Seven looks for brides
Looks for every girl from hipster to traditionalist.
Weddings are emotional affairs and nothing is more emotional than a wedding dress.
Opt for easy breezy pieces that you can wear again as separates.
MSGM cream top, €135, Brown Thomas; cream culottes, €60, Warehouse (in stores mid March) pearl collier, E??, Kalu Emporium, gold statement necklace, €255, Melissa Curry, made to order, Priyanka ring, €259 , Knightsbridge; plain gold stack rings, €9 for a set of six, boohoo.com; fresh flower head piece, E70, made to order, The Garden, Powerscourt Townhouse.
If you’re getting married abroad go for a light-as-air natural fabric dress that is easy-to-pack.
Silk organza disc made-to-order dress, €950, Helen Cody; Lucy Choi shoes, €245, Arnotts, heart ring, €49, Pandora; head piece, made to order, E70, The Garden, Powerscourt Townhouse
A heavy embellished dress is something that you can wear to other special occasions. Shorten it and it becomes the perfect summer party frock.
Full length embellished silk Jenny Peckham Joy dress, €3,600 at Anabel Rose, Jennifer Behring gold feather headband, €239, Knightsbridge; turquoise stone ring, €159, Pandora; shoes, €160, Buffalo; bouquet, from E100, Appassionata
Rock romantic in a modern way with wedding day shirt and skirt that shows off all that hard work in the gym.
Embellished tulle shirt, €1,800 (includes a camisole), tulle skirt, €650, both made-to-order and headpiece, €195, all at Sharon Hoey; Lucy Choi shoes, €245, Arnotts; Pandora ring, €159 , bouquet, from €100, Appassionata
A short jacket worn over a dress covers arms and lending warmth to chilly spring wedding days..
Mooski striped dress, €1,695, (avail in sizes up to 18 and also made-to-order) Frilly Frocks, Drogheda; Balenciaga jacket, €1,195, Brown Thomas, Dublin; head piece, €195, Frilly FrocksKat and Bee ring, €280, Coldlilies, MoMuse cross earrings, €45, Bow boutique.
If your wedding is a black tie affair go something simple and elegant, simple.
Long sleeve Jenny Peckham Ingrid silk dress, €3,865, (sizes 8 – 18) Sharon Hoey; MoMuse earrings, €55, Bow Boutique; Kat and Bee ring, €290, Coldlillies;Lucy Choi shoes, €245, Arnotts; Bouquet, from €100, Appassionata
Full-length lace is the modern bride’s way on the classic wedding dress.
Cream lace overlay, €1,495, worn over cream full length dress, €2,995; both Frilly Frocks, Drogheda; hair clip, €160 (for a set of three), Sharon Hoey; gold and pearl bracelet, €400, pearl ring, €160 and thin rose gold ring, €620, all Links at Kildare Village, bouquet, from €100, Appassionata
Bride models: Jenny Drea and Claire Tracey
Bridegroom models: Eider Leite; Paul Murphy; Daniel Lengyel; Caoimhin O’Brien; Daniel R and James Crerar.
Brides’ Make-up: Naomh Kirwan, assisted by Ashley Morhej of The Wedding Crew theweddingcrew.net
Bridegrooms’ grooming: Taylor Lee at LA Creative College of Arts
Hair: Trudy Hayes, assisted by Kevin McGarry of Wilde salon Donnybrook wildesalon.ie
Stylist: Grace Moore, assisted by Rebecca Brennan and Annie Dunne
Photography: Alan Betson assisted by Lisa Buttafuoco
Shot on location at The Marker Hotel, Grand
Canal Dock, Dublin 2 where they can accommodate wedding parties ranging in size from 10 to 242. themarkerhoteldublin.com
With special thanks to Morgan The Agency morgantheagency.com