FRANCES COOKSON – CO-FOUNDER
Fran’s (Frances is way too formal) official role is to design the Rewritten collections from start to finish; making tough decisions on styles, colours and fabrics, keeping on trend but also rewriting the rules, and making sure both our bridal and bridesmaids collections are the best of the best.
A Fashion Design Graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, Fran then spent ten years working in Communications for brands such as NET-A-PORTER before founding Rewritten with Katie.
Fran has a love of 90’s dance music, Marvel films, running, chips, dogs, interior design and neutral colours. If it wasn’t for Katie, the entire Rewritten collection would be available in shades of black, beige and grey.
KATIE ARNOTT – CO-FOUNDER
Co-founder Katie is the brains behind Rewritten, managing the serious bits like finance, wholesale, operations and generally being the (slightly) more sensible one out of the two founders.
Katie is a business whizz and cut her teeth in the retail industry working for fine jewellery business Astley Clarke where she managed all retail channels for the brand.
Katie loves a project and has recently taken on a home renovation, along with juggling new baby and Rewrittens youngest team member, Freddie. When not building a house, managing finances and logistics, or looking after Freddie, Katie can be found eating Yaki Soba, demolishing a chocolate bar or at a hardcore boxing class. She is obsessed with Japanese culture.
ANAHITA AKBARY – SHOWROOM MANAGER
Ana joined the Rewritten team in May 2017 and quickly became part of the gang. With a background in fine jewellery, Ana once worked with Katie and Fran at Astley Clarke (and therefore knew she could put up with them both). Ana looks after all of our glorious customers and is known for being able to tackle even the most last minute of wedding panics.
A jewellery nerd at heart, her obsession with cats could be classed as borderline weird and only rivalled by her love for crisps, velvet jumpsuits and flower arranging. She has recently had a gorgeous baby boy, Jasper, another addition to her little family that includes Merlin the German Shepard and Roger the ginger cat.
CHRISTINA PAPAGEORGIOU - ASSISTANT SHOWROOM MANAGER
With a background in fashion retail and customer service, Christina is your girl when it comes to all things bridesmaid. Book a showroom appointment and Christina will be here taking you through the ropes, recommending which dresses you should try on, and passing you the prosecco.
When Christina isn’t in the showroom drinking copious amounts of coffee, answering customer service questions and guiding you through your appointment, she enjoys home cooked Greek meals, dancing around to 90s garage and RnB and drinking a classic Gin & Tonic (or two!).
ELLA YEOMAN - MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE
If you're talking to us on social media or emailing about something marketing related, Ella will always be on hand to answer your questions. When not managing our social media accounts, Ella can be found organising photoshoots & collaborations, having coffee with press & influencers or writing blogs on anything new to the wedding world.
When away from the office, Ella loves a city break. Exploring the world, trying new food, walking for hours down streets full of culture or drinking wine, she loves to travel. Don’t be fooled though, away from the big smoke you’ll find her trying to figure out if it's possible to get a good cup of tea. Trust us, she can’t go an hour without a brew!
GEORGIA WALSH - STUDIO ASSISTANT
Ordering your bridesmaids or bridal dresses online? You can count on Georgia to send out your dresses in a beautifully packed parcel and with a handwritten note. Georgia puts all her love and care into making sure your dresses arrive perfectly for your big day.
When Georgia’s not in the studio picking and packing orders, she's out with her friends drinking prosecco and being in the centre of the dance floor in her ridiculously high heels.
RACHEL LAMB - BRIDESMAIDS STYLIST
Visiting us for an appointment on a Thursday or Sunday? Rachel will be here to guide you through the collection and make sure you find the perfect dresses for your best girls.
Rachel & Fran met at University in Edinburgh and have been friends ever since. You’ll be able to rely on Rachel for a good laugh and a coffee that packs a punch!