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Testimonials

So many fabulous brides have found their dream wedding dress, accessories, tailored fit and so much more at Joana Bridal Boutique.

We are proud to have been a part of your special day!

Thank you all for your wonderful feedback!

I loved every minute of my experience with Joana and the team at the Bridal Boutique. From the first appointment, where my requirements and vision was listened too, then the last fitting when I was made to feel absolutely amazing. The boutique is beautiful with loads of space for your friends and family to be part of the experience. The team are on hand to give advice, help with accessories and everything throughout every appointment was smooth, on time and fun.
The alterations that Joana did were fantastic ensuring my dress fitted perfectly. I could recommend Joana Bridal more - thank you for everything ladies xx

April 2024

As soon as I stepped in Joana’s bridal boutique, Di treated me so kindly. She made this experience so special and calm. No rush trying dresses on, she really wanted me to find the right one for me, and not just sell me any dress. I felt very comfortable trying dresses on, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Joana Bridal’s do offer a top quality service and they are very professional. Di was very attentive to my needs in a dress and helped find the right style of dress for me. I’m looking forward to my fittings appointment and can’t thank them enough for the wonderful experience it was to find my dream dress ❤️

April 2024

Joana is the most wonderful calming presence going through this process. I found searching for/choosing a dress incredibly daunting and surprisingly difficult but she was perfect throughout. Thank you

April 2024

Had the most amazing experience choosing my wedding dress with my aunty and future sister in law! The staff were fantastic, so knowledgeable and helpful. Advising us to choose 6-8 dresses in a range of styles to which I narrowed down the type I liked and then finding “the one” so excited to try it on again for the fittings and on my wedding day next year! Highly recommend!

April 2024

Joana and her team were all so personable and always greeting me and my bridal party with a smile and a glass of fizz

I never once felt uncomfortable when trying dresses on and during my fittings - the girls really know how to make one person feel so good about themselves! I would always recommend Joana and her team 🥰

April 2024

I chose Joana bridal after an incredible experience with two of my friends. I had the most magical experience choosing my wedding dress with Joana. From start to finish she was super helpful & honest and it was everything I had always hoped for. Thank you so much for the most incredible experience and I can’t wait to wear my dress in 2025!

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April 2024

Having visited a few bridal shops prior to Joanna's I really recommend this bridal shop. As soon as I walked in we were made to feel welcome and they were very down to earth and friendly. There was no pressure to try certain dresses or make any quick decisions. They stock a wide range of dresses and it was actually a dress suggested by the lady that took our appointment that I ended up buying in the end. The alterations were fantastic and the dress fit perfectly. They also gave great advice on how best to transport/ care for the dress. The whole process from finding a dress to picking up the day before my wedding was stress free and so easy! Thank you so much I will always treasure my wedding dress and the memories of a fantastic day.

April 2024

After visiting a few other shops prior to finding Joana’s, I had honestly lost hope of finding a dress and I was one of those rare brides who wasn’t enjoying the dress shopping process at all. However, as soon as I walked in Joana’s and was greeted by Diane, I knew I was going to find my dress. I really enjoyed the experience as there was no pressure and a really relaxed atmosphere, all of the staff I encountered were lovely. I got to look through the dresses first and pick some favourites and Diane listened to my likes and dislikes as I tried them on, and she then suggested my final pick. I also had my alterations done at Joana’s and they were perfect! Thank you. I would highly recommend Joana’s beautiful shop.

April 2024

Very helpful, lovely and informative. Got my wedding dress and loved the overall experience.

April 2024

I bought my wedding dress from Joana Bridal Boutique and she did all my alterations. Plus alterations on Bridesmaids dresses purchased elsewhere. She was friendly, warm and enthusiastic and you could tell she loves what she does. I have since been back for bridesmaid dress alterations for a friend's wedding and nothing had changed, still that warm greeting and big smile! Would recommend Joana highly.

