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.
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’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!
The floral decor and bouquets were created by A Room in Bloom.The groom wore a classic Louis Copeland tailored suit, finished with a pair of customised cufflinks – a gift from the bride.Louise’s 89 year old granny looked so radiant, she almost stole the show…The reception evoked the spirit of San Francisco and the couple shared the joy of their elopement with all of their nearest and dearest.One of the most impressive creations at the wedding – the incredible cake made by the bride’s talented mother! A classic Irish menu was served, including rosette of smoked salmon and pan-seared fillet of hake…It was truly an honour to photograph such a special and intimate wedding, full of passion and originality – just like the bride.
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!