Real Bride Alert ➳ ➳ ➳

Can you tell that we are a little quieter this week? I am actually getting a chance to get caught up on paper work, and blogging… it’s a dream! When it comes to who we feature on our blog, it is literally down to right bride, right time, the lovely Rebecca sent me these images last week which was perfect timing as I have time this evening to do a blog! If you did buy your dress at Ivory & Pearl, we would ABSOLUTELY love to see it all come together! Ideally the professional photographs, send them to kate@ivoryandpearl.com and we will keep adding real bride images here throughout the summer!

Back to Rebecca, she purchased the beautiful Eden by Claire Pettibone. However, unfortunately she had Breast Cancer, and had to go through nine surgeries in total, therefore she wanted to customise it a little to hide the scars on her back and side from her reconstruction! So…  she added sleeves, which look absolutely amazing, and is happy to say that she’s feeling fine and couldn’t be happier!!

Rebecca and her hubby married at Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como. You would never believe Rebecca looks 55, and she herself says especially considering what she’s been through, she doesn’t think she looks too bad. Well.. given what you have been through and at 55, we thinking you look blooming amazing!!! It also takes courage to wear a blue wedding dress on your wedding day, and we are so pleased you chose to push the boat out and wear a dress that was so different, you look absolutely gorgeous!



P.S. The headdress and Veil are from ‘ What Katy Did Next’ and the shoes were preloved ‘Emmy.’

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Real Bride Alert

Well it would appear we have been in hibernation! I need to get back into blogging, especially of our gorgeous brides! Believe it or not, in about 4 weeks time we get a little quieter, as all of our summer brides will have collected and may be even had their wedding day, so fingers crossed I will have more time to blog! 

Today we are kicking off our end of hibernation with Kate, who was an absolute delight to deal with! She had spied this Claire Pettibone dress before, and as soon as she put it on it looked amazing! Of course, we tried on other Claire Pettibone, to make sure it was the one but nothing compared! 

Kate brought her son and daughter to the fittings, and I have to say they were an absolute credit to her, they were so mannerly and just so delighted and happy for their mum that she was having her dream day! When Kate collected I had just had my baby boy, Jack and she bought me a beautiful framed poem “if” for him as her son had it too!

It’s been so nice looking through Kate’s photographs and seeing the little touches, the venue is Orange Tree which is one of my all time favourite venues as well! Thank you Kate for buying your dress at Ivory & Pearl, and telling your family and friends about us :) 

Kate’s hubby also owns Fresh Graphics, who I am getting some cards printed with at the moment, so if you need anything printed, check him out here: Fresh Graphics

I’ll be back … in the not too distant future!

Love Kate
xxx

Claire Pettibone Bride

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“Can I just skip the gym bit and go straight into looking hot in a bikini”

I Wish!

We all need a little bit of inspiration at this time of year – holiday season is just around the corner and slowly we are taking off the layers! I feel recently a little bit of Instagram Inspiration can really influence people on topics like diet, fitness and wardrobe must haves! For me personally it gives me that ‘want’ to change it up a bit whether that is trying out a new gym work out that I have seen online or trying out a new lipstick colour or foundation because It was used on a recent make up tutorial -It’s the perfect insight into many different worlds that we all live in so here’s how and more importantly, who to follow.

Alessandra Steinherr- Follow her @alexsteinherr for all things beauty!

Alex is the Beauty director of Glamour magazine living in London, yes she has a dream of a job and boy does she love it! Alex is involved in the styling of models for shoots, interviews celebrities and reports on the newest and hottest beauty products on the market. She is unbiased to beauty brands therefore gives a real insight into what products really do work, if you feel like I do sometimes walking into the high street and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of products and are unsure what would suit your skin this is the account to follow to get a bit more of an insight into what brands to go for!

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Emma Furey – Follow her @emfurey for all things fitness!

Fitness fanatic Emma Furey is a London based personal trainer who studied dance at University, her instagram is filled with inspiring shots, including enviable holiday snaps and great gym workouts alongside healthy eating ideas to make sure and keep up her energy after training 4/5 times a week she needs a good balanced diet. Her top tip is to make sure and mix up your workouts and keep a good balance between different styles of exercises! So if you are wanting some daily motivation to get yourself up and moving follow her!

