Wedding dress shop in Stourbridge, West Midlands

Wedding dress shop in Stourbridge, West Midlands

The only bridal shop in Lye, Stourbridge!

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we love meeting brides from far and wide. Walk into our beautiful bridal shop in Stourbridge, which is uniquely housed inside a converted chapel dating from the late 1800’s, and you will be greeted by a warm and friendly atmosphere, where it’s obvious you are going to have a great experience.

Our spacious boutique is filled with the best of the best, with all of our designers and dresses hand picked by us. We believe in quality over quantity, but with just over 200 bridal gowns which are thoughtfully spaced out in our picturesque boutique, you are bound to find a dress which makes your heart skip a beat.

We give our brides a variety of options, from traditional & classic, Boho & Vintage and daring & contemporary from the worlds best designers. We currently have the most amazing collections from Pronovias, Pronovias Atelier, Essense of Australia, Martina Liana, Maggie Sottero, Eliza Jane Howell, True Bride and LouLou designs. Our prices start from as little as £750 and go up to £4,100 and we cater to every body, shape and size. 

We get brides coming to see us from far and wide. When brides-to-be are looking for a bridal shop near Birmingham, a bridal shop near Halesowen, a bridal shop near Kingswinford, a bridal shop near Cradley Heath and so on…. they come to us! We even have brides coming from as far as The USA and Dubai! Our reputation and the quality of our service and products are the reason we get so many bridal parties stepping through our door.

A visit to our wedding dress shop in Stourbridge is a must for every future bride!

We have 3 private dressing rooms, with a separate area for our ladies to get changed, and an area for their guests to sit and relax. We always welcome walk-ins, but appointments will have priority over the dressing rooms.

So if you would like to make an appointment to come and see our show stopping collections, call us on 01384 893656 or drop us an email using the contact form on our contact page.

We are easily reachable by car or public transport. Lye train station is just a 6 minute walk away and there are a number of buses which go from Intu’s Merry Hill Shopping Center, Dudley, which is a 6 minute drive away or a 12 minute bus ride away.

Intu’s Merry Hill Shopping Centre is a great place to go before or after your appointment with over 250 shops and eateries. Lye also has a number of eateries and pubs. The Windsor Castle at the end of the road is a favourite with us!

 

We hope to see you soon! xx

 

Leigh & Rus’s Wedding Story…

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we love nothing more than hearing stories from our brides and grooms, whether they be funny, sad or soppy! We love them all! We get to meet our couples in the middle of their journey together, so we become curious about the beginning; such as how they met and how the all important proposal went!

We get to know our brides so well, many become friends, and some of their beautiful stories bring us to tears. Happy tears of course!! And we wanted to share some of them with you. Whether you smile at them, cry or just have comfort from them, hearing from brides themselves that weddings can be full of ups and downs but all in all there is no need to stress… it all works out perfect in the end.

Here is the story of the gorgeous Leigh & Rus…

The beginning & the proposal…

“Rus was one of my brother’s best friends… There was a “”My best friend and my sister?!” moment like in Friends… been together three years now.”

“As a singer in an acoustic duo with my dad, I was booked for a private birthday party at Stone Manor hotel. Dad picked me up to drive to the venue after wishing Rus a good day at the Wolves match. I walked in and the staff showed me to the room where the “party” was. On the table, in front of a roaring fireplace, was a laptop with earphones in it. On the screen read: Leigh, put the earphones in and press enter. I was very confused and still thought this was part of the booking! I even asked the lady whether I had to wait for dad to listen with me! As soon as I saw Rus’ face appear on the screen, I knew. I just sat there laughing as he introduced the video and then laughter turned to happy tears as one by one, videos of all our nearest and dearest appeared, with messages about how they knew what Rus was up to and how they wished us well. (Including one of my parents rapping their own version of Ed Sheeran…) Finally, when I turned around, everyone in the video was behind me and Rus was there on one knee with the most beautiful ring ever. Romantically, my first response was to swear at him for tricking me! Then I said yes. We then all had afternoon tea and a lovely, lovely afternoon celebrating together before jetting off to New York the very next day! It was perfect”.

