Category Archives: Updates

Autumn Update!

So sorry to everyone out there that we have been really quiet of late – it’s been an unusually busy time here at the Ivory & Co. headquarters (even busier than normal!)  This has been down to a hectic show season as well as our exciting move to new premises…

This project has involved a lot of work – we have been renovating a beautiful place in the countryside to accommodate new offices and a huge showroom (this will be one of the biggest bridal showrooms in the country).  Since the major building work finished we have been gradually moving in everything we need and are hoping to finally relocate within the next 3 weeks.

Now that the busiest time is out of the way we’ll have much more time to post news about everything that the coming months have in store for us – keeping you posted about the opening of the new showroom as well as 2 exciting designer events we will be attending in November (a Designer Event at BOA Boutique in Richmond and a Dress Launch at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove).

We will also be sharing news about the beautiful new collection of dresses we are designing for the next season (which will be launched in London in April) and the new selection of bridal stores which are now stocking our Ivory & co. dress label.

So watch this space and we’ll be sharing all the exciting news in the coming weeks…

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Ivory & Co. at Chanticleer!

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A date to put in your diary is April 16th! – we’ll be attending a special Accessories evening at Chanticleer – the wonderful wedding boutique situated in Regency Cheltenham.

We’ll be taking all our latest designs of headpieces and jewellery for brides to try – and both Ivory & Co. designers (Sarah Bussey & Alex Longhi) will be on hand to advise and help brides find the perfect pieces for their big day… this is the first Accessory event that these two designers have attended so make the most of their expertise.

The evening will be held between 6pm and 9pm in the Chanticleer Regent Street boutique and places may be limited so to secure your place or to book an appointment with Sarah & Alex please call Chanticleer on (01242) 226 501.

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Designer Day at Krystle Brides!

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So excited to let everyone know that we will be attending an Ivory & Co. Bridalwear Designer Day at the wonderful Krystle Brides boutique in Bath this April 20th.  This will be a showcase for our designs and an opportunity to see a wide selection of the dresses in one place.

The dresses will be there for brides to see and try on from Thursday evening 18th April – but I’ll be joining the event on the Saturday to chat with brides, help advise them on the best shape gowns for their figure… and will have my sketchbook on hand to be able to customise gowns and even design bespoke dresses from scrap…

So if you love Ivory & Co. wedding dresses and want a chance to see the collection please call Krystle Brides on 01225 446844 to enquire about availability and to book an appointment with me (head designer at Ivory & Co.) to help you find the dress of your dreams.

I look forward to seeing lots of brides on the day – Sarah x

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Ivory & Co. at Harrogate BBEH!

We just spent 4 days in Harrogate for the ever wonderful trade show BBEH.  A huge thank you to all the lovely bridal stores who came by our stand to place their orders for the coming season!

It was a fantastic show – just as busy as ever for us with our stand packed over the whole show, and as well as our current stockists we are now looking forward to working with the new stores who have added the Ivory & Co. Collection to their range of bridal dresses.  So keep checking our website as in the coming weeks we’ll be updating to let brides know even more places to visit to view and try on our designer bridal dresses…

We took some brand new designs as a sneak preview which will also be on display at The White Gallery – the exclusive trade show in London in May. The bridal stores loved these new designs so pretty soon these will be in stores ready for brides to see!

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One of our beautiful new dress designs “Dakota” on our stand at BBEH

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Getting ready for the NEC…

The office here at Ivory & Co. is a hive of activity today as we get the tiaras and dresses ready for a busy weekend at The National Wedding Show at the NEC! Our dresses and tiaras will be featured once again on the catwalk show, so make sure you go and watch!

Our changing room was constantly busy last weekend, with a steady stream of brides trying on our designs, so if you would like to try on our dresses, it’s a good idea to come a little earlier, or come along while the catwalk show is on – it gets much quieter then!

We met some lovely brides last weekend, and we look forward to meeting many more at the NEC. Here’s a picture of a beautiful bride, trying on Sydney, with the Oriana Organza Bolero and the Pearl Birdcage Veil. Doesn’t she look stunning?

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See you all in Birmingham!

Wedding Show Season is Here Again!

Hello all!  I’m back now from my warm sun lounger on honeymoon in Mexico to the shock of the snow and ice in Malvern!

And now the wedding show season is upon us yet again – and we will be traveling the length of the country to visit the best wedding shows and bring a vast selection of accessories for brides to be… Every year we have a huge selection of items – something for every bride, and this year will be no exception.  We will have everything that we stock on our large trade stand – that means over 375 pieces on display of tiaras, side headpieces, combs, hairvines, jewellery and wedding veils.  Display items will be on the stand for brides to try and we will have brand new items behind the stand for brides to take away once the perfect items have been chosen.

If you are a bride who is not yet far enough along the wedding journey to chose your accessories, then please feel free to come along just to see the vast selection of designs and the quality of workmanship.  We would be happy to advise you about which Ivory & Co. stockists would be your closest so that you can go along to buy from your local store when the time is right.

This weekend sees the first show of the season – we will be in Newcastle at the UK Wedding Show held at The Metro Radio Arena so for all brides in the north please come to see us – Alex and Michelle will be on hand to help in any way.  Both are trained in being able to give consultations and advice about which styles will best suit particular wedding dress styles and face shapes etc…. They would be thrilled to give assistance, so take the stress out of choosing your accessories and get the professionals to help out.

After this coming weekend the season really kicks off and we can be seen at the following wedding shows this Spring (there are links on our website to the show organisers) – we hope to see you there! :

Feb 2 – 3 The Wedding Show – Tatton Park, Cheshire

Feb 16 – 17 The UK Wedding Show – Excel,  London

Feb 22 – 24 The National Wedding Show – Olympia, London

March 1 – 3 The National Wedding Show – NEC, Birmingham

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We made it!!

No matter what the weather, the Ivory & co. team are dedicated to getting bridalwear and accessories out to brides!

Sarah and I braved the blizzard and made it to the office. We will be here until lunchtime, when it apparently is going to be really bad, as we don’t really want to get snowed in here!

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And no, the matching red jackets weren’t planned!