10 Jul WE OPENED THE DOORS,,,,,,
On the 9th July 2014, we opened the new doors to our amazing boutique, over 300 vips, invited guests,brides, mums ,bridesmaids, wedding suppliers and bridal magazines came to the grand opening.
The appointment book was hot with brides booking to come to view the entire collections in store,
The boutique looks like a florist with so many warm wishes of good luck from everyone, 100’s of cards adorn the boutique congratulating us for the new store.
50 bottles of champagne were popped,glasses chinked and everyone stood amazed at the new decor and size of the boutique.
The official opening of Creatiques Bridal Boutique, 151 Albert Road Southsea took place yesterday with a branded ribbon cutting ceremony.
Andrew and Robert Pearce and the Creatiques team performed the ribbon cutting themselves, although the store opened its doors for the first bride on Saturday 5th July.
Gemma Philpott was the first bride to cross the threshold of the boutique to purchase her wedding dress and was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Gemma said; “I am so excited about being the first bride in the new store and to be buying my dress today. The other shop was lovely but the new store is amazing!”
The VIP guests at the official opening were past brides, brides-to-be and also the Sales Manager, Nick Day from wedding dress designer Justin Alexander and Sincerity Bridal, he commented on the eight year business association with Creatiques and how the business duo had been awarded recognition as an outstanding stockist for Justin Alexander, an accolade only awarded to nine stores in the UK this year. He went on to say; “Andrew and Rob buy from the Harrogate London show and also in Europe traveling Holland last year to see the new collection.
“The interior design looks like a top London Boutique with a warehouse, retro, chic style of a New York store. It’s so individual, well lit with natural light, not at all imposing and very spacious allowing the gowns to breathe on the rails. I wish them every success.”
Nicole Geddes a Creatiques bride from 2006 was also at the launch she said; “I have watched the Creatiques brand grow and develop. The new shop is stylish, glamorous, yet warm and friendly and very affordable gowns.”
Another past bride Charlotte Evans, who works in Marmion Road also commented on how she was spoilt for choice and had five dresses she liked. Finally Andrew and Rob picked her dress and when she put it on her mum cried, that’s when you know it’s the right one.
“My wedding was abroad in Las Vegas, however the customer service continued when I came back as Creatiques steamed my dress ready for my reception at home. I wish them every success in the new location we are already missing them in Marmion Road.”