Cara & Ed – Ballybeg House
The wedding of Ed and Cara in Oct 2022 was a merging of two people unafraid to take the road less travelled. Check out the amazing dress jacket on our groom and Cara’s stunning headpiece. These are both beautiful and individual choices that allowed them to truly be themselves on one of their most important days. Many couples feel the need to keep up with every fashionable trend that’s making its mark on that year’s wedding season, and I do love to see some nods to the contemporary moment in the weddings I shoot. But I also caution couples to make sure some of ‘them’ still makes it into their wedding day, and Ed and Cara achieved that.
However, I do think we can see some contemporary choices emerge from the special day of this pair. The stunning ceremony room at Ballybeg always ensures a cool and moody vibe that is the opposite of a formal church or an all-white bright space. Have a look at some of the images here to see how this space creates a ceremony that is intimate and cosy. The bridesmaid’s dresses in deep velvet burgundy are also a nod to 2022’s trend for texture, darkness, and something a little bit moodier in the style stakes. The avenue and grounds of Ballybeg can be utilized for all sorts of photography, and you get a sense of that here in Ed and Cara’s gallery. I love how the winding road twists and turns in the background, drawing your eye beyond the couple themselves. In autumn, as was the case at this wedding, the trees are a cacophony of differing shades, all of which provide the most spectacular backdrop for couple shots, family shots, and those special pics with the bridal party.
There’s always a bit of craic on that same Ballybeg avenue after dark. The venue have hung cute but effective string lights on both side of the avenue which makes it a great spot for informal photos, to chat outside the party, or as Ed ably shows us in these images, even a spot of dancing! When I left the celebration that night after taking some fun party images, I could tell the gang were only getting warmed up. I wished the happy couple well for the future with promises to soon handover their treasured images and made my own way out
onto that festooned avenue for a well-deserved hometime!