RUE DE SEINE TRUNK SHOW

We love designers that do their own thing and one of our FAVS is Rue de Seine from New Zealand! Rue De Seine is full of flowing silhouettes, bohemian inspired embroideries and laces, hand crochet gowns, and bold florals on nude fabrics.

We are so excited to confirm that we’re hosting a Trunk Show for the current 2019 collection for the second time this year - you girls just LOVE this brand!

Wild Heart has a romantic and adventurous energy that fearlessly celebrates the Nomadic spirit. Inspired by exploring the unseen, chasing summer and the restless race of a traveller's heart - Wild Heart uses the detailed laces and playful accents to set the tone and embody the bohemian spirit, unrestricted. 

Modern and vibrant silhouettes are influenced by rich cultures and manifest in unexpected use of colour and texture. Welcome to paradise, let's embrace the fringe and fall under the spell of 'Wild Hearts' charm.

We have picked out some of the stand out styles from this season below! The entire collection will be available to try 3rd - 4th May…if you’d like to make a date with us fill out our booking form! (Link included below)

http://www.thewhitegalleryboutique.co.uk/booknow

Adara is a romantic, light and playful bustier gown. Carefully placed seams and design lines ensure the most flattering effect on the figure. The boned bodice ensures ample support, so you can comfortably dance the night away. Skirt remains fluid with lightweight lace, as it drapes elegantly from the hip allowing for generous flare and train.  Adara can be pared back and contemporary without the sleeves, or dramatic and vibrant with the crochet sleeve addition.

Adara is a romantic, light and playful bustier gown. Carefully placed seams and design lines ensure the most flattering effect on the figure. The boned bodice ensures ample support, so you can comfortably dance the night away. Skirt remains fluid with lightweight lace, as it drapes elegantly from the hip allowing for generous flare and train.

Adara can be pared back and contemporary without the sleeves, or dramatic and vibrant with the crochet sleeve addition.

Ami features an intricate crochet panel placed over the bodice, to accentuate the waist and to frame the smallest part of the body and create a slimming effect. Tapping into our bohemian roots, we have used this crochet alongside a more graphic floral embroidery. The full circle skirt is layered with tulle to create volume and depth, while remaining flirty and fun.

Ami features an intricate crochet panel placed over the bodice, to accentuate the waist and to frame the smallest part of the body and create a slimming effect. Tapping into our bohemian roots, we have used this crochet alongside a more graphic floral embroidery. The full circle skirt is layered with tulle to create volume and depth, while remaining flirty and fun.

For our modern, bohemian brides. Layla uses bright and striking silk applique techniques to create this large scale gypsy print, placed to accentuate the female figure and flatter the body. On trend Deep V plunge neckline is supported with illusion mesh, and sits in harmony with fitted sleeves and bodice. From the low hip, the skirt falls to create elegant movement with every step.

For our modern, bohemian brides. Layla uses bright and striking silk applique techniques to create this large scale gypsy print, placed to accentuate the female figure and flatter the body. On trend Deep V plunge neckline is supported with illusion mesh, and sits in harmony with fitted sleeves and bodice. From the low hip, the skirt falls to create elegant movement with every step.

Clara is artfully crafted from multiple laces which contrast and compliment each other in true bohemian fashion. Designed to sculpt your waist without feeling tight or restrictive this bustier gown also has boned cups, offering plenty of shape and support. The bodice features elongating silk panels to offer relief, and nude mesh underlay to emphasise the intricate detail of laces. Draping from the hip, curved placement panels create a full textured skirt and train.

Clara is artfully crafted from multiple laces which contrast and compliment each other in true bohemian fashion. Designed to sculpt your waist without feeling tight or restrictive this bustier gown also has boned cups, offering plenty of shape and support. The bodice features elongating silk panels to offer relief, and nude mesh underlay to emphasise the intricate detail of laces. Draping from the hip, curved placement panels create a full textured skirt and train.

