Yolandi, welcome to the 2018 Midlands Bridal Fair. We are so excited to introduce you and your business to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
We’d love to know more about you and how you got into the industry…
After studying Beauty Therapy, Computer Technology, Opera and following and setting trends in Fashion (in my own creative way), I finally found myself with an opportunity that combined all of my passions…. Fashion, People, Business and a little Drama… i.e. THE WEDDING INDUSTRY! Being part of a future Bride’s journey to walking down the aisle in her dream dress, just ticked all the boxes for me.
What services and expertise does your business offer to clients?
- Bella Bride stocks exquisite Wedding dresses imported from Europe and locally designed, by talented South-African designers.
- Our personalised service in our beautiful studio in Kloof is truly something worth experiencing.
- We believe every Bride deserves her very own Wedding gown. We do not hire our gowns, they are for sale only.
- Our Wedding gowns are well priced and of the best quality.
- Bella Bride continuously strives to stay on top of what is fashionable as well as providing the Bride with classic styles that never go out of fashion.
With us, EVERY BRIDE is BEAUTIFUL!
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about the work you do?
I make sure that every Bride knows that…
- She is Unique.
- She is Valuable.
- She is worth it.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
Bella Bride is known for our exquisite quality, personal, friendly service, as well as our holistic approach to the Bride and her big day.
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
Visitors will be able to meet me in person and see for themselves the beautiful quality dresses we can offer them.
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“Thank you for helping me find my dream dress, you knew exactly what i wanted and it made my day perfect!” – Michelle
“Dear Yolandi, I am so grateful for everything you did to make sure my dress was perfect. You really went out of your way to make sure I was happy even when things started to fall apart a little, you were so constant and I felt assured that it will all be ok… and it was more than ok, it was my fairytale come true.” – Sarah
“Hi Yolandi, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the most incredible experience at your studio. Although I have not yet found ‘The One’, you treated me like a Princess and I absolutely loved being there. Even my Bridesmaids commented on how amazing you are at what you do and that they hope to go and see you one day for their own special day. Every Bride deserves to feel the way you made me feel during our time together and I, for one, will recommend you to EVERY bride i know. Thank you!” – Callie
“Being a ‘Plus Size Bride’, the thought of going shopping for my Wedding dress has been no less than a nightmare! Then my mom talked me into visiting Bella Bride… I was so pleasantly surprised at your friendly smile and your warm welcome. Needless to say, my anxiety and deepest fear of not being able to fit into anything, soon became a distant memory. You took one look at me and knew exactly what would look AMAZING on me, and you were right! I cannot thank you enough.” – T
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
My children inspire me, they dare to still dream big… sometimes as adults we lose that ability. I follow some known Wedding brands but, funny enough, I choose to set my own pace and to follow my own heart. Staying connected to the amazing people I get to work with carries more value than current trends.
Any upcoming wedding trend forecasts?
What advice would you give to Brides- and/or Grooms-to-be?
- Don’t be intimidated by trends and changing fashion.
- Be true to who you are, value your relationship with your future partner more than anything else. In the end, it will be the two of you against the world.
- Enjoy every moment.
- Don’t overthink things.
- Keep it simple.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“He who finds a wife, finds a good thing.” – Proverbs