Welcome to Elaine & Maria’s kick-ass, winter LoughCrew House Wedding which I shot back in November last year.

Maria & Elaine are such a good example of a couple that planned their day perfectly to suit their own style and personalities {which were super laid-back and fun!}.

To start they got ready together and even did their own hair & make-up {mega impressed}.  Then after this they took a breather before the guests arrived and the madness of the day really kicked-in, and we went for a mosey around the house & grounds to take their couple photos.  This is essentially what is called a ‘first-look’ shoot. I’m a big fan of working these in to your day as it means you don’t have to lose any time at your reception later on!

Their ceremony then was a humanist ceremony with the brilliant Joe Armstrong as the Celebrant. This was followed by tonnes of mulled-cider, tea and hugs back in the toasty main house, family photos in the beautiful high-ceiling porch and then a few scoops in the party bar before dinner and speeches were called.

My favourite details to look out for include the Father Ted themed place settings, their customised mulled-cider cups with an illustration of their cat and my favourite portrait – the one directly below which makes me think of dictators about to address a massive crowd from their balcony … super stylish dictators that is!

Wild Things Wed LoughCrew House wedding

A misty foggy morning at Loughcrew House & gardens Loughcrew House castle ruinsMounted Goats head and cool patterned porch window at Lough Crew HouseCustom moustachioed cat cups for mulled-ciderQuirky paintings and details at wedding venue Living room and winter reception area at LoughCrew HouseBrides doing their make-up together Bottles of Jameson and Cork Dry GinBeautiful floor length silver and sequins alternative wedding dress Irregular Choice green bow high-heelsSparkly silver wedding high-heels placed on a window ledge  Black and white grid of moments of a wedding morning Bride does up the necklace on her wife to-be   A pair of shiny rose-gold copper converseBride laughs as she gets readycool Kitsch yellow rose wallpaper with old circus drawings  Bride descends stairs past vivid red wall Couple head out for their wedding portraitsLoughcrew HouseSame-sex marriage at Loughcrew House First Look couple portrait session Bride & Bride pose at lough crew house Wild Things Wed Dublin wedding photographer Depth of field shot highlighting backdrop of fields Couple stand apart in front of burned down house ruinCouple embrace on their wedding day Wild things wed photography by Caroline mc nallytwo brides hug at their Winter wedding portrait shoot Natural and relaxed wedding portraits Black and white details at wedding shoot Friends run over to hug the coupecouple walking shot Architectural detail at Lough Crew HouseDetail shot of bride's shoesWild Things Wed Photography - Irish Wedding Photographer Formal wedding portrait taken on a cool old balcony Couple smile and warm up in front of an open fire    Alternative Meath wedding venue Fresh simple lavender bouquets wrapped in brown paper and white ribbon Red berries trees and painted murals at Lough Crew Co Meath  Humanist Celebrant Joe Armstrong