Classic castle wedding inspiration

Classic castle wedding inspiration - Styled shoot - In Love Photography | Bonjour Bride

We all love a celebration of classic and traditional details, and today we have a modern classic Castle wedding inspiration shoot to enjoy. Castle Durrow in Ireland is the gorgeous setting for this shoot. The team of wonderful suppliers have made the most of both the rolling landscape and the beautiful rooms and areas around the venue.

The decoration of the rooms is spectacular. Imagine the getting ready photos in that room! And all the opulence, we’re all suckers for a sweeping staircase and chandelier, aren’t we? The team at Waterlily Weddings styled the shoot to perfection and each element was carefully selected. I adore all the images captured by In Love Photography and their dreamy quality!

Photography by In Love Photography

Castle wedding inspiration

Castle Durrow is a beautiful wedding venue in the heart of rural Ireland. It truly is a haven, somewhere to unwind and experience the best of Irish hospitality and amazing food. Shelly and Peter Stokes have elegantly decorated each of the rooms, and they continue to maintain and develop the house into one of the premier country house hotels in Ireland.


The Cake Cuppery made two cakes for the shoot. The team created a traditional iced three-tiered cake decorated with ivy detail like the greenery which covers the castle. As a nod to traditional Irish colours and a rich history of lace making gold detail was also added. The smaller semi-naked cake is a less formal rustic contemporary design.

Irish linen

Linen making has been an import industry in Ireland for over 300 years. The high-quality linen used in this shoot is the exceptionally high-quality table linen called Damask and displays the unique characteristics of Irish weaving. The traditional motif of the Celtic Knot appears on the linen.

The dress

The dress worn by the model bride is a timeless silhouette, including a dropped waistline and deep V back detail. The peplum skirt is a modern element and works perfectly with the tulle A-line skirt. Adding to the individuality of the dress are the dainty lace cap sleeves. “The Roisin Dress” is a creation by Orlaith from The Attic Bridal Boutique. The design is inspired by fabrics reminiscent of Colonial India. The addition of a tassel belt gives the design a modern twist.

The suit

Our model groom wore a three-piece bespoke grey herringbone tweed suit. The fabric was sourced from Scotland. It is finished with wooden horn buttons and grey Paisley lining expertly crafted by A Hand Tailored Suit. The vest worn has a forest green satin lining to compliment the hint of green running through the tweed.


Each of the floral arrangements included Anenome representing new beginnings, Astilbe the symbol of patience and Eucalyptus. A symbol of fertility, Hops was used as a stand-alone detail. When styling the venue, the outside was brought in by using shades of greens and metallic details within the jewel-toned rooms.


Photographer –  In Love Photography
Venue Castle Durrow
Planning & coordination – Waterlily Weddings
Flowers – Lamber de Bie 
Cakes The Cake Cuppery, Dublin
Wedding Dress The Attic Bridal Boutique, Limerick
Linens & Nightgown – Blarney Woolen Mills
Suit – A Hand Tailored Suit
Stationery – Smock
Jewellery & rings – Ryans Jewellers 
Hair Claire Barry
Makeup Fiona Harrison MUA


1 Comment

  1. September 21, 2016 / 17:35

    Hallo, I am delighted to see you featuring these amazing photo’s from this style shoot. We were delighted to be part of this and provide the floral displays for this shoot for Waterlily Weddings.
    Love your website,

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