Sunday, 19 March 2017

Celestial Look Book Shoot


On Wednesday 8th March, which just so happened to be International Women's Day, I got together with an amazing group of talented ladies and one lucky man, who was given the "honorary" woman title *giggles* to showcase Archive 12's beautiful bridal collections.

Claire the founder and owner of Archive 12 put together a beautiful shoot to capture her stunning unique range of bride and bridesmaid dresses and head pieces.

Kat Mervyn captured the collection with her creative photography skills and as always totally blew me away with her vision and ability to capture detail and light. Carl our "honorary" woman for the day runs his own cinematography business called Ball and Wolf. Not only was he an absolute delight to be around but his filming was stunning. I am super excited to see the end results from this shoot.

I got to work alongside hair & makeup artist Maria Gorman, I created the hair for the shoot and she did the makeup and I think you will agree when you see the final images that she totally rocked it! Maria's amazing at what she does and at only 22 she is one to watch out for. Claire chose the perfect model from IAMModels Agency, the beautiful Kamile. She was such a natural and great to work with. It really was a great day shooting.


Details
Photography - Kat Mervyn
Cinematography - Carl from Ball and Wolf
Florals - We are wild thing
Dresses - We are written and Daughters of Simone for Archive 12
Headpieces - Naturae Design for Archive 12
Hair - Lynette Murray Hair
Makeup - Maria Gorman
Model - Kamile for IAMModels Agency

As soon as the full shoot is available I will be uploading the full shoot. Honestly you will be totally blown away. Until then, be good to each other and support each other. xo

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The love that is visual




How amazing is Ricky Linton from Rabbit and the Fox Films 
This was the visual look book he produced for bridal boutique Archive 12 to showcase their beautiful Naturae Design collection. It was an honour to be part of this shoot and work with makeup artist Maria Gorman - Hair & Make-Up and model Loreena Burns - 




Click the link below to view our collaboration. I think you'll agree it is stunning!


LOVE_LOVE_LOVE <3

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Following my Dream


Well, it's finally happened! I'm too emotional right now. God has truly blessed me and I'm ridiculously happy. To all my family, friends and amazing team at Blue. THANK YOU for all your support and prayers. On the 1st February I get the keys to my very own studio. EEK!! honestly, it has been the toughest 2016 battling my brain, heart and anxiety, but with the love of my friends and family I have finally grabbed my dream and will be opening my own wee haven. More to come later but for now, here's my new website to look over. Thank you to every single person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my chair. I love you all to the moon and back <3
LoveHair-LoveLife xo



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Booking your Bridal Hairstylist



photo credit - Laura J Curran Photography
Real life bride - Victoria

Photo Credit - Gather&Tides 
real life bride Katrina 

You’ve said “YES”, you’re literally floating on cloud 9. Venue and date are set, planning has begun. 

If hair is of great importance to you, DON’T put booking your favourite wedding hairstylist off. You may have been following their work on social media and would love to book them. If like me, their bridal diary could be booked up months to a year in advance. 
You don’t want to be disappointed in not booking part of your dream team.

Think about style, and how you envision yourself on your big day. 

Book hairstylists who will travel to your home/hotel on your wedding morning. 
Let us come to you.

Contact hairstylists directly via phone, email, website. Once contacted by brides, I check availabilty of their date, then forward my wedding letters and pricing to them and we take it from there.

Meet your potential bridal hairstlyist for coffee (green tea for me) and seek their guidance in regards to hair accessories and viels. You can get a real feel for someone once you’ve actually met them. 

I love to meet all my brides for chats to find out their style and vision for their big day.
Make moodboards – pinterest, images from websites or magazines. It’s better to have actual images you love rather than trying to verbally explain. It gives us a better understanding of what your bridal vision is. We don’t mind looking through the images, it’s our job and we love it!

The internet is a wonderful crutch for wedding planning. Do your research.

·      Search blogs – Inspire , One Fab Day, Both do Real Life Weddings
·      Websites – Facebook - Instagram
·      Stalk people (it’s okay to stalk and have a good nosey)
·      Set yourself a budget
·      Decide on what kind of bride you want to be

Last but not least, remember your future hubby or wife has asked YOU to marry them, not a version of what you think a “bride” should look like. 

Don’t be afraid to be yourself.  

A bride is YOU!


Photo credit - Laura J Curran Photography
real life bride Jenna




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Jewellery with Meaning


When it comes to my job, I get to meet lots of fabulous people. Therefore, I'm given the opportunity to work for companies and create hair for their campaigns. One of them recently was for jewellery company Argento. They have an exclusive range called Karma Jewellery. 

