About Julie

Village Bride’s owner and designer Julie Mitchelmore believes that choosing your bridal gown should be a dream experience. As Julie manages all appointments herself, you’ll get an honest, expert opinion from a renowned designer when trying on your dress. Whether you’re buying an off the peg bridal gown, or thinking of commissioning Julie to create the dress of your dreams, you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Julie has 22 years of invaluable design experience solely in bridal wear, and therefore really understands which styles will best suit your shape, and how the different fabrics and the way that these are cut, can flatter your figure, hence saving you hours of traipsing around different bridal shops looking for that elusive ‘dream dress’. This means that everyday is a ‘Designer Day’ at Village Bride.


Our brides are very pampered brides, as we pride ourselves on going that little bit further. All brides receive, included in the service, advice on style, hair, and the total finished look. We pride ourselves on providing friendly, honest, helpful and experienced advice, and can recommend top professionals for all aspects of your wedding planning.

What also sets Village Bride apart is the level of skill and professionalism that goes into every beautiful wedding dress that we produce, coupled with the fantastic service that we offer. Julie is very spontaneous in the way that she works, and enjoys getting to know her brides and their personality. “I feel that every gown I design tells a story” she says, “because it is the Brides themselves who actually inspire me to create the individuality of each gown.”

Julie first started designing and making clothes for herself, and later her friends, when her father bought her first sewing machine for her eleventh birthday! She soon realised that fashion design was the only career for her. After gaining valuable retail and customer service experience, she opened her first wedding shop in 1988, in the centre of Stockport, before moving to Village Bride’s current beautiful location in Marple Bridge some 14 years ago.

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We look forward to meeting you.