Saturday, 13 December 2014


With Christmas fast approaching and another year drawing to a close we have had a little time to reminisce about all the lovely ladies we have had the pleasure of dressing this year.
Everyone says it must be such a lovely place to work, and it truly is. We love hearing all about each individual wedding and learning about all the quirky little twists which make each day unique to the couple. We see tears of joy and lots of laughter, and there is no better feeling than watching someone discover that the dress they are in is 'The One'.
It's great when we get to see the finished result. So if you are a Shades of White Bride (no matter how long ago!) don't forget to send us a photograph by e-mail or on social media, or next time your in St Ives pop in with one!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Job Vacancy - Seamstress

Shades of White's family is expanding! Over the past two years we have been growing and would now love to add another seamstress (Part time) to our happy, creative and skilled team.  
We would love to hear from anyone with the following requirements:
  •  Have two full years experience or more, preferable in bridal.
  • High confidence and good references from previous employers.
  •  Experience in working with heavily beaded and lace dresses.
  • Speed isn't essential but the ability to take your time to produce immaculate results is.
  • Be personable and able to converse with the brides about their needs and dress alterations. Shades of White consultants do assist at every fitting but an ability to confidently and calmly explain processes is very helpful.

To apply for this position please don't send your CV, simply write a letter or send us something that you feel describes you, Either via e-mail or post. Aside from academic achievements we would like to know who you are, what you're about and what you could bring to our happy family.
 4 & 5 Manor Mews
Bridge Street
St Ives
PE27 5UW


Monday, 1 December 2014

It's just like Christmas!

It has been quite some time since my last post because the shop has been such a hub of activity!

Our Christmas windows have gone in and we are preparing for tomorrow evenings VIP pamper event for all of our lovely brides (Whilst munching on a mince pie!)

Whilst busy getting ready for Christmas we have loved seeing all of the snowmen pop up around St Ives. The official count day is Saturday 20th December and there are some great prizes to be won! To vote for our Olaf to win go to