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Ivory & Co. on the catwalk!




Here are just a few photos of our dresses on the catwalk! Hoping to get some professional ones too, and maybe even a video. The catwalk show ran four times a day, and each time our scene ran, we had brides rushing over to the stand wanting to try on the dresses that were featured. Anais was a clear favourite, and it really did look stunning on all the brides who tried it on! One bride didn’t even wait until the end of the scene, once she saw Ophelia, she came straight to see us to try it on! The Bruno Mars song, Just The Way You Are, really set the scene and the mood for the dresses. We had a lot of lovely feedback all weekend, and we all really enjoyed helping many brides try on their very first wedding dress!













National Wedding Show at Olympia!



All set up and ready to go! The dresses are looking absolutely gorgeous and we cannot wait for the brides to see them!

They will also be featured on the catwalk show! More to come on that later.

If you’re in London come and see us at the National Wedding Show in Olympia!

National Wedding Show Catwalk!

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Just to let everyone know that for the very first time we’ll be showing a collection of our wedding dresses in a whole scene in the catwalk shows at the National Wedding Shows (both Olympia, London and the NEC, Birmingham).

We are really excited and can’t wait to see our designs come to life in the show. Rah Productions always do such a wonderful job staging these shows and we are sure that this season will be no exception.  We’ll be showing our 9 favourite dresses along with matching Ivory & Co. sparkling headdresses and accessories.

The catwalk shows are staged a few times each day of the show and allow thousands of brides to see some fabulous dresses in action.  As well as the catwalk show we will have the full range of Ivory & co. wedding dresses on our stand at the show so that brides can come along and try on the dress of their dreams!

We have a vast selection of dresses – everything from full romantic gowns, elegant column dresses, Great Gatsby inspired 1920’s styles and tea length vintage 1950’s gowns. So come along to your nearest National Wedding Show to meet us, talk all things wedding and maybe find the perfect dress for your big day!

As the designer of all these dresses I’ll also be on hand with my sketchbook if anyone is looking for something really unique to them or wants a variation on one of our designs. I’ll be happy to help….

Our team of accessory experts will also be there at the next stand offering perfectly matching tiaras, headpieces, jewellery and veils – so in one day it will be possible to get a complete head to toe look that you’ll be thrilled with. (Our staff are trained in giving advice on which accessories best suit the gowns, and certain face shapes, wedding themes etc… so leave it to our professionals to take the stress out of deciding your definitive ‘wedding look’).

We look forward to seeing you there……..

Sarah x

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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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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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Designing my wedding dress!

Today has been a great day looking through my favourite fabric samples to select the perfect ones for my own wedding dress!

Over the years I have designed so many things to make wedding days special for brides all over the world from tiaras to jewellery, veils and wedding dresses – but now if feels different designing my own.

The fabric samples today have been easy to choose from – I love natural fabrics of silks and silk satins – and I have finally made some last minute alterations to the design of my dress.  It’s tempting to create with so many different types of styling as I am influenced by various design themes – but I found my way through to focusing on what are the most important aspects of my dress.

To see some of the design influences that I usually design with – see the pictures below. My own dress design will have to be revealed after the wedding, I have to have some surprises for my groom……

If any brides out there are struggling to decide upon a style of dress and are looking for some direction – I’ll be on hand to help at The National Wedding Shows at the NEC and Olympia in Spring and will also be attending some Designer Days at bridal boutiques that we supply over the coming year – watch this space – we will keep you posted!

Sarah – Head Designer at Ivory & Co.

Show season is nearly over…

It’s been a very busy Autumn Show season so far, we attended The National Wedding Show in Earl’s Court and the NEC; the Bluewater Wedding Show in Essex, the SECC in Glasgow, and of course BBEH at Harrogate where we launched our fabulous new collection of bridalwear.

Coming up this weekend is the final show of the season, The UK Wedding Show in central Manchester. Come along to see our entire collection of tiaras, jewellery and veils. This will be the last chance to visit us at a show until January 2013.

After Manchester, we will be busy getting ready for the arrival of our bridalwear collection. We will be stocking a selection of shops across the UK, and will be updating the brand new website, to showcase these exciting new designs by Sarah Bird.

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