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TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you so much everyone at Ann Balon for my fabulous outfit. I am from Dubai and attended Ascot with my husband. I had a wonderful day and I can’t tell you how many people stopped me to admire my dress and coat . I really did feel special!”

Al Anoud Marsh, Dubai, UAE

“Thank you Debbie and George and all at Ann Balon for my beautiful ‘Carla’ – it made me feel very special on such a perfect day! xx”

“Thank you so much for supplying Diana with her beautiful outfit, which was much admired! Everyone said how fabulous it looked!”

John, Diana & Sarah

“Finally the wedding photos have arrived and as promised I’m sending you some photos of how I looked in the dress.  Many guests complimented my choice and I must say it was very original and I was very pleased with it.

The wedding day was a glorious sunny day, but I wore a fox stole and I felt it really looked good with the outfit.

Hope you like the photos.  Many asked from where I had bought the outfit and I think that the fact that you don’t have a retail outfit in Malta made it even more exclusive. Thanks for your excellent customer service.”

Resyl Spiteri, Malta

“It was a day to remember, our 50th wedding renewal. I wore an Ann Balon and felt amazing!” 

Pamela Dowler

“My suit at the present is hired out to my cousin who wore it for a wedding in May and is using it again for another wedding next year. I bought the suit … and I have had it on for 3 weddings myself. Hope this helps you on your website xxxx”

Dilys Macarthur

“Just to let you know I had so many compliments on my outfit at my son’s wedding in October”

Jackie Papps

I came up to your shop in the summer and bought one of your wonderful dresses and wore it for my daughter’s wedding. I felt amazing and had some wonderful compliments. Excellent help. Made me feel really at ease, proved their expertise and experience in knowing exactly what colours and sizes would fit. After lots of looking elsewhere and feeling despondent found the most perfect outfit within ten minutes of being in store. Can’t thank you enough.”

Cath Thatcher

“I hadn’t worn a dress in 30 years (used to be skinny!!) and googled “plus size mother of the groom/bride dresses” and a picture kept showing up – but it was on Pinterest and I couldn’t find the designer. After following every lead I could, I finally found the name Ann Balon on a link – and that was the one!!!  I contacted you and you kindly advised me and sent me a beautiful dress. Well, not only did it fit, but the color matched the color scheme of the wedding and it looked great and felt great – so that was the one I wore. I must have received over 100 comments on how beautiful my dress was and where did I buy it!!! And you do need to be selling in the US!!!”

Susan Bisanzo, USA

“Thank you so much Ann Balon and her team for sorting me out with this fabulous dress and jacket for my daughter’s wedding. I was much admired and felt elegant and comfortable throughout the day. Since the wedding, I have had so much more wear out of this outfit as I’m able to team the jacket with casual pants / skirt and the dress I have worn alone in sunnier climates. A BIG thank you again, your design team is so clever!!”

Sandra Mortlock

This is me at my daughter’s wedding. I thought I was too small for to wear it as I am only 5 foot but I loved it and felt great.”

Anna Bracken

“Thank you. I wore my dress last Saturday for our son’s wedding and I felt like a million dollars xx

Gilli Jones

“Felt lovely in this for my daughter’s wedding.

Janice Metcalf

I bought my Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding 14 years ago and it is still as good now as it was then.  It doesn’t matter where I wear it, people always comment on how beautiful it is!  It also travels really well and never creases.  I love it!”

Gillian Barber

“I attended my son’s wedding in my Ann Balon outfit, felt amazing!”

Shirley Hatch

“On Saturday, I received my GORGEOUS coat dress that I so dearly adore! My husband was in sheer AMAZEMENT when I tried the coat dress on for him! He said it’s the most BEAUTIFUL (and most expensive 😊) dress that I own, now!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!😊”

Phena Howard, CA, USA

“Thank you for my recently purchased outfit (online). It was much admired!” 

Janet Turnbull, N Ireland

“Ann’s clothes are Amazing…..they are very flattering and so comfortable to wear….the material is so Amazing every piece is just stunning….I just love your clothes…I wore one of your pieces to my daughter’s wedding last year…I loved it so much.”

