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Wedding Wednesday: Olivia & Liam at Kilronan Castle

October 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
A very elegant wedding with some lovely bright details! Olivia & Liam got married in July, at the gorgeous setting of Kilronan Castle. A real pleasure to get to know them and their four sweet children.

Flowers: Geraldine Creighton, Newbridge, Kildare


Because October is Lovely

October 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I am definitely feeling the autumn spirit here, in my maroon dress, mustard yellow jumper and salted caramel Yankee Candle. Embrace the fall season too with this wee wallpaper I made:


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Be happy and well,
Julia
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Wedding Wednesday: Kathleen & David at Armada Hotel

September 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Kathleen & David got married on one of the nicest days we have had this summer. Deservedly so, as their wedding took place at one of Ireland's most stunning seaside locations, at Armada Hotel in Clare. As it happens, the whole day was bright and beautiful and it started raining as soon as the party sat down for dinner!

As you can see from the photos, they are a very happy couple and their day was abundant with smiles from ear to ear! Their speeches were so entertaining and engaging you felt you were a part of the group. You can tell from the way the two interact with each other that they are best friends, as well as being very much in love and it was a pleasure to shoot their wedding. 




Teapot Lane & Yeats Country Dreamy Getaway

September 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
This year, my dear man and I decided to spend our holidays in the country and go 'glamping'. Last week we spent 3 nights in a vintage, Father Ted kind of a caravan in a magical place called Teapot Lane. It is nestled under the beautiful Benbulben mountain, in the middle of a forest on the borders of Sligo and Donegal. You can also choose to stay in a thatched cottage, yurt or a tree house, which I hope to try next year! 

In the morning you wake up to the sounds of birds, into serenity without any internet or distractions. An experience I whole-heartedly recommend - I only wish we had stayed longer!

 

Although the weather was really patchy, it really felt like we have prolonged our summer with this trip. This week was definitely a transition into fall with the first few leaves falling off the trees. We spent our time reading books wrapped in a cosy blanket, talking by a camp-fire, sipping tea and wine, picking up blackberries and exploring the surroundings. There is so much to see - sandy beaches, quaint towns, forest walks... 


It felt overwhelming to walk these grounds and realise that this is the land that inspired the works of the great William Butler Yeats. His poetry was one of my the first connections I have made with Ireland a long time ago and definitely has played a huge part in my love affair with the place and my decision to move over. On the last day, we visited Glencar Waterfall, a place Yeats speaks of in The Stolen Child poem. 

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

I read through the poem again as we were driving and the feeling of escapism, magic and strong connection with the land as well as some of that beautiful sadness just came rushing over me. 


Our last pit-stop before coming home to Galway, was the old Tuam Railway station, which is now a cafe. So pretty! 




First Peek at our Wedding Albums

September 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Some gorgeous samples of the wedding albums we have on offer started arriving in the post. I can't stop admiring them and sniffing the newly printed pages! Our albums are Irish made and their quality is so amazing it always gives my heart a jolt!

This entry level album is 12x8 inch, includes up to 30 pages and comes with a fully customizable cover and box.
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