TWG Wellbeing - Toning up with Cross-Functional Fitness

This month we have teamed up with Stuart from Cross-Functional Fitness based in Warrenpoint! Every bride wants to look and feel great on their wedding day. We have lots of brides that tell us their wedding day is the biggest motivation for getting into shape - lots are on weight loss / toning up journeys!

Sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing where to start! So this week we have asked Stuart to take over our Instagram and put together some great workout routines for each body part! (Stuart’s fab wife Karen demos each video - she wore a gorgeous Rime Arodaky dress!) Stuart will also be sharing some helpful tips to get the best results! Check out our Instagram stories and don’t worry if you’ve missed some…we have added each workout routine to our ‘TWG Wellness’ highlight tab!

Give Stuart a follow on Instagram @crossfunctionalfitness - he posts some great help and advice there also!

Ashleigh & Jamie

There’s no better feeling than opening emails with photos of weddings you just couldn’t wait to see! We were delighted to get some snaps of the gorgeous Ashleigh and Jamie this week….they are just the most gorgeous couple! Ashleigh knew her style and wanted a dress that was alternative and different, she picked the amazing Blair by Rime Arodaky….a personal fave of ours! Keep scrolling for one of the most loving and photogenic couples!!! Enjoy!

What a total babe!!! We just love Ashleigh’s hair and makeup!

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Dress // Rime Arodaky

Photographer // Francis Meaney

Venue // Galgorm

TWG Wellbeing - Veganuary with Leafy Greens & Co

 

We have teamed up with some fab local businesses to create some helpful well-being advice for all brides on the run up to the big day! Over the next few months we will be helping you with some meal plan ideas, workout routines and skin care advice!

As many of you may have heard this month lots of people got on board with Veganaury…as we are nearly into February we thought you might want to continue with this healthy plant based diet or try it for the first time! We have decided to kick off TWG Well-being with the amazing Leafy Green and Co in Warrenpoint, it is a plant based café; they use no dairy and no refined sugar! We have tried and tested food and we can vouch for how delicious it is!

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Leafy Green and Co have kindly shared some of their favourite recipes with us! They are all suitable for the Vegan diet, easy to make and really tasty! For anyone who is a little unsure if plant based eating is for them, we asked Leafy Green and Co why plant-based meals are beneficial to your health and weight-loss! Here’s what they said!

  • Substituting things like lentils, beans, and mushrooms for mince reduces your saturated fat without forgoing the protein you need to keep you going all day long!

  • Introducing healthy fats in to your diet - like coconut oil and cashews instead of butter and cheese – keeps you feeling fuller for longer without draining you of the energy it takes to digest harsher fats.

  • Ridding yourself of refined sugars and replacing them with their unrefined variants – like coconut sugar and pure maple syrup – takes away the groggy feeling you’ll have from trying to digest heavily processed ingredients.

  • Eating a whole-foods diet provides your body with all of the vitamins, protein, carbs and healthy fats it needs! This eliminates your body’s cravings for snacks and short-term energy boosts.

 

Here are the recipes…we hope you love them as much as we do!! Be sure to give Leafy Green and Co a follow on Instagram (@leafygreens.co) for more inspo and if you’re at TWG trying on dresses give them a shout for brunch – you’ll not regret it!


Mexican Quinoa Bake


Ingredients

One medium white onion

One celery stalk

One small carrot

3-4 cloves of garlic

1 tin each of black beans, kidney beans

2 bell peppers; sliced

1 tin of tomatoes blitzed

2 teaspoons of tomato puree

150 ml of low-sodium vegetable stock

2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander

For the quinoa and oat topping:

One cup of gluten-free oats

One cup of cooked black or white quinoa

½ cup nutritional yeast

Again, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander

Method

Dice your onions, carrots, celery and peppers and begin sautéing them in a little olive oil or a small splash of water in a pan on low head with the lid on, about 5-10 minutes until onions are soft and fragrant