Gail Montgomery Stewart

“What a fantastic journey I have had with Debra finding my outfit for my daughter’s wedding.  Debra is both professional experienced and so friendly and helpful.  Debra makes you feel so at ease and her expertise is beyond words. I’ve had her up the pole a few times but her advice is always right. Thank you so very much Debra.  My Greta is now patiently waiting to go up to Gretna. I would recommend her in a heartbeat anyone looking for that perfect outfit. Thank you so much x x x”

Pamela Lefevre

“Absolutely beautiful Italian lace hand crafted in England, excellent service and such care and detail in all that they do.  Debra has made my Wedding perfect and has made my mother so happy with her dress.  Thank you Debra and thank you Ann Balon. Xx”

Catherine Elizabeth Vucetic Trifiro

“I wore this Ann Balon outfit for my Son’s wedding. It is beautiful and perfect in a plus size – very flattering 🌹

Patricia Dowling Bradley

“Here I am in my beautiful Ann Balon outfit for our son & daughter in law wedding on the 10th August 2019, I felt absolutely beautiful Xxx”

Jill Glover

“Ann Balon outfit worn for my Daughter’s wedding Monday 19th August in Ballick Castle.  Loved it.  Very Comfy.”

Pat Mullally

“I had an Ann Balon for my sons wedding. So classy, stylish and comfortable. Loved it”

Debs Lundon Lucas

“Had our day in September.  Loved the dress. It was perfect. Thank you.”

Tracey Fletcher

“I had an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding in May and I felt a million dollars. Thank you so much for all your help Debra.”

Janet Derbyshire

“Hi Debra, My Ann Balon outfit arrived an hour ago. I tried it on and I’m delighted with it! It certainly made my day.  It got the thumbs up from my daughters also and almost made the bride to be cry!  Thanks again for your help and great service. Regards, Mary Twohig”

“Hi Debra, Just a note to let you know that my Ann Balon outfit I bought last May was a bit hit at my daughter’s recent wedding. It felt very comfortable and I got lots of compliments! Thanks again.”

Mary Twohig, Dublin

“I was privileged to go to the UK headquarters in Cheadle, Cheshire on Friday (we were staying with my son an hour or so away) and met two members of the Balon family, Ann’s husband and her daughter Debra (who helped me in the ‘fitting room’ – it’s not a fancy shop – this was a stock room but saved me going upstairs – I have bad knees). I wore Ann Balon 3 piece outfits (bought at boutiques in the south east of England, where we live) for my son’s and daughter’s weddings 11 years ago and I felt good in them. My blue one matched the bridesmaids, by chance at my son’s, so I bought a dusky pink one to coordinate at my daughter’s. So lovely that Ann Balon caters for larger ladies and the outfits take a stone off in the photos. I have had excellent value from both outfits ever since at numerous weddings and other special occasions, including my daughter’s MBE investiture at Buckingham Palace. And that’s having regained a couple of stones (they really are very forgiving!). For my son’s wedding in February the colour scheme is forest green. Not wishing to risk clashing, I have gone for bright red this time. The next size up (tried on in a different colour) was the right size, but as the red was not available, I went for the same size as before, a bit snug and it will definitely look better with at least a stone off, which gives me the added incentive to make sure it happens. Having made my purchase, Debra suggested a lovely place for lunch, a Lebanese restaurant across the road!”

 

Janet Caroline Bell

“My mum looked fab and very elegant! Thank you xxx”

“My Ann Balon outfit I purchased from you in coffee last year was worn to my youngest daughter’s wedding and then to my second daughter’s MBE presentation by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The highlight of this special day was an unknown lady approaching me and admiring my outfit. I thanked her for the compliments and felt a very special lady. As she went to walk away she turned towards me and said ‘by the way, I am the Queen’s Dresser’. Can you imagine how I felt?”

Mrs. Christine Bagshaw

“I like to wear lace pieces by a designer called Ann Balon. I do like to look well. I want people to say ‘look that’s Philip Lynott’s mother, she keeps herself well.’”

