Trim Castle Hotel wedding photography in Co.Meath, Ireland.
Aileen and Anthony's Trim Castle Hotel wedding was one of the highlights for me last year. Not only did I get to photograph their beautiful day, but I got to design and arrange the flowers for the bride and bridesmaids' bouquets, church ceremony and reception room at the venue!
Aileen and Anthony have been planning a casual, but elegant wedding day in Co.Meath, where they both hail from, with the emphasis on their families and friends, good music (the groom himself is a talented musician!) and just everyone having a good time. One of the most memorable moments was when Anthony sang a song he wrote especially for the moment, whilst Aileen was walking up the aisle with her Dad at the beginning of the ceremony. One of the funniest moments has got to be the morning of the wedding when Aileen's Dad was delighted with himself after decorating the car with ribbons (see before and after images below!) only to be told that definitely wasn't the way it was supposed to look!
Just as the bride and groom wanted the whole day was very casual, relaxed and informal, despite the fact it rained non-stop. Fair play to the couple for braving some drizzle for portraits outside of the castle. In just 10 minutes we got some natural photos and headed back inside to continue the celebrations.
Flowers were important in adding some lightness on a dark ish day. Aileen gave me a brief of pastel colours and loose organic shapes in bouquets and arrangements. For the personal flowers I used blush pink, light peach and white colours with pops of burgundy coming from the Irish beech for some contrast. I was able to use some beautiful Cafe Au Lait dahlias I grew especially for Aileen and overall flowers which were in season were used to create a natural and elegant autumnal look. To brighten up and lift the ballroom I used mostly greenery with fluffy white delphiniums, limelight hydrangeas from my garden, grasses, poppy seed heads etc. For more of my flower work follow https://instagram.com/dashacaffrey
I'm excited to publish this wedding on Aileen and Anthony's 4 month anniversary! Huge congratulations to you both :) Enjoy the photos))