Duck Egg, Heather, Peach and Mint…!!

It’s all about new colours this week at The Bridal Lounge and today we are sharing the gorgeous new colours that have been introduced into the Twobirds Bridesmaid range – Duck Egg, Heather, Mint and Peach. We are loving these new pops of colour and think they will be a huge hit for Summer ’14 weddings. Make your appointment now for January ’14 to try these gorgeous new colours at The Bridal Lounge. Email: hello@thebridallounge.ie

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Image Credits: Twobirds Bridesmaid

Joanna August 2014 Ceremony Collection Preview

We are delighted to share some gorgeous images with you of the new Joanna August 2014 collection of dresses which will be arriving on our shores in the New Year. This new collection of dresses are a beautiful mix of simple floaty styles in the most gorgeous palette of colours. Planning your 2014 Summer Wedding and looking for the prettiest bridesmaid dresses in town? Then drop us a line to book an appointment for 2014 to try on this lovely collection of dresses. Email: hello@thebridallounge.ie or Call: 01-2542882.

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La Vie en Rose

Earlier this year I was asked to style a decor shoot for the summer issue of Irish Brides Magazine, with a colour palette in hand I excitedly got to work with choosing the venue and suppliers. The Village at Lyons was my first choice for the venue particularly for the amazing green colour that runs throughout the venue and also for the amount of natural light that fills La Serre restaurant which added to the overall look and feel of the shoot. The brilliant Siobhan Byrne was on hand to capture all of these amazing shots and the style team was completed with Iseult from The Cake Stand, Kate Rose from Dusty Boy Designs and my favourite florist Lorcan from Ab Fab Flowers.

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Probably the most beautiful flower garland I’ve seen. Lorcan from Ab Fab Flowers made this to hang over the entrance into La Serre which was then later used to decorate the fireplace for the wedding reception. Every bride should have a flower garland at their wedding!!

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A beautiful seating chart was created by Dusty Boy Designs and displayed in this gorgeous vintage wooden frame.

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Thank you to all the amazing suppliers who worked so hard to bring to help make this shoot look as pretty as it did!

Image Credits: Siobhan Byrne Photography

Twobirds Bridesmaid Colour Combos!

We’ve recently had alot of brides in with us looking to have their bridesmaids dressed in different colours and we get really excited at the idea of mixing up our Twobirds Bridesmaid colours so for the next few weeks we are going to bring you our favourite colour combinations to help inspire you and your bridesmaids!! So to start – today we are going for two popular colours Blush Pink and Platinum in the classic ballgown. This would be a gorgeous combination for a summer wedding complimented beautifully with soft pink & white bouquets!

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Image Credits: Twobirds Bridesmaid

SAJA Wedding Collection

Now that I have you up to speed with all that’s new at The Bridal Lounge I am so incredibly excited to announce that I have just become Europe’s first stockist of SAJA Wedding dresses. The addition of wedding dresses to The Bridal Lounge is something completely new for me but I have loved SAJA for so many years that it feels completely right to take this next step. My love affair with SAJA started nearly 7 years ago on a trip to Chicago when I fell in love with a gorgeous emerald green dress in Anthropologie for my friends wedding. Ever since then I have followed the brand and admired their dresses from afar. Today I am so proud to be a stockist and to bring these dresses to Ireland (and Europe) for brides to start their own love affair with them!

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SAJA was founded in 2000 by designer Yoo Lee who has successfully created a brand that is best known and loved for it’s beautiful collection of non-traditional wedding and bridesmaid gowns. SAJA dresses are simple yet elegant and both gracefully ethereal and timeless. SAJA offers modern brides designers gowns at an affordable price.

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The new collection of dresses will be arriving at The Bridal Lounge in the next few weeks so please drop us a line to hello@thebridallounge.ie or call 01-2542882 to make an appointment to view these amazing new dresses!

The story so far…

It’s been so long since I posted anything here and with a year of many changes and exciting adventures I thought that now was a good time to reflect a little on the past year. For those of you who know me here at The Bridal Lounge youll remember that the Bridal Lounge began back in 2009 with my good friend Deirdre Hynes – our aim was to create a business that helped to inspire couples by bringing their ideas and wedding inspirations to life with the help of planning and styling services.  Deirdre also successfully ran Ruby & Bloom floral design. In addition to our planning and styling work we also became stockists of the beautiful Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses which proved incredibly popular with Irish Brides and their bridesmaids.

