The "First Look'. A slowly developing new trend with Irish weddings for couples who wish to break away from the traditional wedding day formula. I've shot loads of first looks so here's what they are all about.
I receive a lot of wedding booking from clients living abroad - usually Australia or New Zealand. This time it was a bit closer to home. Fiona and Alex live in the UK. Fiona is Irish and Alex is from England and they celebrated their wedding in Luttrellstown Castle. It’s a venue that I’ve worked in before and it is my absolute favourite Irish venue.
It's that time of the year again - to look back at 2014 and to also look forward to 2015. Last year was a hectic year with travel. So busy that I gave up on Facebook and also blogging so I'm now starting to try and play catch-up.
Here's a small selection of some of my favourites from last year.
Most of my business comes from word of mouth and Rachel and James’s wedding in Waterford Castle was no exception. James’s brother got married a few years back in the Station House Hotel in Kilmessan and I covered that wedding also. April can always be a bit iffy when it comes to weather but as usual my luck held out yet again and we had a perfect warm day.
Early April saw in the wedding of Clara & Tommie in the Brooklodge in Macreddin Village, Wicklow. I first met Clara & Tommie back in 2012 when they booked me. We immediately clicked and I realised back then that Clara was one of those personalities that was permanently and genuinely happy!! However, on her wedding day, I don't think I've come across a bride that laughed so much throughout the whole day. Weddings are always happy events but wow was this one special one to be present at....! I loved every minute....
First wedding of 2014 was in february and what a day. Carole & Bryan were married in Rathfeigh and then onto the wonderful Tankardstown House just outside Slane for the reception. After all the storms we were absolutely blessed to have such a perfect weather on the day. The house and grounds of Tankardstown were looking particularly amazing with the soft winter sunlight.
Christmas can be a lovely time for a wedding. Sometimes you can get lucky with the weather and this time we did. We couldn’t have asked for better weather on the day that Niamh & Brian tied the knot at The Boyne Hill Estate outside Navan. Not too cold and perfect light.