Tempy & Michael's gorgeously unique lakeside wedding in AnnaCarriga Estate, Killaloe, Co. Clare

Tempy & Michael celebrated a gorgeous lakeside wedding on the shores of Lough Derg at AnnaCarriga Estate, Killaloe, Co. Clare.

We are thrilled to be able to share our photography and videography coverage of their perfect day with you here.

As always, if you hover your mouse over the images, some of them will have extra information in a caption. :)

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"To plan our day we used a Spreadsheet and Google! Pinterest was amazing too.... many hours were spent here looking at decoration ideas. Weddings online was great when looking for venue ideas, tips on bands and Dj's. There are so many forums online. Availability.ie were great for bands ... but the best advice is to ask people directly if you need help. Go see what they recommend first hand so you can ensure you definitely like it and then don't waste time... just book!"

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Our flowers... what can I say... amazing! Elizabeth Rose in Nenagh was so wonderful. I will admit, I left my flowers very late to pick!! I knew what I wanted but Elizabeth actually knew what I wanted :) I knew our flowers would be lovely... but honestly they were more than I had imagined. Our marquee was decorated so beautifully, Elizabeth did all of this so walking up the aisle I was blown away! Highly recommend Elizabeth... talented, full of ideas, calming and well priced!

Our flowers... what can I say... amazing! Elizabeth Rose in Nenagh was so wonderful. I will admit, I left my flowers very late to pick!! I knew what I wanted but Elizabeth actually knew what I wanted :) I knew our flowers would be lovely... but honestly they were more than I had imagined. Our marquee was decorated so beautifully, Elizabeth did all of this so walking up the aisle I was blown away! Highly recommend Elizabeth... talented, full of ideas, calming and well priced!

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"Pinch Graphics - Alan Tynan.... designed all of our stationary from invites to menus, table names, mass booklets, seating plan, signs etc... Hours of hard work went into our concepts and designs. Alan is a wonderful designer and we are lucky to have him on our team in IdeaBubble our web business. We really wanted a unique style for all of our stationary and the finished result was that!"

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 "Yvonne Fahey was our makeup artist and you only have to look at our pics to see how naturally she created the perfect look for our day! We were glowing. She is really experienced and has for many years now been there for me when I just needed to look amazing for an event! Not only that, she's an amazing friend :)"

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My beautiful Tea-Length wedding dress which I adored because it was just so much fun to wear was tailored perfectly by Milla Olesova. I met with Milla a number of times, she totally got what I was looking for, didn't charge a fortune and even settled me into my dress the morning of my wedding so I feeling perfect walking up the aisle!

My beautiful Tea-Length wedding dress which I adored because it was just so much fun to wear was tailored perfectly by Milla Olesova. I met with Milla a number of times, she totally got what I was looking for, didn't charge a fortune and even settled me into my dress the morning of my wedding so I feeling perfect walking up the aisle!

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My shoes were 'Menbur', a really pretty, girlie style to suit my dress. Shoes were from Serendipity in Limerick, they offer a great variety of bridal shoes. I loved these and hope to wear again!

My shoes were 'Menbur', a really pretty, girlie style to suit my dress. Shoes were from Serendipity in Limerick, they offer a great variety of bridal shoes. I loved these and hope to wear again!

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"Tadgh O'Flynn Jewellers. I can only say Wow! These guys know how to make a special ring that is truly unique. Tadgh was fantastic to me as I knew what I wanted and I didn't want to rush finding the right diamond for my ring. Michael will tell you all about it! Having originally thought we would go abroad for our rings to get quality and value, our decision changed the moment we visited TOF Jewellers. I would 100% recommend these guys, honest, hard working and exquisite work!"

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"Niall Colgan Hairdressers in Limerick completed my simple hair style. I was very happy with their warm welcoming service. Considering I arrived by boat to AnnaCarriga, I think my hair lasted fairly well!"

"Niall Colgan Hairdressers in Limerick completed my simple hair style. I was very happy with their warm welcoming service. Considering I arrived by boat to AnnaCarriga, I think my hair lasted fairly well!"

"Who needs a car! We sailed into Anna Carriga in a fab Cruiser, right up to the door!"

"Mary, Yvonne & Jackie wore a gorgeous vibrant girlie short pink dress which I sourced in the States. The style was so summery and flowy... absolutely gorgeous in our pics!"

"Mary, Yvonne & Jackie wore a gorgeous vibrant girlie short pink dress which I sourced in the States. The style was so summery and flowy... absolutely gorgeous in our pics!"

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"Our colour theme? I guess pink showed its face a little...!!"

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"Patrick Bourke Menswear in Ennis who were excellent, especially Matcha helped us find Mike a perfect trendy Remus suit for his big day! From start to finish Matcha tailored the suit for Mike, and being so tall 6ft 6', Mike really wanted to get the right fit. Would recommend this store for both hire and sales... huge selection of suits and excellent helpful staff."

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"We both really wanted a romantic wedding venue that offered something different and unique to celebrate our big day! We really were looking to find a cute place overlooking water that had plenty of nature surrounding it. AnnaCarriga just felt right and was close by for many of our guests too! Choosing a marquee wedding took lots of work...we won't lie.... decorating and co-ordinating unlike hotel weddings, but the end result was truly unique! Jana the owner of AnnaCarriga is flexible, reliable and a genuinely lovely person who cares!"

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"Rondo Trio provided ceremony & reception music. This trio offer a huge selection of wedding music and will arrange your own music if you have some favourite pieces. The flautist was exquisite, lifted the marquee with warm music to celebrate our marriage! Our music was both spiritual and encompassed some John Barry and Coldplay too..."
 

