Wedding planner Alex shares some of her favourite instagram pages to inspire local brides.

Planning a wedding is so exciting and of course us brides-to-be flock online to research all things weddings!

There are so many fantastic sites out there to go to for inspiration but I find it’s the actual wedding suppliers themselves who provide the most real and authentic inspiration.

I’ve rounded up a few suppliers who I have found fantastic to follow while planning my wedding.

Many of you DW readers will already be familiar with the amazing Carina of and I love following Carina’s behind the scenes of weddings and her tips and advice are always brilliant. Not only will you find her across social media but you can find her articles here on Donegal Woman too.


You can’t mention weddings and Donegal in the same sentence without McElhinneys coming up in conversation! Not only is their bridal range absolutely fantastic (@mcelhinneysbridalrooms), but I love following their instagram page for beauty and fashion inspiration too. You can get some great ideas for bridesmaid, mothers of the bride and groom and guest fashion as well so definitely keep an eye out for some ideas!

Jay Doherty Photography

I was delighted to stumble upon Jay Doherty’s Instagram page recently by searching the hashtag #DonegalBride (a really handy way to find local suppliers is to search by #) His work is fantastic, I love the moments he captures and his eye for a memorable shot

Love Blooms

Another supplier I love to follow as a result of searching using hashtags is Shirley of Love Blooms, a florist based in Killeybegs, her work is beyond stunning! Her Instagram page is a flower lovers dream, it is filled with stunning images which give any bride to be such great inspiration for blooms and colour schemes. Her arrangements speak for themselves!


Hope you enjoy following this amazing bunch and getting some inspiration for your own big day.

If there are any other suppliers or wedding pages you love to follow then be sure to let us know!

Happy Planning!