We arrived in Ireland 3 days before the wedding. The opportunity to explore couldn’t be passed up. Over the next couple of days we drove the whole way across Ireland and back again. We saw the Ring of Kerry, dipped our toes in the Atlantic Ocean and on our return towards Wicklow stood atop the Rock of Cashel. We had travelled over 800km before even starting the wedding. Most importantly, we had made memories.
The morning of the wedding was bathed in golden sunshine. Charged up from our adventures we got stuck in to the exciting day ahead.
Alison and Alex had asked us to come over from Edinburgh to photograph their wedding in Ireland at the stunning Tinakilly Country House in County Wicklow. The house is a grand old mansion and the estate surrounding it is equally superb. It looked quite magical with the summer sun shining down. This would be an excellent, if not super hot, day for a wedding.
The morning started as many do, with the bride and bridesmaids having a relaxing and sophisticated time while the guys got dressed quickly so that they could head down to grab a beer. The difference came when the guys decided to play croquet with their pints of Guinness in hand. Lawn games never looked so good!
Over the next 12 hours we got to enjoy the company of Alison and Alex’s family and friends. We saw how much they were loved by them. By evening the heat from the day still lingered in the air and the smell of summer flowers and the forest wafted gently by. However, there was a party about to start and no time for lounging listlessly in lawn chairs with cocktails.
The band struck a chord, the dancers danced and as the sun set we carried on capturing the story of the day, of two people and all those who care for them celebrating what it means to be in love.