Markree Castle Weddings Efa and Anthony

Markree Castle Weddings

Congratulations to Efa and Anthony who were married on the 21st of September 2018 in St Molaise Church in Cliffoney Co. Sligo followed by a fantastic Sligo wedding reception for their families and friends in the stunning Markree Castle in Collooney Co. Sligo.

I started my day off by making the short trip from my home to Barney’s Hill in Mullaghmore where Efa and her bridesmaids Joanna, Betsy, Katie, Beth and Aíne were getting ready. It is a journey I am very familiar with and make quite often as Mullaghmore is one of the most scenic locations on the Wild Atlantc Way and it has amazing beaches and cliff walks and stunning views of Donegal Bay and of the Dartry mountains and I like to drop down on warm sunny days to soak in the views and swim in the ocean.

On arrival at Barney’s Hill I met up with Jason Mc Garrigle from Jason Mc Garrigle Wedding Films who was on hand to provide the cinematic wedding videography for Efa and Anthony’s wedding. It is always a pleasure to work alongside Jason and you can check out his amazing cinematic wedding videos on his website. Also arriving at the same time was Ailin Gallagher from Ailins Flowers who provided Efa with the most amazing wedding bouquet- you can see it in my opening shot with Mullaghmore beach and the Dartry mountains in the background- check out Ailins website for more of her splendid flower creations.

The house was buzzing with excitement as the girls were all busy getting hair and make-up taken care of. We got some great candid photos of the morning preparations and of the girls helping Efa with her stunning wedding dress from Heritage Brides in Hatfield House in the U.K. before making the short trip up to St Molaise Church which is right in the middle of Cliffoney village. On arrival at the church I met up with Anthony and his groomsmen Andrew, Lester, Jesse, Jason, Mel and Liam óg who were all busy meeting and greeting the arriving guests and handing out some mass booklets. I managed to get some photos of the boys and of the beautiful flower girls Rose and Poppy and the dashing page boy Oscar before Efa and the girls arrived for the start of the wedding ceremony.

After the ceremony we headed back down to Mullaghmore for some photos with Efa and Anthony, the wind had really picked up but it made for some great photos of Anthony battling to stay free from Efa’s wedding veil which had come to life in the Atlantic sea breeze. As a Sligo Wedding photographer I really love to take advantage of the stunning scenery on offer in Mullaghmore and when you throw two beautiful people in love into the mix you are on a winner with your wedding photos as you can see below.

The great thing about Markree Castle Weddings is that once you arrive back at the castle there are so many more opportunities for great photos everywhere you look and you could spend a whole day exploring the Castle and all its beauty from paintings, amazing Gothic windows, luxurious rooms and spectacular gardens and of course the beautiful wedding cake that was actually made by Anthony’s mum Judy – a very talented lady. I really enjoyed the speeches which took place on the grand staircase just before the guests made their way in for their meal and when they had finished everyone made their way down the stairs for the party and music which was provided by the wonderfully talented band The Tru Tones from Bundoran in Co. Donegal who kept the dance-floor filled from the start.

I always like to finish up with something really cool and I brought Efa and Anthony into the Castle gardens for some nighttime photos with the castle light up behind them. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Efa and Anthony for allowing me to capture their special day and I would like to wish them the very best of everything life has to offer for their future. Below are some of the great images we captured from Efa and Anthony’s Markree Castle Wedding,,,,enjoy…..


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