BREAK THE RULES WITH THIS PLAYFUL PINK WEDDING INSPO!
The last year has totally altered the way many couples think about weddings and in some cases allowed for more intimate settings and style. Today’s team of creatives wanted to inspire couples to not be afraid when considering breaking tradition, appealing to the anti-bride inside all of us.
“Pink is so often thought of as a soft, romantic colour, but it can be spun to be playful, sassy, and bold, hence, the anti-bride vibe.” Began event designer, Tara.
“Our venue was the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), a versatile space in central Dublin, where couples can take advantage of the intimate Iveagh Gardens (dedicated to Irish novelist Maeve Binchy), historic architecture of the Newman House, and the literature. With so much character, the property entertains as is. And what better way to celebrate your future anniversaries than with return visits?” Tara added.
“I encourage couples to think about the little elements that express their own collective style, and how to incorporate these details into their fashion and decor.” She explained.
“Wear things that make you happy, mix up the shape of your silhouette (like shoulder pads), or consider trousers if that feels more like you. If you’re stuck between different elements, wear two looks on your wedding day (or even dare to go for 3?). You can always wear your other favourite article for your engagement shoot. Have fun with the accents, like the makeup, veil, jewels, hosiery, gloves, pocket squares, shoes – the accessories put the exclamation point into your look! It’s all about expressing a personality and adding in details.” Tara told us.
“On this occasion our model wore pearls and diamonds with dock boots, and instead of having a dark eye with the pop of colour on the lips, we went for a pale eye and bold lip colour. Whilst her pink dress was accessorized with a collection of 1940’s diamond and gold bracelets and vintage diamond earrings.”
“The reception decor was elevated, yet playful with floral motifs echoed in the place settings, linens, and even stationery suite. For the blooms, I loved how award-winning landscape designer and florist Mark Grehan of The Garden, mixed single stems in clear cylinder vases to create an elegant display, allowing each flower to have its moment. We included beautiful aubergine dahlias, pink carnations with a modern twist, celosia for texture, dried honesty, and pink asparagus fern for some fun. Arbutus seed head flowers (strawberry tree foliage) on the tables are a tribute to the famous Strawberry tree at our venue’s Courtyard and Readers Gardens at the Museum of Literature Ireland.”
“When it comes to the party part of your reception, existing family linens and crockery can add more of your personality to your overall style. Dress your sweetheart or aside table with these small elements. Little Knick knacks you’ve collected together, or other family heirlooms make perfect accents and reflect you. Inspiration for your decor may also lay within the very property’s grounds or historical tales. By incorporating such moments into your decor, you can tell the story of this to your guests, and for generations ahead.”
Cake: Clare Anne Taylor I Chairs: Total Event Rental I Tableware: Maison Margaux I Dress: Covet I Flowers: The Garden I Hair: David Cashman I Makeup: Cloochy I Menswear: Louis Copelan & Sons I Models: Assets Model Agency I Linen Napkins: Stable of Ireland I Photographer: Story of Eve I Producer: Tara Fay Events I Shoes: Brown Thomas I Stationery: Three Bullet Gate I Venue: Museum of Literature Ireland I Watches: Paul Sheeran I