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Blog entries from November 2011

  • Have Yourself a Merry Vintage Wedding...

    Tuesday 29 November 2021 - Weddings Abroad, Photoshoots, Photo Inspiration, Jewelery, Flowers, Fashion, Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: snowing-wedding-day, etsy-shop, vintage-christmas-wedding, studio-33, vintage-wedding, confetti-co-uk, winter-wonderland-wedding, winter

    Wonderful winter weddings are all the rage this time of year, so to make yours stand out from the crowd try something a little different like a vintage winter theme! The best thing is this wedding look is chic and beautiful and you can never, ever go wrong with chic and beautiful. Compiled by Amy Croffey.

    Vinatge Xmas Wedding

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    Wedding sign - | Table setting by Jenny Haas Photo | Shoes in the snow by Camilla Photography | Shoe clips - B Poetic at Etsy | Miss Dior Perfume by Christian Dior | Earrings - | Sequin dress - River Island | Corset - Agent Provocateur | Nude shoes - Office | Speech image by Studio 33 Weddings | Nail varnish - Chanel | Wedding dress by Monique Lhullier | Wreath - Debenhams | Banner - The Ruffled Word at Etsy | Bride with gift by Camilla Photography | Tulle dress by Modcloth |

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  • WIN! Your Wedding Dress Dry Cleaned Anywhere in Ireland!

    Friday 25 November 2021 - Blog Competitions - Tags: competitions, gown-preservation, dry-cleaning

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    NATIONWIDE Bridal Gown Cleaning Service

    DrycleanIT are launching their new Nationwide Bridal Gown Cleaning Service this week on! To celebrate, we have a great (and very practical) prize to give to one lucky Wollie.

    One lucky winner will have their wedding dress collected by our courier, cleaned and boxed in the DrycleanIT Preservation Box and returned by courier!

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

    QUESTION: Would you consider receiving a voucher to have your wedding dress cleaned & stored in a preservation box a nice wedding gift?

    {A bit about the new DrycleanIT Service}

    Brides anywhere in Ireland can now have their wedding dress collected by our courier either from home or even directly from the wedding venue and delivered back to her home cleaned and boxed for when she returns from her honeymoon.

    Our Bridal Gown Cleaning Manager will contact you at four stages throughout the process:

    1. At the initial enquiry to discuss the process and address any queries you may have.
    2. At the inspection process when your dress arrives and is being booked in
    3. After the cleaning process and prior to storing in our preservation box
    4. Finally to Arrange delivery

    Each Preservation Box contains:

    Tags and ribbons
    Shoes and accessories box
    Acid-free certificate envelope
    Acid-free archive tissue paper
    A collection of record sheets and charts

    Our commitment to quality is exemplified by becoming the first and only dry cleaning company in Ireland to achieve registration to ISO 9001:2008 by NSAI

    Find DrycleanIT on Facebook

    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 2nd December. Winner will be chosen at random and that decision is final. No cash alternative.

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  • Twilight Wedding Dress Replica Out Now!

    Thursday 24 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: wedding-dress, lace, alfred-angelo, fashion, celebrity

    Belleza Bridal announced yesterday that it will be an exclusive stockists of the Alfred Angelo replica of the dress worn by Bella when she marries love interest Edward in this year's Twilight: Breaking Dawn. The original, designed by Carolina Hererra was designed to "reflect the personality and style of the bride." Herrera told, "Bella's dress is romantic and filled with a timeless sophistication, very similar to the character. In a way, this dress served as a symbol of the character's coming of age and introduction into womanhood."

    twilight wedding dress

    The Alfred Angelo replica is made from satin sheath and lace applique, and the full-length sleeves, v-neck and classic silhouette create a timeless style while the cut-out illusion back and button detail adds a little sensuality to the gown.

    To make an appointment to try on the dress, click here.

    {Twilight Wedding Inspiration}

    twilight wedding bella
    Clockwise from top left: Christina Brosnan | Braedon Photography | We are the Mastersons Make-up by Glamour by Dawn, | DecoModWalls at | Photo by We are the Mastersons, bouquet by The French Touch | Hair image via

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  • We love: Coloured Stone Engagement Rings

    Tuesday 22 November 2021 - Jewelery - Tags: jewellery, vintage, engagement-ring

    Emerald, ruby, amethyst... We're in love with colour stone engagement rings...

    coloured stone ring
    Clockwise from top left: Alchemy Jewellery | Weldons Jewellers | | Weldons Jewellers

    colour stone engagement ring

    Clockwise from top left: Voltaire Diamonds | Voltaire Diamonds | E-Jewels | E-Jewels

    Show off your engagement ring on our forums!

