Sarah came to work here to cover maternity leave in the summer of 2014, and we have never let her go! She is here to stay. Forever. Here are some things about Sarah…..
Sarah Maher (nee Kelly)
Favourite things in the world:
My gorgeous, fun-loving daughter Bronwyn, my husband, sister and parents. Music, ballet, theatre and movies. Coffee in the morning, wine in the evening. Friends, giggling, reminiscing. Reading, running and crisps.
The item of clothing you want/lust after:
Mostly shoes for me. Christian Louboutin being my favourite shoe designer. I’d happily wear almost any pair he has ever created. Although, my heel height preferences are getting lower as my age increases. 🙂
Favourite colour nail polish:
I love that Chanel brown/grey colour that had a six month waiting list back in 2010, but then every nail polish brand has since done a version of it. Or red. Or purple. Or nothing. Just not pink.
What you love about your job the most:
One of the things I love most about my job is the rapport that is built between me and the bride. There is a trust between us that enables us to find the perfect dress. I love advising on shape, style, colour etc but then also thinking differently as I get to know the bride, and her personality becomes more apparent. I’m constantly thinking and learning and no two bridal appointments are ever the same. Women are at a wonderful stage in their lives when I meet them, and it really is honour become a part of their wedding journey.
Favourite celebrity bridal dress ever:
I can’t pick just one dress as I like too many different styles. On the one hand I adore the classic, traditional style that Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly wore. But then I also love Millie Mackintosh, Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani and Chelsea Clinton. I simply adore wedding dresses! Whether they are big and dramatic, understated and sexy, boho, structured, floaty, backless, sheer, fitted…. I’m not really answering the question, am I?!
Your predictions for wedding trends 2015/16:
Less formality and tradition. I increasingly see brides wearing runners instead of stilettos. Headpiece instead of a veil. Different colour and design bridesmaids dresses instead of uniformity. I think Irish brides are still a bit scared of colour and daring to be different, but it is starting to creep in. I think wedding trends are becoming more of “our time”, rather than what went before us. Weddings can be modern and less traditional yet still beautiful and sacred.
Top wedding tip:
Take 5 minutes out of your day on 2 or 3 separate occasions with your new husband. It’s a nice way to regroup, catch up and check in with each other. The day goes too fast and there is too much going on, not to have those moments.
If you spend just 2 minutes chatting to every guest, at a wedding with 100 guests, that’s 200 minutes!! Over 3 hours!!! That’s intense! So find time for the hubbie, even if it is just to sit in silence and have a cuddle!