see what a pretty picture we all made and as you can see all the dresses blended perfectly. So a very big thank you to you, the title of your business is indeed heavenly, and I am sure it will go from strength to strength. Much love & best wishes

Kim Smith-Clarke

Dear Patricia

Bec

As promised here are a couple of pictures of me in my beautiful wedding dress. I had the most amazing day – everything was perfect and I felt like a princess. When I first got engaged (after the initial high) I realised that I would have to find a dress. I had never been into a wedding shop but my thoughts on the subject filled me with pure terror. I had only ever seen pictures of small size dresses and as a bigger person I knew I would have trouble a) finding a dress that fitted, b) one I liked, and most importantly c) one that I would feel comfortable in. I didn’t want to have to squeeze into a dress that was the wrong shape for me. I googled ‘plus size wedding dresses in London’ and thankfully your website was the first site I visited. The information was plentiful and the dresses looked like they had actually be designed for people over a size 16. I emailed you and your response was almost instant. The minute I walked into your studio I felt at ease. You assured me that I had 2 whole hours to try on as many dresses as I pleased. The dresses are helpfully arranged in price order – I was expecting to pay a premium for a bigger size dresses but I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike most dress shops me and my sister were the only ones there so I didn’t feel I was being ‘watched’ by other brides to be or their families. Your expertise on what suits individual shapes was invaluable. The last dress I tried on (at you recommendation) was the perfect dress – the colour and fit suited me. We discussed sizes and I was confident that the dress would fit like a glove. You accommodated me when I sprang on you 8 weeks later that I would like a jacket to be made. You kindly organised the extra material to be shipped and measurements to be sent to the jacket company. Then again when I asked if it was possible to check dress sizes 6 weeks before my wedding. I was kept informed at every stage and your seamstress worked miracles taking 4 1/2 inches off the dress as I had lost weight. I can’t recommend your services highly enough, if there is any bride out there looking for a plus size dress then I urge them to visit you where size truly doesn’t matter! I have had so many complements about the dress – I want to get married all over again so I can wear my dress again. Thank you so much again.

Bec x x x x

Hi Patricia

Mrs Jennifer Lawrence

I am very sorry it’s taken me so long to contact you. I want to thank you so much for all your help on making my Wedding Day so fantastic. My dress stole the day, it was so gorgeous and loved by everyone, especially my husband. I have sent you some photos of our special day. I would also like to say congratulations on your TV success (The Apprentice) you so deserve it. With my Best Wishes and many thanks again. Love

Mrs Jennifer Lawrence

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Lisa & mark McLean

Thank you For helping me pick my Wonderful dress We had a lovely day Mark was very surprised with the dress Sorry it has taken me so long To send you this I hope these pictures Are ok

Lisa & mark McLean

Hi Patricia

Lisa Savage nee Willson

Hope you are well and the busy summer season is going swimmingly for you? Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help in finding me my perfect dress and the help you and Phylis gave me in making that dream dress fit me properly. I was so nervous before my second fitting, I practically told my finance we couldn’t possibly get married now. But when I saw the little miracles that had been worked all over my dress I was astonished and thrilled. The day wouldn’t have been the same without your help and everyone remarked how amazing the dress was (and how amazing I looked). I always wanted to look special on my big day – but your dress made me feel like a Film Star! Hope you like the pictures (as promised) Many thanks once again

Lisa Savage nee Willson

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Rachael Wilson

Many thanks for helping me make my wedding such a wonderful day. Best Wishes,

Rachael Wilson

Hi Patricia

Chrissy

Well I am now a married woman!!!! My past experiences of trying on dresses were a nightmare but that all changed the day I visited your showroom and met you for the first time. Can I just say you that you are a true gem and so glad that I found you when searching on the internet. I would just like to say a big thanks to you for all your help and support when choosing, buying and accessorising my beautiful wedding dress. The dress was so absolutely gorgeous, I felt like a real fairytale princess. Stuart was lost for words when he saw me; all he could manage was WOW! I just wish I could wear it everyday! Thanks for everything you did for me! You are a real Gem Kindest regards

Chrissy (Mrs Kenny)

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Mrs Tara Evans

All I could say is thank you for the lovely experience, I cant thank you enough for all the help you given me for my big day. The dress was absolutely beautiful and my husband loved it and so did all my family and friends, I shall be seeing you again with my sister in law to be, see you soon lots of love

Mrs Tara Evans

Dear Patricia

Sonia

How are you? I hope you are well. Firstly thank you for the lovely gift you gave me it made my husband laugh. Secondly sorry for not calling you sooner, but a lot has happened with family sickness which was and is quite stressful. Our day was a beautiful day made special by your lovely dress everyone wanted to know who the designer was and whether it was handmade and how much did it cost – I felt very special. My sister was taken aback when she saw the dress because I kept it a surprise from her and she loved it better than the one she chose -she made me wear the necklace. I am sending you these photos for you to include on the website if you wish. I have more which I can send if you would like. The photographer let us down at the last minute so Rogers’s brother took many of the photos so they are not airbrushed! Take care and I hope to speak with you soon

Love Sonia

Dear Patricia

Siada

First of all, I have been meaning to write you for quite a while to tell you how happy I was with my dress. It was everything I dreamed of. Secondly, I wanted to tell you the shop looked great on the apprentice last night and what a lovely surprise that Claire picked my dress to show off- (made me very proud :)) Attached you will find a few pics of me in my dress on the day. Thank you for all your help, best regards,

Siada

Thanks Patricia

Maria

I have to say, everyone was amazed with the dress… I cannot thank you enough! To be honest, as we left it so late, I had little faith in us being able to make it in time, it was only after I visited your shop that I knew that it would be fine Once again, thank you soooo much!

