Wedding photography Mayo for Julie Ann and Rory

For wedding photography Mayo is one of the county’s most spectacular places, especially if the wedding ceremony is in the Ballintubber Abbey!

I arrived at the bride’s house in Manulla, only a few Kilometers away from the lovely wedding venue Breaffy House near Castlebar, where Julie Ann and Rory later held their reception. Amanda Conlon, the make up artist, was still applying make up, so I concentrated on details, wedding dress and the beautiful bridal flowers, which were arranged by Julie Ann’s mum: Judy Clarke Flowers, Manulla.

Mayo wedding photographer
The morning of Julie Ann’s wedding day…

Finally Julie Ann was ready to get into her beautiful wedding dress! I love the image of the bride putting on her garter whilst above the window the Godmother Mary and baby Jesus are looking down… It is a photograph that I would normally prefer in black and white, but in this case the red and yellow colours of the room make the blue colours of the holy picture stand out, yet the blue in the picture above connects with the colour of the garter, which is white and blue. I really loved Julie Ann’s short wedding dress and lovely head piece!!

bride at window with bridal bouquet and headpiece
Bride at the window…

From Manulla near castlebar in Co. Mayo we drove to the ceremony in the beautiful Ballintubber Abbey. It was pooring rain at arrival. I love the photo with the reflection of Ballintubber Abbey in the car window and the bride and her dad looking back.

bride and dad of birde arriving in wedding car at Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo
Arrival at Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo

The wedding ceremony was lovely and very festive in the old Mayo Abbey.

Wedding ceremony in Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo.
Wedding ceremony in Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo.

Ballintubber Abbey weddings are just amazing as the Abbey has so much atmosphere, a beautiful acoustic, bright light coming through large windows and fantastic backdrops for any wedding photography Mayo! I just love photographing weddings here! And while the bride arrived under a rainy cloud, the sky brightened up during the time of the celebration and gave us the opportunity for some lovely shots outside…

romantic wedding photography mayo with bride and groom at ballintubber abbey
Romance in Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo.
bride and groom with umbrella at church entrance and walking through the church yard
Some more lovely wedding photography Mayo in the yard of Ballintubber Abbey.

After having refreshments in the Curley’s Pub across the Abbey we went back to Breaffy House for the wedding reception and some more wedding photography Mayo. The venue is brilliant and the staff extremely attentive and patient in handling any request. It’s been the second time in a row for me to work in Breaffy House Resort and it has always been a great pleasure thanks to Wilson and Gay and all the staff!

bride and groom at abbey lodge pub ballintubber and at breaffy house hotel wonderful tree
Arrival at Breaffy House Hotel near Castlebar for their wedding reception…

Drink reception in the Abbey Lodge, Ballintubber. Wedding evening reception at Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar, Mayo.