Couture Bridal Design and Wedding Dress Specialist
Wild and Free
My phone beeped - an email from Aisling at Butterfly photography with just one picture from the day. Breathtaking, it had been a busy day but it was all worth it for that one amazing image of our cold January day photoshoot
Inspiration for the day started back in November. A meet up with Stacey from Making Faces Gorey got us all excited to collaborate again. So I started designing. I wanted warmth, tranquility. I choose soft tulle in warm gold, heavy silk crepes in creamy tones and finally luxurious silk velvet in pale pink. From there I draped and played with the fabric till a dress was formed.
The day began early with fires burning at Murphy's Barn to keep Prima model Natalia warm while Catriona from Headrush.ie and Stacey from Making Faces Gorey worked their magic.
Event stylist and florist Sharon from Frog Prince Events whipping up our bouquet and floral crown .....one amazingly talented lady
It's was our photographer Aisling's idea to take a trip to the beautiful Raven Nature Reserve and Curracloe beach. Teamed with the amazing weather and Butterfly photography's talent these images where dreamy perfection.
So much fun working with all of these super talented artists. When let loose to imagine and create their magical touch shines through. Check their work out below or on our blog for more images of the day.
Venue - Murphy's Barn
Model - Prima Model Natalia
Hair - Cathriona at Headrush
Make up - Stacey at Making Faces Gorey
Photographer - Aisling and Dan from Butterfly photography
Event Stylist - Frog Prince Events
One of the best perks of my job is when you get to collaborate with some of the most talented suppliers. Giving us creatives an opportunity to explore and indulge ourselves, to dream and delighted.
So with that in mind, at the start of the summer I teamed up with Tara Aherne Photography with a vision of a classic, regal wedding shoot.
On a rare sunny day in early summer we had Prima Models Ashlea and Simon put into the talented hands of Stacey from Making faces Gorey and Michelle O’Halloran hairstylist.
To set our scene we let loose stylist Kristine from Love Bird Designs, Citrus Ink Stationary and Cocomoiselle the cake. All delighting us with their create genius.
I had spent some time create dresses especially for this shoot . Using soft silk chiffon, luxurious silk crepes I wanted our brides’ natural beauty to shine through. Using delicate lace embellishment to finish each piece with something special. For our flower girls’ dress, made from silk satin crepe, I used a simple soft silhouette with fun feather detailed trim. Creating a fun but elegant style for the little ones of the wedding party
The Dream Team
Make up http://www.making-faces.ie/
Stylist and florist http://www.lovebirddesigns.ie/
Love, romance, elegance and femininity. Collaborating with some of the most talented of creatives, we conspired to bring back romance. We wanted to create a private affair, elegant and thoughtful in the heart of Dublin City - 25 Fitzwilliam Place was our setting. "A bride should be walking on a cloud on her wedding day, soft and feminine. For this shoot I wanted floating fabrics that moved with the body, with delicate touches of lace and tulle. A brides natural beauty should shine through and a gown that fits and falls with the body is elegant and timeless" - Sarah Foy Bridal Designer "Our model Aoife has a beautiful natural skin tone so I kept the makeup soft and feminine. I used muted Taupes on the eyes to emphasise her eye colour and kept the foundation very sheer using concealer only where needed. I used a berry tone on the lips for our short look, this looks great with the jewelled headband" - Lisa McLoughlin make up artist "The inspiration comes from a romantic free spirit with bohemian influences that always strives to be different" - Tanya Ni Bhroin accessories designer
Photographer Evie Wroe of Chapter Photography http://chapterphotography.com/
Flowers and styling by Frog Prince Events http://www.frogprince.ie/
Hair By Michelle O’Halloran http://mohhairstyling.com/
Silk chiffon and crepe dress with embellished belt
Silk chiffon, full circular dress with silk satin bodice and off-shoulder lace overlay
Silk tulle one shoulder dress with lace detail
We wanted to create a very natural shoot. With a strong woman – The Hunter, that is one with nature and powerful in her natural beauty. The Old Deanary is just stunningly set in Ferns Co. Wexford. We could not help but run wild with our vision on their breathtaking grounds.
Camelia of Austen Flowers transformed The Barn setting bringing the outdoors indoors to create a very intimate bridal lunch. Making also a flower circle to use on our final shot of the day
Natalie and Stacey where let loose on our model Hayley picking styles and colours that would enhance her natural features.
Photographer Ashling, in love with the colours and all the hidden gems around the grounds of the Old Deanary captured our Huntress perfectly.
"We created some soft silhouettes for this season. Soft creams, silk chiffons and tulle capes. Focusing on a brides natural beauty, but keeping a young, modern feel to the finishing details with leather belts and feathered head pieces" – Sarah Foy
Hair Natalie http://www.revivecourtown.com/
Make up http://www.making-faces.ie/
The lovely grounds of Finnstown House is the setting for our Silver Fox shoot. Teaming up with photographer Brendan Lyon we wanted to frame our silk silver collection with the structures of our surroundings.
We let loose the super talented Michelle O'Halloran - hair and Emma Farrell - make up on our model to create our look for the day
Treble silk satin crepe, bias cut dress with embellished belt
One shoulder, silk satin crepe dress with beaded belt
Full circular silk satin skirt with fitted bodice and lace overlay
Cowl back with chain detail
We aim to create beautiful one off gowns for our brides-to-be that speak to their tastes and style. Thank you to everyone of our fantastic, unique brides that allow us to create your dress and for sharing your pictures with us.
'We had a fabulous day and I was comfortable in my dress the whole way through, I've been singing your praises to anyone who will listen' - Avril
Images by www.ginerpixel.ie
I absolutely love how the dress came out on camera, we've shown the pics to our family and friends and they all gasped when they saw how beautiful it was. It's a truly timeless dress and I know I'm going to look back in many years to come and love it. That was my wedding wish and thanks to you I have it' - Niamh
Images by www.brosnanphotographic.com
Michelle and Etain
'We had an incredible time, and it was all the better for your beautiful designs. can't thank you enough for all your help, it wouldn't have been such an incredible experience without you' - Etain
'Just wanted to say a MASSIVE Thank You for making me such a fabulous dress. Everyone was raving about it on the day, even the hotel manager asked me for your details. We had a fabulous weekend, weather was fantastic and all went better than we could have even imagined' - Marlene
Images by Perfect Xposure
'The day went great, and I was delighted with the dress...got loads of compliments too' - Katherine
Images by www.philipdalyphotography.com
'I want to thank you very much for your patience and good nature the whole way through the process of making the dress - as well as of course your obvious talent! I was really delighted with the dress, which got very many compliments on the day and after! So many thanks again.'
'It was so beautiful, I wish I could wear it all the time! x'
'I absolutely loved wearing it and got so many compliments. It was such a lovely experience having it made by you too!'
Gillian's vintage remake
'We had a great day and I was very happy with the dress. I got so many compliments on the dress and I felt like it was very unique and very 'me'. It suited the style of the wedding perfectly. Thanks so much for all your hard work on it.'
We have been so lucky to work with some of the most talented photographers, stylists, make up artist and hair specialists. These are just a few images of what the most creative people in the world have done featuring our designs.