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?
[…] Jenny is from Wisconsin & Matt is from Leeds, England. They call Chicago home after their journey from the East Coast. Katie and I had a wonderful sunny morning spent near the Adler Planetarium with these two and their four-year-old puppy, Hoosier. Jenny and Katie connected over their love for running (sarcasm), while Matt shared a little about his passion for Soccer (football) & Pizza. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as we strolled along Lake Michigan. The Chicago Skyline made for a wonderful change of scenery, as it isn’t every weekend we get to travel to the city, but we are always glad when we do. Can’t help but smile when we think about how much fun these two are and how incredible their wedding is going to be! We’re so looking forward to capturing their nuptials next August at the Heidel House in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Looking forward to meeting their families – we absolutely love all things English & American. Our dream is to photograph another wedding in the British Isles. 🙂 […]