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Congratulations, you found that dream person you want to spend the rest of your life with! Now it's time to find your dream wedding dress - and say yes to the dress.

In this blog, we'll help you discover everything you need to know to ensure you find the perfect wedding dress for your big day, from dreamy destination wedding dresses and classic styles for second weddings to the best choices for celebrating curvy brides and everything in between. After all, we've been dressing brides for over 70 years.

The best place to start…
Regardless of age, wedding location, season or body shape, every bride-to-be needs to know her silhouettes to understand which is the best fit for her. So, if you don't know your fishtail dress from your fit and flare, our comprehensive guide to wedding dress silhouettes will help to bring you up to speed. Discover what each silhouette looks like and, most importantly, which will suit your body shape before you take a trip to the bridal boutiques. From here on you can start to consider necklines, sleeves and fabrics.

For the older bride, or even second weddings where you want a more demure look, be sure to read our blog on dresses for the older bride and why feedback tells us she loves our Ronald Joyce Bridalwear collection's classic tailoring, longer sleeves and quality linings.

In a hurry?
If you need to find a wedding dress quickly, our blog features on our quick delivery wedding dresses will have you feel at ease about finding your dream dress at short notice.

Small and intimate
With small and intimate ceremonies becoming more and more popular, we also give you a rundown of our most popular wedding dresses for small and intimate ceremonies, whether it be a church, town hall or garden wedding.

Day and night
If you're looking to take your wedding dress from day to night, we have just the blog for you on simple ways to create two looks for your big day without the need for an awkward (and expensive) outfit change using overskirts, accessories and make up.

Steal their style
If you're anything like us, you'll love seeing dresses on real brides to get a feel of what they could look like on you. Thankfully, we've scoured our archives to bring you a wide selection of stories on our beautiful real brides.

And, if you choose to get married abroad, there's a blog on destination wedding dresses, detailing why you want to avoid layers and heavy fabrics and what wedding dresses are perfect for packing.

You can also find advice on choosing the perfect bridal shoes and why it's important to consider the venue to avoid any mishaps - we've all witnessed someone trying to walk on grass and sand in stilettos.

We've even teamed up to bring you our list of things to consider before you go wedding dress shopping to ensure you get the most of your trip to the bridal stores.

In fact, we love wedding dresses so much that we've written a blog on the evolution of the wedding dress over the past 100 years so you can see how it's evolved over the decades and where the fashion for the long white dress originates.

Let's find the one!
If you'd like us to cover a different wedding dress topic or your real bride story, send your suggestion or details on your love story and big day to enquiries@ronaldjoyce.com.


Jessica and Arron: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (6)(1)We love to hear stories like this. After getting married exactly three years after getting engaged they couldn’t ask for a better day.

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How to Find the Plus Size Dress of Your Dreams

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Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect dress when your more of a curvy bride. But don’t let your curves stop you from finding the dress of your dreams. Because big and beautiful is the new way forward, and these gorgeous dresses are ready for your big day.

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Stephanie and Patrick: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (5)(1)Beautiful Ronald Joyce real bride Stephanie got in touch with us to share her fantastic wedding photos, we had to get in touch to find our more and share it with you all…

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Wedding Dress Trends for 2023

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What to Do with Your Wedding Dress After Your Wedding

RJ Blog Cover (33)You found the one, said “I do”, wore your dream dress and ordered the photographs. With the honeymoon over and presents unwrapped, there’s one thing left to do - decide what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding.

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Samantha & George: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover(3)Getting her dress from the same place as her sisters made her day even more magical. Read Samantha’s and Georges story.

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How to find genuine Ronald Joyce wedding dresses near me

RJ Blog Cover (1)(2)Before Googling ‘wedding dresses near me’, did you know we have our very own online bridal shop directory consisting of over 150 authorised Ronald Joyce retailers across the UK and Ireland? Discover the benefits of our online store finder here...

 

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Our top 10 tulle wedding dresses

RJ Blog Cover (2)(2)Tulle is our latest wedding dress fabric in focus, famously known for creating the iconic ballerina tutu. Discover everything you need to know about the popular bridal fabric. Plus, our top 10 tulle wedding dresses

 

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Lauren and Shaun: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (4)(1)For Lauren and Shaun nothing was going to stop their wedding. Not covid, nor the weather!

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Wedding Dresses Online

RJ Blog Cover (31)You'd be hard pushed to find someone who hasn't relied on online shopping during lockdown so it's no surprise the e-commerce industry is booming. We take a look at what this means for high street bridal boutiques and whether you’ll be buying wedding dresses online. 

 

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Casual Wedding Dresses to Suit All Brides

RJ Blog Cover (32)Not every bride dreams of being a bridal princess with a big day. In fact, many brides are opting for smaller, scaled back affairs - and a more casual wedding dress.

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Kate and Sean: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (9)(1)Many of us dream of being married on an exotic beach. So, when Kate and Shaun married alone on a beach it was a dream come true and we had to find out more…

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Perfect Petite Wedding Dresses for Shorter Brides and Slimmer Frames

RJ Blog Cover (30)Whether you're small in stature or slim, we've selected a range of wedding dresses perfect for you - from delicate dresses that showcase slim figures to simple styles suitable for taking up. Here are our top picks for all of our petite brides.

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Amanda and Andy: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (2)(3)After waiting and rescheduling 3 times this lovely couple finally got the perfect wedding. Read all about Amanda’s and Andy’s Wedding below…

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Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses to Suit Every Style

RJ Blog Cover (29)Whether you're looking to cover up your arms, keep warm or need a demure dress, here are our top long sleeve wedding dresses to suit every style.

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Bea & Luke: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (34)We love seeing our real Ronald Joyce brides, so when we saw Bea’s beautiful photos on Instagram, we had to get in touch and find out more. Bea told us…

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Your Complete Guide to Wedding Dress Styles

Brunette model stood in a sunny gated drive in Ronald Joyce 69702, a classic fit and flare wedding dress style with a scoop neckline, feminine 3D floral bodice and plain skirt.With so many wedding dress styles to choose from, you’d be forgiven for wondering where to start. So you can be confident when you browse the rails at bridal boutiques, we decided to walk you through the main wedding dress styles and where to start. Think of it as your complete guide to everything wedding dresses.

