About Christine & Maria
Between us we have 40 years experience in Bridal Retailing...
Christine worked in Sales & Marketing across 14 years at GlaxoSmithkline whilst completing her law degree. Christine opened her Surrey boutique Love U Forever in 2004, also completing a fashion course in wedding dress design at London School of Fashion.
Christine is proud to be a member of both Rachel Pedersen’s world-renowned Social Media Clique and Russell Brunson 2 comma Club programme. Over the last 5 years
Christine has developed an advertising agency assisting many retailers to grow and develop business growth from their social media campaigns.
Maria was a presenter of customer service, culture change and coaching programmes for an international training company TMI. Since 1997 Maria has opened 5 shops, bought an existing business, successfully sold 2 and still owns The Pantiles Bride and Go Bridal in Tunbridge Wells. Maria is an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner.
Maria is a regular contributor with articles in Bridal Buyer, has been on the Ask the Expert Panel at the London Bridal Show and often is a Judge for the prestigious Bridal Buyer Awards.
Maria has improved sales and conversion rates with her sales training and guided several “wannabes” to successfully open up bridal boutiques earning her the nickname “Maria the Mentor”.