12 Jun

Downton Abbey inspired shoot

categories Wedding Ideas

The costumes, romance, wealth, scheming plots, and fairy tale-esque interiors of Downton Abbey are what kept us glued to our TV’s for weeks. You too? Good! At least we know we’re not alone in waiting for season 3 (just a short eight months away). Consider this inspired shoot your fix. It will last you at least until you start re-watching episodes!

As a wedding planner, Claire Berry of White Sage Events was drawn to the emergence of fashion in this era and how it was reflected in ‘high society’ weddings from that time. Bringing that era to life, she turned to Old Hollywood shots, TV’s Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby, for inspiration.

downton abbey inspired shoot

downton abbey inspired shoot

downton abbey fashion

downton abbey fashion

We focused on using soft pastels that were elegant and pretty, then pulled inspiration from original 20’s records for typefaces and language from that time. The architectural beauty and setting of the Ashley Park House in Tipperary, Ireland was phenomenal to work with and made it easy for us to fashion a love story about a man struggling to win the attention of a well heeled woman for her wealth, however all the while captured by the charms of a more modern, less well off woman.

delicate purple, pink and white florals

edwardian accents

downton abbey inspired shoot

downton abbey inspired wedding dress

delicate purple, pink and white boquet

delicate purple, pink and white boquet

downton abbey inspired wedding dress

downton abbey inspired shoot

pastel decor and cakes

downton abbey inspired cake

edwardian style tablescape

downton abbey inspired fashion

Thank you to all the creative talent involved! Such an inspiring and lovely shoot!

Location: Ashley Park House, Nenagh, Co Tipperary / Photographer: Lisa O’Dwyer assisted by Anne Hadnett / Producer, coordinator and planner: Claire Barry of White Sage Events / Producer, stylist and decor + china rentals: Pearl Collins of Pearl & Godiva, assisted by Maura Dineen and Collette O’Connell / Video: Rodolphe Quinto of Best Day Productions / Make-up artist: Kathyrn O’Neill of Kerry Makeup Artist / Hair: Stephen Cronin / Flowers: The French Touch / Cakes: The Cloudberry Bakery / Stationery and invites: Finer Details / Wardrobe: Jenny Vander of Dirty Fabulous, Bella Bleu Bridal, Salingers, The Hidden Closet / Car: Wedding Cars Limerick / Models: Eider Leite from Morgan the Agency, Georgia from Compton, Michaela from Lockdown

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  1. Awesome! I wish I had thought of this first!

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  5. Thanks so much for posting our shoot! Ashley Park House is a beautiful romantic venue for a wedding here in Ireland, and you can even get photographed in the little row-boat!

  6. The costumes, romance, wealth, scheming plots, and fairy tale-esque interiors of Downton Abbey are what kept us … http://t.co/cnleGa6f

  7. Our Downton Abbey inspired shoot from Ireland on 100 Layer Cake! http://t.co/dVmIPfil

  8. Wow wee!! A big day for White Sage Events and all of the fantastic vendors in this photoshoot. Our gorgeous shoot… http://t.co/F14IjrT7

  9. If you love Downton Abbey, you should check out this shoot inspired by the costumes and romance from the show’s era. http://t.co/tGUmk9NY

  10. Lovely to part of this shoot. Lisa, Rodolphie, you captured every detail beautifully. Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for featuring.

  11. This wedding shoot is the ultimate in romance. It’s timeless, it’s romantic, it’s beautiful. I love the shot of the bouquet atop the moss column…fabulous!

  12. So lovely to see fabulous Irish vendors on the blog today! Gorgeous shoot and love that first shot so much!

  13. We’re so pleased to feature on 100 layer cake! Thank you! It was a fantastic shoot. Ireland can certainly put on a great wedding!

