Tinkerbelle was born in January 1989 when Pauline and husband Robert ( then with two young children ) decided to open a shop in Lowestoft which specialised in beautiful bridal wear. Pauline had trained in Fashion and Design in London and for a while worked for a famous designer there, before designing and making clothes herself. Starting with childrens clothes, the demand for her designs increased and bespoke bridal and bridesmaid gowns soon followed.
Tinkerbelle is very much a family affair and daughters Nicola and Rose also trained and qualified in Fashion and Costume design. Between them they have worked on well known shows in London's West End as well as on Films, TV and photo shoots.
At one time Tinkerbelle decided to spread it's wings and opened a second shop in Ipswich and then a third one in Norwich. This was an extremely busy time with the family running backwards and forwards between all three shops. These days we are happy to concentrate all our efforts on the one shop in Lowestoft and we were so excited to move to more spacious premises, opening our new stylish and chic bridal boutique in April 2015.
Tinkerbelle has built up a fantastic reputation over the years and we have always believed in providing a high standard of customer service. It is not just a business to us, but a way of life - we have a real passion for what we do. Being dress designers and makers we can offer our expertise to all our customers, drawing upon our knowledge and years of experience to provide friendly yet professional help and advice.
Tinkerbelle offers a professional alteration service to customers and all alterations are carried out by us in our own workrooms - we don't use outside seamstresses. We can also change and customise the bridal gowns in our collection as well as designing and making a bespoke gown.
The Tinkerbelle team believe that choosing and creating the look you desire should be an enjoyable experience. We do all we can to help put 'a touch of magic' into your special day.