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Six Sexy Wedding Dresses to Suit Every Bride

Thumbnail of model sat in a red Mini in Ronald Joyce style 69707, a strapless lace fit and flare wedding dress with a feminine sweetheart neckline and illusion bodice Sexy wedding dresses are perfect for destination weddings, the summer season or reception evening gowns. Whether you’re looking for a full-on risqué look or something more subtle, we’ve selected six styles with varying scales of seductiveness for you to choose from.

 

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Six Sparkly Wedding Dresses to Suit Every Bride

Thumbnail of a brunette model sat by an outside fountain in Ronald Joyce 69712, an exquisitely pearl and crystal-beaded fit and flare gown in glitter tulle with delicate straps and a sweetheart necklineIf you dream of walking down the aisle in gems and glitter, here are six sparkly wedding dresses that deliver glitz on varying scales.

 

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Bridal Fabrics in Focus

Thumbnail of a brunette model stood by black railing in Ronald Joyce 69713, a light gold fit and flare off-the-shoulder Mikado wedding dress with a plunging neckline and A-line overskirtBefore you hit the bridal boutiques, we recommend getting up to speed on the various wedding dress fabrics with our beginners' guide. Plus, why it's important to consider the season when choosing yours.

 

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Our Favourite Fit and Flare Wedding Dresses for 2022

Photo of model stood by the sea wearing Ronald Joyce style 18615, a strapless fit and flare wedding dress with a structured tulle skirt and illusion lingerie-inspired bodiceWith so many styles to choose from, we decided to share some of our favourite fit and flare wedding dresses to help you with your wedding dress shopping.

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Five Fabulous A-line Wedding Dresses

Model stood outside in Ronald Joyce style 69709, a strapless lace A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and illusion bodice. We’ve selected a handful of A-line wedding dresses from our Spring 2022 Ronald Joyce collection to inform and inspire you when shopping for your dream dress. 

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What’s Hot in Bridal Fashion: Wedding Dresses 2022

Model stood by black gate in Ronald Joyce style 69717, a high neck A-line wedding dress with lace neckline and sleeves, 3D flowers and a tulle skirt and train. Calling all fashionistas, before you Google ‘wedding dresses 2022’, let us bring you up to speed on what’s hot in the world of bridal fashion right now. 

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Our Top Ballgown Wedding Dress Picks for 2022

Model wearing Ronald Joyce style 69720, a beautiful ballgown wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and illusion strap detail We’ve scoured our latest collections to bring you our five favourite ballgown wedding dress styles for 2022. Plus, the styles you need to know if your wedding day is looming!

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Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Model wearing Ronald Joyce wedding dress style 69722, an off the shoulder pearl-beaded fit and flare wedding gownDiscover our favourite off-the-shoulder wedding dresses for 2022 and why exposed collarbones are the new black in bridal fashion.

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Destination Wedding Dresses – Our Picks and Tips for 2022

Model in one of our Ronald Joyce destination wedding dresses, style 18604, a strapless dress with a beaded sweetheart bodice and plain crepe fit and flare skirt.Discover the different styles we recommend for dreamy destination wedding dresses. Plus, what you need to consider when purchasing a wedding dress you need to pack.

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Veni’s Top Bridal Picks For 2022

Award-winning wedding dress designer Veni Infantino looking at a hanging wedding dress We caught up with our award-winning wedding dress designer Veni to discover her advice and favourite picks from our new Ronald Joyce and Victoria Jane Spring 2022 bridalwear collections.

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Michaela & Scott: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (13) Michaela offers brides to be some fantastic advice she took from her big day marrying her soulmate Scott.

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Claudia & Dean: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (15)If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen the amazing photographs and videos from our designer’s daughter’s wedding back in September. Being the daughter of a bridalwear designer, Claudia has always dreamt of her wedding and the all-important dress since she was a little girl.

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Sarah & Jamie: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (14)Despite the pandemic causing delays to their wedding and last minute cull of guest numbers, Sarah and Jamie had a perfect sunny Scottish wedding.

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Nicola & Gareth: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (11)A year after their original wedding date was postponed, Nicola and Gareth finally said 'I Do' in a stunning outdoor ceremony.

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Kirsty & Elliot: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (12)Kirsty wore her dream Ronald Joyce dress for her autumn wedding to Elliot. She tells us all about her dress shopping experience.

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Chelsea & Adam: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (10)For Chelsea and Adam, their wedding day was a dream. Using an event planner helped every detail run as smoothly as possible. Chelsea tells us all about it.

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Becky and Oliver: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (8)A midsummer wedding amongst the leafy vineyards of Denbies Wine Estate was the perfect way for Becky and Oliver to become Mr & Mrs.

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Tasha & Stuart: Real Bride Story

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Sophie & Ben: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (6)Sophie and Bens wedding was postponed twice due to the pandemic, but it was worth the wait. Sophie tells us all about their big day.

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Olivia & Nir: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (5)Olivia and Nir had a stunning outdoor wedding in Hertfordshire. Olivia tells us all about it.

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Gemma & Matthew: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (4)The pandemic delayed their wedding for a year, but this only gave Gemma and Matthew more time to plan and create their dream wedding day.

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Elizabeth & Rachel: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (3)After chosing the same rings to propose to each other with, Elizabeth and Rachel both chose fabulous Ronald Joyce dresses for their stunning wedding. 

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Cat & Nung: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (2)Cat had her fabulous Ronald Joyce dress customised to suit her style. Read all about her inspiration and wedding to her husband Nung.

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Laura & Scott: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (1)Laura and Scott went for an unconventional location for their humanist wedding ceremony. Laura tells us all about it.

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Long Sleeved Wedding Dresses

Close up of a brunette model in a lace long sleeved wedding dress with a sweetheart necklinePlanning a wedding during the winter months or simply prefer to be a bit more covered up? We have the perfect wedding dresses for you to choose from...

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Sarah & Ferghal: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (59)Like many couples with wedding planned in the last 18 months, Sarah and Ferghal had their plans put on hold. Sarah tells us all about finding her perfect dress, their reception at the fabulous Cabra Castle and why the delay wasn’t so bad after all.

