Here at the Attic we were delighted to be asked to design and make a dress for Limerick native and Scottish Rose Brid Madigan. Brid did Scotland and Limerick proud when she walked out on stage wearing an Orlaith Carroll original last Tuesday night.
Brid got a sneaky selfie with presenter Daithi O Shea on the night!
Brid is originally from Limerick but moved to Edinburgh three years ago to complete a postgrad in Primary School teaching, she now works in St. Margaret's Primary School Dunfermline. A lover of sport and music Brid has been teaching the children of her school to play the Ukulele the past year, which is also new to her. A former entertainer at Bunratty Castle, Brid displayed her musical talent's when she sung Caledonia live on RTE. The youngest of four girls Brid and her family have done a lot of fundraising for the Limerick Charity Cliona's Foundation.
For Brid's dress we went for a style based on Orlaith's grandmother's wedding dress from the 1950s giving it a modern twist with the Pacific blue colour choice - which was inspired by the Scottish colours. This strapless ball gown with a deep V neckline and a collar like detail, a silhouette from an opulent era that oozes elegance. The dress is made from Indian Duoppian Silk which in the pacific blue has a beautiful tonal luster .
An original sketch of Brid's dress designed by Orlaith Carroll.
The final fitting for the big night!
Designer Orlaith Carroll and Brid at the final fitting.
Congratulations to our beautiful Rose Brid and thank you for supporting local designers and bringing us to a national and international stage! Brid's dress will be available in Ivory at The Attic very soon as part of Orlaith Carroll's debut bridal collection.
Here's a behind the scenes video of Orlaith sewing up the dress: