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It's finally here, the Best Wedding Photos of 2018! - Dublin, Ireland Wedding Photographer

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O.M.G. 2018 was one to remember! (Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!!!)

Like last year, I decided to celebrate the “most romantic day of the year” by celebrating the love, happiness and all in between that I was so blessed to capture last year.

Being a wedding photographer for me has allowed me to meet so many beautiful souls, get to see so many moments that will be forever favourites in someone’s life and I don’t take this for granted!

I’m so grateful that I get to call this a job, that I get to see human nature at its best where people share their love, tears and all that comes with it in the most honest way.

That’s the joy of weddings, it’s all about the people.

In a time where social media makes everything looks perfect and the same I get to see beauty in every shape and form and love being the common denominator to all that.

When I say to my couples: “it’s about about having fun and being in the moment”I really mean it and I think 2018 was the perfect example., just watch the video and you will understand why.

I hope you enjoy this images as much as I do.

To all my 2018 couples, I couldn’t have done without you! The way you allow me in and invited me to your day is what made last year unforgettable for me and for that I’m forever grateful.

To all future couples, I can’t wait to make 2019 even better ! Let’s have some fun!

Engagement session at Guinness Storehouse - Dublin Wedding Photographer

I always dreamed on doing an engagement session at The Guinness Storehouse since moving to Ireland 7 years ago (time flies when you are having fun I guess!!) and I did had the opportunity to shoot several times in the Guinness Storehouse for commercial photography and every time I would see another corner I thought would be fun to have a couple for it! 

Finally I met these two and convinced them to let me go and let me explore and have fun there and oh boy I'm so happy with the result and I hope you like it too. 

I've been saying for a long time how I think engagement sessions are just so important and this year I've been making sure my couples have some awesome photographs to look back years from now and also to have fun while creating those memories. 

I really hope you guys enjoy it and if you want some cool pictures of you and your partner why not to think outside the box? Which place would be your dream location for a shoot? Let me know and let's make this happen! 

Two day wedding at Dublin City Centre | Dublin Wedding Photographer, Ireland.

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If you have been following me awhile you will know I'm a sucker for city weddings. Dublin City weddings are not easy but they are one of my favourite ones to shoot because the city is constantly changing ad there's so much to see and gladly Geraldine and John share my opinion and they wanted to showcase a few of the many beautiful corners of the city centre for their portraits. 

They had their ceremony at the University Church (which looks stunning!)  for the first day of the wedding then had to the Westbury for their drinks reception and finished off at The Residence for an intimate meal with their guests, the next day they had to Clontarf Castle where they party with a bunch of their friends and celebrated their wedding all over again! 

Here is some of the best images from the two days, hope you guys enjoy it I just had the best time shooting their wedding! 

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Venues: University Church, The Westbury, The Residence, Clontarf Castle

Hair: Gina

Makeup: Nicole Lynch

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Outlet Baldoyle

Suits: Louis Copeland

Groomsmen Suits: Protocol Dawson St

Rings: Bride, from mother. Groom Duggans Jewelers Fairview Dublin 3

Bride Shoes:Badgley Mischka

Flower/Bouquets: The Yard, Clontarf

Cake: Creative Cakes

Any other entertainment: Paul Harrington

A+D | Intimate Alternative Wedding in Tinakilly House | Wedding Photographer Ireland

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Storm Emma is in full force outside so why not go back to lovely September and check this amazing intimate and alternative wedding in Tinakilly House

When they contacted me the first thing they said was: we LOVE photos! To be honest I'm not that used to hearing that so it definitely sparkled my attention. They said that they were having a very intimate wedding and that her family and a small group of friends were coming from America and their budget focus was to get cool, fun pictures of their day (that's why I freaking love my clients!) so on the day oh boy, these two delivered! 

They told me to be completely free and as creative as I wanted, we end up doing a first look (which is something that here in Ireland I don't see happing that much - but I absolutely love it) and we had a great time! 

We also split the couples portraits in two sections so at night we could do some more alternative ones and that also meant they could spend more time with their guests (which I'm all about)!. 