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Micaela & Brad: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (6)Australian bride Micaela got in touch to tell us all about the ups and downs of planning their 'DIY' wedding during a global pandemic.

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Alice & Keith: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (58)A chance meeting on holiday in Canada started a fairytail romance for Alice and Keith. Alice tells us all about their dreamy Irish wedding.

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Destination Gowns for 2022 Weddings

A beautiful black model stood by a pillar in Victoria Jane style 18552, a destination A-line wedding gown with thigh split, beaded strappy body and plain chiffon skirt.Let us introduce you to some amazing dresses from our new Victoria Jane collection that can bring your dream destination wedding closer to a reality…

 

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Rhona & Kevin: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (57)Rhona and Kevins wedding was described by one guest as feeling like the part in “The Wizard of Oz” when the movie goes from black and white to full technicolour. Rhona explains all.

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Brogan & Greg: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (60)Real Bride Brogan gives us all the details about her fairytale Scottish castle wedding to husband Greg.

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Lizzie & Jonathon: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (56)Vintage loving Lizzie and Jonathon shared with us the details of their stunning summer wedding.

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Abbey & Jacob: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (55)After rescheduling four times due to the pandemic, Abbey and Jacob finally had their fairytale wedding. Abbey tells us all about it...

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Lucy & Kimberley: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (54)A stunning castle wedding was the perfect follow up to a gorgeous proposal for our Ronald Joyce bride Lucy and her new wife Kimberley. 

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Dress of the Month – Vally, style 18572

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (47)(2)From our new Sicilian Sun collection inspired by destination weddings, rooftop terraces and cobbled streets allow us to introduce you to our true princess gown with a touch of modern glamour, Vally, style 18572. This is the dress you have been dreaming about since your childhood!

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Rebecca & Daniel: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (19) After their wedding was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rebecca and Daniel finally had their dream. Rebecca tells us all about it.

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Emma & Brian: Real Bride Story

Real bride Emma stood with husband Brian by a cream floral decorated dark grey front door in Ronald Joyce 18202 Tai wedding dress. Emma has black hair tied up and red lips.After rescheduling four times, Emma finally married her best friend Brian in an intimate Irish ceremony.

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Lauren & Daniel: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (20)After a long wait and several rescheduled dates, Lauren and Daniel finally wed in an intmiate ceremony in May this year.

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Ronald Joyce Classic Styles

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (22)There are some wedding dresses that are simply timeless. Let us introduce you to some of our most loved dresses that have stood the test of time due to their elegant cut and perfect fit. These are true classics that flatter women in all sizes.

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Alexandra & Gunter: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (12)When we saw Alexandras gorgeous photos on Instagram, we had to get in touch to hear all about their magical wedding in Australia.

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Ronald Joyce Hot List 2021

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (23)We know you like to see the latest wedding dress trends, so we wanted to keep you updated and let you see what our most searched dresses of 2021 are so far…

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Melissa & Kevin: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (17)After the pandemic delayed their wedding by a year, Melissa & Kevin finally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in May 2021.

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Helen & Abey: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (14)Determined not to let the pandemic ruin their big day, Helen & Abey downsized their wedding and still had the most incredible day.

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Charlotte & Scott: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (10)When newlywed Charlotte got in touch via Instagram to share her wedding photos we couldn’t wait to hear all about her special day.

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Emma & Sean: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (9)After having to reschedule due to the pandemic, Emma & Sean finally got the wedding of their dreams.

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Dianne & Lubbert: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (8)Ronald Joyce real bride Dianne got in contact to tell us all about her stunning wedding in The Netherlands. 

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Kirsten & Jordan: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (43)(4)Kirsten and Jordan married in May 2021 at the stunning Rosslea Hall Hotel on the edge of Gare Loch near Loch Lomond, Helensburgh, Scotland. Kirsten tells us all about their big day.

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Rebecca & Michael: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce real bride, Rebecca, and her husband, Michael, holding hands on their wedding day. Rebecca has curled blonde hair and wears Celestina, our colourful ballgown wedding dress style with floral appliques. The gorgeous Rebecca & Michael tied the knot just last month at The Mill Barns in Alveley, in an intimate lockdown wedding. Here Rebecca tells us all about it…

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Kirsten & Andy: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (4)(1)Friends and family played huge part in Kirsten and Andy's dream Scottish wedding. Kirsten shared all the details with us. 

 

 

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The Perfect Wedding Dresses for Small and Intimate Weddings

Thumbnail photo of model in Ronald Joyce 18454, a plain ivory wedding dress with a pearl-beaded halter neckline and waistband that’s perfect for small weddings With recent world events many brides are opting for scaled back weddings that are smaller and more intimate affairs.  So if you are looking for a non-fussy, less is more gown for your less extravagant nuptials then read on.

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Helen & Jonny: Real Bride Story

When we came across this amazing Vintage Rock n Roll themed wedding, we had to get in touch with beautiful bride Helen to find out more. Their Spring wedding was held at the stunning, industrial themed West Mill in Derby. Here Helen tells us all about it…helen2

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Fit & Flare Wedding Gowns

Model in Ronald Joyce style 18501, a classic plain fit and flare wedding gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline, sparkle beaded belt and sweeping integrated cathedral train.Fit and flare wedding dresses, sometimes called fit to flare, are huge in bridal right now. Let us talk you through some of our favourite pieces from both our Ronald Joyce collection and Victoria Jane collection.

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Ballgown Wedding Dresses

Designed image showing a close up of a model stood outside in the sun wearing a strappy lace ballgown wedding dress ‘Focus on ballgowns.’If you are looking for a ballgown for your 2021/22 wedding, then you can’t miss this article! Let us take you through the latest trends hot off the catwalk…

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Vikki & Kevin: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (1)Vikki & Kevin married during the height of the pandemic at the famous Gretna Green. We caught up with Vikki to find out all about her big day.

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Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (36)(2)Wedding dresses with sleeves are hugely popular right now, with brides looking for dresses for all seasons. So, whether you are looking for something elegant to wear in church, a style to keep you warm outdoors or simply something to cover your arms, here's our lowdown of what’s hot right now.

