2015 Sample Sale

We don’t have Sample Sales very often at Ivory & Pearl, so now is your chance to get a couture wedding gown at a fantastic price. This Sunday, 15th February 2015 we are having a Sample Sale from 1pm – 4pm. Please note there is no appointment necessary, however, it might be a little crazy on the day and it will not be like our normal appointments which are private and individual. Here is a little insight on how to make the most out of a Sample Sale.

1. If you have never tried on wedding gowns before, a Sample Sale might not be for you. The wedding dresses we have this Sunday are priced to sell, so knowing what you’re looking for and what looks good on you is extremely important. 

2. Our samples range from size 10 – 14, although dresses can be brought in 1-2 sizes depending on the gown.

3. It’s important to bring with you someone who’s opinion you value and trust, be that your mum or BFF, as once the wedding dresses are gone, there is no way to get them back or order them. Unfortunately we can’t hold any gowns over, so having someone who knows your personal style best to help you make a quick decision is important.

4. If you are a bride on a budget, have a tight deadline, then a Sample Sale is definitely for you!

Please note that although we keep our wedding gowns in immaculate condition, a few of them do need a little extra TLC, such as a dry clean, however, they have been priced accordingly. Don’t let this put you off though, as we can recommend dry cleaners who we use personally and recommend our dress maker to make it “your” dream dress.

On Sunday, we will have a rail in which all gowns are £500 or less, other gowns up to 70% off and even some 2015 gowns priced up to 30% off. We won’t have the final decision as to what gowns are going into our Sample Sale until the morning of the sale.

We have over 40 dresses in our Sample Sale so we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Love Kate


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Lime Park Photo Shoot

My o My, Lime Park is one of the most beautiful venues E.V.E.R, it really is a labour of love by Shelly and her brother, as they have devoted so much of their time to it, from the watering can tap (see photo below), to the hand made light bulbs, outdoor ceremony area, outdoor swing, this venue really is amazing. Shelly is so lovely, and the brides in the boutique can’t talk any more highly of her service!

Last year, I got involved in a photo shoot at Lime Park, to be honest though, I was a little over my head, this was the first time I had ever been involved in a photo shoot and I thought that you just find models, dresses, suits and *Wham Bam* the photographer takes the shots and they’re amazing… how wrong was I! Now I know, the endless hours that go into researching, getting the right look, keeping the theme throughout, the numerous Secret Pinterest Boards, and then of course, the staging, makeup artists, hair stylists, florists, photographers, editing, transportation to the venue, and then taking it all down, going home and sleeping for a week. Really, these photo shoots, take hours, days.. and thankfully I’ve become a lot better at contributing!

This shoot really did blow my mind, from seeing Lime Park for the first time, the styling by Mel at Mood Events and Grace from Grace & Saviour, and then seeing the final images from Ria at Creative Flux. She was actually ill on the day, so her partner, Paul (who isn’t even a photographer) captured the shots, with Ria later editing them.. he did such a smashing job!

The two shots I really love, are the watering can tap (of course) and Shelly’s car.. see below.. that is her actual car, and the wee photo of some of the team!!!

Love Kate
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Wedding Dresses: Ivory & Pearl
Suits: SD Kells
Venue: Lime Park Cottages
Styling: Grace & Saviour / Mood Events
Make up: Make up by Tippy
Florist: Floral Earth
Photography: Creative Flux

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