Outfit: Monea Castle


I always seem to find myself typing, or attempting to type at least, a fitting post for glamorous photographs when I'm feeling quite unglamorous.
The pictures are a different me, a dressed up me in a pretty dress and elegant location quite far-flung from my current "look" of old clothes and messy hair. We've been cleaning the house in anticipation of a visit from my parents and I feel quite homey sitting in our now spotless living room. My thoughts as grounded as my surroundings, running through a list of things we might have overlooked or still need to work on and quite distant from Monea Castle and little white dresses. Still, it's fitting to have twirled around that castle in a white dress with a flower crown since it was one of the locations Thomas had found and thought would be perfect for our wedding. The fact that it hasn't been used for anything since it was was abandoned in the 18th century made it difficult to "book" or organize a wedding at and ultimately the weather on our wedding date was too miserable to contemplate an outdoor ceremony or meal so I suppose it turned out for the best that we chose a different location in the end! Still it's a very stunning set of castle ruins in a quiet bit of countryside that makes a picnic or walk around the grounds feel very private.  

*pictures by Thomas*
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15 comments:

  1. These pictures are GORGEOUS! And your flower crown is so pretty! Every post you put up inspires me so much!

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  2. So lovely. I want to visit Ireland even more now so that I can go have a picnic at these ruins. But you're right. The pictures are very surreal and "magical". Oh. And those shoes. . !

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  3. Lovely, as usual! Do you take location requests? If so, I'd love to see you do a shoot at Downhill Demense/Mussenden Temple. That cliff side temple and the surrounding grounds is like a dreamscape. One of my favorite places in Ireland!

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  4. Glad your parents are going for a visit. I love those shoes with this dress. You always come up with the unexpected and it always works so well.

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  5. What a pretty dress, I love the location too
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  6. @Anonymous, Downhill Demense is lovely--we have taken pictures there before: http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2014/04/downhill-demesnes.html But it is usually super windy/chilly when we go so we've never done a really dramatic shoot there, maybe one day.

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  7. This has to be the loveliest dress I have seen you wearing,so far.And something tells me it is going to get even better. Surely though. This dress must be a favorite one.
    Jo x

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  8. Stunning look and amazing location! This shoot looks like something out of a fairy tale.

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  9. That ruined castle is just amazing and your last picture in particular is gorgeous.

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  10. Spectacular photos! The lighting and that setting are unreal!

    Jen | affecionada

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  11. So beautiful!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  12. That dress is beautiful! I love the detail on the shoulders!

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  13. Love the dress and the way you did you hair. You look absolutely gorgeous. The pictures and location are stunning and a suitable backdrop for your glamorous look. Cheers, Michele

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  14. This is beautiful. The pictures are so dreamy, and your outfit and hair are so pretty. That would've been a unique and lovely location for a wedding- too bad that didn't work out! At least you have these memories though :)
    The Artyologist

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  15. That last photograph is particularly breathtaking!

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