READ ON TO SEE ALL OUR LATEST NEWS, SALES AND PICTURES AS WELL AS A FULL LIST OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE..
Well, what an exciting time we have had since our opening in July 2008!! We had television exposure, radio interviews,designer days, nominated for awards and lots lots more, not to mention all of our very happy Brides! Having just celebrated our 4th brithday we are looking forward to entering our 5th year with lots of exciting plans for the future soon to be revealed!
Read on for more of the latest happenings at Choola xxxxx Francesca, Ivan and The Team
**Please note we are now closed on Wednesdays**
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FORTHCOMING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS!
THURSDAY 9TH MAY FROM 5PM ACCESSORT EVENT!
We are very excited to be holding a Summer Sparkle Accessory Event on Thursday 9th May from 5pm! As always there will be 10% off all orders and purchases and of course lots of bubbly and cake! If you would like to join us for this very popular event then please pop in! No need for an appointment! Shoes, veils, hair pieces, jewellery, jackets and belts all included! xxx
HURRAH! WE HAVE A BLOG...ABOUT TIME I HEAR YOU CRY!
Yes i know, its only been 4 years but I have finally gone and done it and started a little blog! It has a long way to go before becoming anything fabulous but stick with it girls and this IT phobic just married gal will soon get the hand of it!
CHOOLA IS NOMINATED IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS!
We are thrilled that we have been nominated for Best Bridal Retailer in the Wedding Industry Awards! What makes it so special is that it is our brides who have nominated us! We are beyond thrilled to have recieved so many wonderful votes and would like to thanks everyone for their continued support and commitment! Thank you for our fabulous nomination!
LISA MILLET STAR OF ITV1 DRAMA "CANDY CABS" CHOOSES CHOOLA FOR HER DRESS!
see http://choolabridal.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/celebrity-tastic/ for piccies!
We got married!!
On Saturday 16th of June, Ivan and I finally tied the knot! It was a wild affair with our dogs running down the ailse to bring the rings (I had no clue this would happen!) a shotgun arch firing confetti and a tractor to pull all the guests on and off the field as the rain had caused havoc and meant we all got stuck!!! It was truely the best day of our lives and we would like to say thank you to everyone for your well wishes and the enourmous amount of wedding cards we recieved from brides past and present!
So, as we have had lots of you asking all about the wedding and wanting to see pics, we thought we would share some via our amazing photographer, Andy Hook's blog! http://www.andyhook.com/?page_id=37 Love Mr and Mrs Allsopp-Pick! xx
CHOOLA BRIDAL FEATURES ON BRIDES UP NORTH BLOG!
If you haven't yet visited our boutique and want to see some gorgeous pics and get to know us a little better, then why not take a look at this interview! We talk about our passion for the boutique, the designers and what a bride can expect from a visit to us! The amazing photos are taken by Jess Petrie! http://bridesupnorth.com/2012/02/22/as-audrey-would-say-i-believe-happy-girls-are-the-prettiest-girls-supplier-showcase-choola-sheffield/
CHOOLA BRIDE ON THE BLOG!
We are very lucky that we have such amazing brides and very often they are chosen to feature on photographer blogs. Here we see our stunning bride Louise featured on Jodi Hinds blog in her gorgeous Choola gown made in exquisite silk and french lace - just gorgeous!
Take a look at http://www.jodihinds.com/blog/?p=2850
DESIGNER DRESSES NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY OFF THE PEG!
We are very excited to now be offering beautiful designer dresses available to buy off the peg! Our upper floor has been transformed and we have now have a beautiful selection of pre-loved and ex-catwalk dresses avialable to buy at greatly reduced prices! These gowns have at least
50 - 75% off the RRP and are perfect for girls who may have to be a little more budget concious (or who just love a bargain!) or for those brides who have limited time until their wedding day and do not have the time to order a dress! Prices on this floor are roughly between £400 and £1000 and include designs by David Fielden, Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Kate Sherford, Justin Alexander Couture, Johanna Hehir, Charlotte Balbier, Lyn Ashworth and Amanda Wyatt.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDE JEN!!
Our beautiful and lovely bride Jen has sent us this link to her wedding which recently took place at Hassop Hall! Take a look at how stunning she looks! Good luck and best wishes to the new Mrs Robinson! http://www.davenunnstudios.co.uk/blog/
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ORDERING YOUR DRESS!
