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!
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!
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.
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!