Philomena Lynott, Eire

“I said “Yes to the Dress!”.  Upon arrival at Ann Balon in Cheadle and by appointment, we were greeted by Debra who immediately engaged with us in a relaxed environment. Once my size was discussed and achieved, we looked at several beautiful and colourful outfits. I selected several to try on in a variety of styles and colours. I tried a number on and almost immediately knew the colour and style that suited me.  At no stage was Debra pushy and had a patient relaxed style and engaged with me throughout.  I would highly recommend Ann Balon for your special event as mine is the Mother of the Groom next April.  So looking forward to wearing this stunning outfit and many thanks to Debra in helping me find the right one.”

Julie Oldham

“A fabulous time in Cheadle today searching for Mum’s Mother of the Bride outfit and something special for her Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  Very helpful, honest and friendly advice given, 2 absolutely beautiful outfits purchased and one very happy Mum – thanks Debra xx”

Katie Burton

“Most definitely (recommend), Debra puts you at total ease as soon as you step into the shop. My dress and jacket was beautiful and so comfortable, top quality. Highly recommend ❤️ Thank You Debra x”

Gilli Jones

“I’ve worn creations by Ann Balon at both my daughters’ weddings in the past. I’ve always liked the way they feel comfortable yet very classy. I have recently made another purchase which I’m pleased to say arrived yesterday. I contacted Debra through Facebook, she was so helpful. As I was unable to travel to Cheadle to her shop to try on the garments we discussed, she sent photos of the two items that might suit. I chose an outfit, and as promised received it, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.  I can’t Thank Debra enough, she has been so helpful. I highly recommend Ann Balon for style, and excellent service. I can’t wait to wear my new outfit this summer.”

Susan Jones

“Very helpful. Caring and compassionate 
Love my choice. Can’t wait to wear it 
Stunning dresses”

Tracey Fletcher

“Rosemary and I have made it home to the Welsh border with her lovely frock safe and sound! We were beautifully looked after by the whole family from the moment we got off the train. 
Rose loves her dress and is now much more relaxed about our daughter’s wedding in May! The service we were given was as professional as it was friendly and complemented the bespoke dresses perfectly.  They are rightly proud of what they do.  Even husbands are welcome!”

Mike Jones

“This is the second time my mother has bought an Ann Balon outfit. The first one was for my older daughter’s wedding and now she has bought another one for my younger daughter’s wedding.  She had so many compliments for how she looked first time round and now 5 years later at the age of 92 I know she will receive them all over again.  She looks simply beautiful in it. Thank you Debra for being so helpful and for sending me a few outfits for her to choose which colour and style she liked best.”

Jane Stephany

“I was absolutely thrilled with the purchase of my Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding. The fit was perfect and I swear it made me look as if I’d lost at least a dress size! The event went from the afternoon till the early hours. I was comfortable the whole time and when I took my coat off for the evening affair I had what looked like another beautiful dress. Thank you again and I can’t wait for another occasion to wear this fabulous outfit.”

Mrs Sheila Tromans, Yorks, UK

“It is terrific! What a clever team you have on board. I will be keeping the outfit and thank your ladies; the subtle sparkles are exactly what I was looking for. I don’t want to come across as the Bling Queen of Britain and your design fills the bill admirably. Understated elegance. Perfect.(And I don’t look like a lace beach ball, which is also a consideration in California!) Thank you also for allowing me the opportunity to try it on in my own home – a real blessing! Also thank you again for providing a sterling service in this age of impersonal internet shopping.”

Sharon Glen, CA, USA

“I am so so happy today. I could hardly believe it when I saw that I had an Ann Balon stockist here in my home town, Bray. I obviously visited Niki in  Dreamy Curves and my goodness it was such a lovely experience.  She could not have been more helpful. With the assistance I think of your father, I bought my dream red Ann Balon outfit this morning.  I am simply over the moon with it. Niki is a wonderful manager, delightful to speak with and I’m sure she will be an excellent advocate for your designs. Thank you very much again for all you help.”

Dympna

“Thank you for helping me choose my Ann Balon 3-piece suit with lots of lovely lace. I had so many compliments during the day and felt wonderful and confident.”

