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  • The Goddess Room - Vintage at the Cutting Edge of Fashion

    Monday 23 January 2022 - Fashion - Tags: vintage, fashion, the-goddess-room, wedding-dresses

    the goddess room bridal
    Photos Lucy Nuzum

    By Karen Birney

    As you have probably gathered already, we are HUGE fans of all that is true vintage and are known to pine over the intricate embroidery, lavish laces, striking structures and the delicate beading of often one-off, hand-made, pre-70s pieces. We are also aware that the words 'vintage' and 'couture' are a tad overused when it comes to bridal fashion and style (two very different concepts.) Except, unmistakably, when it comes to The Goddess Room.

    "The aim of the Goddess Room," says owner Marie Therese Duggan, "is to seek out stylish, classic, one-off vintage wedding gowns for the contemporary bride at a reasonable price. The quality of the fabrics, usually silks satins and laces are exquisite and of far superior quality than those available to most brides today...I love the workmanship and craft displayed in each and every gown."

    If the thoughts of 20s Chanel is a little intimidating to some fair weathered fashionistas, remember that vintage couture is not just for the ultra-fashionable. “Any bride can find a dress to suit them,” says Marie. “Vintage clothing is a winner for all body shapes because the clothes were made to flatter the female form, it was the first and most essential job a garment had to do.”

    If you fall in love with a gown that doesn’t hug you in all the right places however, don’t fret, Marie offers a couture service and designs to your personal specifications.

    Prices for gowns at The Goddess Room range from €350 to €3,500.

    The Goddess Room's latest video Vintage at the Cutting Edge of Fashion showcases their latest evening, bridal and day wear. Check it out below.


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  • Twilight Wedding Dress Replica Out Now!

    Thursday 24 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: wedding-dress, lace, alfred-angelo, fashion, celebrity

    Belleza Bridal announced yesterday that it will be an exclusive stockists of the Alfred Angelo replica of the dress worn by Bella when she marries love interest Edward in this year's Twilight: Breaking Dawn. The original, designed by Carolina Hererra was designed to "reflect the personality and style of the bride." Herrera told, "Bella's dress is romantic and filled with a timeless sophistication, very similar to the character. In a way, this dress served as a symbol of the character's coming of age and introduction into womanhood."

    twilight wedding dress

    The Alfred Angelo replica is made from satin sheath and lace applique, and the full-length sleeves, v-neck and classic silhouette create a timeless style while the cut-out illusion back and button detail adds a little sensuality to the gown.

    To make an appointment to try on the dress, click here.

    {Twilight Wedding Inspiration}

    twilight wedding bella
    Clockwise from top left: Christina Brosnan | Braedon Photography | We are the Mastersons Make-up by Glamour by Dawn, | DecoModWalls at | Photo by We are the Mastersons, bouquet by The French Touch | Hair image via

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  • The English Department by Elizabeth Dye 2012

    Friday 11 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: fashion, elizabeth-dye, etsy, wedding-dresses, wedding-dress-trends-2012, designer, gowns

    The English Department is a boutique based in Oregon which showcases the oh-so-sweet creations of acclaimed designer and owner Elizabeth Dye (it also houses dresses and accessories from Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller and Twigs & Honey to name but a few). However you don't have to fly across the waters to get your hands on one of Elizabeth's gowns, as she is housed in the homemade-lovers dream website

    Where is The English Department available from?

    The English Department is available fromEtsy,com/shop/Englishdept

    What is the price range of Elizabeth Dye at The English Department?

