Ballybeg Wedding Photographer – Mackenzie & Ross

March 30, 2018

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