Thursday, 22 June 2017

Real Bride - Michelle WOW's in a glamourous vintage gown!

Real bride Michelle, looked breathtakingly beautiful in her Dirty Fabulous vintage gown. Her gorgeous hair and make-up oozed old Hollywood glamour, which perfectly suited her romantic dress.
Michelle chose one of our sheer tulle veils and bespoke feather headpiece to complete her look.
Dolinny Photography  captured all the exquisite details on the day.

Congratulations to Michelle and her new hubby!


Monday, 12 June 2017

1920's Style Rhinestone and Feather Headpieces - Perfect For Gatsby Brides!


New to our bridal headpiece collection are these wonderfully glamourous bands that any flapper would've been thrilled to have worn in the 20's!
What's more, these jazz age style sparkles are super affordable. Prices range from €25 to €65.
Hotsy Totsy Sugah!!!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

We just had our perfect girls night away!

The week before last Caroline and I, and our super friend Breffni headed away for a girls night. We were only gone for 24 hours, but managed to cram a heck of a lot in!
It combined all of our favourite things: Antiques, vintage, great food, sublime drinks, stunning settings and quality girl time!

First stop, after a quick train journey from Dublin, was The Store Yard in Portlaoise. 
Our jaws literally hit the floor when we walked in. It really was our dream destination. 30,000 square foot of glorious vintage goodies, antiques, architectural salvage and curios. The staff were unbelievably friendly. Caroline and I could have quite happily moved in!
We spent a number of hours here and believe me, you'll need it, just to have a good look around, it really is vast.
We refuelled with a delicious lunch in Tynan's restaurant, housed within Store Yard. Their coffee cake was mind-blowing!
Then we picked up some beautiful vintage pieces for ourselves from the lovely Zoe at Love & Co Vintage. We were so busy oogling her collection that we forgot to take any pictures of her space within Store Yard.

Caroline was so overwhelmed by how fabulous The Store Yard was that she hadn't to have a little quiet time!

Love & Co Vintage was filled with fabulous vintage clothing and accessories
Image via Facebook 

After the spectacle of The Store Yard we made our way to Roundwood House in Co. Laoise, a mere 20 minutes away. 
The weather was glorious, so we sipped prosecco on the lawn in our vintage finery before enjoying a scrumptious meal. 
Owners, Hannah and Paddy are wonderful hosts who gave us such a warm welcome.
If you want a laid back break it doesn't get more relaxing than this! I was surprised to hear that they even host hen parties as many big country houses don't do this.
It's a super spot for chilling with your besties over fine food and a bottle of wine. The total antithesis of the pub crawl and hen party paraphernalia. If I was a bride-to-be again I know which I'd prefer!!!
Image via Roundwood House

After an early night, brought on by food sleeps, we woke to the wondrous birdsong coming from our open sash windows. Unfortunately it was also lashing rain, but in our chilled state we didn't mind!
We checked out and headed on to our next destination:

The Green Barn in Athy. 
This stunning restaurant is on the grounds of Burtown House and Gardens. If someone got into my brain and recreated all the things I love about dining and interiors they would've come up with something very similar to The Green Barn!
The high ceilings, expansive glass looking out onto the beautiful terrace, chic painted furniture and the odd piece of taxidermy... I could happily have stayed there all day!
The food is produced primarily with the organic produce from the kitchen garden on the grounds. I adored everything about this place and I hope to be back very soon.
Caroline took lots of pictures for posting but unfortunately after a phone blip they were deleted!
The images below are by the super talented owner, photographer, James Fennell, who also gave us a super welcome!

We spent a fabulous 24 hours, visiting three places I'd never been to before. Utter perfection!!! 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

In Love Photography in Dirty Fabulous!

The lovely Wim, from In Love Photography called in to see us recently to take photos of our bridal boutique and to find out more about Dirty Fabulous.
Wim did a great feature on us on his blog, which is super. 
Our paths had crossed several times before this. In Love Photography have shot our wedding dresses in inspirational and real bride shoots.
Wim is currently in France on another photoshoot  in which the model will be wearing one of our 1940's wedding gowns. We can't wait to see the results!
Until then have a look at the first time a Dirty Fabulous dress appeared with In Love Photography

Monday, 22 May 2017

Real Bride Sarah - Tea Length in Tulle!

How adorable does Dirty Fabulous bride, Sarah and her new hubby look!
Sarah chose one of our 1950's style, tulle and lace, tea length wedding dresses for her special day. For the finishing touch she added a large bespoke rhinestone comb and birdcage veil from Dirty Fabulous.
Total vintage glam!
Congrats to Sarah and her new hubby.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Taking our colour inspiration from Summer Flowers!

Is there anything more pretty than summer flowers?
We've taken our inspiration form some gorgeous bouquet images to showcase the array of fabulous colours currently in stock.
These tones are absolute perfection for summer events like weddings, parties and debs!

Painting by John Wainright

Kazumasa Ogawa's series entitled: Some Japanese Flowers, 1896