It was lovely to post about our already unexpected success in making the finals and seeing all the support from friends, family and our past and future couples. It definitely gave us the little boost we needed to know that what was originally a crazy idea back in May 2018 was actually now a joint business that was flourishing and developing faster than we thought possible.
Next problem - I needed a dress. Jumping onto the Boohoo website like a crazy lady I payed for an unlimited years worth of free delivery in my little panic moment (in hind-site this was maybe a little silly and unnecessary), I ordered 7 dresses in total and hoped that at least one of them would fit the criteria of a cocktail style dress. Thankfully there was a lovely velvet green dress that suited me to a T, and on purchasing a needle and thread I managed to tweak it enough to make it fit me perfectly with a customised and modified slit that didn’t show the world my pants. Anyone else have this problem with boohoo dresses and there excessive side slits? It’s not the first one I’ve had to sew it back together as if the designer got distracted and forgot to keep sewing the slit down to a wearable length.
After eating a 3 course meal, we awaited the moment of doom, for confident people this wouldn’t seem so scary but I whispered into sams ear ‘I hope we don’t win, I’m not keen on having to get up on the stage’. Much to my wishes, the ‘New Business category’ came around and believe it or not they announced our company as being highly commended. This meant going up on stage and collecting our award, thankfully the table wine and multiple gin and tonics I had consumed during the dinner helped the confidence level when arriving on stage to collect the award. We were ecstatic, this was such a public recognition of the effort we have put in so far, and it felt amazing to know people had viewed our work and felt it was worthy of being awarded.
You’ll be glad to know this has just boosted us even more to put all our time and effort into this crazy adventure of ours, we have so many exciting bookings in the calendar and we are buzzing to meet all our future couples.
Awards - The South West Wedding Awards
Photos - Chris Bunney