Archive for the ‘Wedding Accessories’ Category

Joanna August 2014 Ceremony Collection Preview

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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: or Call: 01-2542882.

Pink Chiffon Bridesmaid dresses

mint green bridesmaid dresses

chiffon bridesmaid dresses dublin

long chiffon bridesmaid dresses dublin

“Something Old, Something New”

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Something Old, Something New” corsages and pins are designed by the talented and creative textile artist Natalie Katona. While planning her own wedding Natalie knew that she wanted to incorporate something unique and personal into her wedding style and when she couldn’t find what she was looking for she created her ‘Something Old, Something New’ range. Her own corsage included beautiful vintage jewellery passed down from her Grandmother and material from her bridesmaid’s dress to help her create a unique piece for her wedding day. Natalie also designed brooches for both her bridesmaid and flower girl and also one to adorn the top of her wedding cake! Something very different and special and the perfect keepsakes from her special day.

All of Natalie’s designs are handmade with vintage jewellery, beautiful ribbon and trimmings to suit your wedding colours. If you are looking for something different and would love to incorporate some of your own vintage jewellery into your wedding Natalie will have a personal consultation with you where she will go through different designs and styles that will work perfectly for your wedding. Corsages are also a lovely gift for the Mother of the Bride & Groom instead of the traditional corsages and buttonholes.

Prices for a bridal corsage (including one-hour personal consultation) start at €80, bridesmaid corsages from €35 and for other family members, prices on request.

For more information or to book a consultation with Natalie visit or call 086 8217466

Enjoy. Aoife & Deirdre Xx

Sinead & Aidan’s Beautiful Day…

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

 We are delighted to share these lovely images from Sinead and Aidan’s wedding which was photographed by David Maury at the gorgeous Lady Chapel Church in Maynooth followed by a reception at the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy. David captured beautiful moments throughout the day including the images taken at the Japanse Gardens which you can enjoy below. Aoife & Deirdre Xx

Sinead & Aidan’s suppliers include: Flowers - Carraig Flowers Hair Acessories – Stacey Hannan Designs Dress: Tracy Bridal and Collete Kehir Makup Artist.

Thank you to Sinead & Aidan for sharing the images from their wedding with us and also to David Maury Photography.

Winter Wonderland Wedding…

Friday, December 24th, 2010

We are so excited to bring you these pics today. This was simply one of the most stunning weddings we have ever been involved in. Suzanne and Paul chose the fabulous Village at Lyons for their December wedding wondering if there was any chance at all that there might be snow on the day… Let’s just say you should be careful what you wish for!! The tiny thaw in what was otherwise a crazy snowy week meant that guests managed to make it without too many hiccups for the party of the year! The couple spared no imagination or style on all of the beautiful details, from the Elum letterpress stationary suite, to Suzanne’s perfect feather stole covering her magnificent Monique L’Huillier dress and Paul looked very dashing too in a velvet collared D&G suit! One of us Bridal Lounge girls (Deirdre from Ruby&Bloom) was lucky enough to work on the flowers and decorations for such a stunning location… Candles lit every corner to create a sparkly winter wonderland… we didn’t want to leave! We loved the running order of the day, the civil ceremony took place in the beautiful Mill room, with signature cocktails in the conservatory to toast the couple before they released Sky Lanterns at dusk. After dinner it was back to the conservatory for a magnificent dessert buffet (mini macaroons and the most beautiful jewel-like mini muffins we’ve ever seen), and a sweet shop just for the groom Paul. Bowls of traditional sweets from Humbugs Ireland and The Really Old Sweet Shop satisfied many a sweet tooth! The day finished back in the Mill Room with Connor McKeon and the Legends of Swing. The fabulously talented Christina Brosnan did an amazing job capturing this truly sparkly, sophisticated affair! Big congratulations to the happy, happy couple… hope you enjoy the inspirational pictures!!  Aoife & Deirdre xxx

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Winter White Inspiration

Friday, December 10th, 2010

When planning Weddings we nearly always think vibrant colourful pops of colour be it through flowers, bridesmaids dresses, shoes or decor. We very rarley consider white for a wedding colour palette – but looking at these gorgeous pictures we would LOVE to plan a winter white wedding – so pretty. Add hundreds of twinkly tealights and you have a sparkly winter white wedding wonderland!! Have a great weekend – happy planning. Aoife & Deirdre X

Image Credits: 1. Amy Atlas 2. Country Living 3. GreyLikesWeddings 4. Ruffled 5. Inspired Bride 6. Apartment Therapy 7. Agnes Lopez

Whistler Winter Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Our lovely friends Erin and Courtney of the very talented duo ErinheartsCourt have so kindly shared Sara & Reno’s wedding with us – a stunning winter wedding shot last year in Whistler, Canada. It is packed full of all the beautiful details a Winter Wedding should have….winter white landscapes, sumptuous fur jackets, christmas trees and decorations with warm open fires – perfect! Erin and Courtney were so lucky to photograph not only a beautiful Wedding but how stunning are the bride & groom?! We hope you enjoy this wedding as much as we do – if we could do it all again, we’d both have Winter Weddings, Sara’s hair,dress & fur and of course Erin & Courtney to photograph for us! Thanks so much! Aoife & Deirdre Xx


Thank you so much to Erin & Courtney for sharing these gorgeous Images with us!!

