Caroline took out a Start Up Loan in May 2020 to realise her dream of opening a luxury bridal boutique. Ellison Gray Bridal was born after Caroline took the decision to leave her well-paid job in communications and engagement after becoming disillusioned with corporate life.
Named after Caroline’s two sons, Ellison Gray Bridal offers brides in the North East and beyond a high-end retail experience with bridal gowns to match. Caroline carries some of the biggest names in bridal, holding exclusivity stockist status for Suzanne Neville and Lyn Ashworth for the region. Exceptional service is at the core of the Ellison Gray Bridal experience and Caroline currently conducts all appointments herself. The boutique holds only 5* reviews to date!
The boutique was impacted by Covid-19 and was only able to open for seven and a half months in its first year due to lockdowns. Nonetheless, it has not stopped Ellison Gray Bridal making an impact. Currently nominated for a Best Newcomer Award in its first year. Caroline has big plans for the future, to continue to bring the biggest and best bridal designers to the North East and grow the Ellison Gray Bridal brand.