Ok, it was a week or so ago now…..but we’re still absolutely buzzing about being named Bridal Gown Retailer of the Year in the North of England Wedding Awards!
We honestly didn’t expect it – there are so many great bridal shops out there, and when we saw the shortlist we knew it would be a tough contest. After all, their customers no doubt think they’re the bee’s knees too.
And there’s the heart of it, the bit that really makes us glow – with pride and with pleasure. It’s knowing that our brides – that fabulous bunch of ladies we’ve got to know over the weeks, months and sometimes years – think we’re worth voting for.
Anyone who knows Curvy Bridal knows the passion we have for what we do. We’ve heard too many horror stories of brides who’ve been treated appallingly by an industry that, by and large (no pun intended), peddles the myth that only skinny Minnies can expect to look and feel like a princess on their wedding day.
What a load of rubbish! If you’ve found your dream dress, then it shouldn’t matter if you’re a size 8, 18 or 28 – you should have it. We try to make that happen.
The awards evening itself was wonderful. We all got a bit excited and went to town on the preparations….. Well, how often do you get the excuse to really pull out all the stops?
York Racecourse was a lovely venue and when it was announced that we’d won – well, it was the perfect end to the evening.
So thank you, everyone who voted for us. It means the world to know that what we’re doing makes you feel good and contributes to making your wedding day the dream-come-true it should be. We think you’re pretty fabulous too – and you can rest assured we raised a glass to you all on awards night!