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Bridal Clutch Bag Essentials

As a bride, you don’t necessarily need a handbag on your wedding day, since chances are, you won’t be needing to carry anything like cash, your licence, keys etc. And, you can rely on your trusty bridesmaids, family and friends to hold things for you. But, if you’re like me, you’ll want a few important […]

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You’ve spent months planning your dream wedding and the big day is finally here! You have probably dreamt of how your bridal look will come together as you combine your dress, hair and makeup, the perfect pair of shoes, and of course your bridal bouquet. Flowers are a stunning part of your wedding day but […]

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Your Wedding Day

I’m sure you’ve already heard, your wedding day will pass you by in a flash. With all the celebrations, bubbles and emotions it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the final few weeks and especially on the day itself.However, it’s also the time when some of your well though-out plans may be […]

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Wedding Morning Playlist

Who says you have to wait until the reception to start the party? When the champagne is flowing and hair and make-up is underway, there can be no better way to fuel the celebrations than a feel-good playlist featuring the best pre-wedding anthems. Upbeat and uplifting, your chosen music should psych you up for the […]

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Bridal Makeup Styles

Choosing your wedding makeup can be tricky. Things to consider are the season, location, venue, theme, dress, skin colouring and undertones, and your regular makeup look. If you’re having a spring/summer wedding most brides tend to go for something light, whereas if you’re having an autumn/winter wedding, it’s the perfect opportunity to rock something more […]

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To lash or not to lash

One of the most common questions I get asked by my brides is regarding eyelashes and whether they should consider wearing them on their big day. I absolutely love lashes and the glamour they can bring to your bridal look. They’re a super-easy way to every-so-slightly tweak your makeup routine and make it more special […]

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Bridesmaids SOS

It’s such an honour to be asked to be someone’s bridesmaid. You’ll be bursting with excitement and ready to talk all things weddings at the drop of the hat. But if you’re a first-time bridesmaid, it can also be a bit nerve-wracking. It’s only natural that you want to help make sure the brides wedding […]

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“Tan”-tastic Tips

There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to getting married and wanting to look ‘perfect’ in your wedding dress. You might be thinking of getting a tan before your big day; whether it’s a spray tan or a DIY tan. Either way, wedding tan needs to be perfect – that means no streaks and […]

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So, your engaged, what happens now?!

Congratulations if you’ve just gotten engaged!! Its such a special time but it can be a crazy time and one which can be quite daunting for a lot of couples. Try not to over complicate things, make a list of whats most important to you and base everything else around that. Some weddings are organised […]

DIY Bridal Makeup

Wedding day hair and makeup is so important to most brides. You want to look back at your photos knowing that you not only looked amazing but felt amazing too. As a result of this 99% of brides will opt to hire a professional hairstylist and makeup artist. However, with the new restrictions in place […]

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Once, twice, three times a Covid Bride.

April 24th, August 3rd, September 11th – it was 3rd time lucky for this covid couple. Meet Michelle and Neil This fun loving duo met at Galway races ladies day back in 2014! Both keen horse racing enthusiasts, neither could have ever imagined that their biggest win that day would off the tracks. After a […]

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Boho on the Boyne

Boho weddings arent going anywhere anytime soon, in-fact they’re getting more and more popular. Boho brides can embrace the theme through their dresses, hair, makeup, accessories and decor. Think flower crowns, macrame, flowing dresses and colourful textiles. WEDDING SUPPLIERS IN BOYNEHILL HOUSE With that in mind, 21st July saw some of Irelands top wedding suppliers […]

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Enchanted fairy-tale in Bellinter ❤️

A ceremony in a magical forest with the ruins of an old Chapel as the backdrop and a reception with a woodland festival theme, this loved up couple were sure to wow!! Let me introduce you to Jessica & Johnny! These lovebirds met many moons ago at Love festival in Killyon Manor. They had their […]

Couple Shoot | Tyrellspass

Together is a wonderful place to be…   Your wedding day is said to be the biggest day of your lives and there’s no doubt that getting engaged comes in at a close second. This is why we recommend engagement shoots to capture those special moments of your relationship after the question has been popped. […]

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How to choose your Makeup Artist

  The make up artist you pick for your wedding day can really make or break your look… Whether your a makeup lover or makeup is a complete unknown to you these tips should help you find the right person. STYLE All makeup artists have a signature style. Be it glowing skin, stand out eyes […]

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How to choose your wedding hair & makeup look.

    Are you a smokey eyes & neutral lip kinda girl or do you prefer the natural understated look? Are you torn between wearing your hair up or leaving it down? Your makeup artist & hairstylist will give you all the advice you need at your trial to help decide what will work best […]

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Bridal Skin Care Tips

Make up is a wonderful thing!! I love the transformations we can do with it but mostly I love the confidence it can give a person, me included!! As a bride to be, you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day and this is why booking a top makeup artist is so […]

Bridal Trial

As your big day gets closer its a good idea to book in with us for a hair and make up trial. Here you will get an early glimpse of how you will look on the big day. During the trial you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes. We will […]

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Wedding Morning tips

  I’ve never been so happy to see weddings happening again, I’ve missed the morning bants so much!! It’s such a special time and it’s really important to enjoy those last few hours as a single lady 💖 Some tips to make it that little bit more special… 💕 Get an early(ish) night Its so easy […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions all answered below … How far in advance should I book my hair & makeup team? The average is 12-18 months out from the big day. However, if you have your heart set on a particular team, its never too early to book. I don’t wear a lot […]

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Morning Timings

Do you want your wedding morning to be a chilled out, stress free and enjoyable experience?? If so I think it’s really important to book an experienced “Morning Prep Team” that will ensure this happens. A lot of brides are under the assumption that they should go last for makeup or hair but this is […]

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Bridal Lipstick

The lipstick you choose for your wedding day can alter the whole look of your bridal makeup so it’s important to get it right and feel comfortable wearing it. If you don’t normally wear colour on your lips, your wedding day is not the day to be road testing. The shade you wear is very […]