A Tankardstown House wedding in late summer.

Wedding of Karl & Louise in Tankardstown House

So, the first blog of 2017 about a wedding in hmmm 2016…  Summer 2016 in fact but it’s worth the wait…!!
I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Louise & Karl in one of the best wedding venues in Ireland (IMO) – Tankardstown House just a short drive outside Slane Co Meath.  I’ve photographed many weddings here and I always look forward to the next one.  Firstly I need to thank my second shooter on this wedding – Edel O’Malley.  Edel covered the groom prep as it was just a bit too far away from the bridal prep for me to do it.  This meant however that Edel could stay much longer with Karl and his groomsmen and family than I would have been able to as I’d have needed to get back to the bride quite quickly.  For larger weddings (definitely 150+) I totally recommend considering a second shooter for your day as there is so much happening that a single photographer however quick and nimble, just cannot cover on his or her own.  A second photographer means that so much more can be covered as well as different angles for some of the more crucial shoots (e.g. walking up/down the aisle etc…)
Anyway, back to Louise & Karl…!!  Both bride and groom got ready in their family homes. Despite a lot of girls to have their hair and make-up done, Louise’s planning ensured that everything ran smoothly and on time.  Something that every wedding photographer on the planet appreciates.
Ceremony took place in the lovely St Mochta’s Church on the Luttrellstown Road where a vintage bus transported the groomsmen and bridesmaids and the bride in a vintage convertible Bentley.
Weather was lovely – warm and slightly overcast which is just perfect for photos.  Onwards to Tankardstown where we immediately started with some photos of the bride & groom whilst all their guests were still arriving and busy checking in.  The beautiful grounds of Tankardstown provides loads of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos with little or no walking as everything is within a couple of hundred meters from the front door.  After a quick photo session, all the guests had arrived and it was time for the reception to really kick off.  Karl and Louise both live in London so this day was an extra special time to catch up with friends and family that they hadn’t seen in a while.  Edel and I continued to shoot throughout the day in a documentary style until dinner was served.  After that it was the speeches and then one of my favourite parts of the day – the dancing.
I love photographing in this brilliant wedding venue and even more so when I get a brilliant couple to work with.  Had a blast shooting this wedding  – thank you loads Louise & Karl and very best wishes for your future together.

Louise and Karl, congratulations again on your wedding day and I want to thank you for choosing me to be your Tankardstown House Wedding Photographer.

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