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North East businesses team up to support St Oswald’s Bridal Shop

Local businesses from across the North East recently came together for a two day photoshoot to showcase some of the dresses from our Posh Frocks and Bridal shop in Whitley Bay. The shop sells a wide selection of new and good quality second hand wedding dresses priced at £100 as well as other outfits, accessories, shoes and more.

Local businesswoman Debbie Payne from Gyp and Green Florists of Shiremoor came across our shop whilst out shopping and having been impressed by the quality and range of our dresses, she decided she’d like to help us raise awareness of our specialist bridal shop.

Debbie explained:

My daughter initially introduced me to St Oswald’s Posh Frocks and Bridal shop and I couldn’t believe what a fantastic idea it was, with some gorgeous dresses and outfits on sale. I thought that the shop was amazing and that more people should know about it, so I decided to try and organise a photoshoot to support St Oswald’s and put a callout to see if anyone else would be interested in helping and lending us their time and skills. We received a fantastic response with lots of businesses coming forward to offer their services with everyone from photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists joining together to make the shoot a success. Despite the cold weather, we had a brilliant two day photoshoot and we’re all really impressed with the final results and we now look forward to sharing our photographs. My hope is that the photographs are well received, that they help St Oswald’s to boost their profile and to show off their beautiful collection of dresses and the talents of the businesses involved. We had a ball and hope all the businesses and groups involved can continue to support each other.

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The businesses who supported the shoot included; Wild Hearts Photography, Gyp and Green Florists of Shiremoor, Becx Beauty, Very You Hair, Love Hair by Niki, and Lavanda Beauty Massage. YAP Bridal also got involved by kindly donated 5 designer gowns to us. The Premier Inn Whitley Bay were kind enough to allow us the use of their facilities and some iconic local landmarks and venues gave us permission to take photographs including; The Grand Hotel in Tynemouth, St Mary’s Lighthouse, the Blue Reef Aquarium and The Spanish City.

Charlotte Charlton, Retail Area Manager, said:

We can’t thank Debbie enough for organising this brilliant photoshoot. We’re thrilled with the stunning photographs that were taken; they really do showcase some of the best dresses that our Posh Frocks and Bridal shop in Whitley Bay has to offer. We’d like to say the most enormous thank you to all of the individuals and businesses who gave up their time to participate in the photoshoot. Having the support of some fantastic local businesses means so much to St Oswald’s. The photographs will definitely be put to good use as we’re hoping to attend more wedding fayres in the new year and look forward to sharing some of our fabulous wedding dresses and accessories with our supporters.

For more information about our Posh Frocks and Bridal shop, head to the specialist shops section of our website to learn more. Don't forget to follow our shop on Instagram too so you can be first to know about all our exciting news.