A new shop in Morley is bringing wedding dresses hiding in attics back to life.
Kittie Jackson used to work as a model, sometimes even strutting down the catwalk at bridal shows but now she is the one selling the dresses.
Along with her mother, Anne Jackson, Kittie has opened up the Yorkshire Bridal Boutique in Morley to sell vintage inspired designer wedding gowns and restored to good as new, pre-loved dresses from as far back as the sixties.
On such item came from a woman who was moving away from Morley and cleared out her attic to find her wedding dress she wore in 1969, so she donated it to the shop.
Kittie, 25, said: “The dress is beautiful, the lace detail was handmade and it was so well taken care of. You could tell it had been loved because it had been kept in such pristine condition, we did not need to put much work into that one.
“Half of our dresses are ex-store or samples from designer outlets but we try to pick ones with a vintage look to them and the other half are dresses we have restored back to their former glory.”
The shop at Albert Drive, has been decorated to look like a Mad Hatters tea party and the mother and daughter duo want to create a comfortable friendly environment for women to come and try their dream dress on.
“We started this shop together because we wanted to see a bridal wear shop that was affordable and could cater to all kinds of sizes and styles.” Said Kittie.
Still occasionally modelling and an avid photographer Kittie used her contacts from wedding shows she worked at to find designer dresses that fit in with the shabby chic ethos of the store.
The shop opened its doors to the public on March 8 and has many events lined up including a workshop where brides-to-be can learn how to make their own unique, quirky bouquets. To find out more visit www.yorkshirebridalshop.co.uk or pop in to the shop on Albert Drive.