Finding Your Wedding Dress


Karen Forte opened her doors in 1999 and, soon after, sold her first wedding dress. Today, brides travel across three counties to visit this reputable boutique in the picturesque village of Bassingbourn. We are pleasantly set away from the hustle and bustle of the high street and situated just a 15 minute drive from the city centre of Cambridge. Our bridal boutique is spacious and relaxing with private fitting suites, which makes this the perfect place to find your perfect dress.

Our boutique open hours are Wednesday-Saturday between 9:00am-5:00pm. Sundays from 10:00am-5:00pm

A relaxed and spacious atmosphere awaits you.

The Bridal Experience

 Congratulations on your engagement! Finding your wedding dress is an exciting and emotional experience. We understand that every bride is unique in shape, style and size which is why we make sure our bridal experience is focused on you. You will have your own personal stylist and your own private space. We provide refreshments upon arrival plus we provide one-to-one appointments allowing you to relax and take your time.

Enjoy the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience.

Award Winning Wedding Dresses

Explore worldwide designer collections such as Pronovias, Enzoani and Maggie Sottero. All of our wedding dress collections are carefully chosen in order to offer brides the best in quality, cut and design. In particular, we focus on offering brides-to-be the latest in bridal fashion which includes keeping our stock up-to-date and the latest styles arriving in throughout the year. For the most part, the selection is designed to be ample but not overwhelming. Our knowledgeable stylists are always on hand to make great suggestions, especially, if you’re not sure where to start.

Specialist In Bridal Alterations

 Our spacious dressing rooms allow plenty of room for you and your guests. Usually, our seamstress will meet with you and discuss your ideas thus gaining a clear understanding of important factors to you. Together with their expert knowledge regarding fit, comfort and style you can relax in knowing that your dress will fit you perfectly on your wedding day.


Furthermore, we also look after mothers-of-the-bride. As VIP’s on the wedding guest list, it is important that they also look the part. Our occasion-wear collection is available in our boutique and, in addition to the bridal collection, offers a lovely choice of outfits and accessories for the mother of the bride and groom. 

Finding Us from Cambridgeshire

Here, in the village of Bassingbourn, nestled in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside is where you will find our boutique. Usually, the easiest way to get to us is by car. We are situated on the main A1198 between Royston and Huntingdon and opposite YUVA restaurant. Under a 20 minute drive from the town centre of Cambridge and only 13 miles South West of the City. The boutique is easily accessible by wheelchair through the front entrance. Furthermore, there is a large customer car park to the rear of the boutique, thereby offering ample parking for you and your guests travelling by car. The nearest train station is Royston which is less than a 5 minute drive. Click here to get directions to the shop.


Finding Us from London and Hertfordshire

The boutique is situated on the main A1198 between Royston and Huntingdon, opposite YUVA restaurant. The nearest train station is Royston which is less than a 5 minute drive. We offer a free drop-off and collection service for customers travelling by train Click here to get directions to the shop.