Derbyshire Bridal Boutique | The Ivory Chapter

interior of derbyshire bridal boutique

**2019 UPDATE: The Ivory Chapter has closed it’s doors, and Phoebe has moved on to other projects.**

The Ivory Chapter: Derbyshire’s Newest Bridal Boutique

At the end of last year, Derbyshire Bridal Boutique, The Ivory Chapter opened a new shop in Melbourne, South Derbyshire. As this is also my home town, I popped down to introduce myself to its owner, Phoebe. We had a great chat over coffee about all things wedding related, and it’s wonderful to have another wedding business in town.

So, to help introduce The Ivory Chapter to the world, I asked Phoebe to put together a little introduction to her lovely bridal shop. I’ll leave you in her capable hands.

The Ivory Chapter Vision

Its simple, to have an edited selection of dresses from designers that we personally love. Offering choice; so whether you are uber-stylish, a princess-in-the-making or wonderful and whimsical, we have something for you. We are very proud to say that the majority of our dresses are designed and made in England (even our bridesmaid dresses!).
wedding dresses hanging up in bridal boutique

Our Designers

We stock five designers in total. All of which have been personally selected based on their individual style and quality.

Alan Hannah and MiaMia, both of which are designed by the amazingly talented Marguerite in her studio in Enfield. Alan Hannah dresses are timeless and elegant and lovingly made in England. MiaMia dresses are embellished and will satisfy any princess-in-the-making.

So Sassi is designed by renowned and sought after Sassi Holford- theses dresses are fun and frivolous and also made in England- funnily enough just miles from where my parents live in Somerset.

Then my final bridal collection is the superbly chic Parisian ‘Cymbeline’ I have a personal love for Cymbeline as I celebrated my wedding in a Cymbeline dress 12 years ago. The collection oozes class, style and sophistication- everything you’d expect from Paris designers.

Our bridesmaid dresses are maidstomeasure it is a gorgeous collection of dresses to suit all shapes, sizes and styles. The colours are spot on, the fabric is lightweight and comfortable and they fit a treat, and to put a cherry on the top- they are also designed and made in England.
bridesmaids dresses hanging up in boutique

About Our Boutique

The Ivory Chapter is based in the beautiful market town of Melbourne in Derbyshire, we are right in the heart of the town surrounded by adorable boutiques and the most amazing places to eat. The boutique itself is small but perfectly-formed; stylish yet relaxed. It reflects my personal style and character. This is no coincidence though, I have literally searched the country to find little gems for the shop including the most stunning chandelier, aurora goose lampshades and a most importantly a prosecco trolley! With the help of my wonderful friends and family the boutique is now open, it’s a real stunner! You’ll have to come and see…
close up of wedding dress lace sleeve

What Makes us a Little Different

We have the most stylish selection of designer dresses for brides and bridesmaids. The majority of our dresses are designed and made in England, so we are keeping it nice and close to home. This means we can offer short lead-times, which is great for any last minute requirements. We have nice long appointments and only one bride at a time so we can be solely focused on you and you have your own large private dressing room all to yourself. To top it all, we also open evenings and Sundays.

If you’d like any more information or to book an appointment please call the boutique on: 01332 970166 or email: or visit our website

Phoebe x

owner of the ivory chapter bridal boutique