Maria

Hi Patricia

Kim

Married life is wonderful. A couple of pics for you. One from Barbados, one from the blessing at home. Thank you for your efforts in making my dress just as I wanted it. We had a fantastic time and I felt very special. Kind regards

Kim

Dear Patricia

Roseline Valentine

Firstly, I would like to say thank you for letting me try on the different wedding dresses last Wednesday 21/02/07 and assisting me & my aunt Chi-Chi. I had a brilliant time & I enjoyed myself. Kindest Regards,

Roseline

Hi

Clare

I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful wedding day… The dress looked amazing! Thank you for making my dress buying experience so personal and stress free. Here are a few pics

Clare

Hi Patricia

Francillia

I promised to email you some pictures of the wedding day. Here they are. It was a beautiful day the weather was well into the 40’s.

Francillia

Hi

kate2bw

Thanks so much for such a lovely experience in trying dresses on. I am certain I have made the right choice now I have seen the photos my sister took again. I really do appreciate the service you offer. I look forward to seeing you at the fitting! Many Thanks

Kate

Hello Patricia

Now I have finaly regained my compsure I am incredibly happy to say that my wedding dress has arrived this morning. Thank you….. It completely took my breath away!!! It is way more beautiful than it looked in the pictures – way more beautiful than I had dared to dream – I am thrilled, ecstatic, and wishing my wedding was a lot, lot sooner!!! Thank you also for the card and chocolates too – and as for the book you enclosed, all the ladies I work with all had a good chuckle at that one!! Sending you a big kiss and a huge hug. Thank you so, so much

Dawn

Hi Pauline,

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for helping me find my dream wedding dress. I found your service very relaxing and joyful experience. I cannot believe that you changed my conceptions in a wedding dress… I thought I knew what type of wedding dress I wanted! Once I had found my wedding dress, I knew I had found “THE ONE” and felt a million dollars when I had it on! I LOVE my wedding dress!!!!!!! I cant wait for my fittings and more importantly my wedding day! My mum, sister and mother in law to be also commented on how politeful and helpful you were! Thank you again… my guardian angel!!!!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!

Sami Xxxxx

Good evening Patricia,

First of all Thank you for finally making me feel like a bride! When I came to your lovely studios with my sisters I was convinced I would not find anything I liked or that would fit me. Up until now my bridal experiences have been actually being able to try on 2 dresses that did not fasten. I was amazed when you began to pluck out dresses in my size and the ones we tried on fitted! I normally hate trying on dresses but you made the experience magic and it was not long before I was racing to walk on the catwalk modelling the dresses and finally feeling pretty instead of a freak. I keep looking at it online and cannot believe I have found such a beautiful dress!

June Webber

Dear Patricia,

Just a short note to say thank you for allowing us to film at Heavenly Bodies last week. I’m told that the filming went very well, and everyone had a wonderful time. Your friendliness, professionalism and level of service was particularly admired! We really appreciate all your help, Kindest regards,

Siaron

Hello Patricia

Thank you so much for helping me with my wedding dress it was truely an amazing experience and that day has definitely made its way into my top 3 of all time! You were such a star and I am so looking forward to having my next fitting so that I can try my dress on again! I did have a couple of quick questions for you Many thanks,

Shelley McMartin

Dear Patricia

Thank you very much for all your help in choosing my wedding dress. I felt very relaxed and at ease when i was trying on the different styles in the pursuit of the perfect dress. Your selection of dresses was great and the range of sizes too. Everyone was blown away by my dress, the style & design. Cheers

Mary

Hi Patricia

Firstly can I just thank you for a lovely day at your wonderful studio last week. The time flew by I hadn’t realised how long we had been there when we left, nearly 3 hours!! I have been to so many bridal shops all over kent and London and have never had such a wonderful experience. I came out beaming and when i found ‘my dress’ i nearly cried it was the feeling I was waiting for and feel blessed to have found you. I have another appointment saturday at half 3 and am so excited my mum will see the dress and meet you and I will get measured etc. Would it be possible to take a photo of the dress to show my sister once we have paid for it etc? really looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks again for being so lovely, helpful, honest, knowledgable and making me feel like every bride should.

Rosie Scoones

Dear Patricia

Thank you so much for helping me find my dream dress on Saturday!! Thanks

Gemma

Patricia

We are very excited to see the dresses when they come!! Once again we really appreciate all your work! You will definitely come recommend by us! Thank you

Karen M

Hi Patricia

I just wanted to say thanks for Saturday. You made my experience of getting a dress very enjoyable and exciting. Being slightly on the large side, I was very worried about getting my wedding dress. You however put me totally at ease. Both my Aunties also had a great time and all 3 of us will most surely recommend your shop in the future.

