Tinakilly House Wedding

Tinakilly House Wedding


Tinakilly Country House Wedding by DKPHOTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY




Tinakilly House Wedding

As a wedding photographer, I spend my weeks travelling all around Ireland and I get to experience so many of the wonderful wedding venues that Ireland has to offer. Most recently, I visited Tinakilly Country House and Gardens and I was really impressed with this stunning venue. I wanted to add this to the many venues that I have highly recommended for my brides and grooms here on my blog.




Wicklow Wedding Venue

If you have always dreamed of having your wedding reception surrounded by old world charm then you HAVE to consider this beautiful 4-star manor house when you are searching for the perfect wedding venue for your wedding day.
A short drive from Dublin, Tinakilly Country House and Gardens has a breath-taking entrance. Old oak trees line the road as you make your way towards the old manor house. Stunning gardens surround the property and this venue is all set to the backdrop of incredible views over the Irish Sea. It’s not often that you get so many options for your wedding day photographs!


Your Wedding Your Way!

After I spend the morning with my beautiful bride, I love to photograph the guests arriving for the ceremony. I watched the wedding guests walk through into Tinakilly’s front hall. It boasts a double high ceiling, a picture-perfect staircase and a baby grand piano which excited so many of the guests.


Here Comes the Bride

The wedding ceremony took place in the Halpin Suite in front of bright and beautiful French
doors which filled the room with natural light. Ideal for your wedding photographs as you become husband and wife!



Picture Perfect Wedding Venue

Traditional family and bridal party portraits are always important on your wedding day and Tinakilly Country House and Gardens has the most spectacular entrance to gather everyone together. Green sculpted hedges and potted plants make their way towards the doorway. Impressive pillars form an archway surrounding the front door and act as a stunning frame for these photographs. But this is just one of the many options you have to choose from at Tinakilly Country House and Gardens.


Mr and Mrs!

For the bride and groom’s photo shoot, Tinakilly Country House and Gardens is a wedding photographer’s dream destination! The sculpted gardens, pathways, stone steps and woodlands all offer wonderful locations for the bride and groom to share a few moments alone together that are picture perfect.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Tinakilly Country House and Gardens boasts a new luxurious 'Great Eastern' Pavilion to host your wedding guests for dinner and dancing. Beautiful chandeliers hang in the middle of flowing drapery that dress the room from ceiling to floor. Fairy lights twinkle across the room and the views from this side of the estate are of the Irish Sea.

After Dark

As the sun sets the room glows with golden lights and there is a wonderful intimacy in this space as the party continues on your wedding night.
After dark there are some fantastic ideas for your wedding photographs if you have the right venue. Tinakilly Country House and Gardens has a walk way that is lined in outdoor lights that allows for a lovely moment to be captured of the bride and groom.

Evening photos

Darkness into Light!

Bringing all your guests together to surround you with sparklers is a wonderful idea that photographs really well and can have a serious WOW factor!
If you are interested in using sparklers on your wedding day I have all the tips you need here on my Bride Guide Blog - https://www.dkphoto.ie/bride-guide-wedding-blog/sparklers-wedding-photos/

Tinakilly Country House and Gardens

For more information on this impressive venue visit the website - https://tinakilly.ie/




Happy Wedding Planning!

I hope you have enjoyed my recommendation of this Irish wedding venue. I know how difficult and overwhelming it can be in finding the perfect wedding venue for your big day. I have more venues reviewed and recommended on my Blog so you can click here to read more from my experiences – https://www.dkphoto.ie/bride-guide-wedding-blog/

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Lyrath Estate Wedding Country House Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate Wedding Country House Kilkenny | E& T

Lyrath Estate Wedding Country House Kilkenny by DKPHOTO





The 29th of June brought me to Lyrath Estate Country House - Kilkenny to meet with Emma and Tommy on their wedding day. The celebrations were well under way as I joined Emma in her home and there was excitement in the air as we headed for The Church of Assumption, The Rower, Kilkenny.

Emma and Tommy were the pictures of happiness as they exchanged their vows and were quick to get into party mode at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny.


Weddings in Kilkenny and Lyrath Estate


I have attended many weddings in Kilkenny and Lyrath Estate is one of my favourite wedding venues. The manor house of Lyrath Estate oozes old world character. The façade of the old house is covered in greenery and as the sun shone on this magnificent house, I knew that my camera would be very happy, no matter what direction I pointed the camera’s lens.


The arched windows and doorways framed the bride and groom beautifully as they arrived for the drinks reception and the impressive grounds created the perfect backdrop for the bridal party photographs.


Enjoy some magic moments away from the crowd - Lyrath Estate

I always encourage my brides and grooms to spend some time together on their wedding day to talk through all that has happened so far in the day and to enjoy some magic moments away from the crowd. Emma and Tommy enjoyed a walk together on the grounds of the Lyrath Estate and I was able to capture some fantastic photographs of them as they talked and laughed together. There are so many options to create wedding day photographs at Lyrath Estate. That is one of the reasons why I love this wedding venue so much! There’s a picture-perfect moment around every corner.


Emma had chosen some wildflowers in her bouquet and garlands for the bridesmaids to wear, so it seemed very fitting to take some of their wedding pictures out in mother nature. The sun shone for us and the grounds at Lyrath Estate are simply stunning.


Wedding flowers Kilkenny

As thoughts turned to the party we made our way to the stylish function room of Lyrath Estate, where the drapery, centrepieces and fresh flowers all complimented the finishing touches that Emma had added to the tables. The room looked amazing!


Lyrath Estate - The room looked amazing!

Lyrath Estate The room looked amazing!


It was a privilege to share in the celebrations with Emma, Tommy and all of their family and friends. They laughed and smiled all day long and they were a joy to photograph.

Lyrath Estate Wedding Country House Kilkenny

Here are some of the fabulous pictures from their wedding day at Lyrath Estate.

If you want to find out more information about having your wedding day at Lyrath Estate then click here:

I hope to talk to you soon about your wedding day and please have a look at my blog posts for tips and advice on choosing the perfect wedding venue and the perfect wedding photographer for your special wedding day.



Few links - they can help planning Your wedding:

How to choose right wedding photographer?

How to plan stress free wedding?

Average price for wedding photographer


Videographer Emma - https://www.edithouse.ie/



Segrave Barns Dunany Wedding

Segrave Barns Dunany. Barn Wedding Ireland

Segrave Barns Dunany. It is one of the best new wedding venues in Ireland.
The Quest for an Alternative Wedding Venue
Your Wedding Your Way!

