Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Daniel & Elaine: Ballyseede Castle Hotel Ireland

Daniel & Elaine got married on a beautiful day, which is a sight for sore eyes in Ireland. This was a big day for all as they have three beautiful children, Molly & Maya who were flower girls & baby Daniel who was also christened right after the wedding ceremony. The house was filled with family & friends as they got ready & neighbours cheered them off in the limo. Their dog Bo, a giant white Samoyed, was dying to make an appearance & luckily after the wedding ceremony, he arrived at the church in time for photos. Daniel looked so dapper in his tweed suit & Elaine was gorgeous in her dress with pink shoes. We stopped in Blennerville Windmill to take photos & take in the beautiful views of our surroundings. The reception took place in Ballyseede Castle Hotel, supposedly one of the most haunted hotels in Ireland but after being there twice, I have yet to see anything (thankfully). Heading to the bathroom downstairs on your own is enough the freak the daylights out of you. Ballyseede grounds are absolutely stunning, with a castle backdrop, you cannot help but to snap photos outside. Inside staircases & tearooms line the hallways. The staff are some of the friendliest & most helpful that I have come across as a wedding photographer. Daniel & Elaine rented some vintage bikes from Kilflynn just to add another element of surprise to their day. Combined with their outfits, I can safely say that it looked like the perfect vintage inspired wedding.

This was a very special wedding for me. I have known Daniel since we were early teens. My uncle who has sadly passed too early from this life is married to Daniel's sister Joan. Every Christmas, Easter, family outing, I would see Daniel & his brother Edward, I believe we even went to the bazaar together as kids with Tommy & Joan. I felt extremely honoured to be shooting their day knowing full well that Tommy was looking down on them & was most definitely part of the party.

Thank you Daniel & Elaine for choosing us to shoot your fabulous day.

Suit: Suit Select// Dress: Aibheil, Adare// Rings: Billy Nolan, Tralee// Flowers & Vintage Bikes: All Seasons, Kilflynn, Kerry// Hair: Caitriona Rohan, Tralee// Make-up: Aine McMahon, Tralee// Watch: Family Heirloom// Second Shooter//: Farah Khan