Skip to Content

Wedding Blog

  • 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!

    pink cream grey bouquet

    Flowers by Frog Prince Weddings & Events See if Frog Prince are available for YOUR wedding day HERE
    Photography by Susan Jefferies Photography See if Susan has your wedding day free HERE
    Shot on location at Clonabreany House Check if Clonabreany House have your day avaible HERE

    Images are subject to copyright, please do not use these images without prior constent.


    Click to find a Florist in your area

    Click to find your perfect Photographer

    Click to browse other beautiful wedding Venues

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Staying Focused on your Wedding Day -Laser Eye Sugery

    Monday 10 October 2021 - Beauty, Advice - Tags: ultralase-clinic, laser-eye-surgery-price, eye-testing-ireland, laser-eye-surgery

    laser eye surgery irelandThis article is sponsored by Ultralase Laser Clinic, Ireland.

    Picture it: It’s your special day, and you’re marrying the love of your life. You and your bridesmaids have spent all morning having your hair styled and make-up applied. You have the dress of your dreams - the kind you’ve been fantasising about since you were three, the kind thatyou used to draw with your friends at school and the kind that took you many stressful hours to find. Your husband-to-be who, let's face it,is a bit of a scruff, has scrubbed up well and looks rather dashing in a suit and tails. All in all you’re one happy girl. Or you would be if youcould see it all sharp and in focus.

    Whether you’re long or short sighted, I can speak from experience as a best man that it gets old very fast having to put on then take off your glasses constantly throughout a wedding ceremony, depending on what’s going on. And though they are useful, I’m sure you, as a bride, wouldn’t want to wear a glasses chain around your neck all day and ruin your outfit. Of course the next best thing would be contact lenses (if you can get over the whole ‘touching your eyeball’ thing) and though your day will be seen in splendid clarity, you will have to take them out at night time which may interrupt other activities!

    So when you’re making a list of things to do for your wedding day to make it perfect, fixing your eye sight at an Ultralase Laser Clinic in Ireland might be something you would overlook or that wouldn't be at the top of your priority list. But think of it this way - as one of the most important days of your life, surely you would want to enjoy it all and soak it all up? Surely you'd want to be able to look out from the alter after kissing your husband and see all your friends and family basking in your radiant happiness? And to do that, you would need perfect 20/20 eye sight.

    With laser eye surgery, a plethora of vision problems can be treated - from long and short sightedness to the natural condition of Presbyopia which can affect those in their middle-ages - giving you no excuse not to get the most from your big day. Many clinics offer free consultations to help you decide whether it is right for you, and these will usually involve:

    • An extensive eye examination by an Optometrist which features a mix of tests you will be familiar with - such as the eye chart vision test - and some that will be new, as well as the forum to ask and be asked questions about the process.
    • You will then have your eyes mapped to give the Optometrist a full understanding of your lenses. This will be more in depth than the previous test and is performed in order to give you the best advice possible.
    • With your eyes fully analysed, the Optometrist will explain which eye surgeries are suitable for you, discussing the advantages of each vision correction treatment and helping choose the best for you. You can ask any further questions that you might want answering and can book in immediately if it suits you.

    Other clinics may also include a patient forecast which will detail the full results of your eye test, break them down into easy to read graphs, and feature impartial feedback from former patients of your age range and prescription who have had the surgery. Many clinics also offer lifetime aftercare for free to give you the best possible results and to make sure your life with perfect vision goes without a hitch - these include follow up appointments, and access to 24/7 aftercare advice phone lines.

    With laser eye surgery offered from as little as Ł395 per eye and priced on a sliding scale depending on the strength of your sight, it's a procedure worth thinking about in order to make your perfect day just that little bit more effortless and enjoyable.

    Contact Details
    Phone
    1800 40 20 20
    Web www.ultralase.ie

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • "I set sail without you...

