We have recently found out that we are going to the Oscars… whoop whoop!!

Confession time… not the Hollywood Oscars but the Harrogate Oscars. Equally as glamourous and infinitely more important to our little bridal boutique in Somerset. The annual Bridal Buyer awards which are the Oscars of the wedding industry.

New Bridal Retailer of the Year Finalist

We are a FINALIST in the New Bridal Retailer of the Year category and we could not be more chuffed. To have our hard work and our passion for what we do recognised by the best in the bridal industry.

Of course seeing our brides on their wedding day, confident and beautiful and ‘rocking their curves’ is the best reward we could ever ask for. But being a Finalist makes us very proud, and we could not have done it without our fantastic Somerset Brides.

Competition in our category is always fierce and we are so impressed by all of the other bridal boutiques that are finalists with us… but we stand out.

Why are we different

Well, we are the only boutique in our category dedicated to finding perfect gowns for perfect curvy women. To have the industry at long last recognise the place for boutiques likes ours is phenomenal. I am hoping the judges can see that we are not your average plus-size bridal shop. We are a cut above the rest. We bring you the very latest in fashion-forward design in samples that can be tried on by the majority of women. Let’s face it the average woman today is a gorgeous size 16 and we go all the way up to size 32.

Our mission was always to find gowns for our brides that do not have that traditional ‘plus-size’ look to them. You know the ones I mean, apron fronts and a ton of ruching! Our gowns are stylish, contemporary and from the very best of the world’s bridal designers; Stella York, Justin Alexander and Casablanca Bridal. They all meet our very strict criteria of having super beautiful gowns that work for curvy brides.

So we wait not until September 10th to find out if we have won. But in our hearts and minds we are already winners every time we see a bride find the dress in which they are going to tell the rest of the world that they are in love in. We could not ask for more (but a little trophy to put on the counter would be fab!)

Fingers crossed and we’ll keep you all posted x