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Cupar, Fife, United Kingdom
Aliya Rose is an award-winning bridal shop in Fife, Scotland. We have always been proud of our commitment to customer service, and our excellent range of styles and sizes. But we're also quite fun, or at least we try.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Get the Platinum Service

Arrive at your wedding picture perfect
This week we have a great promotion on Aliya Rose Platinum Service - upgrade by 19th May and you'll get it for just £45!

This is an upgraded service package for your Aliya Rose wedding gown, which is available to all our brides, whether your dress is on order, in your possession already, or even if you bought a dress in our sale.  You can order at any time, even if your wedding is only a week away.

Here's what's included:
  • Having your dress steam pressed by the professionals at Aliya Rose just before your wedding, to make sure you arrive at your wedding looking spot on.  This is worth at least £40 on its own!
  • Having 'Something Blue' sewn into your gown for luck.  (You could even choose something of sentimental value to you instead - one of our lovely brides requested that a special locket of hers with photos of her grandparents inside be sewn in - such a lovely idea!)
  • A 10% discount voucher to use against any future accessory purchases from Aliya Rose.  If you're buying one of our bestselling lace edged veils this could save you around £35 instantly!
  • A special satin keepsake hanger to keep your dress on
  • A thank you gift from us when you collect your gown
This service has been really popular and will give you extra peace of mind just to know that you don't need to worry about ironing or pressing your dress just before the wedding.

If you'd like to find out more, or if you want to upgrade to Platinum Service, call Aliya Rose on 01334 655303 or email us on info@aliyarose.co.uk.  If you want to take advantage of the special discounted price of £45, make sure you upgrade by 19th May 2012!

Monday, 7 May 2012

A VERY Proud, Award-Winning Moment for Aliya Rose

British Bridal Retailer Of the Month Award
Last week we were absolutely delighted to find out that Aliya Rose had been named as the first ever Bridal Retailer of the Month by the British Bridal Retailers' Association!  This is a particularly special award to receive, as it was voted for by customers. 

As a Scottish retailer in a small town, we were up against competition from the length and breadth of the UK: shops in much more densely populated areas, with much larger customer bases, and with the ability to fit in much larger numbers of customers!  This makes it an immensely meaningful award to receive.

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us - it means a huge amount!

We always work hard to maintain a high standard of service at Aliya Rose, and we hope this is a sign we are doing things right.  But it will also serve as an inspiration to do even better!

Aliya Rose is now shortlisted as Retailer of the Year by the BBRA, but we will have to wait a long number of months to find out the result!

The BBRA is an organisation that brings together independent bridal retailers across the UK.  We each adhere to a code of conduct, and as members are able to offer fantastic services such as free wedding attire insurance to our customers, and a bridesmaid measuring service, which is great if you have bridesmaids scattered all over the place!

BBRA British Bridal Retailers Association Award

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Carphin Photoshoot - behind the scenes

Carphin House is a beautiful private venue
nestling in the rolling hills of Fife
May for Aliya Rose started with a brilliant photoshoot at Carphin House.  It was rather a special one, not least because of the beautiful venue, of course, which has only just become available for weddings.

We will, of course, blog the official photos from this shoot. In the meantime you will have to be content with these behind the scenes pics I snapped on my iPhone!

We were delighted with the choice of model, Michelle.  She made a very beautiful bride, and was so excited to be involved in such a lovely day, that we are sure these photos are going to be absolutely spot on. She was a really refreshing change from some of the stick-thin 6 footers that a lot of the designers tend to use.  At Aliya Rose we have always believed that wedding gowns should be designed for real people, not models, and we are very excited to have some shots in the pipeline that really show that.  Thank you Michelle.

We had a really great team of people working on this shoot too.  The hair was done by April Allan at Spoiled Hairdressing in Cupar.  This is a salon we've been fans of since they opened - their approach is to treat every customer like a VIP, and their creative flair is apparent as soon as you walk through the door.  April created a style that suited the bride, the gown and the accessories perfectly.

Flowers were by County Fayre Florists in Cupar.  Carole created beautiful traditional ivory arrangements that looked fantastic in Carphin and suited the gown so well - a definite 1950s nod here.

The car was a 1947 white Cadillac, and even I can appreciate that this is something a bit special.  This is a fairly well kept secret, but call Jim, on 01337 831130 if you're interested in booking this incredible car for your wedding.

Cheryl from Blue Murder Events was also there, to get some shots for their superb murder mystery events, but was also an incredible help on the day, with styling and helping cart the bride's train all over the grounds!  As it was her 8th Wedding Anniversay that day, we think she was having lots of fun remembering her big day and wishing she could do it all over again.  Thanks Cheryl and happy anniversary!

Last but by no means least, we have to mention the extremely dedicated and hardworking photographer, Sam Rigby, who came all the way from St Helens in Lancashire to do this shoot.  She had been working the previous evening at Carphin, and had begun shooting at 7am on the day we were there.  She never stopped smiling.  Thanks Sam, it was lovely to meet you and we cannot wait to see the results of this shoot!!