With more and more brides leaving their ordering until closer to the wedding, the lead times on dresses are becoming increasingly longer. We strongly urge brides to order their dresses no later than at least 6 months before your wedding. Whilst we will always do our best to accomodate, sometimes it is just not possible to order a gown for you if you are only a few months from your wedding day. Nobody wants to have to tell a bride that she cannot have her perfect dress as there isn't the time to get the dress made, so if you have found your dream dress then please place your order as soon as you can to avoid dissapointment! If you really are limited on time then why not visit our upper floor where you can purchase a dress straight away without the need for lengthy lead times! Thank you ladies! x
SHOES GLORIOUS SHOES!!
Our store room is overflowing with beautiful shoes so to make some room we will be selling off some of these lovelies and greatly reduced prices! We only have one pair of each style so its first come first served!
ANOUSHKA G COUTURE HAS ARRIVED IN SHEFFIELD!
We are very excited to tell you that as of now, the beautiful and much sought after designs of talented husband and wife duo AKA Anoushka G will be stocked in our boutique! We were blown away with the beauty of these stunning bridal gowns and perfect for the girl who still wants a classic bridal element yet with contemporary cuts and detailing! See www.anoushkag.com for a sneak preview xx
THE HOTTEST LABEL TO HIT THE UK IS NOW HERE AT CHOOLA!
We are very excited to be introducing Canada and America's hottest label, Private Label by G and Ella Rosa to Sheffield! These dresses are at amazing price points and absolutely gorgeous! There is a style to suit all brides from vintage lace to simple satin along with beautiful bridal belts and jackets! Prices between £850 and £1500
To take a sneek peak visit www.privatelabelbyg.com to view the collections!
ITS OFFICIAL! JONATHAN JAMES COUTURE IS NOW EXCLUSIVE TO CHOOLA!
We are very excited to tell you that the amazing gowns by renowned designer Jonothan James Couture are now available to order at Choola! These stunning gowns are exquisite with that "something different" that every bride craves! You also have the opportunity to bespoke the gowns so that the dress is as individual as you! Priced between £1300 and £2000 the range contains sumptuous fabrics and stunning hand beading!
see www.jonathanjamescouture.com for more details xxxx
BREAKING NEWS! CHOOLA IS NOW OFFERING A BRIDAL PAYMENT PLAN!!!!
We are very excited to announce that we are now able to offer monthly payments plans to our brides. We all know how difficult it can be juggling the pennies to pay for the best day of your lives, so here at Choola we have worked hard to be able to give brides an easy and affordable way to be able to pay for your dream dress. This means that you pay a much smaller deposit than normally required and you can then split the remaining cost over anything from 4 - 12 months! Your dress is then paid for before your wedding and even better is that all this is interest free! There is a minimum spend but the scheme is very flexible and enables you to keep your money in the bank longer or even put it towards a fabulous honeymoon!
This is a great option in making your dream dress much more affordable and is exclusive to us! Please call us for more information about how we can help!
*terms and conditions apply
With lots of weddings taking place we thought we would share this stunning picture of our bride Jane Allot now Mrs Price wearing the gorgeous Jacqueline Dress by Lyn Ashworth!
Jane married at the Seaside! Congratulations Jane! Here are the very kind words Jane had to say about us:
"....thank you again for the amazing dress shopping experience you gave me, everyone was so lovely and im really glad I came to you!"
We wish Mrs Jane Price lots of love and luck for a very happy future! xx
Here is another stunning picture of our lovely bride Eleanor Proctor-Smith who married a couple of weeks ago in beautiful sunshine! Eleanor looked fabulous in an antique gold Dress called Matilda! Here are the very lovely words Eleanor said about us:
"Everything went fabulously on the day and I felt like a princess in my dress!It all came together just as I had imagined in the end.Thank you so much for all your help and reassurance!"
TWEET WITH US ON TWITTER!
We have finally gotten on twitter so please follow us for lots of bridal tweets!!
CHOOLA MAKES TOP 50!!!!
We were thrilled to open the latest edition of Perfect Wedding magazine to find us listed in the Top 50 Hottest Boutiques in the UK!!! We had no idea about this so it was a huge shock and suprise for us!! We are very proud to have been listed alongside some of the most prestigious stores in the Uk including Browns Brides, The Suzanne Neville boutique and Jenny Packham! Huge thanks to our wonderful team that work alongside us that help to make your wedding dress experience perfect! xx
CHOOLA MINI BOUTIQUE!
