I am a real lover of travel and simply adore holidays (if you didn’t see my Instagram recently you’ll be lost, go check out the highlights!), but after an enjoyable break from reality I always love coming home and getting back to routine, my own bed and, surprisingly to work!
Today we are getting our high-summer content started with a beautiful inspiration bridal shoot by Larne based wedding photographer, Caroline Smyth. With a carefree and bohemian look the shoot was held at Kilmore Country House. Thanks to Caroline and her brilliant wedding suppliers for sharing with us!
Boho, carefree and elegant are just a few of the words to describe my recent shoot at the always stunning Kilmore Country House.
Since receiving the Mrs2Be Bride’s Choice Award for Best Wedding Photographer in Ireland for the second consecutive year, I decided to celebrate in the best way possible; by joining forces with some of Northern Ireland’s most talented wedding suppliers to showcase a little of what this amazing industry has to offer.
As a photographer, I’ve always been drawn to wedding venues which break the norm. I’m lucky to have worked with a wealth of couples over the years who are keen to sway from tradition by choosing a venue which lends itself better to their personal style. And so, inspiring Kilmore Country House and its unrivalled grounds seemed like the perfect fit.
The theme for the shoot was true romance, drawing on the beauty of a bygone era, but with a modern-day twist! The rolling hills and fields served as a beautiful backdrop, while floral archways, delicate draping and an abundance of romantic candles truly set the scene.
The woods added an ethereal feel and served as the best location for some really romantic photos, especially with the soothing sounds of the harp filling the air. Sometimes capturing a quiet moment between two people in love needs just the simplest of scenes in order to allow the occasion to speak for itself.
A vintage Ford convertible Mustang rolled up and added vintage vibes to the day. The couple really looked at ease in it and the opportunity to photograph it definitely added a fun element to the shoot.
In recent years, it’s become more apparent that couples are keen to introduce a little more of their personal style into their wedding day. Thankfully, this is easily achieved through a variety of accessories, which lend themselves perfectly to any style of wedding. Throughout the shoot, we showcased an array of additions such as signage, chinaware and stationery, which definitely enhanced the style of the shoot. Wedding day classics, such as a cake and fabulous floral arrangements also took centre stage, offering a range of ideas for your wedding day.
Thanks to all the suppliers who helped make this an unforgettable day.
Photography: Caroline Smyth Photography
Photography assistant: Becca McIlroy Photography
Venue: Kilmore Country House
Models: Kerri Withers & Lee Hodge
Flowers: Millson & Berry
Hair: Kerri at Halo Hairdressing Salon
Makeup: Holly McNaghten
Dresses: Bridal Elegance
Suit: Red Groomswear
Harpist: Catherine Hamilton Soprano & Harpist
Vintage selfie pod & love letters: Selfie Mirror Hire
Vintage china: Cherished China Vintage Hire
Handmade natural soaps & candles: Sweet Escape Products
Rose gold hair vine: Lie Amour
Cake: Fairy Tree Cakes
Stationery: Darling Stationery
Video: Dougie Shevills
Car: Star Car Hire
Wooden signage & cake stand: Rathbollen Unique Woodcrafts