Hope for brides left in lurch by shop closure

After mastering Bridal on Pulteney experienced gone into liquidation on Monday morning, Jenny Alesci drove 90 minutes from her home in Palmer to get well robes from the store.

Ms Alesci, who experienced worked at the keep for about two decades, was presented authorization by the liquidator, BCR Advisory, to do so.

With the enable of seamstress Laura Searle, who did contract get the job done for the failed business, the pair have been calling brides who experienced feared they would not be acquiring their marriage ceremony dresses.

“(Laura) and I are not likely to go away this store until finally we know each and every solitary bride is acquiring their gown, even the types that are on buy,” Ms Alesci explained.

“All (the dresses) that we experienced on lay-by I have taken … simply because we are giving them to the brides whether or not they owe dollars on it or not.

“I really do not care – they are using their dresses.”

Ms Alesci has also contacted suppliers who have agreed to honour dresses that experienced been requested prior to Bridal on Pulteney closing.

The Advertiser documented yesterday that difficult retail problems experienced been blamed for the popular bridal keep, which held one particular of SA’s major collections of bridal and bridesmaid robes, likely into liquidation.

It experienced been working for a lot more than a 10 years, and won a swag of awards in that time.

The keep traded on Saturday, February 15, and took deposits from brides proper up until finally its closure.

The business is owned by Romeo Investments (Aust) Pty Ltd.

Operator Antonio Romeo was contacted for remark.

A BCR Advisory spokesman explained the liquidator was operating with Ms Alesci to enable brides get their dresses.

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He explained any dollars owing on requested dresses would have to be compensated in complete.

Ms Searle, who explained she was owed about $3500 from Bridal on Pulteney, felt sorry for the couple gals remaining out of pocket.

“One girl who is acquiring a customized-created pants go well with, has sixteen bridesmaids, and (she experienced compensated) $2000 … desired her dollars back again,” Ms Searle explained.

“I experienced to tell her she just can’t get her dollars back again, the business is shut and it hasn’t been requested.”

Bride-to-be Ally Pohl set a deposit on her “dream dress” from Bridal at Pulteney in November last 12 months.

Mainly because her gown experienced not been requested, she will reduce her $one hundred deposit.

She was devastated to study she would not get her “dream dress”.

“When I tried it on, I bought that experience … that it was the one particular,” Ms Pohl, thirty, of Belair, explained.

“Now it is back again to square one particular.”

These tales give a new definition of planning the best marriage ceremony.