Bride and groom kissing on the grounds of Brooklodge

A Brooklodge Wedding in Summer

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A Brooklodge Wedding by The Fennells

Susan and Michael tell us about their amazing Brooklodge wedding. Susan originally from Tipperary and Michael from Kildare, met by chance one day on a street corner and the rest is history! They got engaged on the island of Lanzarote and then starting planning their wedding in the beautiful wedding venue that is Brooklodge. They were engaged for 2 years before getting married in August 2017.

White wedding dress hanging up on wardrobe
Bride and bridesmaids in white robes holding champagne glasses
Embellished detail on wedding dress
Brides solitaire diamond engagement ring on wedding invite
Bridesmaid tying up bridesmaids pink dress
Brides wedding shoes from Dune with diamantés
Brides coco chanel perfume
Mother of the Bride getting her hat put on her head
Brides diamond earrings
Bride getting her makeup applied and hair styled on the morning of her wedding
Mother of the bride zipping up dress on the Bride
Bride in her wedding dress smiling
Father of the bride seeing the Bride for the first time in her wedding dress
Father of the bride and bride smiling at each other in the bridal suite at Brooklodge
Bride and her parents on the morning of her wedding in Brooklodge
Bride and her dad walking down the stairs together in Brooklodge

What made you decide to have a Brooklodge wedding?

We knew that we wanted somewhere that offered amazing food and service. Brooklodge ticked all the boxes with its unique charm, the place is magical in all seasons. The attention to detail on the day was amazing and we couldn’t of asked for more from start to finish for the whole weekend everything we hope for. It really was the best day / weekend ever. 

Groom and groomsman and pageboy standing outside at the front of the Church
Groom wearing blue suit and white tie at the Church's door
Bride and grooms wedding rings in an appleby jewellers ring box
Bride and mother of the Bride in the back of the wedding car outside the church
Bride and father of the bride in the back of the car outside the church
Bride in the back of the car looking out the window arriving at the church
Back of bride walking into the Church
Flower girl smelling her flower bouquet
Bride in front of church doors looking back over her shoulder smiling
Close up of brides face covered by veil
Bride and her dad and bridesmaids standing in front of church doors
Father of the bride and bride looking at each other before they walk up the aisle
Bride and her dad walking up the church aisle
The back of the bride and her dad walking up the church aisle

What was important to you about your wedding day?

We wanted out guests to have an amazing day. To us that meant having great food and entertainment from start to finish.

Bride and father of the bride smiling and walking up the church aisle
Groom smiling and greeting the bride and her dad at the top of the aisle
Father of the bride holding grooms hand while he gives his daughter away
Bride and groom sitting and laughing at the top of the church
Bride and groom celebrating after saying their vows with the guests clapping
Bride and groom and bridal party standing together on the church altar
Bride and groom walking down the church aisle

What made your wedding day really special?

We choose to take 5 minutes to ourselves prior to the dinner reception. This was lovely to hear all our family and friends enjoying themselves celebrating our special day. Plus a videographer was the best decision to look back on our day.

Bride and groom kissing in the church doorway
Bride and groom standing inside the Church while empty
Bride and groom standing in the Church door with a white and pink flower arch

How did you choose your Photographer and Videographer?

You guys came recommended and you are just the best! We couldn’t recommend you guys enough.

Bride and groom smiling and looking at each other in front of the Brooklodge Hotel
Brides pink and white flower bouquet
Bride and bridesmaids standing together while holding pink and white flower bouquets
Groom and groomsmen standing together on the grounds of Brooklodge
Close up of the buttons on the back of Brides dress
Bride and groom walking and laughing together in the Brooklodge gardens
Bride and groom standing on wooden bridge over the river in Brooklodge
Bride and groom smiling and looking at camera
Bride and groom kissing on the wooden bridge at Brooklodge
Black and white of bride and groom laughing

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We decided on a mini moon stay in The Monart, Co Wexford we then flew to Italy for our honeymoon 3 weeks later. We cant recommend this enough as it was lovely having something to look forward to after the wedding.

Bride and groom kissing on the grounds of Brooklodge
Bride and groom walking and holding hands at their Brooklodge wedding
White naked wedding cake with pink rose flowers on top
Bride and groom cutting the wedding cake at Brooklodge

In three words how would you sum up your Brooklodge Wedding?

Relaxed and Elegant with a party vibe!

Bride laughing with her friends
Reception room set for dinner for the Brooklodge wedding
Bride and groom walking into their reception room for dinner
Bride and groom walking into the dinner reception for their Brooklodge wedding

What advice would you give to other couples who are planning a wedding?

Trust in your suppliers as they are the professionals . Take five for yourselves and the day and most importantly enjoy yourselves.

Bride and groom sitting at the top table at their Brooklodge wedding

Thank you to Susan and Michael for having us as their Brooklodge wedding photographers.

Wedding Suppliers for this Brooklodge Wedding:

  • Photographer: The Fennells
  • Videographer: The Fennells
  • Venue: Brooklodge
  • Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca from The White Room, Mullingar
  • Wedding Shoes: Dune Wedding shoe collection
  • Grooms Suit: Moss Bros, Liffey Valley
  • Church: St. Mary and Michael Church, Rathdrum
  • Hair: Aisling Hamill
  • Makeup: Danielle mahon
  • Flowers: Carraig Wedding Flowers
  • Wedding Invites: Magva Designs and Letterpress
  • Wedding Cake: Emily’s Pantry
  • Car: Absolute Limos
  • Wedding Rings: Appleby
  • Ceremony Music: Sinead Nic Gabhann
  • Reception Music: Sinead White
  • Band: Pink Champagne