Lorraine Keane and Maia Dunphy teamed up in their wedding dresses for a stunning photo shoot before donating them for other brides-to-be at Oxfam’s Bridal Rooms.
The two channels encourage future brides to choose a vintage, pre-love or designer wedding dress that won’t cost the world.
Many of the dresses in Oxfam’s Bridal Rooms in Dublin and Bangor were donated by previous brides, designers and bridal boutiques to save them from landfills and have never had their special day.
Lorraine Keane and Maia Dunphy teamed up in their wedding dresses for a stunning photo shoot before donating them for other brides-to-be at Oxfam’s Bridal Rooms. Image: Brian McEvoy
The clothing donations not only help save the planet, but also offer prospective brides the chance to find their dream dress at a fraction of the normal price.
Maia Dunphy looked stunning in her Jenny Packham wedding dress that she donated to Oxfam last year, while Lorraine Keane shone again as if it was her wedding anniversary in her beautiful lace dress by Spanish designer Jesus Peiro, which she also donates .
As founder of Fashion Relief with Oxfam Ireland, Lorraine Keane said, “Your wedding anniversary is a time to celebrate love, happiness and a future together. For many couples, it is becoming increasingly popular to incorporate sustainable elements or charitable donations into their special day.
Lorraine Keane puts on her wedding dress again to encourage future brides to book an appointment at Oxfam’s Bridal Rooms in Dublin and Bangor, which carry a range of wedding dresses, from vintage and pre-love to designer. Image: Brian McEvoy
“It’s a great way to positively influence the futures of others as you celebrate your love and commitment to that special someone in your life. You don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million dollars, either.
“If you book an appointment with Oxfam Bridal today, you will be able to browse and try on a selection of beautiful brand new and popular wedding dresses – including my own that I just donated to Oxfam!”
“From vintage to the occasional designer dress, Oxfam’s dedicated bridal rooms in Dublin and Bangor offer all styles and sizes – a selection of which is currently on display at the Frascati Center in Blackrock – as well as a range of bridal accessories and bridesmaid dresses. And the added bonus is that by supporting Oxfam, your big day will create a brighter future for people living with the injustice of poverty. ‘
The clothing donations not only help save the planet, but also offer prospective brides the chance to find their dream dress at a fraction of the normal price. Image: Brian McEvoy
Meanwhile, broadcaster and writer Maia Dunphy, who recently donated her wedding dress, said that after wearing her wedding dress during the lockdown for a charity she cared about, she realized it doesn’t make sense, my beautiful Jenny Packham wedding dress in a bag to keep forever.
“I will never wear it again, and I was afraid that one day I would take it down to find a moth hole in it!
“After seeing a call for donations from Lorraine, I decided to donate it in the hope that someone else would enjoy wearing something as special as I did. I would encourage other people out there to consider the same thing. ‘
Host and writer Maia Dunphy realized that there was no point in tucking my beautiful Jenny Packham wedding dress in a bag forever. Image: Brian McEvoy
When you choose Oxfam, you know that the wedding dress you buy makes a difference to the environment and helps save lives by raising funds for Oxfam’s work around the world – be it to help the most vulnerable in disasters or helping people lift themselves out of poverty by building sustainable livelihoods.
Located on George’s Street in Dublin city center and Bangor, Northern Ireland, why not buy your wedding dress sustainably from Oxfam?
In the coming weeks, people will also be able to see a selection of Oxfam’s wedding dresses in the Frascati Shopping Center in Blackrock and buy great outfits at great prices in Lorraine’s Fashion Relief pop-up shop.