A few days ago Mr Couture and I made a trip to London for the glittering National Final of The Wedding Industry Awards at the Cafe de Paris. Well... what a night... ! The Wedding Industry folks sure know how to put on THE party of the year!
Acrobats, magic, music, lots of friends to catch up with and oops ... far too many cocktails!
We didn't win the National Final, but hey there's always next year! But were so honoured to have made it to London where we had a completely brilliant time celebrating as Regional Winner West Midlands Best Dressmaker Designer.
The day after the awards is when we finally get to see what our 2015 brides had to say about us! The following morning, with just a bit of a head ache and sore feet (when will I ever learn!) I was in need of a strong coffee (or several!!) . And with blurry eyes I could finally open my voter feedback.
Oh WOW! … Not only did our 2015 brides trust Anna and I to create the most important dress in a lifetime, but they completely bowled us over with the wonderful things they had to day about us! Here's just a snippet of the fantastic feedback we received:
"Sarah does not keep up with current fashions, she keeps a hop, skip and a jump ahead of them. It is rare to find someone with both the creative vision to lead a market, the intricate seamstress talent to realise every idea to such a high standard and the people skills to source and manage her team and make each and every customer feel like they are receiving a premium service for their special day. What more could a bride want from her dressmaker?"
"Sarah is amazing, she has that rare creativity and I walked down the aisle wearing a very special dress. The whole process was an amazing experience from the first appointment through to the finished dress. I knew my dress would be just perfect."
"Sarah just has that intangible creative touch, that special indefinable something, that makes her creations stand out from the rest."
"From the minute I met Sarah in her wonderful shop I knew I wanted her to make my wedding dress, from the initial discussions right up to the morning of our wedding Sarah and Anna were fantastic, putting my ideas into reality adding their own touches and dealing with a Christmas bride! They made me feel like I was the only customer and nothing was a problem (even making a dog collar to match my dress!) My dress was perfect and I felt like a princess when I walked up the aisle."
"Sarah made the whole experience of developing and perfecting my wedding outfit a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. At each stage I was made to feel special and Sarah made every effort to produce a dress that I was delighted with, I loved wearing my outfit."
Needless to say, we love our jobs more than ever right now!! Thank you lovelies!