Despite the popularity of non-religious weddings, Laura and John were keen to maintain the tradition of an Irish church wedding. They coupled that tradition with all the modern chic that comes with Ballybeg House. Their special day was meticulously planned to achieve this and I think they pulled it off magnificently! Laura’s veiled arrival into the church, the lighting of the candles, and the ritual of the religious ceremony adds a gravitas to wedding day that many couples aspire to. It was lovely to be able to document this for Laura and John.
One of the great parts of my job is watching how trends and fashion within weddings change over time. As part of that I have noticed that brides are increasingly unafraid to create a distinct ‘look’ for their bridal party. Often this reflects their own passions and is not necessarily distinctly ‘wedding’. If you have a look at the gorgeous gowns Laura chose for her bridesmaids I think you’ll see what I mean. They are great formal dresses suitable for many occasions, not just a wedding. The deep colour and fabric is just lovely for a late winter/early spring wedding like Laura and John’s.
You’ll also notice in this choice of images from their big day, a couple of photos that document Laura’s family waiting for her big arrival in The Dress. I really like these images, you can see their reactions as she walks in, and her mother becoming overwhelmed with emotion in the moment. Such lovely images to have and to treasure.