Bridal Fairs!

It is peak season for Bridal Fairs at the moment, with Ivory & Pearl showcasing at 6 in the next few weeks, we are excited to meet more brides and show them our pretty 2014 wedding dresses! We also only have 2 Sundays off between now and the end of April due to Bridal Fairs and Designer Weekends, so we’re closing a few Monday’s to rest up so we’ve lots of energy with you guys in the boutique!

We have just finished the Quirky Wedding Fair and what a show it was!! I bribed my 13 year old sister to help this time, and she was amazing, I called her just before 8am on Sunday, and she was up and ready to set up our stand, stood all day and then helped take it all down and drive it back to the boutique! Not a dream Sunday afternoon for a young girl, but she’s great and even knows most of our designers!! I just can’t wait until she’s a little older, to come and work in the boutique! We also had two gorgeous models walking around in our wedding dresses, who we left to man the stand for a sneaky 30 minutes to go and see all the other exhibitors! Anna and I had the best time, we had our caricature taken by Inkwell Cartoon & Caricature, our photos taken in the Rent a Booth NI photo booth, Clubmugs gave us amazing branded mugs and of course lots and lots of free chocolates, shortbread, not to mention, that the Quirky girls also gave us all a BIG bar of Cadbury’s, which was devoured by the end of the fair (don’t tell anyone!!)

Our gorgeous model Hannah (don’t mind the Aida poster behind :-S!)

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Inkwell Cartoon & Caricature (also evidence of our empty bar of Cadburys peaking out!)




Anna found her perfect man!!!

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There were some amazing exhibitors, I wish I had photos of more but here are a few of our favourites:

Limepark – gorgeous quirky venue in the North Coast!

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Innocent Chaos

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Paper Bark


Not forgetting, the amazing, Grace & Saviour, 17twelve, Cinematic Tide, Music Matters, Mood Events, Tippy Make up Artist, Gillian Cargo Hair Design.. there are just too many to go through them all, take a nosey yourself at

Bridal Fairs Coming Up!

16th February 2014: Redcastle Hotel, Donegal, 2pm-5pm
21-23rd February 2014: The Wedding Journal Fair, Kings Hall, 3pm-8pm/12noon-6pm/12noon-6pm
2nd March 2014: Spectacular Vintage Fair, Carton House Hotel, 10am-5pm
9th March 2014: Culloden Hotel, 2pm-5pm
27th April 2014: Ballygally Castle, times TBC

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Waffleberry Recipe

If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m not much of a cook (understatement of the year!) Instead of making resolutions this year though, my husband and I chatted about different things we wanted to achieve or do. So I said I would try 2 new recipes out a month! How do people with full time jobs, children, a house to clean, find the time to also make amazing meals?? I think I need to get up earlier!


And tonight was my night to shine, we’re having friends from church over and I had great intentions of making salmon, mash, all the trimmings and waffleberry AND apple crumble but because of poor time management and work commitments… I’m getting a carry out! I feel like a failure.


However, if I’ve time after today’s appointments, painting signs and cleaning the house I’m going to try this little recipe, we’ve had it a few times and it’s absolutely delicious! Plus, I have my husband’s credit card with me, so I think I need to do a big Tesco shop and make good use of it 😉



2 x 240g waffles (located in bread aisle in Tescos)

150g white chocolate

600g frozen raspberries

55g caster sugar

1 tbsp plain flour

500ml sour cream

2 eggs

½ tbsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Place half the waffles in a deep dish, breaking them up into bite size pieces
  3. Take half of the white chocolate and chop into chunks and put on top of waffle base
  4. Add half the frozen raspberries
  5. Repeat layers using last of the waffles, raspberries and white chocolate
  6. Get another bowl and combine the sugar and flour
  7. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla essence to the sugar and flour mixture
  8. Whisk and spoon over the top of the waffle deep dish
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown and set
  10.  Cool for 10 minutes
  11.  Sprinkle icing sugar and serve with ice-cream
  12. Eat until you pop!

ivory & pearl

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