Good morning! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and made the most of the sunshine! I had the pleasure of being in Lough Gur in Limerick at sunrise on Saturday, to style a gorgeous engagement shoot with Sona from Inspired by Love! I can’t wait to share the results with you soon, but for now I hope you enjoy another beautiful shoot inspired by Ireland! Tonya Peterson captured all the romantic details, and reveals how they were inspired by the quintessential soft colours and rustic textures of the Irish countryside, to create this pretty and evocative story.
“The shoot was inspired by the feelings Ireland evokes – cozy wool sweaters, mysterious rock cliffs, rustic terrain, and simple family gatherings. It was designed by Kim from Petal Pixie and I think she did an amazing job! Our inspiration for the flowers was a rustic romance. We wanted the flowers to be soft and romantic with hints of wildness to them. We used fluffy white garden roses, ranunculus, and sweet peas, offset by the lush delicate greenery, navy berries and blush roses. We kept the table design simple with white dishes, pewter and crystal vessels and pewter candlesticks. Hand embroidery shamrocks on the napkins give the subtle feel of Ireland. The stationary was designed with Ireland in mind. The knotted design and use of crisp white and green in the invitations make these invitations look uniquely Irish. Knitted bands wrapped around the envelope finished the look. The dress was the perfect combination of simple elegance with its flowing skirt and ruffled bodice. Along with the soft delicate mantilla veil and halo of ivy reflects the whimsical side of Ireland. The suit was gray wool tweed, which brought a level of texture and warmth to the shoot. Irish weather tends to be wet and a little dreary. The use of knitted sweaters and wool blankets evokes the cozy feel you would expect from the Emerald Island. Nothing is better for warming up on a cold day then a cup of Irish coffee with yummy scones.”
Photography: Tonya Peterson | Floral + event design: Petal Pixie | Stationery: Alexis June Creative | Dress: Danielle’s Bridal | Suit: Beckett & Robb | Hair + makeup: Janell of Versa Artistry | Cake: One Sweet Slice | Venue: Provo Castle Amphitheater, Provo Utah | Rentals: Alpine Event Rentals