Janet Wilkins

Janet has always had an interest in bespoke couture. Whilst bringing up a family she has enjoyed making decorative home items for friends and family, even making baby clothes in the early days. Since joining her husbands business in 2000 as a partner she has played a key role in running the company, assisting in a little bit of sewing and embellishment and providing a valued opinion on the cut and shape of our garments.

Since we have launched Story Book Brides her key role is promoting the company and service we offer. Being creative is what drives her forward and this plays a big part in the final design of the Wedding Dress. She has built up a strong relationship with our fabric and embellishments suppliers so that we can offer the best fabrics available to us.

Attention to detail is what Janet is all about, ensuring the bride’s vision is carried through to completion. "The gowns for our daughters’ Wedding Dresses are as individual as they are and were created to the highest possible standard, just as the next Story Book Bride will find out on her own creative journey."

 

 

Kevin Wilkins

Kevin has been in the clothing industry for 35 years starting in Gents suits. He then took a 3 year Regional Diploma Course in Fashion & Design in his hometown of Plymouth and completed a City & Guilds in Garment Manufacturing.

His career took him to London in the Design Studios of one of the major supplier to Marks & Spencer and then to Medway College of Fashion teaching to HND Students . On returning to Plymouth he managed a Military Tailoring company whilst designing and making an assortment of ballgowns for his wife, Janet over the years.

In the year 2000 Kevin started his own bespoke tailoring business and supplied military and marching band uniforms for Men and Women both here in the UK and abroad. It has taken him to several countries and, his work has even appeared in the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Story Book Brides was born when his eldest daughter could not find her perfect Wedding Dress. The creative journey began in designing it for her, sourcing fabrics and embellishments to provide her with her dream dress. This knowledge came in handy for the next Wedding Dress, this time for his youngest daughter who also wished to have her own design come true. The girls were ecstatic with their wedding gowns and looked so beautiful in them. The whole creative process was such an enjoyable part of the wedding preparation it propelled Kevins’ wish to provide other brides with the same choice of a bespoke gown.