The Nightingale’ Paolo Sebastian Spring Summer 2015-2016 Bridal Collection

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The nightingale-inspired Paolo Sebastian Spring/ Summer 2015-2016 Collection enchants all who see it just as a nightingale’s serenade enchants all who hear it. The designer has outdone himself with this collection that fuses vintage and modern, dramatic charm. The gowns are the quintessence of uniqueness, whimsy and femininity. They feature layers of tulle, ornate embroideries, metallic fringing and beaded feather embellishments.

Young designer Paul Vasileff sketched all the embroideries himself. Having featured at the London Fashion Week and Sydney’s Fashion Pallette, the beauty and classic elegance of his freshest creations come as no surprise. Each dress introduces new facets and brings the nightingale vision to life. Have a look at the wondrous pieces of art below.

At just twenty five years old, Vasileff’s achievements include featuring at London Fashion Week 2010 and graduating from Milan’s Europeo Istituto di Design. A ground-breaking show at

Groom Style

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The general trend in groomswear has been a combination of informal and individual style. For a classic, timeless and elegant look, a 3-piece suit mixed with a jazzy neck or bow tie and a pocket square will serve the purpose.

Looking for something smart with a casual twist? Opt for a 2-piece suit. For sophistication, wear a black tie, tuxedo or sharp suit. For something extremely casual, consider gingham shirts, colourful ties and suspenders. A floral or succulent boutonniere will make your look fresh and show who the man of the moment is. Check out the available groomswear styles below and find out which one suits you.

Getting Married Abroad

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Thinking of getting married abroad? A few pointers for your planning.

Do you dream of taking vows under sweltering foreign skies? Or a snow-covered canopy with a wintry Alpine view? If the answer is yes, you’d be treading a well worn path, where plenty of Irish couples have gone before.

Some of the most popular spots include Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Malta and the Caribbean, but there’s a long list of even further-flung destinations that cater for couples tying the knot.

With no shortage of Irish travel companies to help you plan an overseas wedding, it’s not a mammoth task. Most work with local wedding planners on the ground. You can also find Irish wedding planners that specialise in overseas events.

Both can help you with the logistics, like choosing a venue to suit your budget and style, creating the menus, and finding suppliers for photography, flowers and music.

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Save The Date Ideas

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Gone are the days when the only way to remind your guests-to-be to save the date of your wedding was by using simple cards. You can now notify them of your special day in many unique ways. Want to send a card? No problem. Add some creativity by tying a knot to a vintage-inspired card to symbolise your impending tying the knot.

Attach a balloon and ask your guests to inflate it to reveal your wedding details. Take a photo in a romantic or funny pose and print it on a card, custom calendar or photo magnet to create an awesome and memorable Save the Date. For more inspiration to get your guests RSVPing promptly, see the pictures below.

Short Wedding Dresses

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Do you think adorable wedding gowns have to be long and flowing? Think again! Short wedding dresses are modern, playful and bring some chic to your overall look. They also allow you to flaunt your assets and move easily.

They are ideal for vintage, city hall and more casual weddings. From tea length to minis, lace to tulle and ruffles to bows, there are more than enough options to fit your personal style. Let our pictures help you find that perfect short wedding dress.

Humanist Weddings

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CONSIDERING A HUMANIST WEDDING? IT COULD BE THE OPTION FOR YOU.

Michael and Petra are radiant. The ceremony has been seamless, with readings from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, and an extract from a Dalai Lama speech. Petra’s sister read a poem about love by W.B. Yeats, the bride’s favourite poet. Vows have been exchanged, the newly donned rings are gleaming, and the legalities are all in place.

With the bridal party heading out of the chapel for a photographic spree under the bright July sun, the picture is idyllic. The Wicklow Mountains loom large behind, and the guests are slowly wandering across the gardens with the promise of a Champagne reception back at the main hotel.

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According to the Humanist organisation, their weddings and partnership ceremonies “are all about a couple celebrating their love for each other, and making a commitment to one another in the company of those people who are important to them”. Huma

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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You might have spent a lot of time and effort meticulously planning every detail of your wedding. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility of mishaps happening. If you’re unprepared, even small mishaps can send you into panic mode. For that reason, you should always have your wedding day emergency kit at hand.
Don’t know what should be in your kit? Relax, our informative list will help you learn the essential items to include in your emergency kit and how they will help save the day.

Here’s the list:
• Breath Mints: The “you may now kiss the bride” moment should be memorable – for the right reasons! Breath mints will help make that first kiss memorable due to its sweetness.
• Q-tips: They come in handy when you need to clean up drippy makeup.
• Blotting sheets: Looking oily is not cue at all, especially on your wedding day. Too much shine will make you look sweaty and greasy in photos. These sheets will help you absorb shine and

6 Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Bridal Veil

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In the Roman times, veils were worn to protect the bride from evil spirits. Later on, when arranged marriages were common, they were used to hide the bride-to-be’s features until the union was legal. This ensured the groom didn’t back out of the deal if he disliked his bride-to-be’s look. Nowadays, veils are considered a bridal accessory. However, some brides still wear them for religious purposes.
From short and funky to long and flowing, there are many beautiful bridal veils to choose from. Only the right veil will transform you into a vision of perfection. On the contrary, a wrong veil will make your beautiful dress look a little off the mark. Read on to find out the crucial factors to consider when choosing your veil.

1. Length

Veils come in many different lengths. The right length will complement the silhouette of your dress. Consider trying on different veil lengths during your dress fitting to see which one works best with your dress.
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