 

The dress…

“I chose GSB because I had always driven past and thought how lovely it looked, plus having researched lots of bridal shops, they stocked what I thought was the best collection and widest variety of brands and styles. I can’t really say who stood out because I think at some point in the process, I had the pleasure of everyone looking after me! Tracie was amazing though and such a lovely lady!”

“I chose my dress because it was just so unique, classy, elegant and perfectly me. From the moment I put it on, it was so comfortable and fitted me just perfectly. I didn’t want to take it off!”

The wedding… 25th August 2018…

“We walked down the aisle to an orchestral version of our song, Over and Over Again, by Nathan Sykes, which our friend played and recorded for us. Our first dance was a secret dance off against each other, each having practiced two dances in secret, which we only saw for the first time on the wedding night!”

“We did everything ourselves, and all in 10 months. My parents helped out massively with days out, the flowers, and some of the larger crafts. Rus’s parents gave us an early gift towards our honeymoon, which was lovely and took the pressure off us having to save for all of that, too”.

“Also, the suppliers we chose were AMAZING- so good at what they did; I had total trust in them and my goodness they followed through. Last person to mention, other than Jonathan, our photographer, being the most talented human ever, is Julia, the owner of Garthmyl Hall: she made us feel like the Hall was truly ours and invested so much of herself in helping the day itself to run perfectly, and even had time for sambucas with the groomsmen at the end of the night! Love her!”

“When you’re as lucky as we were, getting married was bittersweet: we met so many wonderful human beings through our suppliers, vendors, and every other aspect of wedding planning that it’s a bit sad when you get to the end and you can’t see these people again! To all involved in our wedding- you’re like a secret best friend club that I want to keep and just do it all over again with! Love you all lots!”

What we would have done differently and our advice…

“Not a single thing”.

“Enjoy every single second of the build up- make a day of everything so you make so many memories along the way with everyone who matters. Remember the reason you’re doing it- to marry each other!”

Venue:Garthmyl Hall, 25th August 2018

Hair: First Class Hair and beauty

Make up: Sasha Brown Make Up Artist

Flowers: Danckert’s Florist

Photos: J S Coates Photography

Details: Copper Blush

Click here to see a video of their wedding story and more stunning photos: Leigh & Rus’s Wedding Story

 

 

Syreata & Andrew’s Story…

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we love nothing more than hearing stories from our brides and grooms, whether they be funny, sad or soppy! We love them all! We get to meet our couples in the middle of their journey together, so we become curious about the beginning; such as how they met and how the all important proposal went!

We get to know our brides so well, many become friends, and some of their beautiful stories bring us to tears. Happy tears of course!! And we wanted to share some of them with you. Whether you smile at them, cry or just have comfort from them, hearing from brides themselves that weddings can be full of ups and downs but all in all there is no need to stress… it all works out perfect in the end.

Here is the story of the fabulous Syreata & Andrew

The beginning…

“Andrew and I met in 2006 in Indy Bar in Birmingham, we literally bumped into each other while dancing!  We laughed it off, exchanged numbers and went our separate ways.

A few  weeks after we arranged a date and we’ve been together ever since!. Andrew knows me very well, I’d always commented that I wanted a really toned down proposal, nothing too out there, and also that I love Christmas.

In 2014 on Christmas morning as our daughter played with her Frozen toys, Andrew appeared with a ring box!!

I was so puzzled and excited I almost forgot to say yes…I was also pregnant with our second child, Tamiah, which made it even more special!”

The dress disaster ( and rescue!)…

“I came to Georgina Scott Bridal after being severely let down by another boutique when it closed without notice, my dress had never even been ordered and the deposit retained!.

I joined a group set up on Facebook which was created by another affected bride and there we attempted to source gowns elsewhere.

Tracie at GSB posted and offered to source dresses for brides who had been let down by the other boutique,  I thought it was too good to be true but not only did she call her Pronovias contact direct, she had the dress delivered from Italy within 2 days!

I was blown away by the selfless, heartfelt actions of Tracie and the entire team.

