Megan & Declan

Blush & Midnight Blue:
Megan + Declan At The Lodge At Ashford Castle

The rain certainly didn’t dampen this couple’s love.

Stormy skies, a dramatic woodland backdrop and the faint silhouette of a cherry blossom tree added to the majestic romance of this wedding along The Wild Atlantic Way.

Megan & Declan

Megan and Declan crossed paths on a night out while working in Sydney, very fittingly on Australia Day!
Their engagement was the stuff that dreams are made of – on a beautiful beach in Koh Samui, Thailand!

“The proposal was surreal, we were literally the only people walking on this stunning beach, lined with palm trees. The sea was a crystal clear and bright blue. I was so stunned by Declan’s heartfelt proposal and it was the easiest YES of my life! The rest of the of the holiday was amazing. It really was just the ultimate week!”

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The bride’s alternative choice of bridesmaid dress perfectly complemented the angry skies along the Mayo coastline. Floral print, with shades of dusky pink and midnight blue, and finished with a silver feather detail belt – quite simply stunning.

While Megan looked timeless and glamorous in a delicately embellished Maggie Sottero gown, with flawless make up and a retro style birdcage veil. Her excitement and joy beamed from her smile all day long.

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Best Photography Dublin is perfectly named as Mick is absolutely, wholeheartedly the BEST!! I have never come across such a passionate and patient photographer ever! Mick was fantastic on our wedding day and when the weather didn’t play ball, he still had such artistic vision. Our indoor photo shoot is as beautiful as our photographs taken outside with the jaw-dropping views in the background! His professionalism is so comforting and it was so wonderful to have a perfect wedding album delivered in less than a week!!”

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“After visiting The Lodge at Ashford Castle on a visit to Galway in 2014, we were blown away by the beauty and tranquility of the area. The scenery of Lough Corrib and the estate itself is absolutely breath-taking. It became a very special place for us.”

“The staff were just amazing, they made every one of our guests feel like the most important person in the world. They couldn’t do enough to go out of their way and help us plan the most perfect wedding. The food was exquisite and totally complements the quality of the venue’s surroundings.”

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“There were so many special moments throughout the day, having our friends and family present from all over the world to celebrate our special day meant the world to us.”

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Huge thanks to Megan and Declan for sharing their special day with us and to their photographer Mick of Best Photography Dublin for allowing us to publish these shots. You can see more of his work at

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Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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