We at SOCIAL & PERSONAL WEDDINGS have been honoured to share the special days of so many brides and grooms with the world in both print and digital form. We've compiled our favourite SOCIAL & PERSONAL WEDDINGS Real wedding pictures for 2023! Let's get excited for 2024 and all that it has to offer with a walk down memory lane!
One of the first weddings on the list is Fiona & Tyler's Castlemartyr Wedding, shot by Dasha Caffery, we adore the shot of the two standing next to the ocean. An American destination wedding to Ireland, there's nothing quite like the Irish landscapes to beautifully frame such an intimate moment.
Aoife & Brendan's Dromquinna Manor Wedding, captured by Gareth Lima Conlon, is a stunning example of delicately minimal styling paying off in spades. Aoife's elegant Maria Fekih gown was paired with delicate touches and refined styling, keeping things simple with natural makeup and her hair down gave the overall look a relaxed and naturally beautiful feel.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have Colleen & Feargus' Waterford Castle Wedding, photographed by MDA Productions and featured in our Winter 2022 issue, our bride spent months (and a small fortune in bridal shop fees) hunting for the perfect dress, but eventually decided to go custom and commissioned a designer in the Philippines to handcraft her wedding and reception dresses. The result is breathtaking, with Colleen wearing a silk gazar gown, with a dramatic bow in the back and a 9-foot-long train (!) for the ceremony and a Bridgerton-inspired Swarovski crystal party dress for the reception.
Anna & Ian's Gloster House Wedding, photographed by Michelle Prunty, was a wedding that we could not stop talking about! Featured in our Winter 2022 issue, there wasn't a detail out of place in their beautiful summer wedding, from the dress to the tuxedo to the flowers. Talk about an Irish royal wedding!
If you want to talk about dreamy shots then Jocelyn & Stephen's Tinakilly House Wedding, captured by Livia Figueiredo and published in our Winter 2022 issue, is filled with delicate, breezy and softly lit shots in the Tinakilly woods. The couple had quite the whirlwind romance, meeting just before the Covid lockdown in 2020, getting engaged on Easter Friday of 2021 and married by November of the same year!
Featured in our Winter 2022 issue, Roisin & Mark's Markree Castle Wedding, photographed by Christina Brosnan, was a love story for the ages; An Irish girl moves to New York, meets an American boy and the rest is history. Due to the lockdown in New York the the pair couldn't travel to Ireland to view venues, so booked Markree Castle without ever having set foot in the place!
For Jennifer & Conall's Rathsallagh Country House Wedding, captured by Wild Fern Photography, the couple chose to keep every last event in one place; From the ceremony to the reception to the Day 2 BBQ, Rathsallagh House played every role in this magical celebration.
If you want a wedding that is full of life, colour and fun then look no further than Mary & Alessia's Ballymahon Wedding, photographed by Kyrstin Healy and featured in our Summer 2023 issue. The couple found an Airbnb in Ballmahon, rented tents and threw a mini-festival in the countryside with dogs, disco balls and drag queens!
Featured in our Summer 2023 issue, Lisa & Terence's Westbury Hotel Wedding, captured by Rashida Keenan, was a city wedding with a personal touch. The couple chose the Westbury to be their venue in honour of Lisa's late father and by chance were able to book the venue on the date of his birthday! What a beautiful homage to a loved one and what a stunning celebration of love to come out of it.
Róisín & Alan's Virginia Park Lodge Wedding, captured by Dasha Caffrey, is a stunning example of a soft, pastel winter wedding. With a colour scheme of pink and white, this timeless affair was delicate and light with oodles of baby breath and pink roses. This stunning wedding day is featured in our Summer 2023 issue.
Amanda & Michael's Ballymagarvey Village Wedding, photographed by Jayne Lindsay Photography, features one of our favourite confetti toss photos to date! Featured in our Summer 2023 issue, this beautiful wedding day at Ballymagarvey was soft, delicate and sweet with a colour scheme that perfectly tied the venue in.
Madeline & Joshua's Markree Castle Wedding, photographed by Christina Brosnan, is one of the most regal weddings we've featured all year! You would never know that the couple planned the entire wedding all the way from America.
Simona & Pat's Villa le Fontanelle Wedding, captured by Wilma Towell Photography, had a touch of home for the team at SOCIAL AND PERSONAL WEDDINGS with Simona being a previous S&P cover girl! The pair flew to sunny Florence for their Italian destination wedding, staying in Villa le Fontanelle, a historic landmark that boasts 2.5 acres of beauty, peace, and privacy.
Another example of a beautiful destination wedding in Ireland, Christina & Martin's Luttrellstown Castle Wedding, photographed by Claire Studio Brown, combines a city celebration with a countryside reception for the perfect blend of what Ireland has to offer. The couple started their wedding journey at The Shelbourne in Dublin, overlooking the iconic St Stephens green park and ended the night in the ver fabulous Luttrellstown Castle.
Effortlessly cool, breathtakingly stylish and all around a jaw dropper, Stephanie & Briain's Tinakilly House Wedding, captured by TwoSouls, is a late addition to the list but certainly not for lack of style! With a casual vibe and a family-focused day, we won't be surprised to see this wedding popping up on Pinterest boards in the new year!
Rachel & Brian's Cloughjordan House Wedding, photographed by Claire Studio Brown, is a fun, playful and family-focused wedding day. The couple opted for a marquee wedding, decked to the nines with hanging florals, banquet tables and photos of their dog!
The most recent addition to the website, Niamh & Simon's Kilronan Castle Wedding, photographed by Anna G, has a certain old Hollywood flair that we're quite frankly obsessed with! With the ceremony being held in Niamh's childhood church, Kilronan house was the most obvious reception venue and it turned out absolutely beautiful!