New Wedding Boutique Collection
Wedding Boutique unveils a new collection of Canadian-made Paloma Blanca gowns, the perfect addition to its hand-picked, luxurious collection of today’s most popular and dynamic bridal designers. Located on the outskirts of Oranmore, Co. Galway, Wedding Boutique prides itself on pampering its brides and giving them undivided attention.
The store is owned by Natalie Duffy, a former fashion model and designer who followed her long-term dream of opening her own wedding studio. With its historical roots as a small business and stellar reputation for luxury, Paloma Blanca was a natural choice to extend the collection at Wedding Boutique. The family-owned company is famed for its Canadian-made, timeless and romantic designs with a dramatic off-the-runway flare that gives it a fashion-forward edge.
“Every dress is special and unique,” explains Natalie, “from French Alençon lace and Paloma Blanca satin strapless sweetheart dresses to silk Dupioni ball gowns with bateau necklines and cathedral trains, each style in the collection will wow.”
Paloma Blanca Wedding Gowsn
Along with the new Paloma Blanca gowns, Wedding Boutique stocks an array of luxury labels such as Modeca, Kenneth Winston; Diane Harbridge and Papilio. The boutique has stocked designer Modeca since its opening and has since added Modeca’s second label, Papillon by Modeca, to its line alongside the Paloma Blanca designs.
Aside from its high-end collection of designers, Wedding Boutique is well-known for its second-to-none service. Operating on an appointment-only basis, brides are taken care of personally by Natalie and just one other team member, benefitting from expert styling advice and one-on-one care. Each bride enjoys exclusive use of a beautiful, private dressing room and a bespoke experience like no other.
Natalie’s philosophy is very simple. Aware that brides and their families are coming to her store to make one of the biggest style decisions of their lives, Natalie sees it as her personal mission to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Her background in fashion modelling and design puts her in the perfect position to help brides work out what they really want. While many women might walk into the boutique with their heart set on one style, Natalie finds that often they might try something completely different that unexpectedly “wows” them.
“When brides come to us and see our collection, they have second thoughts abut their original idea. Many dresses that look perfect in magazines or on Pinterest may not suit some brides. With our years of experience, we help brides choose the dream dress for them. My advice to brides is always to have an open mind, bring only two or three trusted people to their first appointment and, of course, to follow their hearts.”
Natalie also derives great joy from dressing the entire wedding party, stocking the Mark Lesley bridesmaids collection and a comprehensive range of accessories, detailed veils, belts and headpieces.
“It gives us great pleasure to see pictures of our brides on their wedding day with their feedback to us,” says Natalie, “it’s like we are sharing their wedding day with them.”