“First of all, welcome to Coates Couture and a huge congratulations to you! I know how exciting planning a wedding is and me and my team are always so excited to help you along the way.
Wedding dresses and all things wedding are all I have ever known since being a little girl. My mum (Gaynor) has taught me everything I know, (except anything to do with computers ha!). My mum opened her first bridal shop (Gaynor Andrews Bridal) over a decade ago after successfully running other bridal stores. However, the time came when she naturally wanted to take a step back, as she wasn’t a massive fan of technology and social media. I started to work for my mum back in 2016 and in 2018 I set up Coates Couture.
Coates is our family name, and as the business runs through the generations, I found the name was fitting. Fast forward a year and we have grown in every aspect. We have recently moved to a large premises which me and my Husband refurbished ourselves. We also now have a team that includes 4 of the most amazing women I know.
My aim is for every bride that comes into Coates Couture, to leave feeling confident, uplifted and most of all, happy. I was married in 2019 and I had a dreaded experience when finding my dress. I was in a store where there was no privacy, none of the dresses fitted me, and the consultant saw me in my underwear! I just wanted the ground to swallow me up. I had travelled quite a long way and the only good thing that came out of my experience, was that I felt so proud of who we are at Coates Couture and what we do.
Buying a wedding dress should be the most special purchase you have ever made. It should also be an experience that you will never forget. Have the full experience with us, one you will forever remember.”
Favourite Quote: Go big, or go home!
Favourite Film : Pretty Woman.
Guilty Pleasure : Gregg’s sausage rolls.
Gaynor (Megan’s mum) has over 20 years experience in the bridal industry. She has worked with many bridal designers and is loved by all the team at Coates Couture. Our brides love her, for her down to earth, straight talking approach. She is very much a people’s person and always has a smile on her face! She is very passionate about what she does and I just wish you could see her ‘happy dance’ after she helps a bride find “the one”.
Favourite Quote: Life’s too short. Celebrate!
Favourite Royal Wedding: Princess Diana’s
Guilty Pleasure: Gin with generous side of chilli flavoured nuts. (Chin Chin!)
Karen has been working with us for 7 years and is so loved by many of our brides and grooms. Karen has 5 grandchildren and now works for us part time. Karen will check every tiny detail for our brides and grooms and will ensure everything runs smoothly. Karen is also very particular when it comes to cleaning the shop. She makes the store smell amazing! You will always feel comfortable around Karen, we call her the ‘hugger’, she cant wait to hug brides and their mums when they find ‘the one’.
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate – and bags of it!
Favourite style of wedding dress: Princess Ball gown!
Favourite Film: Ghost.
We first met Becky when she came to us and bought her wedding dress. We loved every minute of having Becky as a bride. Becky chose a Sophia Tolli dress and her bridesmaids chose their dresses from our Romantica range. Her and her husband Tom had the most beautiful day. A few years later Becky applied to be part of the team and the rest, as they say, is history! Becky loves all things wedding and she is known to shed quite a few tears when brides are having ‘their moment’.
Favourite thing to do: Escape rooms!
Favourite Sport: Football.
My greatest achievement: My baby girl!
Jane started working with us in 2019 after having years of retail experience. Jane couldn’t wait to start working with us and has fitted in perfectly! She loves helping brides find their dream dress and also loves our staff parties!