Signature Bride

Visitor's Guest Book

Please read below some of the comments that brides have written in our guest book. You will see what a truly wonderful time each of them had with us. 

(If you are a bride who has visited us and would like me to add to the guest book, please put your comments in an e-mail to

Afternoon Ladies,

I just wanted to say how amazing you both were today with helping me to find that perfect dress. It was the first shop I had ever been in in terms of looking for my own dress and the first dresses I had ever tried on and quite frankly it should be the only one the place is amazing.
The moment we walked in I felt welcome and in safe capable hands and the ladies were immediately finding dresses which would compliment my figure. Jackie and Zowie are like wedding wikipedia's ! They are passionate, enthusiastic and little fairy godmother's who seemed to know everything and went above and beyond in helping me find the dress, and not only that, the way in which they accessorise a dress to give it the 'wow' factor is fantastic. I feel that they are a credit to the industry I really do. I have been in other shops in the past with friends trying on dresses and the service and ambiance has not touched upon Signature Brides.
I did not want to take the dress off, and if you let them work their magic they really will find that perfect dress for you.
Perfect day thank you so much girls, cannot wait to come back for the fitting !!!

Katie x

Dear All at Signature Brides

I just wanted to send you a very big thank you for helping me find the most amazing dress I will ever wear! Our wedding day went so well with so so many complements to the dress! It was unbelievable comfortable and I did not take it off all day!
All of you at the shop made my bridesmaids, my mum and myself so welcome and I was actually sad the last time I left the shop as I knew I had no reason to come back again and see all you girls! However am thinking that will have to make the visit with my best friend that is now engaged!
My whole experience with my dress and the bridesmaid dresses were second to none with you! I would say to any bride that they HAVE to come and see you!
I thought you may like a couple of pictures to see your finished girls!
Words really can not thank you enough!

Mrs Louise Laker


Firstly i want to thank Zowie for making me feel so special..
I had been looking around for wedding dresses for a while and my experience after being told ("its one of the most special moments in life, choosing your wedding dress") was actually terrible. The first wedding dress shop i had visited was just awful, and the second and third was no better, until i found Zowie and her ladies. I had found Signature brides through the Benjamin Roberts website, but the shop was not near where i live so i decided to take a drive, and i am so glad i did. I arranged to go and meet the Ladies one Saturday and they made me feel so at home. Zowie is amazing at pining dresses, which i didn't have done in any other wedding dress shop, instead i was held in to the dress which wasn't great as every time i looked in the mirror i had someone standing behind me. After spending a few hours with Zowie she totally got me, which was great!! She had spent so much time pining me into the dresses and playing around with accessories. (Zowie is very creative which i loved). I ended up finding the perfect dress which i can not wait to wear. I am so grateful to the girls for helping me find my wedding dress and making me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I cant wait to return to see them all again.

Natalia xx

Hi Zowie,

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for helping me pick out my perfect wedding dress a couple of weeks ago.  I had tried on about 15 dresses and been to three shops by the time I arrived at Signature Brides.  Having not been able to properly try on the dress I had fallen in love with in two other shops as it was too small I was beginning to get disheartened.  But then I met Zowie and she managed to not only get me into that dress but in the same sample size as the other shops....the difference being that Zowie spent time pinning me in and fitting it properly unlike the other shops I had been to.  Although once I had the dress on it wasn't 'the one' I felt comfortable putting myself into Zowie's hands and trying on the dresses she felt best suited my shape.  Wow!  Zowie made me look sooo much thinner and really picked out dresses that suited my body shape.  As a result I have found 'the one' something I didn't truely believe would happen until it did!  I was made to feel gorgeous and learnt so much about what suits my body shape.  I knew there and then that I had to have the dress and that Zowie and the team were the ladies I wanted with me over the next year and as a bonus the dress was bang on budget!  I hadn't realised I had been there over two hours at no point did I feel rushed.  I can't wait to go back with my Mum and MIL2B to shop for their outfits and go back to try on my dress it is absolutely perfect.

If you are still looking for your wedding dress you must go to this shop you will not be disappointed!


Hi there all the girls at Signature Brides

I honestly have no words that could express how wonderful the whole experience, of finding my dress, was for me.  From the tears, laughter and genuinely feeling like the most important bride you have ever dealt with.  My wedding dress is amazing, and I felt like the most beautiful princess on my wedding day (my husband agreed!!)

You all are the most passionate people I have ever met, and amazing at what you do.  I would have never of dreamed to find my perfect dress with such ease, and with fun thrown in at the same time.

Just another thing... just in case this gets put onto your website - to all future brides, Signature Brides is amazing.  Not only do they have gorgeous dresses, but also the most fantastic team you could dream of.  When you have been in once, you will know from your first foot in the door that this is the place to find your dress.

Thank you so much again

I am proud to say I am a Signature Bride.

Love Emma Hedges (Cardno)

I have just ordered my dress from Signature Brides and was really impressed with the service I received. Kerry in particular was really great and made the whole experience very special. I have to admit I was apprehensive about finding THE dress but Kerry made me feel so comfortable and helped me find the style that was right for me. The service was fantastic and compared to the other 4 shops I visited, Signature Brides was by far the best. If you want to have a great experience finding the right dress, I really recommend Signature Brides. I am sooooo excited for my dress to arrive and am really pleased I have found the right dress from this shop.

Thanks for all your help and see you in a few months.
Rachel x

Dear Jacky and Zowie
This is long overdue, but no less heartfelt than if it had been sent 8 months ago! Michelle and I would like to say the most humungous thank you. Apprehensive doesn't go anywhere near describing how I was feeling about clothing for the big day. We had decided on dresses, but working out how to get 2 girls in posh frocks to look good and complement each other was beyond me, not to mention my own pathological fear of actually wearing any sort of dress! From the moment we met you at the Eastwell Wedding Fayre, however, I knew that you would look after us...and that's exactly what you did. Looking back to our first appointment, it is clear that you had already thought about what styles would suit us and about how you could get our dresses to complement each other - how else could the selection process have been so painless?! Throughout the entire process, you enabled us to look and feel beautiful together; the dresses (and accessories) we wore matched perfectly our individual styles and personalities, and yet went together brilliantly. On a more personal note, your patient encouragement enabled me to let go of my various hang-ups, relax into my dress and actually enjoy looking and feeling elegantly feminine. We had such an overwhelmingly wonderful day, and that was in large part because we felt good about ourselves...and for that, we have you to thank.

Thank you so much! You have been, and are, brilliant.
George and Michelle xxx

Hi Zowie
I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance on Saturday for making my daughter Pauline, her future sister in law Suzanne and both Mother of the Brides an absolutely amazing experience.  You had the girls completely at ease, you were honest and your expertise was spot on, they both looked stunning, it was definitely the wow factor, I still get a tear in my eyes when I think of my daughter in her amazing dress, to me she is beautiful anyway, but I do not think there are words to describe how she looked in her dress, and that was with no make-up or her hair done, I can only imagine her day next year, I don’t think there will be a dry eye in the house.  Even more amazing, I saw the outfit my daughter had picked out for me and it fitted as though it had been made for me,   so I am ready for my role as MOB.

