Karol-Ann & David, Bellingham Castle

Karol-Ann and David live in Canada but came home to get married in one of my favourite venues, Bellingham Castle in Louth, on the 19th December. I met them for the first in June and I knew that it would be a good match as I felt very much at easy with them instantly. I met them again 3 days before the wedding for the engagement shoot on Dun Laoghaire, where David proposed to Karol-Ann. It was a fun shoot despite the cold, Karol-Ann was wearing a red dress and a red beret and she looked so chic! December weddings are very popular and many venues do wonders with Christmas decorations - Bellingham Castle was expertly lit up which made for an enchanting setting. Getting a sunny day was such a treat, the sky couldn't have been bluer! I started the day by going to the castle to get a few shots of David and his groomsmen getting ready, then off I went to Karol-Ann's parent's house. Shooting the morning preparations was a pleasure as it gave me a chance to get to know Karol-Ann's family and her bridesmaids. There was plenty of light in the house which made my job easier. The ceremony took place in Louth Village in a beautiful church.

The inside was a little bit unusual in the sense that the modern stained glass windows cast extremely vivid colours on the walls and on some of the guests, which created a beautiful effect. The family shots as well as the group shots with the bridal party were fun and I tried to be swift so that everyone could go back inside where it was warm and have fun mingling and sipping Prosecco. The speeches were great and I couldn't believe how fast time went by when the first dance came on - I stayed for a while capturing some action shots and the guests' Beyoncé moves on the busy dancefloor. David & Karol-Ann were just brilliant, so kind and patient throughout the day and I really enjoyed interacting with their guests as well. That really was a day to remember!

Here is a link to view the video highlights, wonderfully captured by the talented David www.dcmedia.ie/karol-ann-davids-wedding-film-highlights