My best wedding photos

My best wedding photos

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A small collection of my best wedding photos

It is such a long time ago That I have posted something here. Let’s say it was lack of inspiration, not a lot to mention.

Yesterday evening I was putting a few photos together to enter a competition. It was asking for photos that I am damn proud of.

My best images. These are some of the best photo memories that I have created for my couples and yes I am very proud of these.

All the journeys that i Take with my couples start with a simple phone call. What are your ideas and dreams? What are your expectations towards your photographer? How excited are you to start our journey together?

I do this to achieve the ultimate goal : creating the best photo memories for you.

Memories you can carry with you as you go on in life.

Some are fun, some are emotional, they are always super special to you.

So have a look at this small selection of my best wedding photos and when you feel that this is also something you would love, get in contact to organise our first short call.

 

romantic wedding at ballyfin

One of my best wedding photos. My bride having a quiet moment.

I love this photo because of the light from the large bay window in the most spectacular setting of the gold room at Ballyfin House.

romantic wedding at ballyfin

On of my best wedding photos is this one taken at Powerscourt House and Gardens on a warm sunny evening in July. Everything is just perfect, the beautiful lightand with the most amazing backdrop of these two horses and sugar loaf mountain in Wicklow.

I always say that you should be yourself and nothing posed.

This photo shows that this is the best approach to capture, natural, romantic wedding memories.

My best wedding photos

It is one of my best wedding photos. This one is probably a surprise to a few of you because it doesn’t fit in with most of my images’ romantic and soft feel. I feel so strongly about this photo because it represents my photography past, of days spent in a dark room. It is such a magical photo that it is impossible to plan. For me, the closest to what they call “the decisive moment,” a term first used by one of my photography gods Henri Cartier Bresson.

My best wedding photos

In the previous photo, I told you about my days spent in a dark room, and the art of black ad white photography that has always been in my heart.

I believe there is a strong revival on its way that will show that black and white images are even more “timeless” than colour photography.

I adore this photo because it is created only with soft light and no gimmicks, and I believe it will easily stand the age of time.

Photo from a romantic wedding day at Ballyfin House.

 

My best wedding photos

Your wedding day is all about you and how you want to spend it. I work together with you and your wedding planner to make sure you have a fabulous day full of fun together with your family and friends. A time line for your wedding will make it all possible. You decide of the time you want to spend on your bridal portraits. 

This one is one of my best wedding photos taken at Powerscourt house and Gardens. I just directed their hands and the rest is pure. No strange and forced poses.

My best wedding photos

I LOVE this room. If there is one perfect room to photograph a bride in Ireland, this is the one at Gloster House.

I believe in simplicity, in natural, and that beauty comes from within.

Soft colours are still my favourite, and I adore these statues that give this image a very stylish touch, I suppose?

My best wedding photos

These are a few useful links that you can use to find more information about topics that I mentioned in this article :

Ballyfin House, Romance is part of the scenery, Ballyfin has been a byword for grace and luxury since the eighteenth century. 

The Decisive Moment, “The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality”. –Henri Cartier-Bresson

Powerscourt Country House and Gardens is an historic wedding venue set in the romantic Wicklow countryside. One of Ireland’s finest wedding venues.

Gloster House, a truly unique setting for your wedding day nestling at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains

I have your interested:))

You can also read more of my articles :

For those looking to work with a wedding planner in Ireland, read this article: Best wedding planners in Ireland

For those looking to find more information about organizing a destination wedding in Ireland: A guide to planning a destination wedding in Ireland by Olivia Buckley

Every wedding is unique, and for that reason, I create custom proposals for every one of my clients.

For more information about my process and to schedule a call :

Your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow

More information to celebrate your wedding in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Powerscourt House is a five-star wedding venue in Wicklow, Ireland.

It is voted in the top ten of houses and mansions in the Lonely Planet guide. And also on my list of best wedding venues in Ireland.

So this is my guide for your wedding at Powerscourt House, Wicklow which is only a short drive from Dublin city center.

Have a look at the photos of this historic place, one of the best wedding venues in Ireland, with its stunning views and romantic atmosphere.

