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When most little girls dream about their wedding day they dream about being a princess for the day! And what says princess more than having your wedding in your very own castle!

For a lot of wedding destinations and venues that probably just is not possible but we are so lucky here in Ireland that we have a stunning range of unique castles the length and breadth of this beautiful country of ours. Thus making the fairytale wedding that we have all dreamed of a real possibility.

Over the years I have got to leave the dream also with my couples and have photographed in some of the most beautiful castle destinations. When couples are planning their weddings from abroad, they often book me before they have put any other wedding plan in place.

As a result I am asked what venues I would recommend and where is the dream setting for their special day.

So... I have out together below my top 4 list of Irish Wedding Castles. I would also love to hear from you in the comments below if you have been to any of these venues or whether you have another one to add to the list - I would love to hear from you!!

 

Waterford Castle

Right on my doorstep (I literally live across the road) Waterford Castle set on its own idyllic island really is a dream wedding venue. Long before Waterford Castle was a wedding venue, I played there as a child as it was a family home of a good friend of mine - can you believe owning your very own castle!! As a result I have a romantic nostalgia for this venue and love it every time I go there to photograph a wedding. So if you love the idea of a romantic hideaway that is only accessible by ferryboat then this could be the venue for you.

 

2. Ballyseede Castle

Nestled away in the beautiful Kerry, Ballyseede Castle is a family run wedding venue that has the luxe and grandeur of a castle venue but the personal family touch of a home that is feels loved and lived in. Set on 30 acres of parkland Ballyseede is a true hideaway where you can relax and indulge completely in the princess for a day vibe!

 

3. Adare Manor

For me Adare Manor is the cream of the crop in Irish Castle luxury. For a start the Manor is set on the edge of the beautiful Adare village a real throwback to an Irish country village, complete with thatched cottages and beautiful Irish crafts. And then you have the Manor itself with its sweeping staircase, lavish reception rooms, river walks and the most amazing formal gardens for photographs or even your wedding ceremony. Now that is something to dream about isn't it!

 

4. Castle Durrow

One of my favourites. Dating from 1716 Castle Durrow gives an honourable nod to its past and tradition whilst also offering modern and contemporary luxury. A perfect blend. The sun has always shone each and every time I have been to Castle Durrow and what a place on a beautiful sunny day! With the most attentive staff you are in very good hands at Castle Durrow.

On Your Wedding Day - How you Can be Ready for Your Wedding Photographer

siobhan colclough

On the morning of your wedding , your photographer will want to photograph all of those lovely details your have chosen for your wedding day - your jewellery, flowers, dress, shoes and of course your wedding invitations.

All of these beautiful details will help to tell the story of your day and when you see them laid out in your wedding album, it will bring back all of the memories of a beautiful day.

So what do you need to have ready for your photographer on the day? We always advise that you leave everything to one side the night before the wedding. That way, you can concentrate on getting ready and leave it to your photographer to get those perfect shots!

1. Wedding Dress

We advise that you hang your dress, without its cover somewhere that you would like it to be photographed. Your photographer can always move it with your bridesmaid help if they need to. If your dress came on a simple black hanger, there are some seriously pretty hangers available on Etsy that you could order. It is all about those little details!

2. Flowers

Once your florist has delivered your flowers, it is a good idea to leave them in some water until about 30 minutes before you leave for your ceremony. Be careful to pat them dry, so your dress doesn't get wet and they are all ready to be photographed.

3. Shoes and Jewellery

Ahead of the day, think of anything else that is special to you, that you would like photographed and make a list. It may be a family heirloom, earrings from your mum or your something blue. And of course your shoes, dont forget your shoes! They make a wonderful photograph, so pretty!

4. Engagement Ring

A ring shot is definitely one of our favourites, even better if you have both yours and your grooms to be's wedding ring as well. You could always discreetly pass it to a groomsman when you arrive at the ceremony!

 

5. Invitations

Your invitations often get the ball rolling for your wedding plans. You spend so much time choosing your scheme, incorporating it into your invitation suite and it would be a shame not to get a photograph of them for your wedding album. When you are sending out your invitations remember to keep a blank one safe for your photographer and have it with you on the day of the  wedding!

Now you are all prepared, go back and enjoy the rest of your planning!

Happy Monday xx

Images courtesy of www.eden-photography.com