Irish bride Naoimh with her beautiful bridal party. Picture: Chimene O'Reilly

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Real Irish Weddings: White jumpsuits are a cut above the rest

It's official - gone are the days of flouncy, unflattering bridesmaid dresses.

When Naoimh Murphy wed long-term love Sam Chambers, she was determined to make it a very modern affair; featuring her three sisters in perfectly cut white jumpsuits.

The couple exchanged vows at Newry Cathedral in Co Down and later danced the night away at Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, Co.Louth.


The power of the internet soon meant the image of the beautiful bridal party went viral after it was shared on Facebook.

Makeup artist Chimene O'Reilly uploaded a snap of Naoimh with her sisters, mother and little cousin as flowergirl and brides-to-be began sharing it like wildfire ahead of their own big day.

While the newlyweds are currently soaking the sun on their honeymoon in Marrakech, but O'Reilly did share some behind scenes tips in nailing this vintage beauty look, using her CORY Artistry makeup range.

"For the bridesmaids I went with the 1950s look," she told us.

"Minimal eyeshadow was used, a soft orange tone was applied in the socket with plenty of mascara, individual eyelashes and a black liquid liner on the upper lashes swept out to open up the eyes.

"Soft coral blusher was applied to the apple of the cheeks, with a powder base contour & highlighter above the cheek bone. I went with a 1940s Russian Red on the lips. The bride chose a very natural look, similar to the girls only with a softer nude pink lip."

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