What a treat it is to get professional photographs of one of our brides, these photographs of Suzanne and her hubby were captured by Pop Photography. It was a pleasure to have Suzanne in the boutique, she knew exactly the style she loved! And I absolutely LOVE how it all came together, she looks amazing!!

Plus Ballymagarvey is SUCH a beautiful wedding venue!

Sit back and enjoy XO



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One Saturday afternoon, Fiona and her sister Elaine arrived at Ivory & Pearl after seeing a wedding dress online. She arrived at the boutique and put on “thee” dress ..  Lewis by Alexandra Grecco and it was absolutely stunning! This dress is honestly so beautiful in it’s simplicity! She added beautiful earrings and a @whatkadydidnext veil – it was so perfect! It’s Elaine’s turn next as she gets married next year!!!

Love Kate







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Netflix and Chill

Netflix and Chill.. I have never heard sweeter words .. ha, is that my age? I actually never was one to sit and watch TV, but ever since the invention of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky.. and when I finally get my kids to bed, it is now 21:30, I love sitting relaxing, switching off and watching TV. I should probably be doing something much better with my time, yoga anyone? To be honest, life is pretty hectic at the moment, so sitting down with a cuppa and a biscuit is the perfect end to my day!

So what would I recommend.. here are my top shows at the moment, that will keep you occupied over the next few months – but hopefully the sun will be shining and you will be outside enjoying yourself.

Right, let’s go!

1. Suits 

Megan Markle… need I say more? This has at least 7 series, so it will keep you going for a while. Just enough time to watch it before the Royal Wedding 😉

2. Scandal

Olivia Pope .. another fab character, she is a crisis manager who hides high profile characters secrets in a  blend of politics, paranoia and toxic romance.

3. This is us

When watching this series you will go through every emotion known to man kind.. it is one of my all time favs! Main leads also include Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz.

4. Amanda Knox

A totally different watch, a real life documentary which focuses is on the murder of Meredith Kercher. Amanda herself plays a big part in the documentary by giving interviews and insights into her life, which is perhaps what makes it so gripping.

5. Sinner

Wow! A nice short series you could honestly watch in a night! When I first put it on, I thought no way, I was then recommended it and gave it another shot, and I’m so glad I did. Jessica Biel directs and acts in this series, and it is definitely worth a watch!

6. The Good Wife 

When a very public sex and political-corruption scandal lands her husband, Peter, in prison, Alicia must get past the humiliation and betrayal and assume responsibility for her family. She resumes her career as a defense attorney, shedding her persona as the embarrassed wife of a politician, and takes charge of her destiny.  (Yes, I did just copy and paste that!)

7. Save Me, Doctor Foster and Marcella

These are TV dramas which are again a nice easy watch and Suranne Jones is a fab actress in them.

And if that isn’t enough.. some more..I haven’t watched these, but heard they are worth a watch: Designated Survivor, Stranger Things and The Crown.


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Let’s be honest.. whatever dress Ciara put on she would have been stunning, but she looks exceptionally beautiful in this stunning Catherine Deane gown, and these photographs are amazing! I love receiving these photographs in my inbox, and it’s not very often I get time to upload them to my website, so this really is a real treat! I’ll let the photographs do the talking, as I go take my children out of the biscuit cupboard at 9:06am with the picnic bag and the plan to have a snack in the other room .. away from mummy and dear knows what delights included – I would say a lot of chocolate!!!!

Love Kate

Ciara said:

“Hi Kate!

Hows things?! I am SO sorry I never got back to with some photos until now. Its been a crazy few months! I have attached a few of our professional photos as promised! I honestly cant thank you enough for being so lovely and so helpful and so understanding! You made finding my dream dress such an exciting and special time- I just wish I could do it all again as I you seriously have too many amazing dresses!! I’ll just have to make do with drooling over your instagram account! 
All the best with your business- I know it will just grow and grow!
Best wishes

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A Mini Photoshoot in the Boutique

Being self employed is one of the funniest, craziest journeys I have ever been on! The places I’ve been, the people I’ve met! My poor mum, the journeys I’ve made her go on, the walking, the travelling, the long, long days! Most people go to NYC and say all the fun things they did – not my poor mum and I, we got up at 5am and worked until 9pm. The highlight of our trip was watching The Girl on the Train at the VIP cinema – and a little shopping of course! Next time we’ll take it slower! The last five years have been a blur, but at my second ever bridal fair I had all my dresses in Malone House and started talking to the girl at the stand beside me. I said I had just opened but I had been in Avoca and loved a floral display they had and would love to replicate it in my boutique. Low and behold, that girl was called Sharon from Innocent Chaos and she had made that floral display in Avoca when she worked as their merchandiser (and then still did!!) I asked her quickly if she could come into my boutique and do the same thing and she did and honestly it really makes my boutique look amazing!!! A couple of years ago she left Avoca and went into Innocent Chaos full time, so every so often she comes along to the boutique to take pics of her new collection. This year I think is my favourite.. it’s absolutely stunning! If you’re looking for a floral crown or bouquet she is your woman! Check out these pics… the beautiful Lauren is in a selection of dresses by Catherine Deane, Anna Campbell, Claire Pettibone and Sarah Seven.


Love Kate

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