Once again we all had a truly amazing experience, which I don’t think I will ever forget, a very big thank you.
Christine x

Hi Zowie,
It's still early days as I only visited you this weekend and I never believed I would find my dress on my first shopping experience in the first shop I went to. My Sister In Law (to be) and I met you at the Delting Wedding Fair at the beginning of May and as we are both brides next year we thought we would combine our visit to Signature Brides. We both had appointments with you one of us at 1pm and the other 3pm and no one knew how the day would work but it was amazing or that we would have your undivided attention from when we arrived until we left your store 5 hours later! Friends I have spoken too who were brides last year said they didn't receive a service like we did and that we were very lucky. I felt relaxed watching my sister (to be) trying on dresses and watching how stunning she looked and the advice you gave, the experience was amazing watching someone you are close to experiencing a once in a life time fairytale. Then we took a coffee break and reality set in it was me next up! I felt nervous by the unknown and wasn't sure what to think. I picked out a selection of dresses and we started my experience. Dress 1 I wasn't keen on, Dress 2 nice and pretty, Dress 3 lovely but just not making me tick and I started to wonder why and my confidence was low. Then as I waited in the changing room for you to undo Dress 3 you came back with another dress and said lets try something you suggested I was game to try on as many dresses as I could. As you started to do up Dress 4 I was looking done at my chest (something I was continiously aware off) and my stomach and I got butterflies I liked what I saw, the detailing I had liked on other dresses was combined into one, before the curtain got pulled back I asked my Mum, Mother In Law and Sister In Law to look away I wanted to be the first to see myself in the mirror - wow I thought I looked amazing that much so I burst into tears which kept coming. Thank you so much for allowing me to place my trust in you and for finding me my dress and allowing me to try things I thought I wanted and believe you when you said what would and wouldn't work. Never in a million years did I expect to find my dress on trip number one and only dress number 4. I am not interested in looking at any other dresses even though my sister (to be) and I told each other on the way down we must go to other shops. I am so looking forward to the rest of my journey with you and the Signature Brides team I cannot explain how I feel other than like I am newly engaged all over again. I am counting down the time I can come back and see my actual dress. Thank you so much for making my first step so very perfect and like a fairytale.
Pauline xx

Hi Zowie

I just wanted to write something for your guestbook as we had such an amazing experience….

I walked into Signature Brides unsure of what I wanted – the type of style, colour and shape but that didn’t matter at all to Zowie as she was there to help, and that indeed is what she did because I walked out of the shop a very happy girl with the most wonderful wedding dress!  And so too did my sister-in-law to be.  Her guidance, care and welcoming attitude made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I was confident for Zowie to lead the way.  She knew exactly what would look good on me but also gave me the opportunity to try on different styles that I had a question mark over just to make sure.  I am happy and confident that the whole process will run smoothly as they offer such a professional and friendly service.  I can not wait to try on my dress again! 

Thank you for all of your time – we will never forget our day.  PS take some tissues with you girls!
Suzanne Bird xx

Hi Kerrie,
Thank you so much for all your help in finding me my perfect wedding dress. You knew exactly what would suit me almost as soon as i walked in to the shop. You made me and my family feel very welcome and made the whole experience wonderful. I can't wait to pick up my dress, have my fittings and then wear it on my big day. Thank you again and i will see you in October to pick up my dress.
Thank you again
Emma xx

I just wanted to add that it has been an amazing experience coming to you for help with my Mother of the Bride dress. The visits are always enjoyable and you are all so helpful and welcoming. Also, seeing my beautiful daughter looking even more beautiful in her wedding dress has been fantastic, thank you all so much. Charlie and I can’t wait for the day in August. The only sad part will be athat we won’t have a reason to bump into you all anymore
Thank you
Andrea Stephens

To Kerry,
I came to signature brides as I instantly liked the atmosphere when I came with my friend who bought her dress from there a couple of years ago. It was the first place I decided to go when I started looking and found my beautiful dress. No matter who was there, everytime I went back they were always kind and friendly and made it a really special experience.  My bridesmaids have said they liked it so much too that they will be going there when they get angaged!!

I cannot wait to wear my gorgeous dress in 2 weeks, so thank you so much for making it such a special and enjoyable experience! I reccomend you to everyone I know and will continue to do so!
Thanks again
Anna Squirrell

To all the Signature Ladies!

Just a quick message to say thank you for all of your help over the last two (yes two!) years!

You’re all so lovely and you always remember us when we bump into each other at the endless amount of wedding fairs we all attend!

Your help and advice with regards to both my wedding dress and my Mum’s mother of the bride outfit has been outstanding and I can’t thank you enough.

We have just one more appointment with you for our final fittings before the big day and it will be a shame to have to say our goodbyes! I shall be sure to send you a photograph of us both looking lovely in your dresses!

Much Love,
Charlie and Andrea

To the ladies at Signature Brides
Thank you so much for all your advice and support when choosing my wedding dress. You made it such a great experience, one which I won’t forget.

We had the most perfect day, it was everything we could have imagined, plus more. I had so many comments about my dress, everybody thought it was so unusual and stunning. I am so pleased I chose it.
Thanks again. Claire Moore x

To Zowie and Jacky
Just to say a very big thanks you for all your help and I love my fantastic dress!
With love
Mrs Maffia!! Xxx

Dear Jacky, Zowie and Carly,
Thank you so much for all your help, advice, time and patience from first choosing my dress to my final fitting. You made it a memory I will never forget! I can’t tell you how many lovely comments we got on mine and the girls dresses. They were perfect!
You all have such a special talent and wish you all the best for the future.
Lots of love Jo x

To Everyone at Signature Brides
Thank you for making mine and my mums dress fittings a lovely experience. You are all so lovely and friendly. Everyone said how stunning we both looked. We all had a fantastic day.
Thank you Love Lisa and Linda

Dear Zowie and Jacky
Thank you for all your help finding my dream dress!
Jo Robertson

Dear Ladies at Signature,
Thank you all so much for all your help, support and encouragement and ENTHUSIASM (!) in helping me choose my dress! A fun and fabulous experience, you have all been so wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you next time!
All my love
Kate Edney xxx

Dear Jacky, Zowie and team,
I don’t know where to start! From the moment I met Zowie at the wedding fayre I had total trust in you all as a team. When I first tried on my ‘perfect dress’ I knew. Jacky your professionalism was unforgettable. Going out of your way to call the designer to change the back of the dress to what I wanted. The whole experience was fun and enjoyable and you all made that happen.
On our big day I felt like a princess and my husband said I looked amazing.
Thank you so much again, I had total faith in you all and would recommend Signature Brides to everyone!
Lots of Love
Carly Cheeseman xxx

To Zowie  and all at Signature Brides
Thank you so much for all your help in choosing me the most amazing and perfect dress for my special day. Tom and so many people couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. Also if you look at the photos you can see Vicky’s outfit which was just as beautiful.
Lots of Love
Alex and Tom xxx

Hello ladies,
Well, we have gone and done it! Thank you so much for our outfits, look at us!!!
You were all fantastic, we are so pleased we came to you…
Sorry it’s a family pic but this is one of the first ones we have been given. You are a fab bunch, so friendly, so helpful, so right.
Thank you
Nicki and Jo xxx

Dear Jacky
From the moment we walked into your shop (without even an appointment) you made Lisa feel so special right up to her wedding day when you went over and above anything expected by walking through snowbound Hythe to help her dress!!! You helped with the little ones on the day!! You are truly amazing!
All our love,
Lisa + Maureen+ Hutchinson & Neve families

To all the ladies at Signature Brides.
You supplied me with my beautiful wedding dress for my wedding on 25th September and I would just like to thank you. Everyone said it was stunning and how beautiful it looked on me, and it did. I’ve enclosed a picture for you to see the groom as well. I felt so pretty on my wedding day and you guys helped towards that.
Thank you
Claire Chipperfield

Dear Jacky and Zowie
As promised here are a couple of our favourite photos from our wedding in Italy.
It was a perfect fairytale of a day and we loved every minute. Thank you so, so much for helping me find the most beautiful dress I’ve ever worn. I can’t imagine how I could have looked better if I’d had ten times the budget. I’ve never been so admired!!
You are both such lovely, genuine people with a real focus on service. I’ve already recommended you to so many people and hope the business continues to grow and grow!
Jennie Meslin Fong

