ABCs of Love: The Wedding Kit You’ll Want – Part 2

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An alphabet of ideas to steal, names to note and wedding kit to covet, Part 2. See Part 1 here.


Look like the cat’s MEOW in a pair of these vintage-inspired, cat-eye sunglasses in baby blush pink. The perfect finishing touch for a modern summer bride. Astere sunglasses, €170, by Ted Baker at

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We all NEED a little Irish design in our life, and our wardrobe, and now brand new Só Collective in Kildare Village is the place to get it. Here you’ll find  a well considered curation of both established and emerging Irish designers: Jill de Búrca, Sian Jacobs, Helen Steele and more, plus gorgeous home-grown gift and homeware,


Make your gathering on OCCASION with the help of Waterford-based party planners Oh So Sweet Occasions. They offer a unique, mobile afternoon tea party service complete with vintage lace, fine china, elegant florals and, of course, scrummy tea and cake. The perfect elegant hen option,

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For unfussy bridesmaid options check out London’s Sarah Bond label. This pale PINK sculpted trapeze “Lola” dress with pleated silk organza accents could be just what you’re looking for, £995,

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QUALITY is what we’ve come to expect from The Cliff Townhouse, one of Dublin’s most elegant and intimate small luxury hotels. Now that they’ve teamed up with celebrity London planner Bruce Russell ( you can expect even more from this little gem,

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RISE to the occasion with the help of Tanya McGilligan, owner of style Ikon boutique in Monkstown, Co Dublin. We love her eclectic buy: Umit Kutluk, Ali Nash, Lucy Nagle, Erika Cavallini, Malene Birger and more. Stylish MOB, find it here,

Paul Costelloe - Earrings, moving crystal set in a twisted crystal set circle €125

For that obligatory flash of SPARKLE we’re loving Paul Costelloe’s new Richmond Collection. Classic pieces accessibly priced, Sterling silver and crystal earrings, €125,


THIS is love. As captured by Australian wedding and portrait photographer, Katie Mitchell, who lives and works in Paris, snapping just-engaged couples with her signature, light-infused touch,

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You need at least one set of once-in-a-lifetime UNDERWEAR to see your trousseau off. La Perla Privilege lace and stretch-tulle camisole and briefs, €517,

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Achieve VELVET with this shade of flawless Penelope Pink lipstick from make-up maven Charlotte Tilbury. Sure to flatter all skin-tones, €20,

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Flower girls will adore Leigh Tucker’s  WILLOW range for Dunnes stores. Imbued with fresh, colourful design, Leigh’s pieces are loved for their classic cut and quality fabric,

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X marks the sweet spot – hit by these magic little mouthfuls, made to order by Belfast’s Lily Pink Bakery, specialists in bespoke cupcakes and layer cakes,


Let’s face it, this is one life moments thats all about YOU so go on, treat yourself. Crystal embellished necklace by Oscar de la Renta, €963 at


Monique Lhuillier has created a new ZENITH for glamorous, red-carpet-worthy gowns. Renowned for her use of textures layers and intricate embellishment, a dress by Monique is nothing short of a showstopper. Available in Ireland through The Suite in Dublin,


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