This American couple travelled all the way to Ireland for their stunning Luttrellstown Castle wedding that could have come straight from a Hollywood classic film. Much like when Chase proposed to his bride Sloane on a romantic carriage ride through Central Park. This pair know how to make memories.
The bride and groom flew to Ireland with 100 close friends and family to celebrate their wedding.
I was excited to photograph their day because I knew it was not only going to be epic but very emotional and family orientated – the ideal combination!
Luttrellstown Castle is an amazing wedding venue and when I arrived I was blown away by the flowers that had been installed by the talented Frogprince Weddings. There had to have been the most flowers I’ve ever seen at a wedding. The flowers on the stairs and arches, the bouquets too, contained elegant yet vibrant Spring colours.
The day began with the bride and her maids getting ready while the groom and his men went clay pigeon shooting. When you’re in an Irish castle, right?
Back in the bride’s room, I learned that Sloane’s mum had handmade the veil which was very impressive. It was really beautifully done and she was even doing finishing touches to it as everyone got dressed.
Sloane’s dress by Pnina Tornai was perfectly suited to the castle surroundings. The shape and detail made it a wow dress that was fit for a princess. In fact, with the lace sleeves and her handmade veil, Grace Kelly came to mind.
The bridesmaids wore navy full length dresses which complimented the stylish tuxedos that the groom Chase and his groomsmen wore, including his son. The guys added a little fun to their outfits with their Irish-American socks.
As Sloane got ready to walk to the ceremony, she revealed herself to her dad and there were a lot of tears. Clearly Sloane and her father have a great relationship and it was very touching to see that special moment between them. The emotion continued as Sloane then read a handwritten letter from her husband to be. After all the getting ready and fun of the morning, it was a poignant time to take in Chase’s romantic words before the vows.
The ceremony was held outside in a gorgeous marquee in the gardens of this Luttrellstown Castle wedding, again styled with amazing floral decorations.
A piper played the bagpipes as the bridal party, and Sloane and her dad, walked up the aisle to Chase. The sun was shining and their faces were brimming with happy grins.
They exchanged their vows and sealed them with a ring, a kiss…and a signature of course. After the main event, came the party. Cue the Guinness, music and celebrations.
The bridal party really enjoyed having a laugh with their photographs as you can clearly tell. It makes my job a lot easier when a bridal party is relaxed and enjoying themselves. Then I spotted some beautiful light shining through the trees so I took Sloane and Chase to one side for a few intimate portraits before we broke out some coloured smoke bombs.
Back inside Luttrellstown Castle, the tables had been laid in Navy to coordinate with the wedding party. Flowers ever present and the new Mr and Mrs Warden were introduced to their guests before they shared a first dance in the Grand Hall.
After dinner, the party vibe really got going with hilarious speeches including Sloane’s sister and Chase’s son dancing. This was followed by the traditional father daughter and mother son dances with were filled with tears once more.
As we say in Ireland, the dance floor never emptied, and as I left them it showed no signs of it anyway. The couple and their invited guests were truly making the most of the day and night.
It was a real honour to capture this fantastic wedding, filled with love, fun and family. Thanks for having us!
Second Photographer: @JoshuaMulholland
Videographer Tom @ Vowart Wedding films
Makeup: @Makeupbyjudibells / @siobhanmakeup23
Floral styling: by Frogprince weddings