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Real Brides at Brighton Vintage Wedding Dresses

The bridal studio is now permanently closed but you can see all my beautiful dresses and accessories in my Etsy shop.

Please click on the link below

a sussesx bridal shop in brighton, UK

We stock a wide range of original vintage and ‘vintage inspired’ wedding dresses.


Our light and airy studio whisks you away into a hidden wonderland, you really can rest assured that you are in the best possible hands in your search for your dream wedding dress.

If you love vintage clothing – then you will love our vintage boutique. If you like whimsical, pretty, dresses made of lace, chiffon and silk then make your appointment now:  By appointment only

“I have been to many bridal shops and yours is by far the best”

Hannah,Norwich,February 2017

Hi Heather 

‘One of my girlfriends reminded me that it was 2 years ago that I visited your lovely shop and found my perfect wedding dress! It bought back such wonderful memories. You were so knowledgeable, and made us feel comfortable and able to make unhurried decisions. I’m glad to see you are still going strong despite covid! We got married in October 2019 in pouring rain but my dress was brilliant for the ceilidh at the reception. I couldn’t help but go through your Etsy shop to re-live the shopping experience. I’ve been recommending you to all of my friends who’ve been engaged since my visit’.

2nd February 2021




Thank you so much again for the dress, I felt so comfortable and light in it all day and just as special as you want to on your wedding day.

Love Dana, April 2016


Beautiful Zarina got married in August 2021 – I was so delighted to recieve these images, by the talented photographer Wildlings Photography. 

Hi  Heather

I just wanted to let you know that I ended up wearing the April dress to our wedding celebration on Saturday – and absolutely loved it and felt so comfortable in it. I was originally undecided whether to wear it just in case our plans changed once again, but I’m so glad it all went ahead and I could wear it . 

Thank you again   –  it was absolutely perfect and I felt just like me in it!

Best wishes Zarina



Lucy August 2020

Hi Heather

I bought my dress from you a while ago for our May wedding. We finally got married in August.

It was such a wonderful day and I loved my dress so much!

Thank for all your help and wonderful customer service.





30th August 2020


Rosie and Kourosh

30th November 2019

Images by the super talented

My lovely bride Nicki married on 12th October 2019. Looking so beautiful in her ‘Hatty’ dress.

Hi Heather

So I actually got to wear my dress this weekend! It was a wonderful day and everyone  commented on how beautiful my dress was. 

My beautiful bride Kat who married on Saturday 7th September 2019

Hi Heather

Thank you for all your help with choosing my wedding dress – your boutique is wonderful and the service was top notch


Hi Heather I have some photos of the dress for you! I got so many compliments and had so many people comment saying it really suited my style, I’m so glad I found it. Rebecca August 2019

Casey and Rob were married at Chichester Guildhall on 18th April 2019

Thank you so so much Heather, so sorry for the late reply…It was a complete whirlwind but so amazing. I got so many compliments on my dress! 

Our beautiful bride Lisa married in March 2019

Images by the super-talented Brighton photographer Jo Thorne

My dress was beautiful and made me feel amazing. We had a wonderful day and it was lots of fun too. Best day ever! Thank you so much for your time and patience and making me feel special.

Wanda April 2019



Choosing my wedding dress at Heather’s bridal shop was a magical and fun experience, with so many beautiful gowns to choose from, I was stuck for choice. I chose a simple but elegant vintage style wedding dress in a champagne colour.

The price was reasonable and didn’t break the bank. Heather has an amazing collection and is incredibly helpful and patient.

 When I left her studio I felt like I had made a new friend and found a stunning wedding dress for my special day.

 If you are looking for ‘that’ special wedding dress, I cannot recommend Heather and her wonderful collection enough.

 Wendy May 2019


We had the best day ever.

The dress was a BIG success.

Becky May 2019

It was the perfect dress for the perfect day!

Tammie  June 2019

Kim  6th May 2018

 Jenny 2018

Madeleine   September 2018

Lizzie was married on 22nd December 2017

I really enjoyed wearing my dress, so many thanks for helping me!

Aaron   5th August 2018

Well I finally had my day on Saturday and after a few alterations my dress was absolutely perfect! Thank you again for making my wedding dress experience a lovely one. I truly felt like a princess. I loved the whole simple experience of coming to your place and choosing my dress, I was dreading searching for my dress. But you made my mum and I so welcome and it was great to try on all the dresses….even though I did go back to the very first one!

Love Charlotte, November 2016

Alice and Louis, July 2018

I loved the dress! 

Fiona, July 2018

Liam and Kat, July 2018

Image by Nisha Haq Photography

Jessica and Will had an intimate wedding at The Hotel Du Vin Winchester and Highfield Church Southampton. Images were taken by the talented photographer Nisha Haq and at the bus stop where they had their first kiss, they stopped traffic!

‘I was so happy with the dress it was apsolutely beautiful and after my initial wobble I’m so glad I went for something very bridal and just embraced the vintage princess dress feel. Thank you so much for all your help back in October.’

