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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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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Real Bride Alert ➳ ➳ ➳

Can you tell that we are a little quieter this week? I am actually getting a chance to get caught up on paper work, and blogging… it’s a dream! When it comes to who we feature on our blog, it is literally down to right bride, right time, the lovely Rebecca sent me these images last week which was perfect timing as I have time this evening to do a blog! If you did buy your dress at Ivory & Pearl, we would ABSOLUTELY love to see it all come together! Ideally the professional photographs, send them to kate@ivoryandpearl.com and we will keep adding real bride images here throughout the summer!

Back to Rebecca, she purchased the beautiful Eden by Claire Pettibone. However, unfortunately she had Breast Cancer, and had to go through nine surgeries in total, therefore she wanted to customise it a little to hide the scars on her back and side from her reconstruction! So…  she added sleeves, which look absolutely amazing, and is happy to say that she’s feeling fine and couldn’t be happier!!

Rebecca and her hubby married at Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como. You would never believe Rebecca looks 55, and she herself says especially considering what she’s been through, she doesn’t think she looks too bad. Well.. given what you have been through and at 55, we thinking you look blooming amazing!!! It also takes courage to wear a blue wedding dress on your wedding day, and we are so pleased you chose to push the boat out and wear a dress that was so different, you look absolutely gorgeous!

P.S. The headdress and Veil are from ‘ What Katy Did Next’ and the shoes were preloved ‘Emmy.’





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So what is a designer weekend?


It’s Designer Weekend Season here at Ivory & Pearl!  We’re hosting one every few weeks, and we’ve realized that lots of you ladies don’t really know what one entails.  So just what exactly IS a Designer Weekend???

Basically, a Designer Weekend just means we get lots of a designer’s wedding dresses for a weekend, and we are able to give a discount for those orders placed during the weekend.

Here’s an example:

The Naomi Neoh Designer Weekend is coming up at the end of March (29th-30th March 2014).  In the boutique on a normal day, we have about 8 wedding dresses by Naomi Neoh.  During the Designer Weekend, the designer sends us lots and lots of wedding dresses, sometimes the entire current collection! So if you go ga-ga over one of the Naomi Neoh wedding gowns, we give you up to 10% off if you place your order that weekend.  Woot Woot!  

On the 11th – 14th April 2014, we are also very, VERY excited to have the brand spanking new Claire Pettibone Still Life collection in the boutique. We are also big lovers of Claire Pettibone, and are super excited to see this collection in real life and on all you lovely brides! Ivory & Pearl are the sole stockist of Claire Pettibone in Northern Ireland, so you might find your dream dress that nobody else in Northern Ireland even has!

As well, as the designers we usually stock we are having one super duper special weekend, on the 21st-23rd March, as Ivory & Pearl are the first bridal boutique in Europe (!!!) to host a designer weekend for Cocoe Voci!! Take a nosey at their site www.cocoevoci.com

As these are special designer weekends, we like to give you a little longer to ‘ooo and ahhh’ over the dresses, so you’ll have up to an hour and fifteen to flounce around and twirl until your heart is content!

If there’s a Naomi Neoh or Claire Pettibone gown that you’ve been dying to try and we don’t have it in-store, let us know and we can request that it be sent their Designer Weekend.  Just make sure you give us enough time to make arrangements!

In a nutshell, we love Designer Weekends.  Come see what all the fun is about this season, book an appointment on: 02891871135 or by e-mailing kate@ivoryandpearl.com.


Cocoe Voci: 21st-22nd March 2014

Naomi Neoh: 29th – 30th March 2014

Claire Pettibone: 11th – 14th April 2014

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