Maria & Ryan's Wedding at Killruddery House, Bray by This Modern Love

Maria & Ryan's Wedding at Killruddery House, Bray

We would have loved Maria and Ryan's wedding no matter what. But when we found out Ryan was from our hometown and we have a mutual friend - the living legend and local character that is Big Jim - who was even going to be a guest at the wedding - we couldn't wait.

Their wedding at Killruddery House was our favourite type. Laid-back, funny, heart-felt, focused on guests having a really good time.

The photography brief was full-scale documentary with a quick dander for portraits. Recently we've been having lots more of these requests - to ditch the semi-formal groups and portraits completely. We're loving this. I'll always be happy to take some photos for parents, but the creative freedom the full on documentary brief brings is amazing. Keep 'em coming!

A huge thanks to these gorgeous human beings for the privilege of being part of their day...



Chris & Colleen's San Francisco Wedding by This Modern Love

Chris & Colleen's Wedding on Mount Tamalpais, San Francisco

So, let's talk about this crazy wonderful Californian road-trip. 

Let's start with Chris and Colleen. Two amazing people, our good friends. Chris is one of Ireland's rising wedding photography stars. Colleen is a ridiculously talented vegan baker. Together they are an unstoppable crack team of adventure junkies. The plan was to start in the San Francisco hills - get married, party, go take some photos the next day...

'Hang site 2' on Mount Tamalpais was our ceremony destination. Where exactly this was, we didn't quite know. A lost driver and some time on local hang-glider forums later, we got there. They were married by their friend Shawn in a beautiful mountain-top ceremony. 

Soon after, we were eating the best vegan food I've ever tasted. Then a dive bar, some jazz and an hilarious coach-trip, and slowly day 1 ebbed into day 2. This was a quieter day, we spent a few hours wandering around forests, finding a lighthouse, Chris & Colleen catching their breath. Some of the portraits were shot then.

It was an enormous honour and a privilege to be part of this spectacular day. I'll never forget it. All the love to these amazing humans, Chris and Colleen. Wishing you many more happy adventures to come x

Brett & Ray's Wedding at Virginia Park Lodge, Ireland by This Modern Love

Brett & Ray's Wedding at Virginia Park Lodge, Ireland

How can we even begin to tell you about Brett and Ray's wedding? All the feels. All the laughs. All the llamas. 

Brett in America meets Ray in Ireland - you can check out their love story on youtube at MrMr and Brett the Intern. A few years of long distance dating and visa wrangling, and they're in Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, throwing the funnest wedding party of all time, with friends and family wiping happy tears from their eyes.

Obviously we need to talk about llamas. And paint bombs. And lip-synched dance routines. And Richard Corrigan's mashed potato (which is the best mashed potato in the history of the universe). But the photos that I love the most from Brett and Ray's day are the two of them together, hanging around the house, helping each other get ready. The sofa, the jackets, the way they look at each other... 

Extra helpings of mashed potato for Michelle, planner extraordinaire at Waterlily Weddings.

This one is actually from 2016. Whoops! We're serially slow bloggers. But hopefully fast wedding photo deliverers, which might make you forgive us just a little bit :) More soon. Pinky swear.