April 2024

By far and away the best bridal experience, and I found my dress here! The whole team are incredibly friendly and made me feel relaxed straight away. We were offered refreshments on arrival - did not expect that - and set about choosing dresses.
Near the end of my fitting Joana asked if she could see me in two other dresses. I wouldn’t have chosen them myself and yet after trying one on I knew immediately I had found my dress, much to my surprise!
I’m now in the process of having it fitted by Joana’s team and it’s great to have the whole process done by one shop from start to finish.
Thank you so much for finding me the dress I didn’t even know I was looking for!

April 2024

To all the staff at Joana boutique - Thank you SO MUCH! From walking into your shop over a year ago and instantly feeling welcomed and comfortable, all the staff who work here are so lovely and professional, with lots of knowledge! I had the best time picking my dress and also having a laugh with all the staff when going in for my alterations, what a fab experience!!

April 2024

Don’t think twice - I have had a lovely experience getting my wedding dress here from start to finish. I was helped with everything - selecting dresses to try on, getting into them, narrowing down what I liked, making the final choice, fitting, alterations and choosing the head piece and veil. All of this was in three well organised appointments with the one to one attention of people who really know their stuff and in a gorgeous, comfy setting too. I went in thinking I knew what kind of dress I wanted and came out with something completely different in which I felt confident and elegant. That was because Di listened really carefully to the comments I was making and observed my reactions… she was able to pull out pieces she knew I would like until we got to the one. My mum and I were the only ones in the shop. It was the same for my fitting - everything is so well organised. Again Joana really took care to get a sense of what was needed to make sure the finishing details and alterations were just right. I highly recommend everything about going to Joana’s bridal boutique. My suggestion is to go with one special person who is going to tell you the truth and also know when to take a step back and let you consider what feels right for you. It’s better not to overwhelm yourself with lots of people. Let the professionals do what they do best and allow yourself to benefit from their amazing expertise and ability to listen to and tune into what you are thinking and feeling to get it just right. Thank you Di and Joanna for everything.

April 2024

Joanna’s bridal have been perfect. It was the one and only dress shop I visited- I found my dream dress on the first visit! The ladies couldn’t have been more helpful and kind. I have had two visits now and will be picking my dress up very soon after some final alterations! Joana does all the alterations herself and is extremely talented in what she does. I cannot fault this beautiful boutique!

April 2024

I had a fantastic experience at Joanna’s boutique when I was choosing my wedding dress. My partner and I got engaged earlier this year and we had to bring our wedding forward to June due to family circumstances so I was worried that I may struggle to find my dream dress. I went to the store with my maid of honour and we were impressed with the selection and quality of the dress. Luckily I’m very tall and I knew exactly what sort of dress I’m looking for and after trying a few similar dresses I found the one! During our time in the store, we felt very comfortable and staff were super friendly. I wasn’t pushed to make any rushed decision so it was all just meant to be. I can’t wait for my first fitting and then wearing my dress on the wedding day as it’s just so stunning. Thank you and if you live in Harrogate area, I can definitely recommend you to make an appointment xx

April 2024

Joana is absolutely amazing! Her boutique is absolutely gorgeous. Visited here with my cousin to get her bridal gown and had her fittings here too. She is so kind and considerate! Made us feel so welcome and the environment was second to none. I would 100% Recommend Joana to any brides to be or anyone needing alterations!!!

March 2024

The service received at Joana Bridal was amazing

We took Joana a challenge of transforming an Indian Sari into the vision my daughter wanted for her wedding dress and it was better than we could have expected.

Each visit was really relaxed and nothing was too much trouble.

She also took some embellishments from this dress and added to my granddaughters bridesmaids dress.

March 2024

We had a lovely dress shopping experience when visiting Joana bridal boutique. I am not a very girly person and don’t wear dresses often and so was really worried about not being able to choose or like any dresses. It was a really enjoyable day and they made me feel Comfortable and at ease which made a worrying situation much more relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you very much for making this day special for me

March 2024

Went to Joana for my wedding dress fitting and she did an amazing job first time! Definitely recommend her again and again!

March 2024

5 Stars

March 2024

Lovely lady excellent seamstress. Wouldn't take my alterations anywhere else. Her shop is beautiful and immaculately clean. Can't rate this business enough.

