Shooting here never disappoints, I've been here to photograph many weddings and time and time again I get to find new places for photos with stunning backdrops and you're only ever a few mins walk away from your wedding drinks reception.
This four-star Farnham Estate boasts a reputation for style, comfort and fine food with service to match, ensuring memorable Cavan weddings. Civil ceremonies will definitely be favoured here with the stunning out door area which, if you're looking for something different and less stressful for guests, is sure to be at the top of the wedding venue list.
Check out their website for the venue here:
REVIEW:We couldn't be happier with our photos and video from Darren. He planned out the day so we had so much time with our guests. When we did go for photos it didn't feel like we were missing our wedding but instead really added to the fun of the day. He captured so many lovely moments during the day and was so helpful and friendly to work with.
Name of ceremony location: Farnham Lawn at Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan
Reception Name & Location: Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan
Ceremony Officiant: Aidan Mc Ardle
Make Up Artist: Julie and Elaine Morgan (Julies Beauty Salon) Castlerea Co. Roscommon
Hair Stylist: Karen Conroy, Vibe Hair Salon. Cavan Town
Florist: Bouquets to Banquets. Belturbet Cavan
Photographer: Darren Byrne Videographer: Darren Byrne
Photobooth/Selfie Mirror: N/A
Ceremony Musicians/Singers: Keith O'Brien, Marian Reid and Laura Killelea.
Wedding Car/Transport: N/A
Band / DJ: Long Time Coming.Alan Foran
Speciality Entertainment (magician/hypnotist etc): N/A
How did you meet?: I was on a night out in Belfast with my friend Alison. We were sitting in the Harp Bar taking a selfie when two guys came over offering to take the photo. They then invited themselves to sit with us for the night. One ended up being my future husband and the other his groomsman. Tell us about the Proposal: We went to London for the weekend and were heading into Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park on the Saturday morning. Suddenly as were approaching the entrance Chris decided he didn't want to queue and wanted to go for a walk. I didnt understand why as the queue wasn't very long and this was the reason we were in Hyde park. But I followed him on a walk through Kensington Gardens where I saw a cool weeping willow tree that you could walk under. I walked in to the tree, followed by Chris. I was reading all the carvings on the tree trunk when I turned around to see Chris down on one knee.
Tell us about THE dress :): I always wanted a tea lenght wedding dress so after going to a few bridal shops and trying on a few different styles I kept coming back to tea lenght. I was down in Dublin for the weekend and saw this dress. My Mam came up the next day to see it and agreed with me that it was the one so we bought it that day.
Tell Us about the Suits!: The suits are from Red in Belfast. Chris knew what he wanted so I left him to it. I think they really suited our style of wedding and complimented the bridesmaid dresses.
Tell us about your ceremony: We were very lucky with beautiful weather to be able to have our ceremony outside. Our flowergirls Ava and Isla and pageboy Donnacha were amazing and all made it up the aisle. The ceremony was very personal to me and Chris and involved so many of our favourite people, a lot of who travelled a long way to be there. My close friends Laura, Marian and Keith provided the music for the ceremony and sang four of our favourite songs. The readings were chosen by us and read by Chris' sister Kerrie, brother-in-law David, my brother Oisin and friend Alison. We had plenty of laughs throughout and it was the relaxed atmosphere we wanted. Favourite Memory Of The Day?: We had the best fun all day. Some favourite memories include the craic in the morning with our familes getting ready, the photoshoot with our bridal party, the fun on the dancefloor and singsong in the residents bar. What one piece of advice would you give future brides: Get as much organised months before the wedding so you don't have to do anything in the last few weeks. Celebrate and enjoy the hen and stag parties to the full. On the day make sure you are enjoying every minute of it.
Why Did You Choose Your Photographer?: We met with Darren and instantly liked him and his plan for the day. We did not want our day taken up with photographs. We went straight to the drinks reception after the ceremony and got to spend time with our guests. When we did go for our photos with Darren later we had the best fun with him. It didn't feel like it took time away from our wedding but added great memories to the day.
Why did you choose your Videographer?: Same as above.
Why Did you Choose your reception venue?: I am from Roscommon and Chris is from Belfast so we wanted a venue somewhere in the middle to make it easier for guests. We instantly loved the venue and always wanted to get married outside. We read some excellent reviews on Farnham Estate and the options for the next day bbq was exactly what we wanted.
Tell us about your honeymoon!: We went to Canada for two weeks. We spent a few nights in Toronto and then drove to Niagra on the Lake for two nights, Blue Mountain for three nights and then up to Ottowa for the last weekend for our friends Johnny and Amanda wedding. We met some lovely people, seen some amazing sights and had really great fun along the way.
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