An Interview with the founder of ‘twobirds’ ~ The prettiest & most versatile Bridesmaids Dresses…

"Morning all 🙂 Did you get to see my late afternoon blog post of yesterday? It is SUCH a beauty, I just have to give it a little plug here, I wouldn't want you to miss it 🙂

This morning I'd like to introduce you to an inspirational lady – an entrepreneur and designer who had one of those brilliant 'lightbulb' moments and as a result, is now standing at the mast of one of the most exciting brands in the wedding industry.

Ariane Goldman is the owner of 'twobirds' collection of beautiful, versatile, pretty and most importantly affordable bridesmaids dresses.  Now the thing is, most Bridesmaids dresses come in so many different styles, and shades, it's darn difficult to know what style might suit which Bridesmaid best, especially taking into account that not everyone shares the same body shape and different dresses flatter different shapes! I know, it can be a nightmare!  Ariane is a clever lady though see.  She had the idea that actually, all the Bridesmaids in any one bridal party could wear the very same dress, purchased from the very same supplier {anything that eases the burden of wedding planning is a massive big bonus in my book}, but that they could be worn in a completely different way.  And that was her big lightbulb moment.  A few years down the line and her 'twobirds' bridesmaids dresses are now stocked in several countries around the world, most recently the UK, and she is responsible for many hundreds of Bridesmaids looking frankly fabulous on their friends big special day.

With 4 lengths, 2 sizes and 19 colours, there really is a dress for everyone at twobirds..

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, twobirds

Ariane Goldman, twobirds

With shops in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, London and Toronto and a new collection recently launched online, Hatchbytwobirds, Ariane took a few moments out of her busy schedule to talk to me about her clever and creative line in Bridesmaids dresses.  That's Ariane above and below there, next to some of her pretty designs…

Some of the Hatchbytwobirds creations, created for the expectant Mother…

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"I'd been a bridesmaid too many times where I spent too much money on a dress I never wore again.

For my wedding, I designed the 'twobirds' dress and the reaction was overwhelming. I knew I was on to  something so I quite my corporate job and started 'twobirds'…"


"'twobirds is all about comfort, ease and chicness within a woman's own skin. Enabling women to feel their best is the twobirds goal.

As for me, and my favourite way to wear a twobirds dress, it really depends.  Sometimes I love the one shoulder and other times I want to cover up and wear the sleeve…."


I genuinely really love the twobirds label. I have seen these dresses in the flesh and they are fabulous.  I love their versatility and all their prettiness.  And look! …they do cream dresses too! You could go all Pippa Middleton and have your Bridesmaids wear the same colour as you, or even slip into one of these numbers as the Bride yourself….


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"Our classic collection starts at £205 for the short dresses going up to £240 for the full length ballgowns.  Our rosette collection starts at £300. We also provide ties and flower girl dresses to complement the overall look for the bridal party…"



"We have recently started partnering with some beautiful bridal boutiques around the UK and Ireland, all of who we are really excited to be working with and we feel fit so well with the twobirds brand. Full details of our stockists can be found on our website…"

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"We like to ensure every bridal party receives our undivided attention in trying on dresses and making this very important decision with their bridesmaids.

Our opening times vary and we try to be as flexible as possible so that girls can come in when they need to.We encourage our brides to bring as many of their brides as possible to one appointment so they can all get a feel for the dresses and it’s so much fun all being together in our gorgeous shabby chic studio in Notting Hill…"



I asked Ariane what she feels is the best piece of advice she could share with a Bridesmaid…

"Be the best friend and supporter you can be as what you give out to those around you comes back to you full circle…."


To find out more about twobirds and how you can order these very beautiful and versatile dresses for your Bridesmaids, visit the twobirds website.  You can also follow twobirds on Facebook, Twitter and via their blog, and twobirds are also exhibiting at the Designer Wedding Show in London from 7 – 9 October.

You can also click here to view real wedding features on Love My Dress that have featured twobirds Bridesmaids dresses, which include the wonderful wedding of Bridal Blogger 'Anna' {and the Ring!}.  Anna says…

"twobirds was always in the back of my mind – they offered the look I was after. Similar but different. The boutique is nestled by Portobello Road and was a wonderful afternoon of fun! The material is exquisite, it just flows beautifully. Simple, chic and elegant. (and I got the grey I wanted!)"


What's YOUR favourite way to wear one of these lovely frocks?  And have any of my readers alerady purchased some pretty twobirds dresses for their maids?

I'd love to hear from you 🙂

Much love all,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.