About Us

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Based in Kendal, Cumbria at the Heart of the Lake District and on the Lancashire border,  we offer a first class bridal service that caters for all brides-to-be, with a full range of styles and prices to suit all budgets and sizes. We understand the importance of your wedding day and we aim to give you a relaxed and enjoyable experience when choosing your wedding dress and accessories.

For some girls the perfect dress has long been hanging in their mind's eye, while other girls may need a little help. Here at A Family Affair we provide a friendly and personal service in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere to help you try on a variety of styles and choose the perfect dress.

Whatever you're looking for – we aim to help you find it. Whether you want straight and sophisticated, soft and floaty, traditional fairytale or something 'a little bit different', it's all here – the choice is yours. A stunning collection of Bridal gowns awaits you – your search for that perfect Bridal gown may well be over.

We stock dresses from White Rose, White Rose Graceful, Ladybird and Phoenix.

We have a dedicated 'Grooms Room' and stock Cameron Ross Formal and Peter Posh Hirewear. So whether its a traditional Tailcoat or slim fit outfit or even Highlandwear we can help. There is also a small range of suits to purchase.

As an experienced Bridal Retailer and a member of the British Bridal Suplliers Association, we can ensure the quality of our goods and service. We only deal with highly reputable suppliers to ensure that we can offer you the latest high quality designs in gowns and accessories and also great value for money.

You can either call in to the shop or you might prefer to make an appointment (appointments are advisable for Saturdays). We hope to make you feel very special from the minute you first walk through the door and every time you come back to see us. Don't just take our word for it – here's what some of customers say >



In 2014 we were really pleased to be selected as regional finalists in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards. This is a great recognition for us, as votes were placed by our customers and judging was based on feedback on our service.