Exclusive Dublin wedding venue

Powerscourt House is an Exclusive wedding venue just 45 minute from Dublin.

It definitely has the perfect photo backgrounds being surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains and it’s Italian inspired garden that is known all over the world.

Come allonge and give your family and friends this unique experience.

Your wedding celebration in Powerscourt House will be one of the best in Ireland.

If you are having a civil ceremony in the marble room, your wedding at Powerscourt house will be a very relaxed experience. With the Georgian Ballroom just a few steps away, your guests don’t have to walk far to start celebrating.

For sunny, warm days you can have your ceremony in the Rose garden or if you prefer a catholic service the pictoresc blue church of Kilternan is just a few minutes drive away.

Accommodation:

Accommodation is available at the five star luxury Powerscourt Hotel. Just a five minutes walk away. Powerscourt hotel offers more than 150bedrooms, a spa and two golf courses. Fine dining and a traditional pub is available for your day after celebrations.

 Powerscourt House is wheelchair accessible.

Theme and Style

A photoshoot to show you some inspiration for your wedding in Powerscourt house.

If you prefer a real wedding head over to Yasmin and Koray’s Romantic Summer wedding.

 

Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow
Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow
Your wedding in Powerscourt House wicklow

Your wedding at Powerscourt House

(By Maria, The Event Design Company)

Inspired by a real Princess

If you’re looking for an elegant, timeless theme for your own upcoming wedding, surely a real royal couple’s visit to Ireland can serve as your inspiration.

This photoshoot was heavily influenced by Princess Grace and Prince Rainier’s visit to attend “Le Bal de Petits Lits Blancs” held in very same Powerscourt House in 1965.

In keeping with that historic event’s style and glamour, we opted for a classic and romantic theme that hinted at a royal occasion yet avoided any fussiness or obvious royal wedding cues. 

Making her as eye-catching as Princess Grace was that day, our bride’s stunning wedding dress from Marian Gale was augmented with an elegant Kinnor headband made from dozens of flowers individually hand-wired onto a silver double band, wrapped with satin ribbon. Graciously allowing his bride to be the belle of the ball, the groom looked elegant and understated in a stunning royal blue velvet dinner jacket from Louis Copeland. 

The luxurious, royal blue theme was also carried over into the table’s rich and vibrant blue and gold colour scheme. It features tapered Ester & Erik candles as well as exquisite stationery from Calligraphy by Laura.

The couple, table and event were styled by Maria from The Event Design Company. 

If you are hoping to get married in a luxury wedding venue, remember Powerscourt House is not only one of Ireland’s most unique and gorgeous venues, it’s one fit for a Prince and Princess / with a little royal history

 

Planning your wedding?

Let’s create something beautiful together.

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The team for this shoot :

Dresses                       @mariangalebtque⁣    web
Hair.                           @junebughair         
Makeup                      @ruth.cassidymakeup   
Wedding planning    @theeventdesigncompany  web
Headpieces veils jewelry @kinnoir
Venue @powerscourt_estate                                 web

Catering and table service @feastcateringirl       web

Letter art @calligraphybylaura                            web

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My visit to Ballyfin demesne

My visit to Ballyfin Demesne 

My visit to Ballyfin Demesne

As a wedding photographer, it is difficult to put into words how beautiful Ballyfin Demesne is. This Irish manor house has been the dream wedding venue in Ireland for special brides and grooms. Since I first worked at this magic venue, I always want to go back. This hotel is a constant inspiration for my wedding photography.  My last visit to ballyfin demesne was in every way, special. Covid hit Ireland and a few days after my visit Ballyfin Demesne closed. No photo will show the real atmosphere of this iconic Manor hotel in Ireland. As a wedding photographer, I find it a privilege to show my view of Ballyfin Demesne.

If you are planning a destination wedding in Ireland and on the lookout for a wedding photographer at Ballyfin. I would be very happy to talk and give advice, contact me to discuss this further!

