City North Hotel Wedding Fair

On Sunday last 20th Novemeber, we attended the City North Hotel wedding fair. We had attended a Women in Business Networking event during Autumn and were so impressed by the high quality service, exceptional staff and beautiful decor that we immediately enquired on the possibility of attending the hotel’s next wedding show.

To our delight we were welcomed with open arms by the very accommodating wedding team. We love attending wedding fairs, well we must do as we attend over 20 per year! At shows, we enjoy meeting couples and delight especially in informing brides of the second to none prices on our wedding dresses!  Another aspect of the shows we enjoy is getting to know new suppliers and also reuniting with familiar wedding suppliers!

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At City North, amongst all the couples, we met Sarah from Custom Cakes who creates ANY wedding cake to satisfy the traditional and more experimental tastes, Linda from Lovin Letters and Flowers Now whose expertise and knowledge could only add spectacularly to any wedding day!

Also we met again the most talented, friendly wedding singer. Ladies, if you need a singer for your wedding, you really need to check out the award winning Annie Powderly.

Catherine is a warm welcoming amazing wedding and events manager – a true credit to City North and we are organising some exciting projects early next year so watch this space!

We also had the pleasure of meeting with Paul from Paul Connor Photography, with whom we had a last minute photo shoot outside the hotel! This is what we love so dearly about the wedding shows, anything can happen or be created, including the spectacular shot above.

The poor model was frozen in the minus temperatures, but everyone’s hard work ensured this magical photograph was captured in less than 30 minutes!

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Mori Lee 5270 Back

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Mori Lee 5270 Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cover photo features one of our discounted Morilee by Madeline Gardner wedding dresses. The sheer beaded button up back with soft ruching throughout creates a breathtaking silhouette. From the front, the gown features a sweetheart neckline with beaded straps.The dress is available in size 8-10 & a size 12. Original price of this gown is €1,700, we are selling the dresses at under half price!

 

Real Bride Christina’s Themed Wedding – With a Difference!

Are you considering a themed wedding? Has it even crossed your mind or are you happy to go with traditional flowers, cake, shoes etc The themed weddings of Pinterest look like they cost a small mortgage, so it was never to the forefront of our minds at the boutique, until Christina popped through our door last year.

Her dream dress was a contemporary styled gown, yet her theme was anything but! Gradually since, we have noted that brides are daring to be different and we love it.

When Christina informed us of her Freddy Vs Jason theme as we laced up her corset, we weren’t sure if she was pulling our leg or not, but when she found her dream dress in the form of ruched chiffon complimented by diamante appliques throughout. only then did she divulge her full theme ideas. We were in awe, it is hard to envision having a simultaneously scary romantic wedding, yet the pictures prove Christina and her hubby pulled it off in style!

Although this themed wedding was filled with frights galore, it is in no way tacky or cheap, it oozes fun and individuality, a refreshing break from the norm!

What would your themed wedding be, should you dare?

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Uncle Tommy Doesn't Look So Friendly!

Uncle Tommy Doesn’t Look So Friendly!

Romantic Setting, Scary Mask!

Romantic Setting, Scary Mask!

Christina & Anthony

Christina & Anthony

Now That's a Cake!

Now That’s a Cake!

The Happy Couple - Love the Vibrant Red Colours & Converse!

The Happy Couple – Love the Vibrant Red Colours & Converse!

Beautiful Christina in her Alexia Gown

Beautiful Christina in her Alexia Gown

Equality Wedding Show

Come join us for what promises to be a fun filled informative day for all wedding couples!

The Equality Wedding Show is about just that, equality, for all couples be you gay, straight, trans etc etc!

It is crazy that Ireland is only recognising and allowing the same rights to gay couples in the last few years… If we think about that too much we get mad so… onwards and upwards!

We are so thrilled to be part of this equality show again, last year we had so much fun meeting all the brides! We organised the fashion show with our models, met some very groovy dancers and some showgirls!

Here’s some pics of last year’s show –

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We loved that some couples found their dresses together and how others were trying to decide who should wear the veil – there’s NO RULES we always say!

We will be one of 50 of Irelands top wedding suppliers showcasing our services for you. The event will have every supplier from the most unique, exclusive & chic Wedding Venues, Photographers, Bridal & Groom, Bands, Jewellers & everything in between.

Entertainment & MC on the day by one of Ireland’s favourite drag queens!

The organisers are also running a pretty cool competition;

Tickets are FREE. When you book your ticket your name will go into a hat at the event & the winner gets a €500 voucher for any supplier they choose on the day!!

Now if that’s not an incentive to book your tickets I don’t know what is!

Book Here – http://bit.ly/2ax8Swr

Visit Equality Weddings Page Here – http://bit.ly/2aT3e7n

 

 

Wedding Dress Shape

A Guide to What Suits Your Shape – the 6 Dress Silhouettes Defined

Your wedding day is the one day where you are the star of your own show, where all eyes are on you! It is the one unique event in your life which is filled with monumental significance – a day where you wish to look and feel more beautiful than ever.