Segrave Barns Dunany Wedding




So many of Brides and Grooms have said to me how important it was for them to feel like their wedding day was different and unique to them. That they wanted something different. That they wanted their wedding guests to be excited by their venue and their approach to their wedding day.

Finding an alternative wedding venue is no easy task! You may want to have a rave barn wedding in Ireland but where can you find a barn that merges a relaxed barn vibe with an elegant twist?!


Dreaming of a Barn Wedding in Ireland?

Well I have just come back from an AMAZING barn style wedding in Ireland and in my opinion, it is one of the best new wedding venues that Ireland has to offer, if you are looking for an informal feeling on your wedding day without loosing out on style and simple elegance.

It’s called Seagrave Barns and it is located in Dunany, Co. Louth. It’s just an amazing alternative wedding venue.

From the moment I saw the beautiful barn set beside the seashore, I knew that I had to let my future Brides and Grooms know about this fantastic alternative venue.

You can have an intimate ceremony in the neighbouring woodlands, your wedding reception in the beautiful barn, and your evening wedding day photographs with fairy lights. It’s picture perfect and a hidden gem for wedding day couples looking for a wedding venue that has the WOW factor but is a little bit different!

When you step into Segrave Barns it will far exceed your expectations. A beautiful chandelier twinkles soft lighting across the room and they have skilfully hung bunting and drapery to give the space a festive feeling.

Wildflower centrepieces set onto discs of cut timber creates a beautiful rustic feeling and the fairy lights and tea lights that flickers across the room really gives the space a sense of romance.


Seeing the Segrave Barns

fill up with friends and family as the wedding day celebrations take off makes this space incredibly special and a real contender for any wedding day couples who really want something new and exciting.

To top it off as the perfect Barn Wedding destination…. There are donkeys living on the site!!! For anyone that is an animal lover these incredible animals really add that extra special moment to your wedding day venue.

Back to the romance now and the Segrave Barn is set close to a lovely beach for your private wedding day photographs to be taken. I love how quiet and private this location is. It’s very special and it’s lovely for me as a wedding photographer to see my Bride and Groom enjoy some special moments together on their wedding day. On this stunning beach it’s so easy for them to enjoy the celebrations of becoming husband and wife and forgetting that I am there to capture these magic moments.


The Ash Tree Barn right

beside the Segrave Barns offers the perfect location for the Bridal Party to get ready for the big day the night before or to entertain your wedding day guests as the party continues into the second day.

The mature garden has a built in BBQ in the shed which makes for the perfect party location on day and the brickwork of the building itself is stunning to look at as part of the Barn Wedding Theme.


If you want to find out more about this exciting new alternative wedding venue in Ireland just click on the links below:


Enjoy our wedding day planning!


If You are planning Your wedding those links can help planning Your perfect wedding  a loooot  :) :


How to plan stress free wedding?

How to choose a right wedding photographer?

Lyrath Estate - Amazing Wedding photos!


Seagrave Barn Wedding


Stress free wedding

How to Plan stress free wedding?



How to Plan stress-free wedding? Tips from Wedding Photographer



Everyone is dreaming about their perfect, stress-free wedding day. Everyone wants to have a superb day, amazing wedding photos and most importantly - GREAT MEMORIES!

I will share with you a few tips, as after working on hundreds of weddings, I have seen it all :)



First and foremost – Let me underline that this is my private opinion, based on my experience and everyone can have a different opinion.





  • Hire A Professional

Everyone who works at weddings knows that the bride and groom can have a perfect plan, but too many people can get involved. Plans are fantastic but you need to be very flexible and relaxed if something does not go according to the plan.

Experienced wedding photographers have always got an emergency plan A B and C in the back of their mind :)

Having an experienced professional alongside you, who knows how the timeline of a wedding day works is very important.



How to choose right wedding photographer?



So, the million-dollar question…. How do You plan a stress-free wedding????????

How to Plan a stress-free wedding?



Firstly, I recommend that you book a wedding photographer with experience who specialises in wedding photography - not sport, fashion, studio photographer or a trusted friend. A professional wedding photographer.


There is no magic - A good wedding photographer will cost money, but remember you are not just paying for the photographs. I will discuss this in more detail later.


  • Morning preparations:

Prepare yourself the day before. Get your overnight bags packed and have a check list to ensure that you have everything that you need, right down to the last hair grip! Ask your bridesmaids to lend a hand. Two and three heads are better than one when it comes down to the little details.

If you are staying at the family home in the morning have a list of what you need to bring with you ready to go. Anything that can be packed into the cars the night before should already be attended to so you only need to worry about your overnight bag and what you need throughout your wedding day.

Your bridesmaids are there to help. Have them take charge of your handbag/makeup bag for the day of. I always recommend a small emergency wedding day bag packed with a sewing kit, mints, tissues, hairgrips, plasters, nail file and safety pins. Anything that you might need if something were to go wrong, last minute!

If you need to travel to a different location on your wedding day have everything that can be packed in advance, ready to go the night before.


  • Makeup, Hairdresser location

Plan where you will have your makeup and hair done on the morning of your wedding. The best place to set up is where you have the most natural light! The bigger the windows around you the better! If possible switch off all lights and use only natural light from the windows. That will ensure that you have the best skin tone for the day ahead.

Remember your wedding photographer will be taking lots of photographs of you getting ready so keep this space as clean as possible as the backgrounds will be in your photos!


I have often heard the make-up artists wanting to leave the bride until last so that her make up is the freshest. Please don’t agree to do this. It’s best to have your makeup and hair done before one or two of the Bridesmaids - if there are more than 2 or 3 Bridesmaids. 


TRUST ME - You don't want all Your morning photos without any makeup....




I asked a few suppliers that I have worked alongside for some tips as well:



Ann Marie Doherty Makeup:

I never leave the bride until last unless I’m way ahead of schedule. If I have five for makeup for example I like to take the bride in the middle. Perhaps third. Nobody really feels comfortable answering a door to the florist/videographer/photographer without makeup on especially the bride!!

If you wait until last it stresses the bride out too much as people are pulling her away out of the makeup chair to check flowers that are arriving or other bits and pieces and she’s actually needing her time to not feel rushed, stressed or distracted!

So, when the hair is set she’s free for me then for makeup then usually Hair is perfected or styled. I find this is by far the best for my brides and I usually chat to them at the trial stage as to how the morning works.



