Caitriona & Ian were lucky to have a lovely early Autumn day for their wedding. I started the day photographing at Caitriona’s home in Dublin. We also had time for a few family photos in the garden before leaving.

The ceremony was then held in Rathfarnham Parish Church which dates back to 1795. as sometimes happens, photography was restricted during the ceremony – but I’m always happy to go along with any unavoidable restrictions and work withing them. Outside the church, there were no restrictions, and the wedding car come equupped with champagne and strawberries (as well as a few umbrellas in case of emergency !).

Following this we made our way to Killashee House Hotel in Kildare. It has an impressive entrance courtyard and the Victorian Original House is a great background for photos. However, we spent most of our time in the lush Butterfly Garden – which also has a fountain and pagoda.

Later, following the meal we slipped out to grab a few floodlit photos outside – just before the dancing started for the rest of the evening.

Wedding Bouquet, Jimmy Choo Shoes and other accessories

I loved the “dont’s” – even if they weren’t meant to be taken seriously.

Beautiful Bride

Family photos int he garden before leaving for the church

Church, order of service and classic Rolls-Royce wedding car

Groom and Best Man at the church in Rathfarnham Very happy bride arriving at the church with her father

Wedding Ceremony

A few photos before leaving the church

Killashee House Hotel in Kildare

The great courtyard in front of the period house. This is called “The Original House” , where the pre-dinner drinks and main reception are held.

The entrance courtyard for Killashee House Hotel

Some lovely details and furnishings in the house

Some details outside and inside the house.

Reception setting and wedding cake

The impressive table settings and wedding cake – complete with important family photographs (and a few woolly interlopers)

Photos in the extensive gardens

First Dance followed by fun dancing for all

Night photo at Killashee with floodlighting

Just time for a quick photo before the dancing. At this stage, it was quite chilly – so we finished up as quickly as possible, before the dancing continued.