Cheryl Zanatti has opened a new shop called Lillypearl Bridesmaids in North Street. It is part of the well known Wedding Courtyard.
She said: “I decided to look into open a bridesmaid shop in the Wedding Courtyard as it was the only shop missing from these great wedding suppliers in Leighton Buzzard.
“Lillypearl Bridesmaids is a company that specialising in just bridesmaid dresses. The dresses are by great designers such as Veromia , D’zage , Angel b and Loulou. The dresses are great for proms and evening events also.
“We provide a friendly and welcoming service, helping you find that perfect dress!
“I have always worked in retail and loved it. I worked at Dorothy Perkins for the last eight years until it closed.
“I briefly worked for Xquisite Bridal for nearly two years when I worked part-time in between having my children. This is what got me interested in the wedding industry.
“I know Malcolm and Faye who own Fogarty Formal Hire really well, as my brother Dean Dibsdall has modelled for them in the past and they sponsored him when he entered Mr Bedfordshire.
“So I popped into them one day to see about bringing a bridesmaid shop back into the courtyard as it was the only thing missing.
“I had never thought about starting my own business before as it’s a scary thing but have always wished I could. So after chats with my family I decided to go for it.”