Merle

CELEBRATE YOUR CURVES WITH OUR COLLECTION OF COUTURE PLUS SIZE BRIDAL GOWNS AT SOMERSET BRIDAL

About the dress

Merle makes a dramatic statement down the aisle in this stunning princess bridal gown made with Shell Mikado fit for modern royalty. Elegant shoulder straps adorn the shoulder, complementing a deep V-neckline and banded waist. Subtle side cutouts lead to an chic squared open back detail accented by a row of fabric-covered buttons that trail down the back to the edge of the train. From the fitted waist, chic pleats give way to a voluminous ballgown skirt, concealing discreet and functional side pockets. For a royal princess bridal look that is still very much on-trend, Merle captures timeless elegance with fashion-forward details for the modern princess bride

About Stella York at Somerset Bridal

Introducing Stella York, a collection which brings dramatic elegance and Australian-inspired sophistication to your special day.

Glamorous. Sexy. Extravagant. Stella York wedding dresses are more than just a designer label. It’s an indelible mind-set — with each creation a perfect complement to a bride’s attitude, style and spirit.

Wearing a Stella York gown, a bride will truly be as the name suggests — the stella, or “star” of her wedding day — adorned in a head-turning creation brought to life by the same Australian design team that brings elegance and sophistication to the designer wedding gown labels of Essense of Australia and Martina Liana.

Inspired by the world’s hottest red carpet trends, Stella York bridal gowns are imagined and handcrafted with stunning detail. Each gown is constructed to provide an exceptional fit and give the body perfect form, all at a competitive price.

Dressed in spectacular beading, glamorous laces and enchanting fabrics, the Stella York bride is assured to be the center of elegance and attention. Whether a bride is graced in soft organzas, chiffons and charmeuses or romantic satins and taffetas, the Stella York collection is an extraordinary accompaniment to her every desire.

Sample Sizing
7 to 36 and we have two samples, a 26 and a 16
Fabrics:

Shell Mikado

Detail Options:

No Beading

Fabric Colors Available:

Magnolia Gown

Pure Ivory Gown

Tulle Plunge Options:

Ivory

Porcelain

Mocha

Back:

Zip Only - Fabric Buttons

Product Options:

Dress Only

How much do wedding dress alterations cost?

Our seamstress are highly trained experts and will fit your dress to perfections. Allow between £250-350 for standard alterations, more if you have some exciting customisations.

Have you someone who can alter my wedding dress?

All dresses will need an expert seamstress for your dress to fit you perfectly and to make any of those wonderful customisations we have discussed with you. We have a recommended seamstress that comes to us on a Tuesday and a list of recommended seamstresses throughout England that we can refer you to. The cost of alterations is not included in the cost of your gown.

How long does it take to make my gown?

Generally it takes between 6-7 months although some of our designers will let us see what is currently in production and we can ‘nab’ one of those for you and get it quicker.  This is why we say try and start looking for your gown from between 9-12 months before your big day. If you have less time, please don’t worry we love a challenge and we do have rush options available and you can nearly always purchase a dress off the tack in the boutique if it is your size. Remember you need to allow 10-12 weeks for your alterations.

There is a particular gown I am interested in from one of your designers and I cannot see it on your website?

We cannot carry every gown that our designers make and we do try to have a wide a selection as possible. If there is a gown you are just busting to try on please let us know, we may be able to loan her in from the designer for a small charge which we refund on purchase of any gown.

How much should I expect to spend with you for my wedding dress or gown?

Somerset Bridal caters to all different budgets with TWO stores, our Outlet dresses are prices from £99 to £699 and the gowns in our main boutique have gowns ranging from £1000 – £4000. So if your budget is below £1000 please book in at the Outlet, if your budget is higher than £1000 please book at our luxury bridal boutique. Always let us know what you are comfortable spending and we will show you a variety of amazing gowns to fit your needs.

We are Committed to creating an inclusive wedding dress fitting experience

Somerset Bridal are the first bridal and wedding dress fitting experience to focus on creating a safe and inclusive environment for brides to be. Our clients can be confident that we not only do we offer a luxury and professional fitting service but that we are here to make you feel confident and supported every step of the way.

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April K

Debbie and her mum are fantastic and truly treat you like you’re the only person in the world getting married! I loved my experience and would love to do it all over again! One of the best days of my life –
I can’t wait to pick up my dress soon!

Hayley M

I choose my dress in December and since been back to try it on again, I am so in love with my dress and so excited to wear it on my special day in July. I absolutely loved my experience picking my dress and was treated like a princess. Thank you so much for all the help I was given.

Katie G

I don’t know where to start! I hated wedding dress shopping until I found this gem of a shop in Minehead. Deb and her mum have so much patience and couldn’t be more friendly helpful and lovely if they tried! They put every fibre of themselves into this business and it shows. I live 2 hours away but it is so worth the travelling! If you are a nervous bride or anxious about choosing ‘the dress’ then please try Somerset Bridal as they will make you feel completely at ease. I simply couldn’t recommend them enough.

Lauren B

Such an amazing group of ladies. They found me my dream dress and was so helpful. Give me and my girls all the time in the world to find what we were looking for, wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses! Amazing shop and amazing hospitality… would recommend any bride going there for their dresses! Felt very comfortable

Jessica S

The wonderful Debbie and her fabulous mum are amazing. I’ve never felt so welcome and so at home. I get quite anxious with new things but this place is somewhere where I would keep coming back too and recommended to everyone searching for that perfect dress. Even if one of your parents have passed away, giving a gift for my bouquet to put Dad’s picture was just so thoughtful. I literally cannot wait to go back for my fittings and show my mum and bridesmaid my beautiful dress. You guys are stars!!

Unapologetically Inclusive for all

We are Committed to creating an inclusive wedding dress experience

Somerset Bridal are the first bridal and wedding dress fitting experience to focus on creating a safe and inclusive environment for brides to be. Our brides can be confident that not only do we offer a luxury and professional service but that we're here to help you feel confident and supported every step of the way.

FAQs about us

Simply For Everyone

How are you different from other bridal boutiques & wedding dress shops?

Most wedding dress boutiques order sample dresses in size 10 or 12 or smaller. This means that their gowns only fit brides sized  8 or 10 (crazy eh!). Somerset Bridal is different; we pride ourselves on having the area’s largest selection of modern, contemporary styles in all sizes with over half of our gowns in larger sample sizes right up to a 36. This means that no matter what that silly number on your clothes happens to be you can actually try on wedding dresses to see how they would fit your body.

I am not a Plus Size bride

We cater for ALL sizes, our mantra is that we are 'unapologetically inclusive'. So whether you fit in a size 8 or a size 36 we firmly believe that you are not skinny-size or plus-size, you are WOMAN-SIZE. What matters is that we understand the female body in all its exquisite forms and size truly does not matter when you are shopping for a wedding gown. Our sample sizes are often larger so that we can help every bride and no-one has to imagine what a dress could look like on them. We have lots of clever tricks to pin a gown to your figure.

What makes you an unapologetically inclusive wedding dress experience?

We aren't like other bridal stores we who order dresses in sizes 10 or 12. This means that their gowns only fit brides sized  8 or 10 (crazy eh!). At Somerset Bridal we are different. We have one of the largest selection of modern, contemporary styles in all sizes with over half of our gowns in larger sample sizes right up to a 46. This means that no matter what that silly number on your clothes happens to be you can actually try on wedding dresses to see how they would fit your body.

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