February 2024

Amazing ladies, amazing service. Can't thank you enough

December 2023

Just wanted say thank you so much for my incredible dress, I got so many compliments saying I looked stunning!

November 2023

Thank you I LOVED my dress. You’re welcome to use those if you want xx

November 2023

Just want to send you a few pictures of my beautiful dress 😍😍 It was a gorgeous day and I just absolutely loved my dress ! Thank you so much 🧡🧡🧡. Just wanted say thank you so much for my incredible dress, I got so many compliments saying I looked stunning!

November 2023

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help choosing and fitting my dress. I felt a million dollars on the day, my dress was incredible... I just want to do it all again!

November 2023

I felt like an absolute princess!! Thank you so so much! 🤍🤍!

November 2023

Thank you so much for making my dress perfect for the perfect wedding day ❤️

October 2023

Amazing ladies, amazing service. Can't thank you enough.

October 2023

Most beautiful dress ever, thank you so much for making me a princess 👸🏼

September 2023

Had my wedding dress alterations here. Very pleased even shortened my veil for me. Couldn't fault the service, done in good time for my wedding.

August 2023

Hi! Just a message to say thank you so much for my dress! I felt so wonderful in it and had so much fun wearing it 💖 the whole process of finding it and fitting it was so lovely and chilled out as well, thank you!! ✨

August 2023

From the minute I went in to the shop for the first time, right through to picking my dress up, I received the friendliest customer service (I went to 6 shops in total and picked the very first dress I tried on! - I’m just very indecisive!!). Joana Bridal was my favourite shop out of them all for a number of reasons and I’m so glad to have chosen my dress from this store. Joana did the most amazing job with my alterations and the dress was just simply perfect in the end! I am in love with it and so was everyone else at the wedding! It fit me like a glove. I can’t recommend this shop enough! Thank you so much ladies for such a lovely bridal shopping experience :) 10/10 and more xx

July 2023

Bought my wedding dress for joana bridal and can't reccomend enough! The initial choosing was made really fun, I was really nervous but they made it really enjoyable
Each fitting was great and I was listened to and parts of the dress were changed if needed
My dress on my wedding dress was perfect thank you!

June 2023

Enjoyed an special few hours here with my amazing daughter, and we found THE ONE! We knew the way her face lit up!
Wonderful experience! Such a selection and realistic prices. Thank you for all your help and attention. see you at the fitting!

June 2023

Beautiful shop Beautiful dresses. Joana is an exceptional seamstress.

May 2023

Had the loveliest experience today at Joana Bridal Boutique. Joana was very patient and knowledgeable, and I found my dream dress - thank you so much!

May 2023

Joana bridal altered my daughters prom dresses. Such a relaxing experience. Lovely people. Superb alterations. Thank you so much.

May 2023

Both Joana and Allyson were so helpful and friendly. They did my dress adjustments and it was a brilliant experience and they did a beautiful job! Cannot wait to wear my dress!!! Would definitely recommend!! Thank you ladies!!

March 2023

Sophie G

What a wonderful experience I had finding my wedding dress today. I honestly don't have enough good words for how comfortable and brilliant my experience was. As someone who is self conscious about my size and shape the prospect of dress shopping was daunting, but lovely Allyson made me feel incredibly comfortable and offered advice and guidance throughout the shopping and fitting experience. A huge thank you to both of the wonderful women at Joana Bridal and for helping me feel beautiful in my dress. I look forward to returning for my dress alternations in the near future 😊

March 2023

Courtney Eddison

What an incredible magical experience I’ve had here from start to finish! 🤩😍 Allyson is such a wonderful lovely lady who made me feel so at ease. I’m so happy to say I said YES to the dress! Allyson was so happy for me too as I’d be hunting down this specific dress and I couldn’t find it anywhere and I can’t believe she had it! It was meant to be 💕 Thank you so much for making the day something I’ll never forget!

