Bridal services get top awards

Top Award: Kerry Wilkinson of Tineke florists and Stephanie Marshall-Hilton of Gracie Bleu Bridal in Matlock, who have just won the East Midlands Best Wedding Florist and East Midlands Best Wedding Dress Retailer 2012 awards from the Wedding Industry Awards.
Top Award: Kerry Wilkinson of Tineke florists and Stephanie Marshall-Hilton of Gracie Bleu Bridal in Matlock, who have just won the East Midlands Best Wedding Florist and East Midlands Best Wedding Dress Retailer 2012 awards from the Wedding Industry Awards.

BRIDES-TO-BE in Matlock have the pick of some of the best wedding services the East Midlands after two businesses scooped top industry prizes.

Gracie Bleu Bridal and Tineke Floral Designs picked up awards in the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.

The businesses, based the same building in Matlock Green, won the East Midlands Best Wedding Dress Retailer and the East Midlands Best Wedding Florist.

The prestigious awards are voted for by customers and will be presented at the Cafe de Paris in London in January when both companies will be automatically entered for the national award.

Gracie Bleu, has been in business for nearly four years and has provided dream dresses for over 400 brides as well as bridesmaid dresses and men’s hire.

Manager Stephanie Marshall-Hilton said: “I was really happy to get the award and it’s nice to be recognised for working so hard.

“I think the whole experience is important from the moment they walk in to the moment they leave we try to make it as enjoyable and experienced as possible.”

She added: “It’s good we’ve got Tineke here too as it complements the service we give.”

Tineke Floral Designs has been trading since 2005 and has been working hand in hand with Gracie Bleu for 18 months.

Manager Kerry Wilkinson said: “I think our customers would say we go the extra mile and our customer service sets us apart.

“It’s important that this year’s brides have voted for us too which shows we are doing a good job.”