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Home and Away Wedding Sarah Roberts & James Stewart

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart wedding photo

The Home and Away Wedding at Luttrellstown Castle by The Fennells

The Home and Away wedding of Sarah Roberts and James Stewart happened in Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. We had the honour of being their official wedding photographers and wedding videographers.

Fiona and I were so honoured when Sarah Roberts and James Stewart reached out and booked us to be their wedding photographers and film team. Almost everyone in Ireland remembers growing up with Home and Away on their screens.

What a fantastic wedding day it was. They are two of the nicest people you could ever meet who are so in love.

Their story of how they met and all the details plus their official unseen wedding photographs are all here.

A massive thank you to Sarah and James for allowing us to share with the world these photos and for choosing us to be their Luttrellstown wedding photographers. Keep on reading and I’ll hand it over to Sarah from here for the full story of how they planned their day.

Aerial photo of Luttrellstown castle for the home and away wedding in Ireland
Luttrellstown Castle where Sarah & James got married.

How did Home and Away stars Sarah Roberts and James Stewart meet…

Auditioning for Home & Away was how we actually met. Who would have guessed.

Australia and Ireland flag flying on top of Luttrellstown Castle for the home and away wedding
Luttrellstown Castle.

How did James Stewart propose…

Jamie proposed to me at our favourite Italian restaurant in Bondi where we had one of our very first dates. 

Sarah Roberts pear diamond engagement ring
Sarah Robert’s Engagement Ring.

The Engagement…

Our engagement was 8 months long. As soon as we got engaged, we just wanted to get married ASAP. 

James Stewarts Wil Valor wedding suit
James Stewarts Wil Valor wedding suit.

James Stewart getting his bow tie tied by his twin brother
James Stewart getting his bow tie tied by his twin brother.

James Stewart putting on wedding cuff links
James putting on wedding cuff links.

James Stewart sitting by the window in his wedding shirt and bow tie at Luttrellstown Castle
James Stewart on the morning of his wedding.

How did you plan your wedding date while filming Home and Away…

Only two months prior to our wedding date was when we decided that this was going to be the date! It was hard to plan because we were working on set of Home and Away and planning it from Australia. The time difference along with some other variables made it hard, but we wanted to be relaxed about it and enjoy our engagement and wedding time.

Wedding ceremony room set up for the home and away wedding at Luttrellstown Castle
Wedding ceremony room at Luttrellstown Castle.

Wedding ceremony room set up for the home and away wedding at Luttrellstown Castle
Wedding ceremony room at Luttrellstown Castle.

What did you choose for wedding colours…

The wedding colours that we went with were all white. Simple. No drama.

James Stewart and his groomsman walking on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
James and his twin brother walking on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle on the morning of his wedding.

James Stewart in his wedding suit at Luttrellstown Castle
James Stewart on the morning of his wedding.

James Stewart’s suit was by…

James went with a Wil Valor suit and it was very handsome.

James Stewart and his twin brother standing at the front door of Luttrellstown castle
James and his brother at the front door to Luttrellstown Castle.

James Stewart playing the piano with his twin brother watching
James playing the piano on the morning of his wedding.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewarts wedding rings
Sarah Roberts and James Stewarts wedding rings.

Sarah Roberts sitting on a chair in her wedding robe in front of her two wedding dresses
Sarah’s two wedding dresses.

A note written from James Stewart to Sarah Roberts on the bottom of her wedding shoe
A note written from James to Sarah on the bottom of her wedding shoe.

Sarah Roberts on the morning of her wedding at Lutrellstown Castle
The Beautiful Sarah Roberts.

Sarah Roberts mum on the morning of her wedding at Luttrellstown
Mother of the Bride.

Sarah Roberts tying up her bridesmaids bow on the back of her dress
The girls helping each other get dressed.

Sarah Roberts sister helping her into her wedding dress
Sarah’s sister helping her into her shoes.

Sarah Roberts bridesmaid tying up her wedding dress
Sarah’s sister helping her into her dress.

Sarah Roberts putting on her wedding perfume
Sarah putting on her wedding perfume.

Sarah Roberts brother seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time
Sarah Roberts brother seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time.

Sarah Roberts in her wedding dress in the bridal suite at Lutrellstown Castle
Sarah Roberts in the bridal suite at Lutrellstown Castle.

Who did your hair and make up…

Michaela Macrae, she is wonderful. She was my hair and makeup artist on Home & Away but lives in the UK.

Sarah Roberts ready for her home and away wedding
Sarah just before leaving to go to her wedding ceremony.

Sarah Roberts in her wedding dress and holding her flower bouquet in the bridal suite at Lutrellstown Castle
Sarah in the Bridal Suite at Luttrellstown Castle.

The flower girls and page boy at the home and away wedding
The Flower Girls and Page Boy waiting for Sarah to come down the Stairs.