Notes from Hairdresser Denise Bray:

Try at least 2 styles at your trial. I don’t recommend that the Bride goes last for hair or make up as you will need that time at the end for photos, flowers arriving, neighbours arriving etc

When you’re planning your morning time wise always factor in bridesmaids’ dresses i.e. wrap
take a good while to get right.

Your hairstylist will check everyone over before they leave and do any necessary touch ups

Your hairstylist should clip the veil in securely after your dressed and show the bridesmaids how to take it out.
And lastly- enjoy your morning, it’s so much fun getting pampered


You will feel less stressed as you are ready to go and there is no panic setting in that you are running out of time. Plus, if you wanted to make any changes to your look you have lots of time to do so.

On top of all of that, you will feel a lot happier to have more photographs taken after you have had your hair and make-up done. This allows the photographer more time to take some special moments of you enjoying the morning with your friends and family :)



  • Bridesmaids - You are not alone. :)

Be sure that the Bridesmaids help you with the small things. Everyone will need something from you so be sure to have the Bridesmaids help out. That will take a lot of stress away from you and that’s why they are there with you on the morning.

Be sure that the Bridesmaids are close to you until you finish all of your photos with them and with family! Your Bridesmaids need to be around to help you with everything – Fixing your veil, fixing your makeup, helping to organize the family photos as the photographer will not know your family!

Arranging the family photos can be a minefield so I have gone into more detail on this here:

Family photos on wedding day




  • The Dress!

If your ceremony is at 1pm and the Church is 5minutes from your home - be sure that the photographer and videographer can leave your house around 30 minutes before the Mass is scheduled to start. In this case at 12.25pm

In this timeline I would love to see the Bride in her dress at around 12pm to give us a full 30min to take some beautiful photographs of the first moments the Bride has in her wedding dress with her friends, parents and family.

I recommend that the Bridesmaids get dressed just before you so that they are ready to help you. If things run a little late then, you can have one or two Bridesmaids in dresses or your Mum to help you with your dress.

Be sure that your Bridesmaids are by your side to help you with everything on the day!

If it’s a city centre wedding - Dublin, Galway or Cork - leave even more time for the videographer and photographer to reach the Church as you don’t want your videographer and photographer to be late arriving due to traffic or parking etc.


  • Family first!!!

First and most important read that blog post about family photos - Family photos on wedding day

If you would like to have a photograph of your Dad seeing you for the first time in your dress, be sure to ask him to be dressed at around 12pm as well. This will ensure that you have this photograph captured before photographer leaves for the Church.

If you would like a photograph of all of your family seeing you in your dress, then they all need to be ready at 12pm.


And now for the moments that can cause MAJOR Stress!!!


Top tip - Less is More on Your Wedding Day



The reason is very simple: people are running up and down trying to pack cars.

"Where are my keys?"
“Where is my bag?"
“I can’t find my phone!” etc. etc.

In the middle of all of this hustle and bustle, it is NOT a good idea to take family photos. They never look good as everyone is a little bit anxious and wound up to get out the door on time.

Plus, you will want to have your veil and wedding dress looking fresh and picture perfect when you are walking into the Church.

You don't want to have grass stains, mud, dog poo (!!!) or any wet stains getting anywhere near your dress before the wedding ceremony!

I have seen this a few times. The dress has gotten wet or dirty before the Mass because you wanted to take the photos outside the house before Mass to save time later in the day – It’s not worth it. Please try to avoid that stress!


  • We Are Family!

IF photos at the house are a MUST - MUST - MUST - be prepared well before with all the family present and ready to go!

After a few hundred weddings at this stage, I can promise you that the same thing happens over and over again. We lose 10minutes as someone is missing!

Losing those precious minutes puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the Bride. I strongly recommend returning to the house after the ceremony if having this location in your wedding photographs is very important to you.



Top Tip:
Take your family photos once. After the mass or ceremony, not before- it will save You a lot of time and You can relax and enjoy Your wedding day !


  • Going to the Chapel!!!

The reason for having the photographer and videographer arriving to the Church so early is very simple. You want to allow time for them to take photos of your guests arriving and with the groom greeting guests.

The videographer can get set up to the sound system and there will be time to say hello and chat with your Priest.

This time is very important for us and again, it can have an impact on your photos. You don’t want to have your wedding photographer or videographer arriving late  to the Church because of traffic or because they hadn’t time to find a parking place!


Be in your wedding dress at around 30 minutes before the wedding ceremony and then add in your travel time.

Then you will have allowed time to get photos of you putting on your dress, Dad sees You for the first time and also allowing time for your videographer and photographer to arrive to the Church.



  • And Relax….

A relaxed Bride with a real smile is picture perfect.
Be as relaxed with your photographer as possible.
I know it's a stressful day but it’s also a very very happy day with so much to smile about!!!

Smile during the ceremony and enjoy each moment as it comes. You can cry! Happy tears are a photographer’s dream as they create beautifully intimate photos!



Try not to stress about the small things - They really don’t matter.


You need to be sure and stress free that you have picked the best wedding photographer and videographer for you. Getting this important part of the day right, will have a BIG impact on your wedding day experience.



  • Good Stress Vs. Bad Stress

So-called "good stress," or what psychologists refer to as "eustress," is the type of stress we feel when we feel excited. Our pulse quickens, our hormones change, but there is no threat or fear. We feel this type of stress when we ride a roller coaster, go for a promotion, or go on a first date. There are many triggers for this good stress, and it keeps us feeling alive and excited about life! This is the only type of stress that I want for you on your wedding day. You can read more on this topic here:



  • Honesty is the Best Policy

BE HONEST with your wedding photographer.

Do not send him or her a list of 300 photos that you found on Pinterest. Check your wedding photographer’s portfolio as he or she will bring their talent to your wedding. Trying to recreate something from Pinterest is a recipe for disaster and disappointment.

Be sure that you love your photographer’s photos and that you trust in your photographer’s talent. If you can’t trust your wedding photographer then you should book someone else.

Having said that, make sure that you tell the photographer what is important for your wedding day photographs.

I have gone through this process in great detail here:


List of photographs for Your wedding photographer?



  • Here Comes the Bride!


Top Tip:
Walk slowly, walk slowly, walk slowly!!!



Walking Bride

Take a moment to see you guests and smile as you take it all in. Chat with your Dad or look at your Groom - but do not look at the camera during the Ceremony. It’s your photographer’s job to find you. You don’t need to find your wedding photographer!

The ceremony is between you and your future husband or wife. Enjoy the ceremony and be happy together at this very special time. Look at your Groom. Look at your Bride. Hold hands in the Church. Forget about holding the mass booklet!

