Belleek Castle Wedding Áine & Patrick


Congratulations to Áine and Patrick who were married in St. Bridget’s church Breedogue Boyle Co. Roscommom followed by a fantastic Belleek Castle wedding reception for their families and friends on the 15th of March 2019.

This was my first wedding in the stunning Belleek Castle and it did not disappoint- a beautiful building full of character and history and set in a mature wood and filled with happy wedding guests- sure what’s not to like!

I started my day off with a quick visit to Patrick and his groomsmen who were getting ready in Patrick’s home house in Ballaghaderreen Co Roscommon, I met up with Kris and Dominic from Sky Eye Wedding Films who were on videography duty for the day and it was a real pleasure working alongside the boys- you can check out their amazing cinematic wedding videos here. Patrick and the boy’s were busy with breakfast when we arrived but finished up to allow me to get a few relaxed photos before making the short hop to Callow in Frenchpark were Áine was getting ready along with her bridesmaids Sinead, Siobhan, Ann-Marie, Pamela, Niamh and Áine. The girls were in great spirits and seemed to really enjoy the whole build up to the wedding that was starting at 12:30pm in Breedogue.

When I arrived at the church I met up with Patrick and his groomsmen who were all suited and booted and enjoying the craic with the arriving guests. The rain started to fall soon after I arrived but thankfully it stopped just in time for the arrival of Áine and the girls.

After the ceremony we made a quick stop off in the center of Ballaghaderreen for a photo in the middle of the zebra crossing- it was a great laugh trying to get everyone out in the road and even though the crossing light turned red sooner that we would have hoped the motorists waiting to get by were very patient and let us get our photos with no fuss.

It was an hours drive to the castle and we made it in good time to allow us have fifteen minutes for photos in the gardens before the rain arrived and sent us seeking the shelter and warmth of the castle interior. The guests had plenty of time to enjoy the good food and wine and music on offer before the hotel called them in for the evening meal. After dinner Adrian Knight had the guests in stitches laughing as he worked his magic hypnotizing some brave volunteers. After the show the band Redwood got ready and we had the party reach another level as the dancing got under way. I managed to get Áine and Patrick outside for a few photos in the pouring rain before I made my way home and it is a great credit to them for trusting in me to get some great rain shots.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Áine and Patrick for having me as part of their wedding and I would like to wish them the very best for their future together- below are some of the photos from their special Belleek Castle Wedding….enjoy….

Belleek Castle Wedding groom photoBelleek Castle Wedding groomsmen walking photo

Check out Áine’s beautiful green wedding day shoes- sure what else would you wear on St Patrick’s Day Weekend and amazing bouquet supplied by Patricia Bruen.

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How stunning does Áine lookBelleek Castle Wedding beautiful Irish bride getting her wedding makeup doneBelleek Castle Wedding bride and bridesmaids open a bottle of champagneNow this is how you open a bottle of Champagne on the morning of the wedding- great job and great craic!

Belleek Castle Wedding stunning bride portrait

Belleek Castle Wedding bridal party bus transportBelleek Castle Wedding bridesmaids dress and bracelet Belleek Castle Wedding grooms button hole flowerBelleek Castle Wedding groom with his parentsBelleek Castle WeddingBelleek Castle Wedding the bride arrives at the church

Belleek Castle Wedding the bride with her father

The Rain just stopped in time for Áine and her dad Gerry to enter the Church

v the bride walks up the aisle with her dadBelleek Castle Wedding exchanging wedding ringsBelleek Castle Wedding the view inside the churchthe bridesmaids Belleek Castle WeddingI love shots like this – I’m sure the photo with me in the background has already been deleted haha

Belleek Castle Wedding guests taking photosBelleek Castle Wedding guests having a laughI would love to know what was being said here- answers on a postcard please!!Belleek Castle Wedding guests chatting

I absolutely love a good veil blowing in the wind photo-such a beautiful coupleBelleek Castle Wedding bride and groom outside the church

This was Patrick’s idea and it was great craic getting everyone out onto the zebra crossing in the middle of Ballaghaderreen town as soon as the crossing light went green- well played everyone

Belleek Castle Wedding bridal party on a zebra crossingBelleek Castle WeddingBelleek Castle WeddingBelleek Castle WeddingBelleek Castle Wedding bridal party at the castleBelleek Castle Wedding bridal party portraitBelleek Castle Wedding the bridal party on the castle stepsThe Bromance had to end eventually so it was one last kiss goodbyeBelleek Castle Wedding groom and his groomsmanBelleek Castle Wedding bride and groom on the castle stepsBelleek Castle is such a stunning location with many great places to take beautiful photos like these- awesome

Belleek Castle Wedding the bride at the castle groundsBelleek Castle Wedding bride and groom walk in the castle groundsNothing nicer than a stroll with your new bride in the beautiful grounds of Belleek Castle Ballina Co. Mayo

Belleek Castle Wedding bride and groom enjoy a laughBelleek Castle Wedding bride and groom photoBelleek Castle Wedding bride photo hugging groomBelleek Castle Wedding guests at the receptionBelleek Castle Wedding bridal party photo in the bar

The Grand National was under way when hypnotist Adrian Knight had his volunteers under his spell – great funBelleek Castle Wedding reception fun first dance Belleek Castle Wedding It is always great when your bride and groom put their full trust in you when you ask them to step outside in the pouring rain in the dark at their wedding- the resulting photo below is worth it- rain is not always unwelcomeBelleek Castle Wedding bride and groom photo at night in the rainIf you are planning your own Belleek Castle Wedding and would like to book Fergal Mc Grath Photography for your wedding photos please use the contact me page on this website to get in touch.

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