The July weather didn't bode too well for Seán and Karolin's planned outdoor ceremony at Martinstown House. As we left Trim that morning to head to Kildare, the rain was pelting down but by the time we got there it had stopped. Karolin was determined to have her civil ceremony outside in the walled garden and thankfully the weather decided to cooperate. This was our first wedding in Martinstown and both Seán and Karolin were getting ready at the venue.
The big log outside on the lawn was the ideal place to photograph wedding rings with the house as a backdrop.
We loved this personal touch - little Chilli plants at each place setting for the guests to take home and plant. Seán was delighted with his gift from Karolin. Karolin getting a helping hand with the dress from mum. A few last minute words of advice for the groom from Dad. The lads leaving the house for the ceremony. Karolin checking if the coast is clear before making her way downstairs. Karolin and her Dad making their way to the ceremony. A little tear is allowed........ What a gorgeous setting for a wedding ceremony. The whole day was filled with laughter, including the ceremony itself. I think Seán forgot his words :-) Walking back down the aisle as a married couple. With such a gorgeous setting, we didn't have to go too far for photos. The gate into the walled garden was the perfect backdrop for this relaxed couple. The guests played lots of outdoor games on the lawn in lovely sunshine. Some of them were making giant bubbles and this one floated in front of the house giving a perfect reflection. The venue served up a great selection of canapés while the guests mingled on the lawn. Giant Jenga is always a popular favourite. My kind of cake........real cheese During the speeches the gifts raised a few laughs. Sean and Karolin's first dance as a married couple. I don't think I've seen a dance floor as packed after the first dance.