The flower girls and page boy for the home and away wedding
The flower girls and page boy.

The flower girls and pageboy walking up the aisle being greeted by the groom
James greeting the flower girls after walking up the aisle.

Sarah Roberts and her brother walking up the aisle at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah Roberts and her brother walking down the aisle at Luttrellstown Castle.

Sarah Roberts looking beautiful as she walked down the aisle linking her brother as James Stewart waited at the top of the aisle.


Sarah Roberts being walked up the aisle by her brother at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah walking up the aisle at Luttrellstown Castle.

James Stewart seeing his bride for the first time in her wedding dress walking up the aisle
James seeing Sarah for the first time in her wedding dress walking down the aisle.

When two stars from Home and Away meet on set at an audition and then fall in love.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts looking and smiling at each other while sitting at their wedding ceremony
James couldn’t take his eyes of Sarah all day.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart holding hands sitting during their ceremony
Sarah and James holding hands throughout their wedding ceremony.

Sarah Roberts laughing and looking at James Stewart during their wedding ceremony at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah smiling at James during their Wedding Ceremony.

Flower girl and guests during the ceremony at the home and away wedding
The happy Flower girl.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart saying their wedding vows at their Luttrellstown Castle wedding
Sarah Roberts and James Stewart saying their wedding vows.

Sarah Roberts putting on James Stewarts wedding ring during their vows
Putting on their wedding rings.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts first kiss at their wedding
You may kiss the Bride.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts laughing and celebrating been just married at their Luttrellstown wedding ceremony
James and Sarah moments after being announced as husband and wife.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart walking back down the aisle as a married couple
Bride and Groom walking up the aisle after just being married.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart looking at each other and smiling at their wedding ceremony
Just about to walk up the aisle as Mr & Mrs.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart kissing at the front door at Luttrellstown Castle
Just Married.

What was your ceremony like…

It was beautiful, intimate & sentimental to us. The celebrant was Miriam Fitzgerald.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing at the front door at Luttrellstown Castle for their wedding
James and Sarah leaving their wedding Ceremony.

Sarah Roberts linking James Stewarts arm on their wedding day
The Couple linking arms.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart outside Luttrellstown Castle with their guests throwing confetti over them
Family and friends throwing confetti over Sarah and James as they leave the Castle.

Sarah Roberts standing in the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle on her wedding day
Sarah looking stunning in her Alin Le Kal wedding dress.

Sarah Roberts wedding dress…

I went for a white beaded gown by Alin Le Kal with Swarovski crystals for the ceremony & my grandmother’s wedding dress for our reception (I had some alterations made to it by Philippa Galasso to make it more modern). 

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle on their wedding day
James and Sarah having a quick chat while getting their photos taken.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart on their wedding day at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James just happily married.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart walking holding hands on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
Walking through the forest on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle.

Sarah Roberts holding her wedding bouquet and laughing in the gardens at Luttrellstown Castle
James making Sarah laugh while we were talking a photo of her.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing together on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
The Happy Couple.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart embracing on their wedding day at Luttrellstown Castle
A Romantic Moment.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart wedding photo
Just Married.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart by the gates and stone wall at Luttrellstown Castle
A Silhouette of James and Sarah on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart hugging and laughing together on their wedding day
James still making Sarah laugh.

How did you choose your photographer… 

The Fennells are the best in the biz & we really loved their photography work and all the communication we had with them. 

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart embracing on their wedding day at Luttrellstown
The Newlyweds.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts hugging with their foreheads touching on their wedding day
James just started singing to Sarah during their photo shoot.

This was such a nice moment when James started softly singing “I’m so in love with you”, and then started to dance with Sarah. It’s the unrehearsed, unplanned moments like these that are so special.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts dancing together on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
And then they started to dance together.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts dancing and having fun on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
The two lovebirds dancing in the gardens at Luttrellstown.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts walking and surrounded by trees holding hands on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
James and Sarah walking through the stunning grounds at Luttrellstown.

James Stewart hugging and singing to his Bride Sarah Roberts
James singing Al Greens Let’s stay together to Sarah.

James Stewart singing to Sarah Roberts during their photoshoot at Luttrellstown Castle
James romantically singing to Sarah.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart laughing on their wedding day on the grounds Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James laughing together during their photo shoot.

Sarah Roberts standing on the steps of Luttrellstown Castle with her veil flowing
Sarah in her stunning dress on the steps of Luttrellstown castle.

Wedding guests at the drinks reception at the home and away wedding of James Stewart and Sarah Roberts
Wedding guests enjoying the drinks reception.

The string quartet playing outside at the home and away wedding
String Quartet playing during the drinks reception.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart with their bridal party
The Bridal Party.