Dear Zowie and Jacky
Thank you so much for all your help and support in finding me ‘the dress of my dreams’. I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness, friendliness, and eye for absolute perfection. You really did make the experience one that I will never forget & for that I will always be thankful!
I hope you are both well and will be sure to direct any future brides your way!
(I think every person at the wedding asked where I got my dress from!!)
All my love
Lucy Sanchez

Dearest Jacky
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Zowie and the girls. You have made my dreams of being a princess come true. I never thought I would be able to wear such a beautiful dress. I will always be so grateful for the kindness, encouragement, and love you have given to me, my mum and girls. You are an angel and my fairy godmother.
I will miss you lots and hope the business goes from strength to strength.
Lots of love and hugs Nikki Hunt. xxxx

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all, but particularly Sam for the wonderful help I received when I visited recently.  As a bride for the second time I was soooo nervous about what to wear for my wedding, and even the thought of visiting a bridal wear shop bought me out in a rash!!  Signature Brides was recommended to me as a place you could completely relax and rely on the advice given (if you wanted it!).  This was so true.  Within minutes of entering the shop Sam put both mum and I completely at ease.  It was actually great fun trying on dresses, and getting honest comments - exactly what I needed!  Sam's advice was superb, both in the design of dress and in her general advice about how to deal with the day ("these are the photos you will look at for the rest of your life - so make them the ones that you love!").

All the Signature Brides team were so down to earth, very honest and totally approachable.  I would advise anyone chosing a dress to rely completely on this fabulous team - and if you get to see Sam you're very lucky indeed!!

Thank you all!

Hi  Kerrie

I just want to say the biggest thank you for your help today!!! I cant believe how easy it was to find the perfect dress in your shop!! You just knew exactly what to put me in and what suited my figure!! You were fab, i really did not think i would find the 1 and thank you for all your help and support!

you made me and my future mother-in-law very welcome in your shop

Cant wait to actually wear it on our big day and really hope that i take my fiancés breath away!!

Look forward to meeting with you again in a couple of weeks with my mum

thank you

Hi Carly.

I just wanted to email and say a massive thank you for helping me find the perfect wedding dress.

Signature Brides was recommended to me by a friend and I am so pleased that I listened to her and booked an appointment to visit the shop.  She said to me, and I quote, " you won't need to look anywhere else for your dress" and she was right.

Carly your service, knowledge and expertise was of the highest standard and it still amazes me how you knew which dress was right for me while I was still fully clothed!  Whist trying on dresses you made me feel so comfortable and relaxed that I knew I could trust you to find me 'my dress'.

My experience at Signature Brides was so fantastic that I am recommending you and the shop to everyone I know, even if they're not getting married!

There are not enough words to say how grateful I am for all your help and advice.  You made me feel so special and like I was sharing the experience with a friend.  Thank you.  You are truly amazing!

Lots of love,


Hi Carly

Thank you so much for your help today!!! I cant believe how easy it was to find the perfect dress in your shop!! You just knew exactly what to put me in and what suited my figure!! You were fab and very funny!! I didnt think trying on dresses would be so much fun i just invisioned being hot flustered and stressed and that i wouldnt find the one!!

You were my first dress trial and i have to say im so glad that i came to you first, you put me at ease and made it such a giggle and the job is done!!! Im so excited about the most beautiful dress that i have picked and have not stopped smiling since i left the shop at 4pm!!

Cant wait to actually wear it on our big day and really hope that i take my fiances breath away!!

Look forward to meeting with you again for the fitting.

Love Hazel xx


What can I say, it's so hard to find the words. You are one amazing lady! Having had a disappointing experience on my first day of wedding dress shopping, I was unbelievably lucky to get a last minute appointment with you yesterday (Saturday 26th Feb). From the moment I walked through your door I felt right at home. I was a little nervous, but you put me at ease straight away. My Mum and I excitedly looked through the racks to see which dresses I liked the look of. However, every dress I said I liked, you disagreed with and wouldn't let me try on, saying that my figure would be lost in them!

The best decision I ever made was trusting you! You picked out 5 dresses for me to try on, all of which I didn't particularly like on the hanger! I was not convinced. However, you had already predicted which one you thought would be 'the dress for me' and we tried that one on first! You wouldn't let me look in the mirror whilst we put the dress on, but I knew the moment it was on that it felt so different to any other dress I had tried before, it felt like every inch of that dress was made for me. When you finally let me look at myself in the mirror, I couldn't believe it was me that was staring back at me. I never knew a dress could make me look and feel so good, I found curves I never even knew I had! I had fallen in love all over again. Even though you were sure she was 'the one' you encouraged me to try on a few more dresses just to be sure, but before you'd even done them up they just didn't feel right, all I wanted to do was put the first dress back on. So after trying on 3 more, we gave up and put 'my dress' back on. The second time it looked and felt even better. I got so overwhelmed I cried! I didn't want to take her off! You even found me the perfect tiara.

I am still amazed at how you knew just from looking at me fully clothed, which dress would be the perfect one for me! I know you're not a one trick pony either because my partner had exactly the same experience as I did with you and the first dress you picked out for her to try was 'the one'. You have a gift Zowie and you truly are THE VERY BEST at what you do and I personally don't see how anybody could have a better experience anywhere else than with you!!!!

Thank you Zowie, for making one of my biggest dreams come true and I can't wait to come back in June for my first fitting!!!

Lots of love,
x x x x x

P.S. To any future brides that are thinking about visiting Signature Brides...don't even think twice, this will be one of the best experiences of your life and you truly will feel like a princess for the day. I'm still on cloud nine!!!!!!!

Dear Signature Brides

I'm sorry this has taken me a while to get round to sending. I brought a wedding dress from yourselves at national wedding fair earls court back on 4th October 2009. It was a Jonathan James couture dress called Virginia. A very lovely male assistant picked dress for me and was the 1 of 2 I tried on! He obviously knew what suited me and ended up buying it on the day! When came to the big
day 16th October 2010 I only needed the straps adjusting so dress was perfect in every way!!

I had the most fantastic day and loved my dress!! I felt stunning and a princess!!! Thank you very much to your staff who were working that day they made me fantastic and especially the man who picked my dress!!!!
Thank you again

Kimberley Perfect

I have purchased my Benjamin Roberts wedding dress from Signature brides. Carly spoke to me on the phone and ascertained what sort of dress would suit my size, colouring and hair colour. The dress she spoke to me is perfect and I purchased it. I got it for a good price as it was an end of the line. I would highly recommend Signature Brides to someone who wants to receive good advice and the wedding dress buying an easy experience.
Thanks Carly! Suzie Reeve. xx

Hi Sam, Kerry and Carly,

I would just like to say THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I really didn't know what kind of dress i was looking for or whether i was going to go for a bridal gown as it being my second time. I am so pleased we stopped to talk to you Sam at the Wedding Fayre at Lympne Castle, and despite what Dave said i did remember your name lol. My first visit to your shop with one of my daughters and my mum was truly a special experience, after trying on several dresses it was obvious which dress was the perfect one by seeing the smiles on both mum's and Kirstens faces and the tears in mum's eyes, not to mention how i felt, truly wonderful.  A week later i came back with Kirsten and my other daughter Mel and tried THE Dress on again and straight away knew that it was the one. All three of us couldn't stop smiling. I cannot wait for my fittings

Thank you so much for all your help and for making it such a special experience.
Looking forward to seeing you all when My Dress comes in

Angie Woodwards

Hi Kerry!

Just wanted to say thank you so much for your time and effort today (5th Feb 2011). To be honest I thought I had found the dress I wanted but coming to Signature Brides was well worth it! It was lovely to find such a large selection of dresses that were from designers that you don't necessarily find in every high street store. You made me feel very special and I look forward to seeing you again in 6 months to try my dress on! I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for something extra special at reasonable prices.

Many thanks again Kerry!
Laura Knowles

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Jackie and all the ladies at Signature Brides.

