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Killruddery House orangery wedding ceremony

A Dreamy, Orangery Wedding at Kilruddery House & Gardens – Bennie & Josh

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WEDDING

This intimate summer wedding took place in the orangery and gardens of Killruddery House, Ireland. The couple said “I do” surrounded by only their nearest and dearest and had the most relaxed day full of laughter, dancing and scrumptious food. –- When Bennie first introduced herself to us, we immediately got along; she shared our […]

A Spiritual Outdoor Summer Wedding | Iva & Steffen

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WEDDING

Iva and Steffen’s Spiritual Summer Wedding When Iva and Steffen asked us to photograph their summer wedding, Sam and I were thrilled! These two souls have an innate warmth and generosity of spirit; we knew their big day was going to be special. —– Set amongst three lakes in the wild southern region of Bulgaria, […]

Honeymoon couple Sit by roadside in Connemara, Ireland

What Does Elopement Mean in 2022? | Why Elope

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ELOPEMENTS

To Elope is to make a brave decision and reimagine your idea of a ‘typical’ wedding. It’s new, it’s different, and it’s something not enough of us know about. That’s why we want to shed some light on this modern reinterpretation of a bold, cool way to get married. And, as you’ll see later, there […]

Luttrelstown Castle wedding ceremony setup

The Ultimate 6-Step Guide to Getting Married in Ireland

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PLANNING

How To Check Off Everything You’ll Need To Plan your Destination Wedding in Ireland Or ‘How to Plan Your Wedding in Ireland (from Abroad)’ Flying across the Atlantic to get married in Ireland is exciting and oh-so-romantic! However, we know it can be difficult to process the many steps and hurdles in the way. But as […]

Tankardstown House | Ireland Wedding Venue Guide

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WEDDING

Tankardstown House, Exclusive Meath Wedding Venue If you’re searching for the wedding venue that fits your dreams, this guide will help you. As photographers, Ivana and I want to highlight some of our favourite (and the most picturesque-) venues in Ireland; this time, we’ll visit the grand Tankardstown House! Standing in Slane’s hilly countryside, this […]

Clonabreany House | Ireland Wedding Venue Guide

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WEDDING

Clonabreany House, Meath Wedding Estate If you’re searching for the wedding venue that fits your dreams, this guide will help you. As photographers, Ivana and I want to highlight some of our favourite (and the most picturesque-) venues in Ireland; this time, we’ll explore the country gem that is Clonabreany House! Just an hour northwest […]

American Honeymoon in Connemara, Ireland | Kacey & Alex

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TRAVEL

Connemara Honeymoon in Galway, Ireland | Kacey & Alex With one eye up to the ever-changing cloudscape, our long drive westwards finally brought us to wild Connemara. Through thick clouds, the waning sun cast tiger stripes of light across the mountains; we knew we’d found the perfect place for our Honeymoon couple! Fresh from their […]

engaged couple hugging and laughing

Iva & Steffen’s Mountain Engagement | Sofia, Bulgaria

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TRAVEL

Mountain Engagement Adventure | Iva & Steffen | Sofia, Bulgaria We drove up through the dense, zig-zagging mountain road to reach our favourite vantage point for their mountain engagement session. On hot summer evenings in Bulgaria’s capital, retreating to Vitosha is always a good idea! Eventually, we arrived at our trail to celebrate their engagement in […]

Gloster House | Ethereal Irish Romance

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INSPIRATION

Georgian Romance in Gloster House | Birr, Co. Offaly Gloster House lies along the leafy road between Roscrea, Co. Offaly (close to the magnificent Slieve Bloom Mountains) and the Heritage Town of Birr. Gloster House is one of Ireland’s most stylish (and exclusive) wedding venues. Planned with Martina (of MartinaO Weddings), we drew inspiration for […]

Mykonos private villa with swimming pool for destination weddings

Steven & Jamilya’s Destination Wedding | Mykonos, Greece

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WEDDING

Mykonos Private Villa – Intimate Destination Wedding in Greece Steven and Jamilya’s destination wedding makes for fantastic inspiration if you’re looking for a private and exotic wedding location. Not only that, but this small wedding was perhaps one of the most heartfelt, joyous and intimate celebrations we’ve ever seen. The couple and their families travelled […]

Bellagio honeymoon photosession

Nick & Jenna’s Honeymoon Adventure | Lake Como, Italy

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TRAVEL

Nick and Jenna are a sweet, adventurous couple from New York who chose the beautiful Lake Como for their honeymoon (who wouldn’t!). Their session began on a beautiful morning in the lovely town of Bellagio. We chose to explore the gardens of Villa Melzi, which offered amazing views of the lake and mountains. Our time […]

Fine art portrait of couple among mountains in Ireland

Dave & Laurie’s Winter Lake Adventure | Glendalough, Ireland

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TRAVEL

Dave and Laurie’s couple session in the Wicklow mountains happened on one of the coldest days that Ireland had to offer this March… Despite the weather conditions at Glendalough, these two never stopped smiling at each other and loved their adventure in the Wicklow mountains. If the cold weather is good for one thing, it […]

Epic bridal portrait in Ireland

CLIFF AT LYONS – WEDDING FAIRYTALE

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INSPIRATION

You’re planning the wedding day and you just can’t make up your mind: “Should it be modern? Maybe more classic..? Hmm but I like the sense of freedom and wildness too.” The possibilities are endless but you have only one wedding day and it’s coming fast. I think I have a solution for you. Cliff […]

PORTRAIT SESSION – BOTANIC GARDENS IRELAND

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TRAVEL

I’ve always wanted to photograph someone’s portrait session or wedding in a greenhouse… When I met Victoria and saw her unique style and passion for making her own clothes, I immediately envisioned these photographs. I suggested we go to the beautiful botanic gardens of Ireland for her portrait session and so we began planning. We styled […]

ANCIENT ROMANCE – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

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TRAVEL

If you’re into traveling and exploring hidden away destinations with lots of charm, Plovdiv might be the perfect place even for your special day! Check the post and see how beautiful this ancient European city is!

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