Elaine & Colum had their wedding recently on an bright Autumn day with lots of sunshine. The day started in Elaine’s house for the hair, makeup and usual bridal preparations. Then on to Trinity College Chapel for the wedding ceremony.

During the ceremony, the singing and music was provided by the Anthem Singers choir. Following the ceremony, we had some time to take photographs in the grounds, before heading on to the reception.

The reception was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Blackrock. It’s set among beautiful, well-kept grounds, and has many locations to relax, walk and take photos. This time we stayed mainly in the gardens at the front, but also used the rear hotel entrance. There are some steps here and a portico, so I find this perfect for the more formal family and group photos.

Hair & Makeup at home. Along with Shoes, jewellery and the wedding bouquet

Candid photos during the bridal preparations

Bridal portraits at home (some with veil)

Trinity College Chapel with the groom and bridesmaids

Bride arriving with her father in the wedding car

Processional and ceremony overview

Ceremony and candles

Trinity College Chapel wedding ceremony

Signing the register and couple leaving the chapel

Wedding party photos in Trinity College Dublin grounds - including the square and campanile

Both families watch - couple kiss at the campanile

Bride and Groom leaving in the wedding car

Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel (Stillorgan Rd, Blackrock)

Hotel detail including fountain and lion

Family group photos

Wedding party photos on the hotel steps

Bride & Groom witht he Radisson and fountain in the background

Couple walk in the hotel grounds

Couple with garden, fountain and Radisson hotel in the background

Bridal portrait (Wedding Dress back) at the hotel

Following some photos in the grounds, we went indoors for the main reception. They had decided to have the speeches at the beginning – before the meal. as always, there are advantages and disadvantages to this – but it worked out very well in this case.

Reception room table settings

Wedding reception in the Radisson St. Helen's Hotel - some table settings

Guests and family during the wedding speeches

Bride laughing at her husband during the wedding speeches

Close-up photo of the wedding rings with the bouquet in the background