What a fantastic wedding day Ciara & Kieran had at the wonderful Barberstown Castle Hotel. After getting a recommendation from their friend, they decided to book, lucky for me. They decided to book a local house from Airbnb so that Kieran and his groomsmen could get up nice and fresh on the morning of the wedding :-). My day started at this location about 3 hours before the ceremony. To my surprise the lads were all very fresh, not a red eye or hangover in sight. So many times to turn up at a location like this to find all the guys dying after having that one more drink for old time sake, bad idea lads. I spent about 45 mins capturing the lads getting ready before heading to Barberstown Castle where Ciara was starting her morning. I arrived there with about two hours to go before the ceremony so plenty of time to catch all the atmosphere, details and finishing touches.
The ceremony was held at Clongowes Wood College church. The church is a fabulous building, I have covered many weddings here and I am always delighted when I book a wedding with this location.
A quick drive back to Barberstown Castle and we headed straight for the back gardens to capture all the family and bridal party photos. The twenty acers of grounds surrounding Barberstown Castle are just fantastic locations for the wedding photography. If you get a good day your guests can sit out in the courtyard till the call for wedding banquet.
Ciara & Kieran are such a relaxed couple, it was an honor to be a part of their day. Thanks so much for having me!
Barberstown Castle Hotel has 55 bedroom for your guest. I have covered many weddings there and I can tell you the rooms are just fabulous.
The castle is sitting on 20 acres of manicured gardens. It also has a wonderful court yard so you won’t be stuck for photography locations or wonderful backdrops.