Winter Wedding | Darver Castle Wedding

Bride and groom with white Volkswagon

Glittery Winter Wedding at Darver Castle

Naoise and Ben actually met at another wedding I photographed back in 2013 in Carlingford. I was so excited to photograph their beautiful Darver Castle wedding in early January. They were such a lovely couple whose relationship had been carefully documented by photos scattered throughout their house, my kinda couple! They both had so many ideas for the wedding and were both clearly so invested in making it a special day for their friends and family. It was the perfect wedding to start 2017 with!

I love a good winter wedding, sure it gets dark a bit earlier but you also have that lovely crisp golden light. Darver Castle was the perfect setting for this magical winter wedding. Even the one little hiccup only made the day even better. Just as they were half way up the drive way the car decided, No More and wouldn’t budge. In the long run it was actually perfect, Darver Castle has such a long and scenic drive way it was the perfect spot for photos with the sun setting in the background. Naoise and Ben were champs and took this little hiccup all in stride.

Lets just take a moment and admire Ben’s fantastic tie and pocket square combo, perfectly set off by the beautiful flowers from Fab Fleurs Wedding Flowers. A lot of grooms are happy to sit back and let the bride take the reins when planning the wedding, not Ben! He was full of ideas and was so excited about the whole planning process, he even handmade the decorations, more on them in a tick…

Ben was strongly influenced by the movie Up, which as anyone who has seen it knows it literally the most charming and lovely movie ever about two people to vow to stay together forever and travel the world. Ben’s tribute to this movie was a little Grape Soda pin just like they had in the movie.

The Supporting Cast:

Brides Dress| David Tutera 

Hair | Color Code Salon

Make Up | Suzanne Gormley and Eimear Clarke

Flowers | Fab Fleurs Wedding Flowers

Shoes | New Look

Grooms Suit | Remus Uomo and Louis Boyd 

Church | Grange Church, Carlingford

Venue | Darver Castle 

VW Camper Vans |VW Weddings

Brides Car | AKP Chauffer Drive Wedding Car and Limousines 

Band | The Marty Fay Band 



Jo Malone perfume wedding Detail photo of engagement ring Photo of wedding dress hanging up  Detail photo of sparkling high heels Mr and Mrs bunting hanging up

Bride getting into her wedding dress Bride getting her make up done Photo of pageboy suit Bride with father of the bride in car Bride with bridesmaids in navy dresses in church doorway Bride walking down the aisle in Carlingford church Bride and groom lighting candles in church

Bridesmaids with fur shrugs Bride and groom exchanging rings Bride and groom walking down the aisle together White Volkswagon Camper Van Bride and groom together with vintage car Bride and groom beside white volkswagon camper van

Bride and bridesmaids together beside white Volkswagon camper van Bride and groom at Darver Castle Bride and groom at Darver Castle Bride and groom walking together at Darver Castle Bride holding bouquet of flowers with veil  Peach, navy and cream wedding bouquet Groom buttoning suit jacket Grooms tie, pocket square and boutonniere Bride looking her shoulder with bridal make up

Bride and groom outside Darver Castle Bride and groom kissing outside Darver Castle

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