From fittings, to alterations and accessories, the team were magnificent, it soon became clear that this was just how they operate, with care, consideration treating each and every bride as part of the family.

Paul, Tracie and the team truly are the epitome of customer service excellence!

I wanted a bodycon silhouette to show my figure (after our three children!) but also wanted the romance and drama created by tulle layers on the skirt.

A luxe look and feel, plus allowing my bold personality to shine through was also really important to me… “Mildred” by Pronovias gave me everything I wanted and more.

Since our wedding was in Cuba (and it’s our favourite place on Earth!) it was important for me to pay homage to Spanish culture and the flamenco look.”

The wedding… 19th October 2017…

“We lost a very dear family member in the months leading up to the wedding, this placed a great deal of emotional distress into an already stressful scenario and paused preparations.

There was “dressgate”, I can laugh about it now, but at the time having paid a large deposit and have no dress was really (really) upsetting.

Finally there was hurricane Irma which had caused devastation in the north of Cuba, and seriously damaged our hotel only weeks before we were due to depart.

Family were key in supporting us through some really difficult times, whenever we needed to talk things through, go shopping last minute, make decorations and even once we arrived in Cuba, our family is the support system we couldn’t have managed without.

40 family and friends flew out to Cuba to witness our marriage and those memories will last forever!

I also class the GSB team as family, they really invested in me and my bridal journey, they were passionate and committed to turning my entire experience around so I could still have the gown and wedding the way I’d dreamt it.

My husband, my family and I are eternally humbled by the selfless actions of the entire GSB team.”

What we would have done differently and our advice…

“Chosen GSB in the first instance!

My advice to brides and grooms is, don’t sweat the small stuff!  All the stress washes away as you walk towards your future husband, say your vows and have your first dance.

On our wedding day we smiled so much, laughed, drank, danced, everything had come together just the way we had planned, though weeks and months earlier it was doubtful if anything would go to plan.

“A wedding does not a marriage make”  always remember once the wedding is over it’s the marriage that really matters.

Also having the hotel’s wedding coordinator meant I could literally select cakes, flowers, hairstyle, location, meal and then…relax.  I would definitely recommend this if possible.

For weddings abroad, we did have a UK reception two weeks once we were back which in effect was a second wedding, I’d really recommend it, you get to celebrate again and wear the dress twice too!”

 

 

 

Venue: Iberostar Varadero resort, Varadero, Cuba.
Photos: Ibry Photography, Cuba
Hair: Hotel Stylist
Make up: Caprice Sterling
Flowers:Belkis Rodrigues (Iberostar wedding planner)

 

See a short video of their story on our YouTube channel: Syreata and Andrew’s Story

 

 

Bridesmaid Dresses

4 Steps to Choosing Your Bridesmaid Dresses

A huge aspect of many weddings is presentation; how everything will look once it is put in place. And although the bride should be the star of the show, she still needs her bridesmaids standing behind her, confident and stylish.

Choosing your bridesmaids dresses can be a difficult task, especially when they are a mixed group of people, all with their own style. But it is possible to please everyone, as long as you follow these steps:

Do Your Research

Look online for inspiration on how you would like to organise your bridesmaid style. Traditional weddings most often ask their bridesmaids to wear identical dresses for sophistication and uniformity. Whereas, modern weddings tend to opt for similar dresses, all with their own twists.

More creatively, brides have been dressing their bridesmaids in various shades of the same colour or the same colour but in different dress styles. Therefore, there is still consistency and sophistication, but each bridesmaid can shine in their own way, in a dress that flatters their body and individual style.

Stay Within Budget

A lot of bridesmaids will already know that they will be expected to pay for their own bridesmaid dress. Therefore, when shopping keep in mind their lifestyles and what their realistic budget will be, so that there is no extra pressure.

Body Shape

Also, because they are paying for their own dress, help make it something they will cherish forever and possibly wear again.

Consider your wedding theme and the styles you are looking for at your wedding, but then ask them to add their own personal touch. For example, shortening or lengthening the dress or adding a more flattering neckline are popular choices. This will provide your bridesmaids with a dress they can feel confident in, while still sticking to your wedding’s theme and looking the part.