The most beautiful photograph’s that I have captured during the wedding ceremony are always the private and meaningful moments between a couple. They cannot be posed for. They are the natural interactions and loving moments between the Bride and Groom and they are just magic!


  • The Bride’s Squad!

Remind your Bridesmaids that they need to keep as much distance from each other as possible! One at the time, coming up the aisle is best!!! That will give your photographer a chance to take a photo of each of the Bridesmaids in turn.

Wait for the aisle to be completely clear for your moment to walk up the aisle. This allows the wedding photographer to get the best photographs possible of this very special moment.


Planning Stress free wedding

  • Ban the Mass Booklet!

Top Tip:
Please if at all possible, do not use your booklet during the Mass. I have so many reasons for asking this:


- You will not have spare hands to hold.
- You will not look at your guests reading
- You will not look at each other!
- Possibly, all of your photos in the church will be you looking into a booklet

If you have any prayers to read - read a prayer and put down the booklet - Hold hands with your new Wife/Husband :)

Rustic wedding Ireland


  • Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

Every Bride and Groom will tell you that their Wedding Day is too short! Everything happens so quickly and the day flies by in a whirlwind of emotion and excitement!

This is why it is so important to have the planning in place and why I recommend one location for your wedding photographs!

It’s better to go to one place that gives you lots of options than to try and include two or more locations. You are losing time travelling to each location and getting set up there.

If you would like romantic moments captured of the two of you - I always prefer to be with the Bride and Groom without the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. When you are by yourself and having time together to talk about the ceremony and how your mornings went before the ceremony, those moments together are more intimate and natural and the photographs are far better.


Wedding photographer tips

To achieve this, it’s better to take your photos with the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen first and then send them away to the hotel to get your guests ready for your arrival. You will have some time to relax then to capture these lovely moments in your photographs.


TOP TIP:  One location for your wedding photos is always the best option!


In my next blog post I will write about how to choose the best location for your photos! :)


In the end, it’s YOUR DAY and YOUR DECISION. These are only a few tips from my experience as a wedding photographer and from the wedding suppliers that I have worked with :)


Wedding location Ireland





How to choose right wedding photographer?


AND LASTLY – Remember that all of this timing and planning can be done by your real-life professional wedding photographer on your wedding day - if he or she knows what they are doing!

Then you will feel in safe hands and you will have a stress-free day.

That is why I explained at the beginning - You are not only paying for photographs when you book someone to take your wedding photos. You are also paying for the experience, and you have to be happy and relaxed knowing that your photographer will help you to enjoy your wedding day.


Top Tip - When you are planning your wedding ceremony, have it as early as possible (especially in the Winter when the sun sets so early)

4 pm - there is no daylight!



Having an earlier ceremony ensures that you have enough time after the ceremony for the photographs and so that you can enjoy the drinks reception with your family and friends.



  • The Budget!

The most important questions to answer when you are planning your wedding budget:



How much would you pay for amazing memories?




Would you risk giving control of your wedding day to someone who has very little experience but who is four or five hundred euros cheaper???

500 euros is a very small saving to make when you look at the grand scheme of the budget when you want to have your best day ever!

Plus the photographs and the videos will be all that you have left after your day is over. Cut the budget in areas where people may not even notice. Table favours. A candy table. A chocolate fountain! Are those things really necessary?

I’m writing this as I’m planning my own wedding on 1 June 2019 and I’m on the same side as you.

I’m the Groom to be and my future Bride and I are looking for suppliers and getting quotes and thinking about the budget, but we are spending more on what we feel are the most important things to treasure our wedding day memories forever.


  • Costly Savings

Before the wedding, people think about the Budget. I completely understand that the costs mount up and it can become so overwhelming. You look for places to cut the costs absolutely everywhere.

But wouldn’t you be devastated if after your wedding day you realised that the photographer that was cheaper didn’t do a good job?


TOP TIP: After the wedding, it’s too late to fix this problem. People are willing to pay a lot more to fix this problem but it’s impossible to recreate the moments you shared on your wedding day.
You can’t change your memories and you can’t fake your photos.

Save some money in other places but book someone that you know you can trust.


Choosing a photographer is not only about choosing someone who will take your wedding day photographs. It's also about finding the right person to share the most important day of your life with.

Choosing the right person will add to your wedding day experience, It's not just about the photos.

How much would you pay for amazing memories?



I hope my tips will help you and most importantly - ENJOY YOUR WEDDING PLANNING!!!

Wedding photographer Ireland

You can see more tips on my Bride Guide Wedding Blog :

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Ballybeg House Spring Wedding

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Ballybeg House Spring Wedding , Co. Wicklow by DKPHOTO




Ballybeg House Spring Wedding - I marked the end of Spring this year with a wonderful couple, Susan and Tom. They celebrated their wedding day in Ballybeg House in Co. Wicklow. A beautiful location.

From the moment I arrived into the grounds and gardens at Ballybeg House, I could sense the excitement in the air. Susan and Tom were so relaxed and the theme of their morning was fun and laughter! It’s great to see a couple so relaxed and happy as they prepare to exchange their wedding day vows.

Susan was busy getting ready with her bridesmaids and the champagne was popping as I arrived. Blending into the background, I got to capture her preparations, the beautiful details of her dress and accessories and the reaction of her family and friends as she transformed into a stunning bride.

I met the groom chilling out in the outdoor hot tub! He was enjoying a sip of Paddy Powers with his family and friends. What a way to salute the start of an amazing day!
They had an intimate wedding in the medieval ceremony room. Its rustic stonework, stained glass windows and open fires make it a very romantic space. A beautiful location to become man and wife, in front of the people that you love the most in the world.

From there, we got to enjoy the incredible grounds of Ballybeg House. The rustic shebeen was the perfect location to capture some romantic moments for Susan and Tom. The rugged brick, aged gateways and archways created a beautiful backdrop to make their wedding day photo shoot unique to them. It reflected their vision for their wedding day.

Stepping into Susan and Toms Victorian Marquee was breath taking. The interior of the marquee has a distinct Victorian style, complete with lace curtains, draped ceilings, chandeliers and a beautiful wooden floor. Susan and Tom put so much work into the finishing touches. I love looking for the prefect photographs to capture all the effort that went into making their wedding day banquet so special.

Susan and Tom had a lovely idea of having their guests surround them with sparklers when the sun had set. It was great fun to capture this for such an incredible couple. It was the perfect way to celebrate the wonderful spark between this special couple.
Thank you, Susan and Tom, for allowing me to be part of your wonderful wedding day.