Then add minced garlic and all of your spices and cook again with the lid on for about 30 seconds, until the garlic is fragrant but not browned

Stir in your tomato puree and cook for a further 30 seconds, before adding your blitzed tin of tomatoes and your stock

Cook this mixture for about 20 minutes until reduced, then add your rinsed beans

Pour this mixture into an 8inch and deep-set casserole dish

Sprinkle your quinoa and oat spiced topping overtop and bake for 30 minutes or until browned all over

Enjoy with our super simple  sweetcorn, mango and coriander salsa

1 tin of sweetcorn, drained

One beautifully ripe mango

1 red chilli, deseeded and diced

1/2 cup of chopped coriander

One red onion, finely diced

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Red Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Ingredients

One white onion diced

One stalk celery diced

One carrot diced

Three cloves of garlic minced

About two cups of mushrooms, blitzed to a mince-like texture

One cup of dried red split lentils

2 teaspoons of tomato puree

2 tins of chopped tomatoes

150mls vegetable stock

Splash of red wine; optional

Two teaspoons of dried basil

Method

Begin by sautéing your onions, celery and carrot on low heat with the lid on in a little olive oil, until onions are soft and translucent

Stir in your minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant and not yet browned

Stir in tomato puree and splash of red wine and cook for 30 seconds further

Cover whole mixture in chopped tomatoes, stock, basil, and lentils, and cook on low heat with lid on for 30 minutes

Stir in your blitzed mushrooms and cook for a further 10 minutes

Serve over your favourite wholemeal spaghetti, brown rice pasta or courgetti! Top with nutritional yeast as a beautiful replacement for parmesan cheese

Alternatively, turn it into a beautiful Shephard’s Pie by placing the mixture in a casserole dish and covering with celeriac & butterbean mash, or sweet potato slices! Bake this for about 40 minutes, until your chosen topping has browned.

Celeriac and Butterbean mash: one large celeriac, chopped and boiled for 15 minutes or until tender and one tin of butterbeans, drained – blitz together in a blender with 2 tablespoons of olive oil – so simple and so delicious, plus much lower in carbs than your typical mash!


Simple Lentil and Potato Dahl


Ingredients

One large white onion; diced

Two cloves of garlic; minced

One one-inch piece of ginger; minced

Two teaspoons of garam masala

One teaspoons of ground cumin

One teaspoon of chilli powder

One tin of tomatoes; blitzed until smooth

½ tin of coconut milk

One litre of low-sodium stock

One cup of dried red lentils

Two large, floury potatoes; chopped to inch-size pieces

Method

Sautee your onions for about 5 minutes on low heat until soft and translucent

Add your garlic, ginger and spices and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant

Cover mixture in your blended tomatoes, stock, potatoes and lentils and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until your lentils are tender

Stir in your half tin of coconut milk

Serve over brown rice with some freshly chopped chillies and coriander leaf!

Low Carb? Sub your potatoes for one head of chopped cauliflower, and serve over lightly toasted cauliflower rice!

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake


Ingredients

525 grams (or 3 and a ½ cup) cashews soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight

100 grams (or ½ cup) melted coconut oil

Juice of 2 lemons

¼ cup of maple syrup

1 fresh vanilla pod scraped or 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

2 tins of full-fat coconut milk, refrigerating overnight so the cream has separated from the water

100 (or one cup) grams of frozen blueberries

For the base

300 grams of walnuts

350 grams of medjool dates

Method

For your base, blitz your dates in a high-powered blender for ten seconds, before adding your walnuts and blitzing for a further 10 seconds, until the mixture is crumbly but not wet.

Press this mixture into a 20cm lined round baking tin and tightly compact it with a spatula.

For your cake, take your soaked cashews and drain off any excess moisture.

Scoop the cream off of the top of your chilled coconut milk, leaving behind the coconut water (keep this water to add to your smoothies another time!)