Jo C

Hi there

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how utterly impressed I was with my recent appointment with your company. It’s so rare to find an organisation who are so totally geared up and equipped to deal with bigger brides and I was so relieved to finally find somewhere where I could relax and enjoy the experience with someone who was knowledgeable about the world of wedding dresses and non judgemental about my size! I found Patricia (I hope that’s her name!) to be really empathetic and in tune with me and very reassuring about any anxieties I had while trying on dresses. Her warmth and obvious flare in the field were a million miles better than anyone I had met in my despairing attempt to find a dress before I came to your shop. The whole set up was a breath of fresh air; the one to one 2 hour consultation, the dedicated service with a smile, the parking, the fitting and changing rooms were a delight to be in, cool and spacious and beautifully decorated…all in all, I wish I had found you earlier! I loved Patricia’s whole manner and ethos; encouraging and reassuring without being pushy or eager for a sale (in fact, she helped me select a reduced price dress because if looked better than more expensive options!). To be able to try on any dress in the shop was a true revelation and I, for one, really appreciated the larger ‘plus’ size selections that were in store. What can I say? A true gem! Thanks a million,

Rachael, a very happy customer

Hi Patricia

Thank you for your warm welcome when my mum and I visited your business on Wednesday 13Th February. I was overwhelmed by the service and care you took with me and my size was not made to be a problem. Your dresses are beautiful and if you remember I fell in love with the first one I tried on, It will be perfect for India… It was a pleasure to meet you and to be made to feel so welcome, but the biggest thing I found was that my size was not made to be an issue and that your dresses are beautiful and elegant, not to mention a good value as well.. I … You may use any of what I wrote in my last email. Thank you again

Tracie

Hi Patricia

I hope that this finds you well! I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for your time, advice, empathy and making selecting my wedding dress such a lovely experience. Me and Mum had a really great time, and I can’t believe that the 2 hours totally flew by. When I came along to try dresses on, I really thought that I was going to have to “make do” with a dress that I could find to fit, but instead I have a dress on order that I absolutely love, and makes me feel great! I gave you a long list of what I needed in a dress, and you totally surpassed my expectations! I’m going to be promoting your shop and your exceptional service to everyone I come across, and will definitely give you a great write up on the forum boards on the weight watchers website, as I’m sure that there are other ladies who will love the whole experience that you offer! I keep checking my dress out on your website, and cannot wait till my fitting! Looking forward to seeing you at the fitting! Very many thanks once again

Caroline x

Hi Patricia

Liz here. I came in about a week ago with my mum and my sister. I just wanted to let you know that although I found ‘the one’ elsewhere, the service and the advice that you gave to me was absolutely fantastic. It was so lovely to have come in and feel welcomed… Your shop is so cosy and made me feel so comfortable. As you know I am a bigger bride and I never at any time felt like I was a bigger bride as you had so many dresses that fit and some that were too big!!!! I am so sorry that I couldn’t buy the dress from you as I would have preferred to have bought it from you just because of the service that we received. Its just that you didn’t stock the dress. If any of my friends or family get engaged I will DEFINITELY be pointing them in your direction. Once again thank you for making me feel beautiful. I am so looking forward to walking down the aisle, whereas before I was dreading it. You are right, I should be proud of my curves. There are wedding dresses that show of my best bits. the fact that you allowed me to try on styles I would have never considered, helped me to wean out those I should stay away from and those that were in the final 3!! Good luck with the shop and love to your daughter, (gorgeous by the way).

Liz, Dionne and Liz's Mum xxxx

Hi Patricia

I visited your site and saw some of your testimonials and after the wonderful service that we have had, I just wanted to add mine. As it was my second marriage I didn’t really look forward to getting my wedding dress as I had memories of what it was like is being a plus size bride in the 80’s. In the end to save any further embarrassment I got my dress made by a wonderful lady, this was 1986. I had hoped that society had moved on by now and would appreciate all shapes and sizes, imagine my joy when I found many shops for plus size brides and one practically on my doorstep. When I rang to make my first appointment, Patricia actually asked what size I was (my initial reaction was oh no) but she explained the shop was for people size 16 + and she didn’t want to disappoint me. I was real happy a shop that could accommodate me, yippee! Right from our first visit, the shop is so welcoming and immediately relaxes your mind for wedding dresses. Once you try them on, you can walk on a semi catwalk feeling like a beautiful model. Patricia is such a warm person; she knows how to get you to work your good points and takes away any doubts in a calm manner. She has encouraged me (with my bridesmaids) to step out of my comfort zone and go for a real stunning dress. Although I am nervous (it has not arrived yet) I am sure with Patricia’s help it will look wonderful and I will feel like a queen. I was so impressed that I have even got all my bridesmaid and flower girl dresses from her. I am now looking forward to seeing all my female bridal party all dressed up for my wedding with Patricia’s help. I would definitely recommend HBB, it has style and class. See you soon

Kim