Churchgate Porter is a new name in the retail sector. Just opened, in the village of Fletching in East Sussex, the store offers a bridal fashion experience far removed from the traditional, with a stylish environment and an array of international designers on display, including Patrick Casey, Sarah Janks, Charlotte Casadejus and Anne Bowen
Churchgate Porter’s shop floor itself introduces a chic, industrial-vogue vibe, set against the backdrop of the English countryside, with exposed brick, wooden beamed ceilings, industrial-style fittings, velvet couches and wooden floorboards as design hallmarks. Style-maven’s driven by individuality will have a VIP experience and access to some of the most hip international designers in making the whole experience of purchasing one of the most important bridal investments a treasured, significant memory.
Churchgate Porter brides will be treated to five-star service. In fact, the name Churchgate Porter quite literally plays on the promise that it will take care of its brides, from the moment they step into the boutique until they say “I do” - the boutique is even located opposite the village church. Brides will be seen by appointment only, allowing plenty of time for one-to-one consultations, styling sessions, bespoke alterations and access to Churchgate Porter’s little white book of wedding suppliers. In short, Churchgate Porter offers a traditional porter-style service, married with a truly modern take on bridal fashion design.
Owner Louise Hill says: “Churchgate Porter was born out of a desire to cater to a bride whose niche interests are currently missing from the British wedding scene. A Churchgate Porter bride has an independent style and flair for fashion. She is not your traditional bride and has a real appreciation for creativity, innovative designers and international cosmopolitan style. All of our chosen designers with their eclectic styles and cultures and backgrounds, from Australia to Ireland to the USA and UK, have been handpicked with our brides in mind, and to bring global bridal fashion to UK wedding aisles.”
As well as Churchgate Porter’s lust list of gorgeous wedding gowns, the boutique stocks accessories from British label, Flo and Percy, and shoes from Freya Rose. “We are thrilled to be working with Churchgate Porter, their concept looks fresh, interesting and exciting. Louise has chosen some of our most classic pieces as well as our most fashion-forward designs. We hope for a long successful and prosperous relationship with them”, comments Kirstie Taylor from Flo & Percy.
Louise adds: “With such a strong selection of designers, we wanted truly striking shoes and accessories for our brides to accent their dresses. We’re so proud to stock two of the UK’s most popular designers to front our shoes and accessories section.”