Perched on a hill over looking the vale of Avoca, sits one of Ireland’s most exclusive wedding venues, Clonwilliam House. This venue only takes a limited number of weddings a year making it incredibly exclusive. This exclusivity, coupled with the venue’s attention to detail, meant I was very excited to shoot some wedding photography at Clonwilliam House.
As this was the first time I had shot a wedding here, I decided to come earlier to to look around. When I turned into the driveway and and saw the house for the first time, I was blown away. What a fantastic wedding venue!
On arrival I was greeted by Miriam (the owner) who gave me a very quick tour of the house and grounds. The interior matched the exterior perfectly. It was bright, airy and fresh with a modern twist. Everything was set perfectly in place for the day ahead.
The couple getting married that day was Breda and Peter who first met at the finish line of the New York Marathon. Little did they know that as they finished one race, they were about to begin a brand new journey togaether.
Breda and Peter decided to host their entire day at Clonwilliam House, including their morning preperations, their ceremony and their reception. Having a wedding all in one location is always a treat as it means less travelling and more time celebrate.
The day started with a great atmosphere in both couple’s camps. They had 140 of their closest family and friends joining them and the excitment was palpable.
I’ve covered wover 300 weddings to date and this was one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. All of the stars were aligned for this one — the venue, the vista, the weather and the atmosphere. And, most important of all, Breda and Peter.
Capturing wedding photography at the stunning Clonwilliam House was an amazing opportunity. I’m itching to get back there again soon! See more photos from the day over on my Instagram.