Sunday, 22 November 2015

"In The Midst"





‘’In The Midst”

I loved creating the hair for this shoot. Adam and Grace from Clay approached me about collaborating on a wedding editorial with a twist. They choose the perfect people to capture their vision and it was amazing to work with such talented people. Rachel who owns a bridal boutique in Newry, The White Gallery supplied the most exquisite selection of dresses and headpieces. I really want to renew my own wedding vows again just so I can buy one of her pieces. My friend and extremely talented makeup artist Jennifer Ireland created the most beautiful makeup to capture the mood of the shoot perfectly. Flowers were created by Flowers by Mee and the bold colours and textures really suited our theme. Models Laura and Jonny were actually the gorgeous husband and wife from Betty Williamson Wedding and Events Planning who helped style and put the whole shoot together. Our location was the stunning Slieve Gullion just outside Newry and it was breathe taking. The mist and fog made our jobs easier for the look we were going for. The weather gods helped us out big time on this shoot. 















Photo Credits

Models - Laura and Jonny

It really was a pleasure to be asked to create the hair for this shoot and to work with such talented people. 

My job rocks. 

LoveHair-LoveLife xo

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Planning your Wedding Day? Please Don't Stress :)



So, you have said yes to your soul mate, the person of your dreams. 
You're finally floating down from cloud 9, to maybe an 8 ;) 
The planning begins ......... it is super exciting and scary all at once. 

I will be married 4 years on the 25th November this year and would do it all again in a heart beat, to the same man of course ;). Neal and I loved planning our wedding together. We had so much fun as a couple picking everything from our venue to the table names. 
I think that would be my advice to you for planning your big day! Remember you're not marrying yourself. This may sound silly, but it is amazing how caught up you could get in the tiny mundane details that really don't matter. 
You're marrying your other/better half ;) because they make your heart warm, your head fuzzy and your knees go weak, teehee, (well, I did) The most important part of your wedding day should be that you're marrying the man or woman of your dreams. 

Your wedding day is the start of your beautiful life together, either as husband and wife, wife and wife or husband and husband. 
Once you let love into your heart, don't let it go. 
Don't forget it was love that got you to the walk up the aisle to begin with. 

Yes, we all want a beautiful wedding day, I think my wedding to Neal was beautiful. We said our vows in the Ulster Museum. It was perfect for us. I had my perfect dress, Neal had his perfect suit that he chose himself. He wore custom made Nike HighTops in the colours of our wedding, I wore navy blue suede shoes and he had a killer Trilby. 

I think as a couple you should definitely sit down together and decide what is important to you both and what to spend your money on. Deciding on the photographer to capture your perfect day to your florist, there are so many amazing talented people out there. You will find someone within your budget. I will say one thing though, my biggest regret from our wedding day is that we didn't get a videographer and now that I have my wee daughter Florence, I wish I had a wedding video to show her and for me too. She loves looking through Neal and I's wedding album and pointing people out and laughing at me for some reason, hehe :) While some couples will be creative and style and dress their own rooms and tables, some may prefer to pay someone to take this on, no way is right or wrong. Just do what makes you both happy. If you can't decide on something, stop, think about it and try to compromise. 

Make your wedding day about the two of you. Don't be afraid to be you. 
Put your own wee stamp of personality to your wedding. 

Don't look back with regrets. 
Always look back with the fondest memories and biggest smiles. 

Happy planning! 

LoveHair-LoveLife xo

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Introducing ...... the wonderful world of ...... Clay



It was an absolute honour to be asked to create the hair for this shoot. The founders of Clay are two people I have had the privilege of knowing for a couple of years now. Husband and wife team, Adam and Grace, are not only beautiful people, on the inside and out, but crazy talented. When they first told me they were developing a new venture and following their dream of creating something more moody and adventurous, I jumped at the chance to be involved. They're working on building content for their site and I think you'll all agree with me when I say, "oh my goodness, look at these images, breathtaking."

I am too excited to see the rest of the images. I promise you won't be disappointed. 
I'll keep you all posted :)

'For when I kiss him, that's when I'll know'



“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee.

And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow” W.B. Yeats


 It was such a privilege to work with such an amazing and talented team of wedding suppliers.
So much love for this shoot.

Follow Clay on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/wearetheclay1 for news of their upcoming website and amazing work. You can follow on instagram https://instagram.com/wearetheclay/

Meet The Team 

Photography: http://gracephotog.com

Flowers: Flowers by Mee
Stationery: Design Our Day
Models: Jonny and Laura McClure

Thank you for reading my wee blog. 
LoveHair-LoveLife

Lynette xo

Spanish Love


 



This time last year (can't believe a whole year has passed girls), I had not long come back from Tudela in Spain with 4 other amazing talented ladies. 
Paula, Ashley, Alise and Ann Marie. 
We went on a working holiday to put together a editorial we had been thinking about for quite some time. 

Paula took and edited the images beautifully. 
The shoot has been published online with many wedding blogs. 
One in particular, was Hochzeits Guide. We were all honoured that they shared our editorial and loved it as much as we did. 

