The Simply Devine Hatshop in Tadcaster won a major title in the English Wedding Awards this week.
They took the best wedding accessories supplier title at an awards dinner at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. Owner Liz Devine-Wright was completely bowled over by the win. “People say that they didn’t expect to win, but really, we didn’t expect anything and were just looking forward to a lovely evening out. It really was a complete shock, but such a wonderful surprise;” she said.
The hat shop, which this year celebrated 13 years in business, is a destination store for its extensive range of hats, hatinators, fascinators, jewellery, pashminas, and special occasion handbags, and beat off stiff competition from 21 other accessories suppliers.
Owner Liz Devine Wright said: “I truly believe that it’s been lucky 13 for us this year. We launched our own first collection of hat designs to the trade during the summer, and this was very well received. It means that customers will not only find Simply Devine hats in Tadcaster, but in boutiques and stores throughout the UK.
“We had a highly successful summer season for weddings and the races, so to be nominated and voted for in the English Wedding Awards by satisfied customers has certainly been the icing on the cake for us this year. We are also planning a new range of mother of the bride/groom outfits next year for the following season as we continue to expand the business.”
Simply Devine has previously been successful in the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards, winning the award in the best retail category.