Phone: 0116 236 3388
4 Cropston Rd, Anstey, Leicestershire, LE7 7BJ

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Meet the Team

SUSANNE 

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 15 Years

What is your previous background? Ran a PR company in London

Your role within the Salon? Owner

A dream job for me would be? Besides having a bridal salon — To become a botanist!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I won UK’s Miss Sunsilk competition in 1983

Favourite part of the job?  Having happy staff and even happier brides x

SUSAN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 10 years on the 11th Jan 2017

What is your previous background? Customer liaison officer at Marks and Spencer, Training Officer, Admin officer at Would of Motorhomes, Courier at White Arrow, Receptionist at an Opticians.

Your role within the Salon? Office Manager

A dream job for me would be? Travel Consultant

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Hoping to retire in the next 12 months and spend more time in US and Portugual.

Favourite part of the job? Meeting the brides who’s gowns I have ordered. Nice to put a face to a name.

JOANNE

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 8 Years

What is your previous background? Worked at Sketchleys Dry Cleaners

Your role within the Salon? Senior Stylist and customer liaison

A dream job for me would be? To work in costume department dressing Poldark!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I have never broken a bone in my body!

Favourite part of the job? To see the smile on the brides face when she finds her dream dress

KAREN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 11 Years

What is your previous background? Mostly retail

Your role within the Salon? Receptionist / Stylist

A dream job for me would be? Park Ranger

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Play the piano… Badly

Favourite part of the job? Happy faces

BRENDA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 4 Years

What is your previous background? Worked as a school dinner lady, Kitchen Assistant

Your role within the Salon? Receptionist and stylist

A dream job for me would be? Hair and makeup artist

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Once won a holiday to Spain!

Favourite part of the job? Finding the right wedding gown for a bride and meeting new people

ANGELA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 4 Years

What is your previous background? Teacher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Your role within the Salon? Reception/outlet stylist and I look after the social media (so it’s me you chat to normally on FaceBook)  and I ensure the website images and pop-up news are all up to date for viewing.

A dream job for me would be? Living beside the sea, looking after all manner of rescued animals

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I have an A level in interior design & came 2nd in a graceful walking competition

Favourite part of the job? Getting all the ‘goss’ from the brides to be companions.

WENDY

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 2 Years

What is your previous background? Worked in a bakery

Your role within the Salon? Bridal stylist and ‘Saturday’ salon manageress

A dream job for me would be? I’m doing it now

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I was Junior Miss Pontin when I was 9 back in 1965

Favourite part of the job? When the bride says she loves the gown she is wearing, I then know my job is done

LYNN

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? Just over a year

What is your previous background? T.A, with special needs students

Your role within the Salon? Stylist mostly bridesmaids

A dream job for me would be? Property development, from the build to landscape to interior design

Anything else we may wish to know about you? Trained as a bereavements councillor

Favourite part of the job? Helping the bride choose the right colour and dresses so all her Maids look and feel fantastic regardless of shape, size or age.

JESSICA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? I have worked at Bradgate Brides for 3 months

What is your previous background? This is my first ever job since leaving high school in the summer of 2016. I am currently studying Prevention in sports injuries/massage at Loughborough college.

Your role within the Salon? I work every Saturday and my job role is to work alongside the stylists in the bridal suite by helping to keep the bridal suite tidy, helping with veils, cleaning dresses and most importantly making all brides to be and their friends and family welcome with drinks and nibbles!

A dream job for me would be? As I’m training to be a sports massage therapist, I would love to tour with a professional cycling team as their in-house masseuse!

Anything else we may wish to know about you?  My interest outside of education and work is cycling. I have been competing in Mountain Bike and Cyclocross races since I was 12 and I absolutely love it! I’m looking forward to a full season of racing ahead of me!

Favourite part of the job? My favourite part of my job is working with all of the other staff, meeting new people and helping to provide a good experience for all brides to be when shopping for their dream wedding dress!

ELOISE

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? I have worked for Bradgate Brides for 2 years:)

What is your previous background? This is my first job!

Your role within the Salon? Junior stylist- My role is to serve brides a help them chose their perfect gown for the big day! I also help other staff by putting away gowns and giving my opinion on the brides dresses when needed 🙂

A dream job for me would be? I would love to do SFX makeup for film sets or TV programmes since its always interested me and is fun to create!

Favourite part of the job? My favourite part of the job is feeling a huge sense of joy when I help a bride pick the dress of her dreams and seeing how happy it makes them!

REBECCA

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? I have worked at Bradgate Brides for 2 years

What is your previous background? This was my first ever job and I’m still here!!

Your role within the Salon? My role within the salon is to serve Brides – by helping them choose the perfect gown for their wedding day, whilst attempting to make them feel at ease and have fun! I also help the other stylists by putting away gowns and offering my opinion to the bride.

A dream job for me would be? My dream job is to be a makeup artist and make YouTube tutorials featuring my favourites MUA’s

Anything else we may wish to know about you? I’ve also just started working at preschool in the week and I love it and they love hearing about all the weddings and our beautiful “princess” gowns.

Favourite part of the job? Knowing that I have helped to make someone’s big day even more special by having a dress that they love x

TRACEY

How long have you worked at Bradgate Brides? 3 Weeks!

What is your previous background? Bridal and casinos

Your role within the Salon? Stylist

A dream job for me would be? A judge on Strictly Come Dancing!

Anything else we may wish to know about you? l once dealt Blackjack to the Chippendales!

Favourite part of the job? Seeing the smile on a brides face when she finds her dream dress

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