TINAKILLY HOUSE WEDDING, WICKLOW PHOTOGRAPHER - AILEEN AND IAN

"Oh, Dasha, the photos are absolutely fantastic!!! We love, love, love them! Thank you so much! It really feels like you caught all aspects of the day and we are absolutely thrilled!"

Tinakilly House romantic wedding portrait

Elegant summer Tinakilly House wedding in Co.Wicklow.

Aileen and Ian's Tinakilly House wedding was an absolute joy to photograph! The couple first met in Thailand ten years ago. They had a few mutual friends and became good friends themselves after that holiday. It took a few years for the romance to blossom, but they eventually got together three years later and have been inseparable ever since. 

Both Aileen and Ian were really keen to have a relaxed wedding with a homely feel to it. They are both very social people and love a party, and wanted this to be reflected on their wedding day. The bride and groom had a good feeling about Tinakilly House the minute they arrived. This luxury Victorian hotel in the heart of Co.Wicklow is very close to Dublin, yet feels like a different world. Being one of the most romantic wedding venues in Wicklow, the stunning country house is surrounded by rose gardens, woodland and has fantastic views over the Irish Sea from the permanent wedding marquee. It was a perfect setting for Aileen and Ian's relaxed country wedding. It was a really warm day and joined by their families and friends they were able to enjoy a mad hatter style outdoor reception in the gardens. 

To go with the house party feel to their wedding day, Aileen and Ian prepared a lot of special touches. They dusted off framed photographs, which were placed around Tinakilly. They also prepared a polaroid picture of everyone as a place name, which went down a treat. They were mostly old photos and funny memories of the couple and their friends and families, which provided a great conversation starter. A really special touch was that Aileen's mum handmade her veil. She picked out the border and lace to compliment Aileen's beautiful Laure De Sagazan dress. 

It was great to see everyone being so genuinely happy for Aileen and Ian. At their wedding it was definitely the people who brought the party. The church service was very personal with family members and friends doing readings, singing and playing instruments. Speeches were heartfelt and emotional, and the evening dance moves were epic. It was an incredible experience and an absolute pleasure to document their wedding day.

Photo story of Aileen and Ian's Tinakilly House wedding.

Bride's dress - Laure De Sagazan from The White Gallery Boutique

Bridesmaids' dresses - own, Hugo Boss, J Crew, Jigsaw, Fran&Jane

Videographer - Edit House

Hair stylist - Joanne Kelly

Make-up artist - Niamh Martin

Florist - Rebecca Blooms Boutique

Band - Beat Club

Magician - Rua