A Hastings bridal gown designer has retired after 22 years making thousands of brides look stunning on their special day.
Maureen Fuller opened Geddes-Muir Bridal Designs, 172 Queens Road, in 1993 following a career in retail which spanned 30 years.
Nimble-fingered Maureen made her first suit at the age of 11 and began working in retail as a designer in the 1960s. At Geddes-Muir she designed bespoke bridal gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses for thousands of residents and many celebrities, including
Maureen was proud to report that none of her brides were ever jilted at the alter and one customer returned after scoring a hat-trick having first being widowed, then divorced and finally, happily remarried. Maureen said the experience of designing and fitting a bride for the most important dress of their lives was very rewarding. “I really loved meeting the public - every day was different - it was a wonderful experience.” She added: “I thank all my loyal customers and staff who made my career so fulfilling. I put my success down to old-fashioned customer care and service from my team of excellent staff.”
Married for 23 years to her ‘rock’ David, Maureen is looking forward to a relaxing retirement and spending time with her grandchildren.