Dromoland Castle | Intimate American Wedding

So last year, I was contacted by the wonderful Kelly Susan Photography, an American photographer who was coming to Ireland to shoot an Intimate American Wedding in Dromoland Castle, she was in need of a second shooter and I was only too happy to oblige. Justin and Ashley were such an earnest, sweet and very much in love couple and it was an absolute pleasure to be a small part of their day. Heres just a little taste of their beautiful wedding. 


I started the morning photographing Justin getting ready, I absolutely loved his sunny yellow tie and the little details he had with him. So often grooms get over looked in favour of the bride but Justin brought his A game, from matching tie and pocket square to his cufflinks and a lucky coin.


So this was the perfect intimate wedding, there was maybe 14 guests in total. Justin and Ashley chose to get married in Domoland Castle and do a hand fasting ceremony which is one of my personal favourites! You can read more about them here and why you should incorporate them into your own wedding day. Its such a lovely wedding tradition!

Dromoland Castle hand fasting ceremony Dromoland Castle intimate american wedding  

What can I say about Dromoland Castle? Its just fabulous! Full of old world opulence and Irish heritage I was completely charmed when we went outside and in the space of 5 minutes met a horse and carriage and a hawk. For anyone looking for the full Irish experience look no further!

Red haired bride sitting down holding bouquet

Theres seriously no shortage of places around the castle for pictures, but a particularly beautiful gem is the walled garden, in the dusky light it was the perfect place for some photos of this sweet couple.

Bride and groom in Dromoland Castle garden laughing   Dromoland Castle intimate american wedding Bride and Groom in front of dromoland castle Dromoland Castle bride and groom in boat on lake

Yes! They are in a boat! Surrounded by swans! I can’t even! If theres one thing I learnt about this couple, they were up for anything, into a boat they went and off out across the lake. It was actually the loveliest way to end the day.

I thoroughly enjoyed second shooting for Kelly, it was a fantastic day, the fun did not stop once! I’m truly honoured and touched to have been even a small part of Justin and Ashley’s beautiful wedding in Ireland.

If you are looking to hire an Ireland wedding photographer for your own intimate wedding, please email me at [email protected].  I can’t want to speak with you!

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  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if you are available on the 9th of June next year and if so can you please share your packages/prices with me?
    Thanks, Ffion

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