The Wedding Dress 'A Team'
Weddings are our business and our focus is our Customers and their wedding day! We like to think of ourselves as a friendly, professional and welcoming team. We take pride in what we do; the relationships and friendships that we build with customers and the special VIP wedding shop service that we offer. Our gowns and products are fabulous and we think our A-team of Consultants is pretty special too!
Our team is headed up by Husband and Wife duo Abigail and Robert Neill who (in 2018) celebrated their thirteenth year of marriage. The rest of the A team includes Georgina (Bridal Manager), SJ, Nicola, Charlotte, Hayley, Kelly, Emily, Tyndall (Menswear Manager) and Henry. Together we all strive to provide the ultimate in Bridal and Menswear customer service and we’re very proud of our multi award winning wedding shop and menswear business. You could say we’re like a little family, pretty close really - and all slightly wedding obsessed.
Abi is Founder of Abigail’s Collection, obsessed about the wedding industry and incredibly proud of the team and business. When not at the shop with the team Abi is often writing (she’s a Columnist for leading industry bridal trade title ‘Bridal Buyer’). Mummy to Daughter Arabella and Wife to business partner Rob, Abi was very proudly crowned 2016 North Essex Business woman of the year at the Newsquest Business Awards. Previous awards also include ‘Outstanding Business Person’ at the Essex Business Awards in 2010 and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2007. Abi has a reputation for being VERY focused at work but in her free time enjoys time with Rob (occasionally not talking about work), holidays, dinner and socialising with friends.
Charlotte is a very customer focused bridal stylist. With a keen eye for what suits her brides Charlotte loves her bridal consultations and when not busy in appointments can often be spotted creating awesome and entertaining social media for the team. Charlotte has a great sense of humour and is always at the centre of the party! In her spare time Charlotte enjoys pampering herself, chilling with box sets and spending time with Boyfriend Ash.
Our lovely Saturday Assistant aka ‘Hostess with the Mostess’ is Emily who is hard working, professional and customer focused. Emily can often be seen running around tidying rooms in-between appointments, or with an iPhone in her hand to capture customer photos in reception, or drinks on a tray to ensure our customers feel welcome and refreshed.
Georgina was a beautiful ‘Abigail’s Collection Bride’ when she said ‘I do’ at her wedding to husband Callum in Mexico in 2018 and so understands only too well the rollercoaster ride to becoming a 'Bride'. With delivery of exceptional customer service at the top of her priority list Georgina is a warm and welcoming bridal Manager who ensures our A team Girls are always on fab form and receive a first class Abigail's Collection bridal experience. When not working Georgina loves travelling, fitness, cinema and socialising.
Mum to three Hayley is a fun, friendly and vibrant lady. She’s a down to earth and very caring person, always welcoming and her customer service is second to none. In her spare time Hayley loves spending time with friends, shopping, lunch and the cinema. Hayley also likes a cheeky glass of vino (don’t we all) and often has us all in tears laughing at cheeky stories! Her favourite appointments are bridesmaids consultations where the bridesmaids can enjoy a fun girlie trying on session, we can often hear much laughter from the bridesmaids room when Hayley is assisting.
Kelly is an enthusiastic and bubbly consultant who is full of energy. She always has a smile on her face and has a passion for bridal especially our brides here at Abigail’s collection.
Kelly is a Mum to three boys, who are 4yrs, 12yrs and 16yrs. In her spare time, she is often seen out and about in Colchester town with shopping bags in hands.
Senior Consultant Nicola is extremely warm, friendly and fun loving and loves working with customers and styling brides. In 2016 Nicola became Mrs Worrall when she said ‘I do’ on a stunning beachside setting in Mexico. She married her husband Paul in a beautiful pleated fitted organza Abigail’s Collection White Rose Gown. In her spare time Nicola enjoys time with her family (she has two lovely Boys), family day trips and drinks with her Abigail’s Collection Besties. Nicola is another one of our right hand girls and very dedicated to her brides and going the extra mile.
Senior Consultant SJ always has a spring in her step and a twinkle in her eye. SJ enthusiastically styles her brides with confidence and know how. Mummy to daughter Sophie, SJ is passionate about the world of weddings and always aims to find ‘the one’ that makes her brides feel totally and utterly fabulous! When not working SJ spends time with Boyfriend Ian and her friends. SJ always throws the best moves on the dancefloor at staff parties and is always there for her brides, colleagues.