For weeks now I have been determined to get on track with this blog writing malarkey. Each week I think ‘that would make a great blog’, about several events & topics, but somewhere between thinking that & it becoming blog form the time runs away. However, with such exciting news it seems the perfect time to pull my finger out and re-start this blog of mine, so here goes..
Woooooooooooooooooooo HOO! On Friday we went down to London to The Wedding Ideas Wards 2012, and we only went and WON Best Bridal Shoes! (It must be official, we have a shiny new winner’s logo to prove it!). WIth such a short list of nominees we really were amazed (and very honoured!) when we were announced as the winning company. The award was presented by Jayne Bramsby from Elegant Steps- look out for a pic in next month’s Wedding Ideas (me probably looking somewhat shell shocked, but happy!).
You can see the full list of winners on the Wedding Ideas blog, but I’d like to say a personal well done and pat on the back to my two lovely & mega talented friends Emma Case & Lucy Ledger. Emma won Best Photographer and Lucy Best Stationery. I’m lucky enough to have worked with both of these lovely ladies and can’t thank them enough for being such an inspiration.
Further congrats to Ellie Sanderson for winning Best BRidal Retailer- no great surprise as the shop is stunning and her team lovely. Massive well done to all the winners
On our table were more award winners- Alfred Angelo who were thrilled to win Best Dress Collection (thanks to the lovely Richard for wishing me luck- something obviously worked!). Also joining us were fellow Brummies from Wedding Music Videos, who offer a highly original idea for your wedding video (credit for the above piccie too!); and Jade from Wedding Ideas, who was as lovely as ever, even if she did insist on buying me sambuca later!
On a serious note it really does mean a lot to win It’s our first award and feels extra special because readers voted us to the short list, and a panel of industry experts chose the final winner so it’s recognition from both our customers and peers which is truly amazing.
I don’t want to bore you with an Oscar style list of thank yous, but there are a few people who I have to mention. Thanks to the RS team, who work hard to keep things running smoothly, dispatching shoes to our lovely brides and generally keeping the office organised. Thanks of course to our brides & everyone who voted for us- we’re just happy you love what we do. Thanks to our stockists for bearing with us through our teething problems & liking our shoes enough to sell them in their gorgeous boutiques up and down the country.
Thanks to my inspirational and ever patient friends and family for their support, giggles and general fantastic loveliness. (Thanks to The Wedding Club for my priddy dress ) xx
Now 2012, are you ready? ‘Cos we can’t wait! xx