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Looking Back: “Elegant Bohemian” Style Shoot at Mount Juliet


This was one of our favorite style shoots we’ve created. We collaborated with some of Ireland’s most talented vendors to create a jaw-dropping, gorgeous shoot at the incomparable Mount Juliet Estate, a five-star luxury resort hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland. Shane O’Neill of Aspect Photography was on hand to take the gorgeous pictures. Together with the floral talents of Stephanie from The French Touch, the incredible cake and macaroons by Cupcakes and Counting, perfect hair and makeup from Leanne Nolan and Fiona Harrison, and gorgeous gowns from Little White Dress in Dublin, we completed two fabulous looks for the day, and created a spectacular setting that will leave you longing for the romantic Irish countryside.


Style Notes

Theme:  Elegant Bohemian Feminine Power    /   Influence:  French  /  Target Season: late summer/early fall  /   Color Palette: scarlet red, bright turquoise, softer blue, golden peach, soft pinks, soft greenery, dark grey/charcoal, pearl white   /  Accent Colors: black and gold  /   Texture: moonstone, opalite, rose quartz   /  Vibe: upscale bohemian  /  Venue:  Mount Juliet

This shoot got its inspiration from a couple of sources. First, french textiles. A big trend for 2018 that some couples may find confounding, I wanted to take a textile pattern, deconstruct it, then redefine it throughout wedding elements for our shoot to show how textiles can be very inspiring for a wedding palette. I found a pattern with bright scarlet red and turquoise, painted with gorgeous flowers and pops of color that I just kept going back to. This exact pattern is the base for the second layer of our cake for this shoot, completely replicated and hand-painted to perfection by the very talented Jen. I was inspired in particular by that scarlet red, and tried using that throughout the shoot as base color and as accent to really draw the eye in quickly and invoke strong emotion. I feel like two styles that work best in Ireland are bohemian and classic, so for this shoot I was intrigued by the idea of merging the two, setting the example for what I call “elegant Bohemian” style: there is still a sense of freedom and earthiness about this shoot but it’s defined an elegant way. Third, of course I wanted to incorporate elements from Ireland. In keeping with the theme, I wanted this time to focus on the not-so-obvious Irish details couples can incorporate on their wedding day: we defined a bar menu showcasing Irish whiskey, we played off of Ireland’s green in the estate’s pastures and meadows that set the scene for our shoot, and we used a crystal-adorned chord for the hand-fasting chord which also hit the Bohemian vibe.




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