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C+D Preview - Stylish Wedding at Bellinter House - Wedding Photographer Dublin

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Livia thank you so much! You are absolutely amazing on the day and these pictures show just how talented and how much fun we had.
Thank you so so much we loved having you with us to capture every moment of the day
— Ciara + Dave

When I chatted with Ciara about her and Dave’s wedding day she said the most joyful combination of words I photographer can hear: “I trust you, let’s have cool pictures and have fun” and, OMG we had fun!

As I said several times I just love shooting at Bellinter House and if you are considering them for your wedding venue, I would say you will be spoiled for choices when it comes to photos!

All that Ciara and Dave wanted it was to be a fun day and not take themselves super serious so we decided to recreate what now it’s becoming a classic shot for me, the bathroom photos in Bellinter, and that was just one of the many awesome and alternative spots we got to shoot and if you are having a cool bridal party like they had, nothing more epic than this group shot.

We also got the most amazing golden hour and went to a nearby rapeseed field for some photos and wait until you see the rest. When planning your wedding also allocate some time for a few adventures, they are usually the most fun shots.

Supplier List:

Venue: Bellinter House

Photographer: Livia Figueiredo Photography

Hair: Glen Kelly

Makeup: Natasha Ray

Wedding Dress: Kadee bridal, Athlone

Suit: Moss Bros

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Folkster

Groomsmen Suits (if applicable): Michael Barrie

Rings: Weirs

Jewellery: Loulerie

Flower/Bouquets: The Wild Bunch

Cake: My friend Linnea O’Brien

Any other entertainment: Joanna Marie Burke (ceremony and reception music)

Band/DJ: The Hitmen Trio

Videographer: Forget Me Not Weddings

Inside the venue: Ballinacurra House - Cork Wedding Venue

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Thinking on having your wedding in Ballinacurra House? I have a few details from there for you!

Ballinacurra House is one of the nicest wedding venues in Cork that I shot in.

Lovely sport for photos and gorgeous settings for inside or outside ceremonies and/or reception, so if you are planning to have your wedding there here’s is a little of inspiration.

Hope you enjoy it!

Surprise T-Rex Couple Session - Wedding Photographer Dublin, Ireland

I received an email from Meredith saying that she wanted to a couple shoot as a birthday gift to her boyfriend and there was a small request: she wanted surprise him with a T-Rex costume and do part of their couple session dressed as dinosaurs I almost fell of my chair with excitement!

First, everyone knows I love a session in town so what can make it better? T-REX COSTUMES, THAT’S WHAT!

So me and Meredith planned how to keep this a secret and go to the session as usual and reveal to her boyfriend when we stop for a pint and the rest is history!

I have to say it was a challenge to walk with them in the middle of the city centre, a lot of people were stopping, taking photos and even a kid stop to hold their hands which was very cute. But it was all worth it, I never laughed so hard in my life!

Anyway, I hope you all like the images and that brightens your day as much as it brightened ours :)

xx

J+R - Brazilian-Irish Love Celebration Ballybeg House Wedding Photographer, Ireland

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Talented, fun and professional are just some of the words I would use to describe Livia and her amazing work. From the moment we made contact with Livia, she was friendly and listened carefully to what my husband and I wanted for our wedding. On the day of the wedding, Livia was really quick at taking the family and group photos and spent the rest of the day documenting and capturing the happiness and love of our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and was so relaxed and fun on our wedding day. The photos we received were just perfect as Livia had perfectly captured all the emotions of the day and we are beyond happy with the results that we will get to treasure forever. Thank you Livia
— Joanne + Renato

I’be been living in Ireland for a good while and it’s always extra special when I get to shoot a Brazilian wedding (Brazilian-Irish in this case) and although I don’t get to do it often it makes even more special when I do!

Joanne and Renato are one of the kindest clients I ever got to shoot, their sweet approach to the whole day is just what every photographer dreams and on that sunny day in July I felt so welcomed and embraced not just by them but by their while friends, family and the team at Ballybeg House (I can’t wait to go back there this year, what a gorgeous venue!!)

Here’s some of the photos, I really hope you enjoy it :)

xx

Supplier List

Wedding Venue: Ballybeg House 

Hair: Denise Bray

Makeup: Grainne Kaneswaran  

Wedding Dress: Camila Machado

Jewellery:  Pandora

Bride Shoes: Camila Machado

Groom Shoes: Di Pollini, Sao Paulo

Flower/Bouquets: Tee Corkish 

Wedding Planner (if applicable): Tee Corkish

Cake: Kim at The Cake Avenue

Band/DJ: The Dream Band 

Videographer: Seed of Light

D+M- Dream two dresses, fireworks and camper van- Kilshane House Stunning Wedding - Wedding Photographer Dublin, Ireland

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Thank you Livia! Not sure if your superpowers extend to super hearing, because if so, you’d have heard the chorus of thanks and happiness from across 3+ timezones: from us in Canada, across Ireland, to Hong Kong, and then finally in Manila! We love the slideshow and our families across the globe love the pictures too. We really enjoy reliving the small moments you managed to capture (secretly!)!
— D+M

When I met these two that flew all way from Vancouver for our engagement session in the Farmleigh House I knew that I was in for a treat! They were so lovely and cute and filled with excitement for their day that I couldn’t wait for the big day!

They had their wedding in Kilshane House which is a fantastic luxury venue in Tipperary that every corner looking straight out of a dream, their orangery in particular is one of my faves, but other than a stunning venue, Kilshane House has another great feature that it’s the reason why I get so excited when I shoot there: they have two adorable pugs that the owners kindly allow me to hug and kiss when I go there!!! If you don’t know I have a slight obsession for pugs and tend to hug every pug I see, lol!

