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.

Wedding Bouquet, shoes and rosé champagne

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.

At the farm & the ring bearer "Ring Security" !

Bridesmaid and groomsmen got ready for the day in nearby houses, so I had the opportunity to photograph both.

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen before leaving for the church During the ceremony at the church in Kells Following the marriage ceremony and then off to Ballymagarvey in the car

Some photos of the idyllic surroundings at Ballymagarvey. It’s based around an old Manor House, with lots of picturesque converted and restored outbuildings.

Buildings, details and views at Ballymagarvey Village - Wedding Venue

Some of the bridal party, and Danny again – this time in his very smart wedding outfit.

Wedding Party photos - including the Ring Bearer

A few of the family photos at the entrance door to the Manor House

Family & Formal photos at the Manor House door

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.

Reception details - including a big featured "Heart" loaded with ferrero-rocher chocolates

Fantastic atmosphere and decoration in the main banqueting hall. You can see how it was setup here for the evening.

Ballymagarvey Banqueting Hall overview and close-up details Bride & Groom (including the heart !) Bride & Groom portraits

Bride & Groom by the old mill pond

Bride & Groom by the pond at Ballymagarvey - lots of reeds

The singer is Rob Hughes, who entertained the guests before the main reception

Banqueting Hall at Ballymagarvey & Wedding Musician, Singer Rob Hughes Couple, Wedding Cake and wedding rings closeup Guests seated for the main reception During the wedding meal

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)

Moonlit grounds of Ballymagarvey Late night photos - Bride & Groom

Now for the dancing.


Some final night-time photos of the location – with the Manor House at the bottom.

Nighttime photos of Ballymagarvey Village courtyard, grounds and buildings