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  • It's what's on the inside...

    Wednesday 7 September 2022 - Fashion - Tags: bridal-underwear, underwear, shapewear, spanx, corset, bra, nightwear

    On your wedding day, you want to look and feel as beautiful on the inside as you do on the outside.

    You could choose lingerie that provides some additional support, slimming and tucking or you could match your bridal underwear with your wedding dress.

    Whatever style you choose, the most important thing is that it suits and flatters you and your dress. Be inspired by some of these fabulous bridal underwear finds.

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    From top left: Elle Macpherson Intimates photographed by Junebug Weddings; Victoria's Secret; La Senza; Penneys; Carmen; Dunnes; Ann Summers.

     

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    From top left: Ultimo available at Peaches and Cream; Maidenform; Agent Provocateur; Tu; Gok Wan; Triumph available at McElhinneys; Spanx available at Peaches and Cream.

     

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    Night wear: BHLDN; Marks and Spencers; Myla.

    If your perfect gown is backless, fear not, these bra solutions will hide unsightly straps and give you all the lift and support that you need.

    Bra solutions: Front dipped bra - La Senza; Strap holders - ASOS; Tape - House of Fraser; Cover-ups - La Senza; Multi-way bra - Victoria's Secret; Strapless bra - Wonderbra.

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  • Will you wear a Garter?

    Tuesday 6 September 2022 - Fashion - Tags: wedding-garter, wedding-accessories, garters

    By Karen Birney

    Garters have garnered themselves a bit of a rep, dividing brides-to-be who either think 'the garter thing' is a bit of a laugh on one hand, or tac-tacular on the other. Thing is, garters can be a lot sexier than an Oops TV wedding special would have you believe. Take a look at some of these beautiful pieces that will make you think twice about a tradition you thought was gone with the wind. (Just make sure he isn't planning on 'tossing' one of these, or he'll regret it!)

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    Us girls know well what's going to be going on under our dresses on our wedding day. And it ain't pretty. Piping, wires, sticky tape, cement, safety pins, hold-ins, push-ups....velcro (ew)... Fact is, wedding undies aren't the most attractive in the world but if you just want to add something a little secretive and special to your undergarments, these garters will make you feel feminine and sexy.
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    Quick Links:

    TheGarterGirl.com Florrie Mitton LibertyinLove.co.uk Woomi La Gartier Garter BHLDN

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  • Why is a raven like a writing desk?

    Monday 5 September 2022 - Decor Inspiration, Wedding Food - Tags: aspect, choice, irregular, gloves, lace, vintage, teacups, cupcakes, godiva, pearl, shoes

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    Images clockwise from top left: (Image 1& 2) Styling Pearl and Godiva, Image Aspect Photography; Coast; Asos; Irregular Choice; Pink Cherry Mama Etsy; Thrush Etsy.

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  • Janine and Richard's Wedding by Gra Photography

    Monday 5 September 2022 - Real Weddings - Tags: alternative, leather, rocha, john, wedding, real, alternative-cover-ups, john-rocha-wedding-dress, gra-photography

    “The day was full of great moments,” said their Photographer, Grainne Flynn of Gra Photography. “Richard whisked his bride off on his much-loved 1960s Vespa from the Dublin Registry Office to the canal where they shared plenty of bubbles with their close family and friends - once they were given a rusty old bottle opener by a friendly local, that is.”

    “Feeding ducks, throwing flower bombs, guests tucking into wraps from the food market and Janine stopping traffic in her exquisite John Rocha number, the vibe was relaxed, urban and really rather cool,” Grainne adds.

    “After strolling along the canal to Locks restaurant, their personalised magnums of wine were popped open and it was time for me to leave them to it,” says Grainne. “A simply beautiful wedding.”

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  • Navy and Yellow Colour Palette

    Sunday 4 September 2022 - Colour Palettes - Tags: palette, yellow, navy, blue

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    Clockwise from top left: Photo by Cameron Ingalls, Button Hole from Style Me Pretty, Centrepiece from The French Touch, Louboutins Photo by HJ Imagery, Photo from The Knot, Hairband from Internacionale, Photo by Joyful Wedding Photography, Invitation by Farrell & Chase

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  • DIY Weddings: Papel Picado Flags

    Thursday 1 September 2022 - DIY - Tags: project, inspiration, flags, paper, bunting, wedding, diy

    A cute and easy DIY project to create your very own Papel Picado flags. Hang them in the church or drape them around you reception room to help add a splash of colour to your big day.

