Shoalhaven entrepreneur Kim McArthur has won the Retail Business Award for NSW and ACT at the 2020 AusMumpreneur awards.
She also came third for Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year.
Kim started her store in late 2018 after her own experience dealing with bridal shops was not so pleasant.
Kim was overwhelmed with emotion watching the online awards on Tuesday, September 9 when she found out she had won the award.
"I am so excited and proud that one little lady in one little shop in one little regional town has just won the Retail Business Award for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory," she said.
"When I opened South Coast Brides I knew it was for purpose - so that for every woman who walked through my door the only memory they ever had of dress shopping would be a good one."
She wanted to thank all of the women who had supported her in life and in business.
"Particularly my mum, my five sisters, my four daughters, my best friends and the local business women who share with me their passion and their mentoring and support when needed," she said.