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Alone By The Sea

December 9, 2015
Etheral coastal inspiration shoot by Lisa McConalogue

‘We two were alone by the sea;

I and the man I loved with me.

Our eyes were glad and our hearts beat high,

As we sat by the sea, my love and I ‘

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Today we’re sharing a stunning bridal inspiration shoot by Lisa Mc Conalogue Photography. Drawing inspiration from ‘The Ship from Tír Na nÓg’ by Emily Henrietta Hickey, Lisa and her incredible team created this beauty of a shoot. Over to Lisa to explain how they came up with the idea…

“It all started with local designer Megan from Couture Bridal Accessories approaching me to collaborate on an exciting venture to create an ethereal, coastal shoot inspired by the magical and romantic poem written by Emily Henrietta Hickey.  Megan wanted to convey the love of a man and a woman and the adventures they shared at the shoreline, their deep love alive and breathing in the waves of the ocean.”

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Tír Na nÓg or ‘The Land of The Young’ is an ancient, Irish mythical tale of a supernatural realm of everlasting youth. A land of beauty and joy which mythical heroes visited by entering ancient caves or by going under the sea.

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“We loved the idea of a coastal shoot showcasing the beautiful scenic country we live in.  The Isle of Doagh is  known for its breathtaking scenery, nestled on the coast of Donegal along the most Northern coastline of Ireland, providing the most idyllic location to recreate and bring to life the magic and romance of this mythical love poem. Set against a backdrop of green mountains, which sweep down to meet the Atlantic Ocean, encapsulated by the rustic, rocky terrain and soft golden sands.”

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“We love the relaxed bohemian hairstyles and natural flawless makeup, which we felt, would be perfect for this type of shoot and would work harmoniously with Megan’s Juliet cap veils. Our model Dearbhla has been in the limelight recently as she has been crowned Northern Ireland’s, Miss Earth so we knew she would be perfect for the shoot.”

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“The florals, simple and rustic by the incredibly talented Peter Whiteman mimic the rural landscaping. We wanted to keep the palette neutral and earthy, using Kate Wilton’s hand dyed silk ribbon in grey but with a touch of feminine blush to dress the bouquet and compliment the colours of the pebbles and stones on the beach.   The stationery by de Winton Paper Co highlights the mystical colours of the sea with the hand painted blue, delicate florals and romantic calligraphy.  Megan also stumbled across an old photograph of her grandfather as a sailor and we decided to incorporate this to create the image of the “man I loved”.”

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Credits

Photography: Lisa McConalogue Photography

Styling: Megan Therese

Veil & headpiece: Couture Bridal Accessories

Flowers: Peter Whiteman

Dress: Jesus Peiro available from TiAmo Bridal

Hair and makeup: Hairspray

Model: Miss Earth Northern Ireland Dearbhla Walsh

Silk ribbon: Kate Cullen

Stationary: De Winton

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