The Station House Hotel Kilmessan |DIY Wedding|Erica&Joseph

Have a look at this DIY wedding at the Station house Hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath. Maybe you will find some great ideas for your Big Day!
The Couple:
Erica and Joseph.
Photographer:
Renata Dapsyte (renatadapsyte.com)
Florist:
Mother and mother in-law
Cake:
My sister
Invitations and Calligraphy:
Homemade with lots of help from family and friends
Venue:
The station house hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath, Ireland (https://www.stationhousehotel.ie/)
Jewelry:
My engagement ring and wedding ring made by Eily O’Connell (http://www.eilyoconnell.com/cms/), Joe’s wedding ring – family heirloom
Hair Styling:
Lorraine Browne (http://lorrainebrownehair.com/)
MUA:
did own make up!
Wedding Dress:
Timeless Bridalwear (http://www.timelessbridalwear.ie/)
Groom’s Apparel:
Massimo menswear Dublin (https://www.facebook.com/MassimoDublin/)
Bridesmaid’s Apparel:
They all chose and bought their own within a specified colour range
Groomsmen’s Apparel:
They all chose and bought their own within a specified colour range, ties and bow ties were from The tie room (https://www.tieroom.co.uk/)
Your wedding day soundtrack – which songs did you use? Feel free to add others if not prompted below.
Ceremony processionals/recessionals: Pachelbel canon in D for the processional, The Sound of Silence (piano/violin version) for the lighting of the candles, Hallelujah (piano/violin version) for signing of the register, A Thousand years (piano/violin version) for the recessional
First Dance: Dance me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen
Tell about your love story! How did you meet? What makes your mate a perfect match? How was the question popped?
We met at a 21st birthday party and were together for 8 years before Joe proposed in front of both our families at a barbeque at my parents house.
Describe your wedding planning process. How long were you engaged? Who helped plan? Did you hire a planner? What planning tools did you use? What turned out to be your best decision surrounding the big day?
We were engaged for just over a year, both of our families and the bridal party helped with the planning and preparation, contributing to all the home made bits especially like the cake, the invitations, place settings, favours etc
Recap your big day for me. What made you laugh? What made you cry? What were the most memorable moments? What unexpected things happened that weren’t planned for?
The speeches were not too long and very entertaining, also Joe jumping ahead to the kiss during the ceremony before he was supposed to – I couldn’t stop laughing for 10 minutes! There were so many memorable moments that I couldn’t even begin to chose one. It was wonderful from the very begining to the very end, from getting ready and having brunch with the girls in the morning, to dancing to the fantastic band at the reception.
What about the details? What was your vision/theme? How did you bring it to life?
My vision was of a largely home-crafted, relaxed and comfortable day, without worrying too much about the little things and if everything didn’t go exactly as planned. It worked out brilliantly! The guests really seemed to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and it made life much easier for me.
What’s the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?
Don’t let it stress you out or you won’t enjoy your day, which is the most important thing.
What do you look forward to most as Mr. & Mrs.?
Settling down and starting a family
What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?
Nothing, life is exactly as it was before except that I keep having to remind myself to use my married name!
013_E&J014_E&J017_E&J018_E&J019_E&J020_E&J029_E&J030_E&J033_E&J035_E&J037_E&J042_E&J044_E&J011_E&J003_E&J004_E&J006_E&J009_E&J046_E&J051_E&J053_E&J054_E&J062_E&J063_E&J064_E&J069_E&J070_E&J079_E&J081_E&J090_E&J105_E&J111_E&J112_E&J131_E&J132_E&J136_E&J155_E&J156_E&J159_E&J160_E&J170_E&J173_E&J172_E&J176_E&J180_E&J188_E&J196_E&J201_E&J208_E&J210_E&J235_E&J236_E&J239_E&J260_E&J263_E&J267_E&J269_E&J273_E&J276_E&J278_E&J279_E&J280_E&J281_E&J284_E&J285_E&J293_E&J302_E&J303_E&J304_E&J306_E&J307_E&J309_E&J311_E&J315_E&J320_E&J330_E&J331_E&J399_E&J382_E&J383_E&J384_E&J362_E&J333_E&J431_E&J335_E&J363_E&J395_E&J396_E&J397_E&J398_E&J389_E&J379_E&J414_E&J356_E&J357_E&J393_E&J415_E&J364_E&J366_E&J369_E&J413_E&J418_E&J433_E&J445_E&J

The Station House Hotel Wedding | Irish-Italian ceremony | Meath Wedding Photography | Breigin&Andrea

Beautiful Irish bride Breigin and hot Italian man Andrea tied the knot on the 6th October, 2017 at the Kilmessan Church, following the reception at the Station house Hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath.

