Siobhan & Ronan’s Moyvalley Wedding | Balyna House

Posted on March 26, 2016 by DesignWorks Photography under Bridal, Weddings

Stunning vintage wedding at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort


Moyvalley wedding rings


Both bride and groom were quiet and nervous all morning; smiling, co-operative and kind as always but clearly couldn’t wait to get the show on the road. As Siobhan’s mum walked her up the aisle and placed her hand in Ronan’s, the relief on their two faces was visible. The morning’s stress melted away and both could breathe easy. In that moment they both glowed with joy, love and the knowledge that all was right in the world. They were together again.

We first met Siobhan many years ago when she came to our studio for family portraits with her lovely mum and sisters, and they’ve remained among our most loyal clients ever since (Siobhan looks so young in those images now!) When she became engaged, mum Deirdre arrived at our door to check if we were available to photograph the wedding as she ‘simply wouldn’t trust anyone else!’  Thanks Deirdre! And so began the task of planning the wedding while living in the UK, relying on family, friends and the internet to do most of their research for them and packing many meetings into their trips home!

The results were well worth the effort and organisation though, as their wedding was elegant and stylish, set in the spectacular Balyna House, an 19th century Italianate mansion on the grounds of the modern Moyvalley Hotel in Co. Kildare. Filled with gorgeous vintage details, this wedding was an understated nod to the season with Spring touches including adorable bunny cake toppers made by the bride herself! Siobhan looked stunning in a gown that perfectly combined retro and contemporary style with gorgeous lace detailing on the bodice and a modern bateau neckline. A fabulous green VW camper van continues the stylishly vintage trend, in which the happy couple then drove off into the sunset on their honeymoon! With such a beautiful setting, any Moyvalley wedding is a pleasure but Siobhan and Ronan’s remains very close to our hearts.

Moyvalley wedding in Spring flowers chanel

Moyvalley wedding in Spring flowers

Moyvalley wedding dress

Moyvalley wedding bridal suite wedding shoes

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Moyvalley hotel wedding church ceremony


Moyvalley hotel wedding church

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Moyvalley wedding VW camper van

Moyvalley wedding VW camper van

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Moyvalley wedding in Spring-0021

Moyvalley wedding drinks reception

Moyvalley wedding balyna house drinks reception

Moyvalley wedding balyna house drinks reception

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Moyvalley hotel wedding cake

Moyvalley wedding cake spring themed

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Moyvalley wedding couple

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Moyvalley wedding family portrait

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Moyvalley wedding couple balyna house reception

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Moyvalley wedding speeches

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Moyvalley wedding in Spring-0074


Photography by Denise Cannon & Brónagh Cannon, DesignWorks Photography

Church: St. Patrick’s Church, Johnstownbridge, Co Kildare
Venue: Balyna House, Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Club, Co Kildare
Bride’s Gown: So Sassi from Turner and Pennell Bridal Gallery, Rayleigh, Essex Mine
Bridesmaid’s Gown: Dessy from Bridal Heaven, Swords
Bridesmaid’s Hair Ornaments: Klaire Van Elton
Bride’s Shoes: Untold from House of Fraser
Groomswear: Patrick Bourke, Ennis, Co Clare
VW Camper van: Retro Campers, Garristown, Co Meath
Flowers: Michael Costello Event & Floral Design, Edenderry, Co Offaly
Bride’s Hair: Jenny at The Salon, Enfield, Co Meath Tel: 0469541090
Makeup: Ciara Allen
Cake: Creative Cakes, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Invitaions, Table Plan and Cake Toppers made by the bride! (we’re very impressed!)




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