Image credit: Creative Direction / Stylist: Wildly, Madly, Deeply Photography: Emma from Sweet Events
Natalie Chan Bridal, Millinery and Special Occasions boutique Farewell and thank you. After close to 20yrs in the industry and 17yrs of owning my fashion business, I have decided to close my boutique's doors and start a new journey. This was not an easy decision, I am still a bit emotional over it as I love it so much.
As of my big health surgery last year, it had really put things into perspective. Running in a race every day non stop in a race I most of the time can't finish, not getting the sleep I really need, my kids and husband being second priority some (or most of the time..... depends who you are asking....)
Jumping out of that race and being forced to slow down was major for me while I took the time to recover, but sliding back into the race and running hundreds of miles of hours burnt me out.
Reality was, when work was doing really well...home life with my kids and family was challenging....when home life was going really well....work got challenging......
I saw the opportunity of a recent lease renewal as a chance to explore other options, including alternative site locations. After a successful 17 years in Parnell, and now with my young family, I have decided to close the business to spend more time with my family and focus on my two wholesale interior businesses along with other projects in the horizon.
The boutique and online millinery store will close on Saturday 13th of April 2019, I will be moving the Natalie Chan Bridal business beside my wholesale interiors business to honour the brides we are currently looking after until their special day and we will still be continuing our current bridal collection, LONG LIVE ROMANCE until early November 2019.
I am so passionate about everything I do and have loved every part of creating a successful business with my talented team whilst dressing 100’s of beautiful women, many of whom are now friends, from brides to race day attendees to social occasions.
It’s been such a pleasure and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, so the decision to close the business wasn’t taken lightly, but the time is right for me to close on a high note. Marc and Juni can’t wait to see me more and I’m looking forward to focusing my energy on new projects. As my good friends know that I actually can't sit around and do much...I will be bored out of my mind!
Thank you to all my family and friends who have supported me since day one of when I first started to those that have just gotten to know me, you know who you are. I am really grateful for the support over the years which allowed the business to grow to where it is today.
For those who would like to know, we will be having a sample dress and Millinery sale online and in store starting on the 4th of March and a workroom sale starting on the 1st of April.