Some of my favourite moments was when one of the bridesmaids actually took the brides vows from her bra, so funny! The bridesmaids were actually fab and when the bride's wedding dress needed some last minute alteration (5 minutes before the ceremony) they came to the rescue and with scissors in hands they made it perfect!

I hope you enjoy this wedding, it's a representation of how many cool photos you can get when you let yourself be creative and to have fun on your day! (The night shots are one of my favourites I ever took!)

E+A | Lovely two day Dublin City Wedding | Medley Wedding Photographer

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Oh my god Livia these photos have us crying in the taxi from the airport to the hotel in Barcelona! Thank you so much we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day (and photographer!) Thanks so much for all your fantastic work over the 2 days! You really went above and beyond and we couldn’t have pictured it all going any better than it did.
— Emma + Arran

Emma and Aran's was a 2 day wedding something that it's becoming more popular and I have to say I totally get why! Their first day had their closed ones in a intimate ceremony where they exchange loving vows and walked around Dublin City with me to take some amazing portraits of the two and the second day was a bigger reception with all the friends at Medley a private cool venue in Dublin City Centre. 

On the first day just at the beginning of the session at Merrion Square I asked the lovely ice cream man if we could invade his van for a few shots and I end up scoring some free ice cream for the couple (I should start advertising that too, I can see it now: "Cheeky photographer can get you some free food when possible"  my cheekiness didn't;t stop there and I managed to get these two inside the National Gallery of Ireland for their wedding portraits too! 

Free ice creams were far from the only cool thing on this wedding. To start Emma had her wedding dress custom made by Synan O'Mahony and after a quite a few tries they came up to something classically beautiful! To say Emma knew exactly what she wanted is an understatement and even the shoes she designed herself! 

Other things custom made was that Arran created an app for their own wedding! The app is for all the guests to share and view the images from the wedding and it was such a great idea!! On their second day at the reception at Medley they also have their custom logo put so saying that these two were big on making their day their own is saying the least! 

I could stay days here saying how lovely and warm and kind they are and also their family and friends were and how honour I've been to document their day, hope you all enjoy the images <3 

 

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Venues: Drinks: Marcels Dinner: Bang Restaurant Reception: Medley

Hair: Nikita from Crow St Collective

Makeup: Adele Miley

Wedding Dress: Synan O Mahony

Suits: Grooms suit - Louis Copeland

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Monsoon

Rings: Rocks Jewellers, Stonechat Jewellers

Bride Shoes: Shoes of Prey

Flower/Bouquets: Adonis Flowers

Cake: Rolling Doughnut

Band/DJ: WeddingDJs.ie - Gary Lonergan 

Second Shooter: Aoife O'Sullivan

 

E+T | Intimate Cottage Ballilogue Wedding Photographer, Kilkenny - Ireland

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Oh Livia!!
So many tears and smiles from Melbourne ❤️ You are so talented!.. Which we knew already as that’s why we asked you to document our big day but couldn’t have imagined such a stunning collection of photographs. Every single one captures the essence of the day perfectly. We’re both so happy with them all, as are our family.
— Esther + Tomas

Esther and Tomas were the most easy going couple I ever met in a way you always dream your clients to be (well, if you are a wedding photographer). Their intimate wedding at Ballilogue (a fairly new venue for weddings that it's just the cutest!) was what I believe weddings are about: love, loved ones and lots and lots of joy! 

On their wedding day there was rain (just a little - the sun came right back and gave us a beautiful golden hour towards the end of the day) but even if it had rained all day it wouldn't really made a difference because as you can see in the images there was not one person that wasn't beaming with happiness and I felt such an immense pleasure to be a part of such a lovely day. 

What I say to you, if you recently got in engaged is this: planning a wedding and making all those decisions can be tough but do it light handed, take your time and make sure to enjoy the process because when you take the time to enjoy your day (one that you've been planning for so long and that goes so quickly) the memories you will have forever are priceless and I know that when they look at their images they can re live all the happiness of that day once more! 

