I think most women dream about that moment they get to try on wedding dresses. Picking out your gown is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. I had my moment back in 2009 and it was lovely. However, if I had the chance to do it again I would head straight to White of Dublin. This boutique located in downtown Dublin is to die for. From the hardwood floors, the chandiler, the stunning dresses, they even serve champagne while you try on. For someone like me, it’s a little slice of heaven.
When Ashley and I were browsing the gowns, I was dying to ask Diane if I could try on a gown but I felt it would be unprofessional to ask. But then the BEST thing EVER happened….she asked if me I wanted to try on an Ian Stewart gown! Then they kept on coming. I really felt like I had died and gone to my own little White of Dublin heaven.
I wasn’t so sure about this Ian Stuart dress on the hanger but I’m telling you, once I put it on, it was to die for. There was no comparing the fit and feel of his gowns to any wedding gown I have ever tried on. Flower Bomb by Ian Stuart $7,000
Bettina by Junko Yoshioka
Leonor by Two by Rosa Clara $3,200. This was such a fun and flirty gown.
Okay, this was from my cellphone but I couldn’t help it, I loved this shot. Chiara by Ines DiSanto $6,400. I wanted to take this dress home!
Diane was kind enough to do a little Q&A with me for the post, enjoy!
Q: How did you and your partner get started in the bridal business?
A: Heather and myself dreamed of our bridal boutique from the very first day we met 7 years ago. Since many brides from the Columbus area were traveling out of town seeking couture wedding gowns in a boutique setting, we decided to bring this luxury to Columbus. Our goal was to offer an intimate and comfortable experience to each bride while surrounded by elegance. We genuinely care about each bride and want each appointment to be magical.
Q. What sets White of Dublin apart from other wedding boutiques?
A: White of Dublin is unique in our level of customer service and intimate experience. Both Heather and I are accessible to their brides by personal cellphone. We are committed to ensuring each bride feels amazing on her wedding day.
Q: What designers do you carry at your boutique?
A: Bridal Designers: Ian Stuart, Sassi Holford, Angel Rivera, Rosa Clara and Two by Rosa Clara, Junko Yoshioka and Ines Di Santo.
Bridesmaids/Mothers: Noir by Lazaro, Ian Stuart, Collection 20 by Watters, and Wtoo by Watters.
Flower Girl: Us Angels.
Q: How far advance should a bride come in?
A: We recommend purchasing your gown at least 8 months before your wedding to ensure your gown arrives two months before your special day. This will allow time for final alterations to be completed before your wedding.
Q: What are the trends for this fall?
A: For fall weddings, we are seeing many brides looking to make their weddings unique by adding pops of color- sometimes with a sash, jewelry, flowers or even shoes! Also, a fashion forward trend is a peplum, which is a short flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of a bride’s gown.
Q: If you were getting married today, which dress would you each select in your boutique?
A: Heather-Beatrice by Sassi Holford.
Diane- Chloe by Sassi Holford with a Swarovski embellished sash.
Q: Any upcoming truck shows or events?
A: In the coming months, we have an Anne Barge trunk show scheduled as well as Sassi Holford and Angel Rivera trunk shows. Coming up in the early months of 2013, we have an Ian Stuart trunk show. We are very lucky to announce that we will be offering the White Wishes contest with Angel Rivera. One lucky bride will win her very own wedding gown by Angel Rivera! More details to follow…
Q: What is the price range for gowns at White of Dublin?
A: Aside from sample sales, wedding gowns at White of Dublin start at around $2,000
Q: What seems to be the most popular style gown that you’ve seen this year or that brides have requested?
A: We have found that many brides are requesting wedding gowns that have a sweetheart neckline and are a fit to flare silhouette. However, each bride is unique and we see many different styles being purchased.
Thank you so much to my lovely and talented friend Ashley Henry for coming with me and taking photos. Henry Photography