Jenny McCarthy at the launch of her debut book, The Wedding at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin.
Picture Brian McEvoy
Last night, The Westbury Hotel was transformed into an oasis of wedding bliss, creating an ambience of pure elegance and sophistication to celebrate the launch of renowned photographer Jenny McCarthy’s debut book, “The Wedding”.
With the room draped in beautiful floral arrangements and romantic candlelight, guests indulged in lavish canapes and prosecco, with an idyllic and aspirational aura filling the space with the clean lines and classic design of the white furniture serving as a blank canvas for the flowers that adorned the room. From cascading roses to delicate lilies, each bloom was arranged in a way that showcases its unique beauty, creating a visual feast for the eyes as Muireann O’Connell took to the stage to host the night away, and with Marty Guilfoyle on the decks providing the ultimate entertainment.
As the sun set on The Westbury Hotel, the candles came alive, casting a warm and inviting glow throughout the space. The flickering flames created a sense of intimacy and warmth, allowing guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening. From the moment they arrived, they were transported to a world of enchantment, where beauty and elegance reign supreme.
Jenny was joined by her husband, Virgin Media Television’s Martin King on the red carpet, and invited guests included Stephanie Roche Zambra, Alan Hughes, Peter Devlin, Terrie McEvoy, Paddy Smyth, Gillian Quinn, DWTS Laura Nolan, Media Mogul Michael O’Doherty, Chef Adrian Martin, Paula Callan, Paul Ryder, Sarah McGovern and Ally Garvey. Ashling Kilduff of Curated by Design Centre, Stylist Rosalind Lipsett. Rebecca Tallon De Havilland, Debbie O’Donnell, Carmel Breheny, Jessica Borza, Dillon St. Paul and John Healy of The Restaurant. Photographers Claire Boshell, and Alan Keville, Wedding Celebrant Conor Clear, Hairstylists Michael Doyle, Stephen Kelly, Sian Sharkey, Joanne Kelly O’Hara, and stylist to the stars, Ceira Lambert, of her eponymous Hair Consultancy. Brand owners Anita Donoghue of Annutri, Anneliese Duffy of Linen Shirt Company, Bernadett Siklosi of Change of Air, Karen Dempsey and Grace Reed of Kare Cosmetics.
Jenny McCarthy has become a household name across the Emerald Isle as a renowned photographer, creating memories frozen in time for some of Irelands biggest celebrities on their wedding days and capturing special moments that they will cherish for a lifetime. Not only has she been part of a couples wedding day by way of photography, but has the skill and know-how to create the most memorable day of their lives.
Jenny has now taken the time to collate her top tips and extensive knowledge of the wedding industry, publishing her very first book, “The Wedding”. This book contains all of the tips, tricks and hacks that Jenny has taken in over the 20 years, creating a guide with everything that a couple needs to know how and when to do, without the added stress.
Jenny has outlined all of the questions that a couple should consider when booking their suppliers, tips for the lead up to the big day, what to gift to your bridal party to commemorate the moment and their involvement, and of course, lots of tips on photography, to make sure that you get the very best from your big day.
PhotosbyJen has catered for couples in the world of sports, social media, high profile business, and politics and has photographed the weddings of influencers Suzanne Jackson, Rosie Connolly, celebrities such as Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian, Glenda Gilson, and footballers Stephanie Roche, James McCarthy, and Seamus Coleman to name just a few, throughout her 20-year tenure in the wedding industry.
Jenny has also been fondly dubbed as “The Baby Whisperer” for her ability to soothe even the most fussiest of babies, resulting in the production of beautiful photoshoots for their parents to treasure forever. Recently, Jenny had the joy of photographing Terrie McEvoy’s family, as they welcomed daughter Sydney into the world.
Jenny has taken her expertise to her own social media, which has earned her the title of “Wedding Influencer” as she broadcasted a series of Instagram Lives, dubbed “Wedding Tip Wednesday”. This has now become a weekly podcast, sponsored by Clarins. Her successful podcast has attracted almost 27,000 listeners on Spotify alone, in just the short time they have been on air.
The Wedding (RRP €60.00) is available to purchase at www.byjennymccarthy.ie and Clarins, Wicklow Street.