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Blog entries from October 2011

  • "Dancin' out on 7th street... 

    Saturday 29 October 2021 - Photo Inspiration - Tags: halloween, inspiration, usa, black-and-white, bealthee-photography

    bealthee photography
    ...Dancin' through the underground 
    Dancin' little marionette 
    Are you happy now? 

    Where do you go when you're lonely 
    Where do you go when you're blue 
    Where do you go when you're lonely 
    I'll follow you 
    When the stars go blue"
    -Ryan Adams, When the Stars go Blue
    Photos by Belathee Photography

    Have a happy Halloween weekend all x

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  • Mismatching Bridesmaids: How to

    Friday 28 October 2021 - Fashion - Tags: bridemaids, fashion, dress, blue, red, wine, green

    mismatching bridesmaids
    Clockwise from top left: Erin Heart Court Photography | Elizabeth Anne Designs | Todd Pellowe via | Jose Villa

    By Karen Birney

    We love any wedding where you can see and feel the personality of individuals shine through. And that doesn't just go for the bride and groom! Sometimes dressing your bridesmaids feels like more hassle than it's worth; if they don't like the colour of the dress, they don't like the style, or if in fact you just can't get them to even look at one to choose! That's why mismatching bridesmaids is such a welcome trend in the wedding world -anything that hacks off a little bit of stress is, in our opinion, a good thing.

    Now, you may get a bit panicky about letting your bridesmaids loose and them turning up in a purple PVC bustier and skirt (if that's not the look you're going for of course) but the trick is too give them a bit of guidance, whether that be through pictures, swatches, or by leaving recordings of your voice saying 'below the knee, below the knee' over and over under their pillow (maybe don't try that last one).

    Decide on whether you want to go: casual, semi-casual, or dressy. Pick a colour scheme: nudes, pastels, or strong vibrant colours, browns and creams, navies and yellows. See below for a few of our ideas.

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    casual bridesmaids
    1, €78.27 2, €26.09 3, €84.79

    bridesmaid dresses high street
    1 Oasis, €75 2 Oasis €81 3 Coast, €250 4 Coast, €235

    dressy bridesmaids
    1 Coast, €230 2 Coast, €188 3 Coast, €175 4 Jim Hjelm available from Marie McElheron Designs (Please check for availabilty)

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  • Berry and Plum Colour Palette (Our 'Halloween' Palette!)

    Wednesday 26 October 2021 - Colour Palettes, Decor Inspiration - Tags: berry, purple, palette, halloween, summer

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    Berry and plum create a delicious wedding palette and we thought, a perfect one for a Hallowe'en wedding with those dark, almost gothic colours. Berries may be primarily in season during summer, but who is to stop you from adapting their deep, sumptuous colours into you wedding scheme. Inkeeping with the berry palette, wine and cheese boards would work perfectly with this theme, along with wine cork accents and rustic wooden furnishings.

    Clockwise from top left: Berry and Roses Centrepiece via Momentville | Hanging Birdhouse image by Amy Nieto Photography | Berry Mocktails via KidSumers | Table setting by Jonatha Canlas via Snippet & Ink | Invitation via White or Cream | Dress by Alvino Valenta, available from White Orchid | Groom in Purple via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Wine Cork Name Card Holders via Something Green Events | Stained Corks image via Lovely Morning | Fruit Feature by Jonathan Canlas via Snippet & Ink | Bouquet by Crazy Daisy | Berry dessert via Desserts for Breakfast

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  • Winter Wedding Inspiration -Red, Brown and White Photo Shoot

    Tuesday 25 October 2021 - Photoshoots, Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: winter, shop

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    Photography by Jenny Haas | Styling by Ashley Krogman Designs

    To view the full photo gallery, click here.

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    Clockwise left-right: Couple photo by Jenny Haas | Love Bird Bulletin €15 25/pack, Snowflake Bubbles €5 6/pavk, Snowflake Confetti €4 28g all from WeddingsOnline Shop | Middleton Park House photographed by Studio33Weddings

    >> See if Middleton Park House is available for your wedding!