    Friday 7 October 2021 - Photo Inspiration, Engagement Ideas - Tags: engagement, jose-villa, friday-love-on-wol

    engagement shoot on boat

    ...And we were carried on the flood of your tears.
    Time pulls a face when I'm next to you,
    Let's hope the wind changes

    'Cos we'd be stuck in this place
    For an age or two,
    I hope the wind changes,
    And the vacuum in space would draw me to you,
    I hope the wind changes"

    -Bell X1, Next to You
    Photo by Jose Villa

    Have a cosy weekend all. x

     

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Baby Pink Minimal Colour Palette

    Friday 7 October 2021 - Colour Palettes - Tags: pink, colour-palette, elizabeth-messina, stationery, pink-peonies, flowers

    baby pink colour palette wedding
    baby pink weding colour palette

    Pink -a beautiful but unsuspectingly difficult colour to get right at weddings! The trick to pink is not to overdo it, and keep to one simple shade. Blush pink and easy creams create a soft, gentle palette, perfect for a romantic and warm display. Compiled by Karen Birney

    Credits: Skirt image and Veil image by Elizabeth Messina / Cake by Next Exit Photography / Shoes image by Christina Brosnan / Bouquet image, Bride image, Stationery image by Elizabeth Messina / Just Married Candies from Confetti.co.uk / Table image via Elizabeth Anne Designs /

    Related Content

    purple rainbow vinyl

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • The First Wedding to be Shot Entirely on iPhone4

    Thursday 6 October 2021 - News - Tags: wedding-videos, technology, iphone-wedding

    ipad engagement
    Engagement shoot Photo by West Park Photo

    A little tribute to the man who made technology beautiful for all. Photographer Brian Adams and videographer Rainer Flor shoot Rainer's wedding on a total of three iPhone4s.

    Video

    And check out this wedding video shot on an iPhone Super 8 app (one of my fave apps btw!)

    Video


    Stephen Fry on Steve Jobs:

    "I have met five British Prime Ministers, two American Presidents, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jackson and the Queen. My hour with Steve Jobs certainly made me more nervous than any of those encounters. I know what you are thinking, but it's the truth. I do believe Jobs to be a truly great figure, one of the small group of innovators who have changed the world. He exists somewhere between showman, perfectionist overseer, visionary, enthusiast and opportunist, and his insistence upon design, detail, finish, quality, ease of use and reliability are a huge part of Apple's success."

    Related Content

    rachel emily sheena

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Photographer of the Month - October 2011 - Give us a Goo Photography

    Wednesday 5 October 2021 - Supplier Spotlight - Tags: photographer

    give us a goo photography

    "We would like to recommend Phil Voon (Give us a GOO) as a photographer for all styles of weddings. I happened to be a very unorganised and last minute kind of Bride. So Phil’s relaxed nature and adaptability really suited our style. We had a marquee style wedding which you can imagine would benefit from a dry day. We have since been told we had the wettest day for the summer of 2011. Because Phil had scouted the venue prior to the day, he had looked at options for all types of weather and had some clever idea’s to make the most of a very wet day. I had asked for lots of action shots of people socialising and enjoying themselves rather than posed shots. When it came to the bridal party photo’s, we had so much fun taking our photo’s and the smiles and laughter are 100% genuine. I have been to wedding’s where the photography can be a very strenuous and long part of the day, but we had a completely different experience. We have great photo’s that are original and truly capture the quintessence of our day. Phil is great at putting people at ease and whatever type of picture you ask him for he delivered upon. I have had so many people comment on how nice Phil was and how amazing the photo’s are. I would have no doubt recommending him to my friends as a photographer for their special day."

    - M&M, 14th August 2011

    Contact Details
    Web:
    www.GiveusaGoo.com
    Email:[email protected]
    Phone: 045 853 683
    Mobile: 086 893 9600

     


    availability

     

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Videographer of the Month - October 2011 - Sure Shot Productions

    Wednesday 5 October 2021 - Supplier Spotlight - Tags: wedding-supplier-information, videographer

    sure shot productions

    Sure Shot Productions, based in Drogheda & Donegal, offer a nationwide wedding video service - Your Lifetime Love Story. Wedding videos are keepsakes that you will treasure forever and Sure Shot Productions will capture every moment of your special day. Check out their packages which can be tailored to your budget, and see their sample videos on their Facebook Page.

    "To Jennie & Kevin, You guys have a real talent - thanks so much for sharing it with us on our big day! We absolutely love the wedding video you created for us. It's funny and romantic, with great music, and it's a perfect memory of our special day. You came highly recommended to us by close friends, and we are already highly recommending you to other friends of ours. How can we ever thank you enough - a picture may say a thousand words, but you managed to capture our whole story. Thanks so much."

