The Next Few Months...

Summer is coming to an end! My oldest boy (4 years old) had his first day at P1, it was a mixed bag of emotions, how did time pass so quickly? One the plus it means I am one child down until 2.10pm every week day, woohoo!!!!

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Summer in Petticoat Lane HQ has been super busy. Every day has been like a Saturday, lots of beautiful weddings happening daily and recently the arrival of lots of new dresses ????! We were sad to see our beautiful Shannon leave us after 5 years to peruse her career as a barrister (but very proud). We were delighted to welcome Hannah back from maternity leave after 9 months last week and trust all you brides to be will absolutely love working with her as much as we do. I also forgot to mention, my little Alfie arrived on his due date in July, now I'm surrounded by 3 beautiful boys in a life full of wedding dresses, how did that happen?

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Over these next few months keep an eye out on all our social media platforms for the arrival of new collection dresses, there are some real stunners and some gorgeous trends for 2018! ❤️

On Monday 11th September we are travelling to the beautiful Harrogate to attend the Bridal Buyer Awards. This will be the second time at the Awards but the first time to be nominated in any category. This year we are in the final of the Best Bridal Retailer, Ireland. To say we are delighted, privileged, proud, is an understatement. These awards are the best in the business and one we would be so honoured to win, wish us luck ❤️! The fabulous team at Motee Maids have made me a fabulous dress for the event (thank you, thank you, thank you)!!! I just hope I do it justice 8 weeks after giving birth to my latest addition, Alfie ?

I thought I would list a few of our events coming up this Autumn to allow anyone who is interested to get booked in. Please share these with your fellow brides to be ?

Lazaro Trunk Show 23rd September.

Lazaro Trunk Show will see the arrival of some fabulous 2018 dresses arriving in from America for one weekend only. On this weekend brides will be served bubbles and nibbles. Appointments will cost £15 and 10% discount will be deducted off any purchases made at this event ❤️

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Quirky Wedding Fayre Sunday 24th September at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

We will be attending this fabulous fayre for the 6th year running along with fabulous vendors and this year for the first our good friend Draya ❤️ (follow on Instagram One not to be missed if you are looking for something a little different for your big day. Tickets can be purchased at the door only for £7 (first 500 get half priced tickets)! Doors open at 12pm and the fayre finishes at 5pm ❤️

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Eliza Jane Howell Trunk Show 7th October.

The fabulous Andrea will be bringing over the 2018 collections to style all you brides. This collection is very exciting and slightly different from previous years in that it has separate skirts and back pieces that can be added onto the dresses to create different looks, we love the mix and match idea! However, the signature beaded look still remains for 2018. The guys at Eliza Jane Howell are up for Best Bridal Designer at the Bridal Buyer Awards, we want to wish them all the best for being nominated for such a high profile award ❤️

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Charlie Brear Trunk Show 21st October.

Yay we are welcoming Veronique over for this event. We have worked with Charlie for 6 years, and we just love this amazing brand. Veronique is an amazing stylist (along with everything else she does) and is fabulous to have in an appointment to add in styling advice to each individual bride. Appointments are £15 each and 10% discount will be given on the day to anyone who purchase. Bubbles, nibbles and a little pressie will be given on the day to anyone who attends ❤️

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Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th November.

This event is ran annually and is by far the busiest weekend of the year. Appointments cost £15 and brides and their guests will be served bubbles, nibbles and will receive a little pressie on the day. This brand quite possibility has something for everything in its collections from the big princess skirt, to slinky, fishtail, trumpet, column and drop waist! Dresses vary from strapless, long and capped sleeves, beard straps, low backs, mesh backs, detachable skirts and back pieces to name a few! There will be approximately 40 extra dresses arriving in for this weekend so make sure to have your appointments booked well in advance to avail of the 10% discount you will receive on this weekend only, you won't be disappointed ❤️

Enzoani have been nominated for Best Bridal Designer at the Bridal Buyer Awards, we would like to wish them all the best and we can't wait to celebrate with them on the evening ❤️

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Sassi Holford Trunk Show 18th November

Sassi herself (along with hubby Martin) will be attending this event ❤️! We are delighted to welcome this fabulous duo to Northern Ireland and to the boutique for the first time. We have loved working with them over the past year and are delighted how much you guys have loved the 2017 collections. We are super excited to showcase the fabulous 2018 collections which we think (if even possible) are stronger again ????!!! Appointments for this event are £15 with 10% discount given on the day and bubbles and nibbles being served ❤️

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Nicki MacFarlane communion/flower girl afternoon tea at Hillsborough Court House 25th November.

