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Intimate Autumnal Wedding at Tankardstown House | An Irish-Texan Celebration

WEDDING

13/11/2023

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Autumn Wedding Inspiration: Bucking trends and embracing the allure of Autumn, this international couple curated an intimate wedding that danced gracefully between the stylish and the heartfelt.

Tankardstown House's main entrance in the autumn light. Meath Wedding Venues.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

This Autumn wedding was truly inspirational. It was the most chilled out, happy and intimate wedding we’ve seen in Tankardstown House! This Meath venue is a wonderful place for a wedding at any time of the year, but the cool air and warm colours of autumn added such a romantic quality.

Andrea and Gareth, a young, spirited Texan and Irish couple enjoyed the prospect of marrying one another so much that this was their second wedding ceremony! (They first got married in Australia during the peak of a pandemic.)

They chose to have an Autumn wedding in Ireland; with it’s gorgeous light and rare colours, the autumn time made their wedding even more precious.

For their wedding day palette, they chose antique blue as their accent colour. This complimented the warm autumnal colours of their florals and the scenery outside!

Autumn wedding at Tankardstown House, bride's dress hangs from the curtain rail glowing in the window.
Bride enjoying the morning preparation before her autumn wedding.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

An Autumn Wedding at Tankardstown House

Tankardstown’s Library Suite is a perfect hideaway spot for a relaxed morning. This cosy room provides a calm and familiar atmosphere to ease any morning nerves; and the light that streams through the giant bay window warms the heart.

Father and son prepare together on the morning of the son's autumn wedding in Tankardstown House.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

Meanwhile, in the Master Suite upstairs, Andrea hugged and danced her way through the morning. Her family and friends beamed witnessing her pure joy.

Bride and her mother dance happily together on the morning of her autumn wedding.
Bride and her mother dance and embrace on the morning of her wedding.

The autumn colours gave the day a crisp freshness combined with a cosy air of sentimentality. A and G could feel just how special their wedding day was right from the get-go.

Their wedding day was stylish, delightful, and oh-so relaxed! The couple had given themselves plenty of time to prepare in the slow October morning in Tankardstown’s beautiful rooms, which set the tone for an easy day filled with laughter.

Close up portrait of the bride in her wedding dress at the window in Tankardstown House.
Groom's uncle enjoying the luxurious ensuite in Tankardstown House.
Portrait of Groom in his dapper suit on the morning of his autumn wedding.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

Andrea’s stunning dress shone in the bright Master Suite and her mother was beaming too.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

Andrea shared an emotional embrace with her father before setting off for her ceremony in the Orangery.

Bride's father arrives and first sees his daughter in her wedding dress.
Bride and her father share an emotional embrace before her wedding ceremony in Tankardstown House.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

An Intimate Wedding Ceremony in the Bright Orangery

The two sadly had to leave their dear pup behind (having travelled hundreds of miles to find a good carer before they flew from Texas to Ireland). But their dog’s love was present nonetheless and doing what he does best – eating their food!

Groom places a toy replica of his dog next to his wedding cake in Tankardstown House.
Toy of the wedding couple's dog eating their cake.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

Andrea took a quiet moment in the Drawing Room before the ceremony, then joined her father to walk down the aisle.

Bride and her father look to the camera before entering the wedding ceremony in the Orangery at Tankardstown House.
Guests look on happily as the bride and her father arrive at the wedding ceremony.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

It was an earnest and heartfelt ceremony. It thundered down outside, but despite that The Orangery provided a perfectly lit and cheerful ceremony space.

Groom greets the father of the bride as their wedding ceremony begins.
Happy guests share a giggle during the fun and delightful ceremony.
Guests cheer during a beautiful autumn wedding inside Tankardstown House, Ireland.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

The pair were blessed and showered with kindness from their guests – and the party began!

This was a day of many meetings and big hugs; these two families had not met before and were united today to celebrate the joyful marriage of Andrea and Gareth at Tankardstown House!