    Contact Details
    Web:
    www.sureshotproductions.ie
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 086 2003979

    availability

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Wedding Cake Ideas: Your Perfect Sweet

    Tuesday 4 October 2021 - Wedding Food - Tags: wedding-food, desserts, cakes

    Your wedding cake is a great way to add a bit of drama and decor to your venue. From the palatably petite to the delectebly decadent, cakes can be as different as you are. Compiled by Karen Birney

    macaroon wedding cake
    Statement Cake
    For a cake that really makes an impact, try something like this amazing creation from The Cake Stand where the delicate macaroons are perfectly complimented by oversized bows at each corner. It will be a real talking point at the entrance of your reception room or during a champagne arrival. >> Click here to enquire about pricing or to check The Cake Stand's availability for your wedding day

    vintage wedding cakes
    Vintage Cake
    Although simple and usually smaller than the traditional wedding cake, these one-tier sweets cry 'understated glamour'. Top three images by Next Exit Photography, bottom two by Magda Lukas Photography. >> See our Supplier's Directory to find a cake vendor for your vintage style wedding

    lemon and lime wedding cake
    Modern Cake
    This monogrammed delight is the perfect way to add a splash of colour to a minimalist wedding. Fruit makes for beautiful, natural decor, and is a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up a plain cake. Photo by Red Tree Photography.

    modern wedding cakes
    Classic Cake
    A muted cake that still screams 'style' can be hard to find, but these white and cream creations are a start! Each more ornate than the one before it, a cake like these only has one problem with it: It will be far to beautiful to eat! Inspirational cakes by Maples Wedding Cakes in the USA.

    Find your perfect cake topper here

    Find your perfect cake vendor here


    << WOL Loves Cake Toppers

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Loved you yesterday...

    Monday 3 October 2021 - Photo Inspiration - Tags: usa, photo-inspiration, love

    Wedding

    Loved you yesterday,
    love you still.
    Always have,
    always will.
    -Anon
    Image by Jonas Peterson

    << Previous Post

    Next Post >>

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Beauty Competition!

    Monday 3 October 2021 - Blog Competitions, Beauty - Tags: competition, beauty, beauty-giveaway, nuxe, skincare

    COMPETITION CLOSED, WINNER ANNOUNCED ON OLD FAITHFUL FORUM

    Nuxe Competition 

    It's competition time here at WOL! We want to give one of our fabulous Wollies some Nuxe moisturising products, including face cream, lip moisturising stick, foot cream and face and body cleansing gel!

    To be in with a chance of winning and to have baby-soft skin, leave us a comment, using your WOL username, telling us what are/ were your wedding colours/ theme.

    We'll pick a winner at random and announce it on the Old Faithful Forum on Friday, October 7! Also, make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning even more great competitions!

    Good luck ladies! x

    * Competition closes on Friday October 7, at 1 p.m.Only open to residents of Ireland.

    << Previous post

    Next post >>

     

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • WOL Loves Cake Toppers

    Monday 3 October 2021 - Wedding Food - Tags: cake-toppers, wedding-cake-toppers

    Cake Toppers

    Couples: Lollipop Workshop | Flowers: Flora Decor | Banner: Mudpies and Marigolds on Etsy | Vintage: Martha Stewart Weddings | Love Birds: Vintage Green Limited | Monogram: WeddingsOnline Shop |

    Next Post >>

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Steal her Style - Ashley

    Thursday 29 September 2022 - Steal her Style - Tags: real-wedding, aspect-photography, wedding-inspiration, steal-her-style

    Ashley and Lee were married in a winter wonderland extravaganza in Waterford Castle. There is so much to love and admire about their wedding and Shane O’Neill from Aspect Photography was there to capture it all!

     

    Ashley SHane O'Neill

    Clockwise from top left: Bbond0520 at Etsy; Image by Aspect Photography; Next; Michael Kors; Red Brick Glass at Etsy; Debut at Debenhams; Confetti.co.uk; Next; JewelleryShopOnline.ie.

    See Ashley and Lee's Real Wedding.

