At Nora Eve Bridal, we promise you will enjoy a luxury experience. We’re re-writing the rules – traditional bridal style.
From the moment, you step through our door you will have our undivided time & attention. During your time with us, we will get to know you, your style, and your dream gown preferences, allowing our lovely bridal stylists, to carefully hand select gowns to create an exquisite wedding look that is a true reflection of your personality and style.
Book your appointment today to enjoy dressing up and being styled to perfection in your private changing area with your friends and family, and pink fizz of course!
Hi I’m Emma, the owner of Nora Eve Bridal, my world, my very happy place. I’m a local girl, who loves all things pretty, and a single mum to my superbly beautiful (and a little diva’ish) daughter Ella-Mae. I’ve always been a dreamer, I always will be. My whole life, I dreamt about marriage and my wedding day. I won’t bore you with the details and the not so nice boyfriends I had, but I will tell you that marriage wasn’t looking promising for me.
Never giving up, as that’s something I don’t do, I studied wedding planning and instead helped couples plan their big day, helping turn their dreams into reality. But then, like most of us girls, I became a little too obsessed with Pinterest, I discovered my true love right there, my passion, the world of wedding dresses.
Always being a dreamer, I wanted to create a boutique where brides could have a personal and magical experience, the kind you see in the movies, surrounded by beautiful wedding dresses. Being a doo’er not a thinker, 3 months and a lot of hard work later, Nora Eve Bridal boutique, a sanctuary of style and elegance opened, Friday 13th July 2012. (Lucky for some not for others!)
Our name Nora Eve came from two beautiful ladies, forever in our hearts, my Nan and Hollie’s Nan. Hollie helped me follow my dreams, she believed in me and was by my side every step of the way through the laughter and the tears, being my business partner for the first 6 years is something I will always be eternally grateful for, we wish Hollie the best of luck in her future ventures.
So there you go that’s me, and my dreamy, obsessive, bridal world. Both myself and my absolutely amazing team (that you can see below) encourage every bride to be themselves, feel beautiful, feel loved and enjoy every second of their Nora Eve experience, what we like to do is make dreams come true.
‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them’ – Walt Disney
Emma Swain - Owner
Favourite things in life: Family & Friends, My Daughter, Chinese food, Candle lit baths, Fresh Bedding, Coco Chanel, Vivienne Westwood & A strong cup of tea.
Dream Wedding Location: A private chateau in France, overlooking the mountains with all of my family and friends, and hubby to be of course! (When I find him!)
Favourite Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero-channeling ethereal grace but designed for modern romance. Maggie has just about every style covered perfectly.
Favourite Celebrity wedding: Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan – love that Michelle had her veil made in honour of her Nan, keeping it traditional #brideenvy
Belinda Miles - Manager
Favourite things in life: My Hubby & 3 amazing children, My family & Friends, Chocolate, Holidays & Vivienne Westwood shoes & bags I just can’t live without them!
Dream Wedding Location: A beach wedding in one of the Caribbean Islands surrounded by everyone close to my heart.
Favourite Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero, I just love the detail, her beaded dresses are so amazing just enough sparkle and so elegant
Favourite Celebrity wedding: Has to be the royal wedding of William and Catherine captured the hearts of the nation, very traditional & romantic
Jenna Stevens - Wedding Dress Stylist
Favourite things in life: Mexican food, travel, Spanish/Latin Culture, Family, Music, Summer & cosy nights in with candles and a good film.
Dream Wedding Location: A mountain side villa in Spain with breathtaking views, lots of flowers and Sangria involved!
Favourite Wedding Dress Designer: Adrianna Pappell Platinum. A stunningly detailed train is something I’ve always dreamt of having on my own dress and Adrianna Pappell have just that. All of her dresses are jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Favourite Celebrity wedding: ‘Fictional’ Carrie & Big – Sex & the City. After much drama first time around, Carrie & Big’s wedding when they finally realised they were made for each other. Carrie wearing a simple dress, marrying the love of her life after overcoming so many obstacles together.
Grace Blant - Wedding Dress Stylist
Favourite things in life: shopping, dogs, spending time with my family, summer, cups of tea on a cold day, pizza, reading books and going on spontaneous trips during half term.
Dream Wedding Location: the church where my parents were married and where I was christened. I already have a lot of memories from this church in Hathsage and I’ve always wanted a traditional wedding; it would only be fitting to add to these special memories!
Favourite Wedding Dress Designer: Mori Lee because each dress is unique in its own way, with absolutely stunning detail and intricate designs which are simply breathtaking.
Favourite Celebrity wedding: Princess Diana’s and Prince Charles’ wedding. Although I was not born when they were married, my mum always tells me how incredible her dress was and how the whole event captured the nation. Due to the importance of the wedding to my mother it has automatically become a favourite of mine.
Jessica Sharma - Wedding Dress Stylist
Favourite things in life: all things arty, cats, family, pizza, cosy jumpers, autumn walks and of course, my fiancé Richard.
Dream Wedding Location: a beach in the Bahamas (so I could visit the pig beach).
Favourite Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias- every dress is a timeless work of art, and the exquisite attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship is a common thread that is found in every single Pronovias dress.
Favourite Celebrity wedding: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello- their wedding was extravagant and lavish, like something out of a dream- every detail of their wedding was beautiful and was a reflection of them as a couple.