As you might have seen on my site elsewhere, my husband is from Ireland. We visit my in-laws every year in County Clare and County Cork. It is where I lived for 10 years and where our children were born…I love Ireland!

This summer, I had a wedding in Doonbeg, and two inspiration shoots. The collaborative shoot I did at Gloster House near Birr County Offaly was featured on Style Me Pretty. This shoot was a collaboration with Colorado and Destination Wedding Planners Banks & Leaf of Denver. It was so cool to work on a shoot in Ireland with a colleague from Colorado! Our make-up artist Beth Walker is also based in Colorado, but originally from County Wicklow. Beth was visiting family in Ireland and we are so grateful that we got work with her on this shoot!

Michelle O’Halloran created romantic bridal styles for international model from Belfast, Natasha Samsara Thompson. Dasha Caffrey brought along beautiful organic flowers from her farm in Cavan…we were so grateful for her help in this shoot and creating such wonderful organic designs. The dresses were divine and made by hand by French designer in Ireland, Delphine Grandjouan of House of Delphine. The rich dark cake is by Cupcakes & Counting. The elegant hand-made paper-goods and calligraphy is by Lenka Calligraphy (my son, Beth’s son, and Gabby of Banks & Leaf’s new baby are all named Rowan, which is a red berried tree in Ireland!). The crystal crown was brought from Colorado and made in Fort Collins by Gems & Bones Jewelry. Thank you to Irish male-model Ben O’Beirne from Dublin for playing the part of our roguish groom!

The second part of this shoot will feature on Grey Likes Weddings and will share that when it is published.