Katie and Dave’s Irish garden wedding in August was very special.
Set within the grounds of Dunany House, a private estate in Togher, Co. Louth, it was a relaxed and informal celebration of their relationship and a documentary wedding photographer’s dream.
Dunany is Katie’s ancestral estate. Full of character and family history, it made a wonderful backdrop for their day.
The ceremony was in a beautifully traditional Irish church close to the house.
The tomb in the centre of the aisle belongs to one of Katie’s distant ancestors. Everything about their day was very personal.
Back at Dunany House, the drinks reception was held in the garden. I always love photographing the wedding guests during this time.
The father of the bride’s speech was a perfect mix of heartfelt words for his daughter and embarrassing childhood stories.
Dave played random recordings of Katie’s sleep talking during his speech.
The wedding party moved back inside for some seriously good live music to finish off the evening.
Katie and Dave are a talented pair, spending their lives immersed in wedding photography and West End stage productions. Their warm personalities were reflected in every aspect of the day, from the welcoming guests to the hilarious speeches. I wish them every happiness together.
If you’re planning your very own Irish garden wedding, I would love to hear from you.