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The Boutique

Chanticleer's resident designer and proprietor, Tracey Salt and her highly skilled team of seamstresses at Chanticleer handcraft all the dresses in the design studio above the Boutique in Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Showcasing the whole Chanticleer designer dress range and complete with an array of beautiful accessories & shoes, our charming boutique has once been described as "small in size but big on everything a girl wants for her day". Brides and their attendants will feel pampered from the moment they enter the shop looking for THE dress, with experienced Sales Consultants on hand to help each bride personally, guiding them in choosing and fitting their dream dress. Offering a bespoke and made to measure service, Chanticleer Brides have the opportunity to put their own stamp on a style of the dress, allowing them to feel every inch themselves on their wedding day.  To book an appointment at Chanticleer, please refer to our contact page here. 

 

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THE Dresses

All Chanticleer gowns from their design process to make are done completely in the U.K. to your requirements and measurements. The team have more that 60 years of bespoke bridalwear experience between them, allowing beautifully fitting, made to measure dresses to be made that are just as unique as you are. Chanticleer dresses are most recognised for their elegance, luxury and simplicity using opulent handpicked silks and laces with Tracey's understanding of the female form being reflected in the coursetry work and silhouettes of each dress. With 7 collections to choose from, the collections cover a variety of styles, fabrics and fits from pearl buttoned A-Lines, corseted Fishtails, vintage laced empire lines to the perfect princess dress.

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THE DESIGNER 

With over 17 years under her belt at Chanticleer, it will come as no surprise to know that Tracey Salt's passion for the job as Designer and Owner of the business is very much her hobby too! After studying for 3 years in Cheltenham achieving a Ba Hons in Fashion & Textiles, Tracey left college and joined the business where she worked her way up, eventually taking over the business when the previous owner retired. From sketch to finished gown, Tracey continues to thrive off the fantastic variety of brides she individually works with, building great relationships and providing a dream dress that she understands will be perfect for the bride for the big day. Never one to shy away from a challenge,  it's very important to Tracey to spend at least 9-12 months researching fabrics, trims and trends for each collection, keeping her finger on the pulse of Bridalwear trends.

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THE COLLECTIONS 

Chanticleer's dress collections are  launched each year in the Autumn. Each collection has been designed through various inspirations. Whether it’s the 'Blue Ribbon' collection inspired by the romance and celebration of 100 years of the Titanic, or the ‘All That Jazz’ collection, inspired by a Caro Emerald jazz song, Tracey mainly looks to Media, Film, Music and Current culture to bring beautiful and creative designs to each collection.  The 2014 'Anniversary' collection,  was inspired by period dramas and has historic influences, while 2015  'Eden' Collection embraced everything 'Floral', entwining both Vintage and Art Deco in beautifully feminine styles, combining lavish 3D fabrics, soft antique spot tulles to delicate beaded laces. Last year Chanticleer released its 2016 collection 'Shakespeare in Love' a romantic feminine homage to a time gone by using soft translucent organza, delicate lace, heavily embellished tulles and shades of ivory and pink,

The much anticipated 'Urban Angel' 2017 Collection has transformed the label once again. It features gorgeous two-pieces and a range of breathtaking gowns to suit any modern day bride. With a versatile mix of fabrics, fits and necklines, the wow worthy designs are a must see for any bride searching for the one.