A Porcelain Tale inspiration shoot

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Ready to indulge in some Monday inspiration? This exquisite showcase by Irish duo Pearl and Shane is super stylish, beauteous, poetic and full of swoon-worthy details to make you go, “Ooh la la”.

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

The shoot features some great pieces from Bonzie Designs – an Irish independent design label with romantic vintage appeal that utilizes modern technologies and centuries old techniques.

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

Pamela from Vintage Bride also added to the gorgeous fashion seen here by sourcing beautiful and delicate Edwardian tea dresses, which she painstakingly restored to their former glory just in time for the shoot.

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

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a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

We can’t decide which of these headpieces is our favorite. Which could you see yourself wearing on your big day?

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

From her Moth and BayLeaf studio in Cork City, Lisa created a selection of precious, unique and eccentric headpieces for the shoot. All her designs are created using a mix of vintage and new materials, organic feathers and inorganic reproductions.

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

a porcelain tale wedding inspiration

Shane and Pearl definitely have a knack for creating stunning work. We can only hope they’ll collaborate once more! We absolutely adore the handcrafted voguish sort of antiquarian charm depicted in these photos. So much inspiration to pull from this shoot!

A little added bonus – a moving picture of the shoot by Rodolphe of Best Day Productions!

Thank you Pearl, Shane + Team!

Photography: Shane of Aspect Photography / Shoot Production & Styling: Pearl of Pearl & Godiva /  Venue: Ballynatray Estate / Makeup: Kate Rose Crean / Hair: Lady Pearl’s / Handmade Clothing: Bonzie Designs / Vintage Clothing: Vintage Bride / Accessories: Moth and BayLeaf, Antoinette O’Mahony, Amity (shoes), Alice Halliday (lace belts & sweet pea ring) / Flowers + floral headpiece: Hanako / Cake + Macarons: The Cake Stand / Tarts + Buns + Catering: Eunice Power / Stationary: Green Owl Workshop / Table decor + accessories via Etsy: Ynasbridal (peacock fan), Pom Queen (pom poms), Sepia Smiles (i love you card and petal confetti and for you doily tag), Little White Boutique (burlap cutlery holders ), Prince Design UK (lace ceramic hearts and bird) / Models: Ayoola Smart,Alaine & Tom, Sarah

Social Love

Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams on Jul 25, 2011

WOW....this shoot is incredible, one of the best I have seen in a LONG time. So much attention to detail, very pretty and whimsical, yet very funky at the same time. Superb work from this whole team, huge congratulations on an amazing shoot, you must all be very proud. Michelle x

Rachel T. on Jul 25, 2011

Stunning shoot!! However, what about all of the dishware? The vendor/company wasn't listed. Do you happen to know the brand or if its a variety, did they say where they acquired all of the tea cups/saucers/pots etc? Thanks!!

Stephen on Jul 25, 2011

fun shoot, though some of those hairstyles make me think of bellatrix lestrange from harry potter :)

100layercake on Jul 25, 2011

Hi Rachel! Great question! You can get more info about the styling and vintage china from Pearl of Pearl & Godiva. They have an exquisite collection of stylish vintage and antique pieces to choose from. http://www.pearlandgodiva.com/contact-us.php

Bonzie on Jul 25, 2011

Thank you for all your lovely comments folks. Pearl and Shane did an amazing job producing the shoot. We were chuffed to be involved. Special thanks to 100LayerCake for sharing our work with the world. Enjoy. xxx Bonzie

.modern vintage bride on Jul 25, 2011

What a great shoot. I love the bridesmaids flapper style dresses and the use of peacock feathers .m.v.b

Erika on Jul 25, 2011

Lovely dress

Claire on Jul 25, 2011

Breathtaking - literally. Wow.

invitation consultants on Jul 25, 2011

loving all those dresses. also love the detail of the stacked blue teacups. very pretty.

Ciara on Jul 25, 2011

Wow, what a stunning shoot and how delight was I to realise it was all based in Cork!!! Great to see some Irish talent showcasing new and beautiful ideas for the wedding industry in Ireland, congratulations to all involved!

Christina Brosnan on Jul 25, 2011

Always something magic from Pearl&Godiva and Shane!

Josie on Jul 25, 2011

This is absolutely exquisite. Best shoot I've seen in forever.

How to Propose Marriage on Jul 25, 2011

Wow! Truly amazing pictures. I would agree with Josie.... certainly the best shoot I have seen in quite some time. Great work!

Andrea on Jul 25, 2011

I love that ball gown, side tiered dress! It's perfect.

Larry Green on Jul 25, 2011

Thanks for the "little added bonus." Best Day Productions" gives one a real glimpse into the art of cinematography.

Lisa O'Dwyer on Jul 25, 2011

I've been waiting to see this shoot and it doesn't disappoint! Fantastic work from all involved! This shoot reads like a beautiful story and it's fantastic that it's Irish!

Rebecca on Jul 25, 2011

Oh my ~ absolutely stunning!

Paige on Jul 25, 2011

amazing video!! and love that song too...

Naois on Jul 26, 2011

Delighted to see the best of Irish on 100 Layer Cake! Congrats guys!

MAR on Jul 26, 2011


Lotta_heylook on Jul 26, 2011

Such a lovely inspiration! So strong feeling in this whole post!

Julia on Jul 26, 2011

Just gorgeous.

Dianne on Jul 26, 2011

I don't even know where to start---I love EVERYTHING. The victorian tea dresses are my particular favorite--they've been so beautifully restored!

Pearl Collins on Jul 26, 2011

absolutely *blush* thanks for the flattery...... what an amazing team ye all were to work with.... LOve PearL

michelle vantine photography on Jul 26, 2011

oh wow! Just stunning. Love the mood of the pictures, the emotino, the head pieces and the teacups. Beautifully executed!

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Roseanna on Sep 11, 2011

I was so flattered to be asked to contribute some paper goods for this shoot. Everything about it is amazingly beautiful and to be part of this along with Bonzie and all the other amazing talent is wonderful . Thanks again to Pearl from www.pearlandgodiva.com for this opportunity.I must say that anything from Ireland exudes class and style - this photo shoot is proof. To be featured on one of my absolute favourite blogs is wonderful too xox

Penny Kent on Oct 10, 2012

HI I want to a lot of these for a st. Paddy's Day party favor for my guests. It is a porcelain bell with the inspirational Irish blessing, Can anyone help me find the supplier: please? Thanks, and in His love : May the road rise p to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sub shine warmly on your face And rains fall soft upon youre fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the hollow of his hand

TONY HILL on Jan 2, 2013

Gorgeous vintage peacock feather fan and a unique feather fascinator. Well done.

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