Creatiques are a multi-award winning Bridal Boutique, based in the heart of Southsea. With over 25 years of experience within the Bridal Industry, co-owners Andrew and Robert Pearce and their small team of highly trained and experienced Bridal Consultants offer a personalised, one-to-one appointment to each and every bride. Within a beautifully furnished surrounding, home to over 130 handpicked sample gowns, the team pride themselves on their longstanding ethos – ‘From the first step through the Creatiques door, to your first step down the aisle’.
Home to over 130 hand selected bridal gowns from the UK’s top designers Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Eliza Jane Howell, Enzoani, House of Mooshki, Sincerity Bridal, Lillian West and Mark Lesley, Creatiques offer a personal, appointment only service within the beautiful surroundings of their award winning boutique. Offering sizes from an UK 8-36, the Creatiques Team are all highly trained and experienced with all aspects of their beautiful sample gowns; and have over 25 years worth of expertise when it comes to dressing all shapes and sizes.
This stylish, spacious Boutique has three elegant and completely personal fitting areas. Each area has comfortable seating for the Bride plus two others and is surrounded by rails of beautiful gowns. Downstairs in the recently converted basement area, there is a newly added in-house alteration studio for those final adjustments and last minute touches before the big day.
Not only do Creatiques specialize in bridal gowns, but the boutique also offers ranges of hand selected accessory pieces, veils, tiaras and shoes from designers and brands including White Ivy, Ivory and Co, Daisy Day and Irregular Choice. The teams at Creatiques really do go above and beyond for each and every bride. “From the first step through the Creatiques door, to your first step down the aisle…”
Co-owners, founders and the faces of Creatiques; The Boys have a wealth of bridal and retail knowledge and are a well respected force within the Bridal Industry. Having dressed Brides for over 26 years, The Boys have been told on more than one occasion that they ‘Know how to dress a woman!’
Brides adore Rob’s chilled out, and calm personality. He is an absolute genius when it comes to the retail management side of the business, and is rarely phased by anything. Rob is a window dressing extraordinaire, often taking something unsuspecting but creating a masterpiece of a window display, generating “oohs and ahhs” on the other side of the glass. Rob has 30 years of Retail Management experience, and is a firm believer in finger spacing- much to the Creatiques Teams dismay! Rob loves a huge array of music, and is often in charge of the Creatiques playlist; which after a long day of fittings can result in some interesting dance moves…often including veils; very Pans People-esque.
Passionate and precise, there isn’t much Andrew doesn’t know about a wedding dress. Starting Creatiques all those years ago in a small workroom in his house, Andrew not only fronts the award winning business and is a bridal hair expert but is also renowned fashionista within the industry. Andrew will stop at nothing to deliver a second to none service to the Bride’s and this shows in his persona. In his spare time (not that there’s much of it mind) Andrew enjoys cooking up culinary delights, which he has proved rather fabulous at; so much so that in 2013 Andrew reached the semi-finals of ITV’s ‘Food Glorious Food’ as his very glamorous alter-ego The Fabulous Miss G. As Miss G, Andrew has since gone on to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for Hampshire based charities, and Queen Alexander Hospital.
Chris is a dress making genius. This woman could sew a hem with her eyes closed, and can do things with pins that shouldn’t even be possible. Christine’s positive, friendly, and warm approach is a winner with Bride’s who often comment on how relax they felt in Chris’s company during their appointments. Chris naturally has a talent for bridal gowns and her wealth of knowledge is a testament to her profession. Having worked alongside Andrew on the production side of gowns for almost 30 years, she joined the in-store Creatiques team back in 2013, and has become a key asset to the team ever since! Chris spends her spare time with her gorgeous, young Grandson, and is a pro when it comes to all the latest kids films; she also knows every word to every song from Frozen, making her a hit when it comes to staff karaoke nights.
Kayleigh joined the team back in 2014, bringing with her a fresh take on the Bridal Industry. Trained to the highest level by Andrew and Rob themselves, Kayleigh’s has taken to the role of like a duck to water as is now a key member of the team. Kayleigh enjoys pulling out a ‘wild card’ dress in every appointment, which whilst still dressing for the Bride’s shape, pushes them slightly out of their comfort zone proving to be an absolute gem of a technique with the majority of Kayleigh’s brides.
Rebecca is the newest Creatiques recruit, joining the team in September 2015 and bringing with her a passion for the construction and design side of Bridal. A full time Uni student and a keen seamstress, Rebecca joins the team on a Saturday and Wednesday and is currently being trained to the highest standard by the team.