Good morning! Hope you all survived the first weekend of December organising the decorations and Christmas lists!! I’m so pleased that today we can bring you Part 2 of the amazing 1920’s inspired wedding shoot Pamela and I had the pleasure of organising in Dublin. We were so lucky to work with some of the finest suppliers this great little country of ours has to offer. The second installment, captured by Brosnan Photographic and Aga from White Tea second shooting, is full of gorgeous details so get your life-jacket and lets set sail.

Pamela from Farrell and Chase (and Fly Away Bride of course) provided the charming stationary and signage. She felt that her suite “Love Letters” lent itself perfectly to the overall theme. Instead of a guest book, messages in bottles for the Bride and Groom were used, complete with vintage ink well and feather. Romantic? Yes, very.

The Cill Airne was the perfect location for our 1930s winter travel themed shoot. The boat is full of character and there were so many lovely spaces, we were spoiled for choice. Below is another stunning brooch bouquet from another great Irish supplier. If you missed Thursdays post you will also have missed a charming hand crafted brooch bouquet complete with pocket watch hand made by the very talented Carrie of Best of Buds. Carrie gave us a choice of two but they wer just so pretty, we had to use both. An incredible piece of art, the brooch bouquet is so destination friendly.. no wilted flowers and the perfect keepsake.

Sara from Pearl and Godiva was the amazing talent behind the styling for the day and also provided the beautiful lace dressings for the dining tables in yesterdays post along with the chinaware, antique silverware, pieces of vintage luggage and loads of other lovely things. Lucky for you and I, Pearl and Godiva have an extensive collection of vintage goods available to rent so for all you destination brides thinking about tying the knot here in Ireland,you won’t need to carry a thing with you. More importantly, you won’t need to forsake the gorgeous little details that you always wanted just because you’ve decided to go abroad. Our delicious dessert bar was again styled by Pearl and Godiva with vintage suitcases provided by Covet and The Harlequin and Pearl and Godiva. Again, these items are available to rent so they are very destination friendly if you want to add a styled element to your Irish wedding. The mouth-watering treat were made and hand-decorated by Sam at Cloudberry Bakery, don’t they just look so yummy? Well trust me… they were! Mojito and White Chocolate Mouse, Caramel and Sea Salt Cupcakes and Coconut Madeleines… every evocative of the glamorous era that was the 1930s with a hint of travel thrown in for good measure!

Covet – The Borrowers Boudoir in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin supplied us with two of the most divine dresses we have ever laid our eyes on. The gold sequined vintage gown is just stunning to hold and is the epitome of timeless elegance. We were thrilled when Covet came on board for the shoot (actually no pun intended but…hey why not!). Not only do they have an amazing collection of vintage and designer gowns, they are all available to rent so whether you are a guest or indeed the bride, we think that this is a better than great alternative to carrying a dress half way across the world… oh and Eco friendly. A winner all round.

Like the flags? Keep an eye out for our DIY feature on these coming up in the next few weeks.

The Harlequin on Castle Market Street in Dublin is a real Vintage wonderland. Its the sort of shop that you need to give yourself at least 2 hours to be able to see everything that they have on offer. Not only did the Christian Dior suit from yesterdays post come from there, this “oh so handsome” original dinner suit that the equally handsome Eider is sporting was also pinched from the store amongst plenty of other things. Most of the vintage suitcases came from their warehouse and are available to rent and it doesn’t end there…start and end there on your hunt for earrings, broaches, gloves, handbags, headpieces, bow ties, bowler hats, shoes, dresses, fur coats….. and the list goes on and on.

Ellie Balfe and Michelle O’Halloran were the two virtuoso’s behind make-up and hair. They did such a good job enhancing the 1930s feel we were going for.

The lanterns, the fairy lights and the sunset were just so romantic, they inspired some dancing in the moonlight.. I mean tea-lights… whatever.. it was gorgeous.

And then fun with The Charleston…

Thanks so much to all of the suppliers involved who helped make the Fly Away Bride Launch so special. We have one final post of our 1930s Vintage Sail Away Bride Shoot coming up next week. Yep, Rodolphe from Best Day Productionswas on hand to capture all the action on video and has created a stunning piece of cinematography of Sail Away Bride. To our readers, we hope you enjoyed the first two posts and have gotten lots of lovely destination inspiration. All of our love…

Lindsay and Pamela x

Photographer: Brosnan Photographic assisted by White Tea | Cinematography: Best Day Productions | Venue: MV Cill Airne |Stylist; Pearl from Pearl & Godiva | Venue Styling & Decor: Pearl & Godiva | Makeup: Ellie Balfe | Hair:Michelle O’Halloran | Bride’s Attire: Covet | Groom’s Attire: Harlequin Vintage Store, 13 Castle Market, Dublin 2.| Accessories: Covet & Harlequin | Cakes & Desserts: Cloudberry Bakery | Stationery: Farrell & Chase | Broach Bouquets: Best of Buds Flowers & Events | Models: Aisling Finnegan & Eider Leite

12 Responses

  1. Aisling {Rangoli}

    Pamela – I think those bride and groom ‘Message in a bottle’ guest books should be for sale on your website. Such a cute and different idea and you could smash them, (gently!), on your first anniversary to read all the lovely messages!

  2. flyawaybride

    Thank so much for all your lovely comments. Again we were thrilled to work with such FAB suppliers and look forward to working with more of you in the future!

  3. Christina M

    Hi! Beautiful pictures and amazing wedding!! :) Thank you for sharing! I had a question though, the bronze compass cake topper on the white cake, do you happen to know if that is a cake topper or a real nautical compass? I am desperately looking for one for a wedding and would LOVE to know where to get one!

    • Lindsay

      Hi Christina,

      Thanks so much. It’s a real compass and We actually bought it on ebay!


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