Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous family festival theme Wedding in Ireland.
The pretty August celebration of Aaron and Annabel was held at the Kippure Estate, a spectacular setting in County Wicklow surrounded by extensive woodlands, fertile pasture land and dome-shaped mountains as far as the eye can see.
Images were captured by Liberty Pearl Photography.
Amber of Liberty Pearl is a Wedding Photographer documenting love, joy & happiness in Devon and Cornwall and beyond.
She has have been a photographer for 16 years and a wedding and portrait photographer for 7 years.
She loves being creative, and after starting her career in music and event photography she found weddings and portraiture to be an exciting new challenge.
Her reportage style of photography is very natural, unobtrusive, and relaxed therefore capturing the special and spontaneous natural moments, to tell the perfect story and convey the happiness and ambience of the day.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Annabel…
How did you meet?
“Aaron and I met on a train from Plymouth 10 years ago and got chatting, I got off at my stop and that was that.”
“Then a month later I was getting the train again, as I walked through the carriage looking for a seat I heard someone say hello and then wave at me, it was Aaron!”
“We got talking some more and realised we had been at university together for three years but had never actually met.”
“With a promise of teaching me to sail, we swapped numbers. We met up after that for a drink and have been together ever since (he still has not taught me how to sail). ”
Tell us about the Engagement
“Years later, in April 2015, Aaron said he was taking me away for a little surprise trip.”
“We boarded a train, taking the same journey we had first met on, which also happens to be one of my favourite trips as it runs along the Devon coast right next to the water’s edge and is beautiful.”
“As we reached this part of the journey, Aaron said it was the anniversary of the day I first told him I loved him and asked me to marry him.”
Tell us about your Wedding Planning journey
“We got married on 22nd August, 2016 in the mountains of Co. Wicklow in Ireland, near where we now live and where Aaron had grown up.”
“We’re both fairly laid-back so right from the start we knew we did not want to be overly stressed with planning the wedding and that the main thing for us was that it was all as relaxed as possible.”
“We have two children so we also felt that this wedding was as much about them as it was us and wanted it to be as fun as possible for them and their friends.”
“We wanted to be outside as much as you can in the Irish summer weather and we did not want anything too formal.”
“The first thing we did was find a venue that could accommodate everyone overnight for a couple of days as we had so many guests travelling from overseas we felt it was important we could all stay together.”
“Then from there we mainly focused on getting some decent bands to play and making sure the children were entertained. We sort of ended up with a festival type wedding.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“It’s so hard to pick the best part of the day as it was all great, just being with everyone that means something to you for a couple of days was fantastic.”
“I think the biggest highlight for me was actually the ceremony.”
“We were outdoors and it had been awful weather all morning but just before the ceremony the sun suddenly came out and it was just so beautiful and seeing Aaron and all the people I care about in one place for the first time was a really special moment.”
What would be your advice to other couples getting Married?
“My advice to anyone planning a wedding is to not get weighed down in the little things too much.”
“Ultimately, people just want to come and see their friends and have a big party and no-one really cares what colour your napkins are or if your flowers coordinate with your groomsmen’s ties.”
“Also, try not to be too rigid in your plans, things will change or there will be last minute problems and if you are too fixed in how you want things to go it makes it much harder to resolve and less enjoyable.”
“Our venue burnt down the month before our wedding but it still all worked out absolutely fine, they just put a marquee up on the grass and it was even better than before!”
Thank you so much to Amber of Liberty Pearl for sharing this epic festival theme wedding.
Isn’t it just immense!
Love the vibrant colours of the marquee styling and the relaxed outdoor ceremony.
Such a stunning celebration where the focus is firmly on fmily and fun.
Venue: Kippure Estate
Photography: Liberty Pearl Photography
Bridal wear: Ro Molloy Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid dresses: Ro Molloy Bridal Couture
Shoes: Jenny Packham
Groom attire: Magee Clothing
Beauty/make up: EF Creative Studios
Cakes: Emer Bailey (Groom’s Mum)
Catering and Marquee hire: Kippure Estate
Celebrants: Humanist Association of Ireland
Decorative hire: borrowed bits from various friends and family
Jewelry: borrowed from friends
Rings: Appleby Jewellers
Videography: Old Pine Films Videographer
To Contact Liberty Pearl Photography
Phone: 07863 889 677