The White and Gold Bride : Saora

Meet our beautiful bride Saora who celebrated her wedding at the Douglas church, followed by a reception at Inchydoney Island hotel. Saora’s dress was incredible on her from the moment she tried it on. I love that Saora trusted me to order a set of embroidered sleeves for her dress without having tried them on… the overall effect was drop dead showstopper bride! We have asked Saora a couple of questions below about her bridal style, how she knew the dress was the one for her and if she has any advice for our future brides to be.

Wow Saora! You looked beyond beautiful in your Sloane dress. Was it the style you had always imagined you would choose for your wedding day? When did you know it was the dress for you? 

I had an open mind when looking for my wedding dress, the one thing I knew I wanted
was a fitted dress which the Sloane certainly was, it is the most beautifully tailored dress
and I felt amazing in it! I had two thorough visits to the White and Gold with help and guidance from Sorcha, I
tried on several dresses I liked of which I just loved the Sloan the most- it was quite
clear at my second visit that it was the one.

Who did you bring to your bridal appointment? Did they help you decide on your dress?

I brought my mum, sister and my maid of honour to help me decide on my dress, all of
who’s opinions I value so much. We all agreed that we loved the Sloan the most from
the first appointment, the tears said it all!

What would you say was your overall wedding style? What were your inspiration sources for your planning?  

I am not entirely sure, but Simple and classic!

How did you accessorise your dress? Tell us all the jewellery and shoe details!

I kept my accessories super simple as I did not want to take from the custom
embroidered sleeves which were the makings of the dress.
I wore my sisters simple and classic tulle veil, a pair of the most beautiful pearl drop
earrings from W&G and the gold Loeffler Randalls which were the most comfortable
heels of all! I wore them for 2 days straight and cannot wait to rewear them again and

Any underwear tips for our brides to be?

I would encourage any bride to be to invest in a pair of the Spanx high waisted shorts.
These were so flattering and comfortable and made the silhouette of the dress just
perfect. Also, make sure to try on your dress with the right underwear from the
beginning if possible as it is a big help!

Any special moments you treasure from the day?

Oh it is hard to pick one! Literally from the moment I opened my eyes, getting ready with
my mum, sisters and the girls! The morning was a dream it was very relaxed and so
much fun, and most importantly walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Jim for
the first time, we were bursting with joy, excitement and so, so much love!

If you could give brides-to-be one piece of solid advice? 

Enjoy every minute of the day and make sure to take it all in as it goes too fast! Try to
get even ten minutes alone with your husband before the meal to have a moment on
your own.

Who did your hair, make up and photography?

Jacqui Murphy did our hair, Sue Brophy did our makeup and David Casey was our
photographer. They all brought something special to the morning and helped make the wedding
morning the absolute dream it was. It was just so fun and full of laughs and tears and
surprisingly very chilled.

If you had bridesmaids where did you choose their dresses from?

My bridesmaids wore a beautiful navy floor length dress from Folkster, they all looked so gorgeous.

How did you find your experience at The White and Gold? 

It was such an amazing experience one that I will never forget. I will always have such fond memories of finding my wedding dress thanks to the incredible Sorcha. The shop is so beautiful and reflects Sorcha’s impeccable taste, I couldn’t
have asked for more!

Thank you Saora. It was such a pleasure meeting you, your sister and your super stylish mom! I loved your confidence in your style and how your brought your look together so beautifully.  I am so thrilled you chose to be part of our White & Gold gang. Wishing you both so much happiness together

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