On Monday 28 January, the Bridal Hall Ballybrittas picked up the coveted title of Midlands Wedding Boutique of the Year at the Irish Wedding Awards.
“We were absolutely shocked and delighted to have won,” exclaimed co-owner of the Bridal Hall Ballybrittas Breda Grumley-Lalor.
Breda and her sister Caroline Noons have run the successful Bridal Hall boutique for 18 years.
The family-run business started out in Portlaoise for 10 years before relocating to its current home in Ballybrittas.
Over 400 people arrived at the prestigious awards ceremony in Crowne Plaza, Dublin, where 21 awards were given out across different categories of the wedding sector.
The Bridal Hall was nominated by their customers last year and Breda and Caroline found out that they were in line for the award just before Christmas.
“We have to thank the customers. We really wouldn’t be here without them,” said Breda.
So what makes the Bridal Hall so successful? Both Breda and Caroline believe in the finishing touches to make a wedding dress complete.
“My motto is: Anyone can sell a wedding dress, it’s getting it down the aisle looking right that’s important,” said Breda.
The Bridal Hall is a full in-house operation with wedding dress alterations being done in the boutique. Breda says she could spend as much as six or seven times meeting the bride before her big day.
As well as that, they also stock dresses from designers including new Designer Tiffanys, Art Couture, Phil Collins, Opulence, Linzi Jay, Romantica of Devon and Bianco Evento.
Well done ladies!