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Lauren Curtis – Follow her @lozcurtis for make up looks and beauty tips!

Lauren is an Australian beauty blogger who has the #1 beauty channel on YouTube, if you love inspiring make up looks Lauren will take you through step by step how she achieved certain looks, her cosmetic favourites, her morning and night routines to achieve glowing perfect skin and also gives her followers an insight into her regularly life routine.

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Rosanna Davison – Follow her @rosanna_davison for healthy recipes!

This absolute beauty was a former Miss World and loves to promote a healthy and fit lifestyle. Rosanna includes posts on fitness, beauty and loves to post new and exciting healthy recipes from her own book. Over the years she has created her own brand ‘Rosanna Davision nutrition’ and she gives us an insight into her personal life.

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Niomi Smart – Follow her @niomismart for all round lifestyle advice!

Niomi is a much loved Lifestyle blogger based in London having a staggering 1.6million followers on Instagram. This YouTube sensation posts mostly on her healthy lifestyle focusing on fitness she is currently training for the London Marathon, cooking she is on a plant based diet so she does regular youtube videos on what she eats in a day and includes lots of different recipes. She also has a passion for all things beauty; she promotes natural products and gives her followers an insight into what products she loves and uses on a daily basis.

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Willow & Thread Follow @willowandthread for all things fashion!

For a Fashion fix look no further than our very own Fashion Boutique, the Sister boutique of Ivory and Pearl. At Willow & Thread, which is located on the 1st Floor of the Georgian House in Comber we use Instagram as a great way to show our followers the latest Collections that have arrived into the boutique, with lots of different styles and looks from occasion wear to more casual wear we do have something for everyone; we also stock Olivia Burton watches, MSC pom pom hats and lots of jewellery! Follow us & come along on our Fashion Journey!

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Ivory & Pearl Follow @ivoryandpearl for all things bridal!

Look no further than our very own beautiful Ivory and Pearls Instagram if you are bride looking for a stunning gown we will certainly help you tie the knot in style. Our range of designers have been handpicked and carefully sourced from all around the world. Each of our wedding dresses have been chosen based on their approach to simple elegance, romantic detail, vintage touches! There are also lots of posts on wedding planning tips, tricks and ideas to give brides some wedding inspiration when planning their big day!

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Lots of love,

Kathryn
Xoxo

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A sneak peak at Ivory & Pearl

Jonathan Ryder Photography came down last month during our Claire Pettibone Designer Weekend to photograph Ivory & Pearl. And boy do I love the images, it’s so nice to have them, so nice to remember how Ivory & Pearl looks right now, especially as we’re having a little refurb this summer (more details to follow!) I just love where we’re based, I love this Georgian House and would happily live here.. just look at those windows, how could you not!! Everyone always comments on the decor, but to be honest I did hardly anything to it, the walls were already that colour, the chandeliers were already here, even the units!! Chris and I went out one day to find a premises – I said that I wondered whether the gift shop was still open in The Georgian House – we went – it had just closed it’s doors a month before and the rooms were available. So Chris and I asked to rent it, got accepted and stopped looking. Some things are just meant to be. And this was just meant to be. 

Love Kate
xxx

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A Gorgeous Claire Pettibone Bride

I hope you’re all having a lovely relaxing Sunday!! We have had a great Sunday, Daisy slept from midnight through to 8am, up for 20mins and down again until 11am… which was just what I needed!! We then walked through St. George’s Market, bought a few prints from Mark Graham Fine Art and Daisy’s first Christmas decoration from Gail Gilmore Ceramics… then we ventured on into Belfast, bought socks, bottles and all those really exciting things!! Then off for dinner with my family to Scalini’s, my dad is in Russia at the moment and returns tomorrow, which I can’t wait for! Home to X Factor Results.. yes, I admit it, I follow it!! And now I thought I’d treat you all to a blog of Niamh’s wedding.. she was a real treat to have in the boutique! Every time she came in, I asked where she’d bought her outfit as she was dressed amazingly! Niamh looked just amazing in this gown, the first time she tried it on we all just fell in love with it, and the second time she visited, she tried on lots (just to make sure).. looked amazing in them all and then popped on Viola again and we all just knew it was the one!

Enjoy!

Love Kate
xxx

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Photography by 4EVER PHOTOS
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