Relaxed Lisnavagh House Wedding 1

Relaxed Lisnavagh House Wedding

Destination wedding at this dream Irish venue

Raya and Michael’s Lisnavagh House wedding in May was certainly a day to remember. This 19th century Tudor Gothic house in Co. Carlow became the perfect destination wedding venue for these guys who both hail from California. It’s also a wedding photographer's dream

 

Lisnavagh House Weddings

When Raya and her mother travelled to Ireland they spent five days searching for different wedding venues within 1.5 hours from Dublin. When she got to Lisnavagh, there was something magical about the place from the moment she drove in. The estate was both regal and beautiful but at the same time didn’t feel pretentious or overly formal. It was The Yew Walk that sealed the deal for her. The yew trees bow together to form an aisle. Just the thought of getting married in what looks like an enchanted forest solidified that this would be the perfect venue for them.

Outdoor Ceremony at The Yew Walk

Fast forward to the big day and it it wasn't long before Raya was making her way down The Yew Walk to marry her groom Michael! It really was a breathtaking scene beneath the trees with all the guests there to witness a beautiful ceremony. Michael’s Uncle was also the celebrant. 

The weather was great all day too and the guests loved the drinks reception on the lawn beside the house. It was a perfect touch before the dinner and dancing kicked off in the Garden Wing of the house. Check out when the couple entered the room and went straight into the Zaffa, a traditional Arabic wedding dance before dinner. It didn't take long before the whole room was dancing with them too, really setting the mood for the rest of the evening! 

 

If you are planning your Lisnavagh House wedding and would like some relaxed wedding photography too I’d love to hear from you. 

Credits

Venue – Lisnavagh House & Gardens

Wedding Planner Owl House Events

Florist – Soah Flowers

Catering  Andrew Holmes Catering

Videographer Luminaire Weddings

Cake Caroline Goulding Cake Design

Donuts The Rolling Donut

 


Trump Doonbeg Wedding Photographer 2

Trump Doonbeg Wedding Photographer

Doonbeg Wedding Photography

I’ve really been looking forward to sharing Hailey and Martin’s Trump Doonbeg wedding from the end of May last year. As a wedding photographer I am lucky enough to visit some amazing locations around Ireland and this one is right up there with the very best of them. Set against the rugged Atlantic Irish coastline in West Clare, Trump International Doonbeg is a dream wedding venue that offers a luxurious Irish experience for its guests. What a gem of a place to get married and this couple really knew how to throw a party!

 

Preparations at the cottages

The preparations started that morning at the gorgeous cottages in Doonbeg. That was also when I first met the couples dog “Archie” the Australian Labradoodle. This guy is adorable. He loved all the attention from the girls and even posed for a group shot on the bed!
Hailey is from the USA originally and kept with the tradition of having a rather large bridal party. I thought she was only joking when she first told me she had 12 bridesmaids at the pre wedding meeting, but she wasn't joking. I nearly spilled my tea!

Outdoor Wedding Reception

Martin and the lads hit the putting green and had a toast before heading off to the church in Kilrush. The couple skipped the traditional receiving line after the ceremony and gathered up the bridal party to head straight back to Doonbeg for some quick shots before the celebrations commenced. It was probably the only chance that I would get all 22 of them together for the whole day!

The wedding guests were treated to an outdoor reception on the dunes, overlooking the ocean. I decided to let the guys enjoy their wedding reception and we used the time when guests were being called for dinner to get some lovely, relaxed couples portraits.

Sunset at the Pavilion

The light filled pavilion that overlooks the links golf course which was the perfect setting for the dinner and speeches. Check out that beautiful golden light flooding the room during the emotional speeches. A good few guests even strolled out onto the dunes to witness an epic pink sunset after the cake cutting.
Archie the Aussie Labradoodle made another appearance just before the first dance with The Madisons on duty keeping the dance floor hopping till the wee hours.

 

 

If you're planning your Trump Doonbeg wedding and still looking for a photographer then I’d love to hear about your plans! 

 

Credits

Venue - Trump International Doonbeg

Florist - Anthesis Floral

Make Up - Essence Of Beauty

Hair Stylist - The Hive

Dress - Morille by Madeline Gardner from Dublin Bridal House

Bridesmaids Dresses - The Dessy Group from Bella Bridesmaids

Suits - Aston Formal Wear 

Stationary - Pink Champagne Designs

Cake - Cupcakes and Counting

Band - The Madisons