I cannot even begin to describe the level of AMAZING I got to see at Sinead and Drew’s Martinstown House wedding. It was seriously one of the most fun, exciting and totally unique weddings I’ve ever photographed – what a day! From a Gatsby-styled gown and a Scottish kilt (whose name sounded like something coming out of Game of Thrones!) to the most romantic first look and donkeys hungry for flowers… The day was absolutely filled with personal moments, laughter, tears and just incredible joy. I’m still excited just looking at the photos!
Sinead and Drew are one of those couples you always want to be around because they constantly remind you how to enjoy life to its fullest. Sinead is warm, genuine, incredibly supportive, and – unsurprisingly – the heart and soul of her amazing group of friends who gathered from all over the world to witness her gorgeous day with Drew. She told me about a mind map she created a few years back projecting her perfect man – kind, a good cook and someone who could make her laugh. As you can imagine, after after a completely serendipitous meeting when Drew stole her seat they became inseparable. And this is exactly what they brought into their wedding day – lots of fun, warmth, colour and an electric atmosphere!
Martinstown House Wedding
Looking for an alternative wedding venue to make the day even more memorable, Sinead and Drew got in touch with Martinstown House. They were blown away not only by the quaint house and delicious food, but by the amazing attention and personality Edward, Jessica and Andrew bring to it. When I visited the venue leading up to the wedding I just couldn’t leave – I wanted to explore every little corner, photograph every little detail and definitely thought about stealing their cats! Sinead and Drew also got to “christen” the gorgeous ceremony area in the woods built just in time for their unique ceremony. With beautiful poems and songs, hand-tying and even meditation, this was easily the most unusual and personal ceremony I’ve ever seen. Imagine your dearest friends and family standing around you in a shape of a heart as you share your first kiss! How amazing is that?!
It was the most beautiful summer’s day for their Martinstown House wedding, and everything called for a sunny garden party on the lawn! Time just flew by with garden games and a pinata, a beautiful swing that wasn’t left unoccupied even for a moment, and of course amazing food and gin bar set up in the sun. A dream to photograph, and a dream to be part of! After a while Sinead and Drew escaped to the back of the garden for a bit of intimacy, and while Sinead was taking a moment to herself Drew called up the local donkeys – totally noble steeds! Just look at the their expressions (Drew’s and the donkey’s :D). In case you are wondering – yes, donkeys are quite fond of bridal bouquets. In case you’re wondering what to feed them, you know?