The show-stopping dress

The Vow

Wedding dress made by Transition Year students (from net curtains and a tea set) showcased at Wedding Journal Show

Three Transition Year students' avant garde wedding dress design was chosen to be exhibited at a top wedding show.

The showstopper was designed by students Katie Fenlonw, Bozanna Kosanovic, and Emma O'Dowd, students of Coláiste Bríde, in Enniscorthy.

Made over the course of four and a half months the 'Made in China' gown was constructed from old fabric, net curtains, plaster of Paris, and a willow-patterend tea-set (donated by Stella, the school's tea lady),


The china tea-set was partly the inspiration for the piece as well as Downtown Abbey and Alexander McQueen designs.

Alice J Kelly Millinery in Blackwater in Co. Wexford offered advice on how to make the striking head piece.

'Made in China' was originally made by the students for the national competition, Junk Kouture but was spotted by the team behind the Wedding Journal Show.

The dress was one of only three dresses selected nationwide to be displayed at the show in Belfast last week.

Wedding Journal magazine editor Tara Craig said: 'The Wedding Journal show is known for showcasing well-known fashion designers' dresses and we wanted to provide a platform for students to showcase their designs also.'

"After researching unusual wedding dresses to display at the Wedding Journal Show we chose only three dresses; one of which was made by the Coláiste Bríde students. Made in China is a real showstopper and we loved the fact it was made entirely from recycled material so it's environmental friendly also.'"

The dress took pride of place at the Wedding Journal Show entrance for the course of the show, from Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21.