Wedding variety with natural elements
We catch sight of the ivy-covered stone walls of the 800-year-old Cloughjordan House mansion in Ireland. Autumn colors the leaves with its crayon and gives the property an enchanting charm.
The impressive walls and the dreamy garden belonging to them were magnificent backdrops for the unique variety of inspiration that stylist Gabi Petal of Petal & Twine designed together with a creative team.
There’s a striking bride, lush floral arrangements by Between the Briars, lovingly orchestrated table decorations and intriguing paper designs by Pretty Letters Calligraphy waiting for you to marvel at.
Gabi from Petal & Twine tells: “We wanted to create an intimate wedding setting full of harmony with natural elements, using handicrafts and local products. Today, more than ever, couples are opting for a more intimate celebration to allow for a quality personal encounter with each participant and to create a relaxed, casual atmosphere. But casual doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Small weddings offer a little more wiggle room with the budget, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get creative.
As an alternative to a standard table runner, we used a custom handmade paper table runner with hand-drawn seasonal flowers. We also incorporated guests’ names into the paper design instead of using traditional escort cards to make the table more personalized.
For the floral design, we used beautiful seasonal blooms and presented them in an unstructured, wild yet elegant ensemble, just as you would find them in nature. With the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to show how beautiful a small, intimate outdoor wedding can be when each element is carefully thought out and skillfully put together. We hope this inspiration will encourage couples to embrace natural beauty and produce around it.”
This enchanting synthesis of the arts finds its completion in the expressive imagery of White Cat Studio .
Photography: White Cat Studio
Artistic Direction and Styling: Petal & Twine
Venue: Cloughjordan House
Videography: Out of Mountain
Hair and Make Up: Noeleen Cunningham, Noeleen’s Agency EFF
Bridal Boutique: The White & Gold
Earrings: Christie Nicolaides
Floral Design: Between the Briars
Calligraphy and Stationary: Pretty Letters Calligraphy