Always nice when couples take the time to write with thanks when they receive their album. Arrived home from shooting a wedding and this was sitting in my inbox – made my evening !!
Saturday 11th May kept me quite local, with both the bride & groom getting ready in Swords (5 mins from each other), the ceremony in Balheary Church (part of the Donabate parish) and the reception being held in the wonderful Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Despite the lads having major difficulties with the buttonholes, the day went without any hitches….apart from one major one !! On the way to the hotel we drove through some torrential rain, but, when we arrived, the clouds parted and we had nearly 30 mins of sunshine to get a few bridal party shots done. With everyone having such a good time and a general relaxed & enjoyable feeling to the day, before we knew it the hotel were calling for the meal so we managed to get a few last shots in the old house of the hotel. Despite “working” all day I had a really great day, lovely couple & very welcoming families, I met family members from previous weddings I shot and the staff at Dunboyne outdid themselves (again !) – I am really looking forward to the processing of the images, but, in the meantime, here are a few rough edits below which hopefully will give you an idea of the day.
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Saturday 20th April kept me in Fingal, even though it was Cavan marrying Galway. Fiona & Damien had their ceremony in the Church of the Assumption in Howth and followed up with their reception in the Howth Yacht Club. Despite the appearance, the sunny day was actually baltic !! especially when we tried to get a few shots on the east pier. Fiona caused quite a stir however when not one, but two groups of passing people asked for a photo with her !! A great day was had by all and the staff in the yacht club were ever so welcoming, accommodating & helpful. As I left the dance floor was full and the room was hopping !!
Friday 12th April took me back down the N11 to Wexford for the wedding of Geraldine & Gavin. Luckily, despite the cold, the weather more or less behaved and Geraldine was delighted to meet a surprise guest (of the four legged variety) after a lovely ceremony in Crossabeg Church. Then it was off to familiar territory and the wonderful Step House hotel in Borris. Great couple, great guests, great venue….my kind of wedding !
It’s always great to get relatively local weddings, not only does it relieve time pressures but it usually means that there are no need for directions. Jennifer & Dara got married in Skerrries where I (mis) spent much of my youth, and then on to Knightsbrook in Trim where I covered a couple of weddings previously. Although the day was dry, it was bitterly cold and an icy wind cut through us while grabbing a few shots around Red Island. If you add up the fact that the wedding was local, the weather was dry, the bridesmaids liked my aftershave, the priest wore a Harry Potter cape, the lads wore white trainers and my brief was to keep posed shots to a minimum – I couldn’t go wrong. See below for a few pics from the day.