I was rather surprised to get a phone call from Sarah at County Brides a couple of weeks ago to say I had been shortlisted in the Accessories Category at the Awards. I had mentioned the awards to my brides and given them the link to vote for me but I wouldn’t have imagined I would ever have been in the top 4 in the Northwest.
It was awards night on June 23rd so on went a posh frock and I took my lovely friend Emma with me for a jolly night out. It was such a fun night. I met lots of people who I know via facebook and Twitter but who I hadn’t met before. So it is lovely to put faces to names and I know who i’m Tweeting or sending a message to.
The Midland Hotel, Manchester was the venue for the Awards. I have never been there before and how grand it was. We were greeted by a champagne reception and were given a little time to say hello’s and find the seating plan. Even though it was a formal affair the evening was relaxed, fun and the atmosphere was great. Lots of laughter and opportunity to chat and make new aquaintences.
So even though I didn’t win my catergory I am thrilled to say I am a finalist and still can’t quite believe I made it to the top 4. So my business is 2 years old in November and it’s been so lovely to feel the hard work is paying off.
Thanks to County Brides who organised a great night and well done to all the winners and finalists for the 2012 awards. I’m hoping to see you all again in 2013!!!