God I love weddings. Honestly, not only are they a lovely time to celebrate such a happy time in any couples life it’s also a great excuse not just to catch up with friends but also to get dressed up. In my life BC (Before Child!) I could simply go out shopping for wedding guest dresses and not really have to think too hard about the idea. In my life AC (that one’s obvious right!?) shopping for clothes in general is a little more challenging. I’ve had two c-sections and anyone who has had one knows the joys of the tummy that hangs around post operation regardless of how many blooming ab exercises you do. And it’s not just an issue confined to Mum’s like me, lots of people are conscious of their tummy’s, and especially with the volume of food and, erm, water, consumed at weddings even the most ripped among is can be prone to a little bloat.Anyway, before I loose anyone with all my ramblings on stomachs what I mean to say is that my search for dresses concentrates on choosing styles that accentuate my good bits and hide away my not so great bits. So I am always drawn to strategic ruching and anything that nips me in at the waist and kicks out to flatter my midriff.I go between prints and plain colours but to be honest I find plain colours are easier to re-wear, you can create a whole different look by changing the accessory colour scheme. And when you have 9 weddings in one year re-wearing outfits is a must. I don’t always wear a headpiece although I do adore them, and actually used to make them. I guess sometimes I think I’m tall enough, coming in well over 6 foot in heels, so the bigger headpieces make me look more like a giraffe that has escaped from Fota for the day than an elegant wedding guest.Here are someshots from a photoshoot I did with the beautiful Pam and the talented Emer shot all the pictures using pieces from Vanilla in Fermoy, a local boutique to me here in Cork which are all in stock now in lots of sizes. This is the type of boutique you go into and any visitors you have down well lets just say they’re usually a great boost to the local economy! You’ll see that I do tend to veer towards similar styles with the yellow and the blue flowery dresses my usual style of choice. The navy dress is probably a little out of my comfort zone which is a perhaps bit obvious from my marginally awkward stance but that could be first time shoot nerves too. It was a really beautiful dress on, great for ladies with boobies of all shapes and sizes! I think the yellow dress was my favourite and is only €85 with the belt which would go with a pile of other outfits too.