Castleknock Hotel | Priscila & Robert's wedding day...

Priscila & Robert’s wedding in the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin recently was a truly international affair. Priscila moved to Ireland a few years ago from Brazil where she met the love of her life, Robert (from Co. Monaghan).

Their wonderful wedding had family and friends from Brazil in great numbers. There were friends from everywhere from South America to Europe, all mingling and merging into one happy family to celebrate their wedding in Dublin.

Priscila’s family had little or no English but we all managed to communicate nicely and even shared a lot of laughs during the morning preparations and long in to the day and night.

The venue was perfect and the sun shone on us. Everything went perfectly and both Robert & Priscila were the relaxed and full of energy at the same time…which made my job easy!!

Here’s a small selection of the many photos from their big day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Joe

Ballintubbert House and Gardens | Eimear & Mark's wedding day...

I absolutely love this venue!! So when Mark & Eimear asked me to capture the photographs for their wedding here I was delighted.

Mark & Eimear both work in the Bloodstock industry and the horse racing community came out in force to celebrate with them in the beautiful setting of Ballintubbert House & Gardens (http://www.ballintubbert.com/).

As the sun shone down on the gleaming Bentley’s parked outside the Old house, I had to remind myself that I was still in Co. Laois.

Everything went so smoothly and when the ceremony started everyone made their way to the beautiful Fountain garden at the back of the house.

We took loads of amazing photographs all over the grounds before the happy couple took the party late into the night.

Here’s just a sample of some of the photos…

Midland's Park Hotel | Christine & James

Beautiful bride, Christine Farrell recently married her sweetheart James Shallot and I was there to photograph every minute of this brilliant wedding!!

I cannot think of two more kind, considerate and beautiful people. They are absolutely made for each other and it was a pleasure to be a part of their big day. Everything went perfectly, from the ceremony in the little chapel in the Heath, to the wonderful reception laid on in the Midland’s Park Hotel Portlaoise.

Jame’s seemed to me like he was a bag of nerves in the morning but soon got settled and loved every minute of it. Christine was so chilled and relaxed and she seemed to be soaking up every last moment.

The sun gods shone and we managed to get all the photos in good time so they didn’t miss any of the action with their guests back at the Hotel in Portlaoise.

Here’s just a snippet of the many photos we got that wonderful day. Hope you like.

Joe

Wedding feature on Mrs2be website.

Last November I had the pleasure of shooting Eamon and Maggie's wedding in the lovely Durrow Castle. I wrote a blog here on my site at the time but I was contacted recently by the wedding experts that are Mrs2be, and I'm delighted to say they wanted to run the wedding as a feature on their website. Follow the link below to have a look if you have the time please :).

Many thanks,

joe

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Mrs2be feature...

Eamon & Maggie Lennon's Durrow Castle wedding.

Castle Durrow | Eamon & Maggie's Autumn Wedding...

Castle Durrow (https://www.castledurrow.com/) is a beautiful place at any time of the year, but in Autumn it is just perfect. When Maggie and Eamon put their stamp on this wonderful wedding venue, they managed to make it even better! They prepared their wedding room by themselves in their own style. Beautiful candle jars sitting on staggered rustic logs, large weathered pine cones on old distressed books and wedding rings presented in a handmade Ashwood box on a nest of lush green moss.

My couple obviously put a lot of thought into creating a mood that set the tone for a lovely timeless wedding. The sun-gods were kind also and we managed to get some beautiful photographs in the soft evening light after the intimate ceremony. In between photos the happy couple showed their playful side and kick their way through every bunch of fallen leaves, as I struggled to keep up with them.

As the sun set I stole them away for a few final pics before they retired to the beautifully set dining room. Again, Maggie and Eamon went to great lengths to make this a meal to remember. Hopefully my photos do their style and creativity justice.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to browse.

Joe

Ballintubbert House & Gardens | Rory & Chantelle's Wedding...

This was the moment it all began..Rory proposed to Chantelle by surprise at Glenbarrow waterfall. We had planned it in such a way that Chantelle would not be suspicious. Chantelle, (being a beautiful part-time model) and I, had previously worked together on a few photoshoots so we tricked her to the location on that cold crisp December day. At just the right moment I made a retreat and Rory made his entrance to make the grand proposal. I had to use a long lens to get this pic and let them have their moment.

Fast forward to September 2016 and their lovely ceremony was in Mountmellick church followed by the reception at Ballintubbert House & Gardens (http://www.ballintubbert.com/).  

But the two soul-mates, Rory & Chantelle, were the cool stars of this wedding. I've had the pleasure of knowing both of them for a few years now. Their relationship, and they themselves, are a breath of fresh air. Happy, easy-going, fun and charming are words I'd use when describing them and the wonderful atmosphere they created in Ballintubbert. 

Ballintubbert house and gardens is such a beautiful place for a wedding. The gardens have evolved over the years and change completely with each new seasons. The gardeners (Lorraine & Tony) are a mind of information and willingly share their time and tell tales of the past characters who have previously lived in the house. Its historical owners include such famous people like Cecil Day-Lewis (poet Laureate and father of Daniel Day-Lewis) and the Actor John Hurt.

All their friends and family mingled and enjoyed the lovely surroundings in the late summer sunshine. I managed to steal them away for a walk around the many hidden gardens which also gave them a little time to take it all in..but these guys didn't need any help relaxing as they seemed to be completely at ease on the day, all day.!

Hope you get a sense of the magic day we all had.

joe