A Powerscourt Wedding In the Beautiful Wicklow Mountains of Ireland

It's a while since we featured a wedding in Ireland but the gorgeous wedding day of Anne and Sean which took place on the elegant Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow is a beauty!

Bride and groom in front of Wicklow mountains

The Wicklow mountains provided a classic backdrop and these photographs, taken by Brideen Baxter, are sure to be treasured by the bride and groom and proudly shown to the grandchildren. I think the couple look amazing together.

Anne and Sean are one of those couples that everyone loves. Anne is stunning looking -- and Sean is her perfect gentleman, always smiling and laughing. The pair had a humanist wedding that was deeply personal and joyful.

wedding at Powerscourt

I love Anne's choice of wedding dress. In delicate chiffon of softest pink with a heart shaped neckline. If you're not going the traditional white wedding dress route, this is a classic alternative. It really suits her colouring too.

The venue at Powerscourt lends itself to some memorable photography and I like the way the photographer has used the venue as a prop to enhance her images. It's always a good idea to walk around your wedding venue with your photographer beforehand. Not only do you get to know one another a little better, you can also spot some good photo opportunities for your big day - you might be a bit preoccupied on the day itself!

Bride with blonde hair peach and white roses wedding bouquet
bridegroom at Powerscourt
Bride and groom at wedding at Powerscourt
wedding at Powerscourt
bride and groom after wedding

As a bride, you need to think carefully about how you are going to wear your hair on your wedding day - after all, it is your crowning glory. Anne's half-up do suited her features to perfection and shows off the neckline of her dress. If you're going to wear a veil, talk to your hairdresser about how your hair will be once you remove it - for dancing later maybe.

Bride in strapless dress with bridegroom

If you're going for a coloured wedding dress and you're having attendants, think about how the colour will tie in with their frocks. Anne chose a gown for her maid of honour that toned in perfectly with her own wedding dress - the colours really complement one another don't you think?

Bride and bridesmaid in pastel dresses

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