Celebrating 25 Years

About Us

Welcome to our gorgeous and spacious boutique in Northampton, all set on one level incorporating beautifully designed area for all our extensive collections from leading and award winning designers. For more than 20 years we have been at the forefront of bridal retail in the Northamptonshire area and have through imparting expert knowledge and dedicated service dressed many thousands of brides and their attendants.

Our philosophy at Stunning Bridal is to offer every customer a seamless and stress free experience when visiting our boutique and our collection of designs are carefully selected enabling us to offer every bride no matter what budget a fantastic opportunity to find their dream dress and one that will exceed their expectations.

We have lovingly handpicked an exclusive mix of traditional, vintage and fashion forward wedding gowns from some of the finest designers in the industry. Choosing your dress should be one of your greatest and most exciting experiences and at Stunning Bridal we are very proud of the key role we play in this important and memorable time. It's without question that when you make an appointment with us our attention to detail and our personal honest service is second to none from the moment we meet to the day we wish you good luck and you collect your gown.

You are now being introduced to our team who are relaxed, friendly and highly professional. We are a very traditional and welcoming family run business founded by mother and daughter Shirley and Donna Salado who opened the boutique in 1991 alongside their eponymous bridal label Donna Salado Bridalwear. After many years of wisely knowledge and expertise Shirley has recently retired and has passed the reins over to the third generation grand-daughter and daughter of Donna, Jess, who has grown up in the business coming in to the shop as a young child, seeing the development of bespoke gowns, experiencing how to design, pattern cut and working alongside Donna's experienced team handling the production of mums stunning bridal gowns.

A top bridal retailer as Stunning Bridal understands that a bride choosing her dress is only the start of the experience and that the skill and knowledge from her personal seamstress is possibly one of the most important elements for a bride to look and feel amazing. At Stunning Bridal all alteration are undertaken on site by our couture seamstress Jenny.

Jenny is one of Donna Salado's very original couture seamstresses who has been working alongside the family for over 16 years, she is the fairy godmother of Stunning Bridal with an unrivalled knowledge on all bridalwear matters and has helped thousands of brides simply look amazing with her incredible skill and talent at a sewing machine.

Donna Salado

Stunning Bridal also houses the Donna Salado Bridalwear Design Studio and Donna has been based here since 1991 producing her acclaimed collection which was made on the premises hear in Northampton for over 10 years.

Donna launched her eponymous bridal label and very quickly achieved the acclaim and recognition from her industry peers for her individual and distinctive creations.

It came as no surprise to the bridal industry when Donna was nominated for best British Bridal Designer of the Year; this accolade was not only recognition for her hard work and dedication but clearly announced her as a new and extremely talented designer and one clearly to watch.

Donna's talents were further recognised when she was appointed as head of design and development for one of the bridal sector's leading, and multi-award winning, international brands, Mark Lesley.

Donna Salado
Jess Salado

Jess is now at the forefront of the boutique after taking over from her Gran Shirley Salado, a tough act to follow. Although only young in age and still absorbing knowledge every day Jess has the background, expertise and skill which can often take a lifetime to learn.

Bridalwear is simply in her blood and upbringing and her approach to modern day retailing is fresh and exciting, she clearly has an understanding of how a bride should see herself and this has often resulted in a Brides tear's of excitement and joy in finding the perfect dress.

Stunning Bridal is safe in the hands of the next generation of Salado's.