Kaleen & Mikes Destination Wedding | Ballintaggart House | Dingle | Ireland
December 01st. 2014 | 1 Comment
With family and friends in tow Kaleen and Mike travelled from America all the way to the tiny picture postcard Kerry town of Dingle to wed in Ballintaggart House. We had a seriously blissful summer, yet Mother Nature decided to throw an almighty show of howling winds, driving rain and the odd blast of sunshine and fluffy clouds. One of Mikes friends asked me was this the normal weather for Ireland? I laughed it off saying “Shure tis grand, nothing to be worried about!” In all our years of shooting weddings we have only ever had one wedding where we couldn’t get outside for the photoshoot, as Mikes friend walked away, both myself and Sean worried that this would be number two. Having travelled from the other side of the world, we were gutted that we may not be able to get and capture this beautiful couple in the the Kerry landscapes that they craved. We forgot our woes as we listened to their very moving ceremony. Happy sniffles were the soundtrack to the “I do’s,” there wasn’t a dry eye left in the house after readings from friends and family. The hand fasting ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect and as the newly weds walked outside they were greeted by hot coffee and a patchwork blue and white sky! Taking this as our cue to leave, we all dashed to our cars and headed off to capture these two in the town that they had fallen in love with. We started in the famous Dick Macs, none of us were expecting what happened next. One of the locals pulled out his guitar and sang Kaleen and Mike a special song for their big day. It was an unreal moment. Now not really wanting to leave we made our way up a very wet and windy Conors pass. Not even batting an eyelid at the rain the pair got out and we strolled around the mountainside. What a treat! Arriving back to the house everyone was in the party mood thanks to the sounds from The Blow-ins, everyone danced inside and even we had to put the cameras down and have a boogie as they blasted out some of Mikes favourite Beatles classics! It was one of those utterly perfect days where the sun didn’t always shine, yet was busting with love and colour.
Reception: Ballintaggart House, Wedding planner: Elegant Events, Dress: Justin Alexander; Shoes: Stella McCarthy, Groomsuit: Suit Supply & Burbery tie, Flowers: Best of Buds, Dessert table: Cocoamoiselle, Drinks & Snack: Vantastic Vintage, Stationary: Urbanic, Hair: Pat O’Neill, MakeUp: Georgina Mackessy, Band (ceremony and reception): The Blow-ins,