Did you see Sarah and Daniel’s Derrynane pre wedding photos on the blog last week? Pete and I were lucky enough to photograph weddings in Ireland twice this summer and spending a few days with Sarah and Daniel for their Westcove House wedding photography was just wonderful.
Sarah and Daniel met at the University of Victoria English graduate welcome picnic in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sarah was starting her Master’s and Daniel was starting his PhD. At a pub night a few weeks later, Daniel shared his fries and Sarah shared stories from her recent 6-month solo trip around Europe. They quickly became friends, and then started becoming more than friends, But Daniel didn’t want to date because they wanted to focus on their studies. They tried not dating for about a week and Daniel admitted that not dating Sarah was even more distracting.
Since then, they both completed their degrees (despite the distractions) and moved to London, The move to London was much tougher than they expected, but that also made it more rewarding. Sarah and Daniel got engaged spontaneously one morning in their flat before work. Sarah was folding laundry and Daniel was brushing his teeth. He suddenly came out of the bathroom and asked Sarah to marry him (and she said yes!).
I love the Irish landscape and Westcove House is nestled on the southern tip of the Ring of Kerry, overlooking Westcove harbour. It’s the perfect venue for a wedding at a home away from home. Having spent their entire relationship far away from their families and friends, Sarah and Daniel were really excited to have everyone together and to acknowledge the role that they have all played in their lives.
After getting ready separately Sarah and Daniel did a First Look in the lane down by Westcove pier, with West Coast house in the background. We then explored the surrounding area (including some derelict buildings that I got very excited about!) and took some relaxed portraits, before their self officiated wedding ceremony next to the Atlantic ocean.
I really loved how relaxed Sarah and Daniel’s wedding was. Their guests were their closest friends and family. From home made cakes to a celtic hand fasting ceremony, the whole day was touching and heartfelt and set against the most beautiful of backdrops.
Sarah’s beautiful dress is by Indie Bride.
Scroll down to see what happened and if you’re looking for Westcove House wedding photography do get in touch.