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Vintage Garden Charm

The Envelopments 2012 range is here and we’re super excited about their Trellis Collection – see above – we’ve renamed it “Vintage Garden Charm”.  Perfect for a vintage country garden styled affair.

Lita Gown via BHLDN
Vintage Garden Charm Envelopments Invitation via Feather & Ink
Bouquet & Vintage Keys Cake via Ruffled Blog

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It’s a Wrap

Bluebell Jacket

With temperatures taking a nose dive it’s time to think about bridal wraps!  Seeing a bride in a sleeveless dress in winter makes me feel cold – it’s like babies in strollers in with no blanket and no socks – hard to believe but it happens!
So I was delighted to see this very cute selection of bridal wraps on BHLDN  –  check them out herenot a gothic cloak in sight!

Well Mannered Cardigan

Continuum Jacket

Sovereign Collar

Half Turn Cardigan

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Keep Calm Gallery, has launched it’s latest range of prints – the Love one below would make a very cute wedding / engagement gift to your other half.

Love print by Helen Lang

You Are Ace print by Laura Seaby

You Are My Sunshine

Magic - James Brown

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Image via Arden Prucha Photography

As I mentioned on an earlier post, our second baby – little Rachel  – was born on September 11th and I now need to get some birth announcements printed – what’s that saying about the shoemakers children….  Anyway a couple of days after she came home I took lots photos of her (the image above is not Rachel) as the first couple of weeks they sleep so much you can snap all you like and they’ll happily pose for you.  So when I came across this tutorial on Inspire Me Baby I got some really good tips and think I will have to take some more photos – check it out and see what you think…

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We weren’t expecting to find Wedding Dress inspiration from the Ralph Lauren Spring / Summer 2012 Collection, but we did!  With a nod to flappers and the roaring twenties some of the stand out dresses from the collection would be perfect for a Great Gatsby themed Wedding.
See the entire range here.

Daria Gown: RL Collection

Karmen Gown: RL Collection

Jourdan Gown: RL Collection

Daga Gown: RL Collection

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I’ve been meaning to blog about Vera Wang’s White Collection at David’s Bridal for some time now. Whilst it got plenty of US coverage I’m not sure how many Irish brides are aware of the collection.  The V Neck Ball Gown with Fully Draped skirt (see below) retails for $1200!! See more of my favorites below and the full collection here.

Vera Wang White Collection V Neck Ballgown with Fully Draped Skirt


One Shoulder Fit & Flare Gown


One Shoulder Organza Dress



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Oh Baby!

So I’ve been off the blog for a couple of weeks as I had much more important things on my mind!  Our little daughter arrived safe and sound on Sunday September 11th 2011 at 5.11am and I have been enjoying every second with her and her big brother since. She arrived on her due date and is the eleventh grandchild so we are thinking 11 is her lucky number – but we aren’t going to give her Eleven as a second name – think that’s been done already!                    I’ll be back soon!


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