Inspired Bridal

We’re exhibiting at these upcoming events, come and see us:

1st September 2024

Ribby Hall

8th September 2024

Lake District Wedding Show, J36 Exhibition Centre

15th September 2024

Little White Books
Beeston Manor

22nd September 2024

Little White Books
Bashall Barn

20th October 2024

Little White Books
Stonyhurst School

Timeless elegance for the modern bride

Established in 2022, Inspired Bridal and Occasion Wear is the sister company of the renowned Ainsworth Jewellers, an award-winning, 154-year-old jewellers in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn.

Still a family business today run by 5th generation husband and wife team Philip Ainsworth and Helen Dimmick.

Housed on the first floor of the historic store on Darwen Street, the curated collection of dresses is inspired by classical and timeless vintage design.

A warm welcome, exceptional client experience and trusted expertise awaits in the stylish surroundings of our store.

“Opening Inspired Bridal has been an unexpected revelation for me, which I am very passionate about.

As a gemmologist, diamond grader and jewellery historian, my qualifications and experience ensure that I deliver trusted authority in the bridal industry to all my clients and I am delighted this now extends to bridal and occasion wear.

I really want to bring this credibility and over 25 years of expertise to Inspired with style, elegance and panache!”

Founder Of Inspired Bridal

Inspired by...

…the Bride or Client

As a recent bride myself, I am especially aware of how it feels to be fitted for a dress which can be as daunting as it is exciting.

Understanding and embracing these emotions is the key point of difference to Inspired. We listen carefully to get to know and appreciate all the needs of our clients to ensure we make your dream a reality.

We also work in partnership with an exceptional and highly experienced seamstress so each of our brides will benefit from the time and attention of the rare skills of quality couture.

We also offer an exclusive service where any of our bridal dresses can be altered to suit individual requirements; this could be simply removing the kick train off a dress, or working with our designer for a more imaginative repurposing and vision.

Thanks to the colour options and timeless vintage style, our dresses can be worn not just for one day but many special occasions such black tie, cocktail and prom.


The option to wear the dresses again very much embraces our values of sustainability too .

The sustainable principles of recycling and repurposing jewellery are at the heart of the Ainsworth Jewellers’ values and ethos and was key to the choice of designer and collection we offer.

Supporting crafting and the traditional skills of dressmaking in the UK led us to the wonderful brand, Eliza Jane Howell, now known around the world for fabulous design and construction.

All dresses by Eliza Jane Howell are hand finished and made exclusively in London.

Every gown is hand beaded and individually made combining traditional and modern beading techniques and patterns to create something very special.


The curated collection of dresses is chosen for their aesthetic nod to period styles and adornment, as I truly believe learning from history inspires the value, sentiment and meaning of the present.

As a gemmologist our occasion wear dresses are inspired by the colours of rare important gemstones and bejewelled decoration.


Working in partnership with Ainsworth Jewellers, we can offer our continued support and exclusive access to matching jewellery.

From engagement and wedding rings to bespoke bridal jewellery that complements your dress, style and personality.

The jewellery and our partnership will last a lifetime.

At Ainsworth’s we have clients for life; the past, present and future is also at the very heart of the Inspired story.

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Our Happy Clients

"What an amazing team of ladies!"

I have been to quite a few wedding dress shops now and this was the best 1-2-1 experience I have had.

They put in so much time and effort to help me from before I arrived (find the style I was after) to sending through images and a video after I left.

You can feel the passion they have for making your day amazing!

"No hesitation in recommending Inspired Bridal"

It is a fabulous blessing being the mother of the bride but also a little stressful for all concerned trying to find the ‘perfect’ dress.

Helen and her team at Inspired Bridal were just amazing. We had travelled from the Isle of Man to see family so a little tired and with limited time.

Cups of tea and glasses of fizz were provided along with kindness, a listening ear, expertise, patience, and laughter all in a beautiful setting. The choice of dresses was amazing, and a seamstress and resident customer service and fashion expert are on hand to help. No pressure to buy just a supportive and informed environment to help with a very important decision.

There are also head dresses, veils and of course jewellery all under one roof.

I have no hesitation in recommending Inspired Bridal.

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Inspired Bridal
Ainsworth Jewellers
57-59 Darwen Street