Last year Deirdre left the business to have a baby and in August 2012 the gorgeous Isabelle Hynes came into the world and since then Deirdre has taken time out from the Bridal Industry to enjoy being an amazing mum. With the arrival of my baby boy (Cillian) in January of this year and without my creative partner in tow (Deirdre) I needed to focus my time and energy on the areas that worked best for me and the business. With this in mind I decided a couple of months ago to drop the venue styling and planning service from The Bridal Lounge.

With a changing business in hand it was time for a new premises and in September I moved to a gorgeous new studio in Temple Bar which is where I have been happily nesting and setting up shop.  The Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses have been very successful in the past year which made me realize that this was the area I wanted to concentrate on and I recently just became Ireland’s first stockist of the gorgeous Joanna August Ceremony collection of dresses for bridesmaids.  With my makeup artistry still going strong I have teamed up with the brilliant hair stylist Michelle Grimes who is also working at no.9 Eustace Street, Temple Bar and we now offer hair and makeup trials for brides and bridesmaids in the same studio as well as appointments for wedding guests who also want to look amazing on the big day!

So that’s it – that’s where I am today and as I write this I am very excited about what lies ahead and the new path The Bridal Lounge is taking.

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Introducing….Joanna August Bridesmaid Dresses

I am delighted to announce that The Bridal Lounge will soon be a proud stockist of the gorgeous Joanna August Ceremony Collection of dresses – not only are these dresses new to us but Joanna August is also new to Ireland. The Ceremony collection is a gorgeous range of chiffon dresses in lots of great colours to suit all bridesmaids.

This new collection of dresses will be available to try from the 1st September ’13 so if you wish to make an appointment for your bridesmaids to try them and to hopefully be the first Joanna August Bridesmaids in Ireland then please email: hello@thebridallounge.ie or call 01-2542882 for an appointment.

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Image Credits: Joanna August

Twobirds Bridesmaid Hi-Lo Gown

 Twobirds Bridesmaid have launched a gorgeous new dress to their collection called the Hi-Lo. This is a strapless dress made from the same fabric as the classic collection and it comes with a built in bra. The dress is available in all colours from the existing collection and comes in two lengths. It comes with a sash which can be worn under the bust line to cinch in the waist or your bridesmaid can wear it without the sash for a softer look. As with the classic wrap dress this dress is also very versatile in that your bridesmaids could wear this dress again with a cute blazer or dress it down with boots!

The new Hi-Lo Gowns will be available to view with us from the end of April – Book your appointment with us now to view the new Hi-Lo Collection. Email: hello@thebridallounge.ie for more information.

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Image Credits: Twobirds Bridesmaid

Whistler Winter Wedding…

With the weather getting colder and sheets of white blanketing the country most mornings we can’t help but get excited for all the lovely couples putting the finishing touches to their Winter Weddings. Christmas Trees, twinkling lights, candles and spiced mulled wine are the perfect compliment for any Winter Wedding and today we are recycling a beautiful wedding from last year by Erin Hearts Court which we love! We especially love the brides style including her stunning coat! Enjoy Ax

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Image Credits: Erin Hearts Court

Baby it’s cold outside…!

Beautiful dresses usually don’t come with a thermal lining and a shivering bride is not a good look so today we are focusing on keeping Winter Brides warm and cosy during these cold and frosty months.

While the white or ivory fur stole or shrug continue to be the most popular choice for winter brides to keep the cold at bay, there are endless options out there to wrap up with.

The fur (faux of course!) coat instantly adds glamour and sophistication as well as being super snuggly.  White or cream are the obvious choice here also but more and more brides are choosingcolours such as black, brown or blush to add beautiful contrast and texture to their overall look.

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For something a little more edgy choose a sequinned jacket in gold or silver or go all ladylike with a tweedbox jacket in white, cream or gold.

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If fur is not your thing, why not consider an elegant cardigan in luxurious cashmere to keep you toasty.  For that added wow factor go for a bright pop of colour.  I love love love the red cardigan chosen by the winter bride below.

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Whichever you chose, the result will be a super stylish, warm and toasty bride.

Mittens are optional!  X

Image Credits: 1. SMP 2. Bridal Musings 3. SMP 4. Plum Pretty Sugar 5. SMP 6. SMP 7. Tumblr 8. Green Wedding Shoes 9. SMP 10. Tumblr