001_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

002_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

005_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

006_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

008_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

009_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

011_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

013_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

014_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

015_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

016_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

022_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

025_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

032_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

033_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

036_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

037_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

040_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

046_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

047_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

048_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

051_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

052_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

056_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

057_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

058_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

063_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

066_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

072_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

082_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

085_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

086_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

094_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

101_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

103_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

138_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

151_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

168_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

172_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

173_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

174_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

175_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

178_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

181_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

185_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

186_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

188_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

192_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

196_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

203_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

210_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

214_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

216_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

219_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

220_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

222_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

225_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

226_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

233_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

235_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

239_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

241_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

245_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

247_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

298_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

299_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

303_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

308_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

340_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

349_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

355_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

358_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

362_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

369_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

376_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

377_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

394_Breigin&Andrea_resized for sharing and internet

Lifestyle Newborn Session Ireland | Baby Justin

To get a call from the family, who are my clients for the past … 5 years it is always a big pleasure for me. But to get a call, saying ”We’ve got a baby” it is even bigger pleasure! And that feeling… When you come to clients home for the lifestyle newborn photo session, and first thing which you hear from 4 years old boy is ”You know, I’ve got a small baby”  – your face smiles like you’ve got baby yourself and your eyes sparkle like stars in the night sky.

001_BabyJustin061_BabyJustin

After long chat with ”big brother” finally I am allowed to see his ”little baby”. I can’t describe the joy in Oscar’s eyes. Please meet them:

003_BabyJustin004_BabyJustin006_BabyJustin

And of course please meet mummy and daddy! So from now on – a beautiful family of 4! (if we won’t count fishes in a fish tank).007_BabyJustin

010_BabyJustin016_BabyJustin029_BabyJustin025_BabyJustin015_BabyJustin

In between the brakes, when baby was fed, they had a time together – daddy and his big boy:

041_BabyJustin034_BabyJustin043_BabyJustin037_BabyJustin040_BabyJustin

Some of you, who follows my work noticed, that I’m moving to lifestyle newborn photography. Yes, I am. But I do not say, I don’t do posing shoots. I still do. A bit less and a bit more natural, without crazy amount of props, which in my opinion are hiding the beauty of a baby:

057_BabyJustin070_BabyJustin

068_BabyJustin073_BabyJustin078_BabyJustin

 

 

 

 

 

Roganstown hotel & country club|First Holy Communion Session

Here in Ireland the May month is called First Holy Communion and Confirmation month. Communions are held every weekend during this period. It’s one of the biggest celebrations in child’s life after Christening.

Communion season was very very busy this year and I met lots of beautiful children and their families. Some of them were my returning clients, some of them – new.

One of them – wonderful Lucia. We met at the Roganstown hotel & country club where she had her party dinner with her siblings. Roganstown Hotel & Country Club has years of experience catering for Swords communion & confirmation celebrations and have established themselves as a premier venue for family events …

001_web_Lucia-2

002_web_Lucia

003_web_Lucia

004_web_Lucia

005_web_Lucia

006_web_Lucia

007_web_Lucia

008_web_Lucia

009_web_Lucia

010_web_Lucia

011_web_Lucia

012_web_Lucia

013_web_Lucia

014_web_Lucia

Photographer Renata Dapsyte

Venue Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Happy Christening Damian!

Christening documentary photography is one of my favorite events to photograph. Especially when you come to the house and you find out how much family members were preparing for this big day. Really love the colour of the table decor.

001_web_Damien_Christening200_web_Damien_Christening

My heart always melts, when I see our previous sessions photographs on the walls of clients home.043_web_Damien_Christening

Look at this beautiful cake. It was made by christening boy’s mother!044_web_Damien_Christening046_web_Damien_Christening

And please meet baby Damian on his Christening Day!002_web_Damien_Christening

Who else will take care if not a big brother…003_web_Damien_Christening004_web_Damien_Christening005_web_Damien_Christening006_web_Damien_Christening007_web_Damien_Christening

Probably only the one, who could not understand what was going around.008_web_Damien_Christening

009_web_Damien_Christening010_web_Damien_Christening011_web_Damien_Christening012_web_Damien_Christening013_web_Damien_Christening

This special moment…014_web_Damien_Christening015_web_Damien_Christening016_web_Damien_Christening017_web_Damien_Christening018_web_Damien_Christening019_web_Damien_Christening020_web_Damien_Christening021_web_Damien_Christening022_web_Damien_Christening023_web_Damien_Christening

025_web_Damien_Christening026_web_Damien_Christening024_web_Damien_Christening027_web_Damien_Christening028_web_Damien_Christening029_web_Damien_Christening030_web_Damien_Christening031_web_Damien_Christening032_web_Damien_Christening033_web_Damien_Christening034_web_Damien_Christening

What a beautiful bunch of people!035_web_Damien_Christening036_web_Damien_Christening037_web_Damien_Christening039_web_Damien_Christening038_web_Damien_Christening040_web_Damien_Christening041_web_Damien_Christening042_web_Damien_Christening