About Us

Scarlet Poppy in Pudsey

Scarlet Poppy in Pudsey was established in 1994 and has proudly been serving beautiful brides to be ever since.  Scarlet Poppy has built its reputation on honest advice, quality bridal gowns and exceptional customer service.  Over the years Scarlet Poppy has offered brides to be with a vast array of elegant and sophisticated wedding dresses from leading designers but in addition has afforded brides with the unique opportunity to design their own bespoke gowns, retaining the services of our talented dressmaker and seamstress.  

We believe that your wedding starts as soon as you step through our door! We are a small dedicated team who are committed to our brides and to Scarlet Poppy’s flawless reputation.  We ensure that the service, atmosphere and, of course, the gown itself exceeds all your expectations. We will be with you every step of the way in the build up to your wedding, on hand to reassure with help and advice.

In 2015, after lovingly dedicating 17 years to Scarlet Poppy’s brides, Jo Anderson handed over the reins to new owners, Hannah and Dave Spink.  Although having backgrounds in the legal and financial sectors, in 2008 Hannah and Dave established Dave Spink Photography which, following its rapid expansion, now specialises in wedding photography, videography, photo booths, marry-okes and giant letter hire.  The last 7 years have provided Hannah and Dave with a sound understanding of the wedding industry and the needs of brides and grooms.  Dave himself has been shortlisted for various national wedding industry awards and in 2015 was a finalist for ‘Videographer of the Year’.  For Hannah and Dave it seemed a natural progression to move into bridal wear to and, being a Pudsey girl, Hannah couldn’t be prouder to be the new face behind Scarlet Poppy.

Scarlet Poppy Otley

Since first opening our doors in 2008 for our second boutique, Scarlet Poppy has been firmly established as one of the “must visit” bridal boutiques for brides from all across Yorkshire and beyond.

We are a genuine family-run business, located in the very heart of Otley in a picturesque courtyard just off the Market Place. We are dedicated to providing a truly superior wedding dress buying experience, which is reflected in our beautiful and modern boutique, the luxurious, spacious and private bridal suites, exquisite collections of gowns and the very highest standard of customer service. In addition to the vast number of testimonials and personal recommendations we have received from our brides, Wedding Belles of Otley has an excellent reputation within the bridal industry and we have been finalists in national wedding industry awards for 5 consecutive years as one of the country’s Best Bridal Retailers.

“NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH, AND EVERY APPOINTMENT WAS MADE INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIAL, AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED EVERY VISIT.” – GEORGINA

“THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EXQUISITE SHOPS THAT I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF VISITING.” – ROWENA

“I REALLY CAN’T RECOMMEND WEDDING BELLES OF OTLEY HIGHLY ENOUGH. IF YOU WANT FIRST CLASS SERVICE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER!” – CAROLINE

We are extremely passionate about what we do, with many years of experience in the bridal industry, and we listen and care about every bride to be. Our focus is on delivering a first-class service to each and every bride and to ensure that our brides and their families have an amazing and unforgettable experience, but don’t just take our word for it.

You will be sure to find ‘The One’ right here at Scarlet Poppy of Otley or Pudsey. With our hand-picked selection of beautiful gowns from some of the very best bridal designers, we have something for everyone in our boutique, from Princess fairy-tale to simple and understated classic designs. All of our gowns are made to the very highest standard with sumptuous fabrics and corsetry which will flatter every shape, and our collections of couture wedding dresses not only allow brides the opportunity to meet top British wedding dress designers, but you can also discuss design changes and create a gown which is unique for your wedding day.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Hannah and Dave are delighted to welcome you into our beautiful boutique!

 

Hannah

Managing Director

Hannah has, from a young age, had a passion for all things bridal. She takes great pride in seeing Scarlet Poppy brides looking truly beautiful on their wedding day and is committed to ensuring brides and their guests have a truly memorable experience whilst visiting the boutique.  Brides really appreciate Hannah's enthusiastic and empathetic nature.

 

Dave

Finance / Marketing Director

Hannah's husband, Dave, is Scarlet Poppy's Financial Director and is complimented by a wealth of experience within the wedding industry.  As the owner of Dave Spink Photography, Dave has provided thousands of brides with wedding photography, videography and photo booth hire throughout the Uk.  Dave has fantastic insight into bridal trends and ensures Scarlet Poppy's collection of bridal gowns is always in keeping to the latest season's trends. If you'd like to speak to Dave about any Dave Spink Photography services visit the website for further details www.davespinkphotography.co.uk 

Roxy

Sales Assistant 

Roxy is bundle of happiness and meets all our brides to be with warmth and enthusiasm.   In addition to having a keen interest in bridal fashion, Roxy has a jewellery and wedding videography and photography background and is, therefore, excellently placed to offer our brides advice where appropriate.

Rebecca

Sales Assistant 

Rebecca has a background working in hospitality and event management and since getting married in 2012 has developed a passion for all things wedding related – especially bridal wear. She loves working with brides to be and having the pleasure of getting to know them and their wedding plans, while helping them find their dream gown.  Rebecca does everything with enthusiasm and a smile on her face and is a valued member of the team.

Louise

Seamstress

Louise is a fantastically talented seamstress and is on hand for any alterations our brides may require - whether it is taking a few inches up from the hem, or simply adding a few touches of 'sparkle'.  Louise has terrific skill and always ensures nothing leaves the sewing room unless it is absolutely perfect. Louise brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience.