A Tankardstown House Wedding for Selina & Colin in Co. Meath, Ireland
We were delighted to cover Selina & Colin's day in Tankardstown House, Co Meath. Tankardstown is an absolute dream for photography as the grounds are beautifully maintained, expansive and diverse. Selina & Colin's day began in Monaghan as we covered their separate morning preparations. After their gorgeous ceremony in St. Dympnas, Tydavnet, everyone popped into Jacks pub across the road for a quick refreshment before guests headed on to Tankardstown and Selina, Colin and ourselves made a quick stop at Selina's grandmother's house for a few photographs.
The weather and light were absolutely perfect for photos until just after the group shots when the heavens decided to open. We were also so lucky to have been given 5 minutes of exquisite sunset light just after dinner and before their speeches.
Selina & Colin's day was a pleasure to photograph. :)
Here are a few thoughts from Selina about her wedding day:
"I have so many favourite moments it's hard to pick just one, so I'll pick two ;) I couldn't wait to get down the aisle, I pretty much ran down it but just before I took off, I stood there linking arms with my Dad looking up at Colin. I inhaled the biggest breath I could and began walking towards my future. This was it, the moment I had waited 13 years for.
The other beautiful and favourite moment that always stands out in my mind when I'm having a wedding reminisce, is sitting at the top of the aisle with Colin after communion, our wedding singer was blasting out For You by Angus & Julia stone. I got lost in the moment and started singing away to Colin. We had a cheeky laugh to each other as I remembered where I was. For that moment we were the only two people in the room.
Intrigued by Colin's answer to this question I asked the man himself, it was his day too after all, his response;
< "I was a very proud and happy man standing beside you at the chapel doors shaking hands with our families and friends for the first time as husband and wife." >
My advice to other brides would be don’t sweat the small stuff. If it goes wrong move on, in most cases there is nothing you can do about it anyway. Your Wedding Your Way. Stay true to yourselves and plan the wedding you want, not the wedding that’s expected from you. We thankfully didn’t feel any of these ‘expectations’, but then maybe they existed and we just didn’t pay any attention!
Delegate. People want to help so let them, it is impossible to do everything yourself.
Relax. Enjoy the journey as well as the arrival. And only do it with those you love.
Sleep. Make a point of having early nights on the lead up to the wedding day.
Trust your suppliers. They are the pros after all. This was a big one for me especially planning a wedding from the other side of the world! Each and every one of our suppliers were amazing (including Weddings by KARA) and are probably the reason why I was cool calm and collected on the run up.
Try to stay at your own table at dinner. It’s a good opportunity between courses to chat to other guests but you miss the opportunity to have a good catch up with the people your seated with, especially your new husband.
Break your shoes in. And then dance like no one is watching!"
Here are a few more details from their amazing day:
Church: St. Dympnas, Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan / Wedding Dress: Una Rodden / Maid of Honour: Una Rodden / Groom suit: Calibre (Australia) / Groomsman: Bogart (Belfast) / Head piece: Grainne Magher (Belfast)
Thanks again to Selina & Colin for sharing their wonderful day here. :)