Wedding Dresses

Alan Hannah Millie Wedding Dress

Alan Hannah

All Alan Hannah wedding dresses are proudly made in the UK and designed by Marguerite Hannah. The majority of the dresses in our collection are from the beautifully romantic Watercolours campaign.

Prices range from £1625 to £2900

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cymbeline wedding dress

Cymbeline

Cymbeline Paris has over three decades’ experience in creating fashionable wedding dresses. Each dress and every dress oozes with Parisian chic.

Prices range from £1600 to £2965

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MiaMia

The MiaMia collection is designed by Marguerite Hannah in London. There are touches of luxurious lace and beading but the ethos is pure and clean, creating the ultimate silhouette.

Prices range from £1235 to £1547

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so sassy wedding dress

So Sassi

The esprit label from Sassi Holford targeting stylish, fashion forward brides. Beautiful Wedding Gowns handmade in England.

Prices range from £1875 to £2205

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Watters Wedding Dress

Watters Bridal

Our newest collection to arrive at The Ivory Chapter!

Watters bridal is a beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary. At Watters, luxurious fabrics, exquisite details, and flattering, feminine silhouettes are essential. We only do gorgeous.

Prices range £2183 to £3600

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Marylise Bridal

Marylise

Marylise is a Belgian Family Business, celebrating 90 years in bridal fashion. Their dresses are soft and unstructured- perfect for the Boho bride.

Prices range £1070 – 1500

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Maids to Measure Bridesmaids

Maids to Measure

Maids to Measure, is a specialist British bridesmaid brand from London. Each dress comes with a choice of skirt shapes, and the variety of dress styles and colours leaves no rock un-turned.

Prices range £225 to £255

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Email: phoebe@theivorychapter.co.uk

 

Choosing your perfect wedding dress

Choosing your wedding dress can come with a mixture excitement and anticipation. For some brides it may be the first time to try on long dress, let alone a white one!

We understand how exciting and daunting it can be to walk into a wedding dress shop, it can be overwhelming to see the sheer amount of different styles, colours and fabrics- where do you start? Fear not, here at The Ivory Chapter we have a carefully selected range of wedding dresses to suit different body shapes and most importantly reflect the different personalities of our brides.

A great place to start is to think about your body shape- what styles do you tend to wear? I am not keen on pigeonholing people into categories for body shapes- such as apple, pear, triangular etc but there is definitely a theory that tends to work with particular body shapes. For example if you have broad shoulders a plunging V usually looks amazing. Hourglass shapes work well accentuating all of those amazing curves by wearing a dress that is structured and well balanced – showing off the waist. Apple shapes can really lengthen the body by wearing an empire line. It’s not an exact science, but there are some principles as a starter. It’s always worth looking at other brides with similar body shapes to see what they wore on their wedding day.

Talking of inspiration, it is worth setting up a Pinterest board for your wedding dress, add to it as and when you see something you love, it’s great for the boutique to see your board to understand which direction you are heading towards- whether it ends up that way or not, it is a great start. Trust me when you’re trying on, you need to be open to styles that you may not have considered. Let us help steer you, we know our collections inside out, so we know what may lack hanger appeal but looks amazing on, or a style that would just work so well for you particular shape and style. During an appointment you may well go ‘off-piste’ but a good consultant will bring you back on track again so don’t worry. Always end you appointment on a high, if there was one dress that stood out for you ask to try it on again at the end so it is fresh in your mind.

Your wedding venue and the time of year of your wedding day will also influence your wedding dress decision, if you are getting married somewhere warm (abroad? you can never count on British weather!) It will be well worth considering wedding dresses that are light and layered and ideally in natural fabrics- take a look at our Cymbeline collection, they would be ideal. If you are getting married in the depths of winter, think about what you may wear with your dress, so that it compliments it rather than looking like an afterthought. We are seeing a lot of butter-soft leather jackets worn with wedding dresses, but a more traditional shrug or fur stole also look amazing- add these to your Pinterest board too.

Next, think about your budget. It’s always worth being open with the boutique about your budget so you make sure you try on wedding dresses within budget.

The next thing is choosing a bridal boutique that reflects your personality- as you’ll spending a lot of time there throughout the weeks running up to your big day. At The Ivory Chapter we always offer one to one appointments so our time and energy is 100% on you; we makes sure each and every bride has the whole boutique to herself- there are plenty of refreshments on tap too!

Have a really good think about who you will choose to be your recruits for you wedding dress shopping experience- yes, you need people who will be honest with you, but remember this is your day… I would suggest not bringing more than 3 otherwise it could all get a bit confused with too many people to satisfy!

And lets not forget, this is the most exciting time of your life, choosing your dress is such fun, so there will be a few giggles along the way too…

If you love what you see within our wedding dress collection, then please do make an appointment, and we will be more than happy to help you find your perfect wedding dress.


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