Photos by wedding photographer Ballyfin, In Love Photography

I first heard about Ballyfin Demesne when it opened nearly 10 years ago. The next year I had a meeting with one of my couples in the gold room to discuss their wedding plans.  With all the little details and the exceptional, personal service, this place just blew me away.  Since then, I have worked a few times as a photographer at Ballyfin and for me this is the top wedding venue in Ireland.  This intimate country house hotel has everything for a smaller wedding in Ireland– A top experience for couples looking for the best of the best wedding venues in Ireland or even in the world.

From the moment you arrive at the gated entrance, you know this is a special place with 100 % privacy. After the gates open you drive for a while on a small road through the Irish Countryside, passing an ancient church, woodlands, and ponds.

Finally, you turn a bend and you see the hotel in the distance at the lake. It’s like a movie scene, which becomes even more special with the hotel staff waiting for you at the stairs greeting you with a warm Irish Welcome. It feels like a meeting with friends that will welcome your arrival with a glass of champagne.

During my visit to Ballyfin demesne I Imagined spending my morning relaxing in the gold room, decorated in an elegant French style, or reading a book on history in the warm library. Allowing myself to slow down, drinking a cup of coffee, and let all the details of the stunning hotel sink in.

The staff at Ballyfin will treat you with incredible kindness and hospitality. They are extremely professional and passionate about what they are doing, without pretentious. You are treated like friends and no request is too much to ask. Ballyfin is a showcase of the best hotel Ireland has to offer.

Ballyfin Demesne is an exclusive 5-star hotel in Ireland

It is a place of history and romance

tranquillity, privacy

and of

great natural beauty

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Every wedding is unique, and for that reason, I create custom proposals for every one of my clients.

For more information about my process and to schedule a call :

 

wedding hairstylist in Ireland lorraine browne

Lorraine Browne, Wedding Hairstylist, Ireland

Introduction | Lorraine Browne, wedding hair stylist in Ireland

I’ve been looking after Brides for years and years…. too many to mention.

I’ve always kept up my bridal work.

I think it is important for a bridal party to have an experienced hairdresser on their special day.

For me to be part of someone’s wedding day is a real honour and I know how lucky I am to be surrounded by joy and happiness every day.

For a bride sourcing a wedding hairstylist in Ireland, it’s important to find a hairdresser with the best skills, confidence, and calmness.

Brides don’t have to travel to a salon on their wedding morning, the morning is relaxed and flows – hair and makeup will come to you!

I usually speak or email with my brides at the point of booking and discuss the trial process in my studio in Enfield Meath. My trial takes 2 hours where we discuss a timetable for the wedding morning. Trial a few different looks and discuss hair care colour and style.

 

 

I have a selection of bridal hair accessories and jewellery in my studio and online shop

Shop – Lorraine Browne

Hair and a range of veils to try from @wildebydesign and clip-in extensions from @silverlininghair_extensions

I get to travel all over Ireland to wonderful venues.

As a freelance hairstylist, I have a great job that feeds my addiction to beautiful gowns, venues, food, and the soppy romance I can’t get enough of.

I couldn’t be better suited to what I do …. I’m obsessed with Weddings!

 

LORRAINE BROWNE Wedding Hair Stylist in Ireland

 

 

For more information :

Web:  www.lorrainebrownehair.com

Phone: 00353 8738814

Instagram: @lorrainebrownehair

Romantic Gloster House Wedding

Romantic Glosterhouse Wedding

Romantic Glosterhouse Wedding is a photoshoot created by a group

of top wedding professionals in Ireland

This photoshoot, A Romantic Gloster House Wedding, was in one of the most beautiful private wedding venues in Ireland, Gloster House .

A lovely day spent with a bunch of top wedding creatives in Ireland.

The result is a beautiful collection of soft, bright, airy photos with a romantic feel. 

This shows that even on a dull, rainy day in Ireland you have the option of natural, “fine art” photography instead what is generally accepted a dark and moody, brown look.

 

Wherever you travel from for your destination wedding in Ireland. This stunning venue, the 18th Century Gloster House in Co. Offaly is one of the most spectacular spots for your nuptials. With a historical beautiful white chapel located on the grounds of Gloster House and classic Italian/French Garden for your outdoor ceremony. On a bright summers day, you can think you are in the South of France or Tuscany but even on a rainy, Irish, day, this place has a lot of beautiful corners and spots for exclusive wedding photography.