Back to the wedding, the day started and oh boy Daryll’s girl squad was just amazing! Such a lively group of ladies that were so keen to help (they were involved in a lot of details for the day, I heard) and we got to take some fun bridal party photos, the boys were maybe a tad less helpful but so fun to be around too!

From the church ceremony back to the venue we were quite blessed with the weather and we managed to take some beautiful portraits at Kilshane rain free, hooray! If you are having your wedding there, I highly recommend exploring the venue for portraits, there’s so much option.

Fast forward to the night time when Daryll look stunning on her second dress and we get to see some a-mazing fireworks display! Can all weddings have fireworks, please? To finish off we got back inside for some awesome dancing, and when I say awesome, I mean it! Their friends and family were one of the most fun dance floors I seen all year!!!!

Hope you like the images as much as I do xx

Supplier List: 

Venue: Kilshane House
Hair & Makeup: Nicki Fanning and Tara Eustace
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Suits: Hugo Boss
Bride Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Groom Shoes: Cole Haan
Flower/Bouquets: Bloomsday Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Dawn
Photo Booth (if applicable): Retro Photobooth
Any other entertainment: Elaine Hogan (harpist)
Videographer: B&G Weddings

Band/DJ: The Beat Boutique

U+K Preview - University Church - Fallon & Byrne - Nolita Wedding Photographer, Dublin Ireland City Wedding!

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Last Saturday I was back again in Dublin City Centre for another Dublin City wedding in Fallon & Byrne (which is some of my favourite wedding venues for Dublin City Weddings)!

This time we were in a few spots in town, one of which I haven’t been before. Nolita is a bar located just on George St and the couple had their drinks reception there and I was so excited to have some photos inside because it looks STUNNING! Definitely want to go back there for a few more photos in the future, there’s so many cute corners!!

So here’s a preview from the photos, we had a great time going around town and even though it was super busy (Sattudays near Grafton Street can be challenging) we managed to get some cool photos :)

Can’t wait to share the rest!! Hope you like it xx

Supplier List

Ceremony: Newman University Church

Drinks Reception: Nolita

Dinner Reception: Fallon & Byrne

Hair: Lou Merryweather

Makeup: Lisa Shannon

Wedding Dress: Love Ellie Bridal

Suits: Louis Copeland

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Coast

Rings: Fields

Bride Shoes: Michael Kors

Flower/Bouquets: Flowers Touch



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!

A+T Preview - Dublin City Hall & Fallon and Byrne Wedding - Dublin Wedding Photographer , Ireland

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Last Friday I had the immense pleasure to document Aoife and Trudy’s Dublin City Hall wedding followed by a reception at the lovely Fallon and Byrne. As I said here many times, I’m a sucker for Dublin City weddings and this one was no short of amazing!

We got to do the portraits before the ceremony and we were blessed with a sunny day in the beginning of February, who would’ve thought!?

Here’s a little preview and I can’t wait to share the rest soon :)

Hope you enjoy it! x

Supplier List

Venue: Dublin City Hall

Reception: Fallon and Byrne

Hair: Preen Dublin

Makeup: EF Creative Studio

Skinfull Affairs, https://www.skinfullaffairs.ie

Rings: Stonechat https://www.stonechatjewellers.ie/

Flower/Bouquets: Aoife’s Aunt Fidelma

Cake: Queen of Tarts and others from Austria and Milan

Photo Booth/Food Truck/ (if applicable): DIY job by Aoife and Trudy

Any other entertainment: Singers Gavin Mulhall, Pavel Baxant, Gianluca Perrucci, Kay Gowran

Boho Wedding Alpacas Inspiration Shoot - Xposé - Station House - Ireland

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A few weeks ago the lovely people from The Station House asked me to join them in a lovely shoot for the Xposé TV show where the wedding expert, Sarah from The Irish Wedding Blog was putting together a fab session with a boho inspired wedding dresses and the best part of it was not only we were surrounded by lovely dresses but they brought ALPACAS!!!!!

To be honest that sealed the deal for me when they invited to come along, I always wanted to meet them in person and check if they were as soft as I thought they were and THEY ARE SO SOFT!!!!

I made sure to hug them several times and I can assure if you decided to have alpacas for your wedding here in Ireland I’m the one you should choose to photograph it because me, Ted and Tom (the alpacas) are pretty much best friends for life now and I know all their best angles, lol!

Hope you enjoy the images and make sure to check all the fab people that were involved in the links at the end of the gallery.

x

Supplier List:

Venue: Station House

TV Crew : Xposé

Stylist: Sarah from Irish Wedding Blog

Model: Simona

Hair and Makeup: Pamela Hair and Make Up

Dresses: White Gallery Boutique Newry

Flowers: Petals & Pressies

Alpacas: K2Alpacas

Photographer: Livia Figueiredo

Assistant Photographer: Joseph Carr

A+S - Preview - Ballymagarvey Wedding Photographer, Dublin, Ireland.

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This wedding is an autumnal dream!!! Not only Ballymagarvey Village looked fantastic with all the colours that only this time of the year you can get but also Stevie and Annie looked a-mazing! They definitely had the best time of their lives and you can see that in every single picture! Was a dream to photograph their wedding and I can’t wait to share more!

For now stay with these sneak peeks filled with giggles, lovely autumn vibes, cool dresses and a dream flower crown! \o/

xx

Supplier List

Venue: Ballymagarvey Village

Hair: Aisling Hamill

Makeup: Ruth Cassidy

Wedding Dress: Dana Bolton

Bridesmaids Dress: Ghost

Rings: Anja Potz Worcester

Bride Shoes: Russell and Bromley

Groom Shoes: Angel Infantes

Flower/Bouquets: Frog Prince Events

Cake: Primrose Bakery (Dundalk)

Band/DJ: Rubix Band