New Watters Wedding Dresses arrived at The Ivory Chapter

Watters wedding dress

Wow what a lovely surprise, two new wedding dresses from Watters have just arrived to brighten the snowy day.

Already going down a storm is the beautiful Azriela, those of you that know me and the dresses I buy wouldn’t automatically think of this being an ‘Ivory Chapter’ dress, but my goodness I am in LOVE!


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The dress colours are Latte, Mocha and Ivory and the combination is just exquisite. The dress is such a classic beautiful silhouette but the colour combination team with the illusion neckline means it looks so contemporary and well… different.


The other dress that has arrived is ‘Hymn’ she is so simple and elegant… right up my street! The buttons that sweep all the way down the back of the dress teamed with the open back and super-simple front works an absolute threat. Hymn is so elegant and classy and would look amazing with fabulous statement jewellery.


Watters Wedding Dress

Watters Wedding Dress

So if you love any of these then please do book for an appointment.


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Chapter One Bridal featured at Save the Date Event, Nottingham.

wedding dresses

Well what a massively successful day we all had at Nottingham Conference Centre for Save the Date – Wedding Event With a Difference aka WEWAD…

We met so many brides-to-be, I think it was possibly the busiest I have seen it. The day was jam-packed with inspiration; from make-up trials to catwalk shows- we were over the moon to show off our beautiful dresses on the catwalk- there were a few that really got you talking…


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Ivory Chapter Wedding dresses. Models from Blake Models

Our Chapter One dress Sonnett (exclusively available at The Ivory Chapter) was our biggest hit of the day. With geometric lace and the over-the-top leg of mutton sleeve (not your average wedding dress)  it just looks so ‘new’ and ‘edgy’ it was fab to see so many brides wanting something a little different.

Chapter One Wedding Dress

Sonnet Wedding Dress- model- Blake Models.


It seems that brides were really enjoying the idea of ‘separates’ for their big day. We showed one of faves from Chapter One Bridal; it has a contemporary yet romantic look with a super- relaxed full skirt WITH POCKETS teamed with the prettiest of corsets which is hand-made to perfection.


Wedding Separates

Chapter One Wedding Separates

One thing was for sure from the day, was that you girls are looking for something super-special, fun and that little bit special… and that’s what we do best at The Ivory Chapter!

So if you missed out and want to come and see for yourself, don’t be shy come come and see us at The Ivory Chapter Bridal Boutique based in Melbourne, Derbyshire. You’ll be hugely welcome.


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See you all at Save The Date Wedding Event

Wedding Event

And we’re off again to the best show of the year ‘Wedding Event With A Difference’ aka WEWAD at Nottingham Conference Centre on Sunday 18th February 2018.


So Come along and meet us at the Wedding Event with a Difference; an inspiring, unique wedding event with serious style. Held at The Nottingham Conference Centre on Sunday 18th February, it’s an event not to be missed! Tickets available at


We’ll be sending some seriously cool wedding dresses down the catwalk, they will feature Chapter One, Watters, Cymbeline 


Looking forward to seeing you all there x

Designer Wedding Dress Sale

wedding dress sale

The designer wedding dress sale is going to kick-off on Friday 5th January 2018. We have an amazing selection of designer wedding dresses that are as good as new.

We have dresses in the sale from Alan Hannah, Cymbeline, Mia Mia and So Sassi. The dress are all featured on the wedding dress sale rail page. There are some fabulous bargains to be had.

All of the sale dresses are to be purchased from the rail- take NO notice of the sizes as designer wedding dresses usually fit approx 2 sizes below the label size, so if you are a size 8 you’d likely fit a wedding dress size 12.


Happy shopping!





Woodland Wedding Festival

Watters wedding dress

When the alarm clock went off at 5.30am on Sunday morning I had a mixture of emotions… “why did I agree to this? along with the excitement and anticipation of what the day would bring. So off I went to Yoxall, in Staffordshire with a Mini packed full to the brim.