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  • How to: Accessorise your Bridesmaid's Red Dress

    Wednesday 16 November 2021 - Flowers, Fashion - Tags: winter, silver, red-bridesmaid-dress, red, bouquets, bridemaids, dresses

    It's Bridesmaid Week on and we're picking some of our favourite looks for a winter wedding! On Tuesday we featured our favourite red and cranberry bridesmaid dresses, both designer and high street, and now we're showing you how to style the colour!

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    The gals in WeddingsOnline HQ are mad for a bit of leopard print, not to mention faux fur, so we've added a touch of animal to accessorize our fave red dress this season. FIERCE. Leopard print really compliments bright red, but don't go overboard if you're not into the Cat Slater look, a clutch (below, Karen Millen) is a great way to add a hint while keeping it classy. Diamontés (bracelet from Coast) and fur (cropped jacket, Karen Millen) are Christmas staples, so it would be an awful shame not to bling your bridesmaids up with a little of both!

    Finish the look off with a red lip, some Louboutins (or similar!) and a gorgeous brooch bouquet. Divine.

    PS Will work as well for guests or for a party outfit, just maybe give the bouquet a miss.

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  • The English Department by Elizabeth Dye 2012

    Friday 11 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: fashion, elizabeth-dye, etsy, wedding-dresses, wedding-dress-trends-2012, designer, gowns

    The English Department is a boutique based in Oregon which showcases the oh-so-sweet creations of acclaimed designer and owner Elizabeth Dye (it also houses dresses and accessories from Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller and Twigs & Honey to name but a few). However you don't have to fly across the waters to get your hands on one of Elizabeth's gowns, as she is housed in the homemade-lovers dream website

    Where is The English Department available from?

    The English Department is available fromEtsy,com/shop/Englishdept

    What is the price range of Elizabeth Dye at The English Department?

    Dresses range from $900-$2000

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Oyster & Pearls Short, $1,350 | Right: Ghost, $1,000

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Circa, $1,650 | Right: Tempest, $1,500

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Emily, $1,550 | Right: Honeychurch, $1,200

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Giselle, $900 | Right: Beatrix, $1,250

    elizabeth dye bridal

    Left: Tea/Blush, $2,400 | Right: Alabaster $1,250

    elizabeth dye bridal
    Left: Miss Bianca, $1,800 | Right: Oyster & Pearls Long, $1,650

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  • Blue Wedding Shoes

    Tuesday 8 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: fashion, shoes, blue

    Blue wedding shoes are a sassy way of adding some colour to your wedding attire, and are a perfect way to include your 'something blue'. Check out some of our favourite blue shoes from The Brown Thomas Shoe Rooms, Schuh and Topshop. Would you wear blue shoes on your wedding day? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

    blue wedding shoes

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  • Covering up with Cardigans

    Wednesday 2 November 2021 - Fashion - Tags: cardigan, winter, autumn, cover-up, style, fashion, brides-in-cardigans

    Cardigans are a pretty way of keeping out the cold during the autumn/winter months. Try a bold colour to make a fun and feminine statement on your big day, matching the colour to your bouquet and his buttonhole. By Karen Birney

    bride bright cardigan
    Clockwise from top left: Photo by Adrienne Gunde via | Photo by Rebecca Hansen via | Photo by Christina Brosnan, Brosnan Photographic | Photo by Anne Hamilton

    Wearing a short, waist-legth cardigan over the shoulders is very 50s, and very lady-like (coowee!). To go the full hog wear a diamond or pearl clasp to hold the collar together. If you're going for a colourful cardie however, keep the detail to a minimum, you don't want the cardigan to overshadow your dress! Some pearl buttons would give it a glamorous edge but keep it simple!

    bride in cardigan
    Left: Photo by Braedon Photography | Right: Photo via FortheLoveofSkinny

    If you are wearing a sheath dress, your cardigan can be a little longer, but your best option is to keep it to the waist if you are wearing a traditional dress. If your dress is a-line you could get away with ballerina-style wrap around (see above).

    Get the look -Brides in Cardigans

    cream cardigans
    Top row, l-r: Topshop £38 | Savida at Dunnes | AWear €26.25 | Bottom row, l-r Topshop £42 | Topshop £46

    bright cardigans autumn/winter 2011
    Green Cardigan, AWear €16.50 | Yellow Cardigan, Penneys €14 | Purple Cardigan, Dunnes | Pink Cardigan, Topshop €20 | Blue Cardigan, People Tree £125

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