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     Materials

    ·       Various colours of tissue paper - maybe in your wedding colour theme

    ·       Double sided tape or glue

    ·       Scissors

    ·       Ribbon

    ·       Paper for template

     Step-by-step

    1. Fold paper for the template into 1/6s length-wise. Once paper is in 1/2, fold it into 1/3s.

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     2. Cut small shapes along the folded sides of the template.

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     3. Open to see if you like the pattern.

    4. Then lay the template over the tissue paper, which should be folded in the exact same way the template is.

    5. Cut the tissue in the same pattern as the template.

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    6. Unfold and repeat in the same way for other colours of tissue.

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    7. Lay ribbon out and stick different colour tissue flags side-by-side on the ribbon with the double sided tape or glue. Leave about enough space either side so the banner can be tied up.

    8. Stick another piece of ribbon to the front side of the banner.

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    9. Now hang it up and stand back to admire all your 'hard' work!

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     As seen on GreenWeddingShoes.com. Images by Katherine Elizabeth Photography.

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  • The Autumn Wedding Guest

    Thursday 1 September 2022 - Fashion - Tags: day-after-dresses, guest-style, wedding-guest, high-street-finds, autumn-style

    Wedding guest looks for Autumn for less! You don't have to spend big to look fabulous!  

     

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    Clockwise from top left: House of Fraser; ASOS; Rock n Rose; Next; Penneys; Dune.

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    Clockwise from top left: M&S; ASOS; Accessorize; ASOS; House of Fraser; F&F at Tesco. 

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    Clockwise from top left: Accessorize; Penneys; Ann Summers; Accessorize; Penneys; Dune; Huose of Fraser.

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  • Photobooths

    Wednesday 31 August 2022 - Decor Inspiration - Tags: ideas, diy, photobooth, pictures, guests, entertainment

    Wollies, you asked for some photobooth ideas on the WeddingsOnline Forums, so here they are!

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    Photos from clockwise: Carson Hall, Elizabeth Messina, Lisa O'Dwyer, DIY Photobooth at Ruffled Blog, Etsy The Art of Chic, Jenny Jimenez.

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    Jose Villa, Gia Canali W Scott Chester, Gia Canali, Hickeys, Jose Villa.

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    Focus, Kevin Morris, Martha Stewart, Focus, Charley Star.

     

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    Kaboodle, Etsy Rainy Day Story, Specsavers, Jenny Jimenez, Etsy Judy Megia, Second-hand shops.

    Hire a photobooth for your wedding, see the WeddingsOnline Suppliers Directory.

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  • A Note from Little Old Us

    Tuesday 30 August 2022 - News - Tags: magazine, b, b-magazine, final-issue

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    Hey ladies!

    A bit of sad/happy news from us at WeddingsOnline/B Magazine (depending if you’re a glass half-full or half-empty type). The autumn edition of B Magazine is the last edition that WeddingsOnline will print (all together now -Awh!). At the moment, we really want to concentrate all our efforts into making WeddingsOnline a beautiful, content-heavy, über wedding trend setting site, and to do that we need the magnificent talents and oh-so-precious time of the B Magazine editorial team (yes, I am part of that modest team so maybe just a tad biased. Ha.*)

    We would just like to take the chance to thank you guys for making our print journey such a fun and fabulous one. Your support is always so appreciated by all of us, and we felt blessed every day that B Magazine got to be involved in your lives four times a year. But now we want to be involved in it EVERY DAY (ahhhhh!). We are planning some great features for the site, so there’ll be even more real weddings, beauty features, celeb wedding news, reviews, galleries etc for you to browse, so stay tuned to WeddingsOnline.

    WeddingsOnline/B Magazine team (*and Karen, Ed!)

    Ps If you are currently subscribed to B Magazine, Charlene from our shop will be in touch with you this week.

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  • Monochrome – Kardashian Style

    Monday 29 August 2022 - Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: colour-theme, black-and-white-theme, kardashian-wedding, decor

    Whether you love them or hate them, the Kardashians know how to throw a good party, and Kim Kardashian’s recent wedding to Basketball player Kris Humphries was no different!

