As a teenager, Linda Davey was a sales assistant in a bridal store.

Now a mother-of-three she has won a national award for the bridal dresses she is designing.

And her successful business, No 9 Bridal Couture, has moved from her dining-room table to a unit at Dalton Mills.

The self-taught designer recently won the National Best Wedding Dress Designer accolade at the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.

She this month unveiled her latest “mood inspirations” portfolio for bespoke wedding gowns, contemporary mother-of-the-bride outfits, prom dresses and special occasion designs.

A photo shoot to promote the designs was carried out in at stately home and wedding venue Sutton Park.

Linda launched No 9 Bridal Couture in 2009 in the dining room of her Keighley home, which has number nine on the front door, then moved into her son’s bedroom after he left for university.

No 9 Bridal Couture said it aimed to offer affordable, accessible yet completely bespoke wedding gowns for brides-to-be who wanted to incorporate their unique personality and individual fashion style into a ‘living the dream’ wedding gown.

Linda was invited by leading wedding photographer Damien Lovegrove to provide a gown for a photography workshop in Tuscany late last year.

She also designed an outfit for a guest at last year’s wedding of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, to rugby star Mike Tindall. The company's website is