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"We had a spiritual ceremony which Janette Wade beautifully celebrated for us. Fr. Russell also offered some prayer. We designed our own ceremony creating some prayers ourselves and inspired by great Irish writers like John O'Donoghue. We really wanted to do something different that would not only be enjoyable for us but also that would unite all of our friends and family together. We felt so many people no longer attend mass so felt a more personal approach would be unique and maybe open the hearts of those too.We are so glad that we celebrated our ceremony which was so intimate in AnnaCarriga surrounded by the people, nature, music and beauty!"

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"The truly talented Karina and Rachel of Weddings by KARA without a doubt captured our wedding day in the most magical of ways! Karina and Rachel's energy was so calming and on your wedding day you need calm talented people who are passionate about what they do. It is so obvious that Karina and Rachel love their jobs, they were excited all day taking fab shots on the lake, on the boat and of course in our drumming circle! Would highly recommend Wedding by Kara for that special touch!"

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"We had lots of DIY touches! Thank you to all those wonderful helping hands that made the day possible. Remember to have lots of help when choosing a Marquee... IF you want to make it truly unique and special! Our sweet table was a wonderful creation by LSAD student Mary... she designed everything from scratch and I was impressed!! We found fabulous laterns and decorations which all came from the States...our pink leather couch and photo stands went down a treat and matched the decor fabulously thanks to our friends for arranging... and our guest photo creation, lots of touches from Mike's mom! All these touches were wonderful and lots more..."

"We had lots of DIY touches! Thank you to all those wonderful helping hands that made the day possible. Remember to have lots of help when choosing a Marquee... IF you want to make it truly unique and special! Our sweet table was a wonderful creation by LSAD student Mary... she designed everything from scratch and I was impressed!! We found fabulous laterns and decorations which all came from the States...our pink leather couch and photo stands went down a treat and matched the decor fabulously thanks to our friends for arranging... and our guest photo creation, lots of touches from Mike's mom! All these touches were wonderful and lots more..."

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Beautiful Lavender bags and chocolates were offered on tables for all of our guests. Michael's family generously took care of this tedious task I have no doubt!! Lavender is such a healing gift to give people so we hope our guests are still enjoying it. My sister keeps her's under her pillow!

Beautiful Lavender bags and chocolates were offered on tables for all of our guests. Michael's family generously took care of this tedious task I have no doubt!! Lavender is such a healing gift to give people so we hope our guests are still enjoying it. My sister keeps her's under her pillow!

"Cora Canny, my very talented Aunty generously created an amazing wedding cake for us! We were so lucky as she really knows how to cook. Our chocolate biscuit cake went down a treat and it showed, there was barely any left over!"

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"We didn't want our speeches to be stressful for people and we wanted everyone to enjoy their meals.  Father of the bride and Jill Michael's sister spoke on behalf of Mike's Dad Ciaran who passed away sometime after our engagement. We positioned these important speeches right after the Starters were cleared. This was the perfect time, people had just eaten and were not starving! Michael and Maurice the Best Man spoke after desert... this too was a great time to speak, it gave people time to enjoy their meal and the boys were fed and ready to stand up!"

"We didn't want our speeches to be stressful for people and we wanted everyone to enjoy their meals. 
Father of the bride and Jill Michael's sister spoke on behalf of Mike's Dad Ciaran who passed away sometime after our engagement. We positioned these important speeches right after the Starters were cleared. This was the perfect time, people had just eaten and were not starving! Michael and Maurice the Best Man spoke after desert... this too was a great time to speak, it gave people time to enjoy their meal and the boys were fed and ready to stand up!"

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"Drum Dance Ireland offered a surprise drumming circle for our guests which is still being talked about and probably will be for a very long time. We wanted to surprise our guests... we definitely did!! Drumming really brought everyone together... so much laughter, energy and fun, would highly recommend Urs and his gang at Drum Dance Ireland."

"There were so many special moments, really there were! Cruising down Lough Derg to walk up the aisle to be with the love of my life was magical!! Having such heart lifting music throughout our ceremony which touched the souls of all, Drumming in a circle with all of our best friends and family laughing the night away..... now that was powerful! So many memories in our hearts and minds to last forever...."

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"Our wedding band was the Love Junkies who had the floor rocking all night." 

"Our wedding band was the Love Junkies who had the floor rocking all night." 

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"To us, marriage means...

Sharing a life of laughs, sadness and joy, 
Supporting each other in all that we do and love to do, 
Learning each day from each other and 
Reminding each other that each day is precious so enjoy!"

Ceremony & Reception Venue: AnnaCarriga Estate, Killaloe, Co. Clare | Make-up Artist: Yvonne Fahey | Bride's Hair Stylist: Niall Colgan | Groom's Hair & Shave: Oscars & Co. | Shoes: Menbur from Serendipity, Limerick | Dress: Milla Olesova | Engagement  Ring & Wedding Rings: Tadgh O'Flynn Jewellers Nenagh | Other Jewellery & Gifts: Tadgh O'Flynn Jewellers Nenagh | Groom's Clothing: Patrick Bourke Menswear  | Flowers: Elizabeth Rose, Nenagh | Invites, Inserts, Menus, Table Places & Ceremony Bookletts: Alan Tynan (Pinch Graphics) |  Table Centrepieces: AnnaCarriga & Elizabeth Rose | Cake: Cora Canny | Sweet Table: Mary Allen | Ceremony Musicians: Rondo Trio  | Drumming Circle: Drum Dance Ireland | Wedding Band: Love Junkies | DJ: Manus, Tralee

Photography:  Weddings by KARA