We interviewed Coventry-based bridal boutique, Dragontail & Rose

Dragontail & Rose We interviewed Siobhan Friel from bridal boutique, Dragontail & Rose.

Q – Tell us about your company.
Dragontail & Rose is a family-owned business run by myself and my mother. It’s an extension of Dragontail Bridal Bouquets that has been a successful venture for eight years. My mum is an award-winning florist, she's retired now and is working with me, and has more than 30 years of experience. I have been in hospitality for more than 25 years and 15 of those as a wedding coordinator.

Q – What designers/products do you stock?
We work with several companies to get a full range of gowns. We work closely with a Yorkshire company on a range for D&R, which will hopefully be launching soon.

Q – What should brides expect when visiting your boutique?
We hope brides will have a relaxed and enjoyable visit, we are a lot less formal than many boutiques as our staff are not sales driven, so there’s no pressure.

Wedding dress Q – How long before the wedding should brides book an appointment?
I would recommend buying your dress around 12 months prior. Although lead times have reduced greatly and we can get some gowns within six weeks.

Q – What's your favourite part of the job?
The best part of my job is seeing the smiles and satisfaction from happy couples. There's nothing quite like a hug from a happy bride and groom.

Q – Do you have any top tips for brides looking for their wedding dress?
Be open-minded and try things outside of your comfort zone.

Keep your entourage small, as too many opinions can muddy the waters.

Wear decent underwear and make peace with the consultant seeing you in your undies, and most importantly, enjoy the experience!

To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/dragontailandrosebridalboutique

Share on Facebook

This stunning styled shoot took place at The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club

The team behind this styled shoot wanted to create something big,...


Is a pre-nup on your wedding to-do list?

Whilst this wedding season, most nearlyweds-to-be will be considering invites, dresses, venues and flowers,...


Celebrate your big day at Tamworth Castle

Set within acres of beautiful grounds on top of a motte is the grand Tamworth Castle. With almost 1,000...


10 simple tips for a stress-free wedding

From trying to keep yourself and your spouse-to-be happy, to accommodating ample requests from friends and...

Plan your big day with Your West Midlands Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, Your West Midlands Wedding is packed with regional features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty trends, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers for your special day, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting wedding competitions and free giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. Your West Midlands Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Regional wedding magazines covering other areas are available here.