Carina Baverstock and Lucy Haywood Rogers, directors of Carina Baverstock Couture, have just celebrated their sixth year in the boutique, having built the business from strength to strength with a simple ethos – to be unsurpassed on every level and to house leading British designers, hand cut individual gowns for each bride, not the more manufactured mass produced dresses.

It has been their mission to offer the very best of each genre of wedding dress, whether it is a classic gown in luxurious zibeline silk or a more eclectic design of hand embroidery with subtle hints of colour. This is what the company has built its reputation on and won national awards for – they’ve even starred on television.

The appointments at Carina Baverstock Couture are an experience like no other – Carina and Lucy take a genuine interest in each bride and try to understand what she would like to say about herself on her wedding day.

This year looks to be very exciting as the company has two new independent British designers who have joined its high calibre line up. Sharon Bowen Dryden has brought a breath of fresh air with her pop of bridal colour and artistic flair for brides searching for alternative statement dresses, while Clinton Lotter brings sheer elegance and sophistication with his seductive washed silk bias cut gowns.

Other designers showcased at the boutique include Suzanne Neville, who leads the way in modern contemporary classics with red carpet impact. This mood is juxtaposed with the luxury boho chic of Alice Tempereley’s festival vibe. The company’s final coup of last year was to bring Caroline Castigliano back to Bath – popular in the area for her young yet classic take on the relaxed modern bride.

11 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1JY
Tel: 01225 866610

Main image: Caroline Castigliano, Morning Gown, Carina Baverstock