After having a bad experience at another bridal shop, I felt really upset and nervous about shopping for my Wedding dress.  From the lady at Lympe Castle Wedding Fayre to Jackie & Zoe in the shop I was made to feel like the only bride getting married!  They really listened to me, to what dress I was looking for and made my friends, family & I very very welcome.  They made the whole shopping for a dress experience as it should be, very exciting!  Once I found my dress there was tears and hugs.  I'm so looking forward to coming in for my fittings.

Thank you so very very much
Lots of Love
Sarah xx

I am writing to say how pleased i was with the service i received on Sunday 23rd January regarding the selection of my wedding gown. I was so nervous before i went in as I have never experienced anything like it before but once i was in the shop Carly who was fitting me,made me feel very welcome. We selected a few dresses together as well as Carly selecting a few of her choices in the attempt to rule out what suited and did not suit me. After i had tried on the 1st dress, i knew i had found the one for me and Carly did nothing but praise and say how beautiful it looked, i tried on 3 more dresses but i was determined that was the one for me, so then i tried it on again and that was it sold to me!!!!

I totally reccomend Signature Brides to anyone and the friendly helpful and down to earth people that work there are the best - they made me experience so warming and i loved it -thankyou so much the ladies for helping me choose my dream wedding dress

Danielle Mortley

Well what can I say to Zowie and Jackie,


The very first wedding Fayre I went to in Ashford with my mom was the most memorable. We saw your stand with a wonderful dress on a mannequin. My mom whispered to me 'that's THE dress'......but I had my ideal dress in my mind.

After visiting a few dress shops with cold and only money matters sales people I was left despondent.

When I walked into Signature Brides I immediately felt welcome and calm. There were loads of dresses to chose from - although Zowie wouldn't let me try my idea of a great dress on!  She said to break the boundries and try something I wouldn't dare......well!!!!!

The dresses she got me to try were FAB! The dress I fianlly picked was the original one from the mannequin I saw at my very first wedding show!!! I actually jumped up and down in the dress I was instantly in love!

I just wanted to thank you both so so much for a stress free, welcoming and fabulous experience any bride could actually hope for. You made me feel like I was the only important person there and that mine was the first wedding ever!

I had the dress hanging up in my flat for a year before the wedding and would peak at it every helped me make the second best choice of my life (after my hubby of course)

I love you both.

Jo Robertson (nee Lundin)

To all at Signature Brides

Sorry this has taken so long..... I would like to say a massive thankyou to all your team for all your help with my perect wedding dress. I was sceptical about coming down aftert meeting Zowie at a wedding fair, as I had tried on so many dresses and had not set my heart on any. I really did not believe Zowie's claim that they would find me my dress. How wrong I was. Not only did you find me my perfect dress- which really was everything I could have dreamed of- you also managed to find a veil I loved (which was a big deal as I hate dveils before) and the most amazing tiara- which I also was not having. I felt like an absolute princess and my time and experience with you was just wonderful from start to finish. The measurements of the dress were spot on, and my dress was so comfortable despite everyone telling me their horror stories of how uncomfortable brides have to be. The alterations that were made to my dress were wonderful, and really helped me make the dress exactly what I wanted. Zowie you went above and beyond, and really nothing was too much for you. Thankyou again an again- I really can not say it enough. You are a very special team and what you offer brides to be is truly wonderful. I would highly recommend you to everyone.

Jemma Edwards (was Stephens)

Hi Zowie and Jackie

I wanted to email to say thank you.

It seems a long time ago now when I first met you and I started the search for a wedding dress.  I am not what I would call a girlie girl, I don't own lots of dresses and I am more a jeans and trainers person.  However, from the moment I met you both you put me at ease and your excitement about the choice of dress was contagious.  I really appreciated the time you both took to ensure I got the right dress, and felt confident about my choice.

The dress was beautiful and perfect in everyway.  I got married on 17th April 2010, to Mike, and we had the best day of our lives. 

I have attached  a few photos, these are pictures a friend took, however, in the official photos the dress looks even more stunning.

Thank you so much for your help and for making me feel so special everytime I visited you to try on the dress.

Love from
Trish  ( was Sayer now Harris.)

Hi Jackie, Zowie and all the girls,

Firstly thank you to Zowie and Jackie for helping me find my dress – I was extremely nervous when I first came down to the shop as I look a lot younger than I am!

Zowie you made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked through the door. I came to the shop without any real ideas of the style of dress that I wanted – you both knew exactly what type of dress would suit my size and shape, every dress that I tried on made me feel a million dollars!

I can remember putting my dress on and loving it but thinking that it was far too sexy for me and a church wedding but the alterations that you suggested really made the dress mine – you picked up on my style and personality and made the dress show it off too! Everyone at the wedding commented on the dress and how gorgeous it made me look.

I really looked forward to coming down and trying my dress on and having my fittings, your shop is like a little haven – so calm and stunningly decorated – I was sad when I finally collected my dress as I knew that I wouldn’t be coming back. I will definitely be recommending you to all of my friends and family as they become engaged, hopefully I will be able to come back to the shop and help them find their dresses and let them have the experiences that you gave me.

I have attached my favourite picture of me in the dress, and also a picture of me and Tom – to give you a chance to see the other half as I know you never get to meet them!

Thanks again,
Tash Redfearn (nee Gadilhe wedding 21st August 2010)

What can I say!?  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I went to your shop after having a failed attempt at finding something the day before in Maidstone.  I was feeling like the wedding dress I had in my head only existed there and I was not going to find what I want or my thought was, I was not conveying to people what I wanted in the right way??

On Sunday it was pouring down with rain and I thought that surely that this is not a good sign.  However, on entering the shop I was made to feel like I was the most important bride to ever walk through the door.  I explained what I wanted and I got the feeling I was being understood!  The very first dress I tried on which was your "gut instinct" as the perfect dress was indeed everything I had imagined.  I categorically said veils do not suit me and that I would never entertain trying one wrong I was.  The dress and veil looked amazing.  It's all I have thought about for the last couple of days and really and truely am so excited to wear it for my big day.

Not only that the perfect bridesmaid dress was also found in an instant to compliment what I had picked.
I can't thank you enough - you really have made me a very happy bride to be.
Rachel xx

"I just wanted to write to say Thank You! You ladies were amazing from the moment i walked in for my first appointment. I got to try on loads of different styles of dress as i wasn't sure which 'look' i was going for. Jackie was so patient and helpful it made the whole experience wonderful. As i slipped on the last dress, i knew i had found the 'one'! Talking to Jackie and Zowie and popping in and out of the shop was so easy that they seemed like friends rather than shop assistants. The alterations were done to such a high standard it was unbelievable and once finished was steam cleaned to look 100%. I also brought my tiara from there too, which everyone (including hubby) loved!

I felt amazing on my wedding day and its because of Signature Brides. Thank You. x x"

Claire Scott aka Claire Farmer!!

Hi Kerry

It was lovely meeting you today, I just wanted to write and say how wonderful I found my experience at Signature Brides. I visited with my mum and future mum-in-law, we were all very impressed with the excellent customer service we received, you were very helpful, patient and gave us your undivided attention.

After trying on many gorgeous dresses that we chose, you helped me find THE ONE!!, I am absolutely over the moon with my dress and can not wait to put it on again!

I highly recommend Signature Brides, there really is no need to go anywhere else.

Thank you so much
Toni x

Zowie, first I want to say sorry for taking so long to get in touch after experiencing one of the best days of my life (my daughter being born the first!). You made my dress shopping day feel so special and made my entourage all feel so welcome.From the moment we walked through the door you gave us your undivided attention and your enthusiasm just rubbed off onto everyone. You knew exactly what would suit me and you made me feel so at ease and gave me that confidence boost that every lady needs after recently having a baby. Everybody saw my face light up when you found 'The dress'. It only took a couple of dresses and as soon as it went on and I looked in the mirror I knew it was pointless looking any further. Adding all the little touches like the veil and tiaras really helped to as I ended up choosing a full length stunning veil which I would never of chosen without your help. You was my first and last shop and I now cant wait to return to you and see my dress. Thank you so much. I really cant wait...eek!!!

