Wedding Bells – A Winter Wedding Photoshoot

This weekend I had an amazing opportunity to do a spot of modelling! I’d met a fantastic photographer named Hana Venn, who was unfortunately not available for my wedding date; but was looking for someone to take part in a winter wedding photo shoot.

Hana’s style and skills are just incredible. We were both a tad sad that she couldn’t do my wedding day but I’m so pleased that I got to work with her on something a little bit special!  Every cloud has a silver lining and mine was definitely being photographed by Hana and getting to wear stunning dresses all day!

I can’t share too much as it’s all being kept under very close wraps until it’s released but I just wanted to share some of the fantastic contributors to the shoot … especially as they’ll hopefully be contributing to mine and Petes wedding!

It began with an early start with Annette at Elegance Bridal Coiffure hair salon where I met the other model Channon. Annette gave me a fab half up half down do and even let me spend a bit of time with this awesome eye mask massaging machine while I waited!

We then headed to Langrish House which is a stunning wedding venue just around the corner from where I live!

As soon as I arrived I was whisked to get my make up done by The Beau-tique Bridal Experience and then changed into my first outfit, a lovely tea dress style bridesmaid dress from Hannah Elizabeth Bridal. I recognised the dresses straight away as I actually tried on wedding dresses there a while back and found ‘the one’ there!

After some shots with the gorgeous little bridesmaids and page boy model and Channon who wore a gorgeous Lusan Mandongus gown, we stopped for lunch and waited for the rain to subside.

I then got to be a bride and dressed in a beautiful lace top tea dress style gown again from Hannah Elizabeth.

Bridal Flowers Direct provided the most stunning floral bouquets and the floral crown that I didn’t take off until bedtime! Queen Bees made some scrummy macaroons that I’ll definitely be having on our special day and Handmade by Kelly created the lovely stationary.

Luckily the rain stopped and the sun came out for us to take some shots outside. Quaint and Quirky Event Hire dressed the indoor and outdoor spacing beautifully for the winter theme and I especially loved the fireplace and outdoor set-ups – eek I can’t wait to be able to share the rest of the snaps!

The cute mini models wore outfits from Eliza Mabel with bow ties from Beau Tie.

As well as the main shoot I was involved in some product shots of gorgeous vintage necklaces and hair pieces from Bijou Junkie.

The whole day was documented by the most amazing and talented Hana and was even filmed by Better Half Productions which is a videographer service I’m seriously contemplating to go alongside photography at my wedding.

It really was an awesome collaboration of wedding services that will hopefully be featured in a number of wedding magazines and blogs. I’m really excited to see the end result and will no doubt be posting snaps all over my social media!

I got some great ideas for my wedding and will definitely be getting in touch with some of the lovely ladies involved for my wedding!


Thanks for reading xx


  • Hayley Chall
    11th October 2014 at 12:15 am Reply

    I can’t wait to see some photos! Xx

    • Jessica
      17th October 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

      Oh my goodness me neither, I’m so impatient with these I don’t know how I’ll be for my wedding photos!

  • alongcamejay
    12th October 2014 at 8:15 am Reply

    How beautiful Jess! Just think it’ll be the real thing soon! xx

    • Jessica
      17th October 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Ooh I know I cannot wait for the real deal! xx

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Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

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