Veronica W

“I couldn’t have asked for better service , they went out their way to try and find me the right outfit for me
Well done Debra!”

Margaret Francey

“These people are brilliant, I would highly recommend them”

Elizabeth Sarah Hope

“I got a dress and coat outfit for my daughter’s wedding 3 years ago, and the amount of comments were unbelievable, I felt that I was truly the mother of the bride!”

Gillian Hockney

“I have to say that I was going to a wedding and was larger in size…. feeling so fat and frumpy   I went into a shop and tried an Ann Balon outfit on and felt a million dollars and got my confidence back   Her clothes are wonderful as they made me look great.  Although I have lost some weight I still wear it as it floats over the body.  I think I have worn it to 4 weddings.  I also wore it to my son’s graduation.  It is beautiful.  I will buy another one soon. Thank you.”

Sheila Wray

“I have to be honest about this post and share my experience with all the lovely ladies here. I am turning 30, and had struggled with my weight and Ann Balon dresses were perfect for my curves.  I have two pieces one of which I wore for the Royal Ascot and had a wonderful, comfortable and lovely time. I have been questioned on where my dress is from and how beautiful it is. I wore a lovely one for a work event in Dubai and you wouldn’t believe the questions I got about where it’s from. And for me as a curvy young woman, I wore it and a friend of mine in her 50’s does as well and this blows my mind as it’s so freely for everyone and doesn’t segregate. Thanks Ann Balon team and can’t wait to come to the shop for a new piece for a special occasion soon.”

Noodzki Marsh

“Hi Debra I’d like to say a huge Thank You for all your support that you gave me on choosing this wonderful outfit for the up and coming wedding of my amazing son, I am so thrilled and happy on the choice, you’re truly an amazing lady, attentive and made me feel very comfortable… a thank you so much, I keep looking at my dress and I’m so excited xx”

Gilli Jones

“Absolutely loved my 3-piece, so beautifully made.  I bought my outfit for my son’s wedding 3 years ago, I had so many compliments I felt so amazing. Thank you for creating such exquisite clothes nothing comes close xx”

Jan Cobley

” ‘ THE OUTFIT ‘ arrived and have tried it on…………It’s. ….PERFECT …..👍👏❤️😁😘.  Me oh …..my oh …….i feel fabulous and now able to look forward to our family wedding 29/12/18👏👏👏.  I have beautiful dressy Lacey pewter sandals which look great with the lovely shade of french navy(looks gorgeous and better than viewing online) My husband bought me beautiful Tenerife pearls sooooo have matching pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring which will be perfect with french navy👍.  You have been a gem to deal with and perhaps next year there may be another family ‘do ‘ so will be in touch again Would it be possible for you to put me on your brochure mailing list so I can keep updated with the styles??????  Thank you sooooooo much for all your great care and attention.  Will post you photos after event..😘”

Janet McCaughan, N Ireland

“Wonderful designer, my greatest find ever – over the years 5 outfits for family weddings :)”

Dympna Morgan, Eire

“Dear Debra, I am so happy and relieved to have the perfect outfit. Your professional assistance was amazing and because of your expertise we have a much appreciated success! I will definitely send a picture and will write a review on Facebook.  The fascinator was as we say in America, “ Icing on the cake”.  Again, thank you so much for your assistance and perseverance!  Warmest Regards, Wanda”

Wanda Crook, Oklahoma, USA

“Patience, knowledge and great customer service. Many, many thanks. Vicki W”

Vicki W

“Hi Debra, I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me and my mum out yesterday. I think you saved us from a “Mother of the Bride” disaster! Really appreciated how helpful you were. Thanks again and have a great weekend, Laura”

Laura Botevyle

“Gorgeous collection of clothes – could not have received a better experience and really looking forward to wearing my outfit to my daughter’s wedding.  Discovered Ann Balon online and my daughter arranged a surprise trip to Cheadle – Debra really knows her stuff and can be relied upon to provide you with that very special and flattering outfit – thank you for your time and patience.”

