Had a lovely day for the wedding of Barbara and Mark last Saturday. Despite the dire weather forecasts for various areas, we had a lovely bright Winter-sunny day. Mount Falcon is a lovely venue with wonderful grounds – including many fine trees, like the ones in the first few photos :

Magnificent tree on the lawn at Mount Falcon Estate on Co. Mayo

View of the grounds and trees at Mount Falcon

Building details, Mount Falcon

Reception area in Mount Falcon

You can see the wedding date from the wall-calendar in reception

Wedding dress and flowers

Bride getting ready in front of the mirror

Bride and her sister

Groom, mother, brother and wedding rings

A quick pint before leaving for the church

The Bride & Groom both got ready at the hotel – but in completely different parts – to avoid any accidental sightings ! The groom with his family and friends had time for a quick pint before heading off to the church.

Callow Church, Mayo

The lovely Callow Church where the ceremony was held. Complete with a Harry Clarke studio stained-glass window, depicting St. Patrick

Part of the wedding party

Groom & Groomsmen outside the church

Bride and father arriving at Callow Church

Bride and her father arrive at Callow Church

Callow Church interior

The refurbished interior of the church

Wedding ceremony and candle lighting

Bride & Groom recessional

Wedding Car - lovely vintage vintage Packard Presidential from 1930

Car arrives back at Mount Falcon

This was a genuine vintage Packard Presidential from 1930 (see the classic numberplate). The owner (Wedding Cars Ireland) mentioned that this car was once owned by Buster Keaton (the silent movie era Hollywood star). Sadly, the car is no longer available for hire.

Bride & Car reflected in the lake

After the ceremony, we managed to get a few photos down by the lake in the hotel grounds. It was a lovely evening, but getting quite dark as it was pretty close to sunset (and a bit chilly too – so thanks to all the wedding party for their perseverance)

Couple and wedding car

Wedding Party by the lake

Bridal portraits

Champagne waiting int he reception area

Then, back to the hotel, where there was a warm fire and champagne waiting

Elaborate wedding cake and details

Lamps and candles

Some of the lamps and candles used for the wedding reception

Candlelit reception room

The main reception room was stunningly lit with a huge number of candles – the main lights were turned down very low to add to the atmosphere

Exterior Mount falcon after dark

A final view of the hotel, as the reception continued