Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts: 1-10 years sorted with Irish-Designed Gifts
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, […]
Best Bridesmaid Tips 2020 – gifts, etiquette and hen party advice
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 […]
Wedding Dress Shopping: expert advice and insider tips on how to pick the perfect wedding dress
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!
Choosing your perfect wedding dress with expert advice
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 […]
5 Top Tips: Planning the Perfect Wedding Anniversary Celebration
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: 5 Ways to Drop a Hint
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.
1st Anniversary Gift To ‘Wow’ Her!
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 – Jan’17
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.
Irish Country Magazine interview with Wedding Dress Ink – June ’16
‘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’.
The Sunday Times features celebrity wedding dress illustrations – May ’16
‘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!
More new wedding dress illustrations! April ’16
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…
Peek at some illustrations from Wedding Dress Ink – Jan ’16
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!
Survey: What Irish couples spend on their weddings? Aug ’14
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 […]
When getting married, I wish I’d known…
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 […]
Wedding gift registry, a good idea for Irish couples?
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 […]
Wedding Advice From Top Irish Wedding Experts
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.
Featured in Irish Tatler – November Issue
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…
Amazing customer comments! October 2013
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…
Irish Tatler’s most wanted for September includes Wedding Dress Ink!
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.
Audrey Vance of Wedding Dress Ink on LMFM radio – July 25th 2013
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.
Audrey Vance making newspaper headlines!
“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 […]
“My beautiful wedding dress portrait has exceeded all my expectations.”
“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.
MY 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’s one month anniversary
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.
Audrey Vance – listen in to my radio debut on Newstalk’s Saturday Sit-In
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.
Wedding Dress Ink Radio Debut
On air! Tune in to Newstalk Radio 106 – 108fm on Saturday morning March 30th for the George Hook Saturday Sit-In.
Wedding Dress Ink raffles prize for Make a Wish
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!
Wedding Dress Ink News
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.