Snakes, Meerkats, Owls, Parrots and a Skunk – Wild Encounters – best gay wedding on west coast of Ireland!

By MrsRedHead In Weddings

Snakes, Meerkats, Owls, Parrots and a Skunk – Wild Encounters – best gay wedding on west coast of Ireland!

Ben and Liam… What can i say …

You two are one of the best, bravest, most creative, unique couple i have ever photographed!


” Adare based Liam and Ben have the bravery and self -confidence to live their life, their way. They do things, not just with this wedding, but with their lives that most of us only dream of doing.. When Liam decides something is happening you know he won’t stop until he has achieved his goal. In Ben Liam has found his soulmate , partner, and best friend. Liam and Ben complement each other in so many ways, in both their personal relationship and their dreams for the future”

When did you know it was for life?

We met in Farnham, Surrey in the pub. Liam was living and working in the area and Ben had just moved up to the area for a job.

Benjamin: When he came into work with me Xmas morning to help feed the penguins and I gave him a load of washing up to do instead. (He still got to feed the penguins eventually)

Liam: When he moved in and his mother said ‘it’s your problem now’ and threw a bag with a snake in it at me.

Wedding Day

We wanted to give our guests a real experience, as many of them had never been to Ireland before, so we wanted the location and the venue to showcase the best of Ireland.

Being November, we decided to go for an autumn type theme with much of the décor being natural autumnal colours. We also had a bit of an animal theme too with the cake, table names, etc as, owning our own little zoo, we wanted the day to represent our lives a bit.

Highlight of your day

Ben: Seeing everyone’s reaction to our unconventional wedding cake.

Liam: Walking down the aisle to the lion king’s ‘circle of life’.

The morning after, Liam’s groomsman/brother forgot to put Liam’s bag into the hotel room, so Liam had no toiletries or spare clothes, and Noel still had the car keys and was asleep in a drunken coma.


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What advice would you give to other couples planning their wedding?

Make sure the wedding is what you want and make it your own, don’t worry about being traditional or thinking you have to do something a certain way because that is ‘whats done’. Have fun with it and make sure it shows your personalities.

Groomsmen and Ladies: Clare Biggs, Samantha Goddard, Nicola Antrim, Noel Fitzgerald


Wild Encounters – Adare

Is run by a professional team Ben and Liam with a zoological and educational career background. We’re fully insured and garda vetted for our visits, and based just outside Limerick city in the village of Adare which makes us ideally suited to reach many areas of mid-west and Southern Ireland. WE BRING THE ANIMALS TO YOU! Weddings, schools, nursing homes, parties, birthdays etc…



Thank you for being fantastic!


Photographer: Olga MrsRedHead Photography

Second shooter : Aleksandra Skibniewska


Olga and Alex - your photographers - Mrsredhead photography Ireland

Olga and Alex – your photographers – Mrsredhead photography Ireland

Venue : Hotel Doolin , Ireland

Decor : Grace Events

Cake: MM Cookies, Limerick

Bridesmaids dresses: Atom NewYork

Shoes: Girls bought their own. Connelly’s Menswear

Flowers: Buttonholes from Flowers Forever, Raheen

Groom(smen)’s suits: Connelly’s Menswear Hire

Cars/Wedding Favours: Scratch cards from Centra, cars our own

Stationery: Made ourselves

Make Up & Hair: Hair by Lavish Looks, Patrickswell. Make up by Sarahanne Mc Cauley

Wedding Bands: Fields Jewellers, Crescent Shopping centre, Limerick

Ceremony/Reception Music: Reception music – hotel supplied trad band

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