Untamed Romance: Contemporary & Vibrant Inspiration

Good morning, did you have a fabulous Easter break? I hope so!

Today I am beyond thrilled to share the results of our very special bridal inspiration shoot that we shot in March. For the first official shoot for the blog, I was nervous, but with the most mega team behind me, well I had no reason to be! Early morning with snow on the ground, Lynne and I left Tyrone and headed for the coast. Thankfully, we left the snow behind us, somewhere around Moneymore and headed North to Portrush where we were using the incredible sea view restaurant space/building site attached to KoKo Cafe on Castle Erin Street in Portrush – nearby coffee, we’re smart ladies.

Wanting to reflect the colourful persona of the blog the inspiration was always going to be modern romance with vibrant shades, and with Stacey Kilpatrick on makeup duty, Jil from The Stables Flower Co. on flowers and Marc Lawson capturing every detail, well we’ll let the images speak for themselves….

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Model: Ruta Mineikyte, CMPR Models

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Copper lanterns: Bedeck

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Florals: The Stables Flower Co, Coleraine

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Dress: Laure De Sagazan, The White Gallery, Warrenpoint

Suit: Statement Menswear, Portadown

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Model: Stephen Black, Distinct Model Management

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Ring: Avoca, Arthur Street, Belfast

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Hair: Dyanne Sweeney, Wedding Hair NI, Belfast

Makeup: Stacey Kilpatrick, S.A.K.Designs, County Armagh

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Table runner, napkins, glasses, jugs, plates: All the Murmur collection from Bedeck, Lisburn Road, Belfast & Linen Green, Dungannon

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Stationery: The White Letter, Belfast

Copper candlesticks & copper planters: Avoca, Arthur Street, Belfast

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Cake: Airy Fairy Cakes, Lisburn

Table: Maven, Belfast

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

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Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Bridal shoes: Carino Boutique, Omagh

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Photography by Marc Lawson

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Throw & bracelets: Avoca, Arthur Street, Belfast

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Blue tweed suit: Statement Menswear, Portadown

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Came & skirt: Halfpenny London, The White Gallery, Warrenpoint

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Beauty: All her own!

Contemporary Styled Bridal Shoot I Photography by Marc Lawson I The Promise NI

Phew, I do hope you enjoyed the shoot as much as we did and got lots of colourful inspiration for your day. Thanks to Kerry at KoKo Cafe for lending us the space and to all those suppliers who helped build the vision in my head – you all rock!

We’d love if you Pinned your favourites, and stay tuned for our favourite behind the scenes shots soon. Em x

Super Suppliers

Photography: Photography by Marc Lawson, Belfast

Location: KoKo Cafe, Castle Erin Street, Portrush

Makeup: S.A.K. Designs, Armagh

Hair: Dyanne Sweeney, Wedding Hair NI, Belfast

Wedding dresses: The White Gallery, Burren, Warrenpoint

Suits: Statement Menswear, Portadown

Flowers: The Stables Flower Co, Coleraine

Cake: Airy Fairy Cakes, Lisburn

Cake table: Maven, Belfast

Bridal shoes: Carino Boutique, Omagh

Throw, copper table accessories & jewellery: Avoca, Arthur Street, Belfast

Table settings & accessories: Murmur Collection, Bedeck, Belfast & Dungannon

Styling: Emma Smith & Lynne Anthony

Models: Ruta Mineikyte, CMPR Models & Stephen Black, Distinct Model Management

Stationery: The White Letter, Belfast