Romantica is a family owned and run company that is currently entering its 40th year of business! We have talked to Sales Director James Waddington about the brand.
Hi James, tell us about your company!
Romantica of Devon have been selling dresses to Nordic brides for over 20 years and we have been working with many of our stores in the UK since our beginnings. Over the last couple of years we have also added Sophia Tolli and Martin Thornburg to our catalogue of brands available in Europe in order to offer our customers their beautiful designs alongside our existing offering.
Describe your latest collections!
Celebrating ’40 years of Love’ Romantica are proud to present our latest signature collection. Consisting of fabrics such as soft satin, floaty tulles and figure hugging crepe, Romantica Bride represents your in store, go to brand for the bride next door.
The latest collection from Pure Bridal offers your brides designer gowns without the price tag. 2023 sees Pure Bridal’s 40th collection, born from a belief that there are brides who only ever want a simply designed gown, well made and with an accessible price tag. To this day, Pure bridal stays true to this ethos and is a firmly established label within the marketplace.
We would also like to introduce the latest collection from Sophia Tolli. A fusion of modern romance and timeless elegance, the Sophia Tolli Australia collection is a celebration of diversity, femininity and individuality. With the vision to make every bride feel confident, empowered and beautiful on their special day, every Sophia Tolli gown is handcrafted with love and designed to be remembered forever. For over a decade Sophia Apostolides has been recognised as one of the bridal industry’s most talented designers, inspired by real women to create unforgettable designs that highlight your natural beauty and unique bridal style.
Martin Thornburg also joined the Romantica offering in Europe recently and his latest collection reflects a rich world of ethereal beauty and exquisite romance. Martin Thornburg started his career as a custom bridal designer and his execution of exquisite custom bridal wear was the focus of his energy and the start of a dream come true. Creating that “Perfect Dress” is a special gift and we believe you can see it in every one of the gowns he creates.
What is unique about your brand?
We believe our customer service and attention to detail are key to our growth. Bridal is a unique business, where reliability, quality and communication are of the utmost importance. Across the collections you will find in our portfolio, we believe we have a dress for every bride – ensuring that you can focus on giving your customers their dream experience – while we worry about the rest.
What are your delivery times?
16 weeks as standard, however we will always endeavour to beat this where we can and in circumstances where this is required. The Romantica Group is pleased to announce the opening of our new distribution centre near Dusseldorf, Germany, in order to continue to further support our Nordic customers. Opening over the coming weeks, all orders placed at European Bridal Week will be fulfilled through the operation in order to maintain our commitment to stop duties being passed to customers since Brexit. The new distribution centre will also allow us to further improve delivery times for our customers in Europe in our constant drive to improve and develop our offering.
How do you become a stockist?
In order to become a stockist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org where we will be able to give you more information on our collections and put you in touch with the agent responsible for your area. We would love to hear from you!
Where will you showcase your collections?
We will be showcasing our collections at European Bridal Week in Essen and Bridal Week Harrogate, however we are more than happy to visit you in the boutique with samples, images and more information on any of our collections depending on what suits you and your store’s requirements.