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Gemma & Darren: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (46)(3)The lovely Gemma got in touch via Instagram and we just had to find out more about the story behind her beautiful photos, Gemma told us:

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What to Wear: Petite

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (40)(2)We are often asked to recommend wedding dresses which will suit certain body shapes. This week we focus on finding the perfect gowns to compliment petite frames…

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Emily & Chris: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (44)(1)When Emily & Chris married at Samlesbury Hall in Preston, Lancashire we couldn’t wait to see the photos! We are so excited to now be able to share them with you along with the story from Emily herself…

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Boho Wedding Dresses

Image of a model stood on a lawn in a halter neck boho wedding dress and the title ‘Focus on: boho wedding dresses.’ Boho style wedding gowns are still hugely popular this season as brides look for relaxed floaty looks, which are less structured, less traditional, and easy to wear all day long. We’ve incorporated several boho elements this season such as print, floral lace, vine inspired lace, floral appliques, floaty sleeves and skirts as well as capes and flower appliques. Here are some of our favourite pieces from the new collection for 2021/22 weddings.

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Wedding Dresses Scotland

We caught up with Lesley Vaughan owner of the Bridal Studio Dollar, Clackmannanshire 

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Two in One Wedding Gowns

Designed image showing a model stood in an empty room wearing a strappy lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and the title ‘Focus on two in one wedding dresses.’Our thoughtful designer, the award-winning Veni Infantino, has incorporated detachable elements into the collection so brides can change their look from day to night with ease.

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Eilidh & Robert: Real Bride Story - Part 1

We caught up with newlyweds Eilidh and Robert to find out all about their 20th July 2020 wedding.

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Eilidh & Robert: Real Bride Story - Part 2

We hear more about Eilidh & Roberts Summer 2020 wedding.

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Róisín & Connor: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (41)(1)We love catching up with our Ronald Joyce real brides to find out all about their shopping experience, big day and any tips they can pass on to future brides. We caught up with the beautiful Roisin to hear all about her nuptials to her best friend Connor.

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Meet Bridal Box

We caught up with our authorised Ronald Joyce wedding dress stockist Bridal Box in Wales to hear all about which gowns of our gowns they have in store.

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Vintage and Victorian Inspired Wedding Looks 2021

Vintage inspired wedding dress blog cover image showing a model wearing a lace wedding dress with tulle off the shoulder cap sleevesAt our recent bridal launch event we showcased our new designs exclusively to our authorised stockists. Feedback was fantastic and they particularly loved our intricate beaded gowns inspired by all things vintage and the Victorian era. Let us guide you through six of the favourite styles…

 

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The Ultimate Gowns You Can Personalise

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (39)(1)With a flair for ‘two in one’ looks Ronald Joyce Designer Veni Infantino ensures her designs can be easily altered for the ultimate personalised look.

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Jada & Joey: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (40)(1)We saw Jada & Joey’s amazing Canadian wedding photos on Instagram and simply had to get in touch to find out more. We tracked Jada down and she told us all about it:

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The Victoria Jane Collection by Ronald Joyce

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (37)(1)Designed by our award-winning designer Veni Infantino in London the Victoria Jane Collection from Ronald Joyce showcases elegant and sophisticated styles for the modern bride.

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Stephanie & Damien: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (25)We caught up with Stephanie and Damien to hear all about their nuptials which took place last year at Lace on Timber wedding venue in Pretoria, South Africa.

 

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Winter Wedding Dresses

Thumbnail photo of model wearing Ronald Joyce style 69553, a plain Mikado ballgown winter wedding dress with a lapel-neckline and ¾ sleeves Christmas is a fabulous time for weddings as churches and venues are already dressed up with festive florals, Christmas trees, wreaths, and bows… saving you some of your all-important budget.

 

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Beth & Thomas: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (23)(1)Our gorgeous Ronald Joyce Bride Beth and her husband Ben told us all about their journey from colleagues to husband and wife.

 

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Three Popular Looks from Ronald Joyce

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (36)(1)After what have been a tough few months for brides-to-be and the world of weddings we caught up with some of our boutiques throughout the UK to ask them what brides-to-be have been buying since they were able to re-open their doors to the public.

 

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Lucy & Oleg: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (22)Lucy and Oleg met at a mutual friend’s engagement party; little did they know they would be soon be walking down the aisle themselves. We caught up with up Lucy to find out all the details

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Hannah & Alex: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (21)(2)Ronald Joyce real bride Hannah tells us about her romatic proposal and gives us her tips for planning the perfect wedding day.

 

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Focus on Fabrics

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (32)(1)A close-up look at our wonderful fabrics used throughout the new Spring 2021 collection – hitting stores in January 2021.

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Gemma & Phillip: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (20)(1)A chance meeting whilst on holiday paved the way for a stunning summer wedding for our Ronald Joyce real bride Gemma and her husband Philip.

 

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Sophie & Benjamin: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (29)(1)After seeing Sophie & Benjamin’s beautiful wedding at Eaves Hall in the Ribble Valley on Instagram we just had to get in touch to find out more.

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Introducing Sofia Bianca Bridalwear

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (30)(1)Our Sofia Bianca Collection of wedding dresses is a range of playful gowns popular in Europe, especially in Italy and Spain. The collection features modern silhouettes, voluminous skirts, sexy plunging necklines and luxurious fabrics – perfect for big family weddings and fabulous photographs.

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Natalie & Jake: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (19)(1)We caught up with Natalie to hear all about her amazing wedding to Jake in her stunning Ronald Joyce gown…

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Holly & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (28)Following an unfortunate series of incidents in the two years leading up to their wedding, Holly and Tom finally tied the knot in an intimate lockdown ceremony. Holly tells us all about the events leading up to them finally becoming husband and wife.

 

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Louise & Ryan: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (18)(1)We caught up with Ronald Joyce real bride Louise to hear all about her special day and amazing Ronald Joyce Dress.

 

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Órla & Marty: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (17)We love to hear all the details from our real brides dream weddings. We recently caught up with Órla to hear all about her amazing wedding and dream Ronald Joyce Wedding Dress.