Jenny Davies

“We visited today looking for an outfit for my mum for my wedding next year.  We were met by Debra, daughter of Ann Balon, and we could not have asked for more.  We tried on lots of outfits (all were beautiful) and good honest helpful advice was given.  Once mum had picked the dress and found a fascinator, Debra spotted an alteration that needed doing.  She pinned it and the alterations were completed within the hour.  Fantastic service and I would definitely recommend Debra and Ann Balon.  Thank you.”

Helen Leach

“I would highly recommend Ann Balon.  The designs and colours are exceptional along with the personal service from Debra who will guide you through the collection to suit your occasion.  You will feel a million dollars in their amazing outfits as I have done for many years.”

Jackie Fern

“Dear Debra, 

Just a note to say the dress and jacket have arrived – they are just perfect.  Colour is excellent and the outfit looks great.  Thank you so much for advice and help with this.  I tried it on to show my husband and he was most complimentary too :-)!

All the best,”

Maria-Luisa Weinzierl

“Hi Debra, Thank you so much for all your help with my wedding outfit.  I could not have been happier with my suit and the colour was amazing – could not picture any other colour that would have suited me so much – got loads and loads and loads of compliments – got a beautiful hat to go with it as well – wished the day didn’t have to end  – it was sensational and I felt sensational – I actually felt it was very slimming on me which meant I was going around on Cloud 9 all day.  Sadly, the day passed too fast.  Not surprised you have such a good name.  Wish I had another occasion coming up to buy another suit but Padraig was my last child to get married!  I haven’t got the video of their photos yet but sooner or later I will send you a photo.  Once again Debra thank you so much for helping when I was feeling desperate and to have sent the suit in time for the wedding!!!!  Loads and loads of good luck to you and your family and of course your company – Ann Balon – I will remember her name for ever!!!!!  Kind Regards,”

Helen Ambrose

“I bought an Ann Balon suit for my son & daughter in law’s wedding 2 weeks ago on the 10th August, it was so comfortable & I felt extremely special in it, I had loads of comments on how beautiful I looked, I would definitely buy another one of her outfits. Xxx”

Jill Glover

“Ann Balon has saved the day……. again!  I love it.  So pleased, I can breathe and can dance too!  Diolch yn fawr.  Thank you xx”

Jane Davies, Wales

“My mother had an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding.  It looked amazing and photographed beautifully.  She still wears it after 11 years on special occasions and people always comment.  Money well spent.”

Sharon Langford

“Debra was amazing.  She was so welcoming and helpful. I was looking for an outfit for my daughter’s wedding which takes place in December.  Debra’s expertise helped me to choose the colour and design that I simply love. I was so grateful for her choice.  I felt a million dollars in my gorgeous outfit.  I would recommend Ann Balon to anyone who who wants an outfit for a special occasion to consider the journey.  I can almost guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

Janet Hays

“Many Thanks Debra at Ann Balon for your wonderful assistance in choosing a dress for my beautiful Bride’s big day. Both myself and Allie were grateful for the welcome we received and the time and attention taken for us to choose the beautiful gown. Allie has always wanted to own a garment made by Ann Balon and now she owns 3 and I am pretty sure there will be more to follow. I myself cannot wait to see her walk down the aisle in the immaculate outfit that you found for her and I know Allie cannot wait to get it on. Many many thanks again Debra, we were beginning to think we would never find the right dress, but now thanks to you we can relax knowing we are going to have a marvelous time. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect dress, we had a special day and made a special friend too. See you again Debra no doubt.”

David Parker

“We had such great service, made us feel at ease straight away, instantly found multiple outfits to try on, finally finding the one for my mother-in-law to be! Service was so good we were even escorted to the tailors for our alterations! 5*”

Sally Casey Markwell

“Stunning outfits, purchased a 3 piece for my daughter’s wedding 10 years ago and yes I still have it, and yes I still wear it.  Got to say I love it.  Thank you so much.  In fact my outfit has lasted longer than her marriage.”

Anon

“I love Ann Balon. I wore different designs to my three daughters’ weddings. They are so elegant and can be worn again as they are so versatile.”

Brid McInerney