    << Previous Post

    Next Post >>

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Cool Blue Wedding Inspiration

    Wednesday 28 September 2022 - Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: icy-blue-wedding-theme, blue-colour-theme, cool-blue-wedding-inspiration-board, blue

    When you think of a cool blue wedding theme, think frosty sparkle, icy accents and shades of white, silver and blue.

    This theme works best in a Winter Wonderland setting, but can also be adapted for an early spring wedding! The best thing is, these colour combinations are classy and elegant, so your wedding pictures will never go out of style!

    Cool BlueCool Blue 

    Picture Credits: Wedding Dress: Pronovias* | Perfume: Thierry Mugler | Shoe&Perfume: Vince Tully Photography | Floral Dress: Jane and Marilyn | Bouquet: Martha Stewart Weddings | Ring Plate: PrinceDesign UK at Etsy | Maxi Dress: Coast | Invitation: Pink Lily Press at Etsy | Garter: WeddingsOnline Shop | Brooch: Glitzy Secrets | Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood | Couple Image: Christina Brosnan Photography | Bouquet Image: Images by Lori and Photography by Shawnee |

    * Pronovias available at Jeutonic Bridal.

    Other wedding inspiration:

    purple photobooth decor

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • Ceremony Decor: Aisle Style

    Tuesday 27 September 2022 - DIY, Decor Inspiration - Tags: decor, ceremony, flowers, diy-ideas, decor-ideas

    Whether you're having a church, civil, or an outdoor ceremony you can add something special to liven your aisle up, or to bring a little colour and personality to your chosen venue. From wedding aisle runners, to rose petals to teepees, there's lots of ways to bring a little of what you like to your ceremony. Have a look at some of our fave ideas that will work whatever your budget may be. By Karen Birney

    aisle runner chalkboard

    This aisle runner is so unusual, and looks like a great way to personalise a wedding ceremony as an alternative to the tradional monogrammed version. Image by lizellle lotter photography via Bijoux Bride

    >> If you want to find wedding runners, or other decor items, see our Suppliers Directory for Decor Hire

    bride and groom chair sign

    A way to add a little detail to your ceremony decor is to make a feature of the chairs you will sit on. You can decorate with some flowers, or sashes, or even try bride and groom signs for something a bit more modern. Top image by Dave McClelland. Bottom image by Connie M Chung via SoHappyTogetherBlog, signs designed by OliveHue

    >> Find chairs like these for your cerempony, try our Directory in Furniture Hire

    unusual ceremony decor wedding

    If you're looking for something more artistic, try creating your own 'alter'. This teepee(/tipi) style feature (top left) is made using wooden sticks, ribbon and is held up by branches of the tree behind. Image by The Wedding Artists Collective via 100LayerCake. This Indian style garland feature (middle) and traditional Indian lamp is a beautiful way to add some vibrance and custom to the ceremony alter. (Please check out this entire wedding HERE, as posted in 100LayerCake, the groom is the co-founder of Pinterest and the couple walked down the aisle to 'You're so cool' -the music from one of my favourite romantic movies of all time, True Romance. Amazing.) A great way to decorate your ceremony on a budget is to use fairylights (top right). Hanging vases (bottom right, image by Cat Satre via StyleMePretty) and pillar candles (bottom left, via ElizabethAnnDesigns) are beautiful ways to line the aisle.

    aisle wedding petals

    For an outdoor ceremony, petals are one of the most romantic ways to line the aisle. You can shape them into designs, scatter them, or place floating candles alongside them, they really make an impact! Left image by Mark Brook, top right via MarthaStewartWeddings, bottom right by Elizabeth Messina.

    >> Find your perfect Wedding Florist throught the WOL Directory

    Related Content

    purple books outdoor wedding ideas

    Comment / Share button

    Leaf

  • "Whenever I'm alone with you...

    Friday 23 September 2022 - Photo Inspiration, Engagement Ideas - Tags: inspiration, friday-love-on-wol

    jose villa
    jose villa

    ...you make me feel like I am young again."
    -The Cure, Lovesong
    Photo by Jose Villa

     

    Have a beautiful weekend. x

    Comment / Share button

« Previous Page1234567891011121314151617181920 Next »