• Laura Douglas

    Dear Sheila and all the team at BOA,

    I can’t believe it’s been such a long time since my last dress fitting and since we got married. I can’t thank you enough for your help, wonderful service, enthusiasm and expertise along the way. Your help in choosing/designing the dress, ideas for what the final look would be, expert fitting and sewing skills were hugely appreciated, for both my dress and the bridesmaid dress that you altered for my sister.

    I absolutely LOVED wearing my dress and am so grateful for all your help getting me there when I started off having no clue what I was after. Having an original Sheila Harding was fantastic! The dress and top got lots of comments – both on how ‘different’ it was, and how very ‘me’ it was. I hadn’t thought I wanted to wear a veil and ended up wearing it all day because I was enjoying it so much! The whole outfit was such a delight to wear, fitted perfectly and helped make our wedding a truly brilliant day – we all had such a good time.

    I will send a proper card but wanted to send over some other photos that show off the dress a bit better – the photographer did a great job in capturing it all. I’ve attached some of my favourites that capture the dress well (sorry there are a lot but thought you’d like to see your good work in action!).

    Thanks again so much for everything – I couldn’t have wished for better service and you put up with a lot of toddler tantrums from my niece which we hugely appreciated on top of everything else. And she wore the dress! A minor miracle…

    All the best to everyone and happy new year!


    January 2017

    Laura Douglas
  • Ingrid Kristine

    Thank you once again for all your help and wonderful service when I was looking for the perfect gown.

    Ingrid K
    November 2016

    Ingrid Kristine
  • Alexandra Farrelly
    Photo credit: Sam Churchill Images

    Dear Sheila,

    Thank you so much for my beautiful dress. We had the most amazing evening and I felt fantastic. Thank you for putting up with my tweaks to the design and making my wedding dress experience so special. I attach some photos of the day – enjoy!



    Alexandra Farrelly
  • Katie Ella

    I want to Thank You all for making the whole process so special for me. The dress was perfect and your warmth and professionalism were second to none. I just wish I could wear it again and re-live the whole day.

    Thank you again. Katie xx 2015

    Katie Ella
  • Emily Bardwell

    From the minute I walked in to Boa, to the wonderful staff helping me get my gown in to my car 5 months later, my entire experience with them was perfect!

    The shop is beautiful & that first appointment with my mum & bridesmaids trying on so many beautiful dresses was everything I’d hoped for!

    I found my dream dress – a gorgeous silk gown by So Sassi – and every time I returned to the boutique afterwards for fittings, Sheila and the staff were all so supportive, complimentary & wonderfully helpful. I was always so excited each time I went back!

    I can’t rate BOA highly enough. If you’ve just got engaged, definitely book an appointment – the hardest part will be choosing which of the beautiful dresses to get married in!

    Emily Bardwell – September 2016

    Emily Bardwell
  • Esther Da Costa

    Hi Shelia / Nan

    It’s been a week since I was a Princess now and had the best day of my life!!! The dress stole the show ? and it made the wedding ??.

    Here are few photos to share with you and if you want to use them go for it.

    Thank you both again so much for your help and for having such a gorgeous store where girls like me can live out their dream and transform into a Princess for a day.

    I wish I could come back to buy it again!

    Warm regards
    Esther xx

    Esther Da Costa
  • Amanda Narkiewicz

    I wanted to thank you for helping me find my beautiful dress

    Thank you again so very much – Anna (August 2016)

    Amanda Narkiewicz
  • Sarah Belcher

    Dear Sheila & Team,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for making me the most beautiful wedding gown 🙂

    We had an absolutely magical day in the South of France (although it was rather windy!) it made for very nice dress pictures though!

    Needless to say I will be recommending you to all of my engaged friends.

    Best wishes to you all,
    Sarah xx

    Sarah Belcher
  • Natalia Postlethwaite

    Dear Sheila and all the team at Boa,

    I just wanted to write to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for all the time, effort and support you gave me in finding what was to be the most perfect dress and one that far exceeded my imagination.

    You were by far the kindest and most considerate company I visited during my search and always made me feel more than welcome. Even though it took me three visits, I never felt pressured into making a decision and instead received a great deal of guidance and advice from you all throughout.

    Sheila – I wish to thank you in particular, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I am hugely grateful for your tireless efforts to help me. Your knowledge and eye for detail ensured all of the finishing touches, from the veil through to the silk flower, complimented the dress beautifully. Thanks to you my ‘wedding dress’ experience was an absolute joy.