March 2023

Natalie Craven

What a lovely human! I hadn’t bought my dress from the boutique but with I had. Joana kindly altered my dress and wow was I made to feel special. She was so professional and complimentary of my choice in dress she made me feel amazing. I loved visiting and Joana was always as excited as me. Alison was fab on the phone making sure I was okay for appointments. The whole experience was amazing and Joana’s tips along the way were invaluable she even helped me with my wedding jewellery. Cant recommend enough and wish I’d been one of your brides from start to finish.

​January 2023

Alison Wolsey

I had never set foot in a wedding dress shop before my first appointment here, but Allyson put me at ease instantly. She was so warm, friendly and helpful, whilst being understanding and respectful of my budget. Her patience and expertise was invaluable and during my third appointment I said yes to my dress! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process so far, with the welcoming atmosphere from the whole team. The expert, in-house alterations service has put any other worries aside and I can’t wait to see my dress again!

27th August 2022

Niamh Shepherd

Such an amazing experience at Joana Bridal felt really welcome from the moment I entered. So many gorgeous dresses to choose from and Alison had a lot of patience! Found my dream dress and couldn’t wish for more. Thank you!

 

26th August 2022

Jordan Marsh

I had the best experience at Joana bridal boutique. Alison was so kind and helpful. I really had no idea what I wanted but Alison pulled out the perfect dress! As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one! I’d been quite anxious about the whole dress finding experience but as soon as I walked in Alison made me and those with me feel totally relaxed and just excited. Alison was also really mindful of my budget and didn’t try to push anything/make me feel I needed the most expensive dress to feel amazing, which I really appreciated. I would really recommend going here to look for a dress!

14th August 2022

Eryn Wilkinson

Me, my mum and my sister booked an appointment at Joana Bridal Boutique to begin my dress search. I had no idea what to expect but we honestly had one of the BEST afternoons - it was SO much fun! Allyson was so very kind, helpful and encouraging and made me feel simultaneously really comfortable and also like some sort of magical fairy princess with the dresses she picked out for me..! The selection of dresses is wonderful and there are options friendly to any budget. I'd assumed I'd have to look at a couple of shops before finding something I loved but Allyson was so good at taking on board our ideas and suggesting ones she thought would suit me that we didn't need to look any further and found genuinely the perfect dress in one appointment. I would give 6 stars if I could - the experience was so lovely all round and one of our new favourite memories. Thank you so much, I'm already looking forward to the first fitting.

 

11th August 2022

Heather Cook

Thank you Joana Bridal for helping me choose my amazing wedding dress! Your team were so friendly, kind and really listened to what I wanted. Out of all the dresses I tried on, I ended up choosing the one that you had picked out for me! Thank you also for the amazing alterations you did!

 

18th June 2022

Sharon Koo

I just wanted to say thank you so much to the entire team for everything. My wedding day was so perfect - genuinely the best day of my life. Thank you in particular to Joana who despite being the shop owner, has been so down-to-earth, lovely, warm and approachable. (Also very competent of course! - the dress looked beautiful and perfectly tailored to my body!) Anxious brides are not the easiest of customers, but she really has a great way with reassuring and making people feel calm comfortable and optimistic. I had countless compliments on soo many guests on how stunning the dress was.

 

14th June 2022

Jade Louise Weatherill

I came to Joanna’s shop on a recommendation as wedding dress shops are a whole foreign concept too me, as I’m the kinda girl who lives in black clothing and the idea of trying on big white dresses scared the life out of me. But saying that, I had the BEST time picking out my dress, all of Joanna’s team was lovely, made me feel so comfortable and at ease, what made me it even more special is that my friends who I had with me also got their wedding dresses from Joanna’s shop. Big shout out to Ryana, she was super helpful and just an incredible lovely human. 100% recommend any bride to be going to Joanna’s bridal as you never know you, you might just find your dress, like I did 🥰

 

12th May 2022

Sara Carr

Had an absolutely amazing experience picking out my wedding dress. Would definitely recommend. Thank you to Allyson for making sure the experience was so lovely.

 

6th April 2022

Alice Mercer

I cannot recommend Joana Bridal enough, this was my first time shopping for a dress and so I was a little nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. All the girls were so welcoming, lovely and unbelievably helpful. Allyson was friendly, professional and made the whole experience personal to me. Allyson encouraged me to try different styles and at no point did I feel rushed. We had such a lovely morning with laughs and bubbles, and most importantly I found my dress! I can’t thank you all enough 🤍

 

27th March 2022

Sophie Hazelden

This was the first shop we went too in search of my dream dress and from the moment we walked in the whole team were so welcoming and the shop is stunning!! Allyson was so knowledgeable and made my mum and I feel so comfortable and at ease, they really made the whole experience so special! So excited to return over the next year to see everyone again for my fittings after finding ‘the one’ here!

 

24th March 2022

Rachel Sanders

Visited here for my best friend's dress, staff were absolutely lovely and we had such a great experience. Beautiful dresses, free appointment, complimentary bubbles and they gave us such a wonderful deal on the dress. Couldn't have gone better, highly recommend.

 

21st February 2022

Sophie Watson-Frith

Thank you so much for been able to fit my dress in at such short notice, you did a fantastic job turning it from a zip to a corset and other things, completely changed my dress and made such a difference, thank you.

 

28th August 2020

Lucy Kidd

I had a bridesmaid dress that needed altering to fit my very big baby bump and Joana couldn’t have done a better job. The dress which was a good five inches off fitting, was altered to fit perfectly on the day! Would not hesitate in recommending Joana! Absolutely five star.

 

28 July 2020

Dani Kelly

I have had most amazing experience at Joana Bridal Boutique. They helped me out when I really needed it, after having an awful experience with the shop I originally purchased my dress from. From the initial email I sent, to having my first and second fitting with them, the ladies were absolutely lovely, welcoming, full of knowledge and made me feel at ease. My dress has been altered beautifully and I love it even more than I did before. I cannot recommend Joana Bridal Boutique enough, it’s been an amazing experience to have my fittings and alterations done there. Thank you so much ❤️.

 

23 July 2020

Gran Gran

Wonderful experience.... beautiful setting relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to try or buy ....it’s all about the bride .... the ladies here are lovely and know their stuff ...... We got THE dress!!!!  ❤️.

 

23 July 2020

Sarah Staiano

Such a lovely experience and Joana altered my dress beautifully adding a belt and taking it on so it fitted perfectly. 

My only regret is that I didn’t visit here first as I’m sure I would have bought my dress from here too! Lovely friendly team, a very talented seamstress and amazing dresses in store. Thank you so much xx.

 

22 July 2020

Louise Annis

Thank you to the lovely Allyson for such a special experience yesterday in choosing my wedding dress. You, Joana and Kirsty were all so amazing and you really looked after me, going above and beyond to make the experience everything I imagined and more. Such a beautiful boutique which I couldn’t recommend more! Thank you ladies 🥂👰🍾.

 

19 July 2020

Sinead O'Brien

Lovely ladies in the shop. And beautiful gowns to choice from I’m over the moon with the dress I have chosen. Thank you very much. 👰🏼🥂 XX.

 

30 June 2020

Zoe Louise Gaunt

Joana altered my dress perfectly and my and daughter and I visited yesterday for my final fitting and received such a lovely warm welcome.  Joana spent the time showing my daughter how to help me in my dress and was so lovely and friendly, cant recommend enough 😍.

 

21 December 2019

Becca Umpleby

Can not thank Joanna enough for a lovely shopping experience today, we came as a large group but nothing was too much trouble and later returned with just two of us for a glass of fizz to make the decision. The range of dresses was great and Joannas expertise as a dressmaker made all the difference. 100% recommend and now really looking forward to my alterations and going back! Thank you so much x.

 

23 November 2019

Lana Akroyd

I would definitely recommend getting any dress alterations done by Joana. She knows knows exactly what she is doing and has so much love and passion for it! Thank you so much Joana for making the experience enjoyable. My dress fitted perfectly. Xx.

 

26 September 2019

Amy Leigh Freeman-Sharpe

Joana you are AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for doing my dress! its perfect xxxx.

 

19 September 2019

Natasha Bennett

Amazing alterations to my wedding dress by Joana! I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend!

 

5 September 2019

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