Ballybeg House  Wedding Photographer: DKPHOTO


We met...

through the surf club Trinity college, on a night out in the pav at the start of 3rd year


Our proposal... 

tom proposed under he beautiful Stari Most bridge in Mostar, Bosnia when we were travelling around Bosnia and Montenegro 


My dress... 

is from Bella Bleu bridal from the designer Sabina Motasem. It was so comfortable and I wanted something really simple, I loved the silk material. 

Spring Wedding dress

My hair and make up...

the amazing Clare hogan and Michelle o'hare


What our bridal party wore...

Navy midi dresses from ASOS, again they were very comfortable and all the girls looked gorgeous. The guys wore navy suits & waistcoats 


We chose our photographer because... 

of his relaxed style and beautiful natural photos 

We chose our venue because...

we loved the relaxed atmosphere of Ballybeg house and the fact that it felt like a weekend long house party in a beautiful setting. The owners really leave you to it and it was a home for our two families for 4 days. Ballybeg House Spring Wedding!


Our menu...

Pairs & Peaches catering put together a delicious menu with sharing style starters & desserts


Our honeymoon...

Borneo and Malaysia for 3 weeks 


My favourite part of the wedding day... 

an unplanned dance with Tom in the conservatory during the drinks reception to "Dirty old Town" 


My piece of advice for other brides... 

relax and enjoy the most wonderful party with your new husband or wife, it's not often in life you will look around a room and see all your favourite faces smiling back at you. The little details are not important!


The cake was made by my wonderful Godmother from Trish Boylan Cakes


Sue and Tom from Dkphoto on Vimeo.

Planning stress free wedding


Ballybeg House Spring Wedding by DKPHOTO

Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher

Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher

Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher - Sarah and Dustin

Come to Ireland for a Picture-Perfect Engagement Photo Shoot

The Windswept Cliffs of Moher Will Take Your Breath Away!



I had the absolute pleasure of shooting an Engagement Photo Shoot at Cliffs of Moher for Sarah and Dustin. This wonderful couple travelled to Ireland all the way from the USA to mark this very special occasion.


Play music and enjoy  :)





Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher


I had the absolute pleasure of shooting an Engagement Photo Shoot at Cliffs of Moher for Sarah and Dustin. This wonderful couple travelled to Ireland all the way from the USA to mark this very special occasion.

For any wedding or newly engaged couple who are thinking of eloping to tie the knot, or who want to mark their engagement with a photo shoot getaway, Ireland has so much to offer.

I have found that American couples, in particular, have a very special connection with Ireland. I have had couples that have spent their whole lives dreaming of visiting Ireland and are so excited to arrive here for their wedding day or to mark their engagement.

Capturing photographs for wedding couples or couples that want to mark their engagement is so exciting in Ireland. There are so many amazing locations to choose from. Whether you are looking for a dramatic bog-land, rolling green hills, ancient ruins or an impressive seascape, Ireland has a location to suit you!


Engagement Cliffs of Moher


Choosing Ireland as your destination wedding or as your elopement wedding is a decision you will never regret


Choosing Ireland as your destination wedding or as your elopement wedding is a decision you will never regret when you see the photographs that can be captured on this little island of ours!

Ireland is a truly remarkable place as it is steeped in wonderful history and glorious rolling landscapes, like no other place in the world. Ireland really does have so much to offer.

The Cliffs of Moher is one of my favourite places in the world. The view is simply remarkable. The fresh air is exhilarating and the magic moments that can be created against this rugged landscape is incredibly exciting for any wedding photographer.

I took wonderful seascapes photographs from the top of the cliffs, captured the green hills and rugged landscape inland, and used the jagged rockface to create truly intimate moments for Sarah and Dustin. Plus, we were only a stone’s throw from a local Irish pub to allow this newly engaged couple to CHEERS with a pint of Irelands finest black stuff (That’s Guinness!)


That is the magic of The Cliffs of Moher.


There were moments in this engagement photo shoot that if felt like Sarah and Dustin were the only two people in the world. That is the magic of The Cliffs of Moher.

Sarah and Dustin were thrilled with the wind-swept views and were Wowed by the natural phenomenon that makes The Cliffs of Moher so special.

cliffs of moher engagement shoot



Here are the lovely words that I received from Sarah and Dustin


“My fiancé and I have always dreamed of going to Ireland. Neither of us have ever been before and the Cliffs of Moher is that special romantic place that we both dreamt about.

I’m a professional race car driver in the USA and my fiancé proposed at one of my races in the pit lane. After I got out of the car during our driver change and pit stop.

It was caught on camera by the pit lane camera crew and I was interviewed right after.  Still in shock crying. I could hardly speak!  so happy and excited!

It was a fairytale engagement and I’m so lucky to have a fiancé who went to so much trouble to make it happen!

We will be getting married on November 11th, 2018. My fiancé is a Veteran and getting married on Veterans Day was very important to him. The wedding planning is going really well, we have most of everything completed already! We live in Arizona where there is nothing but hot days and lots of dirt. So, Ireland for us is the exact opposite! And that’s why we love it! The rolling green hills and blue sea is something we don’t get to see often and is perfection to us! Not to mention the weather! The cool sea air and overcast clouds and even the rain! We love it all!!”

Daniel was amazing! Our engagement photoshoot was better then either of us could imagine! The photos came out so great that we are having a hard time picking a favorite! He was 100% professional and we couldn't be happier with the entire day.



If you are thinking about coming to Ireland for your wedding day or for an engagement photo shoot.

Stay and see Sarah and Dustin’s photo shoot on The Cliffs of Moher. I’m sure that you will agree, that their engagement photographs are absolutely amazing.



I look forward to hearing from you when you plan your trip to Ireland for your wedding day or Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher.

Please also check the websites - they can help planning Your visit: https://www.discoverireland.ie/  and  https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home


Engagement Photo Shoot Cliffs of Moher by DKPHOTO


Wedding Perfect Destination Ireland

Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Day Destination

Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Day Destination - Ireland

Eloping to Ireland!



Ireland has become such a popular choice for wedding day couples looking for the perfect destination wedding. For any wedding couple who want to keep their wedding day intimate and magical, eloping to Ireland has so much to offer.

Highschool sweethearts Kate and Paul wanted a laid back and intimate wedding day. Eloping to Ireland for a destination wedding with their family and close friends, was a dream come true for them.


