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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 styling these looks for three very different brides with different bridal accessories, wedding shoes, veils etc.

We filmed the piece at the Westinn hotel just on college green in Dublin. What a stunning hotel...the high ceilings are to die for in this venue!

The first gown we chose was from Essense of Australia's 2016 collection. We are really lucky to be one of the first stores in Ireland to have the Fall 2016 collection in stock already so Xpose was a brilliant way of introducing our new styles to 2016 brides! Our first wedding dress, D1934 from Essense is a beautiful, sexy lace-over-Imperial-Crepe sheath bridal gown. 2016 brides are moving a little away from vintage inspired wedding dresses and many of our brides are now asking for a sexier, more demure look.

Our model for the day, the absolutely gorgeous Holly Carpenter looked stunning in this dress. We'll do a separate post on the accessories we used with each look but this flowercrown which was supplied by the talented Shirley at oveblooms at super short notice was an absolute knockout with this dress!

The next gown we chose was the stunning 690 from Martina Liana. The plain silk skirt and tattoo lace on the wedding dress makes is really stand out from the styles we have seen over the last few years. The Xpose team loved how this gown resembled Kim Kardashian's wedding dress (for her third wedding!). We styled this with just a crystal hair comb for a soft, paired back look for the modern bride.

The final look of the day (and the Xpose team's favourite) was the amazing D1897 wedding dress from Essense of Australia. This is a crepe dress with amazing lace bodice and lace cut out detail train. The fit of this gown is amazing and once again Holly looked fabulous in it! This was our most elaborate look of the day with the most accessories and the amazing long lace edge veil which matches this wedding dress perfectly! Even our camera man was quite taken with this train!

We had a fabulous day's fun filming with the two Hollys and the beautiful Lisa Cannon who's getting married herself in September. Her wedding sounds amazing- we'll be super excited to see those details! You can view the full clip from the Xpose shoot on our Facebook page and we'll post up each of the looks and accessories used soon!

Carole xx

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