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Blog entries from June 2012

  • Country Loving Wedding Theme

    Wednesday 27 June 2022 - Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: eco-friendly-wedding-theme, top-wedding-theme-for-2013, rustic-wedding-theme, country-loving-wedding-theme

    A laid-back country vibe is perfect for long summer nights. If you're having a rustic theme, incorporate wild flowers, hand painted signs, lace accents and mismatched crockery. This theme is budget friendly if you are prepared to spend time DIYing and coordinating the look with your venue, especially if you and/or your bridal party are the creative types. If you want to go all out, a bicycle made for two theme will suit this style perfectly, stamps on your stationery and as your transport will create a carefree, nostalgic atmosphere.

    By Amy Croffey

    Images clockwise from top left: Styling by Pearl and Godiva, Image by Lisa O'Dwyer | Finer Details | Jose Villa | Leila Brewster | Girl with headpiece, girls with cups and sign - Styling by Pearl and Godiva, Image by Lisa O'Dwyer | Flower Flair | Elegant Events |

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  • Step-by-Step Bridal Beauty by Fiona Burnell

    Tuesday 26 June 2022 - DIY, Beauty - Tags: fiona-burnell-makeup-artist, natural-wedding-make-up

    Beautiful bride Rachel Kelly chose a natural and elegant look for her ‘I do’ day! Make-up artist Fiona Burnell gives us step-by-step instructions on how to achieve Rachel’s mak-up and how to give this look a night time feel!


    Fiona says, “In order to get the most out of your make-up, it’s very important to have a good foundation to start with and exfoliate and moisturise your skin first before any make-up is applied.”

    Tip: It’s important to have regular facials or a good home care routine of cleansing/toning and moisturising on a daily bases. Try to exfoliate at least once a week and have a facial every few months to deep cleanse before your wedding. Then your make-up will feel and look radiant. 

    How to achieve Rachel’s look:

    Step 1 - Start with a quick cleanse/tone and moisturise. Apply Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, which is a great base to keep your make-up in place all day and gives a lovely even finish to your foundation.

    Step 2 - Add MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation which gives a nice dewy finish. Also, apply a little of Hollywood Shimmer by Benefit which can be mixed into your make-up or just applied after where ever you want a sultry glow. Contour under cheek bone to ear with matt bronzer and apply your MAC Dainty Blush to the apples of your cheeks.

    Step 3 - Define the brows with light/medium powder by Bare Minerals and brush through. You could also use pencil if you prefer.

    Tip: It’s important to have eyebrows shaped in advance to give great definition and frame the face.

    Step 3 - A cream base was then applied all over Rachel’s eyelid and under eyebrow to highlight. After this, contour the crease of the eye with beige and using the darker brown, apply to the outer corners in a ‘C’ shape and along the lash line. Using your eyeliner, gel or pencil (Clarins Black Kohl Pencil is great) lightly go over the top lash line - start on the outside and taper off at the inside of the eye. You can go back to outer corners to create a slight flick keeping it natural. Finish with black mascara rolling from root to tip with a vibrating effect to separate the lashes. 

    Step 4 - Finally, apply a natural lip liner like Christian Dior Lipstick in a gorgeous strawberry shade and dab with a clear gloss to finish. 

    Night Time

    This is a very simple look to wear just about anywhere because it's so natural and still brings out all of your best features and it's perfect to add to if you want a more dramatic look for night time. Just add a darker shade of brown for intensity to the eyes and a bit more liner - liquid or gels are stronger for this look. And finally, a red lip will help to add a touch of evening glamour! 

    Fiona Burnell Contact Details: Phone: +353 86 8842307 | Email: [email protected] | Web:

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  • Wedding Colour Palette: Pink & Turquoise

    Tuesday 19 June 2022 - Fashion, Engagement Ideas, DIY, Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: turquoise-and-pink, colour-palette, pink, farrell-and-chase, pearl-and-godiva, aspect-photography


    Pink and turquoise is the perfect colour palette for the simple reason - it’s so unique! It will definitely make your wedding stand out from the crowd and one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Turquoise is a colour known for its serenity and peaceful qualities. Pair it with an uplifting shade of pink and you’re on to a definite winner! Most hues of pink look good, but blush is our favourite and works well with lighter shades of turquoise! Try a teal shade for a more sophisticated look, or aqua for a beach or garden wedding for a more chillaxed feel!

