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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: The White Gallery | Cake: The Cake Cafe | Stationery: Pretty as a Picture | Hair & Makeup: April Benincosa | Creative Direction, Production & Styling: Style Serendipity | Tables, Chairs, Props & Accessories: Avoca | 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.

At Home

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 | Film: Naz Films | Florals: The Garden Powerscourt | Dress: Romona Keveza | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Dress: Amanda Wakeley | Cake: Ali Davis | Makeup: Niamh Martin | Hair: Sian Sharkey | Lighting: Creative Event Lighting | Mixologist: Vintage Cocktail Club | Stylist: Kate O'Dowd With Bash Magazine | Stylist: Jemma Cassidy

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Dublin Elegance from Pretty As A Picture + The Bridal Lounge + Christina Brosnan

If I could, I would step into this gorgeous shoot, and live in it forever. It’s the perfect mix of elegance and sophistication mixing and mingling with a color palette that will stand the test of time – all crafted beautifully by the team behind the gorgeousness – The Bridal LoungePretty as a PictureThe Garden, Powerscourt and Christina Brosnan (to name a few). It’s inspiration overload in the best possible way, and really, what more could you ask for? See it all here.

The inspiration continues with this gorgeous film from Best Day Productions

From Pretty as a Picture… This is a sophisticated, elegant Dublin City wedding inspiration photo shoot. Our theme was classic elegance with green and black being the key colors used. The ceremony was held in Dublin City Hall, right in the middle of Dublin City centre. Renowned for it’s Georgian architecture, City Hall provided the perfect backdrop for the photographs, bringing some rich history into this modern wedding.

The bride and groom then moved to a stylish Michelin Star restaurant alongside Dublin’s canal for an intimate reception. For their first dance together a beautiful park was chosen. The bride changed her dress for her first dance and wears a beautiful black shrug to finish her outfit.

Custom illustrated stationery was created for the shoot. The couple’s story was illustrated and includes imagery of Dublin City, the canal and the couple themselves on a bellyband which wraps around the sophisticated invitation. An illustrated map was included outlining details of their special day.

A wedding dress portrait was also illustrated as a gift from the groom to the bride on the morning of their wedding depicting the brides dress, creating a beautiful keepsake for the couple of their wedding day.

A big thank you to all the high quality suppliers who participated in this shoot who helped make this happen!

Photography: Christina Brosnan | Ceremony Venue: City Hall | Reception Venue: Locks Brasserie | Invitations + Stationery: Pretty as a Picture | Styling + Decor: The Bridal Lounge | Cinematography: Best Day Productions | Floral Design: The Garden, Powerscourt | Charger Plates: Cater Hire | Canapes: Silk Road Cafe | Cake: Bake My Cake | Dresses: Little White Dress | Groom’s Attire: Zara | Hair: Lorraine Browne | Make-up: Clare Hogan | Violin: Sound of Serendipity | Models: Morgan The Agency | Wedding Dress Illustration: Pretty as a Picture