A simple design with glistening detail created this heavenly one off design for our bridal muse Jillian. Like a lot of our brides Jillian had an idea of what she wanted for her wedding dress. Bringing a dress to life for our brides is why I do what I do - it’s also lots of fun.
What is your best memory of your wedding day?
The moment that stands out for me is greeting all our guests after our wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were able to walk across the courtyard in Tulfarris to the front of the Manor House. We greeted all our family and friends outside there, looking across the lake in the distance. We were both so happy at that moment, as we had just married each other minutes beforehand and it was lovely to take the time to speak to everyone as they entered the Manor House for our wedding reception.
What is your advice to a bride to be?
I think every bride knows that the day goes so quickly, so you really need to savour every moment and cast it all into your memory. Don’t stress about the little things – no one will notice anyway. Just relax and enjoy the day.
What was your biggest worry about getting your dress made?
I didn’t really have any worries about getting my dress made. I knew in my head what I wanted – a champagne or gold coloured dress, with a simple design. I didn’t want anything fussy. I looked in one or two shops and saw nothing, so then I started to look online and there still was very little available. So, I knew very early on that I was going to have to get my dress made. My only concern was to find the right designer. After searching online, I narrowed it down to 2 designers that I liked and as soon as I contacted Sarah, I knew really that she was the right person. I liked her immediately, especially her easy relaxed manner.
What part of the process of having your dress made was most fun for you?
I loved seeing the progress from one appointment to the next, especially as the dress was nearing completion. I loved that my bridesmaid took photos at each fitting, so I could really see the dress developing. And it was also great to be able to change little things about the design as we were going along.
Just look how this fabric catches the light - love it. Thank you Jillian for taking time out to share your thoughts and wedding day with us.
Check out Jillian’s dream team
Hair & Make-Up:Bankz Hair & Beauty, Portlaoise
Venue:Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Blessington Lakes
Cake:Creative Cakes, Blanchardstown
Bands:Bentley Boys; Craddog
Car Hire:AT&T Chauffeurs
Flowers:Floral Essence, Portlaoise