Trinity College Wedding Photography | Laura & Joe

Some images from Laura & Joe’s Trinity College Dublin wedding that I have just finished editing. A fabulous collection of people from Ireland, the UK and further afield. The sun shone and it was all good. Thank you Laura & Joe! BT

Cong Wedding Photography | Jennifer & Michael

Jennifer and Michael’s intimate wedding took me close to Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo, where the weather gods smiled on us all. Thank you for a most memorable day. BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Mounted Album | 12×12 | Lisa & Mark

Some images of Lisa and Mark’s finished wedding album which they collected recently. I like to snap a few images of albums before they leave me for their new homes. So much work goes into a wedding from initial meeting and booking, planning, wedding day coverage, editing of images, slideshow, high resolution DVD’s and then the design, production, assembly and delivery of the new family heirloom – ‘The Album’. Lisa and Mark went for a Mounted Album with a 12×12 inch cover (24×12 inch spread) with Ivory Pages. The Mounted Album has images set behind cut mounts giving it a very tactile feel across the page. The cover material was a ‘Gingerbread’ Micro Leather and it had both their names embossed in a real classic fashion. Fabulously smooth, it looked and felt amazing! Albums like this just get better with time….thank you again Lisa & Mark! BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Classic Album | 12×12 | Emily & Scott

You might remember Emily & Scott’s wedding in Kinsale I blogged a while back. Their 12×12 inch (opening to 12×24 inch spread) wedding album arrived today. It’s a Classic Matted Album and it’s super-soft Vanilla Bean Micro Leather Cover is printed 1/2 cover with their chosen photograph. The Ivory and Mist pages frame the prints beautifully and tie in with the front cover colour. This particular order included a 5×5 inch Parent Album. Perfect keepsake! BT

Co. Clare Wedding Photography | Megan & Neil

Megan and Neil travelled across the pond for their wedding in the Emerald Isle. We drove the high roads and by roads of Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Co. Clare to capture some beautiful images. Thank you and safe travels home! BT

Wedding Photography Dublin | Matted Duo Album | 12×12 | Laura & Joe

When the Duo album was added to our range a couple of years ago it bridged a gap between the traditional and digital. It has two layout styles in one album. Images are set ‘inside’ the cut apertures with a space around them. The ‘storybook / digital’ feel comes from the full-bleed images you see every few pages. Laura & Joe chose an ivory cover, with ivory pages and mats (the part viewable between the set photo and the cut aperture). This album was embossed with the date of the wedding and two Parent Albums (copies of the main album design) were added, as gifts no doubt. I like to photograph finished albums before they leave our studio for their new homes. Wedding Albums don’t happen overnight, they take a while to get going – couples need to pick out images and materials but once I know the specifications an exciting process can start and it always thrills me to see one move through design, manufacture and onto completion. Long live the album! BT

Ballinacurra House Wedding Photography | Rachel & Mark

Rachel is from Ireland and Mark the UK. It was one of those weddings that just flowed, I think it may have been a combination of the location – Ballinacurra House – and the weather that day. I got there early as always and spent some time with the lads, along with members of their wedding party. A temporary groom’s ‘belt’ emergency was sorted by Declan, the always helpful manager at Ballinacurra who offered his own in lieu! While this was going on Rachel was in the opposite wing of the house getting ready. It was fantastic as my travel was less inter-county this day. Their ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s, Knockavilla (near Innishannon). The 130 guests were joined by two gate-crashing birds who flew above their heads inside the Church throughout. After the meet and greet we all arrived back to the reception where water, Murphy’s and champagne cooled the sun-toasted guests. A most enjoyable day was had by all – including me. ;-) BT

Some vendors associated with this weddings were:

Venue: Ballinacurra House, Kinsale
Church: St. Patrick’s Knockavilla
Make-Up: BT, Cork
Reception Music: Darktown Strutters
Wedding Band: The Magnetics
Cake-maker: Sue Cummins
Flowers: Brides Aunt

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Duo Album | 12×12 | Fiona & Mick

This is Fiona and Mick’s 12×12 inch (opening to a 24×12 inch spread) Matted Duo Album which was delivered to it’s new owners just today. It features a contemporary Ivory leather cover, thick Ivory pages. The cover features an inset ‘cover motif’ with the couple’s names and date of wedding. You will also notice some of the pages are ‘double winged’ giving the album a very nice 3-dimensional effect when viewed. The album is full of both fabulous colour and timeless monochrome images – a mix that’s just right. I know this wedding album is going to be treasured by Fiona and Mick for generations to come. B

