Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Club Wedding | Audrey & Ian’s Romantic Pink Wedding

Posted on September 30, 2018 by DesignWorks Photography under Weddings

Romantic Portmarnock Hotel Wedding



When your first meeting with a wedding couple is when they good-naturedly come along to a wine reception for your photography students because you cannot find any other dates that work , you know you’re dealing with lovely, laid back people! OUR kind of people! There’ll be wine we said, great they said! They spent the evening receiving wedding and marriage advice from our students and their families and by the time the last guest had left Audrey & Ian were ready to sign on the dotted line! We just knew that we’d really enjoy photographing their wedding – and that it would be just like them: relaxed, friendly, full of warmth and joy.

From the classic Lincoln car for the boys, to the baby pink Rolls Royce to match the bridesmaids this wedding was filled with sophisticated and elegant touches. We laughed our way through the getting ready portion of the day, despite the lashing rain, dodging showers to grab some shots outside while we could. Audrey was every inch the classic bride in a lace fishtail gown that could have been straight off the red carpet, perfectly topped off with classic Hollywood waves, letting her inner starlet shine! The elegant pale pink of the lace bridemaids’ dresses is perfectly picked out in their luscious flowers.

It was a joy to photograph Audrey & Ian’s wedding, they are such a lovely, welcoming couple and we felt we were among friends all day – from the fun filled morning, the joyous wedding mass to the incredibly moving speeches it was a day of wonderful emotions. Below are some of our favourite images from the day  – believe me it was very difficult to choose!


Pink Kildare Wedding | Niamh & Gordon’s fairytale summer wedding

Posted on July 9, 2018 by DesignWorks Photography under Bridal, Weddings

Gorgeous pink wedding in Kildare and Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow




When Niamh got in touch and told us she was getting married and wanted us to capture it, we knew we were in for a good time! We’ve known Niamh and her family for a few years now and have had the honour of photographing them many times: first for her sister Louise’s engagement portraits (with dog Scruffy!), then her wedding, followed by family portraits and newborn pictures for both of Louise’s gorgeous boys. Needless to say, the Kelly’s are part of the DesignWorks family at this stage! (even Niamh’s dad told us that they’ve decided it’s not a family event unless we’re at it! Aww, thanks Con!) So we were thrilled at the idea of spending another fun filled day with them! We knew the wedding would be stunning, Niamh loves her glamour and has amazing attention to detail and she did not disappoint! The perfect blend of pink-loving Disney princess glam (look at the cake!) with nods to groom Gordon’s love of Back to the Future, this wedding was truly and utterly THEM! From DeLorean cars to pink Jimmy Choos this gorgeous wedding was filled with personal touches and glam surprises.

It was a gloriously sunny day in Kildare for Niamh and Gordon’s special day. The hot pink bridesmaids’ dresses looked amazing alongside the dashing green uniforms of Gordon’s fellow soldiers who provided a guard of honour, and were great fun on the day! Annie Powderly provided the stunning soundtrack to a moving ceremony, followed by much welcomed 99’s from an ice-cream truck! Then it was on to The Woodford Dolmen Hotel where guests were greated with pink cocktails and delicious tiny scones while enjoying the beautiful gardens and riverbank that was just ideal for portraits! There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during the particularly moving speeches, and once the party started, it was sadly time for us to say goodbye. Until the next Kelly event of course!







Tanya & Rory’s Modern City Wedding | Glam Wedding at Brasco’s Skerries

Posted on April 13, 2018 by DesignWorks Photography under Bridal, Weddings

Modern pink and navy wedding in Dublin



Tanya & Rory’s wedding was like a reunion of sorts: both of us grew up 2 doors up from Rory (in Rush) and our families still live in the area so we all know each other really well since childhood! We photographed Tanya’s family in our studio recently so really, there were no strangers at this wedding! No ‘getting to know each other’, it was more like meeting old friends.

They told us from the beginning that they wanted their wedding to be relaxed & intimate, just a special day for them, their 3 gorgeous kids and their closest family and friends.  Tanya was always going to be an elegant and stylish bride, in her modern (and wonderfully on trend) blush pink beaded gown, perfectly accented by FABULOUS rose gold sparkly shoes and clutch bag. Rory’s navy suit was the perfect foil for the pops of pink throughout the day. We started the day with them in the city centre, going for a walk around one Rory’s favourite spots along the Grand Canal. Then we returned to Skerries for a few quick portraits at Skerries Mills followed by family portraits and the party in Brasco’s restaurant at Skerries harbour. We had so much fun with Tanya & Rory (and their adorable kids!) that we were sorry to say goodbye at the end of the day.


pink wedding flower

pink wedding flowers


Photography by Denise Cannon & Brónagh Cannon at DesignWorks Photography

Ceremony Venue: Dublin Registry Office

Reception Venue: Brasco’s, Skerries

Flowers: Mayflower Vintage, Balbriggan

Bride’s Dress: Monsoon

Groomswear: Remus Uomo, at Dowd Menswear, Drogheda.

Bride’s Shoes: Roland Cartier

Engagement and Wedding Rings: Trevor at Ór Designs, Rush

Groom’s Shoes: Paddy Dwyer, Drogheda

Invitations: Wedding Cards Direct



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