    Dresses range from $900-$2000

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Oyster & Pearls Short, $1,350 | Right: Ghost, $1,000

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Circa, $1,650 | Right: Tempest, $1,500

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Emily, $1,550 | Right: Honeychurch, $1,200

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Giselle, $900 | Right: Beatrix, $1,250

    elizabeth dye bridal

    Left: Tea/Blush, $2,400 | Right: Alabaster $1,250

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Miss Bianca, $1,800 | Right: Oyster & Pearls Long, $1,650

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  • Blue Wedding Shoes

    Tuesday 8 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: fashion, shoes, blue

    Blue wedding shoes are a sassy way of adding some colour to your wedding attire, and are a perfect way to include your 'something blue'. Check out some of our favourite blue shoes from The Brown Thomas Shoe Rooms, Schuh and Topshop. Would you wear blue shoes on your wedding day? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

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  • Covering up with Cardigans

    Wednesday 2 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: cardigan, winter, autumn, cover-up, style, fashion, brides-in-cardigans

    Cardigans are a pretty way of keeping out the cold during the autumn/winter months. Try a bold colour to make a fun and feminine statement on your big day, matching the colour to your bouquet and his buttonhole. By Karen Birney

    bride bright cardigan
    Clockwise from top left: Photo by Adrienne Gunde via | Photo by Rebecca Hansen via | Photo by Christina Brosnan, Brosnan Photographic | Photo by Anne Hamilton

    Wearing a short, waist-legth cardigan over the shoulders is very 50s, and very lady-like (coowee!). To go the full hog wear a diamond or pearl clasp to hold the collar together. If you're going for a colourful cardie however, keep the detail to a minimum, you don't want the cardigan to overshadow your dress! Some pearl buttons would give it a glamorous edge but keep it simple!

    bride in cardigan
    Left: Photo by Braedon Photography | Right: Photo via FortheLoveofSkinny

    If you are wearing a sheath dress, your cardigan can be a little longer, but your best option is to keep it to the waist if you are wearing a traditional dress. If your dress is a-line you could get away with ballerina-style wrap around (see above).

    Get the look -Brides in Cardigans

    cream cardigans
    Top row, l-r: Topshop �38 | Savida at Dunnes | AWear €26.25 | Bottom row, l-r Topshop �42 | Topshop �46

    bright cardigans autumn/winter 2011
    Green Cardigan, AWear €16.50 | Yellow Cardigan, Penneys €14 | Purple Cardigan, Dunnes | Pink Cardigan, Topshop €20 | Blue Cardigan, People Tree �125

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  • Mismatching Bridesmaids: How to

    Friday 28 October 2021 - Fashion - Tags: bridemaids, fashion, dress, blue, red, wine, green

    mismatching bridesmaids
    Clockwise from top left: Erin Heart Court Photography | Elizabeth Anne Designs | Todd Pellowe via | Jose Villa

    By Karen Birney

    We love any wedding where you can see and feel the personality of individuals shine through. And that doesn't just go for the bride and groom! Sometimes dressing your bridesmaids feels like more hassle than it's worth; if they don't like the colour of the dress, they don't like the style, or if in fact you just can't get them to even look at one to choose! That's why mismatching bridesmaids is such a welcome trend in the wedding world -anything that hacks off a little bit of stress is, in our opinion, a good thing.

    Now, you may get a bit panicky about letting your bridesmaids loose and them turning up in a purple PVC bustier and skirt (if that's not the look you're going for of course) but the trick is too give them a bit of guidance, whether that be through pictures, swatches, or by leaving recordings of your voice saying 'below the knee, below the knee' over and over under their pillow (maybe don't try that last one).

    Decide on whether you want to go: casual, semi-casual, or dressy. Pick a colour scheme: nudes, pastels, or strong vibrant colours, browns and creams, navies and yellows. See below for a few of our ideas.

    Get the Look

    casual bridesmaids
    1, €78.27 2, €26.09 3, €84.79

    bridesmaid dresses high street
    1 Oasis, €75 2 Oasis €81 3 Coast, €250 4 Coast, €235

    dressy bridesmaids
    1 Coast, €230 2 Coast, €188 3 Coast, €175 4 Jim Hjelm available from Marie McElheron Designs (Please check for availabilty)

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  • Jesus Peiro 2012

    Wednesday 27 July 2022 - Fashion - Tags: bridal, fashion, gowns, dresses, designer, jesus, peiro

    jesus peiro 2012

    "A collection inspired by a journey from East to West, both worlds influencing the
    play on styles and details and enhancing the femininity and delicacy of the

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    Find Jesus Peiro at:

    White Orchid, Co. Dublin

    The White Room, Westmeath

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