Ballybeg Wedding Photographer - Mackenzie & Ross - JAM SHOOTS

      Ballybeg Wedding Photographer – Mackenzie & Ross – Irish Elopement Photography

      Date: February 2018

      Mackenzie & Ross are based in the US and came all the way over to Ballybeg House in Co. Wicklow to hold their beautiful wedding. Not content with having to organise a wedding from overseas (though that’s made less challenging when you have a planner as incredible as Tee from Pairs & Peaches), they also moved from California to Michigan and bought a house months before the big day.

      Mackenzie brought a bit of the Californian sun with her and we were treated to an unseasonably lovely day (for mid-Feb in Ireland!) It was such an absolutely beautiful day and, as always, I was honoured to be a part of it.

      My favourite memories of the day:

      • During the First Look, Ross surprised Mackenzie by wearing a Butterfly pin, in memory of her Grandmother.
      • Earlier capturing Mackenzie, lost in thought, with the reflection of a butterfly sticker in the background. For me – a photo of Mackenzie and her Grandmother on her wedding day and a total accident.
      • The gasps from the hair and makeup crew as Mackenzie came out in her beautiful Pronovias gown.
      • Those lovely mustardy cocktail sausages they serve in Ballybeg, mmm sausages.
      • An intimate and beautiful candlelit ceremony. Always challenging to photograph and beautiful to witness
      • Mackenzie’s Mum & Dad holding hands during the vows
      • The incredible light in front of the Shebeen during the couples portraits
      • Mackenzie’s brilliant speech, which steamed up the Marquee
      • The first dance, beautifully choreographed to Harry Connick Jr’s “A Wink and a Smile”.
      • The Dancefloor! Americans really know how to dance.  After 15 mins of action I went up to Tee and said “I didn’t know they were going to choreograph all the dancing” to which she replied “They didn’t, this is what American weddings are like”
      • Driving home with a smile on my face, knowing I’d captured a hell of a day.

      Enjoy this loveliness.




      Vendor Credits:

      Wedding Dress designer: Pronovias

      Groom’s Suit – Hugo Boss

      Hair Stylist – Sian Sharkey

      Make Up Artist – Alyson Smith

      Wedding Coordination & Floristry – Tee Corkish – Pairs & Peaches

      DJ – Funky Functions




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