Owner of Lily Christina Bridal Collection
Wickham Market, Suffolk, England
We are SO excited to introduce Rashida Agboke, the fabulous owner of Lily Christina Bridal Collection! Lily Christina Bridal Collection is an appointment-only bridal boutique in Wickham Market, Suffolk.
A self-proclaimed lover of dresses, Rashida started Lily Christina Bridal Collection six years ago to share her passion for fashion with brides-to-be. She takes pride in providing a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and offering exceptional customer experience. Rashida’s customer service is SO exceptional that all of Lily Christina Bridal Collection’s appointments are one-on-one – literally one bride in the store at a time – so the bride gets the attention and bridal shopping experience they deserve. She also ensures every bride can find their dream wedding dress by offering a wide range of gown sizes and styles.
Let’s get to know Rashida!
Rashida Agboke outside of Lily Christina Bridal Collection
Q: What inspired you to start your own bridal boutique?
A: I studied business at university and always wanted to have a dress business. I did a little research, went to some bridal exhibitions and thought, “why not go for it?”!
Q: What is your favorite part of owning a bridal store?
A: I love meeting new people every day! It’s very rewarding to be a part of helping brides find their wedding dress.
Q: What is it like being a Black woman in the bridal industry?
A: Initially, I thought there would be boundaries and more challenges, but once brides come and feel the warm and positive vibes and professionalism in the store, it doesn’t matter. If anyone does seem to have an initial reservation, it always disappears by the end of the appointment.
Q: What advice would you give to other Black women in the bridal industry?
A: Be you and don’t doubt yourself. Be professional and do what you do best. There are no boundaries that can’t be broken.
Q: Anything else you want to share?
A: Working in the bridal industry can be glamorous, but it’s also hard work. You have to be patient and know that you are doing a great job. Most importantly, just remember to keep going because you will get to where you want to be!
Rashida Agboke at Lily Christina Bridal Collection
Thank you, Rashida, for sharing your inspiring story with us! It’s no wonder Lily Christina Bridal Collection has been featured in Vogue (yes, THAT Vogue!).
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