This month we have a special treat for you over on our Instagram - a series of Real Bride Chats, with a fabulous 'Elody Bride' Holly! 

We asked Holly all about her experience as a bride to be, hints and tips and the Elody experience. 


We will share a few snippets here from Holly's interview - but head over to our IG for the full videos. 


"Hi my name's Holly, I got married in July 2023 in Cavan House, Rathfriland. A beautiful country house where we had the use of the barn for our ceremony, and a tepee style marquee set up outside for our dinner and reception. The whole place was decorated beautifully by the talented Rebel Events, and the marquee was from MJM Marquees". 



Holly told us about the planning process and shared a few words of wisdom for brides to be... 


"OK so I done our wedding quite quickly, we booked it in November and got married in July, everyone thought I was mad, but I was so excited so it was the perfect time frame for me. My advice would be don't let other peoples opinions hold you back, because if you listened to everyone else you wouldn't have anything you actually wanted."



We asked Holly when she started thinking about the dress she wanted, and when she knew if was time to say yes to the dress...

"OK so, as much as I love my fashion, I didn't know what I wanted with the dress. I had a few ideas in my head and Elody was always my first port of call. I picked out 4 or 5 and the second one I put on I just knew it was the one. I didn't try anything else on or go to any other shops. That was me, I was set."



Any tips for brides to be when searching for their dream dress...

"Don't bring too many people with you! I actually just brought my mum. It was the only opinion I needed".


View the full interview over on our Instagram