April 2016

As promised I’ve attached a couple of photos of the dress at our wonderful wedding in Mallorca. The dress looked great and everyone commented on it.

Nicci, April 2016

Hi Heather, I thought you may like to see a couple of pictures of the dress in action. Looked amazing. Thanks for helping make the day so special.

Love Jo, June 2016

Hi Heather. I just wanted to tell you that your dress was a total success! I got so many compliments on my wedding day. Thank you so much for that!

Alla and Luke, August 2016

Hi Heather, See the attached picture of the lovely dress on the day, I’ve had so many compliments. Thanks very much again.

Rachel, August 2016

Hi Heather, Here are some photos of our wedding on the 20th August. It was a fabulous day with a blessing in a woodland glade followed by a reception in the barn. The dress was beautiful.

It was the best of days. Thank you for all the love and attention you put into the selection and then storage of my dress, and your thoughtful messages near our big day.

Sinead, August 2016

I had been to a few mainstream bridal shops and not enjoyed the experience at all – I’d not really liked anything on offer before finding Brighton Vintage Wedding Dresses. Heather made me and my best woman feel really welcome and relaxed and straight away produced a number of absolutely lovely dresses at very reasonable prices.

I was really pleased with the dress I bought and felt beautiful in it on the day. I’m so glad I stumbled on this place!

Rachel Flagg (now Rachel Tuke), Croydon

Images by Joanna Brown Photography

It was seriously the most magical day and everyone was blown away by the dress!

Amy, August 2016

Here are the words I never thought I’d type: I’m addicted to trying on wedding dresses. It turned out to be so much fun I couldn’t resist coming back to BVWD for two more visits, just in case! I was about to give up hope when I stumbled across Brighton Vintage Wedding Dresses…………..

Please read Shannon’s article ‘A Dress Addiction on her blog


The dress fitted perfectly and I was pleased to be able to give it another outing.
I’ve attached a photo of me and my new wedding day..
My dress and Me………I thought you might like to see the dress in action.

Jules was Humphreys now Lloyd-Dyke

Well I finally had my day on Saturday and after a few alterations my dress was absolutely perfect! Thank you again for making my wedding dress experience a lovely one. I truly felt like a princess. I loved the whole simple experience of coming to your place and choosing my dress, I was dreading searching for my dress. But you made my mum and I so welcome and it was great to try on all the dresses….even though I did go back to the very first one!

Love Charlotte, November 2016

Wendy, July 2017

Kelly, July 2017

I want to tell all you lovely brides – to – be about the amazing Brighton Vintage Wedding Dresses. It’s tucked away in a quiet corner of Hove in a beautiful attic, its like walking into a treasure trove of special wedding dresses. From the moment I made the call the service was outstanding, with lots of info about how to get to the premises and excellent customer service from the very outset. I called and Heather got back to me immediately and she was very flexible in terms of when I could come and visit. Once I arrived the service was amazing, I felt very comfortable immediately and I think the first time I visited I tried on about 10 dresses, no pressure but lots of careful attention in a warm and welcoming envirnment. The selection of dresses was amazing and I was looking for something different, this was really important to me and this was the perfect place to find my special dress. Once decided I had time to think about it some more and have been back numerous times to try my dress on with shoes then hair pieces. Heather is so helpful and accommodating. She also looked after my precious dress until closer to the day so I didn’t have to find a hiding place. Please do go along and see all the wonderful dresses Heather has and I am sure you wont be disappointed it is truly a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to wear my special dress.

Kelly, July 2017

Anne, February 2017

Hi Heather, Here, as promised, all those months ago, is your picture of Dorothy the beautiful dress in action! We had an amazing day and I had so many compliments on the dress. Thank you so much for being the start of our journey to the alter and for making the day with my mum so special. I will never forget it!!

Love Charlotte, November 2016

I came across Heather’s shop after spending a lot of time going to all the ‘normal’ wedding dress shops.I just didn’t feel like they fitted my personality or my wedding. As soon as I met Heather and walked into her room full of dresses I felt so happy and comfortable. She was very patient and had great ideas. I found my dress in the shop, it was amazing and really suited how I am as a person. The prices of all the dresses are really great for someone on a budget or who just doesn’t want to pay out lots of money for a dress. All the dresses are special and Heather names them all, you can tell she really cares about them.

November 2017

Amy and Grace, August 2016

I had an amazing day, my dress was perfect and I felt great in it. I also want to thank you for the amazing service you provided, I found it quite stressful preparing for a wedding with a young baby, but you made finding the dress easy, you were patient, accommodating and helpful.

Stacey, April 2018

Our big day was yesterday! Everything went perfectly!

Carrie, May 2018

We always love to see photos of our beautiful brides!
We would be thrilled to see the photos of your big day so please email them to us so we can add them to our ‘ Real Brides ‘ page.