Katie and I had the privilege of traveling to Dublin, Ireland this past June to photograph Philip & Eadaoin’s Irish-American destination wedding at Trinity College followed by an intimate reception at Leixlip Manor in Kildare, Ireland.
From the vintage trolley, to the groom’s cravat, this wedding blends old-world class with new world traditions and style. Half of the guests at the wedding were American, which allowed for a great fusion of both Irish and American nuptial tradition and celebration. We were fortunate enough to photograph the bride and groom inside one of the many halls on Trinity’s campus.
Philip is from Wisconsin and Eadaoin is from just outside Dublin. Both currently are working on the Ph.Ds in Physics at the University of College Dublin, however, they met by chance at MIT here in the states . Upon one of Eadaoin visits to the US, she attended her first wedding. This led to the couple renting a trolley for the transportation of the bridal party from the center of Dublin to the countryside Manor, where guests and family were waiting with champagne and crocket. Guests partied through the night in Irish fashion. A five course meal was served along with elegant hors d’œuvre and traditional Irish drink into the early hours of the morning. Their day was filled with eloquent speeches, impromptu love songs, a little rain for good luck, and a gay pride parade for a splash of the unforgettable. Ireland, with all its history and identifiable cultural traditions, made Ireland the ideal emerald backdrop for Philip and Eadaoin’s nuptials. Dreaming of a destination wedding?