You know when you see a couple willing to take their wedding photos in locations like a garage, stables and a caravan, they’re willing to do things a little differently! Fionn McCann of Studio 33 Weddings made the most of Alison and Calum’s fun style, and perfectly captured the relaxed and quirky atmosphere of the day!
Together for 11 years, Alison and Calum were determined to do it their own way from the very start and only chose the traditions that felt right for them! Instead of getting ready separately on the morning of the wedding, they decided to stay at home together instead!
“We stayed together at home before the wedding to get ready which was good fun and meant we enjoyed the whole day together from start to finish.”
They embraced any opportunity to DIY from the outset, planning far in advance, even if there were a few hiccups along the way! The beautiful cornflower blue colour of the bridesmaid dress was inspired by their choice of in season and perennial flowers, all grown in their own garden in the year coming up to the wedding!
“Once the wedding date was booked a year ago we grew the flowers to have for the wedding, the only problem was the weather was so bad we had to buy a few extra for my bouquet and also got some additional foliage from a neighbour and my Mum’s garden”
Alison’s beautiful wedding dress is bang on trend with the fifties style skirt and Kate Middletonesque lace sleeves, all topped off with a stunning vintage inspired hair do! She looks stunning!
How amazing are these wedding portraits?! I love that they decided to take a few risks and forgoe the traditional posed shots. And that gorgeous car?! Would you believe it’s their own, lovingly restored by Calum over the past 25 years!
Quirky wedding portraits aren’t for everyone, but whatever way you decide to go, staying true to personalities makes sure it feels right on the day and allows you to end up with portraits that you’ll treasure for years to come!
Glebe House in Co. Meath was the perfect choice for their reception, with it’s cosy country garden feel and relaxed vintage influences! The Scottish and Irish influences came to the fore as the night went on and they danced the night away to The Bentley Boys!
Definitely looks like a party you’d like to be at! Alison and Calum, I wish you both all the happiness in the world for the rest of your life together, and thanks so much to Fionn McCann of Studio 33 Weddings for sharing his brilliant work, and for showing it does pay off to break the mould with your wedding photos. Check out more of his fab weddings here!
Photography: Studio 33 Weddings | Dress: Edel Tuite | Ceremony: Church of the Assumption, Balscadden, Dublin | Reception Venue: Glebe House, Dowth, Co.Meath | Shoes: NEXT | Accessories: Glitzysecrets | Stationary: As You Wish – Andrea Kavanagh | Music: The Bentley Boys