1920’s Speakeasy Themed Wedding – Renata & Lloyd

January 17, 2019
Are you guys ready to swoon over one of the coolest weddings I shot all year?!

Excitement started building for Lloyd & Renata’s wedding as soon as their first email came in. I saw the words speakeasy, 1920’s theme, merging of cultures, feathers, and a focus on music and I was hooked! Lloyd and Renata along with being incredibly cool (like, seriously..) are two of the nicest people you could meet. We clicked straight away when we met and we are already planning our next meet up when they are back home in Ireland again!! But back to the wedding….sorry

Renata is from the States but the couple decided they want to get married back in Ireland where Lloyd is from. They took so many traditions over with them however and their day was a huge celebration of two families becoming one. I have rarely seen so much love in one room!

The couple did away with tradition and Renata and the bridesmaids came up the aisle first and Lloyd and his groomsmen came after. Everything was a testament to this couple having their day THEIR way and I loved it! We slipped away to Ross Errilly Friary for a few photos and then joined guests at Campbell’s Tavern for the reception. Check out the Tiki Bar!

The care and effort that went in to the details for their reception was immense. It was like walking back in to the 1920’s and it was so much fun seeing the excitement on everyone’s faces as they arrived. A huge number of guests embraced the wedding theme with their outfits and there was smiles and laughter all day as people admired each others get up’s and took photos.

During the evening I got to witness Renata taste her first pint of Guinness!, and incredibly the couple jumped a 7ft wall and hopped in to a field opposite the Tavern for some sun set wedding photos. I didn’t think I could admire them any more but it turns out I definitely could. And boy was it worth it to capture those incredible photos! Renata actually texted me the very next day with a photo of the same field completely ploughed! So it turns out luck was on our side and the beautiful long grass was there for their wedding day.

Music is huge in both Renata and Lloyd’s lives and they had some amazing live music throughout the night. Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces flew all the way in from California to perform and wow was it some party. I got a top chance to practice my ‘can I take photos while dancing my socks off?!’ skills that night haha. Turns out I thankfully can 😉

I could talk about this wedding forever…but I’ll stop now and let you enjoy the photos finally!

Thanks Renata and Lloyd for having me capture your day!





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