Sharon Gregory is a bridal designer based in Mallow, Cork. Her designs are elegant and one of a kind. In her studio she also sells bridesmaid dresses and accessories. Her team allow your bridal spirit to blossom, bringing elevated detailing to classic designs. With wedding gowns that appeal to every bride, regardless of size or style, Sharon Gregory offers everything from classic floral lace dresses and vintage-inspired trains, to sleek and simple gown silhouettes for the chic, modern bride.

What does it mean to you and the team to win Hi’s Most Stylish Bridal Designer of the Year 2018?

It is a great honour. Means so much that people took the time to vote and the messages I have received from people has been fabulous. It’s great to get recognition in the style world, as all too often people forget that the dress a woman wears on her wedding day is quite something.

As ‘Most Stylish’, how would you describe your business’ style?

I like to think that we are not about fads, that we are classic but fun. We always try to ensure that our brides look timeless and elegant, so that in 20 years that can look back and think, “Wow, I was a stunner”!

How did you and your team celebrate?

With too much champagne; plenty of sore heads and feet on Sunday.

“Our next award is for Hi’s Bridal Designer of the Year 2018. The most important gown that adorns a woman is her wedding one. From high fashion to classic style, our next winner can deliver the design. Ladies and
gentlemen, Hi’s Bridal Designer of the Year 2018 is Sharon Gregory.”

What’s next for you and your business?

Back to reality! Christmas brides to be sorted. Wedding fares will start in January. In March it’s London Bridal Week, which is always hectic. I will be meeting up with suppliers and seeing the latest trends for next year, which can sometimes be unpredictable.

How/where will you be displaying the award?

Pride if place in my studio in Mallow. It is only right that it gets to stay there, as that is where the magic happens. I will take an enormous amount of pride in showcasing it to all my potential clients.

Is there anything you’re doing that you’d like to promote currently?

We are open for business and thankfully this year has been exceptional. I would like to extend an invitation to any brides-to-be that want a stunning gown and exceptional service to give me a call. I am so passionate about design and helping brides to realise their full potential in their design.

What motivates you and your team?

Seeing the pictures and thank you cards from my brides. When a bride takes the time after her wedding to write to you, it gives great satisfaction to keep working. It is the most important gown that a woman will wear, so making their day magical is what matters most. It makes all the late nights and tireless work worth it. I don’t know many other businesses that have that pleasure.

Is there anyone you would like to thank?

My mother Anne that works with me and believes in my dream, my family who are so supportive and everyone that took the time to vote, and of course, Thank you also to Jade O’Doherty MUA for the stunning make-up on the night for us all and throughout the year. She is amazing at what she does and always keeps us looking ultra glamourous.

Sharon Gregory Design Studio
2 Bridge Street, Castlelands, Mallow, Cork
087 280 0250