Last weekend I attended the ACT For Meningitis winter ball and oh what a night it was. I’m never one to say no to getting glammed up and a good night out but I jumped at the opportunity to attend this ball in particular. ACT For Meningitis are an absolutely unbelievable charity and the work they do is nothing short of incredible. Meningitis can target any family and when it does, the outcome can be life changing and devastating. ACT For Meningitis work tirelessly to raise awareness, fund and provide support for families affected by this fast-moving disease. The work they do is so important and that’s why it’s equally important to get behind them and support them whenever you can. It’s not hard to support them when; 1. The work they do is so amazing and 2. You get to wear a pretty dress in the process!
Speaking of dresses, can we just take a minute to appreciate this beauty I rented from Ellie & Dal? I absolutely loved it! I’ve said it before, dresses usually aren’t my thing. I find them hard to get right for my shape and usually I go for separates but once I tried this dress on, I knew it was the one for me. There’s nothing better than finding something you feel good in! I didn’t know where to begin when I started looking for a dress, I checked a few places in town and then began my usual online searches and although I came across a good few dresses I liked the look of online, I couldn’t commit to ordering one without trying it on first. Whatever about a normal length dress, when it comes to a full length ball gown, they just have to be tried on!! That’s when I thought of Ellie & Dal!
I had never rented a dress and wasn’t sure about the hows of it all so I sent a Facebook message to their page and got in contact with the stores lovely owner, Martina. We organised a time for me to visit the store and the following Saturday I went in to try find the dress for me. The store is located in the heart of Woodquay and is absolutely beautiful.
I was completely spoilt for choice. Martina has an infinite amount of gorgeous dresses in a range of sizes and is there to consult you and and offer her expert advice. I must have tried on at least ten dresses until I got the one for me and the whole time, Martina was patient and honest. I left feeling confident and happy that I had found a dress that I would be comfortable and feel good in! The whole experience from start to finish was so easy that I couldn’t recommend them enough.
My hair, make-up and nails on the night were as always by the dream team at Grafton Hair & Beauty. They really can work miracles!
A gang of nearly 30 of us went and I have to say, it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a really long time. The organisers really pulled out all of the stops. The Salthill Hotel went above and beyond to provide a brilliant night, the food was good, the music was excellent and well, the craic was mighty. There was so much dancing done that my feet are only really coming around now.. a week later!!
I’m already looking forward to next years!