A wedding anniversary is a milestone always worth celebrating and who doesn’t love celebrating? Research even shows that marking special anniversaries can actually strengthen relationships. Find the perfect gift for your loved one with our traditional wedding anniversary gifts guide. We’ve all heard of the term ‘Wedding Season’ being used to describe the summer months, […]
Have you just been asked to be a bridesmaid? Congratulations to you and your friend who is getting married. If you’ve landed on this blog post I’m assuming you are looking for a little guidance on how to be a great bridesmaid. Well done you! My experience comes from being a bridesmaid three times and a […]
Are you are newly engaged and thinking about wedding dress shopping? Do you know what to expect? Styling yourself for your biggest ‘red carpet’ moment is super exciting but perhaps a little daunting. Let us try guide you on how to find the perfect wedding dress!
Are you searching for the one, your dream wedding dress? Over the past couple of weeks Audrey Vance, of Wedding Dress Ink, went to visit some gorgeous Wicklow based bridal shops and designers to find out just what Irish brides are buying and to glean some pearls of wisdom for all those brides-to-be wondering how […]
Wedding anniversaries come around once a year, one special day on which you and your better half can dedicate your time to each other. A day to celebrate the past, the present and the future! With this one day in the calendar year to truly celebrate each other, it should be perfect, whatever that means to you. […]
Anniversary gift giving can be pretty challenging Sometimes people just need a little hint about exactly what you’re looking for. Audrey Vance shares her insights after 4 years in business creating bespoke anniversary gifts, 7 years of marriage and hundreds of satisfied customers.
Congratulations on getting married last year. But before you relax too much, the fast approaching 1st anniversary needs to be as memorable as your wedding. The perfect first wedding anniversary gift will help you sweep your wife off her feet. In case you are wondering what gift will wow her, here is an idea that […]
Claire Pettibone illustration! Designed by Claire Pettibone and illustrated by Audrey Vance of Wedding Dress Ink. A collaboration of designers to create a special gift.
‘Ink the big day’ With wedding season in full swing, Ciara Leahy of The Farmer’s Journal talks to Audrey Vance whose wedding dress illustrations are the perfect gift after a bride says ‘I do’.
‘This is what I do’ – page 5 of the Sunday magazine insert Audrey Vance, wedding dress illustrator – Interview by Kate Butler who specifically asked about the celebrity wedding dress illustrations!
It’s time to share some more illustrations coming out of the Wedding Dress Ink studio! These unique wedding dress illustrations were given as birthday gifts, wedding day presents and wedding anniversary surprises. Some wedding dresses are vintage, some classic designer gowns and all are fabulously elegant! Hope you enjoy the variety…
Happy 2016 to all from Wedding Dress Ink. Well, here I am back blogging. With all the best will in the world it’s not always easy to find the time but hopefully with a little organisation this year 2016 will be better. Thankfully I found some time for illustrating!
Have you seen a wedding survey recently? Anyone who has gotten married will, more than likely, have struggled with their wedding budget. The majority of Irish couples are getting married for the first time so it’s pretty easy to forget something on the list. It was therefore very interesting to see the results from the 4th […]
Even though I’d been a bridesmaid three times, here are the things I wish I’d known, when getting married … That no matter what our simple ideas for a simple wedding were, I’d get sucked into all the weird and wonderful wedding stuff eventually. It even started early when, instead of the texted invite we’d […]
Weddings… have you thought about a gift registry for your big day? With so many Irish couples living together before getting married maybe you think a gift registry isn’t relevant and that cash is king. However, wouldn’t it be nice to get something you’ll both enjoy doing or treasure for a lifetime instead? Create an […]
When planning your wedding it’s always great to get some insider ideas and advice from the experts, saving you time, effort and possibly expense. Recently I spoke with a few local Irish experts in the wedding trade to get the best wedding ideas & tips for Irish brides planning their big day.
Tatler magazine has a wonderful ‘Women in Business’ section and it was a fabulous honour to be asked to write for it. What could be better than getting invited to feature in one of your favourite glossy magazines? Christmas came early here at Wedding Dress Ink! Read on for the full Tatler interview…
A mother of two girls, living not far from where I grew up, secretly ordered two illustrations for her girls. The gifts were opened over the weekend on the mother’s 35th wedding anniversary at a Sunday family gathering. Here is what I received by email on Monday…
For all you magazine readers out there – check out Page 17 of this month’s issue of Irish Tatler magazine. Just down at the bottom of a double page spread titled ‘Pandora’s Box – Irish Tatler’s most wanted for September‘ is a lovely little piece on Wedding Dress Ink.
Celebrity endorsement for Wedding Dress Ink came via twitter after celebrity model and TV personality Pippa O’ConnorOrmond tweeted to all her 26,000 followers on the night of her birthday. My brand new twitter account @WeddingDressInk was like a lightening rod for the next two hours as lots of Pippa’s avid followers reacted to her endorsement. […]
LMFM Radio broadcasts to the Louth and Meath region of Ireland, reaching deep into all the surrounding counties too. With a great following of young and old, wasn’t I only thrilled to be invited onto their airwaves by the jolly afternoon presenter, Gerry Kelly.
“Unique business makes precious dress a part of your home” Written by Margaret Roddy for the Dundalk Argus Wednesday July 10th 2013 Of all the outfits which a woman will own, her wedding dress is the one which has the most memories. Yet most wedding dresses languish packed away at the back of the wardrobe […]
“Thank you again so so much for my beautiful wedding dress portrait. It truly is amazing and it has exceeded all of my expectations.” Kim Lloyd, Make a Wish raffle prize winner of the Wedding Dress Ink gift voucher for a personalised wedding dress illustration.
The very first wedding dress illustration I did was of my own Tadashi ivory, cocktail-style dress – as you may have read from ‘the artist’ page on my website. It was the beginning of a process that has lead me here.
Wedding Dress Ink is one month old today and what a month it’s been! Launching the website on Mother’s Day was exciting and it’s been so busy since then.
It’s pretty weird listening back to yourself on a radio broadcast. Presenter Bill Hughes was very sweet and generous with his praise of my work calling it reminiscent of couture drawings. Gerard Tannam, the business and brand expert from Islandbridge had great constructive advice for my company, Wedding Dress Ink moving forward.
On air! Tune in to Newstalk Radio 106 – 108fm on Saturday morning March 30th for the George Hook Saturday Sit-In.
Wedding Dress Ink is launching the same week as a wedding-themed charity ball in aid of Make a Wish, so I rang immediately to offer a raffle prize of a wedding dress portrait gift voucher worth €315!
Welcome to the exciting launch of the new Wedding Dress Ink website! Your artist, Audrey Vance is opening the doors of her new studio and is ready to create unique & personalised wedding dress portraits for every other bride who loves her wedding dress.