Early summer, and on a beautiful May day, Aidan & Aisling would hold their wedding celebration at Ballybeg House in County Wicklow.
After a fairly lengthy drive I made it the to house and was taken back by the stunning surroundings. And not just the beautiful landscape, all 150 acres of it, but what Ballybeg had to offer on site. An ideal location to get away from it all. Spread out on the grounds it is a very seductive set up. I was very impressed with what the location had to offer for my candid style.
I met himself, Aidan, at the door as I arrived. We had a brief chat. I gave the groom to be a loose rundown of how things may pan out. Before I made my way to where Aisling was preparing with her bridal party and family members. Her mother was certainly a bit of a character and took no prisoners, she was certainly a bit of a laugh.
The couple had decided that they would like to have a first look moment. And this can always be a lovely candid moment. Quite often it will be very emotive.
Soon enough things got rolling. The guests were mingling about enjoy the atmosphere and their surroundings. The ceremony itself was a pagan like affair and held in the Ayers Ceremony room. A room which certainly is an atmospheric space to say the least. A stunning stone walled space, low lit but for me the lighting was nicely balanced. I have witnessed a few of these pagan style ceremonies before. They always attract a curious interest from the congregation. This can be quite a unique affair. Everyone seems focused on the ceremony and the different elements to the ceremony.
Once done, it was then the start of the celebrations. I enjoyed moving from room to room getting images of the mood and atmosphere from this wedding celebration at Ballybeg House and the day moved at a fast pace.
Soon enough it was meal time. The newly weds went for a quick stroll then once they entered their dining room it was down to the speeches before topping of the night dancing, and another day down.