Luxury Irish Castle Wedding Inspiration

Luxury Irish Castle Wedding Inspiration

Luxury Irish Castle Wedding Inspiration

In the off-peak season it is always a delight to take part in some inspirational wedding editorial shoots, when teams of vendors can get together to be creative, network and generally also have some fun. When destination wedding videographer Emma K Films got in touch over the summer to ask if I would like to create a cake for a Luxury Irish Castle Wedding shoot at Luttrelstown Castle Resort in October, it was a definite yes from me.

Luxury Irish Castle Wedding Moodboard

Emma send a moodboard for the shoot, which spoke of neutral tones, modern elegant fashion and an overall romantic luxurious feel. A fabulous source of inspiration from which to create a wedding cake.

Wedding Mood boardThe Wedding Cake Design

One of the features of the mood board that captured my imagination was the oversized sleeves on some of the inspirational bridal gowns. The dress chosen for the shoot from Love Ellie Bridal, had similarly modern voluminous sleeves, a current bridal trend which I adore, on a sleek columnar gown.

Bride on stairs with wedding bouquet

I chose to recreate this bridal style (somewhat in reverse!) in the cake, with a ‘puffy’ pearl-covered base tier and smooth top tiers. Simple white sugar roses, similar to those in the bridal bouquet, were the only other decoration.

White wedding cake with sugar roses

The cake was beautifully captured by photographer Ivana Patarcic, not least in this stunning image of the bride holding the cake, one of my favourites from the shoot!

Bride holding wedding cake

The Wedding Shoot

The overall style of the shoot was exquisite. Simply elegant stationery was by Ivory Feather Designs while modern flowers in shades of white were by Total Flower Designs. Table settings were coordinated by Infusion Weddings.

Wedding stationeryWhite wedding bouquet on brown leather chairWedding table place setting with white floral centrepieces Wedding Editorial Feature

With such modern romantic beauty, it was no surprise that this editorial shoot was snapped up to be featured on prestigious blog, Wedding Chicks.

Black and white photo of wedding coupleLuxury Irish Castle Wedding Inspiration Shoot Team

The best part of editorial shoots is getting to work with fantastic vendors and this was no exception. A huge thank you to the whole team who brough this together!

For more editorial shoots browse our Inspiration page.

Suzanne, x





White wedding cake with sugar flowers

What is the value of a wedding cake?

What is the Value of A Wedding Cake

There are many articles and discussions on what the price of a wedding cake is or what budget you should allocate. But in considering this, what the value of a wedding cake is and what it adds to a wedding day may not always be considered fully, with the budget allocation for a cake often down the list of priorities.  In this blog post I am sharing a few reflections on what value a wedding cake brings to a wedding day and why it is hence worth paying for.

1. The Wedding Cake is a Tradition

Wedding cakes are a tradition, apparently dating back to ancient Rome, and a lovely tradition at that.  Within the tradition of having a wedding cake however, there are no hard and fast rules any more. The style of cake, when to cut it, and whether to keep the top tier, are all aspects of the tradition that the couple can make their own.

2. The Wedding Cake is a Luxurious Treat

Along with other wedding details such as floral arrangements, wedding cakes are very much a luxury item. But who doesn’t love to treat themselves, especially on their wedding day. Luxuries are expensive, but worth it.

3. The Wedding Cake Contributes to the Overall Wedding Design

Wedding cakes contribute to the overall design of the wedding, with the cake design, flavour and styling complimenting the overall wedding style, and reflecting the location, seasons or personal tastes of the couple. The cake is often a stunning focal point for the reception design too.

4. The Wedding Cake is a Visual and Taste Experience for Guests

A wedding cake is not just a cake. It is an experience for guests. Visual edible cake art and tasting mouthfuls of deliciousness are one of many experiences for guests at your wedding.

5. The Cake Cutting Ceremony is a Classic Photo Opportunity

The cake cutting photo is quite often the one that is taken by all of your guests and widely shared too. From my experience, any photos I have seen of this moment are fabulously fun and filled with smiles and laughter. Something that is priceless!


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Suzanne, x


Bride and groom cutting the cake

Image credit: Petar Jurica