A Cross Hands bridal store has been highly commended at the Welsh Wedding Awards.

Ivory Bridal Suite was set-up by owner Jeanette Jones five years ago.

The business was based in Ammanford for three and a half years before moving to Llandeilo Road.

Jeannette said: “When I first started out, I thought of being just a shoe shop, but I slowly became a bridal store.”

Ivory Bridal Suite was awarded Highly Commended in the Outstanding Supplier of the Year category at the Welsh Wedding Awards held at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff on February 20.

“I took my mum and my friend with me to the ceremony” said Jeanette.

“I was very shocked when I found out around Christmas time that I had been put forward so to be highly commended in the category was amazing.

“Any of the eight other businesses could have won.

“I was up against other wedding shops but also photographers.

“The brides who I have worked with over the years sent in their testimonials about their experience with Ivory Bridal Suite and I would like to thank each and everyone of them who put the business forward for this award.

“Some customers have come as far as Haverfordwest and Western Super Mare.”

Jeanette stocks both ready to go and to order dresses for and describes her business as a “one stop shop” for everything you need on the big day.

“As well as wedding dresses, I cater for mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom, bridesmaids, flower girls.

“Not to mention hats, veils, tiara’s and shoes.

“I also sell prom wear and occasional wear.”

There is also vapourlicious in-store so the brides can be the groom something to calm the nerves on the big day.

The businesswomen has also helped a bride get ready for her big day whilst abroad.

“I was on holiday a few years ago and I had a message off a bride desperately looking for a dress last minute, and although I was in Turkey I was still able to help her get her dream dress,” added Jeanette.

“Facebook is a big help for me. Some brides can be nervous or shy so by the time we meet face to face in the shop they feel really comfortable with me because we’ve already spoken online.”

Ivory Bridal Suite has currently got big offers instore.

For more details call Janette on 01269 844286 or visit Ivory Bridal Suite on Facebook.