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Flutterby Bridal Inspiration Shoot

When it comes to bridal shoots that push the limits of perfection, Pearl & Godiva are our go-to girls. They can translate seemingly ordinary inspiration – in this case, the monarch butterfly – and design an editorial that makes our jaws drop. Of course, bringing on a wildly talented photographer like Paula O’Hara doesn’t hurt one bit, and the resulting shots are nothing short of stunning.

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From Pearl and GodivaThis editorial shoot and its very color palette was inspired by the colors of a monarch butterfly and also moths, that really was our basis for building this beautiful story. The fact that the roads where near enough to impassable and snow storms on the day of the shoot didn’t stop us from telling this sumptuous story. Our creativity for this design was built on looking for the unexpected, stepping outside our own experience and walking around this beautiful house and it’s breath taking grounds. Before we start transforming a space, we view it from every angle, gouge out every obliquity of the building itself, and sense its opportunity. We stand and close our eyes and see the evolution.

We create depth and layers, interest points, consider possible floor and wall treatment, and slowly build up a foundation. We keep an eye on the way the natural light falls into the room, or where the walls could do with an interest point. We keep a notebook where we jot down a list of things and notes on what we experience. We always start with a natural color palette, and slowly build color up thereafter. Fabrics are rich with possibilities, we play with scale, different heights and shapes. Then we forage and scout, find and keep and in the end curate it all for our clients. Beauty really can be found in the simplest of things…

Photography: Paula O'Hara | Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham | Cake: Gift Cakes | Stationery: Pretty as a Picture | Hair: Joanne Kelly | Grooms Attire: Reiss | Butterfly Ring: Pearls Polkadots | Florals: Best of Buds Wedding Flowers | Make up Artist: Kate Rose Crean | Models:: Li-ann & Adam | Production, Art Direction & Styling : Pearl & Godiva | Venue: Carton House

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Malahide Castle Irish Inspiration Shoot

Ireland is the land of dreams to me. So when I came across this stunning Irish shoot captured by D’Arcy Benincosa and styled by Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity I felt I needed to pinch myself. Because this, my lovelies, is so pretty you’ll think you are actually dreaming. Get lost in all the lovely right here.

From D’Arcy BenincosaNothing says Ireland like ancient castles and blushing brides. With the warmest summer here in eighteen years, our stylist found inspiration away from her usual leanings towards muted shades of green and grey and instead, transformed the garden grounds to showcase an affection for sun soaked forest green, offset with aubergine, pale citrus and coral. Malahide Castle has a kaleidoscope influences, owned by the same family for 800 years who filled the ornamental gardens with exotic plants and trees from the world over. With the dazzling sunshine, charming accessories from Avoca and a delicate mantilla lace veil, this classic Irish shoot has all of the Irish history, elegance and heritage you’d expect, but with a twist of Mediterranean magic!

Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa | Flowers: A New Leaf | Wedding Gown: Sarah Janks from The White Gallery Boutique | Cake: The Cake Cafe | Stationery: Pretty As A Picture | Hair & Makeup: April Benincosa of Vintage Rouge | Creative Direction, Production & Styling: Ciara O'Halloran of Style Serendipity | Tables, Chairs, Props & Accessories: Avoca Malahide | Veil: Couture Bridal Accessories

Romantic Irish Wedding Inspiration

A few months back I had the chance to visit Dublin and experience the charm of Ireland for myself. And now thanks to Katie Stoops Photography and Jemma Cassidy my itch to hop a flight and head back is more fierce than ever. They put together this wildly romantic Dublin-based shoot, and the full gallery is the perfect place to kick off your St. Paddy’s celebration.

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From Katie Stoops… Set within a crumbling massive 19th century abandoned home, Jemma Cassidy of HipHip events in Dublin designed a shoot that was filled with character and a mysterious elegance. We were enchanted with the visual of a stunning model who had a lightness about her against the heavy features that this building so desperately wanted to hold onto. The tarnished brass and gold complemented the rich jewel tones in the table setting & florals.

We had the duo from Mad Uncle Harry play in the house and the music simply echoed through the massive rooms creating a hauntingly beautiful experience where everyone wished they were actually getting married at that moment.

Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Dress: Romona Keveza | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Dress: Amanda Wakeley | Cake: Ali Davis | Hair: Sian Sharkey | Lighting: Creative Event Lighting | Film: NazFilms | Florals: Mark Grehan | Makeup: Niamh Martin | Mixologist: Vintage Cocktail Club | Stylist: Kate O'Dowd With Bash Magazine | Stylist: Jemma Cassidy