Newly engaged? Bridal news to know

From discount designer fabrics, a dreamy new wedding venue and a must-see 2018 collection, here’s what brides-to-be will need to know

  • Texture by Ann Flavin

  • The Rooftop at The Marker

Here's a quick round-up of some deals and wedding inspo brides-to-be will love!

Dress of dreams

Texture is having a 50% sale on fabrics, which may suit someone who dreams of having a bespoke wedding dress. Run by Ann Flavin and located in Monkstown, Ann is running the sale to celebrate two years in business. The shop has a range of luxury fabrics and accessories in store, and Ann designs and makes bespoke outfits. She stocks a selection of Italian fabrics, including woolls, silks, linens, French laces and designer fabrics like Ungaro, Zegna and Armani. Ann makes alternative wedding dresses and often second time round wedding dresses, creating unique pieces you won’t find in shops. If you’re after something traditional made especially for you, there are sample fabrics to choose from. Ann trained at the Grafton Academy and has 25 years experience as a dress designer. She worked with two Dublin-based designers before going out on her own. Visit for more.

Nuptials with a view

Say your nuptials surrounded by breathtaking views of the Dublin skyline. The Marker Hotel is now offering wedding packages that include its famous rooftop terrace. As well as saying your vows within view of the Dublin Mountains and the Irish sea, you and your guests can enjoy a tasting menu designed to your tastes served to 16 guests in the fully enclosed glass room on the terrace. Alternatively have 120 guests for a pre-drinks reception before moving to the brasserie or the Marker suite. To arrange an appointment with a Wedding Coordinator, email or call 01-6875132.

Haute Couture and High Tea

Award-winning bridal couture designer Delphine Grandjouan will showcase her 2018 bridal collection in an exclusive preview in the elegant surroundings of the Lee Suite at The Rose Hotel in Tralee. Hosted by Maria Walsh, the afternoon will be full of wedding inspiration, including the 2018 collection and pieces from Delphine’s custom-made occasion wear range. While the showcase is taking place, enjoy afternoon tea created by head chef Odran Lucey. The Haute Couture and High Tea afternoon takes place on 25 March from 1-4pm and is invitation only, to request an invite email Madeleine Doyle at

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