Sooooo our amazing brides nominated us to be finalists in the Confetti awards 2019. The Opus Team were super honoured and delighted by the news.
What are the Confetti Awards?
The Confetti Awards are a public voted, independently judged award scheme celebrating the best of the Scottish wedding industry. They search nationwide for the best companies as voted for by their customers. The shortlisted businesses from each category will be researched and reviewed by our panel of industry specialists. Our independent judges and mystery shoppers will be touring the country visiting the best of Scotland’s wedding businesses; cakes will be sampled, catering taste-tested, venues inspected and customer service scrutinised in the search to find the best of the best. The 4th annual Confetti Wedding Awards took place on 27th January 2019!
What did we have to do?
Our judging consisted of Opus taking three models to a showcase in the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow on the afternoon of award day. There were a panel of judges to view our models and ask us questions about Opus. Staying true to the Opus mission we took some of our beautiful real brides. We took the beautiful Adele who you will meet when you visit Opus and she is one of our team members so you’ll get to meet her when you visit the salon. She was representing all our girls with curves and oh how she rocked it! What a beauty!
Our Second model was the lovely Gemma. She was our bride and another previous team member. Her dress was an Opus customised gown. Her original gown was a classic strapless crepe dress and then we added an a additional over skirt with the most beautiful lace edging that was detachable. We then added a full length sleeve lace jacket and hand sewed pearl button down the entire length of her train and back of her jacket. All was finished with a full length veil with lace that matched the lace on her overskirt and a delicate crystal belt. While on stage we “un-layred” Gemma to show the complexity and flexibility of Gemma’s look as she had the option her look on her wedding day. I think this was what tipped the judges decision as it showcased the skills we have in-house from Opus team.
Our third look was the gorgeous Lauren. She was wearing one of our looks from Opus Atelier our sister Salon Opus Atelier. Being at the forefront of fashion, The Atelier will turn your vision into your reality. If you visit The Atelier you will meet the amazing Lauren who was wearing a gown by the amazing designer Berta. She was sassy and sexy on the day, totally working the the fashion forward cutting edge design.
We were very excited to learn that non other than David Emanuel was one of the Judges. David Emanuel has established himself as a couturier of International repute; designing clothes for members of British and European Royal Families, and for some of the World’s most beautiful women. Most famously David was the designer of Princess Diana’s wedding gown. He is also the presenter of our favourite show SAY YES TO THE DRESS UK!! Oh and what a lovely gentleman he is. He was interested in Opus and what we do, he was friendly and he was kind and totally understands what a bride goes through on her journey to find her perfect dress.
Be a Gentleman
Then we only went and WON!!! So the actual award ceremony was on the same evening as the judging! OHHHH what to wear!!!!! The ceremony was held in the Double Tree Hilton and there were many quality wedding businesses there from wedding cakes, transport, photographer and venues. Our category for Best Wedding Dress Retailer was the very last. It was David Emanuel who announced the win and boy were we surprised. We are so grateful for the opportunity to showcase all that Opus has to offer and are delighted we were recognised.
Many Many Thanks………..
Opus is one large happy family and everything we do is down to our team work, big hearts and passion to make sure every bride knows she can Be Beautiful on her wedding day.
Special thank you the the Opus team, it just would be possible without them!
Thank you the our Beautiful models on the day, you totally rocked it!
AAAAAnnd of course the the biggest thank you goes to our amazing Opus brides…….We love you thank you so so much x x x