No. 9 Bridal Couture- What’s been going on?

My goodness, what a start to 2012.

The last few weeks of 2011 saw us winning the Wedding Industry award for regional wedding designer (North East) and as we fell in to 2012 we won the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards National winner. I’m not sure my feet have actually touched base as yet!

I have been given access to the lovely comments made by past clients who had a massive part in helping us win the award and can only say how deeply touched I am to read such marvelous words. I thank you all for taking the time to vote for us.

Exciting things have also happened over the last few weeks. We’ve recently returned from an amazing trip to Perth, Australia where I met with a new client who marries later this year and have also been put in touch with several wedding industry suppliers there who may be interested in networking opportunities or even stockists. I also produced an evening gown while in Perth to be worn to a ball in March for a client who works in TV.  Is No.9 going global?

We’ve also received e mails requesting our gowns to be held in  stores over the UK along with magazine features.

Just recently I discovered a rather lovely secret which concerned No. 9. One of UK’s prestigious wedding gown designers nominated us for a huge award held in Harrogate in March this year. It was a massive honour alone to have been nominated (The Oscars of the wedding world) as this is the only point of entry to the awards. Sadly, we didn’t make the finalists, but the nomination alone was huge, so thank you.

The list of finalists are:

Best British Bridal Designer
Ian Stuart
Jenny Packham
Ritva Westenius
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Sassi Holford
Stephanie Allin

That’s one heck of a line up!

So, as you can see, big things are happening and my arms are open wide to embrace them all!