Not that I really need more reasons to be obsessed with all things Irish, but this styled shoot sent over by Paula O’Hara is doing its part to make me fall more in love with the lush country. Paula partnered up with Ciara O’Halloran and The Flower Factory to put together this vintage glam shoot with not one but EIGHT beautiful gowns, all of which suit the early 1920s vibe to a T.
From the photographer, Paula O’Hara: Inspired by Edwardian elegance and the beautiful drama of the Ballyfin Estate, in County Laois Ireland, comes this botanical-themed shoot. It was styled and created for Irish bridal magazine – Confetti. Ballyfin is steeped in history and recently restored to it’s full glory. It was the perfect setting for this 1920’s/early 20th century style. There were 8 beautiful gowns and accessories from designers such as Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham, Patrick Casey and La Sposa. Tablescapes, florals and stationery were created to suit in a palette of greens, buttery yellows and warm greys and silvers. The stationery was painted to resemble the Edwardian botanical prints and periodicals. We had a dream team of Irish creatives working on this and it was wonderful to see it all come together. We even had Irish rain for that dewy soft Irish light.
Shoot Location: County Laois, Ireland / Photographer: Paula O’Hara / Event Venue: Ballyfin Desmense / Event Stylist: Ciara O’Halloran / Flowers: The Flower Factory / Hair: Julie Caulfield / Makeup: Making Faces / Stationery: Pretty as a Picture / Models: Julie King and Edward Courtney