Ireland has so many beautiful locations to choose from. Ireland is steeped in historic buildings, ancient ruins and rolling scenery, to create the most amazing wedding day photographs and to make a bride and groom’s wedding day have that WOW factor.

Let's make that dream come true for a wedding photographer - Let's make your wedding dreams come true and plan Your destination wedding in Ireland!

After weeks of researching and planning and choosing Perfect Wedding Day Destination - Ireland! Kate and Paul chose the Burren in Co. Clare as their dream destination for their wedding day. The Burren is one of Ireland’s most picturesque locations and boasts a vibrant sense of Irish culture.

They announced the news of their destination wedding to Ireland to their friends and family in a wonderful way:

“We never anticipated having a “traditional” wedding, it just isn’t “us.” When we revealed our not-so-traditional wedding plans, we presented our families with a surprise travel box filled with necessities for travelling to Ireland – an invitation, travel book, map of County Clare, adapters, etc. Since we came up with this plan on our own and surprised them with the news, they were all so excited!”

They chose Inchiquin House in Co. Clare for their wedding day preparations. A gorgeously renovated Georgian Farmhouse created the perfect starting point for their magical wedding day.

For their wedding ceremony, they made their way to Rathborney Church ruins. It was off the beaten path and EXACTLY the type of location that they had always pictured themselves exchanging their wedding day vows.

Destination wedding Ireland ruins

The ruins of Rathborney Church is a truly magical location and really captures old Ireland in all its glory.
The celebrations continued at Vaughan’s Pub in Kilfenora, County Clare. Paul and Kate really embraced the fact that they were in Ireland and what better way to toast the newlyweds than in a traditional Irish pub.

Kate said

“Driving through the winding roads of the Irish countryside to get to Rathborney Church, followed by a celebration at an Irish pub, then back to the Inchiquin House to celebrate more with our families – we could not have pictured a more perfect day!”


If You are planning Wedding In Ireland or abroad please contact my partner: 




Here are all the details for Kate and Paul’s Destination Wedding to Ireland:

One more amazing wedding: https://www.dkphoto.ie/borris-house-and-step-house-hotel-wedding/

Anda list of tips : https://www.dkphoto.ie/bride-guide-wedding-blog/how-to-choose-the-right-wedding-photographer/


Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Day Destination Ireland - by DKPHOTO


Borris House and Step House Hotel Wedding

Borris House and Step House Hotel Wedding | M & D

Borris House and Step House Hotel Wedding

Wedding location: Borris House Wedding Venue & Step House Hotel Co. Carlow


We met.. 


2007 Dave is from Waterford and I had moved down to college. We met through mutual friends.  

Our proposal... 


 We were heading on a holiday with some friends it was a road trip from San Diego to Las Vegas. Dave had planned on proposing on this trip but as it got closer he realised the risk of bringing the ring through the security in the airport and also managing to get time on our own might be very difficult. In the end he proposed  a couple of days before the holiday on a fab summers evening in the front garden with some champagne and sushi.   I am obsessed with Tiffany & Co and Dave managed to surprise me with a vintage Tiffany & Co ring -  it was perfect!

Our wedding theme/colours...


 We had no theme we just choose items we liked. We did not get lost in the idea that there had to be a theme and colour scheme. If we like something we choose it and in the end, it all came together perfectly.

My dress...


 Was from Lilac  Rose Bridal in Limerick.  I have to say  from the moment i walked in the door the customer service in this shop was amazing. I wanted a very plain and simple dress and I ended up going with a Charlie Brear slip dress with a lace detail skirt over it.

My hair and make up...


 Makeup was by the fabulous Kali Beauty in Castledermot and Hair from the equally talented Tracey Lawler Hairdressing in Carlow. I had so much fun with both girls on the morning of the wedding They did an amazing job with my bridesmaids and me.

His suit...

Dave went for a navy suit from Louis Copeland. He was working in Dublin at the time near Dundrum Shopping Centre. Himself and a colleague went in on their lunch break to get some food. He happened to see the suit in the window went in right then to try it on and then rang me after to say he had bought his wedding suit. If everything in life was so simple. It was a fab suit!

What our bridal party wore...

Because my wedding dress was so simple I wanted the girls bridesmaids to dress to be simple also. I had an idea in my head that I wanted it to be a tea length dress, I saw a fab mint tea length dress on Chi Chi London and ordered them all online and luckily all the girls loved them.

Our ceremony...


 We wanted the ceremony to be relaxed and intimate. We choose the ballroom inside Borris House Wedding Venue. It ticked all the boxes it had a country feel with amazing views and a huge open fire at the top of the room. We thought the room was so stunning that less was more and we had very little decorations. My uncle who is a hobby craftsman made some stunning pieces.
He made some  tall candle holders for the top of the room, designed a lovely wooden piece with tea lights for the back of the room and the centrepiece for the wall over the fire.

It was so special...

to have the room decorated by a family member and we are able to keep and use all the pieces after the wedding
We chose a humanist ceremony and some acoustic music.
We had family members read some poetry.  I walked up the aisle to James Vincent Mc Marrows Higher Love. It was very relaxed and one of our favourite moments of the day.

We chose our wedding photographer because... 


When i choose Borris House Wedding Venue & The Step House Hotel  I wanted a wedding photographer who had already worked in both venues. I came across Daniel  DKPHOTO and I stopped looking right away.
His wedding photos were amazing, they told the story of the day and were not too clinical and posed.
He was a dream to deal with throughout the whole booking process.
We only met Daniel on the morning of the wedding. He was so pleasant.
He was an absolute professional from start to finish and we had a ton of fun taking our photos together.
If you are thinking about going with Daniel then don't think for a second longer and book him now before he books up!!

We chose our venue because...


At the beginning of the process, we knew we wanted a wedding venue with the ceremony to be something a little bit special. We researched and viewed a couple of places but nothing stuck. A friend of mine mentioned the Step House Hotel. We researched it and seen that Borris House Wedding Venue was across the road we had never been to either venue so we booked a viewing appointment with both places thinking we might choose one or the other. In the ended, we loved both areas for different reasons and luckily for us they were both available the same day. We had our ceremony at Borris House Wedding Venue and our reception at the Step House Hotel.

- As a wedding photographer, I can only say that Borris House Wedding Venue is just an amazing backdrop for photos! - Daniel www.dkphoto.ie



Borris House Wedding Venue has an amazing backdrop and and a lovely old style ballroom for the ceremony.


