Luxury Winter Wedding

An Adare Manor wedding really is a sight to behold.  Having recently restored their Fairytale Castle in Ireland, the Adare Manor estate sits on 840 acres of parkland along the banks of the River Maigue.

From the moment I arrived through the door I knew this wedding was going to be something special. The attention to detail here is just incredible.  The elegant yet relaxed feeling throughout the whole castle set the scene perfectly for Carol and Daragh’s winter wedding just before Christmas.


Chasing The Winter Daylight

Wedding photographers in Ireland know all too well about the changeable weather conditions that we always have to be prepared for, especially at winter weddings.

The light starts to fade very early in December. With that in mind, Carol & Daragh decided to skip the receiving line after their wedding ceremony at the Holy Trinity Abbey Church and hopped into their classic Rolls Royce wedding car to be whisked back to Adare Manor in style. 

We wanted to make the most of the daylight while we still had it! This is something that I’ve seen a good few couples do recently at their winter weddings and I have to say it’s always paid off!

We were blessed with the mild temperature and the sun even came out and gave us some gorgeous light for some family pictures and couples portraits. 



The Grand Ballroom at Adare Manor

One of the highlight features of an Adare Manor wedding has to be the Grand Ballroom and the stunning grand sweeping staircase with all their massive chandeliers. It’s certainly a lavish and luxurious display. I can see why so many couples fall in love with it the moment they set their eyes on it.

The ballroom looked so amazing with all the candles lit just before they called the guests for the meal. I just had to get a shot of the just the couple in the middle of the room to really showcase the scene!


Festive Celebrations

After the dinner, Carol and fourteen of her friends and family, who are all seasoned performers, performed a medley of Christmas songs in the ballroom and within no time had everyone joining in on the festive celebration!  

After a couple of night shots outside and some shots in front of the famous giant Christmas tree in the lobby of Adare Manor it was straight back to the grand ballroom where their wedding band Harlequin took the party to another level until the small hours of the morning!



Thanks again to Julie and her incredible team @ Adare Manor. I cant wait to visit again real soon!



Venue – Adare Manor 

Planner – Julie Irwin @ Adare Manor

Florist – @harrisandwilkinson

Videographer – Hitched Films

Dress – Sophia Tolli 

Shoes – Pink Paradox London

Cake – Kalbarri Cookery

Hair – Margaret O’Connor

Makeup – Ellie Murphy

Wedding Car – Bentley Wedding

Band – Harlequin

Bridesmaids – Watters Bridesmaids

Suits – Aston Formal Wear


If you are planning an Adare Manor wedding and still looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you.