confetti throw at outdoor wedding ceremony in Ireland
Outdoor wedding ceremony in Ireland


Let’s go outside and get married! There is no better setting for a wedding than your own organic farm with a marquee overlooking a lake. I would like to write something about this outdoor wedding in Ireland, but there is so much history in this place and in this family. I think I will post something later from this amazing outdoor ceremony at Lake View Farm in Ireland.

I hope Hannah and Will find some time to share the amazing story with you. I can only give you a bit hint: “By endurance we conquer” -The Shackleton family motto

Organizing a fresco wedding could be difficult if you like to do it in Ireland. You always need to have plan B in case of weather won’t behave as you wish. However to be honest I photograph quite a number of weddings in private houses and do not remember that bad weather ruin it. If you think about organizing this kind of celebration, it’s a great experience not only for you but something different for your guests.


Some of us might think back garden wedding …is it even possible:) What do you need to know to organise a great garden wedding in Ireland? Sun I shining you have a perfect location surrounded by woodland, in mountains or by the sea.

It could be nice to have a charming alfresco party with family and friends just in your own house! You need to be brave, you need to do a lot of preparation, and it will be not only yourselves but also your friends and family who will help you to make it happens. There is a lot to do. You will need to prepare your garden to be a place where your guests can feel comfortable.

As you can see in the pictures the bride and groom hire a few small glamping tents for their guests. Dining at Garden Party Marque or tipi? You need to hire or find a secure space to fit it. Remember it can rain so if you hire a tipi without an actual floor it can be flooded! So a smart setup is a good idea. I saw it before!


Most of the time the ceremony is on-site, sometimes it’s an outdoor ceremony. But you need plan B just in case of weather will be bad. Here you can see that couples convert their tin shed into the ceremony room. Probably when you asked your dad – Hey, I’m going to be married in your shed and have a garden wedding, he will look at you and …. you must be joking right:) Well with a bit of creativity and some work, you can convert the strange-looking place into something cool, original and beautiful, just like you.

Garden weddings are the most beautiful and cool parties I ever had a chance to photograph. I have a few more garden parties to share in the future. I hope when winter comes I will have much more time to blog and show you some amazing wedding photos from all over Ireland

One of the main factors, when you organise a farm wedding at your own house, is a date! You can pick any date you like without worrying if the venue is free or not! The main thing you need to care about is logistics. Power, restrooms, insurance, parking and do not forget to clean after the party. If you need some supplier recommendations let me know and I will be happy to send you a list. Also, a good place to read some ideas and tips is going to one of the Irish blogs where you can find additional information about it. You can try this article.

Hope you enjoy watching photos from this amazing outdoor farm-style wedding I photograph in Co. Meath