For over a year Annie McGinty and the Ivory & Ash styling team have been bringing the wedding dress styling experience to brides from Cleveland to Columbus and everywhere in between. The seed of her dream was planted over a decade ago and once settling with her husband, Jason, in northeast Ohio they made the dream a reality!
Annie’s vision and business model is rooted in the in-home styling experience. Our brides feel more comfortable in their own living rooms for a variety of reasons. Being comfortable allows them to have clarity when making such an important decision, both financially and emotionally.
Annie’s vision also included a commitment to carrying only small, independent designers. The majority of our designers are exclusive to Ivory & Ash in the state of Ohio. We collaborate with designers whose ateliers practice social and environmental sustainability – from fabrics to financials.
Ivory & Ash carries five designers on a regular basis: Lea Ann Belter’s Astrid & Mercedes line, Australian based designer Karen Willis Holmes, Rembo Styling and Marylise Bridal, both family owned ateliers based in Belgium, and Chicago based Edith Élan.
Australian wedding dress designer Karen Willis Holmes has been at the forefront of bridal fashion since being established in 2000. Karen’s gowns are elegant, beautifully designed and handcrafted wedding gowns for the elegant, modern and timeless bride.
Each designer brings something unique to the wedding dress experience including their experience and willingness to work with brides to create customizations. Our brides may opt to add sleeves or alter a neckline, or maybe she wants the dress to have more tulle! This strong collaborative spirit and connection is a huge part of what drives Ivory & Ash’s success.
Over the past year, we have grown our rotating collections from independent designers including Emily Kotarski Bridal, Hyacinth Bridal, and Renee Grace. We love being able to spotlight new collections and bring them exclusively to our Ohio brides!
So, what is a bridal stylist?
According to Inside Weddings “Many brides share that shopping for the dress and the wedding-party wardrobe is the most difficult, emotional, and potentially stressful part of organizing their nuptials. Making sure you feel and look your best, managing the expectations of friends and family, and navigating through an endless amount of options can be overwhelming. A bridal stylist will act as your fashion advocate and can assist with every aspect, from shopping for the gown to being by your side on the big day.”
Enter Ivory & Ash Bridal Styling! We take the stress out of finding a dress that you will love, look, and feel amazing wearing. Invite your few closest friends and family who you want to share this experience with you (and will give you sound advice) to your home and we arrive with your dress selections, accessories, veils, full length mirrors, and bubbly and bites to celebrate!
We want finding your dream dress to be a memory you will cherish for years to come. We want your wedding dress to be made with love and care, reflecting the fullness of your heart on your wedding day!