MARIA & SEAN
Maria & Sean’s wedding was one of my favourite weddings from 2018. It was my first time shooting in Tankardstown House and I fell it love with it instantly - the grounds are simply stunning and offer so many photo opportunity and it is both gorgeous outside and inside. Maria & Sean were such a lovely couple and I had great fun in the morning photographing the preparations with Maria her 4 bridesmaids and her Mum, using my fly on the wall approach, trying to capture all the little moments without being intrusive. Maria looked simply gorgeous in her dress from Beau Bride and so did her bridesmaids in their rose gold sparkling dresses. Thumbs up to JoFace for the makeup and to Gillian for the hair, they both did a flawless job. I also went down to Sean while himself and his groomsmen were getting ready - they all looked very dapper! The ceremony was in Rathfeigh Church which is such a cute little yet bright church with beautiful grounds. I loved the blue car Maria & Sean chose from Cassidy Chauffeurs and all the little touches of the the vintage décor by Edel from Vintage Affair - outside and inside the church and also at Tankardstown House, it was just perfect. Being a mid-November wedding there was no time to lose to get photos taken outdoors in natural light, in the walled garden and on the grounds and we finished just on time, enjoying a beautiful golden light before sunset. As for the bouquets, what can I say, they were just fab, a great mix of colours and textures with a wild touch! Theresa from Petite Fleurs is so talented so that was no surprise. The cake from Scrummy Yummy Cakes looked so pretty and delicious. At the reception, all the guests were having fun, spread out in the beautiful rooms, with Christmas decorations. The orangery where the dinner took place is a spectacular bright room with a glass roof and was exquisitely decorated. Keith O’Connell on his piano provided lovely music and singing during the reception. The speeches were quite emotional and as you can see in the photos, there were a few tears as well as much laughter. Then it was party time! The amazing Top of the Popz got everyone dancing and the dance floor was packed. It truly was a great day and I left with a big smile on my face.