Dream dresses

Wanneroo Times - - Business -

BUY­ING a wed­ding dress was not an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence for Jac­qui Dunn, which is why she wants to de­liver the best ser­vice to brides-to-be at her Joon­dalup store.

The Tap­ping res­i­dent opened English Rose Bri­dal late last year, of­fer­ing af­ford­able bri­dal dresses and ac­ces­sories.

Mrs Dunn said she used to be a plus size and buy­ing her wed­ding dress was not the joy­ous oc­ca­sion it should have been.

“I bought the first dress that fit me be­cause there was no choice,” she said.

“I don’t want any­one else to ex­pe­ri­ence that.

“I want ev­ery bride to be able to walk in and try at least one dress on.”

She said it was like an out­let store, with about 250 off the rack bri­dal dresses avail­able, though from Jan­uary she would carry an in-sea­son line for sizes four to 30 that could be re-or­dered.

“I saw that there was a mar­ket for a bri­dal store cater­ing for peo­ple who are po­ten­tially shop­ping on a tighter bud­get,” she said.

It has been a labour of love, with Mrs Dunn de­sign­ing the store lay­out and her car­pen­ter hus­band build­ing the in­te­rior, and though it was a “mas­sive chal­lenge”, she was very proud of the re­sult.

English Rose Bri­dal owner Jac­qui Dunn. d461858

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