 

 

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What Wedding Dresses are Brides-to-Be Buying Right Now?

Bride and groom stood in a ballroom near a cream fireplace. Bride wears a strappy lace fit and flare wedding dress with a plunging illusion neckline and scalloped lace hem.In what has been a few very strange months for us all, brides-to-be have remained positive and have been out shopping for their perfect wedding dresses. Let’s take a look at what they have been buying at our authorised Ronald Joyce Stockists across the UK…

 

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Kay & Kev: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (27)(1)We love getting to know our real brides. Recently we caught up with beautiful Ronald Joyce Bride Kay who told us all about her wedding. A spiritual connection from the very beginning!

 

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5 Wedding Gowns for a Small & Intimate Wedding

Model stood looking outside floor to ceiling windows in one of our wedding gowns suitable for small weddings, an ivory fit and flare dress with 3D flower appliques and delicate strapsWith small and intimate ceremonies at an all time high, now might not be the time for a show-stopping ball gown full of glitz and glamour. We want to give you a run down of our most popular gowns for small and intimate ceremony, whether it be a church, town hall or garden wedding.

 

 

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Bardot Wedding Dresses – Get The Look

Named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot the stunning Bardot neckline has sleeves which fall off the shoulder baring the shoulders. It is a classic and sophisticated look that Veni loves as it is timeless and flattering on all sizes.

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Hot Trends for 2021

The latest collection for Ronald Joyce by Veni Infantino features a modern take on bridal classics. We take a closer look at 3 gowns which our stockists are predicting to be bit hits for next year's brides...Model wearing one of our Ronald Joyce hot wedding dress trends, Didima (style 69587) – a fishtail dress with a ruffle skirt and beaded plunge bodice in ivory.

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Easy to Alter Gowns

With the unusual situation of lockdown, Covid-19 and postponed weddings we know that many brides to be have expressed a worry about their wedding dresses now not being appropriate for their new rescheduled wedding date which has meant a change of season or venue.

Fear not, we have spoken to our expert award-winning wedding dress designer Veni Infantino who has talked us through some examples of altering her wedding dresses designs. So, if you have fallen in love with a design, with the help of a professional seamstress you can create the look you need…

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Designers Choice for Fuller Figure

We caught up with our fabulous designer Veni Infantino who has been busy in lockdown sketching and reviewing the hundreds of dresses she has designed over the past few years.

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New Collection Sneak Peak

What to expect from our new collection available in stores this Summer...

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Need a Wedding Dress Quickly? Part II

Following on from our previous blog, which introduced our stunning wedding dresses available on a short time frame, here is our follow up post introducing the rest of the range which has something for everyone from both our classic Ronald Joyce Collection and modern Victoria Jane Collection from our award-winning designer Veni Infantino.

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Need a Wedding Dress Quickly?

Blonde model wearing Ronald Joyce quick delivery wedding dress style 69312, a beautiful ivory ballgown for brides who need a wedding dress quickly.There are many reasons brides come to our authorised stockists wanting a dress at short notice – we’ve really heard it all! With that in mind we have created a range of dresses with something for every shape, style, season and venue which are available on just an 8-week delivery – or quicker if we have them in stock. This means that whatever your circumstance you can still enjoy the bridal boutique experience and have a made to measure designer wedding gown.

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Sara & João: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover(5)Friendship turned into a beautiful romance for this weeks real bride Sara and her new husband João. She got in touch with us to tell us all the details.

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Wedding Dresses for a Rectangular Shape

Model stood by trees in Ronald Joyce style 69531, a princess ballgown wedding dress with a pattern beaded bodice and ruffled organza skirt complete with delicate straps If you have a boy-ish rectangular body shape where you have a very straight figure without prominent bust, waist and hips you will be looking for a dress that gives you feminine curves and makes the most out of what you have.

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Eilidh & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover(4)The Santorini sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for Eilidhs and Toms wedding. We caught up with Eilidh to hear all the details.

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Keeley & James: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (15)Finding the perfect location, dress, photographer, band are all essential parts of any wedding planning. We spoke to Ronald Joyce bride Keeley to get her tips for planning a stress-free wedding.

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Jessica & Lee: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (14)Location can have a major part to play in your dress choice. We spoke to Jessica all about her fabulous Santorini wedding and dream Ronald Joyce Gown.

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Focus on Beaded Wedding Dresses

Close up of a smiling model stood by trees in Ronald Joyce 69531, one of our beaded wedding dresses with a pattern beaded bodice, delicate straps and ruffled organza ballgown skirtWe want to talk you through some of our amazing gowns in this season’s collection with a focus on beading…

 

 

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Our Plus Size Wedding Dress Picks

Curvy model in Ronald Joyce plus size wedding dress style 69479, an off-the-shoulder ivory lace ballgown

More and more brides are searching for a plus size wedding dress, so we've put together some of our favourite and most popular bridal gowns designed to celebrate curvy women and help you find your dream dress. 

 

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Wedding Dresses for the Older Bride

Close up of a brunette model stood against a wall in an off the shoulder white Mikado wedding dress with a lapel neckline and sparkle belt Here we look at what is popular currently with both our older brides, vow renewals and second weddings…  

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Rebecca: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (10)We spoke to the lovely Rebecca who told us all about her dream wedding and her perfect dress…

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Dresses You Need to See!

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (9)We take a look at some of our most sought-after gowns of the last 12 months and highlight what’s great about them according to what brides are searching for.

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Amy & Roisin: Real Brides Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (8)(2)We spotted Amy & Roisin’s amazing wedding photos on Instagram, we had to get in touch and find out more about why these ladies chose to get married in Ronald Joyce…

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Claire & Mike: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (7)(1)We caught up with Claire to talk about her fairytale wedding to Mike, and taking inspiration from her mothers’ wedding gown.

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Overskirts for 2 different looks in one!

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (5)(1)We love an overskirt! It can give a dress a whole new look by adding volume, texture and create more dreamy and romantic look

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5 Dresses that are Hot Right Now!

