When I got a message from Suzanne at Chocolate Blonde Hair Couture one Saturday evening about a collaboration. Suzanne wanted to take advantage of the snowy weather and get together for a bridal shoot.

      Suzanne got in touch with the amazing Louise Gardiner MUA and Sharon at Elody Bridal. We planned the collaboration for Monday and hoped that the snow would hang around!The morning of the shoot, the snow had melted in areas we could see. So I took a drive in search of the white stuff. Newtownhamilton did not let us down.
      Sharon from Elody Bridal, Newry provided us with the stunning Justin Alexander dress and all accessories for the shoot. Elody Bridal is situated between Newry City’s two shopping centres, The Quays and The Buttercrane. This boutique offers strictly private viewing to ensure you get the best of what we have to offer. Owner Sharon Patterson has a Bsc fashion management and vast experience fitting dresses to perfection. I have known Louise Gardiner for many years now both through working on shoots and wedding days. Louise is such a lovely girl on the inside and out, so friendly and talented.

      Louise is a professional local make-up artist based in Portadown with a Diploma in Fashion & Photographic Make-Up. With a lifetime passion for makeup, Louise graduated from Oonagh Boman School of Make-up in 2009. Louise recently opened her studio in Portadown, Co. Armagh and is available for bookings through-out N.Ireland. Specialising in Bridal Make-Up I can highly recommend Louise for your wedding day. These images speak for themselves. Check out Louise’s website http://www.louisegardinermakeup.com/

      If you are looking for a hair stylist for your wedding day. Look no further than Suzanne at Chocolate Blonde Hair Couture! Not only is this gorgeous lady my best friend but she is an amazing stylist. Chocolate Blonde is rated 5 star salon, they are the Winner of Bridal Hair Salon of the Year 2012 by GMINI, Finalist Salon Of The Year by GO! Tiatanic Awards, Top 5 Health & beauty consultants of the year by Ulster Tatler and Final 5 Bridal Hair Salon by GMINI to name a few. Suzanne has a true gift when it comes to styling for your wedding day.

      Chocolate Blonde Hair Couture is located in Markethill, County Armagh but the Chocolate Blonde stylists will travels throughout Northern Ireland to your home on the morning of your wedding to give you an amazing wedding day look.

      We were so lucky to be given this gorgeous boutique from Fab Fleurs Wedding Flowers for the shoot. Planning a shoot last minute doesn’t give a florist a lot of time but they really provided such a elegant arrangement for our shoot. Fab Fleurs specialises in Wedding flowers providing stunning floral designs for weddings in counties Armagh, Down, Louth and Monaghan.I think you will agree that Chloe Henning our model is simply stunning. Chloe is living the model dream and is an amazing instablogger Chloe’s insta. Chloe was amazing to work with on the shoot and I hope to get to work with her again in the very near future.

      Creative shoots like these are great fun (yes, a lot of work) but so worth it. My aim this year is to team up with lots of amazing vendors throughout Northern Ireland. Showcasing the best we have to offer in Northern Ireland.
      If you are a vendor and would like to collaborate get in touch, I’d love to brainstorm!

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