Introducing & FOR LOVE

 & FOR LOVE - For the high style, chilled out bride.

I am so excited to be bringing super cool canadian brand & For Love to Archive 12. In pursuit of my bridal dreams to run the most badass wedding dress shop in Ireland I knew I had to have them on board!

Their collections are split into 3 categories - Bohemian, Romantic and Modern which pretty much sums up what you can expect from this brand. I fell hard for the matte white sequin SMITH gown from the 2017 collection, and even surprised myself with the uber modern CELINE gown which is (sharp intake of breath) STRAPLESS!  Yes, strapless is back baby and in a new way - but I'll save that for another blog post. 

Now let me talk you through the styles we carry at Archive 12.


As I mentioned above this long sleeved wedding dress is made entirely of matte white sequins, a low cut back and just enough train to give you some bridal va-va-voom.  Serious rock n roll vibes on this one - can you imagine this baby glistening on the dance floor as the night draws in. 

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When sexy meets boho. I must admit this was a surprise favourite when it arrived. Cut to perfection this dress is actually amazing with curves (trust me I tried it on, and after two babas I have a lot of lumps and bumps!) the sheer lace panel at the side softens this strappy number and the small train is very easy to manoeuvre making it ideal for a city wedding.



This was the dress that drew me to the brand. THOSE SLEEVES man! I am a sucker for a good  sleeve, and we all know the long sleeve wedding dress trend is here to stay, especially with our Irish weather! You can wear this dress with either a white or nude slip underneath and its bohemian vibes are perfect for a super relaxed bride.

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One for the romantics, Vesper is made from the lightest lace and has kaftan style billowing sleeves. It screams ETHEREAL GODDESS to me, and can you imagine how perfect it would be for a woodland wedding with one of our bespoke flower crowns?!

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There is something so simply perfect about a minimal wedding dress and when they are cut like the Celine, you won't need much else. I can't sing highly enough about this matte strapless gown, from the perfectly fitted derriere to the structured shape of the bodice it will give you that clean fresh look that's about to go OFF THE CHARTS for 2018 brides. (Think Solange Knowles and you'll know what I mean.)

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So there you have it. I'm so excited to see who will be the first Irish & FOR LOVE bride! 

To book in for your private appt and be one of the first to see these babies in real life please get in touch here.

Claire xx

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