We just love looking at our real wedding features for inspiration! Hearing what made couples choose their venue, what their wedding planning advice is, and looking at their wedding looks is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the creative ideas you can read about. Take a peek at what these real life newlyweds chose for their wedding looks, and feel free to steal them! Hair, makeup, male grooming, accessories, dresses, shoes and suits… it’s all there!
Kaitie and Pauric
Kaitie chose a layered lace dress with a plunging V-neckline and a large lace train. Her shoes were ivory and lace, with simple pearl earrings to complement the look.
Pauric wore a custom Joseph Abboud plaid navy suit, with a solid navy waistcoat that matched the groomsmen’s suits and a blush pink tie. He was also gifted an engraved gold pocket watch from his dad that really added to his suit and the vintage feel of the wedding.
Hair: Donna Brennan Hughes | Makeup: Áine Swift | Couple’s outfits: Dress – Essence of Australia, Suit – Joseph Abboud
Ian Hennessy Photography
Caroline and Cian
Caroline’s dress was simple and classic, purchased in MK Bridal in Navan by a Ukrainian designer, Ria Tener. She added a touch of subtle glam with a diamanté Trimmed veil (also purchased in MK Bridal) and wore a bespoke crown made by Sarah Deering. Shoes were the ‘Carrie’ by SJP. Cian wore a navy suit and cream tie from McKenna Man, paired with brown shoes from Remus.
Hair: Aisling Byrne | Makeup: Annemarie Doherty | Couple’s outfits: MK Bridal and McKenna Man
Renata Dapsyte Photography
Kacie and Darren
Kacie wore an Allure dress from Vows! She was just about to buy a big ballgown, but when she tried on this off-the-shoulder lace dress, there was no doubt in her mind that this was ‘the one’. She picked minimal accessories because her dress was the star of the show!
Darren wore a navy suit, navy tie and grey flecked waistcoat with dark tan shoes. Since Darren wasn’t allowed to see Kacie’s dress, she suggested that he kept his suit a surprise too! So it was a lovely surprise for Kacie to see Darren’s suit for the first time on the day!
Hair: Audrey – Upstyle Junkie | Makeup: Christine O’Connor | Couple’s outfits: Vows (Bride) Simply Suits (Groom)
Laura and Benny Photography
Carol and Derek
In keeping things simple, they both decided to rent their wedding day outfits. Carol rented a two-piece crepe silk dress from Covet Bridal and Derek rented his suit from Aston Quay Suit Rentals. They had a fabulous experience at both locations, saying they were an absolute pleasure to deal with and had a fantastic selection of outfits and styles.
Hair: Upstylefunk | Makeup: Makeup by Asta | Couple’s outfits: Aston Quay Suit Rentals & Covet Bridal
Dena Shearer Photography
Rebecca and Nathan
Rebecca wore a beautiful dress from The Bridal Studio in Drogheda. We love that it was only the second dress she tried on, and isn’t it so perfect?
Nathan chose a navy suit with a black trim.
Hair: Joanne Bridal | Makeup: Juliet McMorrow | Dress: The Bridal Studio | Suit: McKenna Man
R&E Duo Photography
Lorna and Jenny
Lorna wore a beautiful pre-loved handmade dress. In fact, it was the first dress she tried on! She knew it was for her, so she didn’t need to try on any others! She then changed into a shorter, white cocktail dress by Mascara for later so she could dance in it. To complement her dresses, she opted for deep red nails and shoes, which also matched Jenny’s red suit!
Here’s what Lorna says about Jenny’s gorgeous red suit: “Her suit was a big deal for us too. As a woman who wouldn’t be wearing a dress we were very conscious of finding her a suitable style that was comfortable and beautiful. We wanted a ladies suit with a feminine style with no fuss. Luckily we got it right, opting for a deep red Tommy Hilfiger ensemble that suited her hair colour and skin tone. We complimented it with cream and gold touches.”
Since they chose comfort, they didn’t bother with fake tans, Spanx or bras to adjust!
Hair: Debbie Sheilds | Makeup: Debbie Stanley | Couple’s outfits: Tommy Hilfiger and Private Designer
Laura and Carl
Laura’s beautiful dress was a champagne over ivory dress which she bought from Dreamy Curves Bridal in Bray. We love her Cobalt blue shoes too!
