Intimate Family Destination Wedding – So Happy Together

Ok, I love this venue. I loved it so much for this particular couple and their family to have an intimate destination wedding that they trusted me and stretched the budget to get it. It’s not only beautiful but also was the perfect size just for them to fill and be able to hang out there exclusively. It is in a stunning location and they could have the waterside wedding that the couple wanted.

This is a close knit group and to be somewhat isolated was fine as long as they were together. In fact, where they had planned to go to the local pub after their delicious dinner at Screebe House, they opted to just stay in and chat taking advantage of the honesty bar. They were so happy together.

Have a look and the day and stunning scenery around Connemara, Ireland through the lens of Darek Novak Photography.


So happy for them! And thanks Darek for the beautiful photos!!

Outdoor Kerry Destination Wedding

We had planned for an outdoor wedding last April at the beautiful Parknasilla Resort for Vanessa and Paul’s destination wedding but you never never know what will happen in Ireland with the weather. Even on the day, the forecast predicted a change later in the day so we sped up to finish an hour earlier to get ahead of the rain. That rain never came!

So go, get a coffee or glass of wine! Have a look at the gorgeous day, stunning location, the love and the laughs that they all had as seen through the lens of Leon Costello.

Flowers and table decor was by Jill Wild who was amazing as always. She and her team worked really hard to get it all done early for them.

I hope you enjoy it!

The Everything Fun Wedding

Elina is so full of life! When we had our first consultation, she wanted everything for her Irish wedding to fiance Fil. From afternoon tea to a petting farm. Yes. Swear.

We had decor decor decor everywhere and every little touch you could imagine from decorated sugar cubes for the afternoon tea, balloons, a champagne bar to floral crown making stations. There was a personalized tatoo bar, a photobooth and a magician. Ooh, and maybe no petting zoo but there were donkeys and lots of cats, dogs and chickens at Roundwood House where the couple and their guests stayed. The wedding ceremony had Russian traditions to reflect the couple’s backgrounds and was held in the old barn followed by dinner in the library.

The cake was brought over from America as was most of the decor  and the whole wedding was gluten free for the weekend so our groom, Fil, would not be restricted to anything the whole weekend.

Talk about eclectic! To see what I mean, have a look at the stunning photos by IG Studio of this fun Russian- American destination Ireland Manor house wedding in a barn library dinner Alice in wonderland-esque day!

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All in all it was a great lively fun-filled day and Elina’s laugh rang through the property the whole day. That’s what makes all of the work worth it!

Thanks to Roundwood House for the help, the location and wonderful {ALL gluten free food} and to IG Photo Studios for the stunning pictures!

Great memories.


Fun Filled Family Day Full of Love

No one wants rain on their wedding day. Somehow though, a brief {but pretty heavy} shower of rain really united this entire wedding party even more than then they bond they already had.

The friends and family were all there for the joyous day when their daughter/sister/closest friend married the love of her life on Inish Beg Island in Cork.

Eimear and Julie were getting married.

As their friends and families huddled together to keep out of the rain, the ceremony started and each of the girls walked into the ceremony with her mother to applause and happy tears from their loved ones.

At that moment, as they walked nearer their loved ones to make their vows, the rain stopped and the sun opened up. it turned into a wonderful day full of love, fun, family and friends.

Living in Denmark, it was important for Eimear and Julie to have a great family gathering back in their childhood home of Ireland and for Julie had to be by the sea. Full stop so an island in west cork it was!

Nicholas Purcell photographed the day and I’m delighted to share the heartwarming and beautiful images here.

The girls knew a white wedding, and therefore white wedding dresses, wasn’t for them so in their own alternative style, both decided to wear elegant long black dresses to mark the day. It complimented them beautifully and they stood out from their crowd, as well as in the forest!

The couple led their guests to the Boathouse for their reception dinner where we had set up the room with fun botanic garden touches.  Live pots of herbs dotted the wooden picnic tables, blue cushions placed on each wooden folding garden chair. Guests poured their water glasses from real garden watering cans and blue and white tea towels were napkins. Plates of anti pasti were shared and passed along the tables and lots of laughter filled the room.

It was a touching loving day and I’m privileged to be a part of it. I got help with the look from Jill Wild Flowersmith {love Jill!}, the cakes which were most important to Eimear were from Diva Bakery .

Again a big thanks to Nicholas for the photos and congrats to Eimear and Julie. It was such a pleasure!

Fairy Tale Irish Castle Wedding

I’ve been lucky enough to know Kristen and Andrew for a good few years.

Kristen is a wedding and destination wedding photographer based in California and we worked together on a wedding photo shoot a good few years back see that here!}.

When the couple got engaged, they knew the only thing on their minds was an Irish Castle for their fairy tale wedding. They got in touch with me to help.

Her own style is elegant and very romantic. She is a fairy tale photographer so when she asked me to help plan her wedding in a castle in Ireland I knew everyone would be in for a treat!

Because of what she does she is a very visual person and knew the exact look she was going for so I’d be lying if I said I did the styling. My main contribution was helping with her Irish suppliers, some props, the set up and decorating and really making sure the day went smoothly. – which I think it did!

They rented an Irish castle for themselves and their families for the ceremony and reception {along with a scavenger hunt!} and the look was authentically romantic ethereal and beautiful just as she had planned.

Thanks for the amazing photos to Iris and Light!


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Congratulations again to Kristen and Andrew {and happy anniversary!} xx