Tankardstown Wedding Photographer

Shona and Stephen celebrated their wedding last year in the luxurious Tankardstown House. Having spent time with the couple for their engagement shoot, meeting them as their wedding photographer was just like catching up with old friends.

Pre-wedding preparations

The pre-wedding bridal preparations were helped by Alison McCabe working her magic with the ladies’ hairstyles and with make up by the talented Sarah Keary. Shona looked absolutely radiant when she appeared in her dress and striking bouquet in front of her parents for the first time. In Swords, when the groom and his groomsmen were all suited, booted and looking their best, they took a walk to Nealon’s bar for a pint or two of Guinness together before the ceremony.

Vintage transport and exploring

The couple hired a really cool vintage bus to transport their bridesmaids and guests in style between the church and the venue. Then for the couple’s portraits, we took off on foot, exploring the green house and gardens behind Tankardstown House where we got some romantic and intimate shots among the grapevines and pear trees.

Banter and craic

The wedding took place on the weekend of the GAA final between Dublin and Mayo. This made for some fun banter because the groom’s family is from Dublin while the bride’s is from Mayo. The speeches were great craic, especially when the father of the bride presented his new son-in-law with a Mayo shirt.

After the dinner, everyone headed out to draw shapes in the night sky with sparklers. Things then got livelier when wedding band, The Poor Boys took to the stage and got the crowd out strutting their stuff on the dancefloor.
Ray Yore recorded the day in video for the happy couple.

You can check out my images of Shona’s and Stephen’s big day below.


Ballybeg Wedding Photographer

On Saint Patrick’s Day I had the honour of being the wedding photographer at Sarah and Neil’s wedding in Ballybeg House. Ballybeg, with its intimate home from home setting in the Wicklow countryside, was the perfect location for the couple to enjoy a relaxed day with their family and friends as they celebrated their marriage.

Irish Themed Wedding

Considering the day that was in it, the pair opted for an elegant Irish-themed wedding with miniature Irish flags in black pudding crostini and shamrocks adorning the ceremony, reception, and even the groom’s boxer shorts and socks.

The preparations for the bridal party took place in Grouse Lodge, a secluded hidden treasure not far from the venue. There was lots of fun and laughter as make-up artist Fiona Hogan and Hair With Envy worked their magic getting the bride and her bridesmaids ready. In a wedding dress from Fiona Todhunter, Sarah was the epitome of the Irish colleen with a stunning floral crown, tulle cape and fluffy sandals.

The Celebrations

The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing in the Victorian-style marquee and, with a private shebeen on the property, the couple were able to sneak off for some alone time, and an obligatory pint of Guinness for St Paddy’s Day. The wedding flowers were provided by Tee from Pairs and Peaches, who also co-ordinated events on the day ensuring everything ran smoothly for Sarah, Neil, and all their guests.

All the action of the day was captured by videographer Keith Malone. I hope you enjoy my images from Sarah and Neil’s wedding day.


Bellingham Castle Wedding

It was fantastic being the wedding photographer at Michelle and Sebastian’s wedding in Bellingham Castle. This couple was so energetic and up for a laugh, and their fun, quirky and elegant wedding reflected their personalities perfectly. The castle and its estate made a magnificent backdrop for the couple’s portraits. In fact, two of my images from their wedding won awards from the IPPVA.

Sun for the stunning couple

As you can see, Michelle dazzled in her beautiful bespoke Edel Tuite dress while Sebastian looked very dapper in his suit. The groom and groomsmen all hail from Sweden with most making the journey here especially for the wedding. They were very fortunate on the day with the weather for this Irish wedding. The sun came out for the couple and their guests, so everyone could relax outside on the castle grounds.

Ireland hosts the Eurovision

Michelle had the idea to do a spot of Eurovision karaoke during the dinner, in light of the fact that they had quite an international guest list to entertain. A duet between the bride and her dad was one of the highlights from all the performances. At dusk, the bride and groom headed outside with their guests to release lanterns into the evening sky creating an incredibly romantic scene.

Moves like Michelle and Sebastian

The party livened up after with wedding band, Electric Avenue , taking to the stage. This couple and their guests really knew how to light up a dancefloor with some of the craziest and fun moves I’ve ever seen. The videographer on the day, Gerry Duffy, was there to record all the fun. See Michelle and Sebastian’s wedding for yourself in my images below.


