PERFECT Day in Lurgan has won the prestigious title, Best Bridal Retailer in Ireland by the national Irish magazine Wedding Journal.
Bridal industry experts competed across 18 highly competitive categories for a variety of awards and the Lurgan company came top.
Proud owner Bernie O’Neill said everyone at Perfect Daywere ‘very proud’ winners of the title “Best Bridal Retailer in Ireland”.
One of the brides who used Perfect Day told the judges: “Stunning dresses and a service that showed they really cared about me and my wedding day. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff and the dresses were divine.”
The magazine, Wedding Journal introduced the awards last year to give readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite bridal industry experts and it proved a huge success.
This year a staggering 20,000 votes were cast as businesses used every tool at hand, including Facebook, Twitter and email, to rally support from their customers.
Nominees of the 2013 Reader Awards were celebrated at an afternoon tea event in the sumptuous surroundings of the Gibson Hotel.
Hosted by the gorgeous Sinead Desmond from Ireland AM, over 180 guests from the wedding industry were treated to a delicious afternoon tea, with Jazz music from the Bentley Bros.
Perfect Day has been in business for 11 years having started off sharing a smaller shop with her husband and well known photographer Ciaran O’Neill.
Just three years ago Perfect Day was becoming so successful they decided to set up their own shope.
“It was the best decision for both us and our customers as we can provide them with luxurious surroundings, and an array of dresses that are second to none,” said Bernie.
“Our customers entered us into the competition and we were in the final five and then the public had to vote for their favourite shop. Perfect Night our occasion wear shop which has been open for two years got into the final five in Ireland for best mother of the bride shop , and we were thrilled to bits about this .
“We are delighted to have won as we were up against some stiff competition from right across Ireland. It just proves that our brides love our friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and our huge range of amazing dresses from suppliers right across the world.
“I think our brides enjoy the craic with us all and the fact that we are very approachable, helpful and will bend over backwards to sort them out,” said a delighted Bernie.