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    Clockwise left-right: Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Snowflake Glass Name Card €4.50 10/pack, White Bell Heart Decroation (COMING SOON!), Bauble Name card Holder €8 6/pack, Snowflake Candle €4.50 12cm all from the WeddingsOnline Shop | Bridesmaid dress from

    >> Remember! FREE DELIVERY of all WeddingsOnline Shop Products til this Monday!

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  • Win lots of Smashbox Products!

    Monday 24 October 2021 - Blog Competitions, Beauty - Tags: competition, primer, make-up, beauty, smashbox

    We said we had something planned for you didn't we?! We're BIG fans of Smashbox in WeddingsOnline HQ and can't get enough of the new Girls on Film collection. But our fave items from the whole lot are the very sexy, very dramatic, and very convenient day-to-night cute-but-chic palettes Smokebox and Softbox.

    smashbox girls on film

    Softbox comprises of six everyday shades -mostly creams and browns with a little burnt orange pigmentation. Delish. Smokebox is its sultry sister with some darker shades -blacks and blues. Now if the fact that you just read 'black and blue' has you a little shaken up don't fret -both palettes have a little label on the back with some tips for application. Sure you've no excuse.

    And, because we love you, we're also giving away the Snap you're Fab Holiday Lipgloss set with six of the most popular Smashbox lipgloss shades!

    FURTHER MORE! We have the award winning Behind the Lens Primer set to give away. Which is brilliant for getting your complexion photo-ready but reducing shine and redness.

    Now, who said they didn't like Mondays?!

    To enter, simply answer the following question by leaving a comment using YOUR WEDDINGSONLINE USERNAME underneath this post,

    Question: What make-up/beauty product can you not live without over winter? (Check out our top 10 picks HERE!)

    and sure, wouldn't ya like us on Facebook while your around??!

    T&Cs: Competition is open to residents of Ireland only. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. You must be a WeddingsOnline user to enter. Competition ends at 2pm Friday 28th October. Winner will be chosen at random and that decision is final. No cash alternative.

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  • Sneak Peak at Tomorrow's Palette

    Monday 24 October 2021 - Colour Palettes - Tags: None

    red brown colour palette snow

    Now, if you're not on the couch, under a blanket drinking tea, GET TO IT!

    See you tomorrow folks x

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  • Winter Beauty Must Haves for the Bride-to-Be

    Friday 21 October 2021 - Beauty - Tags: hair, beauty

    By Karen Birney

    Right guys, time to get the white flags out, winter is here. Every year I'm dragged kicking and screaming into November, donned in a filthy maxi dress with nothing but an aging cardy to hide my shame (my goosebumps, that is). However this year I've come prepared. I have this weekend earmarked for upgrading my wardrobe (leather elbow patches for cardies, boots heeled, new shiny buttons for old winter coats) and I have already flushed out my make-up bag.

    As you are probably well aware, winter brides really need to look after their skin. Chapping is not a good look to sport on your wedding day. But while you need to take care of yourself, you are also on the go almost 24/7 with appointments, work, babies, or parties so you need to have on-the-go skincare, as well as some very transportable quick make-up fixes.

    Alas, I present to you my Top 10 Make-up and Beauty Products for Busy Brides this Winter! (Aka 'What-I-will-have-in-my-own-make-up -bag-til-March-possibly-April-next-year')


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    1. Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub This is like a mini exfoliator for your tender lips, and is great at removing any dry skin from chapping without damaging the delicate skin. Only problem is trying no to eat it.

    2. Julie Hewett Camellia Balm in Pink As well as looking pretty and feminine, this lipbalm is a handy 2-in-1. If you find youself with excess on your fingers, rub it into your cuticals to soften and moisturise. Genious.

