Swooned xoxo

01.09.14

"There are always flowers for those that want to see them…"

You might have seen my recent Nessa Loves Weddings post (here) in which I wrote about it being ok to break traditional wedding customs.. of course, that’s just my opinion and we all have our own thoughts on it,

I didn’t have a floral bouquet for my own day. And I didn’t give my bridesmaids any either. Bold Bride.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely think they are just so beautiful but they just weren’t right for me so I just left them out. No big deal.

I wouldn’t personally be a huge fan of very bright, colourful bouquets…I prefer more neutral simple colours but I do also really love rich, dark bouquets too.

Here’s some beautiful inspiration for you that I found on some of my favourite wedding blogs & Pinterest:

I adore this whole wedding on The Lane including her beautiful rich flowers 

This bride’s wedding style and bouquet are just perfection – see more on Style Me Pretty

Oooooh, I adore this wild floral bouquet I came across online which you can see here on one of my favourite wedding blogs – 100 Layer Cake,

What are your favourite wedding flowers?

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Images: 1& 2 | The Lane , 3 | Style Me Pretty, 4,5 & 6 | Pinterest, 7 | 100 Layer Cake

Sunday Loving xoxo

31.08.14

“To the ones who still believe in dreams:

Chase them. Chase them until you’re out of breath. Then, keep running”

How did you enjoy your weekend?

My weekend was a pretty relaxed/lazy/showing my age type of weekend but it was so lovely. Sometimes the best moments are the ones spent at home in a cosy knit with your loved ones and a big bottle of vino verde. I love the quote above that I shared on my Instagram over the weekend – I need the motivation ahead of a crazy week!

We took a trip to Ikea on Saturday which is something I just love to do. I have a growing obsession for interior design and I got to feed the obsession a little on Saturday.

I also went to one of my favourite places in Cork for date night on Friday – it’s a funky little Mexican bar called 6ix that does THE yummiest pork tacos – try them out!

I treated myself to a new winter coat and I obviously went for a look at all sorts of lovely things online…. sexy Sunday Lust Haves!

What do you think?

Sequined Dress | Free People - Black Coat | H&M - Silver Boots | Zara - Sandals | H&M 

Flat Boots | Zara - Love Tee | J Crew - Velvet Dress | Maje 

Sandals | Olivia Palermo for Aquazzura - Sandals | Topshop - Trench | Zara - Top | Maje

I have another Nessa Loves Weddings post coming this week,

Happy Sunday guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

 

Those Special Moments xoxo

26.08.14

A lot of people have been asking me recently if it is a huge disappointment and anti-climax when your wedding is all over/finito/done. Eh, yes of course it’s going to be a little bit of a shock to the system (a lot of work goes into one whether you have a huge bash or just a small intimate celebration) but I promise you that it is not hugely disappointing or traumatic and actually it’s rather lovely to just be able to enjoy being married and more importantly to have money again to enjoy all those things that were limited pre-wedding…ahem, shopping and travelling!

Life is about celebrating every single occasion so just think about the next big party that you can have.. I am already thinking about my 30th in October. Any excuse! If someone who is as obsessed with weddings as I am can cope so well post-wedding…then you can definitely survive too!

I wanted to share a few more photos with you from my wedding as I promised you I would. As I have said before Magda Lukas took my photographs and I just loved working with her. We barely even knew she was taking pictures…. Speaking of pictures, a lot of brides seem to be worried about missing out on too much of the fun to go get their portrait shots taken. Don’t worry guys, there are ways around everything! We simply distracted our guests with an ice-cream cart outside the ceremony and snuck away for about 10 minutes to have our portrait shots done before our guests even realised we were missing and we were back to join the party in no time. Don’t worry too much about getting too many posed photographs with all of your wedding party. They are not the photos that you will love once you get them back…I promise! The natural photos of you and your guests enjoying the cocktail reception will be so much more fun! So many brides have said the same thing to me.

Well, here’s a little insight into our day…

Louise McCall, a very dear friend did our makeup on the day

The Groom’s Style is super important too!

There had to be mojitos involved – my favourite cocktail ever…. Mmmm!

My florist Jill Wild designed THE most beautiful (last-minute) floral table plan

Remember these cocktail stirrers? Check out the little DIY here guys!

Unique & Chic Weddings set up our beautiful, candle-lit ceremony for us – amazing girls!

My wonderful friend Sabrina Hill from Kopper Hair Studio did our hair too

I picked up my beautiful sister’s hair-piece from Zara – it’s still available here

I used lots of ribbon to add some extra details to just about everything!

I have been in contact with some amazing readers these last few weeks who have been asking me for advice for their own weddings and I must say that I just enjoy hearing from you all so much… so thank you guys for believing in me,

Have a great week lovelies,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo