Destination Weddings by TaraD

Whenever you get the opportunity to combine your favourite things the answer should always be,

“YES LETS DO IT!!!”

So when we were asked if we would like to shoot a wedding in Portugal this summer, we checked the diary and blocked off the dates on one computer while booking flights on another!

Accommodation, plans, logistics, timetables, (THE LANGUAGE BARRIER!) etc. would all be worked out later, our bags were being packed and we were off!

Bride & Groom in front of Batalha Monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why the excitement? Well for us as Photographers we always love to work on something different.

Bride & Groom, Wedding Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

We have shot quite a few destination weddings over the years, often hopping on a flight from Kerry to Stanstead and travelling to as faraway places as Sydney!

Destination Wedding Sydney, Australia.

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t met us yet, you won’t know that we love meeting people from all over the world. In the next month alone we have at least 6 couples from outside Ireland who have asked us to shoot their day. We both feel that we were born to travel and if we can’t physically go then the next best thing is to meet people from other countries and learn from them.

Destination Wedding, South Farm, Hertfordshire, England.

 

 

 

 

Destination Wedding, Clock Barn, Tufton Warren, England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destination wedding, Oban, Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also incredibly competitive (towards each other) and we love to create art that will forever hang in someone’s home reminding them of a happy moment/ day/ time in their lives…. and did I mention that we love to travel?

 

 

 

 

 

So for our current and past couples who live abroad and often say oh,

“I would love if you could shoot my sister’s/brother’s/friends wedding but it is in another country”….

Our answer is always, “we have passports!”

So whenever the opportunity arises that someone finds us and asks, “Is it a possibility that you would travel for our wedding?” the answer will 99% of the time be YES!

Will you be part of our next adventure?……..

 

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Dunloe Hotel & Gardens by TaraD

The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens is set in a 64 acre estate, overlooking the beautiful Gap of Dunloe in Co. Kerry.

After its recent renovation, we had the pleasure of spending a day at the hotel, creating and directing a Wedding Inspirational Photoshoot which has since been featured in the Wedding Journal Magazine.

Our inspiration was led largely by the venue, the modern, yet sophisticated edge that it has. We co ordinated with suppliers who think outside the box, creating something different while still appealing to a wide range of brides.

We were delighted to work with some fantastic local suppliers such as Cathy Troth, who designed all the incredible headpieces for our models. I have had the pleasure of knowing Cathy even before her business began. She is an incredible artist who pays close attention to her clients needs and is able to create something special from the most random of starting points! It is inspiring to watch. So if you need a headpiece for a wedding or an event I would suggest that you give her a call!

Suzanne from Designer flowers by Kerry Wedding Flowers, who created the amazing floral bouquets! I mean have any of you ever seen something so different? WOW!

 

   

Tricia from Tricia O Sullivan hair and beauty http://kerryhairdresser.ie can literally do hair with her eyes closed. Her talents never cease to amaze me!

Likewise with Georgina who works her magic as a make up artist, you can see more of her work here https://georginamackessymakeup.com

They are a great team to work with and I always recommend them for wedding days as you need experienced, talented suppliers to make your day run smoothly!

 

The dresses were all supplied by Laura Kate’s Bridal boutique and I have honestly never seen such beautiful gowns before.

Our two amazing models Savannagh and Sarah Jane from the Norma O Donoghue model agency, showed all of our work with glamour and grace.

Thank you to all of you involved and a special thank you to the staff and management at The Dunloe for supporting our creativity and letting us explore the amazing setting that is ideal for any wedding day.

I hope some of our ideas, have given you ideas for your special day!

If you would like to see some of our real weddings at The Dunloe please contact us!

 

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Fairytale Weddings by TaraD

I often refer to Ballyseede Castle as my second home, (a girl can dream can’t she?)….

There is always such as the incredibly warm welcome received from the moment you step over Mr Higgins or Molly (the irish wolfhounds) who are often found lying on the steps of the castle.

So when you are planning your special day, it would be silly not to consider a castle for the perfect setting!

It is a Photographer’s dream as well as a couples. You can get married on site, in or outside. The gardens and various rooms of the castle mean that you do not need to travel off site for your photo shoot giving you more time to spend with your guests!

The food is AMAZING, the decor is beautiful and it is located only minutes from Tralee town and Kerry airport which makes it super easy for your guests!

Don’t just take our word for it, look at some of the features that have been published of our weddings there….

Danica & Jack

 

A Charming Ballyseede Castle Wedding by Tara Donoghue Photography

 

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