This September we took our yearly visit to Harrogate to view the latest collections, buy amazing accessories and of course wedding dresses. This visit was especially meaningful for us as we were Finalists in The Bridal Buyer Awards for Retailer Website of The Year which is the oscars of the bridal industry.
Arriving early on the Sunday morning and found our way around and located the companies we needed to see. We first visited the amazing Jupon Pettiocoats who supply our petticoats hoops and undergarments for bridal gowns. Gary and Louie were as lovely as ever and we had fun selecting new accessories, petticoats and of course boobs... well bust supports for your wedding dress. We also selected some amazing corsets and bras which we have already taken delivery of.
We then went and met out existing suppliers and viewed the latest collection from Watters and make our selections which will deliver into the boutique in the new year. The collections were adorned with laces, and details and of course the amazing silhouettes.
As always we couldn't not got and visit the guys over at Ivory & Co Bridal were well we couldn't not resit ordering an extra dress and bolero for the boutique. We then headed over to their tiaras and selected some amazing tiaras and jewellery pieces to deliver into the store in the new year.
After this busy morning we headed over to the complimentary gin bar and had one or two to rest in between appointments we had made... it was great to relax a little between suppliers.
On Sunday evening we headed over to the BBSA Party. (British Bridal Suppliers Association) were we got to see wedding dresses throughout the years and it was definitely a must do it was so much fun meeting up with people within the industry and a look at these gorgeous vintage gowns.
On Monday evening we attended the bridal buyer awards and were nominated for Bridal Retailer Website of the Year unfortunately we didn't win but had a fabulous nights with the industry greats.