A Huddersfield women running a bridalwear business is celebrating success.
Lynette Blythe, who operates Elenor Rose Wedding, Prom & Evening Wear at Waterloo, won the award for customer service at the North of England Wedding Awards run by The Wedding Guide.
The award followed glowing testimonials submitted to the judges by Lynette’s clients.
“It was one of my brides who persuaded me to enter the competition,” she said. “Then I got a message saying I had been shortlisted – and then discovered I’d won!”
Lynette started the business from home, but has been based at the Wakefield Road premises since June.
She named the business after daughter Elenor Rose, who tragically died just four days old. Lynette said: “She would have been nine years old, now. Her passing away changed my whole perspective on life. You never know what will happen tomorrow.”
Lynette, who is mother to Dominic, 17, Ellisse, 16 and Lola, six, paid tribute to her mum, Susan Shepherd, who helps out as her “Saturday girl”. Said Lynette: “My brides absolutely love her! I can’t take all the credit!”
She said setting up the business had been a massive learning curve, but added: “I’m really busy. Since January, it has been non-stop. I do a lot through Facebook and Twitter, but a lot of my clients have come about through word of mouth. Someone will mention my name at least once a day.”