Spring Sample Sale 1st April 2017

It’s an event not to be missed! The White Room Spring Sample sale is announced and we have a beautiful edit of 2016/17 collections to purchase off the peg, all for under £1000! With samples from all our designers, we have gowns available for all style of brides from the bohemian to the glamourous and the beach and the ballroom. Our samples are in amazing condition and are a true bargain for all the brides looking for a couture gown at an reduced cost!

FULL LIST OF GOWNS AVAILABLE HERE: THE WHITE ROOM SAMPLE SALE 1ST APRIL 2017

To book in to The White Room Spring Sample Sale – contact The White Room on 0114 2722336 or email us boutique@whiteroombridal.co.uk so hear the full list and see the whole selection with prices attached!

The White Room Editorial Look Book for September 2016 to Summer 2017

Are you still in search of the perfect gown for your 2017 wedding or ready to make the start on your 2018 wedding adventure? Then look no further than the award winning ‘The White Room’ in Sheffield. Here is a collection of our styles, our looks and versatility for you and your wedding day from our 2017 buying seasons from Sassi Holford, Cymbeline, Rosa Clara and Halfpenny London. Gowns start from £1,450 (we also have some samples from £500!).
All images were shot in our decadent Grade II listed boutique and the surrounding chapel gardens and Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
All images by the spectacular Shelley Richmond. Florals by Campbells. Styling by Chloe Barrow @ The White Room MUA by Karen Barrow at The Powder Room, Hair by Helena Betts and models are Jasmine Lusher and Gemma Sadler.

To make your appointment call us on 0114 2722336 or email us boutique@whiteroombridal.co.uk

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Iris Dress by Halfpenny London at The White Room Sheffield
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Iris ivory slip by Halfpenny London and Berry Lace Jacket at The White Room Sheffield
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Astrid by Sassi Holford with Agatha Jacket at The White Room Sheffield

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Astrid (plain) by Sassi Holford at The White Room Sheffield
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Separates by Sassi Holford at The White Room Sheffield
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Cymbeline at The White Room Sheffield

 

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Elizabeth by Sassi Holford at The White Room Sheffield

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Ofir by Rosa Clara at The White Room Sheffield
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Ofir by Rosa Clara at The White Room, Sheffield
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Rosa Clara at The White Room, Sheffield
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Hair accessories by Debbie Carlisle at The White Room, Sheffield
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Enebro by Rosa Clara at The White Room, Sheffield
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Flowers by Campbells, Sheffield
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Elizabeth by Sassi Holford at The White Room
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Elizabeth by Sassi Holford at The White Room
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Elizabeth by Sassi Holford and Veil by HM Veils at The White Room, Sheffield

We hope you love our edit and look forward to making you a White Room bride very soon x

 

A beautiful, sparkly Halfpenny Real Wedding from The White Room, Sheffield

Rachel wore ‘Lydia’ by Halfpenny London, an exquisite, sequinned fabric design, over a hand cut silk slip. Sadly, no more, Halfpenny has brought out ‘Chloe’ for 2017 which will be with us soon! Here is Rachel’s White Room and Wedding story…

” The White Room was the first wedding dress boutique I had visited and the first time I had tried on a wedding dress. The Kate Halfpenny ‘Lydia’ was the second dress I had tried on and loved it – I loved how comfortable it was as how it sparkled as I moved with its thousands of tiny sequins. However, I had scheduled another appointment to try on dresses later that day. In order to avoid rushing into a decision I attended the second appointment. I think I had been spoilt by attending the White Room first and stepping into the second dress boutique I knew I was not going to find another dress that compared to how I felt in Lydia. Jess and myself ended up running back to the White Room with only half hour until closing to purchase the dress”