    Choosing my dress through Boa really was the best decision I made. Working with you, I knew I could relax in the knowledge that I had a fantastic team of people behind me to take care of everything and the result was simply stunning! I now only wish I could find a reason to wear my beautiful dress again

    I wanted to share a few pictures from the day with you so that you could see how beautiful it looked also.

    With very best wishes,
    Natalia x

    Natalia Postlethwaite
  • Elodie Langreney

    Dear Sheila, Marina, Nunzia and all the team,

    I hope this email finds you all well. You can find attached some pictures of my wedding day.

    As you can see, the dress was so nice and I felt myself, and so comfortable and beautiful.

    I would like to thank you all again for the quality of your work. It was not an easy one, from the first fitting when I was pregnant to the last one, as my body changed so much. But you managed to tailor this perfect unique amazing dress!!

    Kind regards


    Elodie Langreney
  • Emma Henderson

    Just a little note to say thanks for all your help choosing and fitting my amazing dress! So very excited to wear it on Saturday (O.M.G!) and I know that all my friends and family will be as in love with it as I am!!

    Thanks again!

    Love Emma xx

    Emma Henderson
  • Charlie Elgood

    To everyone at BOA,

    I just wanted to say another huge Thank You for my beautiful wedding dress.

    We had the most wonderful day and I just felt so happy and comfortable in my gorgeous dress.

    I also had so many comments about it.

    Thank you, Thank you, from a very happy bride!

    Charlie Elgood – Autumn 2016

    Charlie Elgood
  • Victoria Grubb
    Photo credit: Alpine Image Company New Zealand


    I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Philippa, Sheila and Maureen, and to share a few photographs from our wedding in New Zealand. The dress made it on 8 flights across five countries and through 3,500km of driving within New Zealand, and it also successfully made it into the helicopter, so perhaps it’s one of the most well-travelled BOA dresses ever?! We had the most wonderful day and my new husband was blown away by the gown.

    Thanks again for all the care and attention that went into finding and creating my dream wedding gown. It was a pleasure to share the experience with you.

    All the very best,

    Autumn 2016

    Victoria Grubb
  • Kelly Percival


    Sorry it’s late, but as promised here is a photo of me in my Lyn Ashworth gown from your boutique!

    It was literally amazing and I couldn’t have been happier!! Thank you so much to maureen who even came out to the venue to put my dress on for me!!!

    Thanks for helping me create the dress of my dreams, superb service from start to finish xxxx

    Kelly 2016

    Kelly Percival
  • Hannah Chapple

    To the wonderful ladies at Boa Boutique,

    Here are some pictures of our wedding day on August 13th in Richmond Park. I absolutely loved wearing my Ivory & co gown and I am so grateful for all of your advice and patience during the run up to the wedding!

    Maureen is so skilled and her attention to detail was just amazing.

    Please feel free to use the pics as you see fit.

    Many thanks
    Hannah x

    Hannah Chapple
  • Hermione Parry

    Dear Sheila,

    I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by since our beautiful wedding and wanted to thank you so so so much for all of your time and thought in helping me create my dream wedding dress, attached is a photo of us on the happiest day of our lives.

    I hope all is really well with you and the team up at Boa Boutique and I shall be sure to recommend your services and skills to my upcoming engaged friends.

    Many thanks again for everything!

    Hermione PARRY xxx

    Hermione Parry
  • Susie Burns

    Dear Sheila, Philippa, Katy and team.

    A huge thank you for all of your help in selecting my beautiful gown. Your shop is gorgeous and I instantly felt at ease and really well looked after.

    All of you played a part in my journey to getting into the dress – from the meticulous measuring to Katy’s high five when I finally reached the measurements I needed!

    Jamie and I had the best day and I felt like a princess thats to Marina’s fantastic altering skills.

    I feel sad that I don’t have a reason to come back!

    Thank you again everyone.

    Best Wishes,

    Susie Burns (nee Dobbs) xxx
    October 2016

    Susie Burns
  • Jane Kirby

    Dear all at BOA Boutique,

    A little note to say a HUGE thank you for making me feel truly wonderful on my wedding day. From the moment I stepped into BOA with my Mum, we knew it was a special place and ended up buying the 2nd dress I had ever tried on!

    Philippa and Maureen were amazing, making me feel comfortable and confident from the start, even Sheila and Katie who hadn’t seen me before were so helpful.

    My wedding was on 30th July this year and attached is a picture of me wearing my ‘Loretta’ dress with the ‘Leigh’ bolero which Maureen customised for me so it had a V back. In the evening I took the bolero off and attached a beautiful Ivory & Co sash for a more ‘glitzy’ look!

