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Trend Alert! Video-Booths!

In all the recent years photobooths have become very popular at wedding receptions. i mean why wouldnt they be? they are soi much fun and its a good laugh for everyone at any age. also the photos you get are priceless! Your guests can take and print out as many photos as they like. There’s truly no limit. You will also receive digital copies of every picture taken at your wedding.(this may depend on the company but the majority of them offer this) But now a new booth has made its way in to the wedding trends, move over your photobooth because a videobooth is the next generation of wedding reception entertainment!! I Mean what coud be better?! A VideoBooth is a fun, fuss-free way to video re

Say yes to the dress...Martina Liana 675!

This collection is inspired by classic vintage pieces and designed so the silhouettes and details truly honor that inspiration, but also reflect the taste of the modern and sophisticated bride. The superior quality and fit will ensure that every bride will look and feel her best on her big day – one of the most important details of being a bride. This stunning wedding dress has a low sweetheart neckline, with also a dramatically low and beautiful back. One of the best parts of this Martina Liana dress is that you, the bride can select if you want your dress to have only delicate lace shoulder straps or long alluring lace illusion sleeves, both of which draw attention to your face and add st

Travel Inspired Wedding

Some couples love trying new things and venturing to new places. What more perfect way to have a wedding for such globetrotting couple than a travel inspired wedding? Not only does it give you a unique wedding, take us on our words, it will be a memorable one too. Give your guests a little sneak peek of your wedding by creating a thematic invatations. Stay in theme with your invitations. It’s a great idea to use visuals from a map and use them on your invitations like this one here. Instead of using a regular guest book, have your guests sign a globe. Not only does it go well with the overall look and feel, it’ll make a great addition to your house or apartment to remember the day by. Go all

Pink & Grey Wedding Inspiration

Pink and Grey seems to be the perfect combination for a wedding. We love the idea of having such a dramatic colour and using lighter tones to soften it. The addition of pink adds an air of romance and there is no dress more perfectly suited to this colour scheme than the D1702 from Essence of Australia. The blush pink tulle skirt would soften the grey tones and add a more whimsical fairy-tale feel to the wedding. How glamourous would these grey bridesmaid dresses look next to a blush pink gown? Pink rose bouquets would also soften the grey dress perfectly as well as acting as a link between the bride and her bridesmaids. For the groom and his groomsmen, grey suits would look so classy next t

Say Yes To The Dress...Martina Liana 714!

This is a 1920s inspired gown and we are in absolute love with the simplicity of gown. It has a Silk Moroccan skirt paired with a sophisticated blouson top in Parisian Silk Chiffon. We have some other of Martina Liana's gowns in the silk Moroccan and it's a breath taking fabric- so elegant, so we are really looking forward to seeing this on some pearls and lace brides at the weekend. This sheath silhouette of this gown hugs the body in a straight shape but then flares gently out at the bottom in an elegant train. The belt really adds to the wow factor to this wedding dress. The 'Harlow' belt which comes with this gown is made from 3,000 encrusted Swarovski crystals! It's the perfect sparkly

This Week We're Loving...

We can't believe it's Friday again! But we love the weekends here at Pearls and Lace and we are super excited to be welcoming lots of new brides this weekend to the Boutique! We also have lots of our own Pearls and Lace brides back to try their wedding dresses, for fittings appointments, accessories appointments...it will be busy one! Here's a little snippet of the things that we're loving this week... Every week we have a new favourite colour combination here at the shop. When helping brides style their wedding dress and pick colours for their bridesmaid's dresses, we often advise brides to introduce a second complimentary colour into their wedding theme. Often brides feel if they pick a co

Say Yes To The Dress...D1848!

This week we are saying yes to the stunning D1848 dress from Essence of Australia! The timeless lace brings a simple elegance to the dress that we love. The classic sheath style keeps a straight shape and adds to the simplicity of this dress, a perfect contrast to the elaborate lace detail. The level of attention to detail in this dress, from the lace to the embellishments, is living up the reputation of this brand, best known for their detailed gowns and unique style. This floor length dress features a sweetheart neckline to accentuate the bust with delicate lace shoulder straps for added support. The back flows perfectly, and zips up under lace covered buttons, creating a beautiful embelli

Behinds The Scenes...Xpose Shoot

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of an Xpose shoot? Last week, our little Donegal Bridal Boutique had the pleasure and honour of doing a bridal piece with Xpose. We were delighted to be offered the chance to work with their amazing team to bring three 2016 bridal looks to Xpose viewers. Here's a little preview of what happened! We worked along with fabulous stylist Holly White to put together three different 2016 styles into complete bridal looks. We love styling here at Pearls and Lace so this was right up our street. After having decided on the theme with Holly we chose three dresses (though we landed in Dublin with four- always prepared!) that we would film. We then went about

Aisles With Style

One of the most memorable moments of your wedding day will be stepping foot onto your wedding aisle and seeing the love of your life standing at the alter, waiting on his beautiful wife to be. The ceremony is maybe the biggest part of your wedding day so why not have a aisle that wows with style, adding a personal touch is always a great way to do this. Here is my top 5 aisles with style p.s absolutely in love with number 4! How cute?! :) Number 1: Gorgeous wedding aisle. lined with white rose petals! Simple but sweet. Number 2: Breathtaking church decor, in love with those tall flowers! Number 3: Outdoor weddings have a fairytale atmosphere about them, this just looks like it came out of a

How To Use Romantic Quotes In Your Wedding Theme

Romantic quotes on love and marriage are great for wedding days – they can fit in anywhere, from the speeches, to the decor, to the invitations, place names or table numbers. Even if you don’t want to use them directly, they should at least inspire you to have a think about how much you love each other and what marriage means to the pair of you. We all have our favourite quotes about love, from a line from the notebook to a extract by Shakespeare there's no limit. There is a few ways I have found on sharing a special sentiment, on your wedding day. Have a quote close to your heart? Craft a custom backdrop for your ceremony. Decorate your car with a sign ( p.s also a great photo opportunity!)

Wedding Flower Inspiration!

Wedding flowers by the season: Spring (March-may) Pink flowers are a symbol of young love and happiness. Allium, lilies and orchids represent spring and new growth in nature. Peony, wax flower, sunflower, hyacinth etc. Summer (June-August) Purple flowers symbolise balance and loyalty and look visually striking in any flower arrangement . Sweet pea, larkspur, anemone, peony etc. Autumn (September – November) Orange flowers are a symbol of energy and confidence, ranging from delicate pale shades to vibrant hues. Roses, marigold, dahlia etc. Winter ( December-February) Blue flowers are associated with serenity and calm. Blue flowers can vary from pale baby blue to deep midnight shades. Heather,