Loughcrew Gardens & Bellinter House Wedding Photography, Co.Meath, Ireland - Pamela & William

Bellinter House wedding, Meath wedding photographer - Pamela and William.

Loughcrew Gardens and Bellinter House in Co.Meath, Ireland were two fantastic venues my sister-in-law Pamela and William chose for their summer wedding. They were married in a very personal humanist ceremony in the old church ruin on the grounds of Loughcrew Gardens. Some may consider planning an outdoor ceremony in Ireland a bit crazy, and we did have rain and showers lingering around in the morning, but 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony the sun came out and we had a gorgeous day. Ireland, you are a truly beautiful place on a good day! It was a first humanist ceremony I photographed. I loved how meaningful it was with personal vows, warming of the rings and mixing sand into a unique design (symbolising the coming together of three people, including their son Oliver, into one family). It was quite emotional and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! Pamela looked stunning in a Charlotte Balbier dress and Will wore a fitted navy suit. You guys scrub up well! ;) After a quick drinks reception at Loughcrew Gardens everyone followed the bride and groom and the vintage chevy to Bellinter House for further celebrations. Bellinter House is a luxury country house wedding venue in Co.Meath. Surrounded by beautiful grounds and fields it's a perfect spot for a relaxed wedding. Their quirky and chic interiors won numerous awards, and each space and room is truly unique. The speeches took place in a big lounge and everyone just gathered around. After dinner we put on some wellies available at Bellinter and jumped across the hedge into a wheat field for photos. We also couldn't miss an amazing big willow tree just outside the house. The party continued until the early hours of the morning and that wasn't even enough. We were killing it on the dancefloor and didn't want the music to stop! It was just such a incredible day!

I photographed the day and I'm so glad I did. As a photographer I witness parts of the day which other guests don't get to see. Sometimes it's easy to take it for granted, but capturing my own family reminded me just how special and precious those moments are. The morning preparations with its nerves, excitement and anticipation. Pamela arriving at the church with my father-in-law and him giving her hand to Will, which is I think my favourite photo from the wedding as I don't see that man getting emotional very often! I saw the love Pamela and Will share when I was taking portraits of them like I'd never seen it before.

I also created all the flowers for the wedding, which was a completely new experience to me! I used coral charm peonies for a pop of colour and their fluffy yellow centre, David Austin Juliette roses, dahlias, delphiniums, larkspur, nigella, and foraged daisies, fern and cow parsley to add a bit of 'wildness' to the arrangements. I loved every minute of arranging the flowers and it's something I'm hoping to learn more about in the future.

A story of Pamela and Will's beautiful wedding in Loughcrew Gardens and Bellinter House in Ireland.