Unforgettable Autumnal Portraits in the Walled Garden

Following their ceremony, we took their formal family portraits. Two families from far sides of the globe came together to celebrate the couple’s beautiful autumn wedding in Ireland.

It was them time for Andrea & Gareth’s private portraits, so we took the giddy couple out into the crisp autumnal sunshine.

Black and white photo of stylish bride and groom walking through the Walled Garden in Autumn in Tankardstown.
Newlywed couple pose in  front of the gates of the walled garden in the autumn.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

Against the backdrop of Tankardstown House’s Walled Garden, the couple revelled in a portrait session that effortlessly captured the magic of the season and expressed their unique love story. The autumnal palette, with leaves painting the ground in rich reds and golds, made this day unlike any other.

Bride and Groom enjoy a peaceful walk together in the autumn light of Tankardstown's Walled Garden.
Black and white portrait of the bride and groom laughing together. Ireland wedding photography
Bride and groom are greeted by cheering guests at the Walled Garden at Tankardstown.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

An Intimate Celebration in Tankardstown House

The celebration continued with their drinks reception, which meandered through the many drawing rooms of Tankardstown House. First-time meetings and shared laughter added an air of excitement, making each moment memorable.

Bride's father awaits the arrival of the newlywed couple on their autumn wedding.
Husband and wife share a kiss in the gorgeous light of their autumn wedding day.

A defining feature of Andrea & Gareth’s day was the intentional choice to keep their guest list intimate, with only 50 guests. The result? A celebration that felt less like a production and more like a gathering of kindred spirits.

The couple were allowed plenty of quality time with their guests. All afternoon, the air was filled with laughter, shared stories, and the genuine warmth that only a smaller-scale wedding can offer.

As the sun sank into the horizon, bathing the estate in warm colours, the festivities moved to the Orangery for a famously-delicious banquet.

Tankardstown House's rear patio in the autumn light.
Autumn styling in Tankardstown's Orangery .
Guests enjoying the toy dog replica on the couple's wedding cake in Tankardstown House.
Guests sharing images and laughs over the charming toy dog replica on the couple's wedding cake.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

The Orangery was transformed from picture-perfect ceremony room to splendrous dining hall in minutes. Everyone eagerly leapt into their seats for dinner and to welcome the happy couple. And what a welcome they received!

Husband and wife arrive with great cheer in the Orangery on their autumn wedding day.

Photos by Ivana & Sam Photography

We wish A and G a wonderful life together and many welcome returns home and travels across the world!

Ireland wedding photography; couple walk together in the light at Tankardstown House.

Your Stylish and Intimate Autumn Wedding Awaits

Andrea and Gareth’s wedding at Tankardstown House is more than a celebration… It’s an inspiration for those seeking a wedding that marries the romance of autumn with the intimacy of a smaller-scale affair. The multicultural blend, the meaningful moments, and the relaxed atmosphere created an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Take advantage of the seasonal charm and celebrate your unique love story your way! If you’re dreaming of a stylish autumn wedding that speaks volumes in simplicity, get in touch!

Want to see more Tankardstown House weddings? Check out our colourful One Fab Day-featured summer wedding and the delightfully laughter-filled same-sex wedding on our blog!


Autumn Wedding Vendors

Photography: Ivana & Sam

Hair: Lisa Bradley

Makeup: Eennie Higgins

Bridal Dress Boutique: The Label + a&bé Bridal Shop – Dallas, Texas

Wedding Cake: Synnott’s Signature Bakes

Videography: Richard Finlay of Bride & Groom Films

Coordinator: Holly O’ Brien of Tankardstown House

Celebrant: Shona Weymes

Venue: Tankardstown House

  1. Krissy Johnson says:

    What a dreamy wedding day this was! I felt like I walked into a movie and could feel all the love between the couple, amazing work!

  2. Naomi Levit says:

    What a stunning day! You really captured everyone’s joy so well.

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