I had a lovely brunch recently with Andrea Dargon of Hampshire-based Margaux Mae Bridal.
We chatted about all sorts; how the former PA found her way into the wedding industry through making cakes, her work as Hampshire Brand Ambassador for The Wedding Industry Supplier Network, and the journey that saw her realising her dream and launching her bridal boutique in August.
We discussed how Andrea thinks Princess Margaret was the most iconic royal bride. ‘Strong and wild’ is how she describes her. It’s her love for this type of timeless, elegant dress that saw her carefully choosing the designers for her boutique.
A gown that in 20 years time will look just as elegant as the morning you slipped into it.
Madeline Gardner New York‘s dresses accentuate the classic silhouette and incorporates luxury touches. Priced up to £2k.
Andrea’s personal favourite designer is Lyn Ashworth. With their signature corsetry, they’re the epitome of a couture/made-to-measure gown. Prices range from £2.5k-£3.5k.
Alison Webb New York‘s gowns are the embodiment of elevated elegance; clean lines, exquisite lace and touches of delicate embroideries. Prices range from £3k-£5k.
I found Andrea to be a friendly, warm and passionate bridal consultant (and genuinely lovely person) who listens and understands your needs and wishes
I’m personally really taken with the beautiful Le Petite Hayley Paige flower girl dresses, aren’t they adorable? And Margaux Mae is the only bridal boutique in Hampshire to stock them.
So what influenced the business name? In part Princess Margaret (!) as well as Andrea’s nan’s favourite song Maggie May… and perhaps a bit of influence from us?!