Carl matched Laura perfectly with his George Royal Blue suit, ivory tie and tan shoes from All Suits in Tallaght.
Hair: Sahasrara Hair and Beauty | Makeup: Hollywood Beauty | Couple’s outfits: Dreamy Curves and All Suits
Mrs Mc Photography
Sinead and Brendan
Sinéad found her dream wedding dress at Jeutonic in Kilkenny. We think she looks absolutely beautiful and are particularly fond of the detail around the neckline. Brendan’s suit is from Detail in Kilkenny and they said that both shops couldn’t have been more helpful!
Hair: VOW 2 WOW – Leanne | Makeup: Kate McCormack | Couple’s outfits: Jeutonic and Detail
Stephanie and Meero
Stephanie originally wanted to go for an off the shoulder style dress but instead fell in love with an A-Line sleeved dress with a low back from the BridalOulet in Baldoyle. She wore silver and blue drop earrings and a matching necklace, with a fab pair of 3 inch heels from WeddingBelles in Cork. Her headpiece was also from the Bridal Outlet.Meero had a Navy suit from Love Suits and he added his own touch by getting Umbrella Corporation tie pin and The Punisher Cufflinks.
Hair and makeup: Nicki Fanning | Couple’s outfits: Bridal Outlet and Love Suits
Lisa Chonier Photography
Christina and Colin
Christina wore a custom made gown from Dinagh Modes, Castlerea. The dress sleeves were made of lace with a floral design and a beaded belt around the waist to compliment the headpiece which was passed down from her mother, who also wore it for her wedding. The shoes were a shell ivory high Cuban heel with scallop detail (Marian) purchased from Nozomi shoe boutique.
Colin wore a Forest Green Slim fit suit, (Travis by Benetti), with a burgundy bow tie (John Henric) and burgundy brogues (Benetti). A silver pocket watch (Keane’s Jewellers) and shirt sleeve garters were added as accessories.
Hair: Christina’s friend Derna | Makeup: Sandra Gillen | Male grooming: Kelly’s Fine Gentlemen Grooming, Castlebar | Couple’s outfits: Dinagh Modes, Castlerea & Doherty Menswear, Castlebar
Emma and Conor
Emma chose a gorgeous two piece dress from Folkster. She wore a long sleeve low back lace body suit and a long white crepe skirt.
Conor wore a navy 3 piece suit with a light gray/blue vest and navy tie. He had brown leather shoes.
Hair: Dovile Hair & Makeup Artist | Makeup: Pamela Matthews Hair & Makeup | Couple’s outfits: Folkster and Carl Gross Dublin
Aidan Beatty Photography
Edel and Simon
Edel wore a beautiful dress she bought in Paris, by Rime Arodaky. She had originally chosen this dress with sleeves with the Italian wedding in mind but it also worked for their Tankardstown venue. Her mum bought her second dress by Halfpenny London which was really simple and easy to wear. She wore the beale overskirt with this dress, and changed for the first dance. Simon is good friends with the guys in Collar and Cuff so he wore a beautiful black velvet dinner jacket with black tie. They bought the same for all of the groomsmen and they looked incredible.
Hair: Dani Lyons – Iris | Makeup: Natasha Ray | Male grooming: Grooming rooms | Couple’s outfits: Rime Arodaky and Halfpenny London. Collar and Cuff | Veil: Covet | Shoes: Salo Madrid
Katie and Ciaran
Katie got her wedding dress at MK Bridal in Navan. Mairead and her team were amazing and helped Katie when there were loads of restrictions in place.
The suits were from McGeevers Menswear in Ashbourne Co. Meath. Brendan and his team were also amazing and so helpful. Really good customer service and the quality was excellent.
Makeup: Nicola Weldon Makeup | Couple’s outfits: MK Bridal Navan | Suits: Mcgeevers Menswear in Ashbourne Co.Meath
M and M Photography
Ciara and Darragh
Ciara wore a Mikaella gown and bespoke overskirt from Sharon Hoey. Her shoes were Jimmy Choo from Brown Thomas and earrings were Chanel from Brown Thomas. The veil was from The White Room in Mullingar. Darragh wore an official Skopes black Tux from Eamonn Bracken Menswear.
Hair: Wildflower Dublin | Makeup: Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios | Couple’s outfits: Bride – Sharon Hoey & Groom – Eamonn Bracken Menswear
The Fennells Photography
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.