They had cottages on the grounds and both myself and Dave took a cottage each and stayed the night before with our bridal parties and parents. The Step House is on the main street in Borris. From the outside, it would give you the impression it is quite small but inside it is full of surprises. It has a beautiful drinks reception area upstairs with a balcony that has amazing views of the gardens and Blackstairs mountains.
There head chief Alan Foley is amazing and his food is top class. We are both big foodies and once we tried they food  there was no way we were not going to have our wedding reception at the Step House Hotel! It did not disappoint on the day. They were amazing and their staff were so accommodating.

Our honeymoon...


 We jetted off to South Africa first stop was Cape Town then we rented a car and travelled the Garden Route and finished on a Safari.. On the way home we stopped off in Dubai for 4 nights to relax and recharge before heading back to Ireland.

My favourite part of the wedding day...

The ceremony, the ceremony music and the food :)

My piece of advice for other brides...

Remember it is about getting married and the ceremony and not about the small details. Don't get wrapped up in the unnecessary details and forget the real reason you are getting married.

Take the time to choose your venue and suppliers. Do your research and don't worry table plans are not as bad as they say they are :)



Ceremony - Borris House Wedding Venue
Reception - The Step House Hotel
Band - A Few Good Men
Music -  Sarah Lou Music
Dress - Charlie Brear from Lilac Rose Bridal in Limerick
Flowers -  Fleur Weddings
Hair - Tracey Lawler Hairdressing
Makeup - Kali Beauty
Cake -  Mag About Cake
Videographer - Eye Capture Weddings
Borris House and Step House Hotel Wedding by www.dkphoto.ie
Plus tips how to choose Wedding Photographer : https://www.dkphoto.ie/bride-guide-wedding-blog/how-to-choose-the-right-wedding-photographer/

Lisnavagh House autumn wedding

Lisnavagh House beautiful autumn wedding

Lisnavagh House autumn wedding - Fiona and Sean
Wedding location:  Lisnavagh House, Co Carlow

We met...

Online, on the website Plenty of Fish


Our proposal...

Christmas in July! We met just before Christmas and when I was putting up my tree I found I had lost a lot of decorations when I moved. So for our 3rd date he bought me some colourful Christmas decorations and it was then I knew he was a keeper! He proposed to me with a sparkly reindeer decoration with the ring on the antler.


Our wedding theme/colours...

Autumn. Lots of warm autumn colours and fake autumn leaves everywhere!


My dress...

Maggie Sottero, but bought at a discount shop that sold ex sample dresses in Sheffield


My hair and make up...

Makeup by Adrienne Taylor of Perfect Faces, hair by Debbie, they often work together


His suit...

Rented by Youngs rental through Debenhams


What our bridal party wore...

Dresses by Dessy, bought from La Bella Sposa, Swords


Our ceremony...

Aoife from Spiritual Ceremonies officated for us, we loved that they allowed us to completely personalise our ceremony


We chose our wedding photographer because...

We loved DKPHOTO Daniel's style of relaxed wedding photography and capturing the feeling of the day.


"We initially decided to book Daniel when we had seen his gorgeous wedding photos; we wanted some personal and natural wedding photos of our day and not too many posed ones.

Daniel's style suited us really well and we're so thrilled we made the decision to have him capture our day. He was really helpful in the run up to the day and on the day itself we quickly forgot he was there, he just went about his business taking great photos.

The finished wedding photos are absolutely stunning and we couldn't be happier with them. We have gotten so many compliments from friends and family and we are so happy to have such a beautiful reminder of our special day.

I couldn't recommend Daniel highly enough"

Fiona and Sean


We chose our wedding venue because...

We loved the style of the main Lisnavagh House  and the ceremony and dinner space were completely blank so we could decorate as we wanted to make it fit with our theme.


Our menu...

Catering by Ella of Kitchen and Larder, Co Wicklow. We had so many compliments on the food, it was absolutely amazing and Ella and all her staff were so great on the day.


Our honeymoon...

2 weeks in Mauritius in January, beautiful but we did get sunburnt!


My favourite part of the wedding day...

Saying our vows, it was a very emotional and special moment


My piece of advice for other brides...

Think very carefully about what kind of venue you want. We went for a venue that we could style how we wanted, but we had to bring in our own catering and do all the decorating ourselves, including setup the day before. Ultimately we were happy that we did, but it was extremely stressful and possibly ended up more expensive doing it this way rather than going to a venue that did an all-inclusive package.



Sample Slideshow:





Lisnavagh House autumn wedding by DKPHOTO






Tankardstown House Wedding co. Meath | A & S


Tankardstown House Wedding by DKPHOTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY


Tankardstown House Wedding



"Superb experience working with Daniel from the initial correspondence to final delivery.

From the outset, Daniel was prompt and clear in all communication. Everything was handled with great efficiency, something that was carried through on to the Big Day itself.

Daniel is true gentleman. His preference for photojournalism ensures everything is done with minimal fuss and disruption.

I was particularly impressed by how seamlessly Daniel and our videographer worked alongside each other - recommend to check that page : https://www.dkphoto.ie/choosing-your-wedding-videographer/ .

There was great respect, space and synergy to the way everyone worked together. That is only possible where there is utmost professionalism.

The post ceremony photos were conducted again with the minimum of fuss and in good time. Finally, the delivery of the end product was everything we had hoped for.

From the exquisite detailing of the delivery package to the content itself, we couldn't be happier.

I heartily recommend Daniel to anyone considering a photographer who can capture the essence and 'feel' of your day. The only difficulty you will find is choosing which photos to develop and display on your wall. Outstanding!"

Áine and Steve



Tankardstown House Wedding by www.dkphoto.ie






We met...

at work. (Steve) We both work in homeless services. Áine was starting her first day at work on the day of her birthday and I was the first person she met when she came through the door. I keep telling her I was the best birthday present she ever received. Áine still says it was a pair of Jimmy Choos.

(Áine) We worked together for two years before we went on our first date. I just remember laughing all night long. We haven’t stopped laughing since.

We no longer work together although we are both still in the same line of work but in different services. It is challenging work but it is good to be able to talk about those challenges with someone who understands.


Our proposal...

(Áine) Steve took me completely by surprise. He had me convinced that he was going to propose in Italy with little comments he had been making so it was all the more surprising when he got down on one knee on an old junk ship in the middle of Ha Long Bay under a million stars with the only sound being the lapping of the water against the old wooden hull. We had been blessed with weather in Ha Long Bay and had spent the day climbing and exploring the limestone karsts that make the area famous. It really was the most perfect end to a perfect day.

