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Featured Wedding 2019: Andee & Josh’s Modern-Medieval Rehearsal Dinner

The best part of a destination wedding is that you can create a wedding experience. It’s not just the day itself, but also the events and activities and wonderfully unique Irish experiences you will have with your guests leading up to and after the wedding. Andee and Josh created just that for their rehearsal, using the castle again as backdrop. Andee wanted to contrast the classic rose quartz|white|green|gold theme for the wedding day with a moodier palette for the rehearsal. Blackwatch tartan and rich emerald green served as main colors with pops of sophisticated black and rich classic jewel tones of garnet and sapphire blue to transform the castle into a warm, cozy, modern medieval-inspired theme. Love seeing the use of a pattern as a main color!

Styling Notes: This is such a great example of using a pattern as part of your color scheme. Blackwatch tartan is a wonderful choice for a destination wedding in Ireland, with its rich green and blue tones that works in most any venue, especially castles and estate houses. It’s a timeless and classically elegant note to work into your color palette. We wanted to work with those colors in particular, drawing them out further into the table setting (linens, napkins) and the flowers themselves. Pops of garnet and brighter blues help to draw the eye to the table while still working in the moodier vibe. Don’t be afraid to use black on your day! Black can add an unexpected modern sophisticated touch. Keeping the dining room dimly lit to let the dramatic candelabras and candles take center stage helped create that medieval banquet vibe we were going for.

The Details

Planning & Design/Styling: Waterlily Weddings  ·  Photographer: Brosnan Photographic ·  Venue: Luttrellstown Castle · Flowers: The French Touch  ·  Decor: Frog Prince  ·  Videographer: Dreamcatcher Productions · Cake: Caroline Goulding Wedding Cake Design · Invitations: Union Street Paper


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