Mount Druid Wedding

Doireann and Conor opted for a boutique wedding at Mount Druid as they wanted a relaxed alternative wedding day spent with their family and close friends. Mount Druid, as a venue, is a wedding photographer’s dream with its idyllic setting and knick knacks adorning every inch of the place.

The handsome couple do things their own way

Doireann looked amazing in her Freda McCormack dress which flowed beautifully over quirky, glittering bridal shoes. Her hair was expertly done by Kazumi and make up by Laura Kinney. Conor was sharply styled in a navy suit with a wine tie adding a fashionable pop of colour to his outfit.

The couple chose to meet alone in the gardens for their first look before the ceremony in the Tin Chapel. The chapel was tastefully decorated with colourful origami cranes and romantic flowers by A Room In Bloom. The groom’s family played traditional music during the ceremony and the guests had pokes of rose petal confetti to shower the couple with on their way from the altar as husband and wife.

A French Twist

The wedding party had pre-dinner drinks in the Boathouse followed by a buffet dinner in the Barn. Doireann named each of the tables after a place from a book and used old book pages pieced together as table runners. As the couple had met in France, they included some French elements to their menu as a nod to their first encounter. Guests could enjoy some kir royale, biscuit rose de Reim, café gourmand, macarons along with other treats like a variety of delicious cupcakes. The wedding cake was very unique. Made up of different cheeses, it was the main feature of a cheese table for the guests to nibble on. After the appetites were sated, entertainment was provided by wedding band, The Beat Boutique, who got the party going with their lively and eclectic mix of music.

You can take a look at my images of Doireann and Conor’s wedding below.


Aoife + Francis - Destination Wedding Ireland

I loved being the wedding photographer at Aoife and Francis’ wedding in Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway. The couple lives in the USA but came home to Ireland to get married.

A dip and some gardening to start the day

On the morning of the wedding, Francis and his groomsmen braved the weather and cold water to jump off the pier at Salthill before having breakfast and getting suited. Aoife and her bridal party had a relaxed and fun morning getting ready at her parent’s home with hair stylist, Collette Costello and make-up artist, Fiona taking care of everyone’s beauty needs. To mark the day of the wedding, the bride and her parents headed outside before getting dressed to plant a rose bush in the garden of their family home – a beautiful symbol of the couple’s love.

Creative style

Aoife’s dad, who is a talented artist, designed the invitations and order of service cards for the wedding. The ceremony took place in the magnificent Galway Cathedral which was decorated with flowers by Ardilaun Creations. After the service, the couple took off in style in a sporty blue Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

Back to where it all began

Because the couple met while studying at NUIG they thought it fitting that we should take some couple’s portraits at the Quadrangle Building of the university where they spent a lot of their early days together. The stunning building covered in bright red ivy provided an amazing backdrop.

The meal was followed by traditional music and Irish dancing by the bridesmaids. Then wedding band, the Bentley Boys, took to the stage, getting everyone up on the floor to dance the night away.

The videographer capturing all the action on the day was Berg and Giles.

You can have a look below at the gorgeous images from Aoife and Francis’ wedding.


Millhouse Wedding Photography

Aisling and David’s wedding in The Millhouse on the banks of the River Boyne in Slane was a gorgeous event at which to be wedding photographer. The couple gave me free reign for the day to be as creative as I wanted, which got some truly amazing results.

Pre-wedding at the manor

The preparations for the day took place in the stunning Georgian Manor House. Nicola Dooley came to do the bridal party’s hair and Grainne Kaneswaran was in charge of make-up. Aisling shone in a beautiful, elegant dress from deStafford.

Exquisite industrial space

The ceremony took place in the Old Mill. I loved the warehouse style of the building with its exposed bricks and open-beamed ceilings. The gospel choir performed upbeat and joyful songs reflecting the happy occasion. The celebrants of the service were two of David’s aunts, which added that extra-special, personal element to the wedding ceremony.

A touch of decadence

The wedding banquet took place in the Manor House under a romantic ceiling of light and lace with funny and emotional speeches delivered by the Aisling and David’s nearest and dearest. After the reception the couple and their guests indulged in a cigar and port reception followed by sparklers in the fairy-lit orchard before the first dance. The night’s entertainment was provided by wedding band, the Bentley Boys, who brought the energy up a notch, filling the dancefloor with bride, groom and all their guests.  The videographer recording all the craic on the day was Ray Yore.

You can see the images I captured of Aisling and David’s wedding below.