Galway Coast and Elegant Manor House Wedding

Erin and Ryan really wanted a seaside wedding for their wedding of family and friends in Ireland. They noted the Galway coast as their first choice for location. Immediately I thought of Screebe House in Connemara which is an elegant manor house perfect for a somewhat more intimate or family wedding.

This destination wedding was planned for about 70 guests and Erin and I planned for a relaxed but elegant day with clean botanical feel. Greens and whites, natural elements and textures surrounded the day as the outside surrounded the venue.

We also quickly decided that Egle from White Cat studio would be their perfect photographer. She was. Now you can see what the day was like. Thanks Egle!!



The invitation set was styled beautifully to reflect the clean elegant feel.


I love when a father sees his daughter for the first time all dressed and ready!


Once ready, Erin and Ryan had their first look with each other privately on the venues own pier

A bag piper HAD to be part of the plan as a nod to Ryan’s Scottish heritage.


We bused the guests in for the waterfront ceremony which was performed by the bride’s brother.


The couple headed out with Egle to the wilds of Connemara for their photo shoot. Gorgeous and snuggly in the rustic rugged scenery.

More thanks go to our other supporting suppliers, Madden’s florist, Goya’s Bakery, Sarah Duffy Makeup, Natalie O’Brien Hair , The Buachaill’s band had them dancing into the night and, of course, the staff at the beautiful Screebe House.

Family Fun in Glengariff

We nailed this intimate wedding. By ‘we’ I mean Tomasz Kornas who took the photos, the always amazing Jill Wild who did the flowers, Ruthanna was the MUA and then of course Mary Ellen and Drew our bride and groom along with their fun-loving, super supportive family and friends who attended this intimate destination wedding at the gorgeous traditionally Irish thatched cottage, Glengarriff Lodge.

It wasn’t the driest of days in Ireland but it was probably the happiest. The love and laughter is contagious and you could feel it all through the day.

Have a look here at a few snippets of family fun in Glengariff and be sure to notice the amazing expressions on everyone.

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Augh. Just the way they look at each other!!!

So delighted to be involved in Maryellen and Drew’s very special day.

Canadians in a Castle

Kristen and Trevor already had their venue booked when they contacted me. It was to be a spring  destination wedding in a castle with a barn reception and lots of their friends and families from Canada to join them!

Durhamstown Castle in Meath was the venue they chose and I was already very familiar with it have had weddings there before. The food is amazing, hospitality warm and welcoming and atmosphere relaxed and fun.

We planned for an outdoor wedding followed by drinks on the lawn and dinner in the barn.

The tone of the day was fun, fun and more fun! With the girls in navy and the guys in grey we met in the middle with tones of blue, sagey greens and drops of nude and blush.

Ash and Dan from Weddings by Butterfly captured the lightness and fun of the day!

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Sylvia from Bella Botanica did the flowers for us and was as full of laughs as usual on the day and Kristen and the girl’s hair and makeup was The Powder Room Girls  .

A fun sunshiny day was had by all!!

Lucky in Love Castle Wedding and Abbey Ruins

When you are lucky enough to be involved in something this beautiful you don’t even take credit for it. You just let it be what it was and feel happy to have been there.

Michelle and Gordon’s wedding day was one of those perfect of wedding days. Intimate with wonderful loving family, great lively friends, beautiful couple fully in love.

We even managed to dodge the showers on the day as the sun came out as if perfectly ordered just in time for their ceremony in the abbey ruins lovingly officiated by the bride’s sister.

I will have a blog post coming with gorgeous photos but had to share this too!

Michelle & Gordon // Huntington Castle Wedding Film Video from Dreamcatcher Films on Vimeo.

Location and setting was Huntington Castle, Michelle’s hair was done by Doireann  and Makeup from Making Faces Salon in Gorey.

The juicy colorful flowers were from Lamber de Bie , the super fun surprise cake was Kelly Lou and I guess you could say I brought all of these talented people together for Michelle and Gordon!

Love love love this one!!

 

 

Extra Special Irish Castle Destination Wedding

In my initial call with Reilly and Brandt, it was apparent that they were deeply in love and very kind people. When asked about the feeling they wanted for their Irish destination wedding Brandt simply said, ” It has to be extra special’.  That meant the location, the setting, the feeling and every moment of the day for the two of them and their families and friends who all travelled to Ireland for the wedding.

Immediately I thought of Luttrellstown Castle and showed them. They loved it. We did look at a few other options to make sure we weren’t overlooking anything else that was extra special but no, Luttrellstown Castle was it for them.

Then we started looking at churches. A Catholic ceremony was important to them, but again, the whole experience had to be considered. We looked at a lot of beautiful church in the Dublin area and settled on the stunning Newman University Church in Dublin city centre.

It played out to be a gorgeous day for this beautiful couple as you will see below in the photos by David Frain. 

 

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Our other amazing suppliers on the day were Kate Rose Crean doing Reilly’s makeup, Joanna Kelly did her hair,  Flowers were by Fleur Weddings, and the striking cake was Emily’s Pantry.

I was very lucky to be involved with such a special couple, beautiful day and fabulous suppliers!