Tara and Paul were determined to get married outside. They love being outdoors, one of their passions is hiking together. They got engaged while hiking in the Wicklow mountains. So an outdoor wedding in Ballybeg House was perfect for them. Being an Irish wedding it was bound to rain at some point, but the hardest rain of the day came down during the ceremony. It will no doubt be a lovely memory they will cherish forever.
Tara and Paul incorporated so many perfect details to their day. My favourite being their home brewed Carrick Mountain Beer and Tree Bark Ale. How clever! The moment I saw Tara’s 1950s Vintage Ciel Chapman dress from The Goddess Room I knew this wedding was going to be fabulous. Actually, scratch that, I knew from their engagement shoot I was in for a treat! Tara and Paul had an array of fabulous details from The French Touch, Pearl & Godiva, and Boxty. Paul sported a really slick grey suit bought and tailored in London. London seems to be the fashionable spot to find mens suits. Joanne Kelly and Sheena O’Brien did outstanding work on hair and makeup, not that Tara needs it of course, she’s a natural beauty!
The wedding was a relaxed one with the drinks reception in the main house by open fires and the dinner in the marquee out in the garden under the twinkly lit trees. The wedding menu was created so everyone could swap or share. I thought it was a great way of adding extra fun. Desserts were served on huge platters, each table getting a different dessert so everyone could pass and share. One thing I’ve noted at my times at Ballybeg is their ability to do food well. If you’re a foodie this is a place to consider!
Lastly, congratulations to Tara & Paul and to all the guests who took pity on a rain drenched photographer and offered to share their umbrella during the wedding ceremony!