    So, a heartfelt thanks to everyone, you made me feel a million dollars and I’m still on cloud 9…!

    Jane x (and my Mum, Karen) 2016

    Jane Kirby
  • Bethan Davies

    Greatest thanks to all those who made our day so special – Bethan & Ed 22.12.18

    To all those who helped make our wedding day so special,

    We wanted to contact you all – wonderful friends, suppliers, event staff, professionals, etc to thank you all dearly for being a part of our wedding day, the happiest day of our life. Thank you for your assistance, your patience, your kind advise and your expertise that made our day far better than we could ever have imagined. You all played such an important role in our day and in the preparation stages, and we couldn’t have created such a spectacular celebration without you. It was quite literally our ‘Best Day Ever’!

    I hope you have all had a fun filled Christmas, with lots of laughter, love and happiness and we wish you all a very happy new year!

    Endless thanks,

    The newly weds,

    Bethan & Ed

    Bethan Davies
  • Charlotte Taylor

    Dear BOA Boutique

    Thank you so much for all of your help with my beautiful wedding dress.

    I absolutely loved it and so did Kyle! It made me feel great on the day and was so perfect for our occasion.

    Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

    Kyle and Charlotte xxx

    P.S. I am back training and aiming for the 2020 Olympics!!!


    Charlotte Taylor
  • Julia Fleming

    For everyone at BOA Boutique,

    Thank you so much for my wonderful dress. Buying and choosing my dress from you was such a pleasure and a great experience.

    I could not have loved my dress more or felt more beautiful in it.

    Thank you
    Mrs Fleming (Julia) xxx
    October 2016

    Julia Fleming
  • Kath Rodman

    Hi BOA,

    I wanted to send you a picture of my wedding dress. It is an Ivory & Co gown with a bolero hand made by your team and attached to my beautiful dress.

    I loved my gown so much, it was perfect and just what I had dreamt of finding.

    Thank you so much to all the team at BOA.


    Kath Rodman
  • Caroline Miller

    Dear All at BOA Boutique,

    Just wanted to thank you for making my beautiful dress which had endless praises and comments on.

    We had a perfect day and a wonderful honeymoon.

    Best Wishes, Caroline

    October 2016

    Caroline Miller
  • Venetia Norris

    Dear Shelia and all of the team,

    I popped in this morning to deliver my thank you note and photos. It was lovely to say thank you to Shelia. I was (and still am!) so delighted with my wedding dress. I felt fantastic.

    I thought it might be helpful to send you a couple of images incase you wish to put them on your blog or social media.

    Thank you all SO much. Very best wishes,


    Venetia Norris
  • Jessy Prestidge

    Hi BOA,

    I just wanted to say how helpful you were when I was looking for my dress and how you instinctively seemed to know what would suit me when I had no idea myself!

    Thank you for your lovely words Jessy, who looked stunning in her Anouska G gown

    Autumn 2016

    Jessy Prestidge
  • Claire Pothecary
    Photo credit: Kate Nielen Photography

    To all the wonderful women at BOA Boutique in Richmond,

    Firstly I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you did helping me chose my DREAM Sheila Harding wedding dress for my special day on Friday 7th July 2017. I genuinely couldn’t have been happier with how it looked on the day – it was absolute perfection in every way possible!

    I also want to thank each & every lady that I met on the many visits and fittings I had who were always so welcoming, kind, enthusiastic and incredibly helpful, especially the fabulous Philippa and the super talented Maureen. I honestly loved every single second that I spent at BOA Boutique and will always be so grateful to you all for making the process from start to finish so utterly wonderful.

    The final result was absolutely stunning, I couldn’t feel more beautiful in the dress it was everything I ever wanted and more. Looking back at the photos I can’t quite believe it’s me, I feel like a real Princess in it.

    Claire Pothecary
  • Eliza Crawford-Clarke

    Hi Sheila,

    I just wanted to say an enormous thank you and sorry for saying this so late!

    You made my absolute dream wedding dress. The bespoke bolero was everything I’d dreamt of and more.

    You were amazing to work with – experiences, friendly and approachable (not like the pushy sales people elsewhere). I always felt relaxed and the process was so enjoyable.

    So I wanted to say a massive thanks.

    I’ve attached a few pics!

    Thank you again,

    Mrs. Eliza Crawford-Clarke.

    Eliza Crawford-Clarke
  • Juhee Lee

    Dear BOA Ladies,

    First of all I am sorry for the lateness of the letter but it has been a very busy few months organising the English & Korean Wedding! But I now have the opportunity to thank you with a couple of pictures.