Love Laura

To All Wonderful ladies at Signature Brides!

I wanted to write to say how much I appreciated the patience and attention you gave me when I came to try on your beautiful dresses. From the moment I walked in the door you made me feel welcome and comfortable; I really hoped that I would find my dress in your boutique. You helped me to find many dresses that I loved, but one in particular that I fell in love with! The way I feel in my dress is happier than I ever thought I could be as I didn’t think it was possible to feel so excited about fabric! Thank you all for making me and my sisters feel so relaxed and for making me feel special.

I cannot wait to come in before the wedding for my fittings.
Lots of love
Gem x x

Dear Zowie, Jackie and Kerry,

Well what more can I say other than thank you for the BEST shopping experience EVER! I first visited back in April, and it being the first shop I’d been and the first time I’d ever been shopping for wedding dresses I felt obliged to give other places a chance. I needn’t have bothered. I returned to you a month ago and purchased the most gorgeous dress for my wedding in January 2012. Thank you so much for making mine (and my best friend – who also bought a dress from you that very same day) such a wonderful experience. Anyone who’s getting married must make a trip to Signature Brides. It’s the law J Well, it should be.

Thanks guys, and I’ll see you very soon.
Nicky xxx

Dear Zowie
Thank you so much for helping Sade choose her wedding dress. She looked absolutely beautiful - Her dress was exactly how she wanted it after the few little alterations she wanted. We would definately recommend your services to any future bride looking for thier perfect dress it was such a personal service and much appreciated.

The day was perfect, we will be coming down to hythe in the next few weeks to see Kate in the chocolate shop to show her photos so will pop in to see you too with the photos

thank you and your mum once again for your help

Dear Zowie and Jackie

On Saturday 27th March 2010 I had my best ever shopping experience!  That was the  afternoon I had my appointment at Signature Brides and it was a day I won't ever forget.  I was actually quite nervous beforehand because I'm not a very 'girly' girl and was completely convinced that I was going to be a very awkward customer!  I really shouldn't have worried.  Zowie looked after me, put me completely at ease and within half an hour I was actually enjoying trying dresses on!  Zowie was also brilliant at recognising what would suit me and my confidence grew further when I saw how I looked in that first dress - I was stunned!  (The real bonus was that I looked like I had a small waist - which was a first for me!  I was so happy!)  But it was the second dress that turned out to be 'the one' - wearing it just felt so fantastic.  So thank you to Zowie for being so welcoming and for being so good at your job!  Your enthusiasm is infectious (it must be if you managed to get me excited about dress shopping!)

Finally, just remembered, I don't think I gave you a final update on our wedding date/venue!!  We have now booked Winters Barns for Friday 5th November (2010) i.e. one day earlier than the original date that I told you but I'm assuming one day doesn't make a difference your end.

Thanks once again for all your help and maybe see you soon,

Dear Zowie and Sam

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me find my perfect wedding dress. You really do have such a great style and you knew exactly what would suit me as soon as i walked in and you were right. When i met you at the Detling wedding fair i knew straight away that i could trust you and i'm so pleased i found my dress at your lovely shop. As you know this was the first wedding shop that i had been to and i really wanted to have a great experience and you made that happen. My mum and bridesmaids also had a lovely day and they cant wait to come back to try on bridesmaid dresses and Mother of the Bride outfits.

Thanks again and I cant wait for my dress to come in so i can try it on again :o)
Haylie xxx

Dear Jackie and Zowie,

I just wanted to say a very BIG thank you for Saturday 1st May! It was my first time trying on any wedding dresses and you made it so much fun and memorable. I was very nervous on the drive down to Hythe from Bexleyheath, but you made me, my mum and best friend feel so welcome. Thank you for helping me find "the dress" (I am so excited) and didn't want to take it off!!! Even though it was my first bridal shop I visited, I didn't want to go anywhere else. We all couldn't believe how passionate you both are about your work.

I wanted to say a personal thanks to Jackie, who made me feel so comfortable ever since the first time we spoke on the phone and it just went from there.

I am very excited about coming back in August when I can try the dress on again and feel like a princess.
I will truly recommend Signature Brides to anyone I know, they would be a fool not to use you.
See you in August
Take care

Victoria Taylor xxxx

Hi Zowie and Kerry

Just a quick note to say a BIG thank you for all your help and advice yesterday (Saturday 10th April), all my girlies had nothing but praise for you when we left!! You were the first shop I came to to look at dresses and I managed to find 'The One' and it's all down to you. As you know, I really wasn't sure what I was after but Kerry knew straight away what would look good on me, and she was so right!! I'm so excited about coming back with my bridesmaids to look for their dresses and I can't stop smiling just thinking about my dress!!

Thank you and I'll see you at Detling on 25th!!
Claire x x x x

Dear Jackie and Zowie,

It was great to see you both today and thank you for being so accomodating and getting that third dress brought in so I could try all three on in the shop in front of my mum, bridesmaid and Tim's mum.  Thank you also for being so honest and helpful with your advice, which really made what I though was going to be a tough decision much easier than I thought (as lovely as it might have been to buy all three dresses!) it was going to be - I really didn't anticipate it being that dress, but it was just perfect today when I tried it on again and definately the one I didn't want to take off!  I am so excited about coming back to see you for the bridesmaid dresses and the Mums' outfits, you really made us all feel very comfortable with your friendly and honest approach and I think we all appreciated that.  Thank you again for a fabulous and memorable day.


Hi Zowie,

Just a note to say thanks so much for your help on Saturday morning (20th March) with picking 'THE DRESS'.

Having met you and Jacky at the Ramada in Maidstone at a wedding show in October I felt confident from then that you would help me find my wedding dress, and you did not disappoint! You clearly care about your brides and have such an eye for what suits the individual, it was like shopping with a good friend who is a stylist !!

Thanks for spending so much time with me & my Mum, and for all your advice. We really felt looked after and the whole experience was a pleasure.

I have already recommended Signature Brides to my friend who is getting married in June 2010.

Thanks again to you and the team at Signature Brides..

Love Claire xxx

Hi Zowie

Its Emma here from Saturday 13th March.  I just wanted to let you know that I was completely over whelmed by the experience I had whilst at your shop.  I came in with my mother and mother in law to be and had a fantastic 2 hours with you, which I was surprised at as I didn’t expect it to be so long.  When arriving I was very nervous as I think that I am a young bride and that people would find it amusing, however as soon as I stepping into your shop I felt completely as ease and as if there was no pressure on me at all.  After looking through the dresses, Zowie already had many dresses in mind for me, after explaining what I was looking for, and after trying on three dresses I found the one.  I am completely amazed that in a space of two hours I had found my perfect dress, and all the accessories to go with it.  Zowie has an amazing eye for detail and knows exactly what will look fantastic with each dress.  I cannot believe how easy and completely stress-free your service is, and you should completely pride yourself in what you all do as you are all amazing!

Just to let you know, that as soon as the money is available I will be in with my mother to order my dress! And my mother in law is going to buy to accessories!

I cannot wait to try my dress on again!!

Will be in to see you at some point in a few months!

Emma xxxx

Dear Jacky & Zowie

To the most kindest and most lovely ladies, I would like to say a very, very  big Thank you for making our Wedding Day extra special.

Meeting Jacky & Zowie at our first Wedding Fayre was like winning the lottery ! The warmth and kindness shown by Jacky & Zowie was second to none.

On my first visit to their beautiful premises I have to admit that I was extremely nervous with no idea what I was looking for in a Wedding Dress. Jacky & Zowie made me feel totally at ease with their expertise and eye for detail.

Both Ladies have a unique way of making you feel very special, they have time to listen and understand and I cannot recommend a visit to see them highly enough.

Richard and I had a fantastic Wedding Day and words cannot say how special I felt, we have been married for 4 happy months today x x x

With much love & best wishes
Victoria Jordan (nee White) x x

A very special letter we received recently from a father of the bride:

Dear Zowie,

I would just like to send my sincere thanks to you and your Mother for making our daughter look so wonderful and beautiful on her wedding day. Your dress was superb and she walked up the aisle to gasps and admiring looks from the assembled congregation. I was a very proud father!

The day went like clockwork, even the weather was good and Vivien and Justin had a wonderful time!  They are away on honeymoon at the moment but I am sure she will be in touch with you when she returns and provide some photos.

Your service, courtesy and enthusiasm to your job are first class.  

Kind Regards
Janet & John May

Hi Zowie

I visited Signature Brides because of the outstanding reputation Zowie and Jacky have as experts in their field - and I can now talk from experience that that is more than deserved.

Zowie devoted a Friday afternoon to me and I came in out of the pouring rain in Hythe to a very warm welcome.

Armed with a head of ideas and a folder full of cuttings from newspapers and magazines that had taken my eye, we talked over a cup of tea first about the developing wedding plans and my thoughts on my perfect dress.

Of course, I had an idea of what I assumed it would look like. Plain and simple with some statement jewellery pieces - my usual style.

Obviously, with emerging thoughts of what she believed would bring out the best in me, Zowie encouraged me to travel along the rails of dresses she has in her boutique to pull out those I was interested in as well as selecting some herself. After sharing some of her extensive knowledge and offering some refreshingly honest advice, I was confident to head into the changing room with the small cross section of gowns.

When it came to choosing which first, there was one I was curious to try. Zowie had picked it out. It was beautiful, a real show stopper, but I didn't think I had the figure or the presence to carry it off.

Zowie finished the look with a choker, vintage hair piece and veil. I hesitated before turning to face the mirror.

As I did so the vision before me genuinely took my breath away. I had that wow moment that many brides talk about. I was astounded at how I looked.

We both agreed it was going to be difficult to beat that Jonathan James gown - and we didn't. That is The One and I brought it off the peg that afternoon.

I had hoped I would have a magical experience when choosing and buying my dress, and I did because I put myself in the hands of Signature Brides. From the moment you put your trust in them, they share and enhance your joy in the run up to your special day. Their passion and enthusiasm are infectious.

I had chosen to go solo on my wedding dress search as the person I would have wanted there, my gorgeous Mum, passed away in 2007. I want to say a very personal thank you to Zowie and Jacky for ensuring my time with them was such a wonderful moment and one I will always treasure.

My dress is hanging in the spare room at home, from where the groom-to-be is now banned. I have undone the zip of the dress cover more than once and peeked in and I cannot begin to express my excitement.

I know I will feel incredible on 17 July and cannot wait to see the groom's reaction when he turns around to see me.

I am so looking forward to going back to see Zowie and Jacky in May when the fruits of my diet and fitness regime should mean the dress will need a little alteration.

I cannot praise or recommend Signature Brides enough and suggest any bride-to-be makes them her first choice. I guarantee there will be no need to go anywhere else afterwards and their involvement will make your day all the more special.

Love Jo x

Dear Jackie and Zowie

Finally got around to writing this, so looking forward to seeing you all again on 5th March :-)

I keep dreaming about the dress and constantly trying to think of possibilities for the bow and diamonte!!

I had always been worried that going to a bridal shop may be an intimidating experience and be conned into spending a small fortune.

After seeing Zowie at The Detling Wedding Fayre and having an extensive talk, there was no doubt in my mind that Signature would be my 1st port of call when searching for a dress.

I was keen to find my dress quite early on in the planning stages but I certainly didn’t bank on it being the 1st one I ever tried on!!

On my 1st trip to the shop I travelled from my home in Maidstone with my mum in tow on a cold December afternoon. I learned that Zowie was unwell but mum and I received the warmest reception from her beautiful mum Jacky & sister Carly.

We had a good talk about my ideas although I tried to keep an open mind at the same time. Just from our discussion I already trusted Jacky 100%, I was made to feel so at ease, it was like these ladies were people I’d known for years.

Jacky asked my budget and then let me choose some dresses I would like to try on. Then she asked if I minded trying something that she had in mind, needless to say this in fact is now my dress!!

From the moment the material was against my skin I instantly fell in love with it and then as I emerged from behind the curtain I saw my mum well up with tears. Standing in front of the mirror I had that magical feeling inside that I can only liken to the 1st time I held my daughter!!

I was however a little concerned that as it was the 1st dress I might get the same feeling with any I tried after!! I must have tried on another 6 dresses and although all were gorgeous (there is not a bad dress in the shop!) there was just something special about the 1st dress, almost like it was actually made for me. The colour, the cut, Jacky had known it was the one just by looking at me.

Mum and I were in their for a good 2 hours, running through different customisation ideas, not once did we feel rushed or pressured into making a final decision.

On my 2nd visit to the shop I took my bridesmaid along as well as mum as I just wanted to be 100% sure. This time Zowie was back (along with the beautiful Jodie) but it was Jacky’s day off.

Trying the dress on once more and seeing my bridesmaid in tears confirmed everything. There was total continuity between the mother and daughter team and I could tell that Jacky must have gone through everything we had previously discussed in detail with Zowie.

The Signature ethos is exactly how shopping for a wedding dress should be. These ladies are clearly at the top of their game; they must know their stock like the back of their hands and make the whole experience so very personal.

They genuinely care for you and I will be so proud to say I am a ‘Signature Bride’.

Thank you so much ladies and I wish you all the best for the future of Signature.
Laura Thompson

Dear Zowie/Jackie,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help and support at my appointment recently.  After spending the last year and a half visiting various different wedding dress shops all over Kent and London, I finally saw the dress of my dreams but never felt comfortable enough in any them to take that next step.

That all changed when I made my first phone call to Signature Brides.  You instilled me with such confidence from our first telephone conversation.  Even though you didn’t have the dress I wanted in the shop you went all out to order it in for me to try and I was so glad I made the trip up to see you.  From the moment I stepped into Signature Brides you made me, my mum and my sister feel welcome and took the time to listen to me and together we created the exact look I wanted.

My appointment at Signature Brides was not just an appointment but an experience and one that I will never forget. Zowie - your eye for perfection is amazing and the bespoke service you provide is fantastic.   We even managed to keep it all within my budget which no other shop has been able to do.

If there are any brides out there still searching for that perfect dress, I highly recommend that you give Signature Brides a call -  it was the best move I ever made ! 

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Sidcup, Kent 

Hi Zowie,

It's been a few weeks since I came to signature brides and I still can't quite believe how easy it was to find the perfect dress or that both yourself and Jacky correctly predicted what dress I would buy before I'd even put it on!

Signature brides was the first shop I visited and I really didn't expect to walk away that day knowing I'd choosen THE dress and I especially didn't expect it to be the first dress you picked out for me! Planning the wedding so far has been good fun but hard work and a little stressful at tims so thankyou for making finding my wedding dress so easy and such an enjoyable experience. Your shop is decorated beautifully and the fact that my mum and I were the only ones in the shop with your undivided attention for the whole appointment makes such a difference, I felt like a million dollars by the time we left.

I'm looking forward to coming in to get measured up in the new year, I just might have to put the shop dress on again though - I don't think I can wait until my finished dress comes in.

Thanks for all your help so far and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to any bride looking for their weddig dress.

