romantic wedding at ballyfin house

Romantic Wedding at Ballyfin House

Romantic wedding at Ballyfin House, voted best hotel in the world by Conde Naste and also as one of the topmost romantic spots in the world.

Ballyfin an Exclusive luxury 5-star wedding venue in Ireland, is a place of romance and history, for tranquillity and natural beauty. 

This dream setting will guarantee total privacy with staff on hand to handle all the details into perfection for your romantic.

Venue : Ballyfin House

Dresses : The Bridal Lounge

Flowers : Frog Prince  

Cake : Miscellany Cakes

Hair : June Bug Hair

Makeup : Ruth Cassidy Make Up

Wedding planning : The Event Design Company

Stationary : Callygraphy by Laura

Headpieces veils jewellery : Kinnoir

Model : Lauren Doherty

Wedding dress design : Romantica

Planning your destination wedding?

Let’s create something beautiful together.

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As a wedding photographer, it is my goal to create a heart-stirring representation of your day that will be passed down for generations to come.

Luxury destination wedding photography for well-traveled couples who cherish artistry and each other.

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A Makree Castle Editorial

The art of photography with soul
By Wim Vanhengel
Markree Castle Wedding Editorial
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Based in Ireland
available nationwide and Europe

In Love Photography by Wim Vanhengel is specialised in Fine Art Wedding Photography with a Soul.

I am based in Dublin, Ireland and available for your wedding or elopement adventure nationwide and in Europe.

I guarantee a unique experience for adventurous couples from all around the world, that are looking for an elegant presentation of who they are and their amazing wedding day.

Let’s start our adventure together, get in contact by using the button below.

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Vendors for this Editorial

Fleur Weddings                          086-3352783                    Instagram 

Que Va                                        087 903 4796                    Instagram

Markree Castle                      +353 71 916 7800                Instagram

Platinum Pictures                 +353 86 870 99 61                Instagram

Calligraphy by Laura                                                            Instagram

Sara Duffy Makeup                  086 378 8847                    Instagram

Polished Hair & Beauty           086 843 9979                    Instagram      

A Hand Tailord Suit                +353(0)1 513 6665             Instagram


@weroni.ika       @karl_bowe


In Love Photography by Wim Vanhengel

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Calverstown,Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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Wedding Photographer Provence

Wedding Photographer in the Provence

Wedding Photographer in the Provence.

Today I want to share a sunny wedding shoot in the most beautiful and lovingly restored Le Clos Saint Estève.
As a wedding photographer I am convinced the Provence is the ultimate place for your destination wedding in France and to have and create, powerful lifetime memories. Being a wedding photographer I just love the ancient limestone villages and the warm, soft unique light of the Provence. With all this you are guaranteed to have the most perfect backdrops for your wedding photos.

I can highly recommend Domaine Clos St Esteve.

It is a beautiful Provencal property located in the South of France, surrounded by gardens of lavender, roses and olive trees.  Authentically restored in the traditional style, with modern touches of luxury, this former wine producing estate now serves as a top destination for those in search of a charming boutique bed & breakfast or venue for an intimate wedding or celebration with their closest friends and family. 

Haute Wedding, selected as Vogue’s Top 5 International Wedding Planners.

If you are thinking of having your wedding in the Provence or the South of France, where your family and friends fly in from all around the world. I recommend you have an experienced wedding planner who will take care of the total organisation of your wedding.
This photo shoot was designed and organised by one of the top wedding planners in France- Haute Wedding. As luxury wedding planners they take care of all the big and small aspects of your destination wedding so your wedding day will be memorable for everyone attending without any worries.

In Love Photography by Wim Vanhengel is Fine Art Wedding Photography with a Soul.

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The Vendors for this Shoot

•Makeup: Claire Jones
•Dress: Kite and Butterfly
•Hairdresser: English Hairdresser in France
•Wedding Planning : Haute Wedding
•Gifts: Une Pincee De Provence
•Florist: Claire Jones

•Vintage Cars   Provence Classics

•Venue : Close St. Esteve by Only Provence

You can find much more information about these vendors on my blog, read the post

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A romantic destination wedding in Ireland

A most beautiful destination wedding
on an Island in Ireland

A most beautiful destination wedding on an Island in Ireland.
Sarah and Nick got married on Inish Mor, one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.
The ceremony,conducted by a celtic priest, took place in an old celtic ruin and was full of traditional Irish and greek symbols.
As a destination wedding photographer in Ireland I work mainly with couples who live in other countries and often book me through their wedding planner. So I was delighted when Sarah and Nick contacted me through the wonderful“Waterlily Weddings” to photograph their romantic and intimate wedding on the Aran Islands.

There is nothing more romantic and honest than a destination wedding on a tiny Island at the coast of Ireland. Intimate and authentic.

