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Brooklodge Wedding Photography

Karla and Philips big day and their Brooklodge Wedding Photography. It was late September when this amazing wedding would happen. From details to fireworks, a loved up couple and a dress that was incredible. Karla and Philips wedding was going to be fantastic. So have a look and enjoy this wedding we had the pleasure of photographing and check out the fireworks!!! I’ll let Karla give you all the information from here…

Diamond engagement ring and wedding bands on a wooden ring box

How we met…

We met in Newcastle. He was up visiting a friend that was in uni there, and I was on a girlie weekend.

Brides wedding dress hanging over a bathtub at Brooklodge
Brides wedding dress and Bride hanger
Wedding invitations by Appleberry Press
I do wooden ring box with wedding rings in it

The Engagement…

A Surprise romantic Central Park Engagement! We had arrived in new York for a week of Christmas shopping and sightseeing, staying in a fabulous suite overlooking central park! Both of us were so excited trying to decide what to do first, so Phil suggested we go into central Park & go Ice skating!

Wrapped up warm in our scarves and hats, we headed out of our hotel across the road into the park. We walked up to the rink and I asked philip if he wanted to go on? He then said lets go on a little walk first and we’ll do it on the way back! So we meandered through the park for about 10 minutes , until we reached a little spot.

I had turned around admiring the New York skyline and listening to a saxophone player in the distance, when I felt Phil grab my hand and pull me close under one of the beautiful park street lights, and drop to one knee!!!! Safe to say I cried buckets of happy tears. Philip proposed on bended knee. I was so shocked and couldn’t stop crying he had to sit me on a Park Bench to take it all in.

Afterwards we walked down 5th Ave to St.Patricks cathedral and said a little prayer and lit candles for our loved ones. It was a lovely special moment.

Family sign
Bride looking into the mirror checking her makeup
Brides jimmy choo wedding shoes
Headshot of Bride
Brides wedding bouquet at Brooklodge
Grooms wedding cuff links
Groom and his father hugging
Father of the Groom and Father of the Bride laughing together
Groom putting on his bow tie for his Brooklodge wedding

The Grooms suit…

We bought the Black tux and shirts and dickie bow from Moss Bros.

Grooms watch with a note from the bride on it
Groom and his groomsmen laughing together while playing snooker
Wedding bands sitting on the brides jewelled heel
Bridesmaid putting on the brides garter
Bridesmaids fixing the Brides wedding dress

My hair and make up…

My Hair was done by my cousin and very talented stylist Katrina Kelly of Cut Social and K2 hair. I wanted something elegant, full and romantic and a bit different! I think she got it spot on and we had a great laugh on the morning. My Makeup was done by the Lovely Sarah Kate from Makeup Masters. Sarah Kate is so professional and such a calming person. It was so enjoyable getting my hair and makeup done on the day.

Bride looking at camera wearing her wedding dress and hair piece
Bride laughing wearing her wedding dress and hair piece

We chose our photographer because…

I am  PHOTO addict and our wedding photographers were always gonna be one of the most important suppliers on our list.

After meeting Mark and Fiona, we instantly liked how approachable and nice they were to talk to. We had a look at a few of  their previous works and we knew they were the ones for us.

What we particularly loved was how they both capture every angle from the front to the back to the little sneaky pics that turned out to be cracking shots!

Birde wearing her bridal head piece and wedding dress
Bride getting her dress being tied up
Bride with her veil over her face
Bride and flower girl kissing under Brides veil
Bride and Bridesmaids holding their wedding bouquets

What our bridal party wore…

Bridesmaids wore tiffany high-low style tiffany colour dresses.

Emotional Father of the Bride seeing his daughter in her wedding dress

Karla’s dad seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress

Bride holding her wedding bouquet
Bride on the morning of her wedding
Bride wearing her Jimmy choo wedding shoes
Bride under her wedding veil

The Planning…

A lot of planning and organising went into our big day. I wanted it to be perfect so it meant being hands-on with everything myself. Philip was good for answering Yes or no! LOL.

Flower girl looking out the window
Birde and her dad walking down the stairs to go get married at Brooklodge
Guests holding umbrellas walking to the ceremony at Brooklodge
Bride and her dad laughing in the back of a golf buggy

One thing that just made our Brooklodge wedding photography were the moments captured so well by The Fennells. The laughs and the tears, we just loved it.

Groom at the top of the aisle waiting for his bride
Bride and her dad walking up the aisle at the chapel at Brooklodge
Father of the Bride giving his daughter away at the top of the aisle

Our ceremony…

It was simply beautiful. Everyone commented on how personal and atmospheric the ceremony was. We had a spiritual ceremony & Miriam Fitzgerald was our Minister. She really does tailor the ceremony to you as a couple. We had some lovely personal touches that no-one had seen before as I am Irish and Philip is a Yorkshire Man. There wasn’t a dry eye in the chapel!