Check out the link below to see the shoot for yourself. 
I think you'll agree, it was pretty spectacular. 
The location and model where perfect! 

I love my job.  
Bye for now. 

LoveHair-LoveLife xo




Wednesday, 14 October 2015

'Chilly days out and Cosy nights in'


I came across Story Horse last year when I was approached by Olive and Wendy (the founders and creative brains behind the company) to create hair for their new upcoming brand. So when I got the email to ask would I be on board again with their new collection, of course, I said yes! I loved their last collection and couldn't wait to see their new pieces. I was NOT disappointed. Their products are warm, inviting and a little piece of indulgence you can bring, not only in your wardrobe, but into your home as well. 

The brand’s cool name comes from the old Dublin saying ‘What’s the Story Horse' which means, How are you?/ How’s life? and is set to encourage you to not only buy a product, but to take yourself on a unique journey with that product. To take little adventures where anything is possible. 

To me this means, it's not just any old umbrella, it is, a 'Wherever I wander' umbrella. (the names of the products are fab) Take it with you and instead of running for cover, pop up your brolly, smell the rainy air, be thankful you can do so and take in your surroundings. Appreciate the raindrops on the trees and the muddle puddles. 

Story Horse's new collection 'Chilly days out and Cosy nights in' is lovely and I will definitely be treating myself and my loved ones to Story Horse this Christmas. 

Olive McCaughan, one of the creators behind the brand says; “Story Horse offers stylish women a beautiful range of practical products that are different to anything found on the high street. Using our extensive experience, we have gathered items that can be used every day as well as a range of toiletries that offer a little bit of pampering heaven in the comfort of your own home.”

I've added images and pricing below so you can have a nosey and see what catches your eye. Maybe the overnight bag and body scrubs. A wee weekend away to Donegal in the New Year? 
Some lovely nights in pampering yourself when you just can't afford that Spa retreat :) 
I'll be blogging again once I receive my lovely Story Horse products.

I loved working on this shoot which took place on location at Rowellan House. 

The team were - 

Products/Brand- Story Horse http://www.storyhorse.com
Photography - Abigail and Ryan from http://www.abigailryan.com
Make-up - Ashley Morhej http://www.ashleymorhej.com
Hair - Lynette Murray (me) http://lynettemurrayhair.tumblr.com
Model - Sarah for Style Academy Model Agency http://www.styleacademy.com
PR: Victoria and Kaz for Weber Shandwich http://webershandwick.co.uk

Wherever I Wander Wellington Boots - £35.00/ €49
  Warm and Toastie Grey Welly Socks - £20.00/ €28
Walk with Me Overnight Bag - £65.00/ €91
  Wherever I Wander Umbrella - £20.00 /€28

Twist and Turn Grey Hat - £20.00/ €28
  Twist and Turn Grey Scarf - £30.00/ €42
  Twist and Turn Grey Mittens - £15.00/ €21
Twist and Turn Burgundy Hat - £20.00/ €28
  Twist and Turn Burgundy Mittens - £15.00/ €21
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 Twist and Turn Grey Hat - £20.00/ €28
  Twist and Turn Grey Mittens - £15.00/€21
Twist and Turn Burgundy Scarf - £30.00/ €42

Twist and Turn Grey Hat - £20.00/ €28
  Twist and Turn Grey Scarf - £30.00/ €42
  Wherever I Wander Umbrella - £20.00 / €28

Breezy Day Umbrella - £20.00/ €28
  Teal Linked Snood- £25.00/ €35
A New Day Body Salt Scrub- £25.00/€35
  Leave Your Cares Behind Body Oil- £15.00/ €21
  Cold Hand Warm Heart Hand Wash- £15.00/ €21

Cold Hands Warm Heart Hand Cream- £15.00/ €21
  Time Out Body Cream- £15.00/€21

Free Spirit Make Up Bag- £10.00/€14   
(Top Left Purse): Hideaway Purse- £25.00/€35
   (Top Right Purse): Breezy Day Wallet- £25.00/€35
   (Bottom Left Purse): Falling Feather Purse- £25.00/€35
   (Bottom Right Purse): Lazy Sunday Purse- £25.00 /€35
Baby It’s Cold Outside Mug- £20.00/€28
    I’ll Keep You Warm Mug- £20.00/€28

Lazy Sunday Overnight Bag-£65.00 /€91

From Right to Left):
     Falling Feather Wash Bag-£15.00/ €21
   Lazy Sunday Wash Bag-£15.00/ €21


You can buy all the amazing products above and more at www.storyhorse.com  and www.notonthehighstreet.com   
You can also follow them on Twitter @_storyhorse and 

Thank you for reading my wee blog.
Lynette xo
LoveHair-LoveLife 

For media enquiries, product images or samples please contact the Weber Shandwick team on 02890 347300 or Kaz Lynas, klynas@webershandwick.com or Sarah Ward sward@webershandwick.com