  14. The typography, wardrobe & design of this shoot was inspired by Downton Abbey! By @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto http://t.co/ExFR8lXB

  15. Beautiful Downtown Abbey inspired shoot on 100 Layer Cake – those veils make me swoon every time | via @100layercake http://t.co/0y1npMwY

  16. Inspired to watch all of Downton Abbey again: “ @100LayerCake By @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto http://t.co/Xmn5m838”

  17. Simply stunning! What a wonderful job you did evoking the romance from that era. It is timeless and breathtaking. Encore!

  18. Absolutely stunning!

  19. Amazing!!! I love Downton Abbey… this is a fab idea for a shoot! :)

  20. I love the timeless beauty of this shoot! Every detail is so soft and romantic. Great job vendors!

  21. utterly amazing shoot over on @100layercake by some of Ireland’s finest inc. @whitesageevents @lisaodwyerphoto http://t.co/G2xMGVoM

  22. Blown away by this Downton Abbey inspired shoot on @100LayerCake today by @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto http://t.co/d6H7tnLa

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  24. Nice to part of this RT @100LayerCake: The typography, wardrobe & design of this shoot was inspired by Downton Abbey! http://t.co/Knv9bkLU

  25. Stunning pictures. They are so soft and romantic. Love the cake with pretty flowers!

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  27. These are very very beautiful pictures – and the flowers are simply stunning!

  28. Lovely! RT @100LayerCake Today’s Downton Abbey inspired shoot is getting a lot of love! In case you haven’t seen it yet http://t.co/SKxb0wVo

  29. In love with how well this shoot puts me back into the fabulous and romantic times of The Grea Gatsby.Great job! This looks beautiful :)

  30. If I were to get married again, the theme MIGHT be #DowntonAbbey. Great post, @100layercake! http://t.co/kioOJwgi

  31. Love it! RT“@100LayerCake: Today’s Downton Abbey inspired shoot is getting a lot of love! http://t.co/Vrk2akJt”

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  33. Simply stunning!!! Downton Abbey inspired shoot on @100LayerCake today by @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto http://t.co/FUmiJYJW”

  34. i love this wedding…fall with a literay theme…very classic.

  35. In case you missed it, here is the fabulous shoot I got to do with @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto on @100LayerCake http://t.co/jd0XiwII

  36. Just Wow!! If Carlsberg did weddings….RT @AnneHadnett @WhiteSageEvents & @LisaODwyerphoto on @100LayerCake http://t.co/qchoFP40”

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  38. In case you missed it yesterday here is our global debut! Photography by the super talented @LisaODwyerphoto http://t.co/6yBgbT7C

  39. Very beautiful. I have never watched Downtown Abbey but now I most certainly catch up to join the lovers of this drama. This is so elegant and English all at once.

  40. Are you a #DowntonAbbey fan? You’ll love this #wedding shoot by @100LayerCake! http://t.co/E428eGUv

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  42. Um ensaio fotográfico muito doce e delicado, repleto de inspirações vintage. Lovely!


  43. love this–>Downton Abbey-inspired wedding shoot http://t.co/Hz6XhzDN via @100layercake

  44. Gorgeous collaboration ladies, what a talented bunch, and shows off the beauty of Ireland at it’s best! Love!

  45. Downton Abbey inspired shoot | Inspiration Binder | 100 Layer Cake http://t.co/1JznpfTn via @100layercake featuring @dirtyfabulously

  46. Oooo Iove this @100layercake Downton Abbey styled shoot featuring @DirtyFabulously divine dresses http://t.co/1Fu50R6R

  47. This is truly elegant! Sometimes I wish I had been born in a different decade so I could experience something like this. But then I remember that as a woman I couldn’t vote then, and I am happy that we can just recreate these beautiful times while still living with our modern conveniences!
    — Amber

  48. These are amaaazing! Beautiful beautiful, Lisa!!!

  49. Beautiful! What kind of flower were used in the bouquet and on the cake?

  50. Looks like I just got an idea for my wedding party :)

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