Everyone has places they retreat to when they need a bit of escape, solace and peace, and my happy place has always been by the cliffs and the sea! Give me an hour out in the fresh air, perched where the land and sea meet, with enough sea spray to blow away the cobwebs and I’ll come home feeling like a new person. So much of my styling inspiration comes from my surroundings and as the Irish coast has such a special place in my heart, I’ve been dreaming about styling a shoot to showcase all it’s colours and wild glory for quite some time! When my serenbe roomie Anne-Marie Bouchard got in touch to say she was Ireland bound I knew she was the perfect person to bring this dreamy scene to life. So without further ado, I’m delighted to share one of my favourite shoots to date as seen on Once Wed. It couldn’t have come to be without the incredible talents of Audrey at Upstyle Junkie and Annette O’Brien (you saw their creative flair at our last Once Wed shoot!) and I was so lucky to be joined by Ann Marie O’Leary of A New Leaf who brought the whole thing together with gorgeous flowers. Add in out of this world calligraphy details from Mara of Neither Snow and the stunning Eve and James and I was in styling heaven! For now a Part 1 with a few of my favourites, enjoy! Pop back for Part 2 soon.
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