Accessorising

After finding the right dresses, it’s now time to find the right accessories to complement their outfits and hairdos. There is a lot to consider, such as which jewellery will you choose? Sandals or heels? Sashes or hairbands?

It is also just as important to find the appropriate lingerie to flatter each dress, including shapewear and the right style of bra.

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal our specialist team are here to provide our expertise during bridal and bridesmaid fittings to help you find the right dresses for your special day. To book an appointment for your bridal party to come in and explore our range, call our team on 01384 893656

Steph & Matt’s Story…

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we love nothing more than hearing stories from our brides and grooms, whether they be funny, sad or soppy! We love them all! We get to meet our couples in the middle of their journey together, so we become curious about the beginning; such as how they met and how the all important proposal went!

We get to know our brides so well, many become friends, and some of their beautiful stories bring us to tears. Happy tears of course!! And we wanted to share some of them with you. Whether you smile at them, cry or just have comfort from them, hearing from brides themselves that weddings can be full of ups and downs but all in all there is no need to stress… it all works out perfect in the end.

Here is the story of the beautiful Steph & Matt…..

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The beginning…

“We met when we were both teenagers on the dance floor of a local nightclub! We went on a few dates and decided to make it official.  The teen romance lasted and we have now been together for 13 years. Matt proposed when we were on holiday in Kefalonia in September 2016. We hired a small boat and spent the day going between small secluded beaches that can only be reached by boat. One of the beaches is where a famous scene was filmed for Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, so when we reached it, Matt anchored the boat and then surprised me with a ring!”

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The dress…

“All 3 of my best friends had their own wedding dresses from Georgina Scott. They said it would be fate if i also found my dress there.  When we met Tracie she was so helpful and patient. Each time we went back Tracie was friendly and we always enjoyed a chat! Although it took me a while to finally decide on my dress, ‘The One’ was waiting for me at Georgina Scott. My alterations were perfect and I absolutely loved wearing my beautiful Pronovias dress on my wedding day.  I have had so many comments on how stunning it was!”

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The wedding… 29th May 2018

We fell in love the Mill Barns from viewing the plans and booked it when it was just concrete in the ground.  We knew they would create a beautiful venue and when we saw it completed we couldn’t believe how stunning it was and we felt so lucky to have booked it for our big day. After booking the venue, we had 19 months to plan our wedding day.  We booked all of our key suppliers early on in the process so the structure of the day was sorted.  I then concentrated on choosing a dress.  Once I had my lovely lace dress, we looked for bridesmaid  dresses to complement it and then chose a hessian and lace theme for all of the little details to tie in with my dress.

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Mum was a big help in the months before the wedding as she made our table runners and helped with lots of our other DIY decorations and last minute shopping trips.  Family and friends helped a lot with the little details as it got closer to the day.  Luckily everything went to plan and we had no hick ups!  The key is being organised early, having lots of lists and a spreadsheet!

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Our day was perfect and we both loved every minute of it.  I can’t think of anything I would change.  My advice to other brides is to relax on your wedding day and try to take it all in from the moment you wake up to the last dance of the night! You want to be able to capture the special feeling you have on the day and remember it for the rest of your life!

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Venue: The Mill Barns, Alveley. 29th May 2018
Photos: Cris Lowis Photography
Hair: Natalie Bishop of Bridal Hair Specialists
Make up: Chloe McCall
Flowers: Floral Secrets

See a short video of their story on our YouTube channel: Steph & Matt… 29th May 2018

 

 

Explore the Latest Wedding Dress Collections at Our Summer Trunk Shows

One of the biggest processes during wedding planning is finding the perfect dress for the bride to be. Choosing your wedding outfit can be difficult, as you will want the perfect dress to flatter your figure, suit your style and show your personality in all the right ways.o, when you, as a bride, feel under pressure when you can’t find your dream dress and the clock is ticking it can feel like the entire wedding is falling apart. However, trunk shows provide bidding brides with the opportunity to explore the latest collections from designers to spoil you for choice.