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“We had been engaged for 7 months before our wedding day. I think Ross was a bit shocked when I suggested getting married in July of 2016 as he thought we would have more time to plan and save for the wedding (he should have proposed sooner if he wanted a longer engagement as I wasn’t willing to wait until July 2017!). We married on the 22nd July 2016. We met In September of 2010 while both working for a security company in Cardiff, we became good friends and later running partners. It wasn’t until October of 2011 that we saw each other as more than friends and a little under 5 years later we wed in the city that we first met”.
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“We chose Cardiff City Hall for our wedding ceremony. I had always mentioned that I would like to get married there if Ross ever got around to proposing. So when he proposed outside the City Hall asking ‘this where you would like us to get married, isn’t it?’ forming the basis of his proposal, there was no other place in the running. We got married in the Council Chambers with 75 of our closest family and friends in attendance. The room was circular allowing our guests to surround us while saying our vows creating a very intimate atmosphere”.
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“I also purchased my bridesmaids dresses from the White Room after falling in love with the fantastic Ghost London range they stock. The whole experience of trying on the dress is one of the things leading up to the wedding that I will always look back on with fondness. I always felt like I was listened to during my visits and I was given the right level of privacy during fittings (this may sound trivial but its surprising how some boutiques get this wrong). I received updates on when my dress arrived and when to come in for fittings. Leanne and Karen were also able to advise on items such as wedding underwear”
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“My dad walked me down the aisle. Apparently he shed a tear (which is very rare for my dad) although I missed this as I was fighting back the tears myself as I walked towards Ross that had broken down in tears as soon as the music had started”.
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“Chris from Context Photography was actually recommended to us as he is a friends family member. We liked his natural style and he was so good with us on the day. We had a total change of plan with the photographs and decided against having family photos at the City Hall as it was just too hot on the day, so we managed to round up family member later on in the day at the tipi”
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Florist: Forbesfield, Cardiff
“I love flowers but it wasn’t something that we had prioritised on our wedding budget, however when we met with Beth and saw her work I wasn’t willing to settle for anyone else. Her work is truly amazing and she did not disappoint on the day”!
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“We designed our own wedding stationary on Vista Print which featured a watercolour painting of the tipi that my mum had painted. My parents handmade the wedding favours filling small pots of honey and moulding bees wax candles from the bees they keep on their land. Décor was kept simple with the main focus on the floral displays with rustic touches. We also kept the champagne bottles we had been given by friends and family as engagement presents and made them into candles for the top table”
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“We saw the wedding reception as the less formal part of the day so we decided to have our first dance to the acoustic version of the ‘Friends’ theme tune (played by our folk band). We chose this as when we introduce ourselves together people’s reactions are more often than not ‘oh my god you are Ross and Rachel!’ I’m not sure if the grandparents understood the reasoning behind the song but it was something that made us and a lot of our friends smile”
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“There are so many moments that I could write about that stand out in my mind but my favourite moment of the day was the moment Ross turned around and we saw each other for the first time while I was walking down the aisle. All I saw was him and he was in floods of tears just as I knew he would be.Small things were unnecessarily stressed over in the lead up to the wedding and forgotten about on the day but honestly we can say we wouldn’t change a thing. Don’t stress over the finer details and just enjoy it as it goes so fast! Do it your way and remember the day is about you and your husband”
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Final word:” The White Room is elegant and welcoming providing an enjoyable environment to try on a beautiful range of dresses. I definitely will be recommending the White Room to any future brides that I know mainly in the hope that I can visit the boutique again. I can’t thank Leanne and Karen enough for the brilliant service they provided and truly making the whole experience special”

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A real White Room wedding in Halfpenny London

Jaye wore Iris by Halfpenny London from The White Room, Sheffield. She sings our praises and, as is more then evident here, hosted a wedding which was as beautiful as her and her gown, but also as unique and relaxed as Jaye too. Here is her White Room story and the story of her elegant, minimal and unique wedding day…..
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“I heard about the White Room when helping my sister wedding dress shopping and when I got engaged she actually made the appointment for me to visit. Both of my older sisters had quite bad wedding dress shopping experiences and so I was a little bit dubious about the whole process. That is why it was such a nice surprise visiting The White Room. From the first moment I stepped through the door I knew I would have a good experience. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful. The décor is to die for and I couldn’t have been made to feel more at home and welcome. I found my dress quite early on and knew it was the one but didn’t want to commit to soon. I waited 4 months and returned to the shop, tried on the same dress and was 100% sure it was right for me. I didn’t even find I had to ask any questions as all of the staff gave me all of the answers I needed before even having to ask. I was able to have a giggle with all of the girls in the shop and every time I returned for alterations etc, it was just nice to have a catch up with everyone. I really can’t stress enough how friendly and welcoming everyone was. Not only did the staff remember me but also my mum and sisters. We all felt so welcome and I can’t thank you enough for making the whole process so utterly enjoyable”
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“Even though I had already got an idea about what I wanted the staff encouraged me to try on a few different styles of dress and I was really please that they did. It really made me see what I liked and didn’t like and I actually ended up choosing a dress with cap sleeves and I never thought I would have gone for sleeves. It also helped me to know that I was 100% confident with my decision when I did find my dress as I could see that the fit, feel and look was right for me and my body shape.
I feel that I was really well advised, from the decision to add a belt to bring my waist in to the colour and length of my veil. Even when I was unsure the staff listened and let me try different veil options (a number of times) and didn’t get annoyed or try to rush my decision.
To be honest I couldn’t chose just one thing you did best. I honestly loved the whole experience, from the welcome, to getting to know me and my style, understanding the church and reception venues which were quite different and I wanted a dress that would fit both, to all the advice and knowledge that the staff had which ultimately helped me to make my choice. Even to the top tip about lacquering my shoes so they didn’t catch my dress – all amazing”
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“The communication throughout the whole process was amazing, and I was regularly in touch with the shop via phone and email. I was always kept well informed and the final service was just brilliant. As I work in town I just popped along for fittings in my lunchtime and those appointments would literally be the highlight of my week”
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“The seamstress was a delight and did such a wonderful job on my dress. When it had all been altered it fit me like a glove and the top layer honestly just floated along the ground – I felt like a true princess. The alteration costs were a lot less than I had budgeted for so I was very happy. I would 100% recommend brides to go to The White Room and if I had to sum up my experience I would say:
“Finding my wedding dress was one of the happiest most memorable parts of my entire wedding. It wasn’t just about finding ‘the’ dress, it was about chatting with the girls in the shop, spending time with my mum and sisters, going for a coffee after a fitting and going through and getting excited about wedding plans with them. It was about feeling comfortable in my dress, in my skin and with my decision. I felt like a princess from start to finish and I literally couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
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Now for the wedding! June 25th 2016, Sheffield, UK
“I have always gone to school in Sheffield and went to Ranmoor Church for school carol concerts etc when I was younger so it felt like a special place to me, plus it’s right next door to a good pub so my Fiancé (now husband) was happy. Plus the Vicar married my 2 sisters so it felt right that he should marry me as well”
“We chose the venue as we wanted something that no one had done or seen before. Both my husband and I are quite creative and we wanted to be really involved in the whole process. From designing and creating our own invites to making our own cake topper and sourcing, sanding and painting/writing our own table plan (on a reclaimed wooden door) there was a massive DIY element to our day. The warehouse space really let us be creative and put our own stamp on the day. I must just say our great friend, Catherine Greatorex, who owns Petalis, needs a lot of credit for the overall look of the venue. I decided I didn’t want any decoration other than flowers as I wanted the exposed brick and beams of the warehouse to sit alongside the delicate and beautiful flowers – a kind of industrial meets secret garden infusion haha. Catherine really brought my vision to life and went above and beyond to make the whole theme of the wedding come together”
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The Love Story…
“When I was at University in Sheffield I used to work at Menzels on Ecclesall Road, where my now husband used to be the manager. 5 years and lots of nagging later he finally popped the question on a secluded beach in Florida. A few days prior to this we had actually had a big argument as he said that he didn’t think he ever actually wanted to get married – all part of his ploy to put me of the scent! I remember on the way to Florida my husband’s hand luggage (with the engagement ring in it) got pulled at the airport and, at the time, I couldn’t work out why he was being so strange. He just kept telling me to sit down to put my shoes on, and I was so confused because I was wearing flip-flops!! Honestly he was getting so sweaty and acting so erratically I wouldn’t have been surprised if airport security had taken him away there and then. At the time it was all very odd, but all become clear later on during the holiday 😉 haha”
“We were engaged for 18 months before we got married”.
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The Details…
“We both knew we wanted to be very hands on and actually make a lot of the elements for our day. We both like the vintage reclaimed look and once we decided on the venue I think this really made our minds up as to the design route that we wanted to go down. With all the exposed brick and dark grey beams we wanted everything to look a bit worn/reclaimed and rustic. I think this against all of the beautiful fresh flowers just looked amazing”.
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Colours and styling…
“We didn’t really have a colour scheme we had navy bridesmaid dress and groomsmen suits as the bridesmaids all liked that particular dress. I know I wanted the flowers to be very neutral though, as there were lots of natural colours at the venue, such as the orange brick walls to the grey bar and mish mash of colours on the reclaimed German beer tables”
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Supplier List:
“The reception venue was 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island (Warehouse) Photographer: Devin Ainslie Photography – he is an AMAZING photographer and great friend! Videographer: Adam Nolan (Videographer and friend) Hair: Natalie and Hayley at Kinkks on Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 (really great friends and amazing hair dressers) Make Up: Lauren Eaton (one of my best friends)”
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Florist: Catherine Greatorex: Petalis Not only is she a friend but she is the most creative wonderful person I have ever met, she made our venue!
Cake: Sarah Mintoft, SJ Cake Studio (a White Room favourite!)
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Words of Wisdom:
“I would say that you should enjoy every single nano second because it is honestly over in the blink of an eye. I would also say that you should just enjoy it for what it is and don’t stress over the things you can’t control. On our wedding day it chucked it down, but I wouldn’t have changed it. Beforehand the thought of it raining seemed like a nightmare, but if anything it made it for us. We got some hysterical photos and amazing memories”.
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Huge love to Jaye and her new hubby on their marriage and a huge thank you to Jaye for her kind words about The White Room. You were a pleasure to dress and style!
Jaye wore Iris by Halfpenny London and a silk tulle veil from The White Room via HM veils. Gowns from £1400 ❤️
To be a White Room bride – call to book in and look as good as Jaye on 0114 2722336
http://www.whiteroombridal.co.uk