1916 Bridal Photo Shoot

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Admin under Wedding Photography

Vintage 1916 Style Wedding Dress

As we approach Easter Sunday and the centenary of the Rebellion that was the 1916 Rising, we wondered what an Irish bride of that time would have worn. After some research, that included a trip to the National History Museum at Collins Barracks, we set about styling the shoot.

1916 wedding dress

The excellent creative team that pulled this concept together are, make-up artist Carmel Ryan, styling by Catherine Dwyer at Contemporary Bride Birr, and our model Elynia Betts. Elynia played out the role perfectly – which is no surprise as she is also an accomplished actress.

1916 Bride

The lovely historical town of Birr in Co Offaly provided us with the backdrop to our scenes. Its also the town where Elynia got a marriage proposal from a gentleman passing in his car. She very politely declined but it was a first for me on any of my photography shoots!

1916 Easter Rising Photoshoot


1916 Bride in Birr


What a bride would have worn around the time of the Irish 1916 Rebellion


Vintage 1916 Style Wedding DressCearbhuil



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