Opening Day for the Elizabeth Malcolm Boutique in Belper

Well the grand opening day of our new Boutique in Belper has finally arrived and I could not be happier that I now get to do the job that I love in the perfect setting.  I love nothing more than making a bride’s dreams come true and trust me there is no better feeling when a bride walks out of my door with a huge smile on her face ready for the biggest day of her life!

It has taken me about 10 years to get to this point, A-levels, university, lots of work experience at various bridal shops and manufacturers and I was even lucky enough to get a bridalwear seamstress job. I thought all of those previous jobs were tough but this is where the hard work really starts!

We’ve had the shop completely renovated over the past few weeks and right from the start I had a clear idea in my head what I wanted my very own wedding dress shop to look like. It feels amazing that the place has gone from this:

Photo taken 28 June 2014 - Just 3 weeks before my opening day!
Photo taken 28 June 2014 – Just 3 weeks before my opening day!


Photo taken 16 July 2014 - Just 3 days before opening day - Eeek!
Photo taken 16 July 2014 – Just 3 DAYS before opening day – Eeek!

To this, my long awaited boutique has finally arrived:

Photo taken 19 July 2014
Photo taken 19 July 2014 – Opening day! It all came together on the day thankfully


Photo taken 19 July 2014
Photo taken 19 July 2014 – Opening day! Doesn’t it look beautiful!

Quite a transformation wouldn’t you agree!  I still can’t quite believe that we got it ready for grand opening day.  It has turned out exactly as I imagined and it’s such a tranquil place for brides to come, relax and have their dream dress designed for them, I couldn’t be happier with the result!  You can see more photos of our boutique here.

To celebrate the opening I have launched a competition to Win Your Wedding Dress! ***Edit: Please note that the competition is now closed, thanks to all those that entered*** Yes that’s right, win your dream wedding dress, designed for you and made to your exact measurements courtesy of Elizabeth Malcolm. The prize however doesn’t stop there! The lovely people at Avant Garden Floristry and Event Hire have thrown in your chair covers for free and Debra from Flutter Derby has also offered the winner a free set of flutter lashes for her big day! Maybe next year we will give away a full wedding!

Joining me to celebrate my opening today are some really amazing Derbyshire wedding suppliers that are right on our doorstep, most of them from Belper or the surrounding areas. These range from florists to photographers, from wedding invitation suppliers to local wedding venues. We even have a bouncy castle! I’m really glad that they can all be with me today and we hope to have a wedding event on a regular basis so watch this space! You’ll be able to find all the updates on here.



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Lizzie Malcolm

About Lizzie Malcolm

Lizzie prides herself on proving herself as a leading wedding dress designer with her unique eye and talent. She takes time to get to know her brides creating a beautiful and unique wedding dress to each and every one of her clients. Every single dress is manufactured right here in the UK and quality is never compromised on her watch.