In The Beginning...
A mutual love for shoes, dresses, style icons and wanting to establish a business where the customer is the centre of attention, our dream became our project. So here we are, Amy and Tracey taking on the world… we literally are, Empire Building as we call it!
August, and we agreed to go into business together, it was always going to be in the wedding industry, the initial plan to open a wedding dress shop. The excitement between us was immense, nothing any of us had ever felt before, I mean we both loved our previous jobs but this was something else. We are both hard working, driven and passionate so our first ideas quickly became real, we put together our timeline, business plan, scheduled in meetings each week to get together and off we went.
September - the online boutique was something that was in the pipeline 2 - 3 years down the line but we decided that we should get it up and running now. So off to the Harrogate trade wedding fair in a bid to source our stock. I wasn't sure how we would be received, ‘an online accessories retailer’ but when I talked through our plans for the next year the kindness and support we received was amazing. We ordered our first items with Halo & Co who were so helpful, it must have taken us so long to pick what we wanted to sell (all their pieces are just stunning). If we ever needed any reassurance about what we were doing, Harrogate certainly did the job!
Next on the list was a meeting with Rainbow Club, their range and quality of products is great, we are so excited to be stockists of them. Again the team at Rainbow and their dedication to customer service is second to none, we had to work with them!
So all stock ordered, website built and we are ready to go. Our journey has started and our dreams are becoming reality, plans for expansion are in the pipeline, it’s exciting times at Icon Bridal, exciting times indeed!