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Dress Launch at Grafton Manor

Grafton Manor

We are so looking forward to the Ivory & Co dress launch at the gorgeous Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove on Thursday evening!

They are holding the event in their fabulous (heated) marquee where the dresses will be modelled in their catwalk show.  There will be further dresses from the collection on display for brides to try on and a display of our award winning accessories too so brides can find everything they need.

Brides will have a chance to chat to Sarah (the head designer at Ivory & Co.) about what they are looking for and to ask for advice.  She’ll have her sketchbook on hand and will be able to design bespoke dresses for any brides who ask.

There will be bubbly and canapés during the evening for brides attending as well as goodie bags.  For an invitation for this VIP event please call Grafton Manor on 01527 579007.  For more information about the event click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Designer Event at BOA Boutique, Richmond

BOA Boutique

 

We are so excited to be visiting Richmond near London this Friday for the Ivory & Co. Designer event at BOA Boutique on Friday and Saturday.

We’ll be bringing a huge selection of our dresses including new designs for brides to try and I’ll also be bringing my sketchbook for any brides interested in having a bespoke designer dress made just for them.

We will have everything from dramatic fairytale dresses to slinky 1920’s inspired gowns and chic tea length dresses, all in luxury silk fabrics.

BOA will be offering a special 10% off the dress for any bride ordering on the day – so it’s definitely worth going along to try out the dresses and to meet the designer.

Interest has been so high that availability is very limited for Saturday and there are a few spaces left for Friday – to book an appointment for this exclusive event – call BOA Boutique on 0208 948 2340.

We look forward to seeing you there…

Sarah x

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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…

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Papillion back

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.