I love photographing weddings where people aren't afraid to think outside of the the box, so I was super-excited when Tara unveiled the plans for her wedding which included big American trucks and horses. Tara is from County Kildare, and this is the centre of the horse-racing and horse-breeding industries in Ireland. Tara is a horse-rider herself and was interested in getting some pictures of her horse. Here's a picture of her horse MinisterForFun who had won a race, and if you look close enough you can see Tara and her bridesmaid Sharon.
Tara wore a stunning silk ruffled dress from Nicola Ross, Naas. She said she saw it in the shop window and knew that it would be perfect! Her hair was arranged in a cute little birdcage veil with flowers. Her Irish designer Catriona Hanly jewelery was a gift from her beautiful stylish mother. The fantastic shoes came from Debenham's and the flowers were brought from Holland by Liam (who is a truck-driver), and arranged by Tara's mother.
Here's MinisterForFun, Tara's favourite horse. He's very photogenic!
Liam arrived at the tiny parish church of Moone, Co Kildare in a shiny Peterbilt American truck available for hire from All American Ads. I thought this was fantastic and so much fun! The men were kitted out in suits from Manly's Athy.
The little church in Moone was ready for it's first radio broadcast on the day of the wedding. The priest was really excited!
Tara and Liam's ceremony was held at the Lord Bagenal Hotel in Carlow. This was the first time I had been there and I was really impressed with the art on display at the hotel. We had a couple minutes outside before the rain poured down to get some shots in front of the truck.
And then back inside for some shots inside the hotel. I loved the mosaics in the bathroom and made Tara & Liam get some shots in front of it!
And the fanstastic cake by Fergal Birchall.
Thank you to Tara & Liam and I hope you are having a fantastic time on your honeymoon!
Church: Moone Parish Church, Moone, County Kildare
Reception: Lord Bagenal Hotel, Carlow
Bridal Dress: Nicola Ross, Naas
Bridal Jewellery: Catriona Hanly
Bridesmaids Dresses: Irish Bridal Boutique, Naas
Hair: Aoife Clayton, Naas
Make-up: Michelle Keogh, Castledermot
Men's Suits: Manly's Menswear, Athy
Flowers: Bought in Holland and arranged by Tara's mother
Cake: Fergal Birchall
Band: Tumbling Dice