'Going to the chapel' has gained a whole new meaning, following the opening of Miss Bush Bridalwear's new home in Ripley, Surrey.

Carey Sheffield

IN PICTURES: MISS BUSH'S NEW HOME

The leading bridal boutique has lovingly restored 'The Old Chapel', transforming it into a contemporary, stylish showroom to host its many gowns and accessories - including the exclusive designs of newcomers Helen Pollington and Laurie Smith.

Miss Bush is known throughout the industry for its attentive and personal service, values which are reflected in their new home: "Everything we've done in converting The Old Chapel has been done with our clients in mind," explains Managing Director Emma Meek.

"We want the entire dress experience to be fabulous and we can provide so much more now; there's more room to try on gowns, we can offer more private appointments and we can increase the selection of gowns available."

DO YOU SPEAK BRIDAL?

Upstairs, the gallery mezzanine houses a variety of bridesmaid dresses and pretty accessories; downstairs, the main body of the chapel is dedicated to the gowns of Jenny Packham, Suzanne Neville, Jesus Peiro, Maggie Sottero and the exclusive capsule collections of Helen Pollington (whom previously worked for Roland Mouret, Topshop and Coast) and Laurie Smith (formerly of Phillipa Lepley). Oh, and a dazzling array of accessories to complement the gowns, too. 

WHO ARE YOU DRESSING FOR?

Miss Bush Bridalwear; The Old Chapel, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AQ; 01483 222815; www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk