We were fortunate to have a number of October Weddings at Ballyscullion Park before the new restrictions came into place including two small ceremonies of 25 at the end of the month, one in the Marquee and the other in the Palace Ruins. The latter couple have decided to have their reception exactly a year later which we think is a lovely way to celebrate their anniversary.
Image by Emma Rock Photography
Our first wedding of the month happened to be our first ever same-sex wedding. We were absolutely thrilled to host this lovely couple’s wedding, they were both such creative and adventurous women and we loved seeing how they set up the venue. The Brides had some fabulously dressed friends and family and featured an array of colour throughout their flowers and décor. They had a beautifully intimate Strawberry Garden wedding and had the most perfect weather.
Images by Lit Photography
Our second October Wedding was held under the canopy in the Walled Garden. The couple opted to have Arbutus Catering’s evening buffet straight after the ceremony alongside a mountain of delicious traybakes that the guests bought. This setup worked really well as the guests were all well fed by the early afternoon and didn’t need the wedding breakfast until later in the afternoon. The weather was quite wet but the Bride and Groom found plenty of beautiful covered spaces for their wedding photos such as under the portico of Ballyscullion House. The rain did nothing to dampen their spirits and it was lovely to watch them walking arm in arm under their umbrella while they took their photos.
Images by Emma Rock Photography
The third wedding of October was another absolutely beautiful day with the most fabulous sunset that allowed the couple to get some truly specular photos as the sun made its descent. The autumnal colours and red brick wall created a very seasonal backdrop for this lovely Bride and Groom.
Images by Chris Copeland
Our fourth and final full wedding day (both ceremony and full reception numbers) was a last minute whirlwind! Our fantastically optimistic and proactive bride rang us first thing in the morning when the new restrictions of 25 at a ceremony and no reception were announced. She asked if she could bring their wedding forward by a week to ensure she could still have the wedding she had planned and we very happily said yes! Amazingly all her Suppliers were available and almost every guest was able to still attend so the couple were able to celebrate just as they had imagined.
Image by James McGrillis Photography
Our final wedding of the month was another first for us! A Celtic style wedding featuring ceremonial tying of the hands and drinking of cups. The Bride and Groom held their intimate ceremony of 24 in the Palace Ruins and decorated the space beautifully. They had pampas grass lining the aisle and exchanged their vows standing in a circle of recently felled leaves and in front of a spectacular ring of wheat.
Images by James McGrillis Photography
If you can imagine yourselves having an October Wedding at Ballyscullion Park, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a viewing.
Cover photo by Lit Photography