A Very Blue Wedding, by Donal Doherty [Rf Wedding of the Week]

When sweethearts Louise and Ronan got married at Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel in Moville (a town and coastal resort on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, Ireland), the bride had a very clear color scheme that ran throughout the day, says photographer Donal Doherty. “Everything from her own details to the color of the church door matched her blue theme.”

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All Photos @ Donal Doherty

Doherty, who I had the pleasure of meeting at WPPI this year (while sitting by my side on a class break playing the Willy Wonka slot machines!), says that Lousie and Ronan found him online. “They also had a recommendation for me from the wedding coordinator at the wedding venue, as I’ve been blessed to shoot a number of weddings there.”

Wedding-Photography-Redcastle-Hotel_0135“It was an insanely sunny day, which is not that usual for Ireland!” Doherty says. “When shooting the bridal party photos, I chose a location in the venue with tall trees, which was a great way to block out the sun a little. I also used the sun to get some flare in some of the images, which I love.”

Wedding-Photography-Redcastle-Hotel_0145Doherty continues: “Based in Ireland we are never too far from the coast, and where I live near Donegal, there are some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The venue is set right on the water, and on a nice day there’s nowhere nicer. An amazing venue, super fun couple and a gorgeous bride who had great attention to detail meant that Louise and Ronan’s wedding was a dream.”

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GEAR FOR THE DAY
Camera:
Canon 5D MK III
Lenses: 70-200mm, 24-70mm and “my beloved 50mm f/1.2,” Doherty says. “I love shooting wide open for buttery skin tones and bokeh.”
Lighting: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT and  a 600EX-RT Speedlite (for the sunset image above, held by his second shooter at an angle to the couple).

VENDOR CREDITS
Venue: Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel
Bridal wear: La Boda Bridal
Hair stylist –  Margaret Johnston – Honey Hair & Beauty
Make-up – Rosemary Wright – Ashburn Image
Grooms wear –  Different Class Menswear
Florist – Patrica McCormack
Cars – Mcllwaines Car Hire
Cake  –  Cake Love
Band – Pure Fresh
Room decor – Look Crafty
Videographer –  Timeless Productions NI 

Check out more Weddings of the Week, and email Libby Peterson or Jacqueline Tobin with submissions.

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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