I fell in love with Karma Jewellery and even more so when I discovered that every piece of jewellery is designed and handcrafted here in Belfast. With each piece sold they aim to promote consciousness and unity by working with, and supporting local charities. For every bangle you purchase, Karma give 10% back to their chosen hand selected charities. 

Incorporated into every piece is the symbolism of positive energy, the collection allows you to express individual style through a range of colours, tokens and symbols.


Why choose to wear any other bangle when you know you could be looking good, feeling good and doing good with your very own piece of Karma.   



Remember their hashtag #jewellerywithmeaning 






This video was created by the talented Robin from Little Giant Films http://littlegiant.uk 

It was to showcase the fabulous collection from Karma Jewellery http://www.argento.co.uk/en/Karma-Rose-Gold-Feather-Bangle/m-54953.aspx 
exclusively for Argento http://www.argento.co.uk 

Model Carrie Ann was amazing https://www.instagram.com/carriethecreep/



A huge thank you to Argento for choosing me to create the hair for this showcase video 
LoveHair-LoveLife xo

Friday, 14 October 2016

LOVE ALWAYS - XO


You know when you just click with someone? Well, it happens in my job too. 
All my brides are wonderful and I love them all equally, but I want to tell you about this one girl in particular. Her name is Catherine. She was marrying her best friend Aaron at the Galgorm Resort in Ballymena and chose me to create her wedding hair. From the start, we just had the best of fun! From her hen party hair to creating her bridal hair, Catherine and I were on the same wave length. 

We created a beautiful soft up style with a plait and low messy bun for her bridal hair and created soft complimenting up styles for her bridesmaids. Catherine added a beautiful head piece by Luna Bea Bride (one of my favourite headpiece designers ever!!!) to her hair and the talent that is Janet from The Flower Room Belfast, not only made all her wedding flowers, but created beautiful real flower pieces for the girls hair too. 

Her wedding dress was from The White Gallery in Newry, where Rachel carries some stunningly beautiful exclusive bridal gowns. One of which Catherine clearly chose. I loved it! The lovely Tippy from That's so Tippycal makeup created her bridal look and we had a wonderful morning with everyone getting ready and celebrating with Catherine and her family. 

Photographer Chris Copeland captured Catherine and Aaron's wedding day beautifully and not only is he super talented, but he's a true gentleman too. Such a lovely person to be around and I can see why Catherine and Aaron chose him to capture their special day. I just wanted to share their wedding with you all. You can check out their full wedding as it was featured on June Bug Weddings by clicking on the link below. 

I truly love my job and treasure all my lovely moments I get to spend with my brides and their families and friends.

Bye for now. 
Love 
Lynette xo




Click this link to view Catherine and Aaron's wedding - xo



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LoveHair - LoveLife - xo 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Be Inspired ...

Special Places

Being part of any brides special day is a privilege, but when they've chosen the same venue that I too got married in, well, that's extra special. 
Jill and Conor got married in The Ulster Museum in Belfast, at Botanic Gardens.



The lovely Jill contacted me about creating her bridal hair. She was worried about her natural curly hair, the frizz, and all the other issues that come with having beautiful curls. Between us we came up with a style that suited her and enhanced her natural hair. Blowdrying and setting Jill's hair before creating her up style really worked for her hair. I loved creating Jill's Bridal hair and getting to spend the morning with her and her family at her parents home. 



There are lots of amazing wedding vendors in the North and South of Ireland and Jill and Conor chose some amazing people to help make their day special. Photographer Des Rowan captured their special day perfectly. Not only is he a very charming and lovely man to be around, but he is an amazing photographer, as from checking out the link below, you will see for yourself. 



And, as you all know by now, I have an open love (P.D.A) for my friend and make up artist Jennifer Ireland,  who also created my bridal makeup too. She has such a lovely soul and creates some of the most stunning bridal looks. Jill looked flawless on her wedding day. 
Jill also put her trust in the crazy talented and very charismatic Tim from Floral Earth. What that man and his team can create out of flowers is breathtaking. 

When you check out the link below you will see for yourself just how magical Jill and Conor's wedding day was. From start to finish it was truly a magical day, and I am extremely thankful and honoured to have even played my little role, on such an important day. 

Love Hair - Love Life xo




Credits 

Photography - http://www.desrowan.com

xo