Martels bridal boutique bride and bridesmaids

Welcome To
Martels Bridal Boutique

Welcome To
Martels Bridal Boutique

Welcome To
Martels Bridal Boutique

Wedding Dress Shop | Dunmow, Essex

Giving you your ‘Bridal Moment’

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are open for appointments only and are following all government guidelines.  Please wear a mask when you enter Martels Wedding Village and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and sign in to the building.    If you have any questions then please call Karen on 07748 820283.  Stay safe lovely brides-to-be and we look forward to helping you find your dream dress.  Sam & Karen xx

Martels Bridal Boutique is a Wedding Shop based in Barnston, just outside Dunmow in Essex, about half way between Braintree and Bishops Stortford. In our range of designer wedding dresses, we’re confident that you will find the wedding dress of your dreams.  We are stockists for Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa; Christina Rossi, Emma Bridals, Richard Designs and Paul Zeni Bridal.

We also have one of the biggest ranges of designer bridesmaid, teen bridesmaid and flower girl dresses by Emma Bridals, Richard Designs & Kenneth Winston Colour, to choose from enabling us to provide a complete service for the bridal party.
To find out how we deliver our uniquely tailored bridal experience, click here. .

Our Bridal Dresses

Wedding Dresses Dunmow

Wedding Dresses

Our bridal shop has stunning wedding dresses by Emma Bridals & Richard Designs and beautiful bridal gowns by Christina Rossi and Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa dresses.  Paul Zeni Bridal is our newest designer and we are really impressed with their stunning dresses

Bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaids Dresses

Emma Bridals (formerly Eden Bridals) has a huge range of long and short bridesmaid dresses with teen styles and flower girl dresses too.  We stock Richard Designs bridesmaids too with every style in a teen option as well.  We also stock stunning Kenneth Winston Colour bridesmaid dresses.

Our Consultation Process

Here at Martels we want to give each bride and her guests, her ‘bridal moment’ in our wedding dress shop, near Dunmow. We like to get to know our brides and their ideas for their perfect day. When browsing through our website, you can add the dresses that you like to a Pinterest board – if you send us a copy of your board we can have those dresses waiting for you along with accessories that will enhance the overall image you are looking for.
Appointments are not rushed and you have the bridal shop to yourselves. Come and enjoy the experience with no pressure and find the dress of your dreams.
Our made to measure ranges take between 8 weeks to 22 weeks to order and we have sample dresses to take away on the day and can recommend great seamstresses for any final tweaks needed!

Facebook Reviews

After a bad experience at another boutique I was a bit apprehensive about dress shopping. However, I needed a wedding dress and decided to trust Martels - it was the best decision! Vanessa was so lovely and she helped me to find my dream dress 😍. Our elopement wedding took place last week and I felt amazing in my beautiful dress. Thank you so much Vanessa and Martels Bridal Boutique 😊❤️.
I originally went to an open day at Martles with my H2B the beginning of last year, everyone was so welcoming. Later on last year I went to a wedding fair at Chelmsford Race Course where I met the lovely ladies from their bridal boutique i entered the competition to win a wedding dress. And I WON!! Since winning Karen has been able to answer any questions I have had without any issues. The wonderful Samantha helped me pick out my dress October last year, think it was safe to say everyone in the room got very emotional. I've recently had an appointment to get measured up for my dress so it could get ordered, at this appointment I met the lovely Vanessa. All of the wonderful ladies have made great effort to get to know me, my H2B and have made me feel so welcome.
Wow the experience at martels was amazing. Karen and her team are so knowledgeable and were so patient with all of my questions. They made the experience of dress shopping so much fun. The dress I ordered is such great quality and looks amazing. Karen was so helpful with helping me to measure my bridesmaid and the dress needs no alterations at all. I am so happy I decided to go here for my dresses. Thank you all so much
The service at this bridal boutique is second to none. I have dealt with both Sam and Karen and both ladies have been so so helpful and kind, there is no pressure to buy and they only stock the most stunning dresses, absolutely exquisite! A personal and friendly experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Fantastic service from start to finish. Sam knew what would flatter my shape and found some beautiful dresses exactly what I was after. Absolutely can’t wait to wear my dress. Thank you 😘
Very happy with my visit, thank you so much ladies with all your help in finding my dress! 👰
great customer service! I'm a very happy bride to be after finding my perfect wedding shoes ☺️
Wonderful choice and amazing service. x
🤗😀 A friend and I popped in this morning with no appointment to look at Bridesmaid dresses. We were amazed by the choice of dresses and how friendly and helpful the lady was. Looking forward to going back in and ordering the dresses. 😀HIGHLY RECOMMEND 🤗
Would recommend to anyone at the beginning stages of planning their wedding as the team here can help and guide you with almost every element. From suits/MOTB/bridesmaids & bride dresses to cake, table design, music and wedding rings the staff here are more than happy to help.