Attending a trunk show can also be a fun experience, as you will be surrounded by wedding dress experts and you can invite family and bridesmaids along too.

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal we regularly host glamorous trunk shows for some of the best wedding dress designers in the industry.

Essense of Australia: 18th – 19th August

At Georgina Scott Bridal, Essense of Australia is one of our most popular trunk show features. Revealing their latest collection, we will be showcasing their best pieces at our Stourbridge store for brides to be to view.

Essense of Australia are well established wedding dress designers, best known for their flattering fits, delicate embellishments and romantic designs. Their ensembles typically consist of full length, flared skirts and sweetheart necklines for a classic and elegant look.

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Brighton Belle: 25th – 26th August

If you’re looking for a wedding dress with a more retro vibe, Brighton Belle offer gorgeously feminine, vintage inspired tea length dresses. They incorporate unique features, influenced by the 1950s era, such as satin collars, circular skirts and sheer sleeves.

Their circular skirts in particular are the perfect style for when it’s time to get on the dance floor, as they create a beautiful silhouette. Then paired with sophisticated necklines and sheer floral detailing, they create the perfect vintage look for a modern bride.

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If you’re Wedding planning this Summer and are looking to find your perfect “I do” dress head down to the Georgina Scott Bridal trunk shows this August. Both Essense of Australia and Brighton Belle will be featuring at our Stourbridge store, at The Chapel on Pedmore Road.

For more information get in touch with our team on 01384 893656.

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New and Improved with Georgina Scott Bridal

Georgina Scott Bridal Changing Rooms

Here at Georgina Scott Bridal our team are dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service for a memorable experience as part of your wedding journey. Therefore, our team are always looking for new ways to make bridal and groom fittings here at Georgina Scott Bridal a smooth, convenient and enjoyable experience for each and every customer.

After evaluating our store practices, we have decided to split our changing rooms and viewing areas, to separate the brides from the grooms. This will provide a new level of comfortability while trying on your “I do” ensembles together with improved privacy and professionalism.

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As you enter our store you will now be welcomed with a new and improved display area, where you can easily navigate your way around our wide collection of wedding attire for the brides, grooms, bridesmaids and groomsmen.

You will be invited to separate display areas and changing rooms where any privacy concerns are left behind.

This is particularly helpful if you and your future partner are both looking to shop with us but want to stick with tradition by keeping your outfits a surprise until the big day.

If you didn’t previously know that we catered for the groom as well as the bride, visit our website for all the details on our gent’s formal hire service. Or, visit us in store to see for yourself the latest collections available. We are confident you will find something fitting for your special day.

For more information on fittings and appointments please get in touch.

wedding dress etiquette

Wedding Dress Etiquette

With the Royal Wedding just days away, excitement is mounting as we all look forward to seeing the Royal couple and in particular Meghan Markle in her wedding dress. It is widely expected that the gown will have a six-figure price tag and be every bit befitting of a future princess. Whilst most wedding budgets won’t stretch that far, there’s no reason why you can’t bring a sense of decorum to your own nuptials by following traditional wedding dress etiquette.

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Who pays for the dress?

It is reported that the Royal Family may be covering the cost of the wedding, and for this to include the bride’s dress, however it is entirely feasible that Meghan Markle may contribute to this herself, in keeping with more modern practice.  Whilst traditionally, it is the bride’s family who pay for her wedding dress, nowadays it is completely normal for costs to be split between families or for different family members to pay for different items, because at the end of the day, once the vows have been made, they will all become one family anyway!

Who can see the dress before the wedding?

Whilst it is said to be bad luck to let the groom see the bride in her dress prior to the wedding, it is probably true that most brides would prefer to keep their dress a secret from the majority of family and friends, to make it even more exciting on the big day when they reveal all.   Who you choose to go wedding dress shopping with depends ultimately on whose opinions you value the highest, but you might also want to get the approval of your mum or future mother in law.

Of course, Meghan Markle’s dress will have been approved by the Queen but it is understandable that the Royal Family would need to have input on such an important element of the wedding to ensure that it is appropriate for the occasion.  Certainly, it will also have the wow factor you would expect from one of the most viewed wedding dresses of all time, and with the input of someone with such a keen sense of fashion as Meghan Markle, we know we won’t be disappointed!