We often attend wedding events with our "Pop up Boutique" so we though we would share a couple of pics so you can see what we look like when not in our Ecclesall Rd boutique! ! We also took part in the fashion show and had a great time!! Here are a few pictures of our Choola Mini Boutiqe!
JOIN OUR FANPAGE ON FACEBOOK!!
Why not join our Choola Fan Page on facebook and keep up to date with all the latest goings on! Brides past and present can post thier piccies onto the page and keep in touch with us! There is always something happening at Choola so its a great way to get involved in all the goings on!!
CHOOLA HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BE FILMED WITH AMANDA WYATT FOR WEDDING TV!!!!
We were very excited to have been chosen to appear on Wedding TV with Amanda Wyatt and on Tuesday the 18th May, the crew from wedding TV along with Amanda Wyatt, Charlotte Balbier and Amanda's dad Mr Wyatt came along and and did all the filming in our lovely boutique! We had two stunning models along with the gorgeous model Nina, who has worked with Amanda for many years including appearring in every episode of Gok Wan's How to Look Good Naked, modelling the gorgeous dresses, bridemaid dresses and accessories! We had lots of fun and the shoot went really well! We expect the programme to be aired in August and will keep you updated! xx
Nina (How to Look Good Naked), Francesca (Choola) and Amanda Wyatt
CHOOLA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CROWN HOTEL BAWTRY, THE RUTLAND HOTEL SHEFFIELD AND GALAXY FM!
Since opening 4 years ago we have been involved in several special events including providing a wedding dress for competition winners lucky enough to win a beautiful reception at The Crown Hotel Bawtry and this year we have been asked by Galaxy FM to be their preferred supplier to work with themselves and The Crown Hotel again! We are very proud to be working with such a fantastic radio station and great hotel! Here is a picture of the beautiful Gemma who won the wedding, wearing one of our dresses pictured with Hirsty, Danny and JoJo from Galaxy outside The Crown's sister hotel The Rutland!
CHOOLA IS SO EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR 'WEDDING SHOP OF THE YEAR' BY PERFECT WEDDING MAGAZINE 2010!!!!
We are absolutely thrilled to have made the final 8 in the Perfect Wedding Magazine Awards for "Wedding Shop of the Year"! Unfortunately we didn't win, however, to have been the only shop in the north of England to have made it to the finals and up against some very prestigious shops, some with up to 20 years trading behind them, we are very proud to have been selected in the finals!! It is a huge achievement for us after only opening 18 months ago and we would like to thank all those who took the time to vote for us and for their support since opening!! xx
ALL THAT GLITTERS......
We have just invested in a stunning new jewellery collection designed and handmade in the UK by KATZI. All pieces are handcrafted using only the finest Swarovski crystal and all made in sterling silver. Freshwater pearls and crystals are combined to create elegant and breathtaking jewellery whether you are wanting something bold or something a little more subtle. We are also able to offer a unique bespoke service where you can incorporate family heirlooms into creating a beautiful new piece of jewellery that can be handed down for generations to come!
CHOOLA AND DAPPER SUITS...
You may have noticed the beautiful silver grey suit in our window looking absolutely fabulous with our gorgeous dresses, well Choola is now working in association with Dapper Suits. Stella, the owner of Dapper Suits will visit your groom in your home, will deliver to your home and collect afterwards! Dont worry if you are marrying abroad as you can take the suits with you and Stella will collect them on your return. Please call in the store for a brochure and more details.
We are very lucky to work with some superb suppliers so would like to share their details with you!
- www.petalis.co.uk (flowers)
- www.hunkydorycakes.co.uk (cakes)
- www.lyndavprice.co.uk (health and beauty)
- www.andyhook.com (photography)
- www.dappersuits.com (suit hire)
- www.steelcitycasino.co.uk (entertainment/casino hire)
- www.lisahilliardweddinplanning.co.uk (wedding planner)
- www.ambiencevenuestyling.com (venue styling)
- www.jesspetrie.com (photography)
(Please note we strongly recommend that you always book an appointment to visit us , particularly on Fridays,Saturdays and Mondays as these are our busiest days. Our collections start from £900- £2400)
Happy Wedding Planning!
Francesca, Ivan and the team x x