Sarah and Nick arrived the day before by ferry from Galway and stayed in a local bed and breakfast on the island. An authentic horse and trap brought them to the ancient monastic lands of St Ciarán’s Monastery where Dara Molloy a Celtic priest, who lives on the island,
performed a ceremony with old celtic and Greek traditions.
They partied with their family and friends at the local pub/restaurant that serves authentic local food.As it was mid Summers night we were able to shoot some wonderful photos with the couple later in the evening in the most beautiful light of the golden hour.

So how do a couple from the States end up in Ireland for their destination wedding?
This is what Sarah and Nick had to say about their wedding :

“Our Destination wedding in Ireland was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted, just a few close friends and family without all the fuss and craziness that usually goes on during a wedding. The ceremony itself was exactly what we wanted. We really love how Dara our celtic priest incorporated ancient traditions but also let us add our own elements like the Stefani crowns which are a Greek Orthodox tradition. Besides our vows, the reading my Maid of Honor Melanie read near the beginning of the ceremony was the most moving part. I may have been able to hold back the tears if not for that reading setting them off! The Celtic ceremony was as “us” as it could be and we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. And of course we had the most incredible destination wedding photographer from Ireland ever and that means we get to relive it all whenever we want!

After the wedding we spent about two weeks traveling around the UK and ending our Honeymoon in Paris. We had a wonderful trip and can’t wait to go back, especially to Ireland and Scotland.

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These are the vendors for Sarah and Nicks destination wedding in the Aran Island, Ireland

•Wedding Planning               Waterlily Weddings          

•Celtic Priest                             Dara Moloy   
•Getting ready                          Sea Crest B&B 
•Food .                                        Joe Watty’s
•Transport                                 Thomas Faherty
•Ferry .                                        Aran Islands Ferries
•Dress .                                       Veiled by chacha

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Selecting the right videographer and photographer for your wedding

Selecting the right videographer and
photographer for your wedding.

By Matthias Guerin, Wedding videographer in France

Congratulations, you are engaged and ready to start your wedding planning journey.  I am sure that there are hundreds of ideas going through your mind; from color schemes, the latest bridal collections, to which type of flowers to use in your bouquet.
Although it is important to get all the details tailored to your own unique wedding, please bare in mind what will be left once the day itself has past.  The day will fly by in a rush of emotion and joy, and what will remain will be your memories, and your wedding photos and films.  For this reason, I believe that it is important that photography and videography should be high up on your priority list.
So how do you select the right photographer and videographer?  A good place to start is to get an idea about different photography and videography styles.  Visit different wedding blogs to see which styles of image you like… Fine Art, Documentary, Moody, Story Telling, the use of audio for videography…
Once you know what you do and don’t like, it is time to start drawing up a list of photographers and videographers providing a style of image “that is right for you and for your wedding”.  Remember this is your wedding, and you should select the photographer and videographer that you love (not the vendor that currently has “the current trendy style”).
Personally, I believe that photography and videography should be timeless and elegant.  Some couples prefer images that have a more “rock and roll vibe”, and I completely respect that.  We should not work together, and that is fine, I am just not the videographer for them.  But, there is someone out there who is!
Now the question that everyone asks themselves: Budget.  I would suggest establishing a minimum to maximum amount that you are willing to invest.  (Yes, it is an investment, and the images will only gain value over time).
Now that you have an idea about the style, and your budget, it is time to select 4 or 5 photographers and videographers that could be the right person to immortalise your wedding.  To be honest, a nice email to say hello with some details about your wedding plans is always nicer than a plain “how much do you charge”.
Once you have their different investment details, I would suggest comparing what is included in each collection.  Also, are they flexible and willing to adapt to your wedding plans?  I always suggest that you view a full gallery from one wedding, and one feature film to get a global idea about the images that they will deliver.
Now it is time to make your choice.  Once you have made your decision, you should be excited to work with this person who is going to be at your side throughout your wedding day.  If this is not the case, maybe you have not selected the right person for you.  I would suggest that you “go with your heart”, and not select the photographer or videographer based solely on their price tag.  It is true that good professionnel photography and videography can cost a significant sum, but surely the fact to relive your wedding once the day has past is priceless?
Now you are ready to start the search for your perfect wedding photographer and videographer.
Matthias, Wedding Videographer in France

Based in the Loire Valley, Matthias covers weddings throughout France.

Matthias lives in the countryside with his partner Rose, and their 3 cats.

As well as creating films for his clients, Matthias enjoys travelling throughout France, and discovering all the beautiful landscapes that France has to offer: From the rolling hills of the Dordogne countryside to the impressive backdrop of the French Alpes and Pyrenees, his love of nature, and travel can be felt in his films.

Whilst not filming, Matthias enjoys French gastronomy, cinema, and travelling throughout France and further afield (especially in Italy as his Grandmother was Italian).  He speaks fluent French and English.