Wedding In The French Alps

When Sarah first told us she was getting married in Les Arcs 1950, in the French Alps, we couldn’t quite believe what she was saying! Having just received her wedding photos it’s easy to see why she chose such a picturesque location for saying her wedding vows! This may just be one of the coolest weddings of 2018!!!!!!!!!!! Sarah chose the stunning OLSEN dress by our chic French Designer Rime Arodaky - we’ve got this iconic dress back in the boutique this season!!!

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 Appropriate footwear most certainly required when tying the knot in snow!!!

Appropriate footwear most certainly required when tying the knot in snow!!!

 This is a TWG Bride Tribe First…a snowy aisle!!!!!!!!!

This is a TWG Bride Tribe First…a snowy aisle!!!!!!!!!

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 How cool do the newly weds look!!!!!!!

How cool do the newly weds look!!!!!!!

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 Going for a casual ski down the alps after the I Do bit!!!!!

Going for a casual ski down the alps after the I Do bit!!!!!

 Share the joke please!

Share the joke please!

 Every love story is sealed with a kiss xxxxx

Every love story is sealed with a kiss xxxxx

Til Dance Do Us Part - Rime Arodaky 2019

The art of ballet is what inspired Rime Arodaky’s 2019 collection…exploring the depths and effect of movement, our favourite French designer has created a stunning collection for this season. Here’s some of our favourites from the collection!

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Bolero - romantic wrap effect dress in crepe and tulle applied with roses pattern embroideries; stunning back featuring crossed straps.

Coppelia - Swooning over this off-shoulder crepe dress with delicate floral applied tulle in the front and back of the dress…featuring a stunning floral tulle train.

Osta & Bessy - In love with this modern two-piece; crepe top and skirt with delicate roses embroidered on the tulle back of the top and features on the skirt and train also.

Livry - Beautiful tulle waterfall sleeve dress with striking button detail, fitted silhouette that is super flattering.

ARE YOU A #TWGSTYLESTALKER ?

We know you gorgeous brides-to-be love being social…so we’ve launched an exciting campaign that we want you all to take part in!! We're going to have luxury prizes to give away every month…and twice yearly, all the #twgstylestalkers who post their photos on Instagram / Facebook, will be entered into our amazing competition to win £1000 honeymoon voucher!!!

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We have been overwhelmed with the number of brides who’ve already posted their favourite pics…here's how to enter:

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Who can enter? Anyone who has made a date with TWG Boutique!!!!

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We look forward to seeing all your #twgstylestalker pics…make sure you tag @twgboutique in your post!!! This month’s prize is a bottle of this season’s must-have new scent by one of the world’s iconic perfumery houses - Le Labo ‘Tonka’. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love TWG Girls xxx

Fionnuala & Alan's West Atalanic Coast Wedding

Located on the Great Western Greenway in the most scenic of locations is Mulranny Park Hotel - chosen by Fionnuala & Alan for their summer wedding earlier this year.

Perched on a unique site overlooking Clew Bay & Croagh Patrick Mountain beyond this stunning Victorian style hotel was the perfect setting for Fionnuala’s relaxed vibe she wanted on her wedding day. She chose Foster by French designer Laure de Sagazan…here’s some snap shots of her beautiful day.

PHOTOGRAPHY -  Rafal Borek

FLOWERS - Fluer Weddings

MAKE-UP - Sara Duffy

LOCATION - Mulranny Park Hotel

Helen & Donncha

Helen and Donncha’s gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony was set in a enchanted woodland on the estate of Inishbeg. They were so lucky and had the most fabulous weather to show the beauty of their venue. The wedding reception was in a marquee, styled beautifully and romantically by their wedding designer and florist to encapsulate the overall magic of the location. 

Helen and Donncha wanted a relaxed fun day of celebration with their family and friends, Helen choose a gorgeous two piece by Halfpenny London to wear on the day. The gorgeous Iris slip and Lily skirt fitted in beautifully with the venue choice and floral styling. 

 

Venue // Inishbeg, Baltimore, Co.Cork

Hair Stylist // Karolina, Hair Passion Art Salon

Makeup Artist // Linda Collins Make Up

Bridesmaids dresses // ASOS

Grooms & Groomsmen apparel // ASOS

Photography // Claire Brown

Flowers // The Lovebird Designs

Cake // Family member

Stationary // Papier

Emma & Bryan

The gorgeous Emma got married back in July when we all thought we were having a never ending summer (looks like the Irish summer is back to stay!). Emma choose a beautiful dress by Laure de Sagazan for her stunning venue -  Trump Doonbeg! (It looks very much like the French Riviera in her wedding photos). We love everything about this wedding...how awesome is the wedding cake...the floral pop of colour is gorgeous! The bridesmaids all choose a dress to suit each of their personalities and complement the relaxed vibe! We have to give Emma's handsome husband Bryan a mention....his style is on point! (Photography by Shane O'Sullivan). 

