THE ONE WITH FIONA AND GREG’S EPIC WEDDING
WHAT A F**KING WEDDING!
humanist WEDDING AT THE MILLHOUSE, SLANE.
What to say about Fiona and Greg? This was my first wedding of the year and it what a damn fine wedding it was. I’m still obsessed with it and these two major babes. 😍 So obsessed, in fact, that I crammed as many photos as humanly possible into a slideshow below. There are just TOO many I want to share. Music provided by the stupidly handsome Our Krypton Son.
HINT: Stay for the dancing. Seriously.
Fiona and Greg were to be wed at the Old Mill in Slane, Meath otherwise known as The Millhouse. My first time photographing a wedding at The Millhouse, I was quite excited. Fiona and Greg live down under so we didn’t have a chance to meet before the wedding. After having a chat with the beautiful Fiona over the phone a few days before, I was even more excited to meet them.
The Millhouse is a gorgeous Georgian manor and Mill situated along the River Boyne in Slane, Meath. It’s such a stunning setting for a wedding!
Having lived in Dublin when I was younger, I spent most of my childhood years travelling up and down on the Dublin bus which would have driven through Slane. I’ve passed The Millhouse many times over the years and always loved the setting driving over the wee bridge. It also meant the arduous 4 odd hour bus journey was nearly over!
The Millhouse is bursting with character; from the ramshackle outhouses to the gorgeous Mill ceremony room where Fiona and Greg exchanged vows during their humanist wedding.
Fiona got ready with her beautiful family and bridesmaids (oh those beautiful bridesmaids) in the Coach House Dressing Room. Set over two floors, it’s a lovely little area to get pampered in the morning. I felt right at home with these gorgeous ladies from the moment I arrived that morning. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitmen, ready the for day ahead. Fiona had her hair did by the lovely Pro Hair by Catherine with gorgeous make-up applied by the wonderful Rebecca Bryson.
Before setting off to see Fiona, we stopped in with Greg and the lads for a few photographs of them too. Can’t be leaving the fellows out!
Before getting their kit on, Fiona gave her bridesmaids little gift bags and of course, popped open a bottle of bubbly.
Colleen necking the bubbly.
Right. I’m gonna have to move on or I’ll literally be posting every photo from the morning. 🙈
Fiona and Greg opted to have a first look before their ceremony. It’s more of an American trend that’s slowly becoming a popular option over here too. I do love a good first look. You might think it leaves no real room for those initial emotions upon seeing your other half walk up the aisle but it’s actually a really special few minutes you get to spend with each other uninterrupted. And if Fiona and Greg are anything to go by, it certainly didn’t take away from seeing each other at the ceremony. Niagara falls. ❤️
LOOK AT HOW IN LOVE THEY ARE! ❤️
The Humanist Ceremony: held in the Mill, was every bit beautiful as I expected it to be. Fiona warned me that there might be crying. No ugly crying here though. Beautiful tears of joy beating out of everyone. Is it weird to fall in love with two people you just met?
If you’re looking for the perfect humanist celebrant, look no further than Romy at A Beautiful Ceremony.
She’s everything you could want for a personal, meaningful ceremony. It was beautiful.
Have you ever seen a more joyous pair?
The Portraits: We ventured off around the grounds for a few portraits of Fiona and Greg together. There’s so many places for photos; lovely little nooks and crannies to make use of. I could have taken them away for hours! Not much else to say here except SWOOOOOON. ❤️ Also, those bridesmaids dresses though.
The Knees-up: The Millhouse is a beaut of a spot for a relaxed wedding; the setting is gorgeous, the weather was beaut. Everyone just hung out outside ’til call for dinner in the Pavillion. They even opted to have speeches outside too which made it much more relaxing for everyone. Smiles all round.
The dancing : Can we talk about the dancing? Never before has The Millhouse seen the dance floor bounce so much as at Fiona and Greg’s wedding. Never before have I taken SO many dancing photos. Everyone was absolutely buzzing, encouraged by the terrific Mixtape band. They know how to work the room and they do it really well. Highlights being the guys and gals having a sing off to Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’. I hear these guys are in high demand in advance so get enquiring. They do Bowie and Yoncé. Know.
There were way too many to include but if I could, I’d have shared them all. This wedding was buckin’ class. I had a class day with everyone and left on a bit of a high.
Hat’s off Fiona and Greg, you two know how to throw a wedding. Can we do it all over again? 🙈
A massive thank you to the staff at The Millhouse who couldn’t do enough to ensure we were comfortable and well fed.
Fiona’s Dress: http://perfectdayni.com/
Greg’s Outfit: https://www.mjbale.com/