Behind the scenes – ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Photoshoot

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Our Summer 2019 photoshoot took our team to beautiful Dunfanaghy and the gorgeous surroundings of the Shandon Hotel & Spa on a lovely February morning. You can be sure if there is a beach close by we will make a stop there too and luckily for us Marble Hill Beach was a stones throw from the hotel.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was the chosen theme for this edition, we wanted to conjure up a bohemian, whimsical and ultimately summery feel. To bring our vision to life we assembled an A-Team of photoshoot partners who created six show stopping looks. The final nine-page photoshoot can be found in the Summer edition (pages 19–27) of North-West Brides.

You can also catch up with our experts to find how more on how they brought the theme to life, as well as their top tips for your big day (page 31).

To celebrate the launch of our Summer magazine we have teamed up with the Shandon Hotel & Spa offering one lucky couple the chance to win a couple’s date night overnight stay and spa trip. To find out more click here.

Check out our behind the scenes gallery (below) for a peek at what we got up to.


The faces behind the shoot:

Jude Browne, Photographer, North-West Brides

Brenda Doherty, Owner, Brenda Doherty Hair & Makeup, +353 (0) 74 917 5100

Noreen Cunningham, Bridal Stylist, Pearls & Lace Bridal Boutique, +353 (0) 74 972 3341

Siobhan Barrett-Doherty, Sales Manager, Shandon Hotel & Spa, +353 74 913 6137

Mel Rodriguez, Owner, Cake Studio by Mel Rodriguez, +353 (0) 87 746 2670

Clodagh Harney, Photoshoot Assistant & Behind the Scenes Photographer, North-West Brides

Catherine Cassidy, Magazine Co-Ordinator, North-West Brides

Aimee Boyle, Model, CMPR

Special Thanks to those businesses who provided the finishing touches:

Décor, Ultimate Touches, 07766 755898

Bouquet, Blooming Lovely, 028 6632 4969

Floral Crown, Sass & Halo, 07710 683505

Silver Metalic Crown, Ella Rose Accessories, 07759 836796

Gold Crown and Hair Vine, Brenda Doherty Hair and Makeup, +353 (0) 74 917 5100

Jewellery, Goldmine Jewellers, 028 8224 7746