You will instantly know when you find ‘The One’ for you – as soon as you try it on you will feel elegant, beautiful and special all at once!

But don’t take anyone else’s word for it, we at Timeless Bridalwear will assist you through the process of finding your dream dress for less.With us you will discover that experience and feeling of wonderment and excitement for yourself.

At Timeless Bridalwear we will do our very best to assist you finding ‘The One’, however you will find it helpful if you are aware of your shape and know what styles enhance and flatter your body shape. The trick is to draw attention to the most flattering areas and minimise attention where it’s not wanted!

Finding your dream dress can, be a pressurised experience, so before embarking on your hunt for your dream dress, it does pay to have done a little bit of research into what kind of bridal vision you anticipate. This will ensure your experience can be transformed into an exciting, pleasurable and fun time.

Fundamentally  there are 6 types of wedding gown style silhouettes :

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Empire Silhouette

The Empire Line Gown

Empire style is defined by the raised waistline which sits just below the bust from which the rest of the dress flows down to the hem. Skimming over the hips and tummy area, this silhouette is  perfect for pear-shaped brides. While the empire dress fits well on most body types, it is especially suited for brides with a smaller bust since it draws attention to the neckline and creates definition. Added accents and fabric embellishments, such as capped sleeves or delicate bead work, will help to draw attention to your chest and neckline, and therefore create the illusion of a fuller bust. In contrast, this cut can also work to conceal a large bust by controlling and minimizing the size of the bust due to the traditionally square neckline of the empire dress. The design of the empire dress is perfect for covering other unwanted body features such as a long torso, short legs, or a pear shaped figure. Since the dress flows from the bust line, it can easily leave these areas undefined. Note that the silhouette of the empire gown suits pregnant brides since the fluidity of the dress can accommodate a growing belly.

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A-line Silhouette

The A-Line Gown 

This style is fitted at the bodice and flows out to the ground with an unbroken line (resembling the outline of an ‘A’!) Due to its classic and simple style, the A-line dress is appropriate for any occasion, from a quiet backyard gathering, to a traditional church ceremony.  A great shape for all figures, in particular those with a larger bust. The full skirt of the A-line can also hide a larger lower body, or create the illusion of curves on a narrow frame. Since the A-line dress is so versatile, simple modifications to the neckline, waistline, or fabric can accentuate your best features and hide those your not so fond of!

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Ballgown Silhouette

 

The Ballgown 

The ball gown style has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. While this style can accommodate most body types, the ball gown is ideal for slender or pear-shaped figures as the full skirt helps to accentuate the waist and hide the lower body. If you have a large bust, this style will help to create the hourglass look since it emphasizes the waistline due to the fitted bodice and natural or dropped waist.

A point to consider : The volume of the ball gown can create false and unwanted illusions. Be careful if you are on the shorter side since you may not have the height to balance the size of the skirt.

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Trumpet Silhouette

The Trumpet – The skirt on this wedding gown style flares out just below the hips, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) without extra volume and bulk. It is often confused with the mermaid style as they are quite similar only is not quite as fitted as the mermaid silhouette.

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Sheath Silhouette

The Sheath Gown

This style fits very closely to the contours of the body from head-to-toe (also known as column style) Similar to the mermaid style, the sheath dress is best worn by lean figures, both short and tall. The elongating nature of this design will help petite brides appear taller. However, the column dress does not allow much room for hiding problem areas, such as a larger lower body. It can conceal minor flaws if you opt for a constructed style that will stay in place, but the slip style will be unforgiving. Also, boxy figures that do not have natural curves may consider accenting the waistline with a separate bodice or sash to create the illusion of a defined waist.

Mermaid Silhouette

Mermaid Silhouette

The Mermaid 

The mermaid silhouette contours to the body from the chest to the knee (or lower), then flares out to the hem. More fitted than the trumpet,  this is a very sexy look that highlights every curve so you must be confident and comfortable in your skin to pull off this look. The mermaid cut is not for everyone. This daring design is best worn by slender figures, both short and tall and it is not particularly well suited for those brides with fuller figures. However, if you are on the voluptuous side and want to accentuate your curves, this is the perfect dress for you. The most important thing to keep in mind when considering a Mermaid style dress is whether or not you will feel comfortable wearing it on your big day. You may have a flawless figure perfect for this type of dress, but if you do not feel confident in it, it is not worth choosing.  

 

We feel overall, the most important thing is to not limit your preference. We will encourage you to try different wedding dress styles to see which suits your unique shape the best.

Regardless of your choice of wedding dress, on the day you will look stunning because if feeling confident your happiness will always radiate through!

You can browse a snippet of our current discount designer gowns here

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