    Images clockwise from top: Shoes - Corbin Gurkin Photography | Austie on Etsy | Valentino | A Piece of Cake | Teapot Pearl and Godiva - image by Aspect Photography | Invites by Farrell and Chase | Corbin Gurkin Photography | Corbin Gurkin Photography | Topiary Trees from the Shop €15 |

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  • Our Real Bridal Blogger: Fallon Hits the �Wedding Planning Wall�!

    Wednesday 13 June 2022 - Fallon's Blog, Advice - Tags: hitting-the-wedding-planning-wall, fallon-wasser, real-bridal-blogger

    WOL’s fabulous bridal blogger Fallon Wasser is getting ready to marry her fianc� Darren Dunne on December 7th, 2012. Fallon is taking us on her wedding planning journey, through the ups and downs, highs and lows and is sharing her wedding planning tips and tricks with us along the way!


    L: Bella Bleu, Cork | R: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

    Well, it’s been far too long since my last bridal blog post and I’ve a good reason, honest! In the couple of weeks since my last post I lost my job, visited the depths of despair, found a new job and then experienced the amazing sense of relief that goes with it! That’s a good reason, right?

    During that time I really didn’t do a thing for the wedding and now I found in the last week or so that I’ve hit what can only be described as the ‘wedding planning wall’. Yep, I’ve hit it hard and head on. I just can’t seem to get motivated at all. Is it just me or has anyone else ever felt that way? Please say yes and that I’m not a bad bride-to-be. I’ve a list of things as long as my arm that I need to get done, but I just keep putting it off. Sometimes it feels there is so much to do that it all gets a little overwhelming. So, instead of looking at an endless list of things, I’m going to take it one project at a time.

    The very first thing on my list at the moment is to finish me! I need shoes, jewellery and underwear and because I’m getting married in December I can’t decide on whether to wear a shrug-type-thingy over my shoulders to try keep a little warm or if I want to wear a veil - decisions, decisions! If there are any winter brides out there, what are you going to do to keep warm or are you going to be a slave to fashion and freeze? Can I wear a shrug and a veil together or is it too much? I definitely need some advice on this one!

     I’m giving myself the next two weeks to source, price and make a decision on all of the above. I think once I get one thing finished, the wedding planning ball will start rolling again and I’ll be back on track! Watch this space!

    See the rest of Fallon’s blog posts and feel free to leave a comment for Fallon here, or chat to her in the WeddingsOnline Forums!


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  • From the Catwalk to the Aisle- Summer 2012 Wedding Hair Trends

    Tuesday 5 June 2022 - Beauty - Tags: hair, catwalk, trend, summer, spring

    Boho braids, pretty ponies and some very old school styles got a new twist on the S/S 2012 catwalks this year, and, oddly enough, nearly every one of the looks was wedding-ready. By Karen Birney

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    Summer is all about an effortless, carefree yet sensual style, making the boho look a staple among designers. Loose braids were the crowning glory of the pretty and playful at Valentino (Redken), creating a soft, romantic feel, while Emilio Pucci went for a messy and loose, ribbon-tied ponytail to finish off a rockier style.

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    Classic ballet buns, short and slick 40s flicks and Bardot bouffants were executed with style and poise on several S/S catwalks and created a more elegant, refined finish to collections. Marios Schwab models strutted down the catwalks like an army of film noir femme fatales, fiercely confident in their soft, shiny and set crops. Hair was long and loose, but again revived a quintessential female protagonist from a past movie genre, this time the doe-eyed naif, at Versace. Whether you're a vampish or sweet bride, these looks are all timeless and trendy, a perfect mix.

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    Up dos were given height with wave-like quiffs at D&G, loosely framing the face and providing the ideal setting for a clip in veil when thinking 'bridal'. At Louis Vuitton a delicate and ornate traditional tiara sat atop a whispy and messy high bun, replacing the form-fitting top knot favoured last season.

    Trend Alert! - Pearl Details at Chanel

    Brides and pearls go together like Chanel and quilted flap bags, so we were truly inspired when we saw some of these pics from Chanel's 2012 show. Slicked back buns were decorated with sprinkles of oversized pearls which, in some cases, dropped down the back alien like and delicately beautiful.

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    The pearl-like additions to the face, chest and back are for the more daring brides out there, but we definitely want to see a few ladies trying this hair trend soon!

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