Tara & JJ who are from a town near to Washington, USA came across all the way over Ireland to get hitched. It was a fairly intimate affair with around 50 or so of their closest family and friends gathering at the beautiful and scenic location of Knappogue Castle near to Bunratty in County Clare.
Before everyone headed to the castle to enjoy the service. Both the bride and the groom were getting ready for the day at the Templegate Hotel in Ennis, County Clare where the reception took place later in the day. It was handy having both there for obvious reasons but later it became a bit of a military operation to ensure that the bride and groom did not see each other before they made it up to the castle.
This wedding was also co-ordinated with the help of the wonderful wedding planner, Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events who is based down in Kerry.
I was a little taken back when Tara showed me the shoes, well in this case, the boots she was wearing on the day. Totally unusual and not the standard style we see week in and week out. Love it!!!!
One of the other twists on the day was that Tara wanted to wear her favourite socks and again it was great as it was totally unusual.
Then a few pictures of JJ, the groom getting ready. JJ managed to find a tartan that was linked to his family. He said he always wanted a kilt and what a great day to finally wear it and show it off.
Once the official service had been done. The guests were in for a treat as Tara & JJ were going have a traditional Celtic service performed by Celtic priest, Dara Molloy.
Wedding co-ordinator: Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events