Monthly Archives: June 2013

Our designs on hitched!

Dakota Ivory & coJust wanted to let everyone know that our designs are now featured on the wonderful Hitched website!

We are one of the featured bridal gown designers on their wedding dress section and brides can browse through all of our dress designs and see our stockists too. To visit the wedding dress section go to :

As well as our bridal gowns, Hitched have also placed us as a featured designer of tiaras and headpieces in their bridal headwear section. Please see :

Hitched is such a great way for brides to find everything that they need for their big day – in fact it was through Hitched that I found my wedding venue – the wonderful Stanbrook Abbey – so I know firsthand how useful a tool it is.  So we are especially proud to be a part of this great site.

We’ll keep adding more information and images to Hitched, so keep checking as it will be one of the first avenues to see new dress and headpiece designs…

Carolina Ivory & Co


Our Papillon dress featured in Brides magazine!

We were especially excited this month when the latest issue of Brides Magazine arrived with us.  As well as featuring one of our tiaras on their stunning cover shot this month – we also have a dress featured in the special supplement magazine “The Dress” A guide on how to buy the very best one for each bride.

Papillon is one of our favourite designs and Brides chose to feature it in their Trend Alert feature under the lavish luxe section.  This is one of our dresses from the Heritage Collection and is perfect for brides wanting a 1920’s inspired dress as part of the current trend for Great Gatsby style weddings.

Papillon is made form soft silk satin and is hand stitched with Swarovski rhinestones in a gorgeous pattern down the “illusion” back.

For appointments to try this dress please contact us on 01684 564310 to find your nearest stockist…

Ivory & co. papillon 1

Papillion back

Amazing Rome!

RomeJust got back from a fabulous 4 days in Rome (the best birthday present ever from my wonderful husband!)

Was expecting it to be nice but had no idea how fantastic a city it is – we spent days exploring the city, seeing all the sights – lots of culture and history to see and all in glorious sunshine…

Decided to give the Sistine Chapel a miss unfortunately as it seemed like we would need to queue for most of a whole day to get in – but we were staying just 100 metres from the Vatican (great view from our room and the roof garden on the top of the hotel) and went to see St. Peter’s basilica instead which was amazing…


Every corner we turned in the city gave a new Piazza, park or monument and not a modern building or skyscraper in sight.

Now I’m back at the office catching up with everything that’s been going on with Ivory & Co. whilst I’ve been away… with all new enthusiasm – especially for lots of new Romantic dress designs in my head (couldn’t stop thinking of the perfect dresses for getting married in stunning Italy while I was there:)

I would recommend Rome to anyone – it’s the best city break – and if you like nice food it’s just great… check out this meal from our last night there!!

Sarah xFood in Rome


Check out this gorgeous bride!

Thank you so much for the photos of your wedding Sara Feeley.

You looked so gorgeous in our Queen Anne tiara.  This is one of our favourite designs and it looks fabulous on you!

We loved your dress and flowers too… it looks like you had a wonderful day.

All the best to you and your groom for the future – lots of love the Ivory & Co. team xxx

Queen Anne Tiara ivory and co

Ivory & Co. Queen Anne Tiara


Want to win a wedding dress?

I have VIP tickets here ready to send to the first brides that contact us for the amazing Designer weekend we are doing at The Queens Hotel in Southsea in collaboration with Inspired by Creatiques on 20 – 21 July.

One lucky bride that comes along over the weekend will win the fantastic prize of a completely free wedding dress…and not just a dress that we choose – the bride will be able to pick any dress from our whole range for their special day.

Or if the winner wants something completely different – we can make a bespoke dress just for her.  Have you ever dreamed of having a special wedding dress made just for you… and free of charge – it’s the stuff that dreams are made of!

So to book your place at this invitation only event call us on 01684 564310 or call Inspired on 02392 825959 to get your VIP ticket.

There are only so many places for brides at this event so please call early to avoid disappointment as it is on a first come first served basis.

As well as the wonderful competition – any bride choosing their dress on the day will receive a £100 voucher to spend on Ivory & Co. accessories to complete their look and there will be an opportunity throughout the weekend to talk to Sarah Bussey the designer of the collection for advice and even to have bespoke dresses designed…

We hope to see you there – the Ivory & Co. team xxIvory & Cio. Darcy Dress



Bespoke Ivory & Co. gown worn at gorgeous country wedding




We wanted to share with everyone how fabulous this bride looked in her bespoke Ivory & Co. wedding dress.  Hanna’s wedding was in Spring (luckily one of the few days when it did not rain) and it looks from the photos like they had a wonderful day.

Hannah opted for a bespoke version of our popular Stella gown.  This was made for her in soft silk charmeuse satin bodice and flowing silk chiffon skirt and it looks so elegant on her.  She loved the classic cowl back and fitted shape. Hannah teamed the dress with our jewellery and hair accessories.

Hannah said about her dress “I hope you can see how HAPPY I was in my beautiful dress! I had close to a million compliments on how perfect the dress was for me, so well done, and thank YOU!

I wish you and your truly lovely team all the very best, and thank you again for helping to make our day the happiest yet!”

We are so glad Hannah & Toby had a great day and we wish them all happiness for the future – Love the Ivory & Co. team xx

Ivory & Co. dress

Ivory & Co. wedding dress

Ivory & Co. Bridal dress

Ivory & Co. Bespoke dressIvory & Co. dress


Our tiara on the front cover of Brides Magazine!

Ivory & Co. tiara on Brides Magazine cover


We are so excited here at the Ivory & Co. offices!!  Our stunning Imperial Beauty tiara is on the front cover of Brides Magazine (the July / August issue on sale today!)

We love the photography for this issue – gorgeous regal pale blue and romantic look…

The Imperial Beauty tiara is one of our most popular – it is from our Vintage collection and can be seen on our website and in good bridal retailers all over the country.  For more information call us on 01684 564310.

So grab your copy this month…and thank you Brides! x