Step inside a royally romantic dream: a place where gardens bloom on the inside and rich textures of tulle, velvet, and silk move at the command of a step. Today, that dream comes to life! We’re completely carried away with this bridal inspiration by way of Ireland and from the brilliant minds of photographer, Paula O’Hara, + designer, Kate of Love and Gatherings.
They set out to create a floral-inspired story fresh for the summer that captured Ireland’s unique magic. Pairing the grandeur of Old World romance with modern styling (just WAIT until you see all the gowns), the day unfolded at Gloster House, a restored 17th-century mansion surrounded by rolling Irish countryside.
There is a LOT to love here, so let’s give way to the gorgeous photos from Paula O’Hara Photography!
Through the Door
Just a little hint at the magic that awaits inside…
A Royal Invitation
Emily Rose Ink certainly got the “Old World Romance” note with this beautiful invitation!
The bow. The cape. The ruffled skirt. What is not to love here?! The Organza Bow Coat over the Breeze Dress by Halfpenny London is a dream combo.
And let’s not overlook that BOUQUET by The Rosehip and Berry. *heart eyes*
A little something blue…
This is a vintage prom dress from Dirty Fabulous! Vintage shopping in Ireland must be just that: fabulous.
Ceremony of Whimsy
It’s like someone (aka, The Rosehip and Berry) waved a wand and a magical indoor overgrown garden appeared!
Let’s give Michelle at Hair Maven a round of applause for creating so many masterful looks, from sleek to sweet and always utterly romantic.
Just when we think one dress is our favorite (namely, this powder blue cloud embroidered silk organza two-piece by Mira Zwillinger)…
…a new one appears! (And with it, the most amazing babies breath + orchid cloud!)
This chic gown is Olivia by Mira Zwillinger.
Her Majesty will see you now. (And dressed to impress with a beautiful blush face by Orlaith Shore!)
Literal QUEEN in an offwhite wrap gown by Emilia Wickstead.
A Regal Reception
More is more, darling! Give us all the florals + and all the patterns.
Simple, stately, sophisticated. Cove Cake Design captured the entire tone of the day in one perfect cake. Quite the dream, right? Thanks to the creative minds behind the day for sharing your lovely vision!
photography: Paula O'Hara Photography // venue name: Gloster House, Birr, Tipperary, Ireland // event design: Love and Gatherings // planning: Love and Gatherings // florals: The Rosehip and Berry // hairpiece: A.B. Ellie at Archive 12 (gold crown) // bride's shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson // hair stylist: Michelle at Hair Maven // makeup artist: Orlaith Shore // paper goods: Emily Rose Ink // cake: Cove Cake Design // models: Kate Valk // structured bodice Dream Renee dress with detachable skirt: Helena Kolan at The One // offwhite silk breeze pem-hem dress; organza bow coat: Halfpenny London // blue tulle vintage prom dress + vintage lace capelet: Dirty Fabulous // offwhite silk Renee wrap gown: Emilia Wickstead // Celeste two-piece, Olivia two-piece, sheer Tulle coat: Mira Zwillinger // blue velour bow hairclip: ASOS