What colour should the wedding dress be?

Whilst white is said to be the colour of perfection and purity, very few wedding gowns are actually pure white nowadays, simple because it can look very stark against the natural tones of skin.  Most brides opt instead for ivory and shades of white through to cream and pale gold for a more flattering look.

Where should the dress be kept?

Whilst the gown for any royal occasion will naturally be shrouded in secrecy, to protect any leakage of information, most brides will be content just knowing that their dress is being kept safe.  Once you have had your final fitting you will be able to take your dress home to store it ready for the big day, so here are a few tips to help keep it in perfect condition:

  • When you collect your dress hang it off a high hook to avoid creasing the train but, if the train is too long, support it from underneath with a round backed chair.
  • Store your dress in a room that isn’t too hot or cold and avoid storing in direct sunlight.

How can we help?

Whether you are getting married this year, next year or are just looking forward to reliving your own special memories when watching the Royal Wedding this weekend, enjoy!  If you or anyone you know needs help choosing the perfect wedding dress, please get in touch with the team at Georgina Scott Bridal and we’ll be happy to talk you through our options from traditional dresses to modern gowns and everything in between.  Call us on 01384 893656 to book an appointment, call in to our Stourbridge store or click here to see pictures of our gorgeous brides.

Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia come to Georgina Scott Bridal

Essense of Australia

The best accessory to any wedding gown is confidence. On your special day, allow yourself to feel confident, comfortable and fearless with the dress of your dreams that flatters both your body and your personality.

This time of year is the perfect time to begin shopping for your “I do” dress, as designers are releasing their latest collections. And where is better to catch the first glimpse than a glamorous trunk show?

At Georgina Scott Bridal we have added another exciting trunk show to our events list, featuring the collections of Essense of Australia for curvy brides!

Essense of Australia are an award-winning wedding gown designer, specialising in elegant and detailed bridal wear. They offer a range of silhouettes, materials and designs, as well as catering for different body shapes and the latest trends, to make every bride feel her most beautiful.

Their latest collection caters to brides with curvy figures in a range of beautiful styles. From lace necklines to low back drops and dreamy embellishments; whether you’re looking for something classic, modern or unique they will have it all!

Witness love at first sight with your dream wedding dress at our upcoming trunk show, as Essence of Australia takes the stage on 16th – 17th June 2018 at our Stourbridge store. To gain entry, get in touch with our friendly team at enquiries@georginascottbridal.co.uk

Essense of Australia Latest Collection comes to Georgina Scott Bridal

A wedding day is one of, if not the most, important days of many people’s lives. For a lot of brides, one of the most exciting aspects of this special day is being able to walk down the aisle in the dream dress. A dress that expresses her personality perfectly and flaunts her figure in a way no other dress can, making her feel her most confident.

Finding the right dress really is love at first sight and there’s no better time to shop than now. Wedding season will soon be upon us as designers are beginning to release their latest collections for 2018. So make sure you find “the one” before it’s too late, at our latest showcase.

Essense of Australia latest collection

Georgina Scott Bridal are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of Essense of Australia’s trunk show at our Stourbridge store. Local brides-to-be will be given the opportunity to review Essense of Australia’s latest collection and place their orders.

Essense of Australia are award winning designers, specialising in signature bridal gowns. Their collections combine sensuous silhouettes with enchanting detailing, completed to the highest of standards, to make every bride feel cherished.

With a range of classic and contemporary designs, Essense of Australia’s latest collection has something for everyone. They offer a selection of stunningly simple designs, as well as beautifully ornate gowns. You can discover a variety of romantic styles with delicate lace detailing, teasing backless designs, mermaid tails and more at our upcoming trunk show.

If you’re a future bride planning your special day, yet to find the perfect “I do” dress, come along to our trunk show for a day of glitz and glamour. Essense of Australia’s collection will be showcased from 16th-18th March 2018 at our Stourbridge store.

For further details please get in touch.