Bride and groom smiling at each other during their wedding ceremony
Bride and groom smiling at each other during their wedding ceremony
Flowers on the back of the chairs during their wedding ceremony
Inside the Wedding chapel at the Brooklodge hotel
Bride and groom saying their wedding vows
Emotional Father of the Bride during the wedding ceremony
Bride and groom exchanging wedding rings
Emotional mother of the Bride during the wedding ceremony at Brooklodge
Bride and grooms first kiss as husband and wife

Our wedding theme/colours…

Romantic Fairytale Wedding. Our tables were the names of New York Landmarks, with the top table being Central park of course! That’s why I incorporated the trees into the décor. My bridesmaids were in Tiffany green. So I had touches of blush, peach nudes and golds.

Bride and groom in the flower arch at the Brooklodge wedding chapel
Bride and groom walking under an umbrella at their Brooklodge wedding
Mother of the Bride congratulating the newly married groom
Bride and Groom standing under the red and green leaves on the boardwalk at Brooklodge
The Bride and Bridesmaid wedding flower bouquets
Bride and groom smiling for their Brooklodge wedding photographs
Bride and Groom smiling and looking at each other under the autumn leaves

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Bride and groom laughing together
Bride and groom kissing
Bride and groom and their bridal party on the boardwalk at brooklodge
Bride and groom and bridal party laughing together
Bride and groom kissing under the arch at Brooklodge
Groom and his groomsmen in their black tie suits
Bride and groom standing under the boardwalk at the Brooklodge Hotel
Bride standing looking out the window on her wedding day
The brides engagement and wedding ring on her hand
Wedding favours
Centre pieces on the tables for the brooklodge wedding

The Venue and how was it decorated…

Brooklodge was our chosen Venue. I Love flowers so I wanted a lot of flowers and candles to decorate. I had Beautiful Wisteria trees with hanging candles set into the centre of the tables and also Candleabras decorated with cascading flowers.

Centre pieces on the tables for the brooklodge wedding
Table names on the tables for the Brooklodge wedding
Wooden wishing well
Caricaturist at the Brooklodge wedding
Four tier cream and gold wedding cake
Cream and gold flowers on the wedding cake
Wedding cake topper
Flowers on the centre of each table for the Brooklodge wedding
Wedding guests watching a football match on their phone together
Wedding guest
Wedding guests

We chose our venue because…

The first time we went down to see Brooklodge we instantly fell in Love with it. The staff are so welcoming and professional, nothing is too much or too big of an ask.

I loved how big the Function room ( Brookhall ) was and how I could fill the room with all the ideas I had. Once we crossed the little wooden bridge over the river and into the chapel we were sold! It was definitely our ideal fairytale chapel and venue all rolled into one.

It is always a friendly atmosphere anytime we are there. Oh! & The Macreddin pot is to die for! We had it as our dessert.

Bride and Groom walking into the wedding reception room
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Father of the Bride giving his wedding speech
Groom giving his wedding speech
Bride laughing at the grooms wedding speech

Our honeymoon…

We went to San Francisco, Las Vegas & Miami

Wedding ornaments
Cigar table at the wedding
Wedding fireworks at Brooklodge Hotel

One thing that was so enjoyable and magical about our Brooklodge Wedding, were the fireworks.

Bride and Groom watching the wedding fireworks

My piece of advice for other brides…

I think every bride says it, but really do enjoy the day and take it all in as it goes so fast, and it is so special to have all your loved ones friends and family in the same place at the same time! Remember that they are all there to celebrate you as a married couple.

Bride and Groom kissing during the fireworks
Bride and groom watching the wedding fireworks

My favourite part of the wedding day…

There are so many to choose from. I did love our ceremony though it was so beautiful and emotional. And saying our vows. Philip said his in Irish to me. So that was a lovely surprise! Also our fireworks were out of this world.

Groom and friends smoking cigars at night time
Bride and groom hugging during their first dance
Bride and groom dancing their first dance

Thank you to karla and Philip for having us as their Brooklodge wedding photographers.

The Suppliers for this wedding:

  • Photography: The Fennells
  • Videography: Quinn Video
  • Grooms Suit: Moss Bros
  • Rings: The Jewellers Lucan
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Wedding World
  • Hair: Katrina Kelly
  • Make-up: Sarah from Makeupmasters
  • Venue: Brooklodge
  • Ceremony: Miriam Fitzgerald (spiritual ceremonies)
  • Music: Orla Fallon Harpist & Pink Champagne
  • Flowers: The French Touch
  • Cake: Emilys Pantry
  • Invites: Appleberry Press
  • Caricaturist: Niall O’Loughlin

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