Monthly Archives: April 2013

Guide to buying a wedding dress

The gorgeous Aye Do bridal website very kindly asked us to guest blog for their site on the subject of buying the perfect wedding dress.

We have given our definitive guide to taking all the stress out of the process to achieve perfection and also how to avoid the most common pitfalls too!

To read the full blog click : Aye Do!

We hope you enjoy it…. if you have any wedding questions or need advice about any of the subjects raise just e-mail us at

Anais front Ivory & co.


Ivory & Co. are moving!


A really exciting day here at the office! – today we have signed all the paperwork for our move to new premises…

Every year Ivory & Co. has been getting bigger and this year we knew that we really needed a lot more room to accommodate the way the business is expanding.  So we found an amazing 6000 square foot building located in a beautiful village with a view of the Malvern Hills and knew that this was the place for us!

We’ll be spending the next few months completely refurbishing the building to create a lovely suite of new offices, a dispatch centre and a huge 2500 square foot showroom for brides and our stockists to visit where our entire wedding dress and accessories range will be on display. This will make it one of the largest wedding showrooms in the uk.

Whilst in a beautiful countryside location, it is still only 10 minutes from the nearest motorway junction and has a large car park for our visitors.

We’ll be organising a special opening (hopefully in July if we have got all the work done by then!) so we’ll keep you posted about this event…

So now after all the weeks of legal paperwork I think we’ll need to celebrate tonight – by popping the bubbly after picking up the keys!




New Advertising Campaign!

Darcywall B + W

It’s been an exciting week here at the Ivory & Co. offices… We have been working hard to finalise all the latest adverts which are due to appear in the next issues of 3 of the major national bridal magazines.

Stunning images have been used from all the latest photo shoots to show some of our beautiful designer wedding dresses.  We have organised a whole new media plan for the next 18 months so expect to see lots more full page glossy adverts for our bridal wear range and for our tiaras and accessories too!

We have loved working with these national publications and can’t wait to see the new adverts in print – so look out for the new issues of You & Your Wedding, Wedding, and Perfect Wedding magazines to see the new look Ivory & Co. campaign…

Ava Ivory & Co. Dress


Successful Designer Day at Krystle Brides in Bath!

Krystle Brides

On Saturday the 20th April, Sarah and I went to Krystle Brides in Bath, for their Designer Day event. They had lots of brides booked in to try on our designs, and we were there to advise them on what styles would suit them and Sarah was also on hand to design bespoke dresses for them. By the end of the day many new designs had been sketched and several brides have ordered the dresses of their dreams!

Dresses on display

Tiara Display


Krystle and Shelley were fantastic hosts for the day, and made us feel very welcome. The shop is beautiful and we were pleased to see so many brides coming along to try on our dresses and chat to us. If you are a bride in Bath, Krystle Brides really is a shop you must visit!

~ Michelle.x

New Dresses to be launched for the first time tomorrow!

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It’s an exciting day here at Ivory & Co!  Tomorrow for the first time our brand new dress designs will be unveiled to brides at the Designer Day we are attending at Krystle Brides at Bath.

All the beautiful new styles will be available for brides to see and try on.  There are stunning new styles from our Haute Couture Collection – dresses with classic styling, huge dramatic trains and flattering silhouettes to give a tiny waist.  These are made in fabulous fabrics – pure silk organza, and silk satins.

There are also new styles from our Heritage collection, 1920’s inspired bridal gowns that could have stepped right out of The Great Gatsby.  This is right on trend for all the brides wanting that Art Deco look that is so in fashion.  These are floaty stylish dresses in silk chiffon and with soft silk draping cowl backs and glittering crystal accents.

If you want to be amongst the first brides to see these stunning new styles – just call Krystle Brides on 01225 446844 to book an appointment.

stanbrook abbey



Stunning luxury designs to be at Inspired event!

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One of our favourite bridal stores – Inspired by Creatiques in Old Portsmouth will be holding a fabulous week long bridal accessory event from 30th April!

There will be a vast collection of wonderful Ivory & co. tiaras, headpieces, haircombs and bridal jewellery for brides to choose from and plenty of expert advise on which accessories will best suit your wedding dress. Styles will vary from traditional and romantic designs to 1920’s inspired Great Gatsby headpieces – check out the fabulous Zara pictured here which will be part of the collection at Inspired! It is encrusted with Swarovski crystals and hand stitched seed beads on organza.

The store is now taking bookings on 02392 825 959 – so to avoid disappointment call today to secure your place at this great event.  We are sure you will find the perfect items for your big day…

Happy Chanticleer brides!


A big thank you to Chanticleer and their lovely brides!  We were in Cheltenham last night to chat with brides to be and help advise on the perfect accessories for their big day…

There was a whole room filled with our Ivory & co. designs including tiaras, hair combs and jewellery and it was a really lovely event with plenty of bubbly and nibbles on hand whilst we met lots of lovely brides.  It was a great opportunity to answer all the questions they had about choosing headpieces and jewellery and so many of them left happy knowing they had made just the right purchases to match their wedding dress.  Good luck to all of them for their big day!