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (3)(1)We take a look at our top 5 wedding dresses that brides across the UK are loving right now! Perfect for summer or destination weddings, these bridal dresses are right on trend…

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Valentine’s Inspired Dresses

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (47)(1).pngAs it is Valetine’s day and love is in the air we are feeling all dreamy and romantic. Come with us as we take a look at some of our most romantic and timeless dresses…

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Find your wedding dress Newcastle

A light and spacious waiting room with two mannequins, a cream sofa and a rail of wedding dresses at Simply Wed Bridal in Newcastle  We caught up with Simply Wed Bridal’s Helen Danbury-Trott to hear all about her new store…

 

 

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Destination Wedding Dresses for 2020

Bride and groom stood on a terrace by Italian greenery. Bride wears Ronald Joyce 18419, a strapless destination wedding dress with a beaded sweetheart bodice and plain skirt More and more brides to be are telling us about their plans to marry abroad, whether it be for the dreamy beach photos, to combine the wedding and honeymoon, to have a smaller more close-knit wedding party, to save money or simply for the weather...

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Christmas Wedding Special

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (40)Here at Ronald Joyce we love a Christmas wedding! Always a lovely to time get the family together and what’s more venues will already be decorated with fairy lights, Christmas trees and floral displays. Let’s take a look at our festive gown recommendations…

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Ronald Joyce Spring 2020 Wedding Dress Collection Launch

Six female models lined up wearing different wedding dresses from the Ronald Joyce Spring 2020 collection. Models are smiling and linking arms at the launch party. Have you been waiting to see our latest wedding gown designs fresh off the catwalk for 2020? Well the wait is officially over and you can find all of the new dresses live on our website.

 

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Wedding Dresses With Two Looks

Close up of a bride stood in woodland wearing a white wedding dress with long sheer detachable pearl-beaded blouson sleevesLooking for a dress that gives you both a daytime and nighttime look in one? Look no further than Ronald Joyce Bridal…

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On-Trend Wedding Dresses for the Fashion-Conscious Bride

Rear profile of model wearing Ronald Joyce wedding dress style Cora, 69466We are often asked what dresses are ‘hot right now’.  Fashionistas want to be wearing something that's very on-trend. Here we take a look at three Ronald Joyce wedding dresses that are really popular right now.

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Beaded Wedding Dresses for 2020

Close up thumbnail of model sat outside in Ronald Joyce style 69531, beaded bodice wedding dress with delicate straps and a ruffled organza ballgown skirtOur beautiful collection for Spring 2020 has launched! We take look at some of the fabulous on-trend beaded gowns on offer…

 

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Gaynor & Ash: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (27).pngIf you want to be a princess…then ladies, you go for it! Here is the story of a Ronald Joyce bride who wanted exactly that and got everything she wished for and more with her wedding day and wedding dress! Read on to find out what it was like for Gaynor to find her perfect princess gown.

 

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Button Backed Wedding Dresses for 2020

Thumbnail photo of the back of bride and groom models stood by tall reeds on a beach. Bride wears Ronald Joyce 18413, a white A-line wedding dress with an illusion necklace backSilk coved buttons have long been a feature in wedding fashion. Modern gowns now have zip fastenings, with silk buttons just for decoration rather than having to fasten each one by hand in a time consuming and fiddly process. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite button adorned dresses.

 

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Bianca & Lee: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (30)Here reads the heartwarming story of a bride whose one wish came true for her on her wedding day. Read on to find out what her wish was and what it was like for her stepping into the wedding gown of her dreams…

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Lucy & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (29)Here’s the story of a Ronald Joyce bride who thought she knew exactly what style of wedding dress she wanted…until she stepped into the one.

 

 

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Megan & Kevin: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (25)For these Autumn lovers, Megan and her husband Kevin tied the knot in October in the heart of the season and were able to have the wedding of their dreams. Here’s what they told us.

 

 

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Wedding Dress Shopping with Lula Ann

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Lula Ann is an authorised Ronald Joyce stockist based in Birmingham. We caught up with owner Lucie to hear all about what brides can expect when visiting the boutique.

 

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Ronald Joyce Boho Wedding Dress Ideas

Thumbnail photo of model wearing Ronald Joyce style 69253, a glamorous boho wedding dress with a heavily beaded bodice, plunging neckline and plain Boho themed wedding dresses and boho wedding themes are still rising in popularity, but what is a boho dress or theme? Let’s explore with some examples from Ronald Joyce’s wedding gown collections.

 

 

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Seven Wedding Dresses with Corset Backs

Back profile of a brunette model in an ivory wedding dress with a corset back and ¾ lace sleevesOur brides have always loved corset backs. For plus size brides the corset will pull you in and give you and give you an hourglass figure. For petite ladies they can enhance their small figures.

 

 

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Lucy & Ben: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (15).pngThis fabulous bride had so much to say about her perfect English country themed wedding…

 

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Giulia & Pietro: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (9).pngA true fairytale love story of a young girl meeting the man of her dreams in the place of pure romance…Italy, coincidentally where our Award-Winning designer, Veni Infantino, is from. Here is what she had to say about the wedding of her dreams and her gorgeous wedding gown..

 

 

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Kirsty & Scott: Real Bride Story

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To celebrate the launch of their new flagship store, Bijoux Bridal in Hamilton, we spoke to their real bride Kirsty about choosing her dream dress.

 

 

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Amanda Oleander: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (8)(1)Earlier this year, Ronald Joyce designer Veni Infantino flew to Los Angeles for a very special meeting with artist, Instagram influencer and host of ‘The Joey & Amanda Podcast’ Amanda Oleander to discuss her upcoming nuptials and design her dream wedding gown.

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Laura & Ollie: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (6).pngLaura and Ollie tied the knot at the stunning Mitton Hall in Clitheroe – a stunning country house hotel in the heart of the Ribble Valley. We caught up with Laura who told us all about her special day.

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Natalie & Adam: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (1)(2).pngThis Game of Thrones obsessed couple threw the most creative and unique wedding you could imagine! Here is what they told us…

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Kylie & Adam: Real Bride Story

AdamKylieCover.pngFor those brides out there that think they know exactly which style of wedding dress they want - we urge you to read ahead! This beautiful bride had it all worked out in her head for years until she stepped into a gown that made her feel something she had never felt before

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Samantha & Chris: Real Bride Story

Samantha&ChrisCover.pngHere’s a story of a wonderful bride whose gown was hand-picked by none-other than her mother who also ended up wearing a Ronald Joyce dress! 

