A Bedfordshire girl born and bred, Nicola was a pupil at Bedford High School before graduating with a BA Hons degree in Acting from The Guildford School of Acting 2003. Whilst at drama school she received the principal’s award for acting and a special award for outstanding contribution to the school. Roles at GSA included playing Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer at Hampton Court Palace in the presence of HRH Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Since graduating Nicola has played many leading theatre roles and has toured extensively throughout the UK, earning her some great reviews along the way. Her TV credits include Bleak House and The Way We Live Now for BBC1 and Poirot and Shoot the Writers for ITV. She can still be found treading the boards occasionally and most recently filmed some EastEnders episodes that were aired earlier in the year. Nicola's parents who are former British dance champions run their own dance studio, namely Strictly Dance & Fitness Bedfordshire and also provide first dance lessons for couples who want to do a little something extra for their wedding day. You can contact Rodney & Sandra on 07771 570814 if you are interested in lessons.
Nicola’s family suffered a devastating tragedy which has been part of the driving force behind George James Bridal. She sadly lost her 10 year old nephew after he battled with cancer and this loss put things into perspective for her. Having worked in a bridal boutique whilst “resting” from acting Nicola thought to herself “I could do that” and with the inspiration of her nephew George James Bridal was born.
Nicola says, “Having worked on stage for all my life, I am well aware that a woman’s wedding is one of the most special and important occasions – one where she will be centre stage. I want to bring magic and glamour to that experience right from the day she chooses her dress,”
Nicola has just celebrated her year wedding anniversary and as a newlywed she can relate to the excitement of finding the perfect wedding dress and she can’t wait to share the journey with you!