I know it seems like a cliché but it’s so much easier to stay true to your own style when you are exploring something you really love. This coastal editorial collaboration with Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMB photo was one of my favourite shoots to date, not just because of the wonderful team of talented creatives who helped to bring it all together, but also because I stayed entirely true to myself. The coast has a special pull on me and its beauty influenced everything you see below. Featured on Once Wed last week I thought I’d share a few more of my favourites today (see part 1 here) , particularly those showcasing the stunning silk print created especially for the shoot by Mara of Neither Snow. I’ve been enthralled with her calligraphy for so long, so to collaborate with her was a dream come true. She hand lettered and printed an Irish blessing onto silk which I have shared below. Thanks again to all the amazing ladies who went above and beyond to bring the vision to life, Audrey at Upstyle Junkie Annette O’Brien on make up and Ann Marie O’Leary of A New Leaf who brought the whole thing together. You’re definitely going to want them to be part of your big day!
“Go dtuga Dia daoibh: tuar ceatha le gach stoirm, meangadh gáire le gach deor, gealltanas le gach buairt, agus beannachtaí go leor. Cairde dílse le fadhbanna an tsaoil, a roinnt leat go fial, amhrán binn le gach osnaíl, agus freagra ar gach urnaí.”
“May God give you for every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile, for every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sign, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.”
Credits: Photography: Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto | Concept and Styling: Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity | Florals: A New Leaf Floral Design and Decor | Location: Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Ireland | Hair: UpStyle Junkie | Make Up: Annette O’Brien | Long Gowns: Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture (lace gown: Claire Pettibone, silk gown: Amanda Wakely) | Suit & Short Lace Gown: Zara | Shoes: BHLDN | Paper Goods, Calligraphy and Silk: Neither Snow | Models: Eve and James of Andrea Roche Model Agency | Horse: Monatrea Equestrian Centre