Lorna, Folkestone

Hi Jacky and Zowie,

I just wanted to say a huge Thank you for helping me find my dream dress!! I first saw you at the Eastwell Manor wedding fayre back in Feb time and thought it was far too early to start booking dress appointments but after speaking to Zowie she reassured me that I will find my dream dress with Signature Brides and so I booked to come see you in September. I then saw you at many fayres and every time you made me more and more excited for my appt, by the time September came I just couldn't wait.  You were so accommodating esp when I brought an army of people with me as everyone wanted to come see me find my perfect dress and to see you guys. By the time I came, it felt like I had known you both for years. The experience was just perfect - you shop is so warm and welcoming and really shows you to your best. Jacky you allowed me to roam free round your shop picking out a few dresses that I liked and also placed a few of your choices in the dressing room, whilst trying on you knew I was little conscious but made me feel so relaxed. After trying on one final dress real quick before it was time to go, I just couldn't decide between two beautiful dresses and so you allowed me to come back for a second visit. This time Zowie was there and once I tried on the 'one' you couldn't have been more complimentary and said 'thats it'! A few tears from my Mum and bridesmaids, I knew that I had found my perfect dress and just cant wait to come back in April for the fittings.  You truly made the whole experience so special and I cant thank you both enough - I am so happy to say I am a Signature Bride :)

See you both soon xxxxx
Kirsty Hall

Hi Zowie and Jackie,

I would like to thank you for helping me find my stunning wedding dress.

Zowie and Jackie made me feel very comfortable and welcome, I didn't feel rushed like I have in other bridal shops.  I had my own time to begin with to view the wedding dresses I liked and then Zowie used her expertise and found some more dresses she new I would look lovely in.

One of the dresses Zowie choose is now my wedding dress, the moment I put it on I feel in love with it.

Thank you both for making my experience finding my wedding dress special.

Hayley Wiltshire

Hi Carly, Zowie & Jacky

Just a short note to thank you all for such a warm welcome you gave to both my mum and I, on the day of my appointment. You certainly put me at ease straight away and turned what I thought was going to be nightmare, into a wonderful experience.

Words cannot describe how internally grateful I am for you help, advice and support that you gave me on the that day.

When visiting Signature Brides you are not only buying a dress, you are buying into a customer service that is outstanding and unique.

Thank you so much for helping me find the dress of my dreams and I am very much looking forward to visiting you again in the summer for my first fitting.

Love & best wishes
Clare x

Hi Jackie,

I wanted to say a massive thank you for finding me my gorgeous dress! When I first emailed the shop it was after a very disheartening trawl round London for wedding dresses - no samples in anything near a size I could try on - when I said this in the email, Zowie replied saying I should come down and meet you - so I did! Two of my bridesmaids came with me and we made a day out of it - lunch at the fish restaurant and a walk along the sea - to make it worth the drive. It would have been worth it without the lunch too! When I walked in, you asked what I was looking for and after telling you a few things I do and dn't like, you picked out 4 dresses. I was slightly dubious at first as I had said I didn't want strapless and all of the dresses you chose were strapless! The first one was lovely, the second one was THE ONE! You made a very quick halterneck and it completely changed the dress - thank you so much for knowing what would look good on me!! I almost cried when I saw myself in it and my bridesmaids now tell anyone who will listen that I have a stunning dress!! I can't wait until February when I get to try it on again and have it fitted. It truly is a stunning dress and I would have bypassed it if looking by myself, just because it was strapless! I would recommend you to anyone who asks - without any reservation - thank you for your time and knowledge and kindness.


Dear Zowie,

Hi, its been a while since I, or should I say you, found THE dress for me, but, I just wanted to say a great big thank you. I have been meaning too for a while and have finally got round to it!!

I have been recommending you to everyone who mentions their getting married. I felt so special in your shop, and loved every minute - for someone that hates wearing dresses that is saying something! I still can't believe that MY dress :) was the first one that I tried on, one that you suggested. I wasn't convinced at first as it wasn't what I thought I wanted, but once it was on I couldn't stop smiling - neither could my sister  (Francesca) when she saw.

Because it was the first dress and first shop I went to, I just wanted to make sure, so I visited a few other shops and wished I hadn't. They didn't even compare, a Large shop in Ashford left me feeling horrible, the service was non existant, it was like going to new look to try on a pair of jeans!- they didnt even help me do my dress up properly! I was lucky as I knew I had signiture brides to go back to and I knew what this experience should  be like. I feel sad for all those brides that may never get, or never had the experience I did with signiture brides - IT WAS PERFECT.

So, thank you soo much and I cant wait to be in the dress again :). I look forward to seeing you in January for my fittings.

THANKS again,
Nerissa xxx

Dear Zowie and Jacky,

Firstly I would just like to say a big thank you for making my experience of finding my perfect dress stress free and a wonderful experience.

It all began with a dress by Jonathan James that I saw on the internet and then realised that you were the only stockist of this particular dress in the uk.  From the first time I called your shop to my last visit with you I have received the best service and dedication to achieving my requirements. As I had my heart on trying this dress I was relived when finding a stockists you said it was not a problem for you to retrieve it for me to try.

So my mum mother in law to be and Nan made our way down to Hythe on high expectations of this dress.  Unfortunately this dress was amazing but not for me but was a guide for Zowie who then knew what I liked and the style of dress I was looking for.  Zowie then worked her magic, with fantastic knowledge and experience we found what we thought was the perfect dress.  It
was going to be customised to my choice with added extras all put together by Zowie, I was very happy.

After a long period with Zowie who gave me 110% of her time honesty and experience I left Signature brides feeling on top of the world. Being my first experience of trying dresses even zowie encouraged me to visit other stores and try other dresses as she was confident that I would come back.  I took there advice but out of all the other stores it just never felt quite like my experience at signature brides and I made my decision without a second thought that I would find my perfect dress there. Having went back four months later Zowie still remembered everything we discussed and went through previously and it felt like I had been there
yesterday. It just so happened that I found another fantastic dress that was not there prior to my last visit and it was perfect with a capital "P"  Once again Zowie Jackie and Zowies sister sorry I forgot your name) were amazing in every way.  My expectation of good service has been for filled and I am extremely pleased with my dress and was so pleased to have shared my dress at signature brides.

Once again Thank you so much for all your help advice and for making my experience with you perfect.

I look forward to seeing you in July for my fitting.
Best Wishes
Alix xxx

Hi Zowie and Jacky,

I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me find my dress on Tuesday.  I had lots of fun and was so pleased with the outcome!

'After meeting Zoe and Jacky at a wedding fayre I knew that when i was ready to start looking for my dress I wanted them to help me.  Having just had a baby i wasn't feeling my most confident and was dreading squeezing into dresses but Zowie made me feel so comfortable.  Zowie and Jacky were honest about what suited me and what didnt, and they accessorized the dresses to help me see what they would like on the day.  I felt like I was in my front room with my friends I just wish i could do it again!!!!!!'.

Thanks again an look forward to seeing you in May.

Jo x x x

To Jacky and Zowie,

I came in on Saturday to have my first wedding dress shop and wanted to say how thankful I am for all your help and for finding me the perfect dress!

I met you firstly at Detling wedding show and the help and advice I got that day was great! I knew I was going to see people that generally wanted to make you look amazing and would help you in every way!! As soon as we walked in you made me feel at ease and were all so friendly and helpful!! I had no idea of what would suit me and this was no problem at all in fact you all seemed to get more excited as it meant I could try on all the different styles!! You allowed me to try on loads of different dresses and add the finishing touches!! Im so glad that I met you at Detling show as otherwise I would have probably not made the hr trip and ended up at another shop with loads of brides!!

Thanks you so much for all your help I truly felt like a princess!! I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends and family!!

Look forward to seeing you to collect my shrug in the summer!!



