Lady Mary Peters officially opens Melanie Bond's new boutique in Dromore
and live on Freeview channel 276
The official opening was ceremoniously carried out by Olympic legend Lady Mary Peters, a customer of Melanie’s.
Melanie Bond is a jewellery designer and maker with 20 years of experience, stocking a range of accessories and clothing, in addition to her own jewellery line, Wearable Truth. Melanie also specialises in bespoke commissions, ideal for any occasion and gifting.
“It is so exciting to be finally opening my very own boutique: my ultimate dream,” said Melanie.
“I’ve been working towards this for a long time and I can’t wait to share my work with the people of Dromore and beyond.
"Dromore is already a thriving town, and I am looking forward to joining the other local businesses.”
The opening of Melanie Bond Boutique is a major boost for Dromore. It is the first new fashion boutique to open in the town in many years and it is expected to attract visitors from far and wide. Many travelled from all over Northern Ireland for the opening event, which brought a real buzz to the town centre.
Lady Mary Peters kicked off the day by cutting the ribbon at 10am. Visitors were then treated to live music and refreshments before the main event of the day: a fashion showcase.
Compered by broadcaster Cate Conway, the showcase featured fashion, accessories and handmade jewellery from Melanie Bond Boutique along with fashion by Stephen Mageean Bespoke (Derryboy, County Down) and millinery by Halo Studio (Dromore). Models Nuala Meenehan (CMPR), Rebekah Martin and Laura McIlhagger made the town square their catwalk for the day! Hair and make-up was provided by Beauty Bank and Thee Salon (Dromore).
Melanie commented: “I am absolutely thrilled with the opening event.
"The support shown by my customers and the town was overwhelming. I am so honoured that Lady Mary Peters could attend.”
Melanie Bond Boutique is located on Bridge Street in Dromore, just off the town square.
It is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Melanie would be delighted to see you!