     Kim (30) and Kris (26) were married on a private estate in Southern California in front 450 friends and family. Their theme was Old Hollywood Glamour, which included a black and white dress code, décor, invitations, place settings, a multi-tiered wedding cake, etc. etc.

     Kim wore a strapless ivory Vera Wang gown with a fitted bodice, a full tulle skirt and a long train. The bride also wore a veil that featured a bejeweled headpiece and carried a bouquet of white roses.

     The wedding was filmed as a two-part special called “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” to be broadcast in October on E! television.

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    1. Rangoli 2. Photos from E! Online 3. E! Online 4. A Piece of Cake 5. E! Online 6. Autumn Art on Etsy 7. Confetti.co.uk 8. Bon Prix 9. Monique Lhuillier 10. A Piece of Cake 11. Confetti.co.uk 12. E! Online

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    13.Paris Glamour 14. The WeddingsOnline Shop 15. Creed 16. The Maryborough Hotel 17. The White Room 18. Peaches and Cream 19. Matalan 20. Martha Stewart Weddings 21. Vera Wang 22. Dune 23. Kevin Morris Photography

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  • Fran Byrne Photography - Photographer of the Month - September 2011

    Sunday 28 August 2022 - Supplier Spotlight - Tags: fran-byrne-photography, photographer-of-the-month

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    When you book Fran Byrne Photography you get a mixture of traditional and contemporary, stylish and fun photography on one of the best days of your life. Fran can provide you with a variety of high quality albums with a range of packages to suit all budgets so call today for a chat or visit http://weddingsonline.ie/suppliers-directory/supplier/8962/fran-byrne-photography/

    Special Offer: 2 free parents albums with every album package booked - book before October 31st to avail of this offer.
     

    "We cannot thank Fran enough for our wedding photos - they are perfect...If anyone else out there is looking for a wedding photographer, look no further..." -Submitted by Alan & Ethna

    Mail: [email protected]
    Mobile: 087 6785261

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  • Wedding Perfume

    Thursday 25 August 2022 - Beauty - Tags: sense-memory, chanel-perfume-ireland, vera-wang-perfume, mady-million, marc-jacobs-lola, wedding-perfume

    By Karen Birney


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    Photo by Rubistyle Photography


    "Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel" -Oliver Wendall Holmes

    We spend so much time investing in memories. Sight is the most obvious way in which we evoke memories of the past; it's why we take photos of nights out with the girls, the little one on his first day of school, a Sunday dinner with the parents or himself sleeping peacefully beside you. But what of our other senses? Touch...Taste....Sound....Smell.... Your sense of smell is one of the most powerful memory triggers you possess, possibly even stronger than sight. A familiar smell can stop us in our tracks, and eyes closed, time paused, a moment is presented to us, vividly, intensely -we are submerged in our memories, tasting the air, saturated by emotion.

    "Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed" -Coco Chanel

    You want to remember everything about your wedding day, it is a moment in your life that you have put much effort into making a glorious memory. You have the dazzling dress, the shoes and the decor all set, and the photographer in place to record anything your mind attempts to eventually alter or file away. Your own personal diary will be your sense of smell, and that’s why your perfume on your wedding day is important. Here's some of our favourite fragrances for the bride.

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    Clockwise from top left: Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier; Coco Mademoiselle; Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan; Flora by Gucci; Vera Wang Anniversary; Chance, Chanel.

    TIP! If you can afford to, buy the shower gel and body lotion of your chosen scent, and use it the night before/morning of your wedding. Your scent will cling to it and last all day (and night).

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    Clockwise from top left: 212 Sexy, Carolina Herrera; Gucci Guilty; Paco Robanne Lady Million; Aura by Swarovski; Midnight Poison, Dior.

    Tip! Try to hold off buying your perfume until a day or two before the wedding. That way you won't be tempted to wear it before and it will be brand new on the day.

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    Clockwise from tip left: Miss Dior Cherie; Oh, Lola! Marc Jacobs; YSL Saharienne; Flowers by Kenzo; Marry Me! by Lanvin; Flowerbomb, Viktor & Rolf.

    So ladies, what perfume will you wear on your wedding day? Share your scent by leaving us a comment below!

