Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas at Ivory & co!

Here at Ivory & co. it’s been a hive of activity, and Sarah has been frantically getting everything ready for her wedding, which is in just ten days time!  (We won’t mention the candy cane fiasco ever again! Oops, just did!)

2012 has been the most incredible year for Ivory & co., surpassing all expectations. The launch of the new Bridalwear collection has been an exciting experience, and we all can’t wait to see the designs in the shops in Spring 2013. Sarah has been busy designing a few more pieces, which will be showcased at the White Gallery in May.

There may be big changes in 2013, with a possible change of premises – the company is growing and we need a bigger space! The new place would feature a beautiful showroom where brides can visit us to try on dresses and headwear in comfort and style!

We will be at all of the major shows, which begin at the end of January and continue through to March. The Bridalwear collection will be featured on the catwalk shows at the NEC and Olympia, which we’re all very excited about. Watch this space for videos!

After working tirelessly for the last twelve months, we rounded off the year with the Christmas Party, held at a cosy pub in the country, where we had a very noisy meal (felt sorry for the other diners, oops!) and then an even noisier night singing Karaoke… here’s just a few of pictures, taken on my phone.


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Bridal Boutique of the Week!

For all brides out there still searching for the perfect wedding dress, it’s time for our weekly update on the best bridal boutiques in the country.

This week we are focusing on the wonderful Bellissima Weddings in Woodham Ferrers, Essex.  Whether you are looking for a sumptuous bridal gown or a simple wedding dress, we are certain that this store has the right bridal wear for you.

Bellissiima Weddings recently won Mid Essex Best Customer Service 2011 and was voted  THE BEST BRITISH BRIDAL RETAILER 2010! so we know that you will experience the very best help when making your choice.

The staff in this boutique pride themselves on offering the very best in bridal design and quality. With around 260 sample bridal gowns for you to try, in a good selection of current styles, finding your dream dress couldn’t be easier. In the beautifully appointed showroom, the team of highly-trained consultants will help you find your ideal gown.

With so many beautiful bridal gowns from top bridal designers such as Ian Stuart, Enzoani, Benjamin Roberts, Ellis Bridals, and Mori Lee to try on, choosing ‘The One’ might be tricky – but that is a good problem that the staff will be on hand to help with.

At Bellissima they say “Choosing and buying your dress should be a happy and stress-free time of your life. We have many years of experience and good advice to share with you and, as all of our consultants are passionate about fashion, weddings clothes and all things girlie, your dream day is our dream too!”

A good range of Ivory & Co. Designs are available at Bellissima Weddings for you to try.

Also see below details of the special seasonal offers in store at their Christmas Specials day :


Come and celebrate the festive season with us and grab a bargain at the same time…
10% discount on all Benjamin Roberts gowns ordered on the day
 A special one day only selection of  Designer Veils Tiaras and Jewellery at 25/35% off rrp
 FREE hair and make up consultation with every Bridal appointment
Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Christmas Carols and LOTS of Sparkle. What more could a girl want!


To make an appointment just call 01245 323 585 or e-mail


Bridal Boutique of the Week!

It’s time for our weekly feature of fabulous bridal shops and this week we are focusing on is The White Collection.

This is a beautiful bridal wear boutique situated in the historic town of Stow on the Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds. The emphasis with this store is on quality rather than quantity as they display the bridal gowns the way that that you would a work of art, making browsing around the shop a very pleasant experience!

Brides are made to feel special from the moment they step inside, and are given a friendly personal service in a luxurious setting, ensuring that the experience of choosing the wedding dress is as perfect as the gown itself.

With designers Stewart Parvin, Alan Hannah and Pronovias they have bridal wear to suit modern or traditional brides. On display is a unique collection of the most highly couture, yet softly romantic wedding gowns.  Also from Spring 2013 our own Ivory & Co. label designer wedding dresses will be joining these collections, so look out for those too!

From start to finish, they will make your time there a truly memorable experience and help you find your dream dress.  The store is within easy reach of brides in Stratford, Oxford, Cheltenham and Gloucester. What’s more, located right next door is the boutique of Jenny Edwards Moss, offering beautiful bespoke Mother of the Bride outfits. Appointments can be made by calling 01451 830319 or by e-mailing

(Whilst there do ask to see their collection of our vintage style hairvine designs). So for any brides out there looking for the perfect bridal shopping experience – take a trip to the cotswolds and happy shopping…

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The Most Fabulous Wedding Shoes!

The countdown is on to my wedding just after Christmas – and with only 24 days to go parcels are arriving of the treasured items I have been waiting for.

Today my wedding shoes have arrived and they are just gorgeous.  They have been made by Rachel Simpson shoes who make in my opinion the best wedding shoes available.

As well as being beautiful and chic they are also so comfortable (padded in the sole). For any brides out there who have not yet chosen shoes for their big day I would definitely recommend a visit to the Rachel Simpson showroom in Birmingham – or visit their website; they are such a helpful company and they have shoes to match any wedding dress.

So good luck looking for shoes as perfect as the ones that have arrived here with me today (my style is called Marilyn)…

Sarah x (Designer at Ivory & Co.)


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Hitched Competition!

Hello everyone! December is now here and that means that the competition to win a huge £500 voucher for our Ivory & Co. products has now gone live on the Hitched website!

The competition is open from now until the end of December – with one lucky bride being drawn at random in the first week in January.  All you need to do is answer one question and you could be the bride who wins this great prize.

The £500 can be spent to go towards any tiara, headpiece, jewellery or veil – and £500 can go a long way – so the winner will find themselves accessorised completely for their big day with all the sparkle they need!

So please enter and maybe the winner will be you!  Good luck…