Laura & Johnny / Wedding / DIY / Tipi / Festival /Kildare

When Laura first told me what she was planning for her and Johnny's wedding I was hooked. A backyard with tipi, a pony and trap, the kinds of things that for me, feel like a wedding that will be completely personal and unique.

They couldnt have asked for a better day.  Blue skies and sunshine (ok maybe one shower).  Laura was such a relaxed bride.  She got her hair and make done in a salon in Naas and the putting on the dressmoment was done within seconds as she slipped it over her head. Done. Happy. Ready....and absolutely stunning!

We met their two beautiful children, Reuben and Jack, at the church in Kill.  Poor Jack wasnt feeling well.  Laura turned to me and said Claire, it is ok to carry Jack down the aisle with me right? My reply was of course.  Im no traditional wedding photographer, so for me this was a really natural moment and for her, being Jack's mum comes first, even on her wedding day.  Turns out, it was one of the highlights of her day; having her dad and her boys by her side as she walked up the aisle.  All the time Johnny was serenading her with 'San Diego Serenade' by Tom waits.  What a beautiful thing to do.

Music played a big part on the day as Johnny is in Redwood, a really successful wedding band.  Hes a true romantic, proposing to Laura on her birthday while on a helicopter ride.  These two are made for each other.  They have such great fun together and had me cracking up all day.  Their house and land, which was their venue for the day, really was the perfect place to have a wedding with a real festival vibe. They worked so hard to get everything right and ready for the day and they kicked ass at!



Wedding dress: Emporium Kalu Naas

Wedding shoes: Joyfolie

Bridesmaids dresses: Monsoon

Hair: Mandika

Make up: Mandika

Groom suit: Reese

Florist: The bride Laura

Cake: Nicola Acari - baker baker

Cars: Our own pony and trap

Ceremony music: Redwood & cousin Kevin mccann from Canada

Reception music: Bag pipes- the reverend Philip Heak

Dj's name: Ciaran Cossack

First dance song: We built this city. Starship