What People Say About Us

“Sally & Sharon went above and beyond in tracking down a Paloma Blanca dress that I had seen and was desperate to try on – it ended up being the dress of my dreams for my Big Day! Having spoken to quite a few bridal shops in the hope of finding somewhere with The Dress, I can hand-on-heart say that Sally & Sharon are by far the most helpful, friendliest, most lovely people you could wish for in making you feel perfect on your special day! xxx”


“I cannot recommend this boutique highly enough. After trying on many dresses at other bridal shops I was starting to feel quite dejected that I hadn’t found ‘the one’. That all changed when I came to Helena Fortley! I was very fortunate to be assisted by Irena. She made me feel comfortable from the onset, had a great eye for what suited me and I really valued her opinion. Together we found the most stunning Paloma Blanca dress for my wedding and I couldn’t be happier. I am so excited to go back for my fittings. The girls at the boutique are absolutely fantastic and make you feel truly incredible.”


“Choosing my dress was the most enjoyable part of the wedding preparations. Sally is very friendly and she would go the extra mile to find the model and accessories that suit you best. Living in Caterham, I thought Helena Fortley was the most convenient place to go for my dress. However, based on my experience, I would strongly recommend a visit to Sally’s bridal boutique no matter where you live. A big thank you to Sally for making me looking so beautiful on my wedding day””


“Sally, thank you so much for this morning… So many beautiful dresses to choose from, you made Emma feel so comfortable and special.”


“Helena Fortley wedding dress shop is a wonderful place to be, Sally the owner is friendly and welcoming.
Her dresses and accessories are of the highest quality and are lovely.

I was an older bride who did not want to get married in white or cream and Sally helped to choose the perfect Blush colour for me. There is no hard pushy sale she just makes you feel special.

My experience had not been a good one until I walked into Helena Fortley on her Opening day. Young or old Sally seems to know whats suits you, I would recommend her shop to anyone looking for their wedding dress as you will not be disappointed.

My wedding was one of the best days of my life and I felt like a million dollars in my dress.”

Denise Vandersteen

“It was great to come and look around your lovely shop today, a sneak peek before the grand opening… oh and I found my perfect dress!! Roll on July so everyone can see it, Thank you for all your help Sally xxx”


“I just wanted to say thank you for making my first experience trying on wedding dresses such a lovely and memorable experience. My mum and I spent all evening talking about the shop, the dresses and how comfortable you both made us feel. Your choices for me to try were perfect, so now I have not one but 3 dresses I can’t stop dreaming of! , As I said I’m the first of my friends but once any more get engaged I would definitely recommend they book an appointment with you.”


“Thank you for providing such a beautiful dress to Sarah, she looked lovely on the day and loved the dress.”