Situated in the heart of Cornwall’s only city, Truro and housed in the regal Georgian, Princes House is Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique. Renowned for elegant, stylish and beautifully well-crafted wedding dresses, it’s a place where brides from all over Devon and Cornwall journey to find their perfect gown.
Make yourself comfortable, browse the beautiful, hand picked wedding dresses by some of the industry’s leading designers Justin Alexander, Sincerity and Ellis Bridals and enjoy the Elaine Rawlings experience; where style and expertise combine in an elegant yet easy-going environment.
Appointments are relaxed and unhurried with nobody else in the boutique except for you and your closest friends and family. You will receive undivided attention to ensure we find the wedding dress that’s right for you.
You will fall in love all over again with the stylish collection; choose between contemporary modern gowns with soft tulle, illusion backs, and intricate bodices or elegant traditional dresses that embody grace and romance with full skirts, intricate lace detailing and cuts that create timeless silhouettes. All the dresses are crafted using the highest quality materials for comfort and style. Understated elegance and effortless sophistication with a unique edge is at the core of Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique.
Elaine will always be on hand to help you through your wedding dress journey; from the very first appointment, to alterations, fittings, storing and of course making sure your dress is perfect for the big day. This is a wedding dress shop that cares and wants to help play a small part in one of the most memorable days of your life.
A warm welcome awaits, book your appointment.
As the longest standing bridal boutique in Truro, I pride myself on offering a great selection of gorgeous gowns but also the personal touch. My boutique is intimate and petite with only ever one bride at a time so that you receive my full attention and utter exclusivity. I love getting to know my brides and their big day plans, watching their vision unfold.
There's nothing I enjoy more than receiving photos from brides who I’ve built a relationship with over the past year, showing me a glimpse of their big day so that I can see how beautiful they looked. For me, it’s about so much more than just choosing a dress. It’s my personal promise to offer somewhere warm, friendly and caring where I can provide great advice, a nice cup of tea and someone you can truly trust when it comes to choosing that all-important gown.
“I found my perfect dress and bought it that day! Was not the intention but when you know you know! Elaine was lovely and helped to find the right dress for my shape and style and not the most expensive in the range... In fact it was a sale dress! Only wish she did hair and make up as I was so at ease in her company”
KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
“Can’t recommend Elaine enough!! She was so attentive and couldn’t do enough for me from as soon as we arrived until the time we left and I used up my full 90 minutes! I’m not the easiest to please but she made us feel so welcome and she knew what the right dress would be for my figure. She has so much good advice and you have the comfort of knowing your dress will be in good hands with regards to alterations. Will be definitely purchasing my dress from here. Thank you so much Elaine xx”
“Couldn’t recommend enough . Elaine is so lovely and does everything possible to help you find the one dress that makes you feel beautiful ! . I finally found mine at her shop after searching over 2 months and several visits all over Cornwall and Plymouth ! . Really relaxed atmosphere and so so friendly , Elaine really cares about her clients and this is clear ! Thank you Elaine for helping me find my perfect dress !”
SADIE ANNE LEAVY
An exclusive one-to- one appointment is arranged privately in the boutique and I allow 90 minutes so you are unrushed and relaxed with ample time to try the dresses, discuss and do a twirl or two!
When your dress arrives, why not book an appointment to try some accessories. Completely private with the boutique booked exclusively for you, you can try your gown on and explore styling your bridal look with a headpiece or veil.
From dropping off and collecting your dress from the seamstress, to storing the dress until the big day, the Elaine Rawlings experience is never about just selling a dress, it is my promise to build real relationships with my brides and to be there at every twist and turn, providing advice, expertise and a hot cup of tea!