    3. MAC Pigment in Tan This is the most perfect little pot to bring you from the office to your bridal appointments or mini work bridal shower, and gives an instant lift to tired eyes. Just line a scraping under the lower lashes and BAM, you look like a megastar. I've had mine for nearly 5 years, so it's great value too at about €24.

    4. Smashbox Smokebox Eye Palette This is my newby, and a very welcome addition to my make-me-look-presentable-after-eight-hours-in-the-office bag. These two are limited editions from Smashbox but if you want to get your hands on them, pop back here on Monday, we have a little suprise for you!

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    5. Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara My current favourite for va-va-voom mascara. My reason for including this in the winter beauty list is because I get really watery eyes in the cold wind and have found that this mascara doesn't run and sting like some others. That's a winner in my eyes. (badum)

    winter must haves beauty

    6. Redken Powder Grip 03 Mattifying Hair Powder One word: Amazingness. This is your go-to for on-the-go beauty in hair. No time to shampoo but roots feeling a little on the greasy side? Pepper yourself up and rub in. Also, if you've no room in your clutch for hairspray but can't live without some volume in your hair, Bob's you teapot (darn advertising!)

    7. Art Deco Lipstick in Red 03 My staple red lippie. And probably the red that will go well with all skintones. Winner.

    8. No7 Total Renewal Microdermabrasion A new skin for about €15, though if yours is sensitive I suggest giving it a miss. For me, it's the best exfoliator I've ever used.

    9. Aveda Hand Relief To keep hands well moisturised over the winter, though I suggest using a suncream underneath.

    10. American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Red This will be on my nails all winter long, and makes me feel super glam!


    So, what's in your make-up bag wishlist for winter? Let us know below!

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  • "If you're a bird...

    Friday 21 October 2021 - Photo Inspiration, Engagement Ideas - Tags: None

    engagement in the rain

    ...I'm a bird"
    -The Notebook
    Images by Clayton Austin

    Have a fun weekend x

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  • Real Wedding USA: DIY Retro Fun!

    Wednesday 19 October 2021 - Real Weddings - Tags: None

    A very cute DIY wedding in the US, full of colour and retro charm. We heart the bride's tulle underskirt!
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    sequin shoes
    yellow wedding
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    yellow wedding palette

    Love the yellow ties with light grey suits on the groomsmen, it's like instant sunshine!

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    wedding geek chic groom

    The bride's tulle skirt and matching hairpiece are two very budget-friendly ways to add a big personality kick into her wedding attire.

    blue and yellow button holes

    To make similar felt buttonholes for the groomsmen, try this DIY felt buttonholes project out.

    yellow wedding
    wedding photobooth
    photobooth photos

    These photobooth photos are so cute, and as well as being a great keepsake from the day, you could also intergrate them into your thank you cards. Have a look here to see the wedding photobooth suppliers on this site.

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    wedding reception sign

    If you want to add a sign to direct people to your reception, you can find lots of wedding signs on our sister site,

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    Photographed by Ben Blood Photography

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  • Sneak Peak at Tomorrow's Real Wedding Post!

    Tuesday 18 October 2021 - Real Weddings - Tags: usa

    ben blood

    See you then!

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  • Bring me some Bling

    Monday 17 October 2021 - Jewelery, Fashion - Tags: headpiece, sash, rhinestone, shoe-clips

    twigs and honey headpiece
    Photo by Elizabeth Messina for Twigs and Honey

    By Karen Birney

    It's no secret that we love our bling here in WeddingsOnline HQ, and sure what would a wedding be without a bit of it? There are plenty of ways to add some sparkle to your wedding wear, whether it comes from rhinestones or diamontes, sequins or Swarovski. And it doesn't just have to be on your bodice. Headpieces, cuffs, shoes, bouquets and even your candles could don some extra bling, just have a look at a few of our selections below! And stay tuned this week because we have a blingtastic DIY project coming up!