    Being desperate, BOA Boutique was the very last shop I visited to find my Wedding dress with not much time left until the wedding.

    When I finally visited the shop and tried some dresses with Sheila’s help I felt so comfortable and relieved, as she made choosing my dream dress with her useful advice which was so appreciated, especially because I was there alone to try on different dresses.

    I was so happy when I finally found my Alma Novia dress with all the details and shape that I had been looking for all along as my wedding dress.

    It was a total pleasure and such an enjoyable experience coming for my fittings each time, until the dress was ready. Everybody at the store was so kind and I got so much help for the veil and accessories as well.

    I also want to say a huge thank you for all the hard work on my perfect alterations. The dress I bought needed a lot of alterations as I am very petite. I had no idea how it was possible to do this when there are so many sequins attached to the dress – but Marina worked her magic on it and made it into the most perfect fit, whilst keeping the shape of the dress.

    I felt so happy and beautiful in my dress on my wedding day – it sparkled brilliantly all day.

    Thank you so much again, I will definitely be recommending BOA Boutique to my engaged friends.

    With very best wishes ,


    Juhee Lee
  • Danielle Grainger

    To the whole BOA Boutique Team,

    A massive thank you to you all for your invaluable help throughout the journey of finding my perfect wedding dress. From the first phone enquiry, through to the final collection, and every visit and fitting in between, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, the service was exceptional and you did everything possible to make the experience a wonderful one.

    I love that I was able to customise my dress, and the fitting by Maureen was amazing. I was even able to have a tie and pocket square made for my husband out of the silk from my dress, which was a really special gift for the morning of our wedding day.

    My bridesmaids, Mum and I will all cherish our memories at your beautiful boutique, and I can’t thank you all enough!

    Best wishes,

    Danielle Fullick (nee Grainger)
    August 2017

    Danielle Grainger
  • Sarah Marlow

    To all the lovely ladies at BOA Boutique,

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help choosing and fitting my beautiful Ivory and Co wedding dress. I was so pleased with it and it made me feel like a princess! Your service was wonderful and I would definitely recommend you to any of my friends getting married.

    Special thank you to Ophily who was extremely helpful and lovely when choosing my dress, and to the nice lady who altered my dress for me and also to Sheila for being so lovely.

    My wedding was 25th June 2016 at St James Church, Hampton Hill followed by a reception at Foxhills

    Many thanks again

    Sarah Marlow, now Mrs Latty

    Sarah Marlow
  • Phoebe Smith

    Dear Shelia and Emma,

    I’m so sorry this is late but I wanted to say a huge thank you for my beautiful wedding dress for my wedding in September 2018.

    It was absolutely perfect and I loved wearing it so much. I felt so comfortable and it really suited the beach setting. I just so wish I could wear it again!

    Thank you both for all the effort you put in and making the fittings such a relaxed and enjoyable process despite my knee injury!

    I’ve attached a few photos.

    Thank you so much again.

    Best wishes,


    Phoebe Smith
  • Charlotte Lonsdale

    Hi Sheila, Philippa & Maureen

    I hope you are all well.

    I just wanted to say an enormous thank you once again for helping me find my perfect dress. It was everything that I had hoped for and it looked so perfect on our big day.

    Thanks for such a wonderful service at BOA – I just loved visiting your beautiful store with my Mum, bridesmaid and Mother-in-Law over the last year. It was magical and I will treasure those lovely memories.

    Thank so much again,

    Charlotte Pratt (nee Lonsdale) xxx

    October 2016

    Charlotte Lonsdale
  • Elisabeth De Smit

    Dear Boa Boutique,

    A huge thank you, in particular to Sheila, who has made me feel so welcome and special from start to finish during my wedding dress preparations. Although I have been slightly nervous and I am sure slightly difficult and demanding at times, Sheila has always kept me calm and listened to everything I had to say. Sheila, you are absolutely amazing at your job. I couldn’t have done this without you. I will think of you on my wedding day. I am sure it’ll be special. I hope you enjoy the chocolates.

    Elisabeth De Smit
  • Carman Dragota

    Dear Ladies at Boa Boutique,

    Thank you VERY MUCH for everything! You made me feel very welcome and I was treated like a princess.

    You have all been lovely and if any of my friends will be getting married soon, I will definitely recommend you!

    Thank you once again

    Carmen D

    Carman Dragota
  • Sarah

    Such kind words from our bride Sarah who wrote…

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help choosing and fitting my beautiful Ivory and Co. wedding dress.

    I was so pleased with it and it made me feel like a princess.

    Thank you again. Sarah


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