I was both photographer & guest for Phoebe & Conal’s epic Clonabreany House Wedding last summer  & needless to say it was my favourite wedding of 2016!

I’ve know Phoebe for yonks {we’re talking back to the first days of primary school} and Conal since he & Phoebe stated going out in secondary school so it was pretty damn cool to get to photograph their big day.

We started off getting ready at their house in Iona {a well frequented spot for  many a beer-pong tournament!} with the most excellent of bridesmaids, Eimear & Cat, and the rest of the lovely Carley family.

There were so many cool little details of this wedding that were put together by friends & family. Phoebe amazing up-do was styled by her own super talented auntie Maggie, the ridiculously delish chocolate biscuit wedding cake was whipped up her mom Martine and the guys ‘Where the Wild Things Are’  themed website & invites were designed up by Conal’s sister Sarah & her husband Mark.

The next leg of the day brought us over to Clonabreany house to finish getting ready. Shots of the boys getting spruced up here were taken by the excellent wedding photographer, and my second shooter for the day, Joseph Carr.

In typical Irish fashion we all lost out shit over how incredible the weather was & proceeded to have the most amazing outdoor humanist ceremony in the grounds of Clonabreany House.

Phoebe & Conal’s ceremony was something else. I may be biased but damn did these guys have had the best ceremony music I’ve ever heard! To start we were serenaded by Conal with his brother Rob on the guitar, next by Eimear & Sarah with the most amazing rendition of ‘Down in the River to Pray’ and finally, the weirdest & best of all, Simon & Fagan with an acoustic version of R.Kelly’s ‘Remix to Ignition’.

I could keep rambling on but sure you’ll get the jist of what happened from the photos – drinking, gold dinosaurs, epic speeches dorky dancing and lots more drinking!

Oh and there’s a look at some of our day 2 shenanigans at the end too, mostly giant jenga, sing-alongs in the shebeen and you guessed it – DRINKING !

P.S The audio file linked is the guys first dance song ‘Marry You’. I love a good tune to go with a blog post!

We'll Eat you up we love you so - wedding invitations Details of coffee, champagne and family getting ready on the morning of a wedding Portrait of a cute little Jack Russell terrier mix puppy Bride and bridesmaids getting their hair styled Red Miss KG high heels and still lives Blue pop art style family photographs on canvas make-up, brushes and jewellery Bride in curlers and cute blue dressing gown Candid photographs of family in garden Portrait of bridesmaid with sun flare on lensMother of the bride laughing on wedding morning Morning prep with girls on morning of the weddingBride gets a stylish up-do with hairdresser in her home   close-up of bright red painted nails Brothers of the bride get spruced up for the wedding Black and white portrait of Phoebe, the bride, and her beautiful up-do hairstyle joking around with hair extensions Awesome red Miss Kurt Geiger high heels with red bow and silver coin  Old debs portrait of the couple Groom writing up his speech Groom and groomsmen heading off to the wedding venueDriveway in to Clonabreany House venue Lagavulin Whiskey and Love & Robots bow ties Groomsman adjusts the bowtie on the groom Wedding morning prep shots with the boys Groom & groomsmen goofing around on the wedding morning Bright and colourful floral buttoners 3 piece petrol blue suit with a red bowtie, red cravat and colourful buttoner Portrait of the groom in his stylish blue wedding suit Hugs & smiles as guests being to arrive to the venue Clonabreany House's Black wedding car Wedding dress and shoes at Clonabreany House The finishing touches are put to the dress Close-up of hands doing up wedding dress buttons Beautiful moment of Bride kissing her mom Bride descends the staircase at Clonabreany House Wild things wed photography at Clonabreany HouseStunning 3/4 length satin wedding dress with a long train and sweetheart neckline Bridal party on their way to the wedding with amazing colourful bouquetsWild ones we love you so! This way to the I Do's !  Phoebe & Conal's Epic Summer Clonabreany House Wedding - The Shebeen BarDecoration ideas for chairs at your ceremony  Humanist celebrant Joe Armstrong Hand holding a lovely pocket watch and wedding rings   Bride and her Dad share a hug before walking down the aisle Bridal party walking down the red carpet aisle outside at Clonabreany House The back of the brides dress as she walks down the aisle  Groom has the best reaction ever after seeing his bride arrive  Family and friends cheering and applauding during the ceremony Awesome sunny outdoor ceremony under the trees at Clonabreany House in Meath Groom and his brother sing and play guitar during the humanist wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and sister of the groom sing amazing version of 'Down by the River to Pray' Couple laughing during their beautiful and fun humanist celebration Clonabreany House Wedding Outdoor Garden Ceremony First Kiss under a canopy of trees Couple exchange vows First kiss captured by Wild Things Wed Photography Couple & witnesses portrait after signing the registry Groomsman sing R Kelly's Remix to Ignition Newly marries couple cheer as they walk down the aisle Bubble confetti is blown as coupe exit their ceremony candid snaps of guests and friends hugging after the wedding ceremony Newly married couple walk through the grounds at Clonabreany House Wild things wed - wedding photographer based in Dublin, Ireland Irish wedding photographer - Wild Things Wed Clonabreany House Wedding by Wild Things Wed Photography Awesome multicoloured bouquet tied off with super colourful ribbons Husband & Wife laugh holding Light-up couple initial signs Super sunny wedding day portraits Main house at Clonabreany wedding venue Courtyard reception at Clonabreany Cool table seating plan idea - Mirror with Map and labels Cute wedding sign - Vows here, dancing there, love everywhere ! Natural snaps of guests enjoying the drinks reception fun and relaxed style family portraits Gold spray painted sign - so beautiful or so whatClonabreany House Dining Room Marquee Cool DIY table name signs - Spray painted in the style of lrish street signsMap of Dublin table seating plan Table centre pieces with Homemade gold sprayed dinosaurs and beautiful summer bouquets in  glass jars  Table sign themed centrepieces with gold dinosaurs Spray painted brontosaurus and pterodactyl Gold stegosaurus and spray painted metallic raptor Family Portraits with Parents and siblings on wedding day Selfie time Groom and groomsmen doing fun silly poses Details shot of red 3D printed Love & Robots Bow-Tie and Buttoner Wild Things Wed Photography - Portrait of stunning bride and bridesmaids Hugs and cute joking photographs with bridesmaids Bridal party portrait under archway at Clonabreany House View of lush green fields at the back of Clonabreay House Fly on the wall style wedding photography Full dining room marquee at Clonabreany House Bride gives s wedding toast and speech Clonabreany House wedding venue in Meath Wedding speeches and toasts Natural and candid wedding photography style Fun group portrait with all of the ladies at a wedding husband and wife laughing as they rehearse their first dance outside Newlyweds The cutting of the cake - using flash photography First dance on the black and white chequered dancefloor Dragging the shutter flash photography  Night time partying shots on the dance floor with flash and shutter drag Guests tearing it up on the dance floor at Clonabreany House Day 2 wedding lawn games - Jenga Guitar singalong and jam at the Shebeen bar at Clonabreany house Drinking and fun on day 2 of the wedding festivities cheers during acoustic performance at the Shebeen Clonabreany House Bar - The Butler's Rest