An East Lancashire couple has opened a new luxury bridal studio and they are using some of the profits to help underprivileged women.

Feathers & Florence, in Preston Road, Longridge, opened last week and has already attracted the attention of brides across the region.

However, this isn’t any ordinary bridal studio as the business will be donating one per cent of their profits to Period Poverty charity.

Lancashire Telegraph: Liam Mulligan and Mellissa Cooper. (Photo: Emily Robinson)Liam Mulligan and Mellissa Cooper. (Photo: Emily Robinson)

Owners Liam Mulligan and Mellissa Cooper, originally from Burnley, said opening a bridal studio with a charitable ethos at its heart was a long-term dream of theirs.

Surrounded by rustic and rural wedding locations in the Ribble Valley, and the search for her own wedding gown, Melissa and Liam couldn’t shake the idea of having their own bridal shop.

Liam said: “Melissa said she dreamed of having a business in the wedding industry that is also a bit charitable. I really wanted to make Mellissa’s dream a reality

“We got engaged and found a shop in Longridge where we now live.”

They opened on April 23 and said the launch went “better than their dreams could have imagined”.

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Liam said: “We’ve only had a soft launch and haven’t had a grand opening but the reaction from brides across Lancashire has been beyond our wildest dreams.

“Brides have already started booking to come see us and find their dream dress with us. We’ve got a lot of brides to be helping in the next few weeks.

“We can’t wait to have a conversation to brides about how we can help and support them and how we can make them feel fantastic on the best day of their lives.”

Liam said he is “immensely” looking forward to next few months and to also be making a positive impact in the world through his charitable donations.

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He said: “We want to help underprivileged women in their lives by tackling this terrible thing, which is period poverty - the injustice in tax on period products is appalling.

“I was naive to it before I met Melissa. She is hugely passionate about it and helping underprivileged girls across the UK and world.

“Even if we fight it £1 at a time at least we are doing something about it.”

Feathers & Florence aim to offer a safe and calming space to try on beautiful boho-inspired dresses.

The dress collection has been curated by both Liam and Melissa to display the best in luxury feminine bridalwear.

Every dress has something unexpected to offer with investments ranging from £2,500 - £4,000.

The couple have also made an effort to source gowns made from recycled materials wherever possible, with designers like Stephanie Allin, Nicole Milano and Savin London gracing the studio hangers.

Feathers and Florence are now open and taking appointments. Follow their journey and dresses on Instagram @feathersandflorence.