Sometimes it’s nice to go back to your roots, to rediscover things that may have influenced and shaped who you are today. It is this motivation that recently led me on a personal exploration of the work of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. An art movement and period in art history which really inspired me when I was a student at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. In fact it was only when Niamh O’Donoghue, a fellow graduate, stylist and Sarah Fyffe Photography bride, contacted me about a possible creative collaboration that I felt an opportunity to rediscover this amazing period in art history through my photography.
It’s the powerful symbolism of female beauty, intense colours, pale skin and romanticism which, to me, make this the perfect inspiration for a creative bridal shoot.
In a way I feel that our little team of hair, make up artist, flowers, stylist, photographer, bridal couture, model and amazing venue at Clonabreany, replicated the same sense of artistic community that was so prevalent in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. We just enjoyed the simplicity of creating for ourselves.
We wanted to create something that wasn’t necessarily a typical bridal shoot, and maybe, in the process, we have inspired brides who are looking for something a little different!
Photography: Sarah Fyffe Photography | Creative Direction & Design: Niamh McAleer | Floral Design: Anne McMahon 087 633 9797 | Hair: Siobhan ‘The Hairdresser’ 042 9661203 Makeup: Shauna McGee 086 101 4623 | Model: Lily at Assets | Bridal Couture: Myrtle Ivory Dublin | Venue: Clonabreany House