What brides say...

Don't take our word for it......here's what our brides say!


Ellie (Feb 2018) I visited the White (yard) having no idea what I wanted and feeling pretty daunted.  I was quickly made to feel very comfortable and had an enjoyable afternoon trying all the dresses! Will be back with the bridal party to make a final decision soon!!

Kirsty (Jan 2018) I have had the loveliest experience from the beginning to finding my dream dress with Claire at The White Yard.  She listened to me and found me a dress more beautiful than I'd ever imagined. She's so easy to talk to and what she doesn't know about the dresses isn't worth knowing.  She made the whole experience so special with lovely touches like a welcome sign with my name on and tea and sweets which kept my mum and MIL to be very happy I cant thank you enough!

Kath (Nov 2017) A visit to The White Yard and Claire is simply a must for any bride to be! After finally finding a designer I actually liked, I started enquiring whether my shortlisted dresses were carried by that designer’s listed local stockists only to be met with either no reply or a rather blunt “No” in response. Eventually, my search worked its way across the Pennines to Claire and The White Yard where my entire experience changed. Despite, like the other boutiques I had contacted, not carrying the designs I wanted to try, Claire not only arranged for them to be at The White Yard specifically for my visit but also organised for a trunk show of all of that designer’s 2018 dresses to be there at the same time, from which, with her great eye and detailed knowledge of the amazing dresses she carries and through the wonderfully attentive and exclusive welcome Claire provides to her gorgeous boutique during which, unlike some other bridal shops, she takes the time to get to know exactly what her brides are after, Claire helped me find The One. And my fantastic White Yard experience didn’t stop there – again surpassing all the expectations I had based on the interaction I’d had with other bridal shops, Claire went above and beyond to track down a seamstress I felt confident enough to entrust my dream dress to on the same side of the Pennines as me before helping me to pick out the most perfectly matched accessories to personalise my look. So, if you want quite simply the most amazing experience and service together with the most beautiful dresses and accessories to choose from, go to Claire and The White Yard!

Lynsey (Oct 2017) Oh my goodness. What an absolutely amazing morning my fiancé and I had yesterday with Claire . I have previously had an " ok" experience in a boutique, who were very lovely but I most definitely did not find "the one". I've also had a frightful experience with a bridal outlet. The white yard experience however was totally out of this world. 
Walking around the lovely elsecar heritage village was lovely and the boutique is cutely tucked away in the eaves of one of the buildings.Its bright and airy, beautifully decorated and I was so excited to be met by a chalk board welcoming me. I took my fiancé along as we aren't exactly traditional and Neither are the gowns here thank goodness. I wanted something totally different to what seems to be available in every other store and this is exactly what I got! I could have honestly tried on each and every dress- they were soooo me and I truly struggled to choose what NOT to try . I was encouraged to try on as many as I wanted and time was never an issue. In fact we stayed for over 3 hours and were filled nicely with tea coffee music and conversation . Claire was so warm and welcoming and made us feel so special ...I left (after making the very difficult decision on two gowns) feeling like I'd spent the morning with a great friend.... She served us fizz to celebrate our moment and then not only showed us maids gowns , but also took my fiancé to show him her amazing range of menswear including fabulous waist coats ties and dickie bows. He was as blown away as I was and even shed a tear or two. We both enjoyed our morning and will be back for his appointment soon. 
I would recommend anyone looking for something different and wanting a truly unique and amazing experience to visit Claire at White yard. Thank you Claire xx

Anna (Aug 2017) I found my wedding dress at The White Yard yesterday and it was such a wonderful experience. Claire is just amazing, she has such good knowledge of the collection of dresses and is so friendly. It was the third wedding dress shop I'd been to and it was the best by far, such personal and truly heartfelt service I can't reccomend The White Yard or Claire more! Thanks so much for helping me find "the one"!