APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
I’ll be with you in apple blossom time,
I’ll be with you, say that you’ll be mine,
One day in May, I’ll hear you say,
Happy the bride the sun shines on today.
The Andrew Sisters 1941
Seven years ago, when I first announced my plans to open a bridal studio, my much-loved Nan sang this Andrew Sisters’ song to me, and in the process inspired the perfect name for us. Apple Blossom Time Bridal Studio was born on the 25th of June 2011 and from the outset, we've been supported by family, friends and of course, hundreds of amazing customers.
When we opened, my vision was of extra-special service, unrivalled choice and the opportunity for every bride and maid who crossed over the threshold of Apple Blossom Time to buy exclusive designs and lines.
After the first couple of years it became obvious that it was going to need a second full-time person and there was no-one I’d rather work with than my Mum. My business ethos and values have been so influenced by my mum and the example she has always set as a hard-working, dedicated, professional woman, and I just knew we’d make a winning combination.
These values are now entrenched in everything Apple Blossom Time does and the rewards have been outstanding! In both 2016 and 2017, our hard work and dedication to providing that vision of a unique bridal experience, has been rewarded with Scottish VOWS nominee status; a high accolade indeed when up against the outstanding selection of bridal retailers across the whole of Scotland.
And so, with our small studio now bursting at the seams, we've made the momentous decision to move to larger premises, tripling our consultation rooms, appointment availability and storage space.
The new premises, located at Glencarse on the Perth-Dundee road, boasts a beautiful interior, and has been fully refurbished to accommodate a stunning studio for our gowns and three spacious, individual consulting rooms.
Add to this our already impressive mix of international designers and high quality, fashion-forward collections and you will see why our claim to dress brides of all tastes is one we embrace wholeheartedly; from the relaxed vibes of the bohemian bride to the #InstaGlamour desires of the red carpet styled maid, we promise outstanding gowns for all!
We know, because our brides tell us, that it’s our one-to-one uninterrupted private service that has secured our reputation as one of Scotland’s best bridal studios. So it was really important to us when we started to look for premises that we could grow while maintaining the standards that we’ve worked so hard to set - there was simply no room for compromise!
I’m so glad we waited until we found the perfect place; our rooms are beautiful – really stylish and comfortable with everything a bride and her guests could need. I’m so excited for everyone to see it now!
Apple Blossom Time will close on December 23rd and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd. We will move to our new premises in Glencarse around mid-January (trademen allowing!). Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for details on opening.
Jolene and Carrie head to New York to seek out the very latest in fashion forward gowns for the modern bride.
Here are my top tips to help keep you grounded, happy and just feeling gloriously grateful to be marrying the man or woman of your dreams!
Keep it simple and elegant or cosy up with some boho chic.
With the support of our lovely customers we have decided to go for it and enter the Scottish VOWS Awards.