Rodarte SS19

Rodarte SS19Jason Lloyd Evans

The most stylish dress, the perfect additions and the floral update every bride needs to know in 2019.

1. THE GETAWAY CAR

She might not be the speediest of merchants, but Moggie the 1966 Morris Minor in Winter Snowberry is just one of the vintage beauties on offer at Vintage Classic Cars. The best bit? You can hire for the day and self-drive, so someone you love can bring you to your destination and back again. courtyardclassiccars.com

2. THE MINI MOON

If you count rose petal turn-downs, suite life, Champagne and strawberries amongst your favourite things, then The Westbury Hotel's  Romance in the Heart of Dublin package is for you. Perfect for a mini-moon, or just a pre-wedding treat,add a full Irish breakfast in bed the following morning to the mix and consider us swept off our feet. From €450 per night. doylecollection.com

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3. THE DARING ENGAGEMENT

Be more daring than average. Choose a coloured stone for your engagement ring. And yes, we do insist you take this matter into your own  hands. 

Yellow gold and platinum oval cut diamond engagement ring, €3,860, Weir & Sons

4. THE FASHION DRESS

Opening on Rathmines' Castlewood Avenue this January, hip new bridal boutique The One will have the scoop on exclusive-to-Ireland brands such as Georgia Young, Helena Kolan and Sydney's leading creator of bridal couture, Moira Hughes. Enquiries to [email protected] 

5. THE STATEMENT FOLIAGE

"Foliage is still making waves," says Mark Grehan of bridal bloom experts The Garden. "Bigger installations and backdrops using large leaves to make statements are becoming ever-more popular."

"Pampas grass and dried grasses and flowers are huge," he adds, "we're using them for stage and ceremony back drops. It's also nice to use them in vases for the tables."

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