     

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  • Crest Whitening Strips

    Thursday 25 August 2022 - Beauty - Tags: bridal-beauty, teeth-whitening, whitening-strips, crest-whitening-strips

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    By Karen Birney

    I will have to start this blog post off by stating that I AM NOT A DENTIST, but you would probably have figured that out as you read on anyway. As I type I am slowly gathering saliva in my lower jaw, tilting my head back to usher said saliva to the back of my throat and down my neck in a whale-like fashion. It is my fourth day using Crest Whitening Strips, and I don’t mind looking like a British character in a Family Guy cutaway because my whitening strips are working.

    Back story: I wanted to get my teeth whitened professionally a few months ago however a) I needed to have a few teeth filled before they would do it, and I couldn’t afford to get them done and b) At 200 squid I couldn’t afford to get them whitened anyway, which I suppose cancels out the first reason. However when I met a visibly brighter friend of mine for a few drinks the other night, she divulged her little strip secret to me, and I wanted in.

    I had heard some not-so-sexy stories about whitening strips damaging the enamel of your teeth, and as I don’t possess the strongest lower incisors in the world, for the first two days I just used the strips on my upper teeth, leaving the strip on for 30 minutes. After two days my teeth were noticeably whiter and unlike some reviews I have read, I didn't suffer any sensitivity. Himself told me to take it easy on them as I have pretty much white teeth naturally, and he didn’t want me looking like Cheryl Cole (yea, like that would be a death sentence).

    So that's my story. Crest Strips: High Five from WOL. From the forums it seems like most of the girls purchase theirs for about €30 from www.valueventure.ie and word is they deliver quite quickly. For hints and tips on how to use them, there are no better lassies than the Wollies themselves (you are a knowledgable lot aren't you?) so here’s a few links to see what they have to say.

    Happy whitening ya’ll!

    Crest Whitening Strip query:
    http://www.weddingsonline.ie/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=250566

    What to use while using CWS?:
    http://www.weddingsonline.ie/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=313378

    CWS: When to start using?:
    http://www.weddingsonline.ie/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=120886

    CWS: Use when pregnant?
    http://www.weddingsonline.ie/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=101480

    Tips! Whitening strips can cause sensitivity. Don’t brush teeth before using. After use, smear teeth with Sensodyne to suppress sensitivity. Do not use on veneers or fillings. Please consult your dentist before use, the last thing I need is them chasing after me *hears sound of drilling in mind*.

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  • Emma & Nico in County Arms, Offaly, by Rubistyle Photography

    Thursday 25 August 2022 - Real Weddings - Tags: real-wedding, county-arms-hotel, offaly-venue, rubistyle-photography

    I was in touch with the marvellous Amy French of Rubistyle Photography a few weeks ago, looking for some help with an article we were writing for B Magazine. When she sent me what I needed she also included in the mail a link to a wedding she had shot just days before. And when we saw it we knew we had to share it with you.

    Emma and Nico were married in the County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly on August 4th, and are CURRENTLY over in Zambia for their SECOND wedding -lucky lucky lucky guys having two weddings ay?

    We loved this wedding not only because Emma looks amazing, her dress is gorge and the flowers are beautiful (obvs) but because the photos really show the closeness and love between Emma and Nico... It's almost palpable!

    Anyway, enough from us...

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    Emma's gorgeous headpiece was by independent vintage Irish designers Bonzie Crotty, who are based in Waterford City.

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  • Autumn Inspiration

    Wednesday 24 August 2022 - Decor Inspiration, Colour Palettes - Tags: autumn-weddings, autumn-colour-theme, wedding-guest-style, october-weddings

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    1. Johannes Photography 2. Sparklers Confetti.co.uk 3.AllAboutWeddings.ie 4. Pronovias 5.Celine Jumpsuit Brown Thomas 6.Pumkin Decor 7. 20th Century Foxy 8. Burberry 9. Etsy 10.Decor 11. Bing Cherry Mojitos (See recipe here) 12.Smashbox 13. BHLDN 14. Prada 15. Feather and Ink Stationery 16. Decor 17. Sunflower Designs 18.Yves Saint Laurent 19. Christina Brosnan Photography 20. Weddings Online Cake Topper 21. Shopbop 22. Styling by Pearl and Godiva Photography by Shane O'Neill Aspect 23. Decor 24. Nine West 25. Tiffany and Co.

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