Downton Abbey inspired shoot

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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

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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

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downton abbey inspired shoot

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delicate purple, pink and white boquet

delicate purple, pink and white boquet

downton abbey inspired wedding dress

downton abbey inspired shoot

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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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Washington DC Wedding Photographer on Jun 12, 2012

Awesome! I wish I had thought of this first!

WeddingReports (@WeddingReports) on Jun 12, 2012

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Anne Hadnett (@AnneHadnett) on Jun 12, 2012

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Lisa O'Dwyer on Jun 12, 2012

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!

Wedding Club (@clubwedd) on Jun 12, 2012

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Lisa O'Dwyer (@LisaODwyerphoto) on Jun 12, 2012

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

ClaireBarry (@WhiteSageEvents) on Jun 12, 2012

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

The Anniversary Box (@AnniversaryBox) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Marie Bradley on Jun 12, 2012

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

Caribbean Wedding events on Jun 12, 2012

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!

Christina Brosnan on Jun 12, 2012

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

Sam I Cloudberry Bakery on Jun 12, 2012

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!

100 Layer Cake (@100LayerCake) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Danielle Pasternak (@dpnak) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Jensine (@jensane) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Victoria @ Revival Bristol, RI USA on Jun 12, 2012

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

Sharleen Fitzgibbon on Jun 12, 2012

Absolutely stunning!

Sally Honeycutt on Jun 12, 2012

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

Kim {Petal Pixie} on Jun 12, 2012

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

OneFabDay (@1fabday) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Bridal Musings (@BridalMusings) on Jun 12, 2012

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Victoria Fonseca (@RevivalBristol) on Jun 12, 2012

A lovely respite on this overcast day...take a moment and enjoy! http://t.co/hCmXcIBE

Finer Details (@FinerDetails1) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Sara @ Top Southern Weddings on Jun 12, 2012

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

100 Layer Cake (@100LayerCake) on Jun 12, 2012

Today's Downton Abbey inspired shoot is getting a lot of love! In case you haven't seen it yet... http://t.co/ExFR8lXB

My Love Wedding Ring on Jun 12, 2012

These are very very beautiful pictures - and the flowers are simply stunning!

My Love Wedding Ring (@myloveweddring) on Jun 12, 2012

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

Kristin Hubbard on Jun 12, 2012

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 :)

Alison Piepmeyer (@hello_lately) on Jun 12, 2012

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

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Sona Sedlicka (@inspired_bylove) on Jun 12, 2012

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

benita michelle wheeler on Jun 13, 2012

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

Anne Hadnett (@AnneHadnett) on Jun 13, 2012

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

Jeanna Gallagher (@JeannaGallagher) on Jun 13, 2012

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

Shawn L. Stewart (@LMSPhotography) on Jun 13, 2012

Downton Abbey Inspired Shoot via @100LayerCake Love the Style, love the photography! http://t.co/seAQKxU8 #wedding

ClaireBarry (@WhiteSageEvents) on Jun 13, 2012

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

naomi on Jun 13, 2012

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.

Natthawat Wongrat on Jun 13, 2012

Very nice!

Julie Eastman (@EventsAndDesign) on Jun 14, 2012

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

Mill Crest Vintage (@MillcrestVintag) on Jun 14, 2012

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Anne Hadnett (@AnneHadnett) on Jun 15, 2012

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Lady Magnolia (@wwwladymagnolia) on Jun 15, 2012

Um ensaio fotográfico muito doce e delicado, repleto de inspirações vintage. Lovely! http://t.co/yGBrE6M6

Yvonne Villarreal (@villarrealy) on Jun 25, 2012

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

Ciara on Jul 10, 2012

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

Dirty Fabulous (@DirtyFabulously) on Aug 27, 2012

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

Breffni O'Dwyer (@Breffniellen) on Aug 27, 2012

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

Tom Adam Photography on Nov 17, 2012

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

Laura on Jan 4, 2013

These are amaaazing! Beautiful beautiful, Lisa!!!

Justine on May 3, 2013

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

Jewelers Shreveport LA on Sep 27, 2015

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

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