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Wedding Dress Ideas

Close up of a brunette model wearing a strappy wedding dress with a beaded floral applique body and v-neckline.Join us as we take a look at the new Ronald Joyce Collection. We want to highlight anything new, quirky and fun that you might like to wear on your wedding day.

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Laura & Jeff: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (44) "Make time for yourself and your partner to do nice things in the run up to the wedding" - a wonderful tip from our bride Laura. Read on to find out about her stunning wedding.

 

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Sophi & Matt: Real Bride Story

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We absolutely love hearing from our real Ronald Joyce brides. It gives us a chance to see the dress come to life on a gorgeous bride and hear all about her very special day. If you’d like to be featured please email us your story to enquiries@ronaldjoyce.com

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Danielle & Nigel: Real Bride Story

Danielle&NigelCover.pngWe caught up with Danielle a stunning real Ronald Joyce Bride to chat about her special day…

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Lynsey & Paul: Real Bride Story

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We caught up with the lovely Lynsey who wanted to tell us all about her fantastic wedding day in her Ronald Joyce gown.

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Georgia & Jack: Real Bride Story

Georgia&JackCover.pngMeet Georgia, our stunning bride who glided down the aisle and married Jack in a Ronald Joyce dress. Here she tells us all about her day…

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Introducing the Ronald Joyce Autumn Winter 2019 Collection

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (1)(1).pngWe take an up-close look at some of our favourite gowns from the new Autumn Winter 2019 collection which is available in stores now…

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Caroline & Matt: Real Bride Story

Caroline&MattCover.pngShopping for a wedding dress can be incredibly overwhelming and for this bride, it was exactly that! Having no idea what she wanted and almost settling on a dress which wasn’t her at all, taking a moment to breathe and reflect on what she wanted landed her with the coincidence of a lifetime when she found her dress. Here she shares her story…

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Rosie & Ian: Real Bride Story

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We caught up with the stunning Rosie who told us all about her special day and special dress…

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Nicola and Joel: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (8).pngThis bride’s story is a special one indeed. Not only was it the most gorgeous destination wedding in Cyprus, but serendipitously Nicola and her mother ended up both wearing a Ronald Joyce dress on her big day. You can’t get more meant-to-be than that. Here is her story…

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Celebrating Curves

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (7).pngYour wedding day is the perfect opportunity to show off your femininity in all its power. For fuller-figured women, there is no better time to choose something that hugs in all the right places and makes the most of your gorgeous curves. Here, we’re going to look at dresses for plus-size ladies who want to celebrate their body.

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Stephanie & Alistair: Real Bride Story

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Kelly & Phil: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (7).pngA very special wedding story indeed. A heartwarming story of a bride destined to have her perfect dress, a wedding day full of fun, games and even a strip tease! Here’s her story.

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Natalie & Barrie: Real Bride Story

Natalie&BarryCover.pngThis bride-to-be thought she knew exactly what kind of bridal gown she wanted, but then ended up walking out of the shop with something totally different once she had tried some dresses on! Here is a great story about just that from our lovely real bride Natalie…

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Jennifer & Sam: Real Bride Story

JenSam Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (7).pngIn tradition of talking to real Ronald Joyce brides, we asked this very special bride all about her day. She was kind enough to give us detailed answers to questions about what her magical day was like and how she came to choose her fabulous dress.

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Dierdre & Ben: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover Dierdre.pngIn keeping with our Real Brides Reveal tradition, we wanted to find out from this bride exactly how she found her dream dress, what her special day was like and any tips she had to give to future brides.

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Rebecca & Rob: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (6).pngOur lovely bride Rebecca married her beloved sweetheart Rob at Eshott Hall in Northumberland. A very lucky lady indeed who found her dress straight away. We were thrilled when she sent in the gorgeous snaps of her in her wonderful Ronald Joyce gown. Here is what she had to say…

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Bethany & Chris: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (4).pngIn keeping with our tradition of hearing from newly wedded brides we are ever so lucky to have another real Ronald Joyce Bride reveal her experience of her perfect day with us. 

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Hannah & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (2).pngHannah and her husband Tom married in the midst of the Christmas season at Shottle Hall in Belper, Derbyshire. We asked her a few questions about her magical day and here’s what she shared with us.

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Alice & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (3).pngFor this bride it was all about the personal touch. Despite a rainy day, which they say is good luck, it wasn’t going to stop Alice tying the knot and making it a day she and her hubby will remember forever. Here is what she had to say about her very special wedding day and what it was like finding her dress…By Lucinda Jenkins

 

 

 

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Laura & Jon: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (1)Laura and Jon tied the knot on April 7 in a fabulous rustic themed wedding. We wanted to get the details and share with you their special day…By Lucinda Jenkins

 

 

 

 

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Amy & Ben: Real Bride Story

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Top Tips for Choosing Your Bridesmaids Dresses

Two young bridesmaids stood by bushes in a stately home garden. One has dark brown hair and wears a long cream dress and one has blonde hair and wears a long ivory and taupe dressChoosing your bridesmaid dresses can be a tricky business. Your fabulous ladies will be standing by your side on one of the biggest days of your life and if they are in a gorgeous gown that makes them feel just as gorgeous, they will be smiling all day. Here are some top tips on how to pick the perfect gowns for your girls.

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The Bridal Trunk Show

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You’ve spent hours on Pinterest researching wedding gowns and have fallen in love with a certain designer. Want to be the first to see their latest collection, even before it hits stores? You need to visit a trunk show!

By Laura Nightingale and Chrissy Dodman

 

 

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Behind the scenes with Ronald Joyce Bridal…

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We recently gathered together in London to photograph our latest collection of bridal gowns. We wanted to give you the ultimate sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes on set at the studio. It’s a day where our fabulous dresses come to life which would be simply impossible without the entirety of our creative team who makes the magic happen!

