Ireland Wedding | Nashville & Destination Wedding Photographer | Lauren + Jimmy | Trim Castle, Bective Abbey Wedding

August 26, 2017

Nashville Wedding Photographer Laura K. Allen
Destination Wedding Photography
Ireland Wedding Photography

Being a wedding photographer has done SO MANY THINGS for me.  It’s taught me patience, compassion, flexibility, customer service… It’s taught me to push myself creatively, and to step up and take control when it’s needed.  It’s strengthened bonds and relationships both new and old.  I’ve made some life-altering new friendships, and rekindled old friendships that, thanks to time and adult-y-ness and my little Nashville bubble, have been put on the back burner.  The beautiful bride in this post was *regretably* one of those relationships.

Lauren and I are from the same hometown. We played basketball together in high school (I know what you are thinking– Laura, you are WAY too short to play basketball…………. aaaaaaaand I concur)… We sat together during lunch. We were best friends! We went to Ohio State together and lived together for the first two years.  And then, it’s a bit fuzzy, because #parties, but we grew apart and found new cliques that serviced our social & educational needs at the time.

Fast forward 10-ish years, Lauren and I reconnected on what we once knew in college as “theFacebook”… We occasionally liked/commented on each other’s posts and became fond of each other’s lives from states away, and eventually, continents away.  One day Lauren commented on one of my wedding photos on theFacebook– something along the lines of — “I wish you could photograph my wedding, but it’s in IRELAND” and I’m like HOLD UP LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS. And then before we knew it, I was in Ireland about to photograph the wedding of my high school best friend who I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.  Crazy how that happens, huh? Thanks Zuckerberg.

So Lauren, her husband Jimmy, their families, and the beautiful Ireland are featured below on what is, and always will be, one of the most memorable, CHERISHED weddings I’ve ever photographed.  Get your scroll on. <3

Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s, Trim, Ireland
Portraits:  Trim Castle & Bective Abby Castle
Reception Venue: Boyne Hill House, Navan, Ireland

Laura K. Allen is a Nashville TN Wedding & Portrait Photographer that specializes in Nashville Wedding, Engagement, & Portrait Photography, serving Nashville, Franklin, Madison, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Bellevue, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and surrounding areas.  Destination Wedding Packages available.

  1. Kathy.."sis" Burke

    August 28th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I have never seen a more beautiful venue..wedding..bride..groom..i will never forget this..pictures are stunning
    Thank you

  2. Beth

    August 29th, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Beautiful pictures and a delightful story of reconnecting!

  3. Laura Vargo

    August 29th, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I always thought Nashville was a great destination for a wedding, but Ireland is even better! Lauren is so lucky to have you as her photographer and friend.

  4. sarah

    August 29th, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    this makes me wish with everything in me that I was close to Nashville or that you could have been my Wedding Photographer! These are incredible!

  5. Amanda

    August 29th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    These are absolutely breathtaking! Nashville, Ireland, wherever you go, you are an amazing Wedding Photographer!

  6. Sarah D.

    August 30th, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Amazing story – and what an opportunity you had Laura! Your friend from Nashville was right in choosing you as her wedding photographer – these photos blow me away with their beauty!

  7. reina p

    August 30th, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Look at you! All the way from Nashville to Ireland!! People this wedding photographer is taking the world by storm! And with images like this, really, who’s surprised? <3

  8. Brie

    August 30th, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Oh Laura, these are stunning! The are so lucky have had you, a Nashville wedding photographer, travel all the way to Ireland to capture such an amazing day! Without a doubt, they made the right choice!

  9. Anel

    September 1st, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Laura, you continue to amaze me with your incredible photography skills! Whether it’s a destination wedding or you are shooting in Nashville, there is no doubt you are my absolute favorite wedding photographer!

  10. Jennay

    September 4th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This wedding seems so romantic. Nashville is lucky to have a wedding photographer with such amazing experience in weddings. Beautiful work!

  11. Amanda

    September 5th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    You are my favorite Nashville wedding photographer! I love following your work.

  12. Lucia

    December 30th, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Funny thing, but her ring looks very similar to mine and I have never seen anyone with an engagement ring like mine. Was fun to come across on your Nashville TN wedding photography blog.

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