Kathleen & Brian I spent my birthday on August 28th with this beautiful couple and their families and friends. They travelled all the way from Charlottesville in the U.S.A. to get married in an Irish castle! I gathered as the day went on that it was actually Brian's dream to get married in a castle and I suppose with a surname like O'Neil, it was inevitable that he has some Irish blood too! 2018 Weddings by Paula Nolan I can’t believe that we are almost ready to say goodbye to 2018. I still have two more weddings to shoot this month but thought it would be nice to look back on another very busy year. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my couples for trusting me to document what is one of the most important days in your life. I take my job very seriously, doing my best on every wedding day to capture your wedding story and guests. Wedding photos are like a time capsule and they are often the very images that people look at during family celebrations or when a loved one passes away. Tom & Gillian, The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. I first met Gillian and her mum Ailish about a year before her wedding when we met up for a cup of tea and a chat in Tullamore. We hit it off straightaway and before they headed away to their home in Toomevara, I was booked! A year later, with the sun shining, I set off to document Tom and Gillian's big day. The morning flew by and before we knew it Gillian and her Dad were making their way up the aisle. There was penty of laughs (and even a few tears!) as Gillian and Tom tied the knot. Carla + Stephen’s Fabulous Martinstown House Wedding Carla and Stephen were married at the stunning Martinstown House recently. What an amazing wedding venue this is, suitable for both intimate and larger weddings alike. A private country house on the most amazing grounds close to the Curragh in Co. Kildare. Not only was the venue a dream to work in but this couple were too! I loved this wedding day <3 Blaine + Jayne, Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. I first met Jayne a year before her wedding day when she was on the hunt for a wedding photographer. We hit it off right away and before we knew it, we realised we had chatted for well over an hour about anything and everything but weddings! I think throughout our lives we meet people that we are instantly comfortable with and Jayne was one of those. By the time we were going our separate ways, it felt like I had known Jayne for years, and I knew we would enjoy working together. Karen & Brian, New Forest Estate Tyrrellspass Karen and Brian were blessed with a beautiful day in June for their wedding. Karen and Brian were married in Ballinagar church before travelling to the fabulous New Forest Estate in Tyrrellspass for their wedding reception. New Forest Estate has it all, the perfect wedding location, beautiful scenery, a 300-year-old manor house, golf club and private pavilion. I was like a kid in a sweetshop with so much to photograph! Here are just a few images from a gorgeous day spent with a fabulous couple and two lovely families. Rose & William, Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club Rose and William were married in Kilcormac on June 1st, a little trip down memory lane for me having spent two years at Kilcormac Vocational School back in the 1990s. It's a small world as it turned out I had gone to school with the groom's brother too! Rose and William had their wedding reception at the fabulous picturesque Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Co. Westmeath. Donna & Paul, No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Limerick Friday the 13th April was a lucky one for Ennis native Donna and Galwegian Paul who were married in Limerick. The venue was the magnificent No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, full of lovely light and fabulous Georgian features. We took a stroll around to the Belltable Arts Centre where Donna performed as a young girl and met some interesting characters along the way! Lena & Paddy, Glasson Country House & Golf Club As Lena and Paddy were busy making their wedding plans, little did they know what would happen just six weeks shy of their big day... The lives of the Bracken family were turned upside down when Lena's Dad was extremely fortunate to survive a serious accident. So it was no surprise when the emotions got the better of everyone (including me!) as Lena and her Dad walked up the aisle in Kilcormac that day. It was a journey of determination and pride, this Dad was not going to let his daughter down. Marianne & Dan, Kilshane House. Marianne and Dan were married in the beautiful Church of The Annunciation in Bansha, Co. Tipperary and had their reception at Kilshane House, which is beautiful in Autumn colours. This blog post is dedicated to Marianne's grandad John O'Grady who passed away just five months after the wedding.