Aileen and Alan’s day got off to a great start (for me)… a sweet and short journey to Aileen’s, basking in the early day sun, a fry-up on arrival, and the bride nailing the ‘super-chill bride’ mood. I do love the mornings at the bride’s house, especially one’s as welcoming and briming with anticipation as this one. Our stay was short-lived though as Ballinacurra House was quickly on the agenda, where Alan and Aileen had to play whatever the opposite of ‘hide and seek’ is before their first look on the grounds of Ballinacurra. Once again I am astounded at how relaxed and natural my couples are… hey maybe I’m doing something right. Suffice to say, they made my job easy :)
The weather did help of course… what a day they had! If anyone says to me “ah we never really got a Summer this year“, I’m just going to point them to this blog post. Sure, we got our fair share of wet, dull and grey days in 2019, but on this occasion, it was Costa Del Cork and I felt much pity for anyone choosing this day to wear a tweed suit. It made for the perfect outdoor ceremony (which included a wonderful sand ceremony), and outdoor speeches (a trend I very much enjoy). The setting too was stunning, everywhere you turn in Ballinacurra House is like a painting. I mean just glance through the photos below… the house, the grounds, the funky bar, the ballroom… This is definitely a venue I look forward to getting back to!
Alan and Aileen, thank you for having me as part of your day. You made it all a breeze, which was much welcome on that hot day (badum tish). Wishing you all the best in your future as H and W.