Caitriona and Allen, were married in August 2012. The ceremony was held in St James’s Church in Killorglin with the reception afterwards at the beautiful Dunloe Castle Hotel near the Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry. Catriona came to me with the idea of having wild flowers incorporating her bridesmaids colours which were red.

wild flower bouquets

Photography by Riona MacMonagle

The colours we decided on were rustic burnt oranges, yellow, brown, ivory and reds


The flowers we used were, hypericum berries, montbretia, solidage, dahlias, celosia and some grasses. The style of bouquet was a simple loosely  hand tied bouquet.


Allen’s boutonnière was a simple spray including some of the flowers that were in Catriona’s bouquet.


The arrangements in the church were also wild/garden flowers including hydrangeas and a few dentrobuim orchids. The altar arrangement was then reused at the reception on the top table.

wild flower church altar

Photography by Riona MacMonagle