Fiona from Fleurweddings in Ireland used a color scheme of soft pinks and vibrant reds that worked well with the soft blues and whites in the house.

Choose Gloster House as your romantic venue and organise your wedding with the help of a wedding planner and nearly all your work is done.

A florist that understands your ideas, a special wedding cake, pretty stationery that shows your personality. A dress that will let you feel like a princess after being treated by the best makeup and Hair specialist.

Et voila, you will have the best team to have the best wedding.

Exclusive Weddings at Gloster House . If your wedding is in a truly unique setting, the 300-year-old Gloster House is the perfect hidden, magical and romantic setting. The house is strictly a private venue so you will have your special day in this amazing house surrounded only  by your family and friends.

 

Vendors for this Romantic Gloster House photoshoot

Flowers and Concept               Fleur weddings

Makeup                                      Aoife Callaghan

Hair                                             Lorraine Browne   

Styling                                         Parade Flowers

Cake.                                           Cup Cakes and Counting

Stationery                                  Freckles and Fern design

Wedding dress                         The one by Sinead Corcoran

Videographer.                          Out of Mountain

Wedding planner                    Let Love Weddings

Every wedding is unique, and for that reason, I create custom proposals for every one of my clients.

For more information about my process and to schedule a call :

 

Best venues for destination wedding in Ireland

Best Venues for Destination Wedding in Ireland

In this blog post, the team of Peach Perfect Weddings has teamed up with In Love Photography to discuss the best venues for a destination wedding in Ireland and why they are your best options for a European wedding.

Best Venues for a Destination Wedding in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is fast becoming one of the most sought after countries for a destination wedding in Europe. There are so many reasons why it’s a great place for couples to tie the knot, and one of them is a wide selection of gorgeous venues for different types of weddings.

If you’re looking to have an adventure elopement on an outdoor location, there are breathtaking cliffs in Co. Clare that lends a view to the Atlantic Ocean. If you want a fairytale wedding, there’s a long list of castles in Ireland that can be rented exclusively for your big day.

If a more historic vibe is what you’re aiming for, choose from among Ireland’s castle ruins and century-old abbeys. But if all you want is a laidback elopement, we recommend a local pub that serves overflowing authentic Irish beer!

Let’s take a closer look at some of these wedding venues and see which one suits you best!

Newtown Castle

This 16th-century medieval castle, sitting in the midst of Co. Clare’s unique geographical site, can be a fascinating elopement venue for couples who want something unique for their big day. Unlike the other charming castles in Ireland, Newtown is simply one of a kind, with its tall and narrow architecture and a distinct pyramidical base.

It’s a  perfect venue for “guest-less” elopements and intimate weddings with up to 20 people. You can have the ceremony at the Minstrels Gallery overlooking the Main Hall, which can comfortably seat up to 20 guests. 

After the ceremony, head on to the Cliffs of Moher just 30-40 minutes away, and have your photoshoot with a surreal backdrop of the Atlantic and the cliffs!

Fanningstown Castle

Dreaming of a Cinderella type of wedding with a Disney princess outfit? Ireland can take care of the venue while you’re busy looking for a ball gown and a pair of glass slippers! Fanningstown Castle is one of those Irish wedding venues that can give you a complete fairytale experience. From its gothic facade and rich foliage to its antique furnishings and classy interiors, there’s that truly royal ambience everywhere in this venue.

Cliff at Lyons

Cliffs at Lyons is an all-in-one wedding venue with a restaurant, a cafe, a spa, and a romantic lake on its grounds. Book a room here where you can prepare for your big day and stay for the honeymoon. It’s an idyllic location not only because of its picture-perfect surroundings but because it’s only 25km away from Dublin Airport, making it easy to travel to and from.

Choose from among the indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony – one is a beautifully decorated area called the Shackleton Mill, with a cascading waterfall for your backdrop, and another is a 17th-century courtyard that offers a more laidback ambience.

