Firm moves to iconic building

Clare Moorhouse has taken over the old Blockbuster shop in Mirfield.
Clare Moorhouse has taken over the old Blockbuster shop in Mirfield.

A bridal business which has helped hundreds of couples celebrate their big day has moved to new premises.

Have and To Hold in Mirfield has relocated to the former Blockbuster store in Knowl Road, giving the landmark building a major facelift.

Owner Clare Moorhouse opened her business in 2002 after her own wedding day was almost ruined.

“I had such an awful time buying my own wedding dress and the shop actually ended up on television on Rogue Traders,” she said.

“I thought I can do a better job than that.

“I started from scratch and I am proud of what I have achieved for myself, my family and for the town.”

The former Mirfield High School pupil set up her company after spotting a gap in the market for a service-driven wedding shop in the area.

She originally opened in King Street with less than 20 wedding and bridesmaids dresses but now stocks more than 200.

The mum-of-two said she had big plans for the business, including expanding into bespoke mother-of-the-bride designs and in-house alterations.

“Freelance fashion designer Jenny Dixon will be joining me and we will have more space for fittings,” she said.

“We will offer a one-stop-shop for bridal parties and take their ideas that they have been dreaming about and turn them into a reality.”

Mrs Moorhouse opened the doors to her new-look shop last Sunday.