Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration


I love hot summers, when you can sit in the shade of a big tree and smell all the beautiful blooming flowers. The photos I am going to share here with you capture exactly that spirit - an amazing, hot, summer day with stunning flowers all around. Last June, Grace from Grace and Saviour contacted me and requested a stationery set for a botany inspired shoot.

When I got the brief I knew straight away I would love to use an old botanical print as part of the stationery. I chose a beautiful print by Nicolas François Regnault and Genevive de Nangis Regnault from 1774. I used a variety of handmade papers and brown ink to emphasize an earthy feel.

The shoot took place at an 18th century Irish greenhouse in Broughshane on probably the hottest day of that summer. A perfect venue, perfect timing and a perfect team of creative people. Paula O’Hara was a photographer and the photos are just a dream! Abigail from Petal Studio created beautiful, seasonal and textured floral arrangements and Suzanne from Cove Cake Design prepared a trio of cakes. If you would like to read more about her creation then check out her blog here. For a full list of vendors see below. The team effort paid off as the shoot is featured this month on Green Wedding Shoes.  

And now enjoy the beautiful pictures…

Design and Styling: Grace and Saviour
Photography: Paula O’Hara
Flowers: Petal Studio
Cake: Cove Cake Design
Makeup: Jennifer Ireland
Dress: Ivory and Pearl
Hair: Lynette Murray
Model: Molly Jeffrey
Rentals: SBD Events
Stationery: Lenka Calligraphy
Venue: Carncairn Lodge