Belleek Castle

Another royal residence that will leave you astounded is Co. Mayo’s Belleek Castle. This neo-gothic royal house was voted as one of the most romantic hotels in the face of Ireland. 

Intimate elopement ceremonies here can take place in a grand dining room that seats up to 30 people. The gorgeous room has a large bay window where light comes in to illuminate the classy interiors of the castle. You have plenty of options for the reception afterwards because the castle has 20 uniquely decorated rooms for an intimate celebration. There’s the Tween Deck, the Library Restaurant, the Baronial Great Hall, and the Banquet Hall, among others!

Wilton Castle

How about tying the knot in a castle ruin-slash-fully-functional castle venue? You can find one and rent it exclusively for your big day at Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 

The Wilton Castle is a two-fold structure with a completely operational castle on one side and a castle ruin on the other. The castle ruin on the right-wing was not restored on purpose, making it a more interesting venue for wedding ceremonies. It exudes a truly historic ambience, thanks to its red brick walls and wide-open windows that lend a view to the parkland and the forested mountains outside! 

Have a memorable ceremony here with your favourite people in the world, then move the celebration indoors after your exchange of vows. Choose from among the reception halls and function rooms on the left-wing or simply have an intimate dinner outdoors at the castle’s parkland.

Slea Head & The Blasket Island Centre

We’ve shared dreamy castle venues here but we understand that not everyone wants a fairytale-themed wedding. If you’re one of those couples that just want a simple and short elopement with zero guests in a breathtaking outdoor setting in Ireland. Check out Slea Head. From here, you’ll see the rushing waves of the Atlantic, the cone-shaped rock formations from thousands of years ago, and the nature-packed landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula.

Rahinnane Castle

How about saying your vows in the heart of a castle ruin on top of a hill? If that sounds thrilling for you, then you’ll love an elopement inside the Rahinnane Castle in Co. Kerry. This elopement venue is one of the few castle ruins in Ireland that allows couples to hold a ceremony inside. Tying the knot here also means seeing the endless Emerald Isle landscape of Kerry and the scenic village of Dingle. Fall in love with the laid back ambience of rural Ireland as you smell the fresh field and walk along with the lambs and sheep after your wedding.

Glengarriff Lodge

How about saying your vows in the heart of a castle ruin on top of a hill? If that sounds thrilling for you, then you’ll love an elopement inside the Rahinnane Castle in Co. Kerry. This elopement venue is one of the few castle ruins in Ireland that allows couples to hold a ceremony inside. Tying the knot here also means seeing the endless Emerald Isle landscape of Kerry and the scenic village of Dingle. Fall in love with the laid back ambience of rural Ireland as you smell the fresh field and walk along with the lambs and sheep after your wedding.

Tigh Na Ghra

Gone are the days when couples need to postpone their elopement ceremony on the Cliffs of Moher for a few hours just to wait for the rain to stop. This converted traditional Irish barn is the answer for those who badly want the cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean as their backdrop for the ceremony… but is threatened by the windy and rainy Irish weather!

The “House of Love” (the literal Gaelic translation of Tigh Na Ghra), was particularly built for this purpose. That is, to give couples the opportunity to watch the panoramic view of the famous Irish cliffs as the ceremony unfolds while having that needed protection from the unpredictable weather. 

Aside from the enclosure of the Tigh Na Ghra, it is, in all other respects, the same as eloping 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on the Cliffs of Moher!

 

Loughcrew Estate

If you wish to have a spiritual ceremony for your elopement in Ireland, you can get married inside a family church inside a picturesque rolling parkland in Co. Meath! This elopement venue is perfect for couples who dream of getting married in a venue with a solemn atmosphere.

Aside from its own church, the Loughcrew Estate is also a place with laid back, family-friendly ambiance as it had been home for the Naper’s family since 1655. They’ve built interesting structures throughout the years like the medieval motte, their own St. Oliver Plunkett’s family church, along with other old buildings that still stand to this day. The new owners, on the other hand, added modern amenities like a Fairy Trail for kids and a coffee shop where you’d surely love to hang out after your elopement ceremony!

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