Wedding Shop Cambridge

Welcome to Karen Forte Established Bridal Retailer for 20 Years


Karen Forte is a family run business and has been serving brides across Cambridgeshire, and beyond, since 1999. In short, we specialise in offering our brides-to-be the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience.

We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable and passionate in our work, especially when it comes to all things wedding related. Consequently, our bridal boutique near Cambridge is widely regarded as one of the best places to shop for your wedding dress.

We also offer exciting collections from award winning bridal designers across the world, which are available in a range of sizes from 6-24. Above all, our focus is to make your bridal experience enjoyable. From start to finish, with the knowledge that you are in expert hands.

We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm. When you are ready to find your wedding dress you can book an appointment with us. We are contactable by phone on 01763 242790, or, visit our contact page and fill out the request form. We can’t wait to meet you!

There is a large car park to the rear of the shop available for all customers. You can find us at:

Verona House, 36 Old North Road, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5JL

To get directions to us please click here.

The Ultimate Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Our aim is to provide brides-to-be with the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience. To begin with, our luxurious bridal boutique is tucked away in the Cambridgeshire countryside, saving you from the hustle and bustle of the high street and therefore providing a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to our award winning designer collections, our knowledgeable stylists are on hand to help you every step of the way, particularly to ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed in the process of choosing the one.

We have lots of different looks to choose from, with styles ranging from modern to boho hence there is a dress to suit every brides need.


Finding Your Dress

From the moment you arrive, one of our friendly and excitable stylists will be on hand to greet you and offer refreshments (Bucks Fizz is usually the most popular choice). We take the time to get to know each bride, going through your thoughts and ideas before guiding you through the designer collections. Your stylist is there to ensure that you are looked after and feel confident in the choosing of your gown, also offering suggestions if you are not sure where to start.


The Perfect Dress, The Perfect Fit

Beyond the exciting moment when you say ‘yes to the dress’, we also offer an in-house alterations service. Our seamstresses are experienced and specialised in bridal alterations and will take time and care to understand our brides ideas for creating the perfect wedding dress. Ensuring a perfect fit is our priority; as a rule we make sure our brides leave feeling happy and confident.

There is a large car park to the rear of the shop which is available to all customers. Our address is 36 Old North Road, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5JL. To get directions to us please click here.


Click on the images to view the designer collections or click here to view them all.