With its beautiful, cliff-worn coastline, emerald green hills, romantic hidden beaches and an abundance of unique, old castle estates, Ireland has much to offer in the search for the perfect destination wedding. Although often overlooked in favour of more obvious, warmer climes, Ireland is the perfect choice for couples who want somewhere different, brimming with charm and legendary local hospitality.
“Dark and moody, a mix of folklore, old world, a nod to a country steeped in history.” These were the instructions I received from Gabby of Banks and Leaf when she invited me to collaborate on an amazing styled shoot back in June. Of course, I was very excited to join the team! The shoot was captured beautifully by photographer Lisa O’Dwyer, who has a personal connection to Ireland having lived here for many years. Both Lisa and Gabby travelled all the way from their bases in Colorado (USA) to make it all happen.
For the invitation suite I was inspired by the darker colour pallet. I experimented with gold ink on a dark grey handmade paper, which created a distinct contrast. I finished it all off with deep red silk ribbon and gold wax seals. Floral elements and a crest illustration emphasized the old world theme and Lisa provided some vintage Irish stamps that brought it all together perfectly.
The team of vendors:
Photography: Lisa O’Dwyer Photography
Event planning and design: Banks and Leaf
Floral design: Dasha Caffrey Floral
Wedding dress: House of Delphine
Cake: Cupcakes and Counting
Stationery: Lenka Calligraphy
Reception Venue: Gloster House
Hair Stylist: Michelle O'Halloran
Model: Ben O'Beirne and Natasha Samsara Thompson
Make-up artist: Beth Walker Makeup