Bright Irish Castle Wedding

We saw a lot of venues and locations for Caitlin and John Paul. They were discerning {as they should be!} and knew that they would know the spot when they saw it. They saw it and knew. Knappogue Castle. That was the spot for them and their Irish destination wedding. It is imposing and impressive with beautiful gardens and lawns so was the perfect setting for their bright spring wedding in the gardens.

We bused all of the 33 guests to the castle for the outdoor ceremony in glorious June sunshine. {Hmmm, I seem to get a lot of sunshiny weddings!} Luckily we had Johannes Roux on hand to take the photos.

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Irish castle wedding venue

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Irish castle wedding

Irish castle gardens

The grey and fresh bright yellow color scheme worked fabulously with the blooming gardens and limestone castle.

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Ireland outdoor wedding ceremony

The bride and her ladies arrived and did a quick freshen up inside the castle before the ceremony which proved perfect as an extra photo op.

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Yellow bridesmaids dresses

The couple had a Spiritual Ceremony out in the manicured gardens in the shadow of the castle.

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Knappogue Castle wedding

Knappogue Castle wedding

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A solo Irish piper, Mickey Dunne, took care of all of the music.

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After a wedding ceremony at an Irish castle, where else would you go but the pub? Vaughan’s Pub and Ceili barn was the only spot for them.

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Flowers and rustic wood slices from West Clare Flowers kept the relaxed happy atmosphere inside the barn and desserts by Yvonne from Celtic Cakes tempted everyone from the start.

simple yellow wedding flowers

bright yellow wedding dessert table

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flowers on wood slices

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bright yellow bridal bouquet

Irish barn wedding venue

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After a yummy dinner and those beautiful desserts, it was time for an ole knees up. The formal first dances, followed by some Irish dancing lessons for everyone and a ceili.

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The Kelly sisters, our bride and bridesmaids, weren’t shy about pulling upon their childhood Irish dancing lessons and did a few jigs to entertain everyone.

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JP_140623_223516-1The dancing and merriment went well into the night.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped me with this special day for Caitlin and John Paul and especially to Johannes for letting me share the photos!

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