about us

Award winning vintage style boutique stocking luxurious wedding dresses, prom dresses, accessories and a unique hand-made bespoke service.



The Boutique

Fairytale Occasions is an award winning beautiful vintage style bridal boutique situated in the quaint market town of Highworth, in Swindon, Wiltshire, which occupies a strategic position over the Thames Valley. It is often called the ‘gateway to the cotswolds’. We are situated next to the entrance to the parish church of St Michael in a grade 2 listed building. We stock a luxurious collection of wedding dresses from some fantastic bridal designers.
We aim to make the whole experience of finding and purchasing your dream dress relaxed and stress free, whether a wedding or prom. Everyone should be able to express their individual style and not have to follow convention. We offer a friendly service in a calm and relaxed atmosphere banishing the bridal stuffiness for all our customers, and operate an appointment system to ensure that everyone receives an exclusive one-to-one service to help build your dream look.

The Collection

We currently stock a number of designer wedding gowns including the Wendy Makin Ready-To-Wear & French Collection, Richard Designs, Sacha James Lilly and new in Jan 2020 we will have the White One Collection by Pronovias, ranging from the vintage inspired to contemporary. Our luxurious designer dresses are created using high quality fabrics and focus on, ‘on trend’ designs. They have been chosen for their quality and outstanding fit in a range of silhouettes to appeal to all brides-to-be. We also stock a collection for the hip modern bride utilising exquisite French laces and beautiful flowing fabrics. Many of our dresses can be ordered up to a size 30, but we also have a pure curvy range of dresses available in sizes 16-30. If you are short on time some of our designers offer a rush order service for a small extra charge and we also have a rail of sample dresses on sale which can be bought and taken away that day.

Hand-Made Bespoke Service

We are a wedding boutique with a difference. Not only do we provide a stunning selection of wedding dresses, prom dresses and accessories you can choose to use our bespoke service. Commissioning a bespoke gown or garment allows you to order and own something that has been created just for you in the style, fabric and details of your choice, to bring your dreams and visions to life. Your gown/garment will be made in the fully experience hands of Nicola Gill who graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1999, so you can ensure your gown/garment will be made with expertise.

Fairytale Occasions also offers a full dressmaking service from complete creations to repairs and alterations.

Our Wish

With our expertise and passion for fashion, we hope that we can create some wonderful memories together. Helping your individuality shine through, by providing you with a wonderful bridal experience within our beautiful little boutique, to help you find the dress of your dreams making your wishes come true.

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