Una + David – Sneak Peek

loughrea wedding photography

Una & David were married in Annaghdown and held their reception at the Loughrea Hotel & Spa. They both share a love of music which played a big part in their day. They met on a bus but, depending on who you talk to, there are a lot of different version of how they actually got together! The main thing is that they did and never looked back.

Things I loved about their wedding were

  • The music. I’ve never heard anything like it. Una & David arranged all the music themselves and then called on their talented friends to play it. It was amazing.
  • Having each of their godmothers as the witnesses to their marriage was a lovely idea.
  • Surprising the entire congregation by playing some music together at the altar once they were married. It went down a storm!
  • The local tradition of having a bonfire for the bride and groom when they leave the church. It’s great to see these old traditions surviving.
  • How the bridal party put up with the windy weather when we went to take photos. There was a strong wind which meant that their hair was blowing all over the place – and that was just the groomsmen!
  • The table plan (which was put together with the help of a previous bride of mine!) looked fab.
  • The craic on the dancefloor was top notch – everyone was having a great time.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs to give you a taste of their day…

Lauren & Dave – Sneak Peek

adare wedding photography

Lauren and Dave… where do I start?! Lauren contact me way back in early 2012 saying that she was “an American planning a wedding in Ireland. As a bride I am a little unorthodox….” – I was sold! 🙂

Lauren and Dave were married on the lawn of Fanningstown Castle in Adare. The ceremony was deeply personal and emotional. The sun broke through the clouds as they exchanged the vows they had written for each other.

Lauren and Dave travelled to Ireland with a small group of less than a dozen family and friends. They welcomed me into their group like one of their own and I felt privileged to be there to witness their day. Thanks for having me!

Things I loved about their wedding were

  • The location. I’d never been to Fanningstown Castle before. It’s fab.
  • The vows that Lauren and Dave wrote for each other. Beautiful.
  • The unique and personal ceremony by A Beautiful Ceremony. Almost everyone was involved, a piper played music and the tying the knot part of the cermony was great too.
  • The details. I’ve only included a small selection of photographs here, but Lauren had some lovely little details – including the bouquets which she handmade herself.
  • The girls prepared in Revas Spa in the Woodlands. It was a lovely, relaxed morning and quite different to the typical madness in a brides house on the morning of a wedding! 😉

Here is a small selection of their photographs to give you a taste of their day…

Helen + Shane – Sneak Peek

mitchelstown wedding photography

Helen and Shane’s wedding was one that I had been looking forward to and it really lived up to my expectations! It was a great day. It started in Mitchelstown where Helen was getting ready in her home with the girls. The ceremony took place in the beautiful Ballycotton church above clear blue water and beneath beneath clear blue skies. We popped into the grounds of the Bay View Hotel for some photographs with the bridal party before moving onto the Garryvoe Hotel for their reception.

Things I loved about Helen and Shane’s wedding were

  • Helen’s wedding dress hanging beside her mother’s wedding dress when I arrived. Genius.
  • Clair, who was a super bridesmaid for Olivia, was back in action keeping the show on the road! 🙂
  • The weather was amazing. (Well, from a photography perspective it was challenging, but I’m not going to complain about cloudless skies!)
  • The best man speech was hilarious. It was one of the best written speeches this year. It had the guests (and me!) in tears of laughter.
  • Helen’s “something blue”. She had caught her finger nail in a door the week before the wedding. Ouch!
  • How welcoming both families were. The Nolans gave me free reign of their gorgeous house to find little details and locations with nice light. I could have photographed there for hours.
  • Finally, Helen and Shane who were a joy to work with. Relaxed, fun, trusting, appreciative – an all around great couple. Thanks for having me!

It was difficult to narrow down my favourites, but here are a few to give a taste of their wedding day…