Bride and groom standing in front of wall

Today we have the pictures from Evanna and Anthony’s wedding, taken by EFC Photography, to share with you. Evanna and Anthony’s wedding took place at Knappogue Castle in Co. Clare, in September 2012. The castle was the perfect setting for their traditional Irish wedding… with a twist.

“We went for a soft, ethereal and romantic colour scheme with a traditional Medieval Irish theme. Having our reception in a 15th century Irish castle, complete with Medieval castle entertainers and fantastic banquet style decor, was a feast for the eyes, and it was so much fun having the entertainers through the courses.

“We love history on so many levels. Anthony, being Australian but of Dutch/Irish heritage, particularly loves Irish history and anything to do with castles and swords. As I am Irish, I wanted his family to experience a traditional Irish wedding with a Medieval twist.

“I designed my dress with the wonderful help of Wendy Makin, and I wore my Mum’s garter, which she lovingly brought back to life, sewing pair of doves in blue silk onto it. We used a very old coin during the catholic wedding ceremony that was handed down from my great, great grandfather, and is traditionally used during the vows. We also had a family friend re-paint my parents’ cake topper from 36 years ago; my siblings and I used to play with it so it had seen better days! A very good friend from Australia who traveled over to Ireland for our wedding gave me 2 old Australian coins to glue to my shoes for luck…it was a really nice touch. We also named the tables after places we have visited or our Australian families live, which brought a bit more Ozziness to the day! We had a table adorned with wedding pictures from our parents, grandparents and great grandparents which was really special for everyone to see, and was a great talking point too.”

Wedding dress in foreground

Silver wedding shoes

Brooch in flower

Bride looking in mirror

Bridesmaids getting ready

Bridesmaid adjusting hair

Bride being helped with her dress

Champagne and bride glass

Bride holding glass of Champagne

Bridesmaids in green dresses

Bride with headband

Shower bouquet

Bride with father in wedding car

Pocket watch

Cannon pin badge


Knappogue Castle

Groomsmen at altar

Wedding order of service

bride walking into wedding ceremony

Bride and groom at altar

wedding ceremony

Bride saying wedding vows

Groom placing ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom in wedding ceremony

Bride looking at camera in wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kiss

Bride in church

Bride's shower bouquet

Bride with long veil

Bride with arms around groom

Bride and groom by river

Groom lifting bride


Groomsmen jumping

Bride and groom by wall

Bride with headband

Back of bride's dress

Ring on bride's finger

Groom sitting on bench

Bride drinking pint of Guinness

Knappogue Castle

Plaque on castle wall

Crest on castle wall

Bride and groom walking through castle grounds

Canle on castle wall

Medieval flag hanging in castle

Bride and groom in medieval wedding reception

Medieval wedding reception

Medieval wedding place name

Napkin with leaves

Medieval wedding table name

Medieval wedding table name

Medieval wedding table

Groom speech

Medieval wedding entertainment

Wedding cake

Roses on wedding cake

Bride with sword

Bride knighting groom

Wedding dance

Bride dancing

Images © EFC Photography