Top Five for a Frosty Friday!…

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Greetings on this Frosty, Frozen Friday!!! Here’s a couple of winter warmers and good ideas that we uncovered during the week!!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS – we were nearly drooling when this fabulous Karl Donoghue shearling shawl crossed our paths on, how stunning would it be over a lace or silk wedding dress for a very stylish winter bride! Next up all this powdery snow that’s been falling from our skies reminded us of fabulous little snowglobes that we had when we were kids. The amazing people in Anthropologie decided to use them to display their wares in their Christmas schemes in stores, but the even cleverer people at WellWorn went one step better and are showing us how to make them ourselves!! We think they would be so much fun to have as your place-cards or as personalised decorations in a table-setting!! How romantic are these mugs…. perfect present for the perfect couple, or to share with your other half! Designed by ceramicist Rob Ryan they come in a beautiful gift box and an even more romantic heart detail on their reverse…. needless to say they make more sense when they’re filled with hot chocolate and ‘clinked’ together with a loved one! Article in the Powerscourt Townhouse Center have a few sets left, so hurry if you want them in your stocking!!

Another little DIY project for anyone snowed in this weekend – fab little personalised paper hanging tealight holders, we can just picture them glittering and glowing dotted through a snow-capped tree! One of our favourite blogs DesignSponge have the how-tos for you! And finally…. probably the cleverest and most essential thing we came across all week…. gloves you don’t have to take off to use an i-phone or i-touch!! The tip of the index finger on both hands has been designed to replicated the sensation of your finger dragging across the screen so you’ll never have to take a glove off (or try to use your nose) to use your phone in the freezing cold again…. Ours are winging their way to us from EchoDesign as we type – woohoo ;0)

Have a wonderful, wintery weekend everyone – and be safe out there!! Deirdre & Aoife xx

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Mary & James – Winter Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

You may remember we included a photo in our ‘Friday’s Fantastic Five’ post of Mary & James doing a ‘first Look’  before their Wedding Ceremony in St.Stephen’s Green…here we have some more gorgeous photos from their Wedding to share with you!!  Mary and James live in Australia but came back to Mary’s native  Dublin earlier this Month to celebrate an intimate Wedding with their closest friend’s and family.

While planning their Wedding they knew a late wedding in November wouldn’t allow much time for wedding portraits after the ceremony so they opted for a ‘first look’, which is where the bride & groom will see each other for the first time before their ceremony. Christina Brosnan who photographed their Wedding notes that doing the ‘first look’ particularly in winter months allows more time for portraits and allows a couple to be more relaxed for the ceremony.

The Wedding Ceremony took place at the beautiful Newman University Church  which was followed by an intimate meal at Forty One on the green.

Mary and James are such a gorgeous couple – Mary looked so stunning in her retro style Wedding dress which she found on Ebay and going that step further she went to the flower markets in Dublin and made her own Bouquet!! It just proves that you don’t have to spend thousands of euros to have a beautiful wedding!

The next two shots on Grafton Street are definitely some of our favourite….how cool to go for a stroll on Grafton Street and have the world pass you by!!

Thank you so much to Mary and James for sharing their beautiful wedding photos with us – we hope that your whirlwind honeymoon is amazing! Again…a huge thank you to Christina Brosnan for capturing such gorgeous moments. Aoife & Deirdre X

Bridal Fashion: A pop of colour!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Shoes glorious Shoes! We all love shoes and what better excuse than your wedding day to invest in the most beautiful pair of shoes a girl can dream of. Yellow, Gold, Navy, Purple…there are so many options so why settle for the conventional white or cream, kitten heel satin wedding shoes?? We must admit we are not huge fans of the traditional wedding shoes,they are not the most stylish or best looking shoes in the world and add to that the fact that brides certainly won’t  wear them again.

We love seeing Brides who go all out and bring out their own personal style on their wedding day by wearing coloured shoes – not only do they look great in photos but you are guaranteed to wear them again – bonus!!

Have a look at some of these gorgeous images with nicest coloured shoes!!

Image Credits: 1. OneLovePhotoBlog 2. 100 Layer Cake 3. Snippet and Ink Blog 4. My Wedding Planning Tips 5.Wedding Chicks 6. Style Me Pretty 7. Wedding Chicks

Untamed Petals at The Bridal Lounge

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

We are very excited to bring you this little piece about Untamed Petals , an exciting company that creates the most beautiful hair accessories perfect to complete your bridal look. Designed by the very talented Amanda Gilbert,her whimsical and romantic designs include beautiful hand-crafted headbands,halos,hair flowers or sashes which are not only perfect for your wedding but will complete any look!

The best bit is that we will soon have Untamed Petals flowers, halos and headbands available for Brides to try on at The Bridal Lounge. Book a Bridal Styling Session with us and try any of these gorgeous pieces with your hair&makeup to complete your perfect bridal look!!

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