In the early hours of the morning the amazing Ben from hbaphotography kick started the photoshoot, and as you can see it is rather mesmerising. Rebecca our beautiful model wore our brand new Watters dress called Vendela, and I’m pleased to say a Watters dress stands-up to the elements…and after a full morning of shooting in well, fields and forests you can imagine what the hem of the dress may look like…well times that by 10 and that’s what we got… but after a little ‘rinse’ she looks as good as new! Phew!


Watters wedding dress

As for the day itself, its was brilliant, the tipi from peak tipis was a real eye opener. For those of you that know me, I’m no outdoorsy girl but this tipi was AMAZING, it was so relaxed yet uber-stylish, perhaps that’s thanks to the amazing team of stylists and the flowers, my goodness they were stunning by the hugely creative nadiaditullo.


wedding inspiration

So we left that day a little exhausted and a lot happy… so massive thanks to the amazing team at fieldandforest for being such amazing hosts, you have one truly awesome wedding venue!

wedding venue


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Proud to be a stockist of the best of the best in the bridal industry.

Best in Bridal

A massive well done to some of our amazing designers, that have won 2017 The Bridal Buyer Awards for best in industry.

best in bridal

The super-tanted Marguerite Hannah for her amazing Alan Hannah Collection.

Alan Hannah

And the bridesmaid collection that I fell in love with a year ago, and the most gorgeous owners with the trendiest collection of bridesmaid dresses- Maids to Measure. Whoop Whoop!

maids to measure


and the icing in the cake is that Richard Designs picked up the award for best accessory manufacturer. Their accessories are all lovingly made in england.

Wedding Accessories

Haven’t we chosen well!

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4 weeks until Save the Date Wedding Event with a Difference

save the date

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us!

One week until ‘Field and Forest Weddings‘ wedding event for future brides and grooms to wander the amazing fields and forest for the most whimsical of weddings and we’ll be there to show you some of most delightful wedding dresses. Two of our wedding dress designers- Cymbeline and Watters will be amazing for a ‘fancy-free’ look nothing too formal or structured, just imagine wearing a wedding dress where you can skip around with bare feet and flowers in your hair…

Four weeks until Derby’s most-loved Save the Date wedding event with a difference. It really is bridal eye-candy, you just won’t know where to look – The Round House will be packed with some of the best wedding suppliers around.

And squeezed in between is the Melbourne Art Trail where shops and homes open their doors to local artists for the full weekend. The Ivory capture is going to be transformed for one local artist- Jane Orton who is the creator of the most amazing jewellery. So if you’re in the Melbourne area it will be well-worth a look.


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The Ivory Chapter Featured in Derbyshire Life Magazine

For anyone that’s anyone in Derbyshire you have likely seen our three-page feature in the September issue of Derbyshire Life Magazine. I was thrilled when one of our brides-to-be sent a message saying ‘great article in Derbyshire Life’ Immediately I ran out and picked up a copy, I wasn’t disappointed it looked so good on the lovely glossy paper, I felt a real sense of pride… followed by my daughter saying “mummy you’re in a book” …well not quite but to her I may as well be!

So this particular copy of Derbyshire Life has been carefully passed from friends to family members to read, digest and comment on-I have taken my Father’s comment on board “you could have tried to look a little smarter, ripped jeans, tut”  Thankfully they have all tried their hardest to not crease the pages, this is one to show the grandchildren!

So here it is, for you all to read without the worry of dog-earing the pages!

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Watters 2018 Bridal Collection Winging its way to The Ivory Chapter

Watters Wedding Dress

For any bride who has being doing their ‘wedding dress research’ will have no doubt swooned over a fair few Watters wedding dresses. There is something quite unique about the style of a Watters dress. The way the dresses are designed with figure hugging stretch lining means the dresses also feel amazing on too. They are ‘barely-there’ in terms of structure- you’ll never see a corset or boning on a Watters dress…


Take a look through the collection of Watters wedding dresses (here) that we will be stocking in the autumn and feast your eyes…

If you’d like to try and of them then please get in touch to make an appointment.

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