Pearl & Michael’s DIY Wedding

Blogged on Oct 11-2011
Posted by Christina
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I always know a wedding is going to be special when I hear one of the vendors is Pearl & Godiva. So when I had the opportunity to photograph the wedding of the lady behind Pearl & Godiva I was over the moon. Pearl & Godiva began as Pearl started planning and collecting vintage and DIY pieces for her own wedding. The business took off immediately and she is now travelling around the world styling shoots. Pearl is a natural beauty inside and out.

Pearl and Michael decided to celebrate their marriage in two parts. I photographed their first ceremony which was intimate and more of a day for themselves, their children, and a few close family members. Sarah and Michael got ready at the quaint but stunning Glengarriff Lodge in Cork. We then took a ferry boat to Garinish Island for some photos. They were married in the civil registry office in Cork ciy and then headed back to Glengarriff for more photos and cake! We finished shooting at nearly 9pm and the light was just magnificent. Though I highly recommend using bug spray if you plan to be out late in the middle of the forest. I can still feel those midges biting! They looked amazing in the shots though!

Pearl sourced most of the details on Etsy and Ebay and are also available to hire through Pearl & Godiva. The cake was made by cake-a-licious, a lovely red velvet! Pearl did her own hair and make up and kept it simple, a girl after my own heart! But seriously look at these two, they don’t need any styling!

This was a very hard post to put together as there were so many beautiful photos and so much great styling by Pearl. But alas, every blog post must have an end. Enjoy. To Pearl and Michael, truly thank you for letting me be part of your wedding day. Be sure to check out their super 8 wedding video of both days by Rodolphe of Best Day Productions!


“Christina from Brosnan Photographic is one of Pearl & Godiva’s beloved wedding creatives. We would commend her to all you lovebirds out there who are looking for a photographer with a chic & charming style – Christina is uber talented and promises to capture all those sweet & sugared & special moments of your big day. Christina’s photographs capture all the heart-warming scenes necessary to tell your wonderful story and she never forgets to document all those little details too. Christina, Pearl and Godiva looove you!”

Pearl & Godiva

Comments: 22
  1. Oct 11-2011 , 08:23AM
    So pretty. Particular favourite is the beautiful full length portrait full-on, it's such a serene image. Congrats Sarah!!!
  2. Oct 11-2011 , 08:42AM
    Wow! These are simply stunning! Love the magic hour light....
  3. Oct 11-2011 , 08:45AM
    Lovely Christina! This wedding styling was gorgeous and the cake is a triumph!
  4. Oct 11-2011 , 08:46AM
    I'm oohing & aahing at every image! So relaxed, intimate & personal. Gorgeous!
  5. Oct 11-2011 , 09:07AM
    Oh Christina, you outdid yourself with this one. Absolutely beautiful! And Sarah, wow, you're stunning! what lovely memories you will have of this day.
  6. Leona O'Sullivan:
    Oct 11-2011 , 09:30AM
    Absolutely stunning pictures gorgeous bride love the shoes :-)
  7. Oct 11-2011 , 10:31AM
    I am completely in love with your photography. You are what we want for our big day. So dreamy and atmospheric.
  8. Oct 11-2011 , 10:39AM
    Thanks for all the lovely comments! All the credit goes to Sarah and Michael!

    Alex - that's the sweetest thing ;)
  9. Deirdre:
    Oct 11-2011 , 10:47AM
    So I've just drooled my way through these stunning pics .... and now I'm going straight back to the start to look at them all over again.... so many gorgeous details!!!! Congratulations everyone!
  10. Oct 11-2011 , 11:51AM
  11. Oct 11-2011 , 12:56PM
    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I've always wanted to take photos on Garnish Island, such a perfect setting! Well done Christina and Sarah! Swoon!
  12. Deborah:
    Oct 11-2011 , 01:28PM
    Vintage never looked so good. Amazing photos! Great job Christina!
  13. Oct 11-2011 , 01:30PM
    Utterly brill Christina. I'm so impressed with couples like this who really put so much effort and thought into how they'd like their day to come across. More power to them and obviously well done to you on such wonderful shots. Superb.
  14. Oct 11-2011 , 01:44PM
    Lovely set of images. Awesome job Christina :)
  15. Oct 11-2011 , 07:35PM
    To the queen of 'vintage' - wow! Congratulations Pearl! & Michael. Christina, amazing. Can't pick a favourite....too must have been a photographers dream to have such styling and the couples dream to have such a talented photographer to capture it all.
  16. Oct 12-2011 , 12:00AM
    Simply beautiful, so many stunning photos that it's hard to choose just few favourite ones, but I'll give it a try. The one with the feet in the pool/pond, the one with the bridge, the almost full length with the beautiful backlighting and the one again the setting sun. Amazing amazing amazing. Well done to you and congratulations to amazing couple.
  17. therese:
    Oct 12-2011 , 10:44AM
    These are so gorgeous Christina, you did an incredible job
  18. mister B:
    Oct 13-2011 , 02:12AM
    you really have an eye for great shots!
  19. Oct 15-2011 , 04:18PM
    Oh wow, this is gorgeous. Looks like a styled shoot!
  20. Oct 17-2011 , 03:41AM
    Love this wedding!!
  21. Oct 22-2011 , 04:39PM
    Beautiful work Christina! Gorgeous! x
  22. Daiene:
    Oct 24-2011 , 01:46AM
    First off, Garnish Island is a stunning spot! I suppose this is one of the best places in Ireland to make lovely photos.

    You bring feeling to your shots and this is just amazing! Anyone can believe in LOVE when see your pictures!

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