Tinakilly Country House Wedding in Wicklow - Caoileann and Oran

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Summer Tinakilly Country House Wedding in Wicklow

Tinakilly Country House Wedding Photos, Rathnew, Co.Wicklow.

Caoileann and Oran were both living in London, but returned home to Ireland to get married in the beautiful Tinakilly Country House in Wicklow. This wonderfully restored country manor is one of the best wedding venues in Wicklow and was well suited for their relaxed and unfussy wedding. 

The bride and groom both got ready in Tinakilly meaning they had a stress free morning. Tinakilly House has several options for ceremonies, and whilst the original plan was to have the wedding ceremony outside in the garden, it threatened with rain and the very personal and emotional pagan-humanist ceremony was conducted in the marquee which overlooked the Irish Sea. The celebrant was a close family friend and also married the groom's siblings. Having her there made the marriage part of the day even more special for the couple.

Caoileann and Oran definitely did things their own way and included fantastic meaningful elements into their wedding. Caoilenn wore a stunning pale green dress with intricate detailing designed especially for her by Joanne Fleming. Caoileann's mum designed and arranged flowers. The bride and groom made their wedding rings at the Dublin School of Jewellery. Instead of wedding favours they donated to three charities, and guests could vote on how much goes to each - there were three tokens in their place cards and three jars set up at the entrance to the reception, one for each charity. They were also asking guests to write ‘words of wisdom’ for as a guest book, to be put into empty bottles of some of their favourite
drinks and opened on wedding anniversaries. The place cards had a quiz question about the couple for each guest, to help them get to know each other.

It was a fantastic day filled with so many genuine moments of joy and love. It was an absolute pleasure photographing Caoileann and Oran's wedding at the Tinakilly House. Thank you to my wonderful couple for having me along :)