Tulfarris Hotel Wedding - Lauren & Jordan's Wedding

Tulfarris Hotel

Tulfarris Hotel Wedding - Lauren & Jordan's Wedding. The wedding ceremony and reception took place in Tulfarris hotel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, on a warm September afternoon.

Tulfarris Hotel is one of my favourite locations to photograph a wedding. Tulfarris is a venue that I call a 'not worried about the weather' venue, as it has beauty indoors and outdoors all over the property. And I am always delighted to return to this stunning location.

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I first met Lauren and Jordan for their engagement shoot, and I knew this was going to be a loved up, and fun wedding. Lauren is a fantastic make up artist, and works in the wedding industry herself, and it was an honour to be asked to photograph her wedding. She meets photographers all the time, so I am delighted she choose me.

Tulfarris Hotel Wedding - Lauren & Jordan's Wedding

Lauren had the beautiful rooms is the Manor House in Tulfarris for her preparation photographs, while Jordan was just a stones throw away in the hotel. This is a brilliant idea, as it allows me to photograph both the bride and grooms preparations. A short walk to the ceremony room in Tulfarris meant no cars were needed.

After a beautiful ceremony, we walked the grounds of the hotel for 15 minutes to capture some stunning photographs. When I entered the reception room, I was blown away by how stunning it was. Lauren had put her DIY craft skills to great use, and really changed how the room looked.

Thank you to Lauren & Jordan. A great couple.

Ps. If you are looking for a brilliant make up artist you can check out Lauren's website here: https://laurenmalone.ie/weddings/

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Tulfarris Hotel Wedding - Lauren & Jordan's Wedding

Wedding Suppliers for this wedding:

Gary Barrett Photography - https://garybarrettphoto.com

Wedding Dress - http://littlewhitedress.ie/anna-campbell/

Grooms Suit - http://www.tangosdresshire.ie

Make up - https://laurenmalone.ie/weddings/

Flowers - Gayle's Florist Arklow

Cake - Baker Baker  - Nicola Arcari

Pre Dinner Entertainment - http://www.seanboland.ie


Summerhill House Hotel, Co. Wicklow - Amanda & Stephen's Wedding

Today's wedding is the wedding of Amanda and Stephen, which took place on a Sunday day last September in Bray, Co.Wicklow.

Amanda's house on the morning of the wedding was a hive of activity. Danielle McMahon was looking after all the girls make up, and Niav Brennan was curling and pinning, making sure there wasn't a hair out of place. On hand to record all the laughter and fun was Martin Healy, Videographer from My Wedding in HD. When I seen the big Rolls Royce from Absolute Limos outside I knew it was my cue, to head for the church, and meet up with the boys.

Once the fabulous ceremony was over, the Bridal Party and I headed to the amazing Kilruddery House and Gardens for our photoshoot. I had scouted out this location before we arrived, so I know exactly where to go, as a result the entire shoot was done in 20 minutes.

It was then party time in the lovely Summerhill House Hotel, in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Caricature artist, Niall O'Loughlin and Magician Carl Campbell were there to entertain the guests.

The party really kicked off when the band Smash Hits took to the stage. It was my first time seeing these guys at a wedding, and they were brilliant.

Have a look at the photos from this great day below, and feel free to like, and leave a comment, and also share with your buddies. For a full list of suppliers from this wedding, please check out the list below.


Wedding Suppliers fro Amanda & Stephen's Wedding:

Photography: Gary Barrett Photography

Make Up: Danielle Mahon - Make Up Artist

Hair Stylist: Niav Brennan

Wedding Dress: Embrace Bridal

Menswear: Moss Bros

Transport: Absolute Limos

Church Music: Nickita McAuley - Church Singer

Videographer: My Wedding In HD - Martin Healy

Venue: Summerhill House Hotel

Goodies: The Chocolate Fountain Station

Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes

Magician: Carl Campbell

Caricature Artist: Niall O'Loughlin Caricatures.ie

Band: Smash Hits


Brooklodge Hotel Wedding - Gary Barrett Photography

This summer I was back in Brooklodge for the wedding of Fiona & Owen. An Irish Welsh wedding was always going to be a good one, but this one was brilliant.

I love Brooklodge for weddings, because once you get there, thats it with cars for the day, and we can get the posed photos out of the way quickly, and get down to taking the candid photo's that capture the fun of the day. Which also means the Bridal party get to the bar quickly!!

Both Fiona & Owen were getting ready in the hotel, which made it easy for me to photograph both of them getting ready. This is something I think all couples should consider on there wedding day, as I normally only get the brides prepartions.

Well thats all from me for now. I would like to thank Fiona & Owen for having me there on their wedding day. And also would like to thank each and every guest for making this day such fun.

Enjoy the photos!!


Wedding Suppliers for this wedding:

Hair Stylist - Margaret O'Connor

Make Up – Marie Joseph

Flowers – Blossom Hill Florist

Ceremony Music - Perfect Day

Band – Perfect Day 

Photography by me!!

Summerhill House Hotel Wedding - Amanda & James

Wicklow meets Australia, Amanda & James. A big crowd from down under came to celebrate with Amanda & James in Summerhill House Hotel, which shows how popular they are! This wedding was a photographers joy from start to finish, because Amanda and James said the phrase every photographer wants to hear... "We'll just leave it up to you, whatever you want to do is fine with us!!" 

After a lovely ceremony in Enniskerry, we all headed to Powerscourt Waterfall. Drinks were served from the back of the wedding car, so everyone was happy while I was snapping away. But as usual, I like to move fast on a wedding day, so we were finished in 20 minutes, and started to make out way back to the hotel for the celebrations.

Summerhill Hose Hotel was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding. All the guests were happy. The sun was shining. Home made cake all the way from Australia. Fabulous flowers from Fussy Peacock Flowers. Amanda looked beautiful, and James was happy he finally had his girl. Overall the perfect wedding day.


Wedding suppliers for this wedding:

Venue: Summerhill House Hotel

Photo shoot: Powerscourt Waterfall

Flowers: Fussy Peacock Flowers


Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort - Katie & Brendan

Today I have the pleasure  to show a sneak peek to Katie & Brendan. They were married on daffodil day, and I was back in one of my favourite venue's in the country for this wedding, Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, it's a photographer's dream location.

Katie & Brendan got ready in Tulfarris, which makes it so easy when photographing the morning preparations, as I was able to jump from one room to another, and photograph them both. Hair on the day was by the very talented Sinead Gaffney of the Hair Mob, and make up was by the gifted Amanda Boland. I have worked with them both in the past, and as always they did a spectacular job on everyone.

I never usually mention the priest at weddings, but this was a very cool one! Using Star Wars figures for the sermon was very funny and I managed to get a photo of him in action!

It was a bright day, but god was it cold and windy! But fair play to everyone for braving the cold to get some great photographs. I had photographed Katie & Brendan's engagement photos in the past, so they knew what to expect and we got the photographs ready in record time.

A great day from start to finish. Thank you to Katie & Brendan for making me part of your big day.


Wedding Suppliers for this wedding:

Hair Stylist - www.hairmob.ie - Sinead Gaffney

Make Up - www.amandaboland.com - Amanda Boland

Flowers - www.trimbles.ie - Trimbles Flowers

Cheese Cake - www.sheridanscheesemongers.com/wedding-cheesecakes/ - Sheridans Cheesemongers

Band - www.thehitmentrio.com - The Hitmen Trio

Photography by me!!