Back in 2015, we held a launch event in our new gallery on London Road in Wansford. We can’t believe that it has been five years already! Time really flies when you’re having fun. Our old premises was in the courtyard of the lovely Haycock Hotel, which was a fabulous venue at the time. We spent four wonderful years there, but we had to move because we simply ran out of space. But we didn’t move far! Our new premises was only a one minute walk from the hotel.
Miraculously, it only took us a week to make the move. At the time we were still operating the business as much as we could. The new gallery space needed some improvements to make us feel more ‘us’. This involved a lot of DIY, which Dave (and Lisa, but no photos unfortunately!) got stuck into as you can see!
Most of the property already looked quite good, we loved the rustic look of the walls and the wooden beams in particular! But we added our Vow touch to it, and in no time, it felt like ‘us’.
It was lovely to see the gallery come together as we added our furniture. One of our favourite places in the gallery is next to the front door, where we proudly display pictures of our loved ones, friends and lovely customers! It was great to have more space for our range of dresses, suits, and accessories. The ‘new’ gallery is spread across four rooms and has a boutique feel that creates the perfect atmosphere for the bride, groom, friends and family to feel comfortable and relaxed. The week after our move saw our busiest period ever. We sent over 75 suits out to grooms for their weddings. We honestly don’t know how we’d have managed in our smaller gallery!
The launch event
On the 19th July 2015, we held the launch event for our new, larger premises and it was brilliant! We were surrounded by friends, family, dress designers, press, fellow wedding suppliers, and future brides and grooms who visited the gallery throughout the day. Plus, it was a great excuse for us to get dressed up!
We spent the day chatting with our guests, eating delicious food and listening to music. It was so nice to have the gallery all set up and to reveal it to everyone!
The new gallery has felt like home ever since. We’ve made slight changes and we’ve moved stuff around as we’ve needed to enable us to continue growing!
Since we moved from The Haycock Hotel, we are proud to show you how our awards space has changed over time. The table positioned in front of the main door used to display our features in the Moment Magazine, testimonials from our lovely customers, and our chosen floral arrangement of the week.
The table now displays our range of awards which we are extremely thankful for! We recently added our award for Best Wedding Boutique for the East of England to the wall and we couldn’t be happier.
We’ve had a brilliant time in the new gallery, and we can’t wait for what the future holds. If you want to visit us to find your wedding dress or suit, book an appointment and we’ll make sure we find the perfect outfit for you!