Bridal makeover for Gladstone business
THERE'S nothing old, or blue, about Gladstone Bridal boutique anymore.
New owner Kershur Mills poured $50,000 into a renovation that has completely transformed the iconic Goondoon St shop.
A chandelier was installed this week, the blue walls have been replaced with shiny white cabinetry and an internal wall removed to reveal a large open space where brides-to-be are surrounded by mirrors.
It's a dream come true for dressmaker Kershur who always wanted to take over from her mother Ceona.
Kershur said the new standard line from customers as soon as they walk in the door is; "doesn't it look beautiful in here?".
"We've changed pretty much everything," she said. "It feels amazing; it feels like mine.
"Now I am just waiting on a couple more chairs and a coffee table."
Gladstone Bridal has been open for more than 30 years.
Mum Ceona Mills owned the store for a decade before handing over to Kershur in November last year.
And while Ceona has now stepped out of the spotlight, she's still on the scene offering advice, although she says her daughter has already shown she's more than capable of taking the reins.
"I wasn't really involved in the renovations. Kershur organised everything and there's no denying the store looks absolutely beautiful," Ceona said.
"The chandelier is a nice touch."