AN award-winning bridal studio in Ramsbottom is set to close next week.

Maxine Grimshaw, who has ran Bride Sew Beautiful in Bridge Street for nine years, has told customers she is “moving on to new avenues”.

In a notice, in which she thanked customers, she said: “After a lot of consideration, it’s time to close my studio.

“I have had the pleasure of working with many brides and be part of their special day.”

Her outfit, which also worked for a time out of a studio in Whalley Road and incorporated the Veil Bar, will close on August 22 and she says all orders have been honoured.

Maxine has also been a keen supporter of the SEW - Supporting Enterprising Women - initiative