Summer wedding at Bellinter House in Meath, Ireland - Pamela and William.
Real wedding inspiration posts are back! I know many of you are in the process of planning your weddings, so for the next few weeks I will share these moodboards from real weddings I photographed last year. Apart from the details they may inspire a certain feel for the day, a particular photo, give an idea for portrait location etc. I hope you will find them helpful, or if not at least a feast for the eyes :)
Bellinter House wedding venue photos.
My sister-in-law Pamela and William got married last summer at Bellinter House in Ireland. Bellinter house is a boutique country house in Co.Meath, which won WeddingsOnline "Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year" award in 2015. With its quirky and vibrant interiors it was a perfect setting for their relaxed wedding celebration. It allowed to show their personality without doing too much to the place. The House is surrounded by gardens and lawns, which guests took advantage of. People mingled outside until dark and enjoyed catching up. An hour before sunset we went out to the wheat field for a few natural portraits.
Another beautiful location Pamela and William chose was Loughcrew House for their humanist ceremony in the remains of St.Oliver Plunkett's church. We decorated it with ferns and peonies to add to the rustic look. Humanist ceremonies have so much meaning as they are tailored to each couple. Pamela, William and their son Oliver mixed sand in a vase to symbolise this new chapter in their lives as a family. There wasn't a dry eye in the house during personal vows. If the more formal civil ceremony is not quite your thing, I highly recommend booking a celebrant and having a humanist wedding. Ceremonies like this are becoming increasingly popular amongst engaged couples because of how personal they are.
The wedding took place on the longest day of the summer. Having this in mind Pamela and will went for textural floral arrangements in shades of green, sage, light pinks and whites. I designed the flowers together with Pamela and we also added some ferns and foraged cow parsley and daisies for movement and natural look. We used coral charm peonies, scabiosa, sweet peas, nigella, delphiniums, larkspur, David Austin roses and the first of the season's dahlias. With those I created sort of 'gathered' garden style bouquets and table centerpieces. For the top table we hired a mismatched selection of vintage brown glass bottles which we filled with the same flowers and foliage. I think Pamela's bouquet complemented her beautiful crochet lace dress by Charlotte Balbier. She looked stunning.
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