Real Bride Story- Sandra

I am delighted to share with you the pretty wedding of stunning bride Sandra, I was thrilled to spend the morning of New Years’s Eve 2015 with Sandra & her bridal party, as we prepared and shared the excitement with them for the fun & magical day that lay ahead.

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Firstly a big thank you to Sandra for kindly sending me these images all of which were taken by photographer Nick O Keeffe .

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There is always something extra special about a New Year’s eve wedding, the excitement & thrill of ending the year surrounded by all your family & friends as you say I do and then beginning a fresh new Year as Newly weds at your own wedding reception, A perfect start to a brand new year!  Throughout Sandra’s wedding morning there was lots of chat about our New Years’ resolutions, goals, dreams, hopes and lots of excitement & laughter could be heard coming from the Penthouse Suite in the stunning Step House Hotel Borris, as we all looked forward to the New Year 2016 about to begin.

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From the first time I met Sandra for her bridal make up trial, I instantly felt excited about her wedding morning. Sandra was so calm & relaxed on her wedding day and she really enjoyed every minute of her preparations and savoured every minute of the pampering.

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For Sandra’s bridal make up look, we decided on a pretty, feminine & glamorous look to compliment her stunning dress and her over all look for her big day. I used soft rose golds, combined with browns on her eyes and a pretty pink blush & highlight to bring out her cheekbones, with a subtle soft pink on her lips. I love these colour combinations on Blondes. Her golden glow was perfect and she looked every inch the beautiful bride.

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I absolutely loved this Fabulous bridal up style by award winning and fantastic hair stylist Leanne Nolan of Vow2wow. It is always a pleasure to work along side Leanne on Wedding mornings.

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Lets talk about The dress, it was just bridal perfection, it fitted Sandra like a glove and had a beautiful low back detail, with a delicate soft lace and delicate beading with a pretty cap sleeve, I loved it and she really took everyones breath away when she was ready. Sandra’s dress was from B Couture Bridal Wear.

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(Pictured in the Step House Hotel staircase)

I think you will all agree that these photos are stunning, captured perfectly by Photographer Nick O Keeffe who managed to have us all in the stitches laughing from the moment he arrived.

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The two stunning bridesmaids wore gorgeous navy dresses, I loved creating this soft grey/navy smoky eye on both ladies, with a pop of soft pink blush and lipstick which complimented them both, they were just beautiful.

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The bridal bouquets were by extremely creative & talented florist Lamber De Bie based in Kilkenny and perfect for a winter wedding, I loved the subtle additions of the red berries with the roses, perfect for a winter wedding.

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Look at those stunning shoes!

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Sandra never stopped smiling all morning (and for the rest of the day, if the pictures are anything to go by). I love this action shot below, featuring Sandra & her helpful bridesmaids & stunning Mother of the Bride doing the last minute preparations.

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I have to give a mention to the lovely groom, who put a lovely comment on my Facebook page after the wedding, complimenting me on Sandra’s Make up, the ultimate seal of approval!

A happy bride = an even happier groom!

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Such a fabulous couple!

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It was also lovely to meet videogrpaher Brendan Of Barrow Vision again at this wedding, Brendan always does a fantastic job and captures the day perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed reading all about this beautiful bridal party, it is always such an honour to be a part of any brides wedding morning, I look forward to sharing more stories like this in the future and hopefully giving future bride to be’s an insight into the magic that is your wedding morning.

Karen

xxx

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