Hi everyone, well it’s been a fantabulously busy start to the Year which is why this blog is a little later than it should be (sorry Folks)! First off HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, how are you? How was Christmas? We all had a great Christmas break, the staff loved having a few weeks off but clearly they love their jobs sooooo much that they were desperate to get back to it asap (lol, wink wink Guys) …. Christmas seems like an age ago doesn’t it? Here’s a picture of us at our Christmas do… lol after several glasses of fizz that is!
Well New Year has bought with it lots of very lovely new things to Abigail’s Collection & The Groom’s Room… We’ve just literally started unpacking a sensational collection of jewellery from Richards Designs a collection of totally gorgeous pearl and diamante jewellery and some gorgeous new shoes from Rainbow Club. The Girls and I went nuts over the diamante shoe clips, they’re totally gorgeous – such a great invention. They literally transform a shoe and can be worn again after the big day too!! Priced at only £25 per pair of shoe clips we think they are blinking (or should I say blinging?) gorgeous and certainly don’t brake the bank!
In addition to our newest accessory recruits for our beautiful accessory stying room we’re thrilled to have added even more stunning wedding dresses to our collection in our bridal rooms! No matter if it’s lace, satin, chiffon or silk we have some new and absolutely exquisite designs in-store for our beautiful Brides to try! Which reminds me we have some very exciting expansion news coming soon, a new department on its way to Abigail’s Collection ….
Rob in the Groom’s room has been dancing around in excitement over our new menswear website and the arrival of his new hire waistcoat colour options and suit fabrics! Most popular so far with our Grooms have been the three piece Burford suit closely followed by the new slim cut dark grey mohair three piece suit. Rob has also expanded on our made to measure suit Suppliers and is going crazy for the fantastic range of colours and styles now available to our Gents!! Pick up the phone if you want more info or check out a whizzy and ultra stylish new Menswear website at www.thegroomsroomessex.co.uk/ a bit smart don’t you think? Groom’s suit hire prices are from just £85 per Gent and yes of course, we do offer a competitive Groom goes free deal too.
Last week we heard from a Groom called Andy who married his lovely Wife Claire at Hylands House in June 2012. He was delighted to get in touch and tell us that after votes had been counted they had won the ‘Wedding of the Year’ title in’ An Essex Wedding’ magazine and was saying thank you for the suits that we provided, you can see some of his wedding photos on our facebook page! We think that the Gents looked fab and certainly didn’t let Claire down (who we think absolutely shone) on the day. Massive congrats to you both… Andy says he feels kinda famous! …. And we agree you guys should, it looks like a celeb style wedding that’s for sure!!
And talking of congratulations we’ve done it again!!! Yep, we’ve made it to the finals of yet another amazing awards competition… it’s THE Bridal Buyer awards held at The British Bridal Exhibition in March and we’re in the final for not one but two categories; ‘Best Bridal Retailer UK’ and ‘Best Menswear Retailer UK’ it’s yet another huge achievement for the team. To say I’m proud is a total understatement, we’re up against some really fantastic competition so it will be interesting to see if we can win our sixteenth awards title!!! Winners announced in March!
Well that’s it for now, have a great day, I’m off to play Snow Angels with my 18month old Arabella …. Try it sometime, just don’t eat the yellow stuff, lol!… yuck… x x x