I can’t actually remember how I responded when Steve asked me as I was so shocked. I think I might just have laughed at him and told him to ‘Shut up’. You really have no idea what comes out of your mouth in that moment. I pulled myself together long enough to say yes though and I went upstairs to dinner on the deck with the perfect jewellery accessory to my dress!


Our wedding theme/colours...

(Steve) We had a Spring wedding so we wanted the theme to be fresh and reflect that. Our bouquet arrangements were soft pastels and were beautifully put together by The French Touch. Stephanie is a genius. We knew from the first meeting with her that we had made the right choice. We couldn’t have been happier with all of the arrangements.


My dress...

After a long look for the perfect dress, I ended up buying a Pronovious dress in Cameo Boutique Kilkenny. I knew I wanted a really long train and something fitted. However, I always said I would never wear lace, and guess what? I had lace on my dress.


My hair and make up...

I really had the best hairdresser and makeup artist for our big day. I don’t think I’ll ever feel as good as I did on my Wedding day. Carla rose did my hair in vintage waves and Kate McCormack did my makeup impeccably. They made my morning so relaxed and all the girls felt fabulous.


His suit...

(Áine) Steve is Scottish so there was no danger of getting him in a suit. It was a kilt or he was going to be waiting for me at the end of the aisle naked. I didn’t think the guests could cope with that image so I just left the kilt arrangements to him and his best man. To be fair, they did a wonderful job and chose a tartan that complemented the bridesmaid dresses perfectly while still looking dressy enough for the occasion. … And no… they didn’t :)


What our bridal party wore...

the bridesmaids wore Amsale designer dresses that we got in The Suite Boutique in Dublin. I loved the colour, it was called ‘ice blue’. I wanted the girls to wear different designs so they picked the dresses they loved and it has to be said they all looked so beautiful. The groomsmen were in Kilts from Debenhams.


Our ceremony...

(Steve) We chose a humanist ceremony,  considered a church wedding but with so many of the wedding party arriving from Scotland and England. It was important that we had everyone together the night before our big day. We didn’t want people to have to travel on the day too. This turned out to be a wonderful decision and it was fabulous to have our wedding party and both our families together in Tankardstown the night before.

Billy Hutchison was the celebrant. He did a wonderful job of explaining the reasons why a humanist perspective was so important to our celebration and ensured the ceremony was formal without feeling stilted. The humanist ceremony allowed us to put our stamp on the day with our choice of music and readings and we worked on the script with Billy for several weeks in the lead up to the big day.

(Áine) We even had our dog Bailey included in the procession. I don’t think my sister Mary will ever forgive me for asking her to walk up the aisle with our dog – she was terrified he was going to cock a leg on someone’s dress – but Bailey behaved impeccably for possibly the first time in his life and it all went off without anyone getting wet feet!


We chose our wedding photographer because...

(Steve) in keeping with the relaxed and easy feel of the day we wanted a photographer who could record everything in a photojournalistic manner. We wanted him to capture the feelings and the emotions of the day more than simply record who attended through a series of staid, posed shots.

Daniel did this perfectly and worked brilliantly alongside our videographer- recommend to check that page : https://www.dkphoto.ie/choosing-your-wedding-videographer/

It is lovely to walk around our home now and see Daniel’s shots and remember the emotions anew.

We remember how it felt. How we felt on the day.

You can check some testimonials here: https://www.dkphoto.ie/testimonials/


We chose our wedding coordinator because...

she came with the hotel! But we couldn’t have been happier. Eve was an absolute Godsend. While we fell in love with Tankardstown from the off, the venue is never decided until you have that first conversation with your co-ordinator. Eve helped us feel comfortable with our gut reaction to the venue with her warmth and her eye for detail. She was magnificent.


We chose our venue because…

Wanted a country house that we could have to ourselves and we wanted a space where we could have our families in the evening beforehand. We wanted the whole wedding to feel informal and for people to feel at home. Tankardstown House lends itself to this while still ensuring the level of service that you would expect from the finest hotels in the country.

The staff were so accommodating but we couldn’t have known that when we first arrived to look at the venue. What we did feel immediately though was that sense of relaxed refinement. Both of us knew while sitting in the lobby waiting to meet our coordinator that Tankardstown House Wedding looks always amazing and was already ticking most of the boxes we had in mind.


Our menu...

The head chef at Tankardstown House has won a number of awards and the restaurant on site, Brabazon is extraordinary. The food was important to us...


Our honeymoon...


Sri Lanka for our honeymoon!

We looked at so many options but we wanted somewhere that would feel like a once in a lifetime trip and that would provide lots opportunities to do things other than just lie on the beach. We love immersing ourselves in new experiences and cultures. Sri Lanka offers so many options. You have high mountains, sleepy coastal fishing villages, some of the best safari experiences anywhere in the world and of course, so much culture and history. It really did live up to expectations.


My favourite part of the wedding day...

(Áine) Getting ready in the morning in the room with everyone around me was magical. I’ll never forget the look on my dad’s face when he saw me for the first time in my dress. Walking up the aisle by his side toward Steve was definitely the highlight of the year.


My piece of advice for other brides...

You might visit a dozen shops when deciding on your dress and it is probably be one of the biggest decisions you make on your day. You might have an idea of what you imagine your dream dress will be but keep an open mind. Don’t be afraid to try on suggestions that you think might not be for you. Most importantly, remember how you feel in the dress. Don’t take photos of you in the dress. Just remember the feeling.

On the day itself, try and steal ten or twenty minutes for just you and your husband away from everyone else. We went back up to the room for fifteen minutes while the guests were being called into the dining area just to take it all in.

Finally, don’t wait to book your suppliers. As soon as you have your date, start booking your suppliers. You will be amazed how quickly suppliers are booked up!

Tankardstown House (Venue)
DKPHOTO (Photographer)
The Swing Cats (Music)
Cathal Farrelly (Videographer)
French Touch (Flowers)
Carla Rose (Hair)
Kate McCormack (Makeup)
Pronovius (Wedding Dress)
Appleby (Rings)
Amsale (Bridesmaid dresses)
Debenhams (Kilt Hire)
Maria Fitzgerald/Dublin String Quartet (Ceremony Music)
Derval Finnegan (Harpist)
Sheridans (Wedding Cake)
Aidan Kavanagh (DJ)
Michael Maher (Piper)

Áine's  ( BRIDE ) Blog -  https://theporcelainrose.com/

Tankardstown House Wedding by www.dkphoto.ie