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A Guide to Ronald Joyce Jackets

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Accessories can add another dimension and really change the look of any outfit. While traditional wedding dresses might be quite classic, there’s nothing stopping you from personalising them to add your own sense of self with a modern twist. A cute jacket can be the perfect way to do just that. Here are some ideas that can best make use of this growing modern trend…

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How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress

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Your wedding day is a monumental occasion and a day you will never forget, which is why it’s so important that when it comes to selecting the perfect wedding dress, you really do find the right one for you!

If you’re finding the whole process of shopping for a wedding dress a little tricky, it’s probably a good idea to get some help from a professional retailer. You can find your local authorized stockists via our store locator.

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What's your Ultimate Bridal Style?

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A bride wearing her perfect fitting gown will feel gorgeous and confident and that’s exactly what we wish for every Ronald Joyce bride. We want to help you find your perfect gown that will encapsulate your personality, style and make you feel your best for your special day. Luckily for you, Ronald Joyce has you covered with an array of styles and hues to choose from, you really can’t go wrong!

Wondering which style is for you? Here’s a glimpse into a few…have a read and see which gown makes your heart skip a beat.

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Which Neckline is for You?

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (5).pngComing back into the world of weddings after the festive break is fantastic, hearing all the stories of Christmas and New Year proposals and excited brides-to-be with their ideas of style and theme. The world of wedding dresses can however be daunting to a bride-to-be if it’s something they’ve never thought about and they don’t realise how many styles, fabrics and different options there are. We’ve tried to help with our recent series of blogs to help give guidance and this time we are talking about necklines…

By Lucinda Jenkins

 

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Trudi & James: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (4).pngA quick Q & A with our beautiful bride Trudi who married James, the man of her dreams, in a stunning Ronald Joyce gown. Here is what she had to say about her very special day…

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A Guide to Wedding Dress Silhouettes

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We all come in a variety of wonderful shapes and sizes and it’s important to understand what style suits your shape before you head out to the shops searching for your dream dress. We’ve brought you a quick guide to help and inspire you.

By Lucinda Jenkins

 

 

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Wonderful for Winter

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Now that Winter is upon us, what could be more romantic than a blanket of snow as your backdrop. We wanted to inspire you with some of our favorite gowns, perfect for a winter wonderland wedding.

By Lucinda Jenkins 

 

 

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Ronald Joyce Spring 2019 Collection

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Join us as we look through our predictions for what will be popular this season from the Ronald Joyce Spring Collection, which is available in store this December.

By Lucinda Jenkins 

 

 

 

 

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Day-to-Night

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Every bride wants to look elegant and stunning on her wedding day, but many brides are asking us how to change their look from day to night? Perhaps you want more of a party style for the evening or a more conservative look for your church service. Of course, we could get a completely different outfit for the evening with a new hair and make-up stylist… but that is both time consuming and very expensive! Don’t worry there are so many much simpler ways of transforming your look…

By Lucinda Jenkins 

 

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Beach Babes…Bring It On!

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A beach themed wedding is the ultimate all year round location.  Nothing beats a gorgeous sunset, the sound of the ocean waves accompanying your wedding playlist.

By Lucinda Jenkins 

 

 

 

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The Best Dresses For A Winter Wonderland Wedding

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To many, the winter sets a mood for magic and fairy tales, and dresses like the Lilith can help you fit that picture perfectly. Lace motifs, illusion sleeves and an illusion back and neck create a fantastical and elegant look. Meanwhile, ballgown style skirts offer not just a little more comfort and protection for your legs. They also serve to heighten the look like you have taken a step right out of a storybook.

 

 

 

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The Beauty Of Blush

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (5)White may be the traditional option, but bold brides from all over have long decided and discovered that it’s not the only one available. In most cases, many tend to choose an off-white colour to help display their personality.

Blush may once have been the “go-to” colour for bridesmaid dresses, but many brides are finding the colour lets them add a touch of romance, warmth and delicacy to their look.

 

 

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A Step By Step Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Dress

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For most brides, a wedding dress is the most cherished part of their wedding day, which is why when it comes to selecting a dress, it’s vital that the right dress is picked out. The problem is, of course, that when it comes to the process of choosing a wedding dress, many brides are overwhelmed at the amount of choice on offer to them, and can struggle to find their perfect dress. 

 

 

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The Evolution of Wedding Dresses

Model wearing a romantic fit and flare wedding dress with a sparkle encrusted v-neckline, sheer lace applique bodice and plain crepe skirt with lace hem detail.

 

For a long time, wedding dresses remained wholly similar in terms of their design, but that all changed 100 years ago when dress designs began to evolve slowly. We take a look at the evolution of wedding dresses over the last century.

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Royal Wedding - Dresses fit for a Princess

Close up of a blonde model in an ivory Ronald Joyce wedding dress with a sweetheart illusion neckline, matching long sheer sleeves and a tulle veil

What wedding dress will Meghan wear? Ever since the much-anticipated engagement announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we’ve been thinking of little else!

Choosing the perfect dress is tricky for all brides, but how does a future Princess pick the dream dress? Here at Ronald Joyce we’ve selected a few gowns that are truly fit for a princess!  Think regal high necklines, luxurious fabrics and fabulous full skirts...

 

 

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Simple Ways To Create Two Looks For Your big Day

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The big day’s coming up and you want to rock a different look by day and by night but don’t want the hassle of a complete outfit change, we’ve got you covered.

Add a gorgeous statement jacket or a bang on trend cape to your daytime look to add a chic, regal feel to any gown and really elevate your ceremony look. Remove the jacket or cape ready for the reception and your look is totally revitalised, your guests will notice different elements of your dress and the compliments will keep flowing.

Longing for gorgeous long sleeves for the ceremony, but short want short sleeves for the evening so you can dance the night away? Our fall 17 collection has the perfect answer, our gorgeous body suits give you lush sleeves for your day time look, but can be easily removed ready for your reception.

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Vintage Style – 1920s Glamour

1920s Glamour blog.pngWe adore the glamour and timeless elegance of 1920s style, red lips, sleek stunning curls, the iconic flapper bob and luscious embellishment, we can’t get enough! Are you as in love with all things 1920s as we are and want this to shine through on your big day? We’ve got the perfect dresses to match you gorgeous vintage theme.

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