” Darren there is only one word to describe your skill: ART. “

Lough Derg is an amazing setting at any time of year, but particularly so when Autumn rolls around. The beautiful Lakeside Hotel is situated right in the heart of Ballina/Killaloe, and it was the setting for Vivienne and Eoin’s wonderful wedding. Set right on the shore side of Lough Derg, I’ve been shooting at The Lakeside Hotel on a regular basis for years now and it’s one of my favourite venues. The Lakeside Hotel sits on the banks of the majestic River Shannon with stunning views of the twin heritage towns of Ballina in Co. Tipperary and Killaloe in Co. Clare. Wait until you see what the Autumnal colours that surrounded Two Mile Gate where Vivienne and Eoin had their couple’s portraits taken.



Morning Preparations

Vivienne & Eoin both got ready in their family homes in Limerick surrounded by their families and closest friends.

Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place in the beautiful Our Lady of the Rosary church on the Ennis Road in Limerick. This church is one of my favourites, as the light pours in through those perfectly placed ceiling height windows. And it filled the church that afternoon beautifully.

Portraits at Two Mile Gate, Killaloe

After the ceremony Vivienne & Eoin scooted off quickly to Two Mile Gate on the Killaloe side of Lough Derg. Two Mile Gate is one of my absolute favourite places all year round, but as the Autumn colours flourish, it’s simply an amazing place to be on Lough Derg. The sun came out in the middle of the couple’s portraits and lit up those stunning golden brown colours in a spectacular way. Thrilled so I was! Vivienne and Eoin were the best too, they are so great together and they never stop smiling.

Reception at the Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe/Ballina

The Lakeside Hotel is a gem of a venue, situated right on the shore of the stunning Lough Derg in the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina. The views from the hotel are everything you could ask for from your wedding venue. Plus the food is great and the team are brilliant. Hilarious and emotional speeches were given before the meal before Vivienne, Eoin and their guests partied the night away on The Lakeside dancefloor.


Venue: The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Ballina, Killaloe, Co.Clare //

Church: Our Lady of the Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick //

Video: Lukas Diga, Diga Video Production //

Hair Stylist: Ciara Downes McNamara //

Make-up Artist: Jessie Griffin //

Dress: Herms Bridal @ The Attic //

Suit: Magee @ Billy Higgins Clothing

Florist: Meadowsweet Flowers //

Stationary: Maeve Keavy Creations //

Ceremony Music: Nova String Quartet //

Reception Music: Caroline & Steve from The Cazettes //

Band: The Cazettes //

DJ: Caroline from The //


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