We are so exited to announce that for the 3rd year in a row we are again finalists in the category of Best Headdress Collection at the Bridal Buyer Awards.
We love this award ceremony (which will take place this year in September) as all the designers that work so hard every year in the bridal industry are recognised for their excellence – so congratulations to all other finalists this year too and good luck for September!
We just spent 4 days in Harrogate for the ever wonderful trade show BBEH. A huge thank you to all the lovely bridal stores who came by our stand to place their orders for the coming season!
It was a fantastic show – just as busy as ever for us with our stand packed over the whole show, and as well as our current stockists we are now looking forward to working with the new stores who have added the Ivory & Co. Collection to their range of bridal dresses. So keep checking our website as in the coming weeks we’ll be updating to let brides know even more places to visit to view and try on our designer bridal dresses…
We took some brand new designs as a sneak preview which will also be on display at The White Gallery – the exclusive trade show in London in May. The bridal stores loved these new designs so pretty soon these will be in stores ready for brides to see!
One of our beautiful new dress designs “Dakota” on our stand at BBEH
We have some really exciting news to share with everyone – the list of finalists is out and we are shortlisted amongst only 3 other companies for ‘Best Headdress Designer” at The Bridal Buyer Awards!
You may remember that back in November we were working around the clock to produce our award submission – the criteria was even stricter for this year and we had to submit a lot more supporting material – but it looks now like all the hard work has paid off and we are so happy to be shortlisted along with other prestigious companies such as Jenny Packham Accessories!
Last year we actually won the award in this category – in 2012 we were up against 5 other companies listed as finalists and were so happy and amazed when our name was called out at the glitzy award ceremony that took place in March.
This year we heard that the awards received more entries than ever before and that competition was very stiff so we are just so pleased to be amongst this company as a finalist. now we have to wait until March for the awards ceremony to find out if we will be lucky enough to retain our title…. Being shortlisted for awards like this makes all of our hard work throughout the year worthwhile as we really appreciate the recognition for our work.
Some of the wonderful shops that we supply have also been shortlisted in the best retailer categories – so we would like to say well done to all of them and good luck!
For more information about the awards please visit Bridal Buyer
If anyone was wondering why we have been so unusually quiet on the blogfront last week – it was because of a very industrious last push to send the best possible award submission for the Bridal Buyer Awards 2013!
Last year we entered for the first time and were ecstatic to be shortlisted which meant attending the fantastic Award ceremony held each March as part of the BBEH trade show in Harrogate. It was a fabulous evening made really special by the fact that when it came round to announcing our category we all waited on our table for what seemed like forever ….. before they called our name to win “Best Bridal Headdress Designer 2012” It was very nerve wracking (Oscar style!)
So this year we have worked incredibly hard to compile a new submission in the hope of retaining our title – or at the least be shortlisted as a finalist again.
The list of finalists is announced in January, so we will keep you posted as soon as we know anything. Please keep your fingers crossed out there for us and in the meantime now that the deadline of the year is over – we’ll get blogging again………