 

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Venue: Ballilogue 

Flowers: Wild Bunch Flowers

S+E | Fabulous Bellinter House Wedding Photographer - Preview

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I knew this would be an amazing wedding from when I receive their email in my inbox. Sarah and Eoghan had a clear vision and when I went down to Galway for our engagement session I knew that not only they were just the nicest people they put so much effort to make their wedding one of a kind.

One of the requests they had for me on the day of the wedding was to have an epic Vanity Fair/Magazine Cover photo in the award winning bathroom at Bellinter and oh boy tI think we got it, right? Look at this bridal party! A-mazing!

I can't wait to share the rest of the images but I couldn't help myself to squeeze in before the 2017 ends a preview of their wedding photos in Bellinter House, which by the way is just such a fab venue! <3 

Thank you for trusting me and let me be part of such a fabulous day! 

Supplier List:

Venue: Bellinter House - http://bellinterhouse.com

Hair: Nadine Quinn – www.thespace.ie

Makeup: Odharnait Ryan - http://www.odharnait.com/

Videographer: Forget Me Not Weddings http://www.forgetmenotweddings.ie

Wedding Dress: Asos Bridal - www.asos.com

Suits: Louis Copeland Made to Measure https://www.louiscopeland.com/made-to-measure-suits-i69    

Bridesmaids Dress : No. 1 Jenny Packham - http://www.jennypackham.com

Groomsmen Suits: Groomsmen – Marks and Spencer - http://marksandspencer.ie

Engagement Ring: Cobwebs Galway http://cobwebs.ie/

Bride’s Wedding Ring: Delphi Antiques http://www.delphiantiques.com/

Bride Shoes: L.K. Bennett - https://www.lkbennett.com/

Groom Shoes: Loake - www.loake.co.uk

Flower/Bouquets: The Wild Bunch - http://thewildbunch.ie/

Cake: Cupcake Kingdom (Made by Maid of Honour!) www.facebook.com/cupcakekingdomireland

Magician: Andy James -  http://www.ajmagic.com/

Ceremony Music: Jenny Dowdall -  http://www.jennydowdall.com/

Band: Soul Purpose - https://www.soulpurpose.ie/

DJ: Maxi Browne

Stationery/Signage: All made and designed by hand by the Bride and Groom

A+B Emotional City Hall - Angler's Rest Wedding - Dublin, Ireland

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Grab the tissues because this wedding is just amazing. 

Antoinette and Ben met in Seoul while teaching and they instantly feel in love after matching in a online dating website. They lived in Vietnam together before that they endure a long distance relationship which it was a tough one. 

After getting his grandmother ring after a trip to his family in Michigan and knowing he wanted to be with her for the rest of their lives. Sadly no long after their trip they found out that Antoinette had a lump on her breast and she would need to go under treatment in Dublin while he stayed in Vietnam still waiting to propose!

As he says: "Antoinette had started chemotherapy at this stage and had lost most of her hair. I knew I wanted to propose but I didn't know how much energy Antoinette had or how she would be feeling. On a whim, and since she was feeling up to it, we decided to take the ferry to Inishmore. Antoinette was weak but she wanted to rent a tandem bike just like we did in Gyeongju, South Korea. I wanted to get a horse and buggy but she refused. We rode our bike to the other side of the island, to Dún Aonghasa. There, high above the rocks and waves, I asked Antoinette to marry me. She said yes and we've both been giddy and smiling ear to ear ever since. I gave her my grandmother's ring, designed by my grandfather.”

When I met Antoinette we chatted on how planning the wedding whilst in treatment was helping her to keep the energy and the hope, her and Ben actually DIY'ed all the decoration which gave an extra special touch in the whole day. 

At the end their wedding was just so full of energy and love, they had a 1950's wedding themed day and even a tandem bike like they did in South Korea and in their proposal and they drove to the door of Angler's Rest which was just awesome!

Is weddings like these that being a wedding photographer is just a blessing and knowing and sharing stories of couples like Antoinette and Ben it's such a honour. 

 

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