We love that @emmabridals love designing dreamy wedding dresses for all our brides 💕⁠

🖤 That's why all of their dresses are available to order in sizes 0 - 32 with no exceptions!⁠

🖤 They make all of their bridesmaid dresses in teen sizes so your young bridesmaids can match the adults.⁠

🖤 Offer quick delivery so even if you don't have long before your wedding you can have a dress made-to-order in as little as 6 weeks!⁠

🖤 Our prices are accessible, with bridal gowns starting at under £500!⁠

💕 We love what we do, and hope you can find your perfect dress in the Martels collection 💕⁠

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Again for those that'd like to know more about us, here's our fabulous sales adviser, she's also the customer liason and most caring at Martels Bridal Boutique.
Here's some fun facts about Vanessa:

- I was a Tour Manager to Kenny Rogers, The Three Degrees and The Supremes amongst others in the late 80’s 

- I love to cook

- I have Two wonderful Children who are all grown up now 

- I have been married for 32 years

- My favourite faraway beach destination is the Seychelles.

- I worked at the British Grand Prix as a F1 Grid girl 

- I once had to hide in an enormous Cardboard Birthday cake for 2 hours then Jump out and shout ‘Happy 21st Birthday Harry’ to Peter Sellars Son 

- I hate Jaffa cakes and making people cups of tea, any other drink is fine 

- I have an unusual phobia called Trypophobia ( I bet you have to look that up !) 

- Above all I love to laugh and smile

Love Vanessa x
Photo courtesy of @shotton_photography

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New to our page? Here's some fun facts about our other Director Sam!

Hi Everyone - I'm Sam owner and number cruncher (Finance Director) tea drinker and another wedding dress approver at Martels Bridal Boutique!

Other things you might not know about me:
I was 'rescued' by Superman (Dean Cain) once

I have a degree in architecture

I love dogs - especially my cockapoo Ava

I have 2 kids (adults now) and miss them loads

I love fast cars and hate shopping - unless it's for fast cars

I don't like mushrooms

I love the countryside - well I am a farmer's daughter

I used to be executive cabin crew on a private jet

I love sunshine holidays and trips to Ragdale Hall

I found love in Lockdown!

Sam xx

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Hiya, for those of you new to our page, here's a bit about us!!

First up, I'm Karen, owner and Director, coffee maker, social media guru and wedding dress approver at Martels Bridal Boutique!

Other things you might know not about me:
I was top 10 Pretty Polly 'Miss lovely legs' in 1987

I travelled around the States alone for 6 months aged 26

I've been with my husband Terry for 30 years

Amongst many other events I organised Lee Evans 25th anniversary party and his daughters' 16th

I get knocked over by children at weddings - A LOT!

I LOVE holidays!

I will talk to anyone about anything - especially when drunk

I really hate Ferrero Roche, so don't buy me any

I am a Prosecco & Pornstar Martinis queen

I celebrate stir up Sunday (making the Christmas pud) on the last Sunday in November every year with my family 

Karen xx

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We just wanted to confirm that we will be closed while we're in tier 4, but please be reassured that as soon as we can, we will be open for business and all our January appointments will be rescheduled, you'll hear from us tomorrow if you haven't already 💜

We want to take this opportunity to thank all our brides for their understanding and we look forward to seeing you all soon 💜
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This tricky week between Christmas & New Year, not knowing what day it is etc., feeling like you've over indulged?? Yep me too... BUT if you' just got engaged though, how exciting!! Congratulations and yay for when you can start dress shopping for your big day! We've lots of you waiting in the wings for the chance to wedding dress shop, and we can guarantee that we will hit the ground running once we can open again. We have new dresses in bridal, bridesmaids and flower girls too.... we've moved some appointments already to February, so to get yours just pop us an email and it'll be sorted! We're at [email protected] 💜

Huge welcome to any newly engaged couples or those of you still planning for your future weddings... Once we can re-open we will be so excited to help you with anything you need 💜 Roll on 2021 🙏💜🙏

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U P D A T E // Covid-19
Following yesterday afternoon’s UK Government Announcement we will be going into the Tier 4 category from Saturday 26th December ... So we're sad to say that Martels Wedding Village will be temporarily closed! 💜

Please stay safe // Contact us with any enquiries. Links to all businesses are on [email protected]

Martels Wedding Village, High Easter Road, Barnston, Great Dunmow CM6 1NA
Karen: 07748 820283 💜

Have yourselves a Merry little Christmas, love from us all at @bridal_boutique_martels & @martelsweddings_official ❤️🎄😘🤶🙏

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Fabulous last day of business for us in 2020, thrilled we could help yet another bride to be find the perfect dress today... Well done @vanessa.martin.184007 and @carlenep75 ❤️❤️

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Stunning photo from @sophieoldhamsteadphotography of our @paulzenibridal dress, available in store to try on... ❤️

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Absolutely loving this @paulzenibridal dress, if you'd like an appointment to try it on or any of the many others we have then message or call @karenlambert779 on 07748 820283 📞 ❤️

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