Claire & Fintan were recently married in Birr Church and the nearby historic Kinnitty Castle. It was on a lovely, typically Irish day – with sunny spells and (heavy !) scattered showers. The day started with hair & makeup in the O’Carroll Suite, which is very light and airy and was great for photos (even with overcast skies).
Everyone was ready in plenty of time, and we had time for a few photos with the bridesmaids (all sisters of the bride)
The antique furniture provided the background for some early bridal portraits
The flower girls were nieces of the groom, and took their job very seriously – with always smiling faces
Luckily the sun was out for the arrival for the arrival at the church (St. Brendan’s in Birr, Co. Offaly)
Just as the bride arrived at Kinnity, the heavens opened. By the time everyone was safely indoors, the rain had stopped – just typical !
The Drawing Room at Kinnitty provided a great indoor location with lavish furnishings and decorations. There was also a great floral display (mainly from the hotel, but with the addition of some bouquets)
A few portraits in the main entrance hall – complete with suits of armour
I had a particular request to include the old family car “Nelly” in the photographs. It had been owned by all the bride’s sisters (the bridesmaids) at one stage or another – and had more than earned its keep by this stage. The reflection is of Kinnitty Castle in the headlamp of the wedding car (I make a minor guest appearance here)
The Great Hall was set up with long tables for the guests at the main reception
A quiet moment in the Library Bar, while the guests were settling down for the main reception
Balcony view of the “Great Hall of the O’Carrolls” with everyone seated
Bride & groom at the top table