About Us

  • The early years...

    Romantica has been a family owned and run company for 28 years, having been started by a family who had a strong belief that honesty, integrity and values could be incorporated, with the talent of designer Sally Waddington, to produce wedding dresses of distinction. The company started with Sally as the designer and factory manager with her husband, Mike, as Sales Director and with the assistance of 20 machinists in a small factory in the heart of the Devon countryside.

  • Recent times...

    The company quickly expanded over the years as the designs evolved. Twenty years ago we moved to a larger premises and started to send our designs to China for manufacturing, but continued to make silk dresses in the new factory. Their son, Kelvin, joined the company 19 years ago and is now the Managing Director.

  • More recent times

    In 2001, with the company bursting at the seams, Romantica had a purpose built extension added to their premises which was opened by Princess Anne who commented on the fact that Romantica had evolved into one of the largest wedding dress companies in Europe, yet had still been able to retain its family owned and run status. At this time Jennifer Bolt joined the company as a designer and has since become the latest edition to the family business, having married Kelvin in 2010. In 2010 the decision was taken that the extended factory was no longer big enough and a new premises was found to hold Romantica's ever increasing business. The company had by this time appointed James, their son, as Media Director and the company were able to establish a business plan to continue from strength to strength under their firm ideals to create a strong family business with Mike and Sally at the helm and Kelvin making a strong Managing Director supported by his wife and brother.