Karen maher bridal make up

Real Bride Story- Alison

I am so exited about sharing this beautiful summer 1950’s themed wedding with you all.

karen maher make up

From the moment I met Alison for her bridal make up trial I knew her wedding day was going to be  just stunning from the various discussions we had about her style, dress and creative ideas which were all vintage inspired, I was very exited about the wedding day.

 I instantly fell in love with her classic tea length 1950’s inspired wedding dress.

The detail was just beautiful.



I have always been a huge lover of the 1950’s era and I regularly take inspiration from this time.

I loved seeing Alison recreate this classic time for her wedding day in the stunning surroundings of Mount Juliet Kilkenny.


I was so exited to create this picture perfect vintage inspired make up look for Alison on her wedding day.


(I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it so much so that it now features on my shiny new business cards)

I created a classic make up Look for Alison featuring subtly defined eyes with mixes of browns, Dark liner & lashes, soft bronzed cheeks, paired perfectly with a timeless red lip.

The look complemented her style perfectly.


I adore car shots like this showing the excitement and anticipation of the bride to be.


I was very exited when I saw the full look come together on the wedding day.


Hair stylist on the day was the talented Elaine Murphy.

The beautiful bridesmaid wore bespoke tea length mint green dresses which Alison had specially made in the style she hoped for.

They all looked beautiful, they were the perfect colour for this pretty summer wedding.


Photographer on the day was the talented Ben Power of hot shotz photography .

All of the stunning photos featured in this post are by Ben Power.


I hope your enjoyed reading this post and got some inspiration if you are planning a vintage themed wedding.



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