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! 



VenueTrump International Doonbeg

FloristAnthesis Floral

Make UpEssence Of Beauty

Hair StylistThe Hive

Dress – Morille by Madeline Gardner from Dublin Bridal House

Bridesmaids Dresses – The Dessy Group from Bella Bridesmaids

SuitsAston Formal Wear 

StationaryPink Champagne Designs

CakeCupcakes and Counting

BandThe Madisons