Modern Irish wedding photography |Louise and Pete | wedding photographer Ireland| Glasson House Hotel, Westmeath

If ever a bride was gonna do things her way, it was Louise.

There were no bridesmaids, but she did have a best man. There was even a ‘beast man’ – her brother Geoffrey.

Louise is an original. A creative and free-spirited girl, who makes sure every detail is just right and doesn’t settle for second-best. Her handsome and kind husband is a good example of that. Louise and Pete met online. A few years earlier, Pete had moved to Dublin from Wisconsin to complete his MBA and luckily for him, his bride-to-be had also settled in Ireland’s capital.

Sadly, Louise lost her wonderful dad quite recently so the idea of walking up the aisle felt empty without him by her side. Instead, in true romantic style, they decided to elope to San Francisco, then hold a proper shindig (a.k.a. an Irish wedding reception) back on the Emerald Isle a few months later.

They held their reception at Glasson Country House Hotel, in County Westmeath. Situated on the banks of Lough Ree, and home to one of Ireland’s top golf courses, it made a stunning setting for the marital celebration.

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The stylish bride wore a dreamy bridal gown by Tadashi Shoji, supplied by Covet at Powerscourt Townhouse.  This was accessorised with No.1 by Jenny Packham heels (complete with personalised soles) and a beautiful vintage-style headpiece – handmade by the creative bride. She even designed the incredible wedding invitations.Louise Pete Irish wedding 0022015-08-10_0092Louise Pete Irish wedding 011Louise Pete Irish wedding 005Louise Pete Irish wedding 006Louise Pete Irish wedding 007Louise Pete Irish wedding 008Louise’s make-up artist (and Instagram bestie) Christine Radomskas Gallagher flew over specially from Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Dan. A long way, but when it’s a dear friend it’s always worth the journey!Louise Pete Irish wedding 009Louise Pete Irish wedding 010

Louise Pete Irish wedding 012 Louise Pete Irish wedding 013 Louise Pete Irish wedding 014 Louise Pete Irish wedding 015 Louise Pete Irish wedding 016 Louise Pete Irish wedding 017 Louise Pete Irish wedding 018The floral decor and bouquets were created by A Room in Bloom.Louise Pete Irish wedding 019The groom wore a classic Louis Copeland tailored suit, finished with a pair of customised cufflinks – a gift from the bride.Louise Pete Irish wedding 020 Louise Pete Irish wedding 021Louise Pete Irish wedding 024 Louise Pete Irish wedding 022 Louise Pete Irish wedding 023Louise’s 89 year old granny looked so radiant, she almost stole the show…Louise Pete Irish wedding 033Louise Pete Irish wedding 026 Louise Pete Irish wedding 027 Louise Pete Irish wedding 028 Louise Pete Irish wedding 029 Louise Pete Irish wedding 030The reception evoked the spirit of San Francisco and the couple shared the joy of their elopement with all of their nearest and dearest.Louise Pete Irish wedding 025Louise Pete Irish wedding 031 Louise Pete Irish wedding 032 Louise Pete Irish wedding 034 Louise Pete Irish wedding 035 Louise Pete Irish wedding 036 Louise Pete Irish wedding 037One of the most impressive creations at the wedding – the incredible cake made by the bride’s talented mother! Louise Pete Irish wedding 038Louise Pete Irish wedding 041A classic Irish menu was served, including rosette of smoked salmon and pan-seared fillet of hake…Louise Pete Irish wedding 039 Louise Pete Irish wedding 040Louise Pete Irish wedding 044 Louise Pete Irish wedding 042 Louise Pete Irish wedding 043It was truly an honour to photograph such a special and intimate wedding, full of passion and originality – just like the bride.Louise Pete Irish wedding 045

 

If you are planning your big day, and need a wedding photographer in Ireland, please get in touch – I’m always happy to tie it in with a family visit!

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