This is a really lovely event not to be missed ????. Treat your daughter or flowergirls to a lovely morning with Nicki and Charlotte McFarlane at Hillsborough CourtHouse. The event will start at 10am and will see a mini afternoon tea and fashion show showcasing the 2018 collections. Your little girls will then get a chance to try on (by appointment only) the collections. Deborah K designs will be in attendance on the day to showcase her 2018 collections and with each purchase made on the day a bracelet with their initial will be given to each little girl. Tickets are £25 which include afternoon tea for 1 adult and 1 child ❤️ - additional tickets can be bought for £10 per person


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It will soon be Christmas ?once we finish all our events. Keep a look at our social media for December and January promotions and events!

Katie x


Hayley Paige


What a week! May is the month for buying new collections with three different weekends away in Barcelona, Birmingham and London to view new collections for 2018. You won't be disappointed with what is coming into store for 2018, lots of crepes, separates, clean cut lines and sleeves is on trend for next season!

 In the middle of our busy May we had a very exciting guest arrive in from New York!! Hayley Paige visited the boutique to help brides find their dream dress, it was such an exciting time for us!!! Hayley was an absolute dream, such a down to earth, lovely girl who loved Northern Ireland and the charm of Hillsborough and our pretty boutique. She also loved meeting all our brides, many of whom went home happy to have found their dream Hayley Paige wedding dress.

 We threw a cocktail party on the roof top of The Merchant Hotel, on Hayley's last night in Belfast. It was a fabulous evening where style academy models showcased Hayley's latest collections and local designer Deborah K Designs styled her fabulous headpieces alongside them. Canapés and cocktails were served while the fabulous Rhythm and Fury sang. Guests were welcome to help themselves to a sweetie table, unicorn ? decorated cupcakes made by Lily Pink Bakery and a selfie table with props provided to create some fun amongst the guests. We invited past and present Hayley Paige brides, press, bloggers and any potential brides who were interested. Hayley mingled with the crowd, chatting, laughing and taking selfies with everyone in the room. Angel photography and film where in attendance to capture the evening perfectly, we hope you like the video they created as much as we do!

 Dublin blogger, Faces by Grace interviewed Hayley in front of the crowd asking her questions about her latest collections, future plans, work out regime to name a few. Hayley then picked her best dressed for the evening and the lucky winner Emma was given a fabulous prize of £150 Candy Plum voucher with personal shopping in store for 4, makeup application by Lauren's Beauty Rooms, St Tropez tan by Beverley's Beauty Parlour, a £30 for Shauna McAuley Hair and £40 voucher for hair extensions with Luscious Locks. There were also spot prizes kindly given by The Merchant Hotel for Champagne Afternoon for 2 won by he beautiful Sasha, Kerstate Hair Products kindly given by Shauna McAuley Hair won by Beverly and Hayley very kindly agreed to a signed sketch which was won by Rachel.

 We had a fabulous time with Hayley and we hope this is just the beginning of high profile designers visiting the boutique. Now our busy May is over we look forward to seeing lots of beautiful brides to be over the summer and lots of brides getting married over these next few months. Keep up to date on our social media sites - Facebook and Instagram @petticoatlanebridal and snapchat @petticoatloves for what we are up to and what is going on in the world of Petticoat Lane! We have lots of fabulous events in the pipe line for the remainder of 2017!

Katie X


New York

So here I am travelling to New York (with a glass of fizz in my hand) to view the new 2017 Hayley Paige collections!

Excitement is an understatement, excitement to see her amazing creations on the runway, to meet the beauty Hayley herself at her launch party and to squeeze in some shopping in the Big Apple when we are over. I have to admit, I was sad leaving my babies this morning but every mummy needs a few nights break and what better way to do it!

This year has seen us travelling to Venice, London, Birmingham and now New York to view new collections. We have taken on some fabulous new designers which have started to arrive into the boutique and many which will be arriving over the next month. Designers such as Nicole Sposa, Alessandra Rinuado and David Fielden are new names to Petticoat Lane for 2017 and we are in ❤️.

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