SHOE EDIT

 

Wedding shoes no longer come in only shades of ivory and aren't just that old-fashion satin finish (that you can dye afterwards!!!)….we say a massive YAY to that! We have some amazing brides with the best style and we have seen so many gorgeous shoes over the last year! We put together a few favs we’ve come across...ranging from stunning designer styles to the best from the high street! For you gals with a serious shoe fetish here's our top picks!!!!!!!!!

IDAN COHEN TRUNK SHOW

We are so excited to be hosting Idan Cohen for a Trunk Show this month to showcase his 2018 collection - Empire of Love. The Haute Couture collection features fitted silhouettes and full skirts, deep V's, cutouts, capes, embellishment and 3D applique.

There are limited appointments available for this exclusive launch in Ireland, which is taking place on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April. We are so thrilled that Idan himself will be here to introduce his stunning new collection to all our brides. 

If you would like to try this gorgeous collection and meet the designer then make an appointment by clicking on the below link or phone +44 (0)7565221331.

 

SPRING/SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION

We are so ready for spring….we love the winter season here at TWG but we are longing for brighter, sunnier days! Spring and summer are crazy busy…we have lots of gorgeous girls getting married in some of the most amazing dresses! For all our Bride Tribe…remember to #twgbridetribe so we can add you to our end of year album.

Spring/ summer provide beautiful blooms, longer days for photo opportunities and outdoor weddings ceremonies (weather dependant of course!). We’ve put together some images that really epitomise the beauty of a spring/summer wedding.

The Top Ten Things Every Bride Should Know...about finding #thedress

So you’ve just got engaged, you’re beyond yourself with excitement (of course!!) and you simply can’t wait to start looking for the perfect wedding dress!!

We’ve put ourselves into your (amazing) shoes and put together a few Q&A’s to hopefully make finding the #dreamdress most enjoyable and so you know what to expect!

When do I start to look for my wedding dress?

Our #twgbridetribe tend to prioritise #thedress and start looking around 10-12 months before their wedding date.

When do all the new season collections arrive?

The 2018 collections have ALL now arrived…these stunning collections have been arriving during October / November months. We only update our collections once a year so the 2019 styles will launch in the boutique in October / November next year!

How many boutiques should I make appointments with?

We recommend 3-4 boutiques is more than enough – do your research and visit boutiques that stock designers that you are most interested in trying on!

How long does it take for a wedding dress to arrive once I’ve placed my order?

The approx. lead time is 6-9 months with our designers and in an ideal world we love to have your dress here at least six weeks prior to your wedding – so don’t leave ordering too late!!

What if I don’t have 6-9 months?

We are very sensitive to the fact that some brides don’t have the luxury of time and for those brides we do our best to work with our designers to ensure we can get a dress here within a tighter time-frame. We also have a fab #secretsale room dedicated to gorgeous dresses that you can purchase ‘off the rail’.

So, I’ve ordered my dress – what’s next?

We love helping our brides with any other styling advice so keep in touch with us and we will do the same!! We’ll advise you when your dress is due in closer to the time and will get you booked in your first fitting.

Where and when do fittings take place?

Your first fitting is approx. 6 weeks prior to your wedding (if you order well in advance and your dress comes in you are welcome to come try it on!!!). We have our very own in-house seamstress (who is amazing!) and you meet her here at the boutique. Fittings can be arranged in advance and any time between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.

How many fittings are there?

It’s fundamentally important that you come prepared to your first fitting –by that we mean have your shoes and lingerie with you. At your next fitting if your dress fits perfectly then that is your final fitting! Occasionally there still may be a few minor alterations required, and if our seamstress can do those at this fitting she will, otherwise we arrange another date to come back for final fitting.

Do I pay for alterations?

We are one of the few bridal boutiques that have our own in-house seamstress and we extend that service to all our brides who purchase a new dress. There is a fee for alterations and you can expect to pay between £150 - £300 depending on each bride’s requests.

What is the best piece of advice you can give me?

You want to be the best possible version of yourself on your wedding day – so please yourself first and foremost, choose a dress that you absolutely love, want to keep on all day and sleep in! Consider your budget before booking appointments and be open to trying on something the stylist would choose for you!!

