How many times have you wished you could find everything you need under one roof? Taking the stress away when you’re already dealing with trying to plan all the other things that come along with organising your wedding or special event. Let’s be honest, weddings and special occasion events can be a little overwhelming.
This was how Sarah – the owner and founder of Beau Bridals felt when she was planning her dream wedding. She felt slightly overwhelmed and confused as she had always thought she knew the bridal look she wanted. She couldn’t find the products to put together ‘the picture’ all of us women get into our head when we visualise the look we want for that very special day or special occasion we are attending. She also felt slightly frustrated, she was tired of spending numerous hours searching the internet and she had covered many miles visiting bridal retailers – whom mainly specialised in the most beautiful wedding gowns. It became apparent that the choices for bridal jewellery and hair accessories were quite limited.
Here, Sarah tells us more…
When did you launch the brand and what was the reason behind it?I launched Beau Bridals in early February 2018. Bridal jewellery and hair accessories became my absolute passion when I was planning my own wedding. I really struggled to find my accessories so I wanted to build a place where brides could turn to and find everything they needed under one roof. Beau Bridals soon became a home to many brides across Britain who needed reassurance and outside advice. We love it when brides send us a photo of their dress and ask which jewellery we think would suit it best. We’ve had the most amazing outcomes and never had an unhappy bride. Happy brides mean so much to us and that is the reason why we absolutely love doing what we do.If you could start over with the business, would you do anything differently?Hmm that’s a really tough one! Actually, no, I wouldn’t do anything differently. Any mistakes are classed as lessons which we learn from. I’m a huge believer in whatever happens was meant to happen to put you on the path you’re on today. I’m grateful that no mistakes have really been made, I’ve tweaked the odd thing but so far, everything has gone really well. Our brides are happy and we have only ever received really lovely, positive feedback.What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?Sleep! During the months leading up to launching I was having 3 hours sleep. My mind was buzzing with ideas. It still is but I’ve learnt to switch off – most of the time. Tell us one fact about you that people wouldn’t know?I’m a car fanatic. I grew up with cars being my dads hobby and it was passed onto my brother and I. I’ve only ever met one other women who can excitedly talk about cars for a length of time and that’s my brow artist. She’s awesome!2019 is almost here, where do you plan on taking the brand?Everywhere! The brand has been taken further than I expected during the first 8 months so it’s really exciting to see where Beau Bridals will be in the next 5-10 years. Beau Bridals will be expanding in the coming years. I have so many plans which I never imagined when I initially built ‘The Home of Stunning Bridal Accessories’. I cant really say too much about what our plans are or who’s involved but it’s very exciting and huge.
To date, what has been the highlight since launching? As cliche as it may sound, it’s the happy brides that take the number one spot. Just yesterday day, we received an email from a bride who had bought her tiara and jewellery from us. She sent us her photos of her wedding day and it absolutely made our day. Her email to us was so lovely and its things like that that really make us smile. We love receiving photos from our brides.Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?I love London. New York is on my bucket list and Paris is somewhere I plan to go to, to meet with some amazing designers. Three beauty products you can’t live without?I’m not the type of women to spend lots of time getting ready in the morning so I permanently wear lash extensions created by the lovely Jilly who owns an incredible salon called House of Lashes in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It was actually Jilly who I told my ideas to about Beau Bridals and her experience and advice pushed me to go from having the ideas to making it happen quicker than I thought I could. She’s a very real, positive, inspirational business women.I also have semi permanent brows done by yet another inspirational, strong and successful business women who i just mentioned called Sarah who owns Yorkshire Cosmetic Laser Clinic. These ladies have made my face pretty much ready to go when I wake up! That being said, i do love to get ‘dolled up’ but not when I’m working in the office or at home.I guess the beauty products I can’t live without are my lash brushes as simple as it sounds! I make sure I have them in my car, my office, bathrooms, handbags you name it and another has to be my teeth whitening. I have a big thing for pearly whites! Style means….?Confidence, personality and individuality. Although, with me being a mum, my style when I’m on the school run is a messy bun, make up free, trainers and something easy. Meetings, work and nights out are my favourite time to play with style. My friends and i are always sending each other links to dresses and shoes etc. We still raid each other’s wardrobes like teenagers and we are in our 30’s.Best thing about London to you?London is special to me because it’s somewhere my husband and I go every year to our special place. I love London, I love the busyness, the ‘anything goes’ fashion and I also love all the different accents! I feel so much freedom in London.
Statement shoe or statement bag?That is such a tough one because I’ve always loved both! Can I choose both? Okay, if I have to choose – shoes.If you had to, what piece of clothing from your wardrobe would you wear everyday?One of my coats, I’m always cold, even in summer. I’m that person that wears a jumper when its 30 degrees!Favourite love song?One direction – little things. My husband is forever singing it to me. It makes me smile every time I hear it.Best place for a coffee?Home! No one can make a coffee like you can yourself.Most memorable pieces of advice given to you that you can pass on?As I’ve got older I tend to only really take advice from people who have good strong morals, people who are living a life I admire, people who run businesses properly and successfully, inspirational people and those who I know genuinely love and want the best for me. I’m surrounded by all these types of people which, I’m really thankful for. I have a few memorable pieces of advice for different areas of my life but my favourites are ‘if you can dream it, you can do it, everything is possible’. It’s actually really true and I think about that pretty much every day. Another really important one – which is very hard to do if you’ve got a soft heart, is to ‘learn to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self worth’. I’ve learnt to do this over the years and the freedom you feel once having done so is very powerful and the happiness that comes from it is incredible.Guilty pleasure?Reality TV. I’m a sucker for it so i jumped at the chance when i was invited to the National Reality Television Awards in September. We are joining some other amazing businesses there next year and i cant wait to go back and take the girls with me.
If you could spent 24 hours in anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In the Maldives, on a hammock over the sea taking it all in.
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