What did your bridal party wear…

My sister was my only bridesmaid & she wore an all white jumpsuit. My brother walked me down the aisle with my nephew (wearing custom “Stylish Guy”). The flower girls wore dresses from Myer or David Jones…I forget which?


Sarah Roberts and James Stewart laughing together with their bridesmaid and groomsman
James and Sarah laughing with her sister and his brother.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart with his daughter at the steps of Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James and James’ daughter.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart with his daughter at the steps of Luttrellstown
Sarah and James with his daughter.

What decor did you choose for Luttrellstown Castle…

The castle spoke for itself so we decided to keep decorating minimal. We chose all white when it came to flowers & one large banquet table for our 25 guests of close family & friends. 

Lighting the candles on the candelabra for the dinner reception for the home and away wedding
Lighting the candles for the wedding guests arriving in for dinner at Luttrellstown.

The Dinner table set with candelabras and white flowers for Sarah Roberts and James Stewarts wedding at Luttrellstown
The Beautiful flower arrangement and candelabra’s.

Sarah Robert and James Stewarts wedding cake
Sarah and James ‘s naked wedding cake.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart with their wedding guests outside on the steps of Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James with their family and friends celebrating.

The white flowers on the table setting for the home and away wedding
Simple yet beautiful white flowers set on the table.

The dinner reception room for the home and away wedding at Luttrellstown Castle
The room set for the wedding dinner of Sarah Roberts and James Stewart.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing outside the steps at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James on the back steps of Luttrellstown Castle.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing outside the steps at Luttrellstown Castle on their wedding day
The Home and Away stars in front of the beautiful Luttrellstown Castle.

How did you choose your venue…

Who doesn’t want to get married in a Castle? It was an easy choice.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing on the steps at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James just before they go in for their dinner reception.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts kissing on the steps at Luttrellstown Castle
A moment on the steps.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart in the library at Luttrellstown Castle
A very happy James and Sarah in the Luttrellstown Library.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart laughing together in the library at Luttrellstown Castle
Both of them were smiling all day.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart walking into their wedding dinner reception at Luttrellstown Castle
Walking into their dinner reception at Luttrellstown Castle.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart in front of Luttrellstown Castle on their wedding day
Sarah Roberts and James Stewart at the front of Luttrellstown Castle.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts outside at Luttrelllstown Castle on their wedding day
They took a moment out after their dinner for a photo at golden hour.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart laughing together listening to the wedding speeches
Sarah laughing through the speeches.

Mother of the Bride giving her wedding speech at the home and away wedding
Mother of the Bride’s speech.

Guests listening to the wedding speeches at the home and away wedding
Some of the guests were emotional through the speeches.

Guests laughing for the wedding speeches
Guests laughing through the speeches.

Sarah Roberts and her mum hugging after her wedding speech
Sarah hugging her mum after her moving speech.

James Stewarts mother giving her wedding speech
Mother of the Groom’s speech.

Sarah Roberts hugging her mother in law after her wedding speech
Sarah hugging her mother in law after her beautiful speech.

Sarah Roberts brother giving his wedding speech at their wedding
Sarah’s brother giving his speech.

James Stewart smiling through the wedding speeches
James enjoying Sarah’s brothers speech.

Sarah Roberts hugging her brother after his wedding speech
Sarah hugging her brother after his emotional speech.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart cutting their wedding cake
The cutting of the Cake.

What did you choose for your menu…

It wasn’t too fussy! We wanted everyone to feel comfortable so we had fish & beef & some veggo options & a delicious cake! 

Sarah Roberts giving her wedding speech at her wedding
Sarah giving a speech.

Sarah Roberts singing a song to James Stewart during their wedding speeches
She surprised James with a song while his brother played along on guitar.

James Stewart giving his wedding speech at his wedding
James giving his speech.

Wedding guest wiping her tears away while listening to the wedding speeches at the home and away wedding
Emotional guests throughout the moving speeches.

James Stewart and Sarah Roberts dancing at their Luttrellstown wedding
James and Sarah dancing on the floor.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart dancing their first dance at Luttrellstown
Sarah Roberts and James Stewart’s first dance.

What was your favourite part of your wedding day…

Simply hanging out with my husband with all our friends & family under the one roof in the same country!

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart dancing their first dance at their wedding
Sarah changed into her grand mothers wedding dress that she had altered.

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing under the fireworks at Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah and James enjoying the fireworks for their wedding.

What advice would you give brides to be…

Relax, breathe, it will be what it will be & you will never get this time again so take it all in. 

Sarah Roberts and James Stewart standing under a display of fireworks at Luttrellstown Castle
The Wedding of James Stewart and Sarah Roberts from Home and Away.

Thank you to Sarah Roberts and James Stewart for choosing us to be their wedding photographers. It was an absolute honour.


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