Claire & Tyson had their wedding a few weeks ago. It started with a ceremony in St. Columcille’s Church Kells, then on to Ballymagarvey Village, for the reception. Ballymagarvey has a secluded setting in the countryside – located between Ashbourne and Slane. It has an old Manor House, and a selection of rebuilt and restored buildings which provide a great setting for a wedding reception.
I’ve selected a few of my favourite photos from their day below.
The “getting ready” took place in Claire’s old family home – which is also a farm. Apart from the livestock, the “Child of Prague” did his best to make sure we all had a rain-free day. You can also see the ring-bearer – Danny – below, one of the stars of the event.
Bridesmaid and groomsmen got ready for the day in nearby houses, so I had the opportunity to photograph both.
Some photos of the idyllic surroundings at Ballymagarvey. It’s based around an old Manor House, with lots of picturesque converted and restored outbuildings.
Some of the bridal party, and Danny again – this time in his very smart wedding outfit.
A few of the family photos at the entrance door to the Manor House
I was particularly impressed by the spectacular sweet table + heart – all arranged by family members of the couple. The impressive “heart” was made by a member of the bride’s family.
Fantastic atmosphere and decoration in the main banqueting hall. You can see how it was setup here for the evening.
Bride & Groom by the old mill pond
The singer is Rob Hughes, who entertained the guests before the main reception
View of the courtyard by moonlight (and a little help from some floodlights !). There were also a few wood-fired braziers dotted around the place (they were lit as the night went on)
Now for the dancing.
Some final night-time photos of the location – with the Manor House at the bottom.