Let kisses soothe your soul. Let love carry you away. Let nature fuel your bliss.
For the most romantic of outdoor weddings, let fairy tale like woods or meadows be your backdrop to happily ever after. Shot for Ireland's Wedding Journal magazine in Leitrim, Ireland (some two hours northwest of Dublin) near the dreamy landscape around Benbulben Mountain, which inspired many of William Butler Yeats writings, true romantics will be inspired to dream big and live bigger.
Make the most of natural trellises or embellish your surroundings just so. Get as creative as you wish by posting your wedding details carefully onto trees and even your delectable menu. We love the wild flowers and fake butterflies that accent napkins and vases just so.
"We are happy when for everything inside us is corresponding to something outside us."
~ William Butler Yeats
Shot beautifully in dappled light by wedding photographer, Paula O'Hara, this stunning brides wedding makeup is so sweetly and naturally applied, but you could also go for a dramatic or glossy lip. The flower headpieces are a colorful contrast that can carry into other wedding flowers to grace gorgeously set tables, archways and more. The lacy headscarf is a unique on-trend, vintage-inspired piece to surprise and delight. And don't you just love the arm cuff that offsets the oh-so-romantic one-shoulder dress?
Whether your wedding day dreams carry you to the magical woods of Ireland or another romantic natural treasure, use your surroundings to create your picture-perfect wedding.
"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind
and dance upon the mountains like a flame!"
Location: Teapot Lane, Co. Leitrim, www.glampingireland.ie
Photographer: Paula O'Hara www.paulaohara.com
Prop stylist: Alise Taggart www.alisetaggart.com
Wardrobe and accessories: The ladies at Wedding Journal Ireland
Model: Jennifer Milligan from Style Academy www.styleacademy.com
Hair: Kathy Fitzsimmons at Blue kathyfitzsimmons.com
Make up: Claire McEvoy, The Vintage Bride
Florals: Floral Earth www.floralearth.co.uk