Dear Zowie, Carly & Jacky,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making yesterday such a lovely day. From the moment I entered the shop, you were so friendly, helpful and gave me so much advice. I was unsure of what style I wanted, or what would suit me, but I have now found my dream dress thanks to you! I would never have dreamed of trying the one on I did and I absolutely love it! I cannot wait to come back for my next fitting so I can try it on again. I will most definitely be recommending you to friends that are getting married, you girls certainly know your stuff! It was a truly fantastic experience.
Thanks again.

Dear Zowie and Jacky,

Thank you for helping me find my dream wedding dress. After visiting over 5 different bridal shops and having a bad experience in most of them. In one shop I had been left to dress myself!, Another I was not given shoes, petticoat or pins to look at the dress properly, I was told just to hold it up. I was beginning to think this was the way you brought your wedding dress until I came to your shop.

I had met you both before at a wedding Faye and you had said you would find my dream dress. I came armed to your shop with Mum and Sister Kelly,you made use feel we were the only customers of the day as there was no rush at all. As soon as I walked through the door you said you had a dress in mind but wanted me to have a look so we tried on some dresses I picked. The first few dresses I liked but didn't love.Then we came to the dress you had picked. I tried it on and felt like a princess you had looked at my body shape and knew exactly what would suit me, You had  listened to what I wanted and you managed to get it all together in one dress. When I walked out of the changing room to Mum and Kelly we all knew we had found the one.

After a month or so I had completely forgotten what my dress looked like so I called to see if I could come over again to try it on. Jacky told me you had moved to the new shop so I was even more excited to come over. Wow the shop is beautiful and suits the style of your service and dresses to a T.

I cant wait for my fittings in the new year and will defiantly be bringing my bridesmaids over. Thank you so much for what you have done so far.

Lots of love
Suzanne Hawkins

Hi Jacky and Zowie
I meet these two fabulous ladies at my first wedding fair i went to i was drawn to there space because of there kelsey rose bridesmaids dresses and here i meet zowie and she said to come to there bridal shop so i did.When i first entered the shop Jacky and Zowie asked me if i minded finding the pefect dress for me that day as my wedding was still 2yrs away, i said i didnt mind thinking that we wouldnt find it little did i know that they are fanstastic after 4 or 5 dresses we found it, as soon as i put the dress on i knew that was what everyone was talking about when they said " you will know when you find YOUR perfect dress".

I cannot thank you guys enough for making me feel and look like a princess and my waist look so tiny.
I would recommend every bride 2 be to go here as they are two wonderful ladies they will make you look and feel gorgeous.

Thankyou again and will see u soon probably at another wedding fair and then for dress fittings :)
Lots of love Gemma Samson

Hi Zowie and Jackie

I just want to say a huge thank you for making my day so special. All the dresses were so lovely but we knew once i tried on the 3rd dress that was the one. I highly recommend to all brides to be to visit these lovely ladies, as they make you feel so relaxed and they are honest with you and you feel like a star in all their dresses. Zowies sister is also just as lovely and shared my excitement over my dream dress i found. Signature Brides was the first dress shop I went to, and after trying on 3 dresses i found the dream dress. me and my bridesmaid cant wait to come back in November to find the bridesmaids dresses.

Again thank you so much for my memorable day and making it so easy and making me feel so special.

love Felicity xx

Dear Zowie and Jacky

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help on Saturday.  Having had an appointment at another bridal shop in the morning where the service was quite poor, I was feeling quite disheartened about whole process of finding my wedding dress which I’d been looking forward to so much.  But my appointment with you in the afternoon certainly made up for the bad morning!  You were both so friendly and helpful and made me and my friend feel so welcome.

The shop itself is beautifully decorated and I couldn’t believe that you had only moved into your new premises the evening before – you would never have guessed from looking around or from your calm and organised approach!  The selection of dresses are lovely and cover a range of budgets.

I was so glad to find my perfect dress from you and can’t wait for the fitting a few month’s time when I can try my dress on again.

Thanks again

Dearest Zowie and Jacky

Just a quick note to say a huge THANK YOU for all your hard work making me look like the Princess I felt like on Saturday.  We had the most amazing day, you did warn me but WOW it went quickly!  The dress, veil and shoes were amazing - not a dry eye in the House and I was told on several occasions that I 'scrub up well'!  Rich, the photographer has started putting photos on his website so have a look.  Go to the following website, you have to register for access and then login with the following details and then use the password: moore.  Rich was amazing, can't recommend him enough so if you have any Brides needing a photographer he is your man.  Just like you guys, he knows how to make people feel very relaxed and get you from the right angles, if you know what I mean!!

If possible I would love to come and thank you in person, and I will be writing you a little blurb to put on the website, promise.

Hope the shop move goes / went well.

Lots of love
Emma xx

Hi Jacky,

As promised, I am writing this email to say thank you!

From calling to the make the appointment, I felt excited about coming in to see you. Even over the phone, you were excited about the dresses, which in turn made me excited. Having visited several other bridal shops, I was feeling more than a little despondent, as either the staff were stuffy or the choice of dresses was limited; I am a plus size bride. Walking into a shop that has so many dresses and being invited to pick out the ones I wanted to try and being able to try them on was fantastic. But it wasn’t just that; you allowed me to see the whole package: each dress with a veil, and a tiara and everything matched. You knew which style would suit me, but let me try others on so I could see for myself and make my own mind up. I wish you had been the first shop I went to; I would have been saved heartache. You were fantastic and I felt like a true bride, and I felt special! I am so happy that I am going to be a “Signature Bride” and that I truly did experience the wow experience (so much so, I burst into tears!), and I can’t wait to see you again in March (and my dress) and give you another big hug!

See you soon,


Hi Zowie/Jacky

I would just like to say a big big thank you for Saturday it was one of the best experiences of my life, I was so nervous about coming to try dresses on, thinking I wouldn’t find anything to fit me and walked out with the most amazing dress. The whole time I was there it was such a relaxed atmosphere that I can’t wait to come back with my beautiful dress and get all the accessories. Zowie you are brilliant at what you do and I hope I have a chance to tell future brides to come to you, as you will make there day so special. Thank you again for everything and see you soon.
Katie xxx

Hi Zowie and Jackie

I just wanted to send this brief note to say THANK YOU so much, I had not even looked at a wedding dress until today and with your help I have found the dress of my dreams, and more, and after putting the second dress on I knew it was the one. I left so excited, I just cant believe I have to wait a whole year for the wedding before I can wear my beautiful dress.

Thanks again for giving myself and my mum such a perfect afternoon,
Jo Hunt xx

Hi Zowie,

I would just like to say a big thank you for helping me find the perfect dress!

I thought you were really wonderful, getting to know a bit about me first, seeing the styles I like and then suggesting others! I felt so special having all the attention on me, which is so unlike the other wedding dress shops that I attended!

When I tried on the first dress I thought oh my god this is it, didn't think we would top it with the one I did buy!  To be fair, I don't think I liked 2 dresses from the same shop, but with yours there were so many!

I even had to go online and track down pictures of the dress so I could show my friends who can't attend the wedding, they loved it!

Sad as it is, I have to look at the pictures everyday, I'm so excited!

Once again, thank you for all the time and effort you put in on Saturday.  I have and will continue recommending you to everyone I know.


Hi Zowie/Jacky

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your time on Saturday and helping me find the most wonderful dress. I did not expect to find a dress striaght away.

I met you for the first time at the Hop Farm in January and we booked a appointment for July. Your words to me were "I want to find a dress for you that has the wow factor and not just one that is ok". You certainley did this on Saturday.

I had the most fantastic day and it will be a day that I will always remember.

You allowed me the time to pick as many dresses as I wanted and provided me your thoughts.

You both made me feel so welcome and comfortable and I can not wait to come back to your shop next year to collect my dress and bring my bridesmaids.

So all is left to say is a massive thanks again for all that you have done for me so far and look forward to seeing you again next year.

P.S - I will be recommending you to anyone in the future that I know who is getting married.

Christine Smallcalder xx