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    Left-Right: Top image Vintage Vine Royal by Harmione Harbutt | Bottom Image Twings & Honey, Myrakim on Etsy | Jenny Packham Acaica III | Johanna Johnson

    Shoe Clips

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    Main image by Shaun Flanigan

    Clockwise from left: Finkshop | Kirsten Kuehn Designs | Past Splendors

    Bridal Sashes

    rhinestone bridal sashes
    All from Kirsten Kuehn Designs


    rhinestone cuffs
    From left: Johanna Johnson | Jenny Packham | Lovely Ever After via Etsy


    rhinestone bouquet ribbon
    Kirsten Kuehn Designs

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    All from JewelleryShopOnline

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  • She can kill with a smile...

    Friday 14 October 2021 - Photo Inspiration, Flowers - Tags: friday-love-on-wol

    Luisa Bianchin Vanity Fair
    italian wedding vanity fair

    ...She can wound with her eyes
    She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
    And she only reveals what she wants you to see
    She hides like a child,
    But she's always a woman to me."
    -Billy Joel, She's Always a Woman
    Photo by Luisa Bianchin for Vanity Fair July 2011

    Have a chic and sexy weekend all x


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  • Real Wedding USA: Boho Meets Black Tie

    Thursday 13 October 2021 - Real Weddings - Tags: real-wedding, boho-wedding, black-tie-wedding, american-wedding, wedding-inspiration

    When we saw Diana and Josh’s amazing wedding, photographed by W. Scott Chester, we fell head over heels in lust!

    Initially when you think of bohemian and black tie, you think of themes which are at totally opposite ends of the universe. But Diana and Josh perfectly combined these looks together to create a chic but eclectic, warm wedding!

    We especially loved their seating charts - boxes with vintage bowties and scarves with illustrated directions inside. Adorable! We also loved the photobooth they setup inside their vintage VW camper bus - the same VW camper they drove all around California for their honeymoon!


    Lurve this first look picture....


    They even played Casablanca in the background for that extra romantic feel... 


    See W. Scott Chester Photography for more pictures of Diana and Josh's wedding!

    To get this boho meets black tie look for your own wedding check out the WOL Suppliers Directory and Shop!

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  • Colour Palette: Purple, Cerise and Green

    Thursday 13 October 2021 - Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: unusual-wedding-colours, colour-themes, green-purple-and-cerise-colour-theme, colour-palette, purple, green

    These colours are bright and dramatic and are receiving a very warm reception in the world of weddings. When we see these purples, cerises and greens together we think of care-free, glossy, happy soirees! Add gold as an accent colour to finish off for a sophisticated, unique look.


    Wedding and Decor Images: Luna Photo | Tie: House of Fraser | Dress: Marks&Spencer | Earrings: Talullah Tu | Fascinator: Edel Ramberg | Shoe: Dune | Favour Box: |

    To get this green, cerise and purple palette for your own wedding check out the WOL Shop!

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  • Perfect Winter Bouquets

    Tuesday 11 October 2021 - Flowers - Tags: flowers, bouquets, purple

    pink grey cream bouquet

    This muted pink, grey and cream bouquet, handtied and finished with a white satin ribbon and vintage-style diamonté brooch brings a softness and sophistication to any wedding gown, adding to it just a whisper of old world charm.

    red bouquet

    This brilliant red bouquet is both striking and neat, and immediately draws the eye. Matched perfectly with red ribbon, this bouquet says drama and sensuality and is an easy way of adding a touch of wow to your wedding attire.

    cream bouquet with brooch

    This fluffy cream bouquet with white ribbon and dripping diamonté brooch would make a beautiful accompaniment to a sheer, sheath wedding gown, adding just the right amount of bling.

    purple wedding bouquet

    Left: Cream and moss green brings a earthy tone to wedding decor, and is the perfect mix to keep the whole style soft while adding a back-to-nature vibe. The white tulle and mini pearls add glamour to the bouquet.
    Right: This vibrant purple and pink bouquet is a wonderful way to add colour to a wedding outfit, or to set the tone of the decor for after. The colours bring a little bit of fun and femininity to the wedding table!

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