Introducing a lovely summer wedding at Summerhill House Hotel for Gillian & Donal

Gillian and Donal live in Canada now but Gillian is originally from Kilternan and Donal from Stillorgan. They wanted to come home to Ireland and chose to have a summer wedding at Summerhill House Hotel in the heart of the Wicklow countryside. Gillian’s parents live in a lovely oasis in Newcastle, Co Wicklow and we rocked up there very early to document the morning preprations along with videographer from MG Best Movie.wedding prep summerhill house hotel wedding

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Gillian and Donal were keen to have a ‘first look’ before the outdoor wedding ceremony at Summerhill House Hotel. So myself and Tom looked at what would be a nice spot for them to say hello to each other. And with time getting the better on them, what seemed the right thing to do was for Donal to come to the house and Gillian just walked outside to a nice shady area under the trees and greeted him. It was lovely to see them together and see how relaxed they were to be together that morning.

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quirky wedding photographer summerhill house hotel weddingThe local area had so much to offer for photos including stunning views, old petrol pumps, water pumps and wild meadows. So we enjoyed photographing the couple before it was time for Gillian to head back to the house to grab a well earned sandwich to head to the outdoor wedding reception at Summerhill House Hotel.

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reportage wedding summerhill house hotel outoor weddingThe weather was so good, it was lovely for all the guests to be outside and Gillian and Donal had a stunning greenery arch built for them to say their vows to each other. And as soon as the ceremony was over, the guests could enjoy some homemade scones, tea, coffee and prosecco out on the lawn. It was a very relaxed vibe with guests all mingling with each other and enjoying the banter and the kids playing croquet.

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After some chill time, Gillian and Donal had some more photos taken in the woodland at Summerhill House Hotel. They loved sitting on the swing with the bridal party. They even came in to see the room with the stunning cake with Canadian bears as cake toppers! We left them to enjoy their meal with all their family and friends who had travelled with them. They truly had a stunning wedding day at Summerhill House Hotel in the Garden of Ireland. To see more photos of the venue, click here.

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