Mount Juliet Wedding Photography | Gail & Justin

Some images from Gail & Justin’s winter wedding at Thomastown and Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny. If they had gotten married in Cork I would have just had to walk 100 yards to start my work – we’re neighbours! A more central wedding location for the Cork and Meath familes was chosen and I have some fabulous memories from a wonderful day…BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Duo Album | 14×10 | Ciara & Tadhg

Some albums are slow burners, as you can see from the date on the cover of Ciara & Tadhg’s, but it can often be worth the wait. After a lot of thought and research we planned a ‘Gold Buckram’ covered 14×10 inch (28×10 spread) album from the Matted Range. The tactile panoramic spreads show off the wedding images with ivory mats, gold base page, gold page edging and gold tips. It also features a number of winged pages you won’t find in any other range. A memorable production, it’s got the midas touch for sure! Gold buckram has now been discontinued. BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Duo Album | 12×12 | Sarah & Michael

It’s that time of the year when fabulous wedding albums are conceived and born (must be the long evenings in the winter!). Just after ‘delivery’ I like to document them, after all a lot of work has gone into them. This Matted Duo Album has a 12×12 inch cover (opening to a 12×24 inch spread). An ‘All Black’, it has an Onyx Black Micro Leather cover, black album pages and black mats (the part under the pages) all supplied in a black velvet bag and archival box. The wedding date in Roman Numeral on the cover is just timeless. The album interior also has some ‘winged’ and ‘flip pages’ (optional extras). I wish you could actually reach through the screen and touch the cover of it yourself, just so soft and tactile. As I keep saying, you just can’t beat hard copy – these heirlooms will be around long after I am! BT

Inchydoney Lodge Wedding Photography | Eimear & Brian

Love this time of the year. Rain, wind and leaves. We took this image in Bandon before heading onto Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. Much thanks to all. B

Clare Island Engagement Photography | Ashley & Don

Let’s hear if for an amazing Clare Island, Co. Mayo, engagement session. She said ‘yes!’. Thank you Ashley & Don. B

K-Club Wedding Photography | Esmé & Kevin

I can still remember the e-mail Esmé sent me. ‘We would like to book you, we’re long time fans of your work..’. A deposit arrived the next day. A couple of months later we met in Dublin and I found out what long time meant. Esmé had been working with one of my first clients, Rachel, who’s wedding I photographed way back in 2003 in Booterstown. She had seen the album when Rachel brought it to work and said ‘I’ll be booking Brian when the time comes…’. Happy days! Esmé and Kevin married last month on a lovely (somewhat showery) autumnal day in Ranelagh Church and onto The K-Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare. I witnessed an amazing day being had by all and a couple of former clients popped up in the congregation – as often happens. I’ll miss Esmé & Kevin’s upcoming wedding booking in my calendar. It’s was one of those bookings that you were looking forward to simply because of the story attached to it. And, like all good things, when it’s over you want to do it all again, buy alas, we all know that’s not how this life works. Having said that, who knows, maybe we’ll be seeing each other again at some friends weddings, maybe in 2014 or maybe 2021… ;-) BT

Ballyvolane House Wedding Photography | Linda & Damien

Some images from Linda and Damien’s wedding in Novohal Church and the fabulous Ballyvolane House, near Fermoy, Co. Cork. I photographed Linda’s sister, Sharon’s wedding previously so it was great to get back and meet them (and their new extended family) again. The girls wore some fabulous gold dresses made by Linda’s talented seamstress mother. Oh, and the weather gods looked kindly on us that day also! Seriously looking forward to getting back to Ballyvolane house, I might event book in for the night myself next time Justin and Jenny beware! Hope you are enjoying Barcelona, Linda, Damien. BT

Castlerosse Wedding Photography | Paula & Bradley

Loving the sun these days. Cork met Durban, in Killarney, as Paula & Bradley wed at Castlerosse. Thanks you all! B

Fota Island Wedding Photography | Deirdre & Derek

Would you believe we just found these scrabble pieces at Fota Island Resort and added the wedding ring? Of course we didn’t – it was all organised! Thank you Deirdre & Derek. B

Dunmore House Wedding Photography | Cliona & Brian

A memory from Cliona & Brian’s Dunmore House Wedding. Thank you for a fabulous day! B

Castle Durrow Wedding Photography | Niamh & Gavin

Niamh & Gavin’s wedding at Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix and Castle Durrow, Co. Laois. Have been going to this venue for nearly ten years now and each time you can find a new area to work in. Of course, having exceptionally relaxed Bride and Groom always helps. Niamh and Gavin are taking their honeymoon later in the year when we are in the depths of winter, good thinking guys! Thank you again for some great memories. BT

The Europe Wedding Photography | Cliona & Matthew

Was great to let the hair down at The Europe for an early season wedding in Kerry. More images from this day to follow. Thank you Cliona and Matty! B