Winter Wedding Inspiration

We will soon be in what is ultimately my favourite season….Winter! In wedding terms it’s not one of the most popular seasons to get married…however it is one of the busiest times of the year for girls shopping for their dream dress! It’s a time that brings much excitement; our new collections arrive into the boutique - which is always met with great anticipation! This season brings lots of new engagements and of course Christmas – my favourite time!

Perhaps Autumn/ Winter weddings are less popular here because of the dark evenings (shorter photographic opportunities) and the usually cold and wet weather!  I have found some beautiful images that may just sway a few people to reconsider the date they chose for their wedding!

There are so many beautiful colours (we have a burgundy obsession at TWG) and textures that epitomise the Autumn / Winter season…you are literally spoilt for choice for styling your wedding during these months!

Aine & Kieran's Autumnal wedding

Sitting here swooning over our gorgeous bride Aine and her romantic wedding …Aine knew exactly how she wanted to look on her wedding day and quickly knew her wedding dress was ‘the one’. Aine first visited the boutique with her #bridetribe and fell totally in love with the gorgeous Bukowski by Laure de Sagazan.  She was quick to make a second appointment and brought along her nearest and dearest to confirm her choice!

We just adore the photography from her big day and found it so difficult to pick our favourites! 

Venue - Nuremore Hotel & Country Club

Photographer - ELmotions Photgrpahy & Video

Florist - Anne McCarron

Hair - A Capello Hair Design

Makeup - Ella Makeup (Bride's makeup) & Emma McQuaid 

Kathryn and Connor’s colourful boho inspired wedding

Excitement levels are through the roof this week at the boutique! Everyday we’re receiving photos into our inbox from our stylish brides…crickey they are all friggin' gorgeous!!

This week we are hoping to inspire you with our gorgeous boho-babe Kathryn and Connor’s wedding at Drumhalla House, Donegal.  We’ll always remember Kathryn’s first appointment at our boutique. Her sophisticated and beautiful Aunt Frances had been in the boutique earlier that day and found her perfect wedding dress by Halfpenny London! So everyone was in fabulous form! Kathryn was a super-confident bride whose vision was to have a bohemian-inspired wedding bursting with colour, textures and most importantly relaxed and fun!!

Kathryn herself thanks us for picking out the Haze gown by Rue de Seine for her which turned out to be ‘the dress’. She styled it with a Juliette cap fingertip veil which complimented the stunning silk/cotton fabric with abstract/asymmetric design. We adore Kathryn’s natural makeup and her bridesmaids too...and guess what...they only did their own makeup!!! Kathryn's tousled hair was styled by Fusion Hair in Ramelton.

Kathryn’s bride tribe embraced the boho vibe with the individual dresses in different colours which looked totally awesome!! Set to be a big trend, Kathryn was ahead of floral fashion with her ‘floral hoop’ created by one of our fav creatives Aoife Doherty, Sass & Halo! Stepping away from the traditional bouquets – the floral hoops epitomised Kathryn’s overall vibe for her wedding day! So sit back with your coffee and chocolates (of course) and enjoy these pics we’ve chosen from K&C’s wedding captured so beautifully by Paula Gillespie Photography!

Can you pic a favourite? We struggled!!

Love, TWG xx #twgbridetribe (send us your pics to get featured right here!)

The Secret is out....

Have you heard the exciting news that we have opened The Secret Room upstairs at The White Gallery?

The Secret Room contains lots of hidden gems…all the dresses from last season that we have had to remove from the main boutique to make way for our new season collection. These fab dresses are in excellent condition, all half price or less and all available to take home on the day!! The Secret Room is brilliant for a bride who is time restricted and needs to find her perfect dress quickly! All of the dresses are a size UK 10 or UK 12 and can be altered to fit size 6/8 or 10…we can recommend lots of amazing seamstresses to do the necessary alterations.  

 Some advice for your Secret Room appointment….

  •     If you have gorgeous shoes that you want to wear on your wedding day make sure you bring these with you….as all the dresses are ready to purchase you might want to check the length
  •      Be sure you bring someone with you who can help advise you but will also allow you to make your own choice….there is only one of each dresses available and once sold we are unable to re-order……so you will want to be pretty decisive on the day.
  •     Remember to bring money in case you fall in love with your dream dress….as the dresses are a one off we cannot hold without a deposit.

The Secret Room has dresses by Rime Arodaky, Laure de Sagazan, Yolan Cris, Halfpenny London, Divine Atelier and many more! Book your appointment with us today and see if we can help you find your perfect dress!