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Welcome to Turner & Pennell

Come and find THE dress...

Congratulations on your engagement! You are about to prepare for the most exciting day of your life and an important part of that day is THE DRESS. Here at Turner and Pennell we offer a relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere where we embrace your excitement and make the experience of finding your dress fabulous. We know and understand that this can be a daunting task and we are committed in helping you choose the dress that makes you feel extraordinary and special for the big day.

Our bridal shop is based in Rayleigh, in Essex, and is home to beautiful and exquisite gowns to suit every style from the more traditional and vintage through to the contemporary. We offer dresses designed by award winning British designers, European designers and designers from across the pond.

From your first consultation appointment through to your final fitting with our experienced seamstress you will receive our undivided attention and personal treatment.

Our Journal

Meet our Brides, share our stories

La Sposa 2018 Collection

Buying season has started and this past weekend Alison, Sophie and I jetted off to sunny Madrid. We were of course looking forward to seeing the new 2018 collection from the La Sposa, but we were really excited for a bit of sun, exploring and, of course, shopping!


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Turner & Pennell On Tour

Each year we go out to Spain to see the new collection for La Sposa. We get put up in an amazing hotel, wined and dined and then the next morning visit an enormous exhibition centre with 100’s of other people (all with sore heads) to place an order of around 12 dresses. Sounds easy right? Wrong! 


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What To Expect When Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting task and brides have lots of questions when we meet them at fairs. When to start looking? What will suit me?  Do I need to book an appointment?  What should I wear to the appointment? How much does a wedding dress cost?


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"Amazing shop, run by the loveliest ladies who are extremely helpful and patient! I am so happy I bought my dress from this shop, and will continue to recommend to every bride-to-be!"

Amy Lou

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