Place the cashews, coconut cream and all other ingredients bar the blueberries in to your high-speed blender

Pulse this mixture on and off for a minute to break it down, and then blend it for anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes – you’ll know it’s done when it is completely smooth and resembles a milk-like consistency

Remove two-thirds of this mixture and set aside, then add your blueberries to the remaining one-third of the mixture in the blender, and blend once more until it is smooth; a little chunkier this time is fine

Poor the blueberry layer on to your crust and allow to set for 15 minutes in the freezer, before pouring over your two-thirds of vanilla lemon layer. Take a small spoon, and begin swirling your two layers together just a little so the blueberry appears faintly on top between the smooth cream layers.

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Dominic & Sophie's Summer Wedding, Gracehall, Northern Ireland

There are some brides that arrive at TWG Boutique, you just click and you instantly get a feeling for the vibe they want to go for…meeting Sophie for the first time we knew she was a girl who knew for sure her own style! We are so excited to share her stunning wedding with you…like seriously…how stylish are these two? Introducing Sophie & Dominic. So many little touches went into their special day, including suits hand-made from Mumbai and flowers hand picked from the Northern Irish countryside, not to mention that gorgeous MGB GT car! It’s so hard to pick a favourite from this gorgeous collection of memories captured by Emma Kenny Weddings….enjoy peeps! xx

www.emmakenny.com | www.facebook.com/EmmaKennyPhotography
www.emmakenny.com | www.facebook.com/EmmaKennyPhotography

In the words of their photographer Emma Kenny Weddings: “When shooting the wedding of two actors, you might think there would be a slight guard up in front of the camera. Nothing could have been further from the truth for Dom and Soph. You can’t pose unadulterated joy.” 

Sophie’s earrings are by one of our fave designers - Luna Bea - they were actually hair pins but we made them into bespoke earrings as they were exactly what Sophie had been searching for!!

Sophie’s earrings are by one of our fave designers - Luna Bea - they were actually hair pins but we made them into bespoke earrings as they were exactly what Sophie had been searching for!!

www.emmakenny.com | www.facebook.com/EmmaKennyPhotography
www.emmakenny.com | www.facebook.com/EmmaKennyPhotography

VENUE: GRACEHALL, LURGAN, NORTHERN IRELAND

WEDDING DRESS: RIME ADORAKY AT THE WHITE GALLERY

SHOES: DIANE VON FURSTENBURG

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: TROUSERS FROM ANITA DONGRE, BLOUSES DESIGNED BY SOPHIE WITH HELP FROM SUE AND ROB THORBURN. MATERIAL SOURCED IN MUMBAI THEN HANDMADE BY COUTURIERE REBECCA HILMAN IN LONDON.

SUITS: BESPOKE. WOOL COTTON BLENDS WITH CHECKS SOMEWHERE AS A NOD TO SCOTTISHNESS. ALL MADE/TAILORED BY CEO RULES MUMBAI.

ACCESSORIES:  GROOM’S TIE TOM FORD, GROOM’S SHOES GRENSON, BRIDE’S EARRINGS WAS A HAIRPIECE FROM LUNA BEA THAT SOPHIE CONVERTED INTO EARRINGS.

MAKE UP: PADDY MCGURGAN

HAIR: KATHY MCLEAN

CAR: MGB GT FROM COURTYARD CLASSICS

FLOWERS: SOURCED AS WILD FLOWERS FROM CHERRY TOWNSEND FROM KILCOAN GARDENS. BRIDAL BOUQUETS AND BUTTONHOLES ARRANGED BY HANNAH CLAPHAM FROM DAUGHTERLONDON. ALL ARRANGEMENTS AT THE CHURCH BY JANET ROBINSON (SOPH’S MUM). EXTRA GREENERY FROM BARBARA ERWIN AT FOLIAGE WORKS. GREENERY ON TABLES STOLEN FROM THE NORTHERN IRISH COUNTRYSIDE AND ASSEMBLED BY FAMILY AND BRIDAL PARTY.

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.