Riki Dalal Bridal Boutique, London
Written By Lucinda Plunkett, 27/07/2016
Last Friday, The Perfect Wedding Company team were lucky enough to visit the newly opened Riki Dalal bridal boutique in South Molton Street, London. This is the brand’s first flagship store outside of Israel.
Riki Dalal’s story of her journey from Israeli seamstress to global wedding dress designer is so inspiring that I can’t think of any reason not to support her success. Seemingly down to earth, despite having become one of the most sought after designers in the wedding industry, her business remains all about family.
We met up with her son Dady who was in town visiting from Tel Aviv, and he talked to us about how proud he is of his mother and the success of her gowns (as all good sons would be). The attention to detail that Riki still gives to all of her designs – despite growing popularity and demand – is obvious to see and I’m sure this is one of the reasons why she has been able to make a global name for herself in just four years. The main Riki Dalal label is all Haute Couture bridal and they really pride themselves on being able to accommodate any bespoke requests, whether it’s beading on the dress being matched to the veil of choice or perhaps sleeve adjustments to suit individual tastes. They will work with you every step of the way to ensure all brides find the dress of their dreams. Alterations are also included so it is not an extra surprise expense just before your wedding day. Their designs are paving the way for the bolder approach to wedding dresses with intricate detailing, bare backs and daring necklines, and they also have a ready to wear label to accommodate all dress styles.
We were treated to the full experience as if we were true brides-to-be, indulging in Champagne and chocolates then browsing through all the designs in the show room before picking our dresses to try on. The store staff are exceptionally lovely and helpful, and the store itself is a comfortable and clean space, allowing plenty of room for any family or friends to accompany you, with sofas for them to sit on whilst giving their opinions on the gowns. Setting aside two hours for each individual fitting – which is much more than most boutiques – your time at Riki Dalal is made to be the special and personal experience you imagined.
There is nothing better than twirling around in your dress wishing the big day would come around sooner!
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