I first met Aine when we played in the school orchestra together in Carraig na bhFear! Roll on twenty years later and I am photographing her wonderful wedding! The weather was a photographers dream on Aine and Pats wedding day. No wind, mild with cloud cover!
I met Pat early in the morning for some photos at Watergrasshill GAA pitch. I was expecting to just meet Pat and his groomsmen only to be surprised to be faced with almost a full team of hurlers keen to get a puc around going! I figured from that turnout that Pat must be a key member of the club, which became clear during the entertaining speeches.
The ceremony was held in Carrignavar church. It was nice to see familiar faces of people I would have known in secondary school including the celebrant Fr Terry who was our school chaplain.
With the wedding on only the day after the shortest day of the year, we agreed to head straight for Springfort Hall after the ceremony to avail of the grounds and daylight for photos.
It was a great day full of fun and laughter. Aine and Pat were very relaxed and really easy going making it such a joy and a privalege to capture their special day. Thank you both for trusting me and best wishes on your married lives together.
(Some details of people involved in the wedding are outlined below)
Dress Supplier : Vows, Blarney.
Hair: 3 Degrees ( Ciara and Hayley)
Make Up: Niamh Murphy- makeup artist Cork
Jewellery: Azure Jewellery
Bridesmaid Dresses: Folkster, Kilkenny
Groom suit: Tom Murphy's Cork
Groomsmen and Page Boys: Tom Murphy's Cork
Flowers: Marie Mulcahy
Cake: Edel Geaney
Band: The Incredibles
Videographer: Michael O'Halloran
Church Singers: Vivienne and Brian Murphy, Maeve and Ciara Sheehan, Mark and Danielle Lyndon
Hotel Reception music: Uisce Dubh
A wedding at a castle makes for a great fairytale! Keara and Tom celebrated a magical day at the stunning Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan. I was privileged to get the honour of capturing the day from morning preparations until everyone danced the night away! The ceremony was held in the beautiful church in Bailieborough, Cavan. It was the perfect lead up to Christmas with the short daylight hours and magical Canopy lights in the reception room provided by Event Planner NI.
Keara wore a stunning dress from Ivory & Pearl while Tom was looking very sharp wearing his Louis Copeland suit. Keara's bridesmaids looked beautiful dressed by Folkster while Tom's groomsmen were handsome in their Aston Formal Wear suits. Flowers on the day were provided by AbFab flowers with the very impressive cake created by Catherine McKeon.
The dancefloor was in full swing to the music of Pink Champagne.
It was my first time working with Hitched Films who were documenting the day on film. Eoin and Sue were a joy to work alongside and their work is always stunning!
Thank you Keara and Tom for inviting me and trusting me to capture the day in images :)
Jess and Seán had a wonderful wedding at Barnabrow House just outside Cork City. Jess works at Fota Wildlife Park and Seán works as a primary school teacher. They say never work with children or animals and they happen to be working with both!
The weather gods were looking down on us and we had great conditions for capturing special images. I first met Seán through traditional Irish music sessions in Cork and we have met many times over the years at various music events so it was an honour to be asked to capture their special day.
Jess and her bridesmaids were very relaxed preparing beside the water at their home in Cobh. Make-up was provided by Jess' sister Róisín Leahy.
The cake was a spectacular creation by Deanna O’Sullivan. They kept the music traditional with the energetic group 'Poc ar Buille' keeping the dance floor full!
Killarney is always a lovely place to spend a wedding day! Siobhan and Chris had a lovely wedding day in Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney. They were both very relaxed and that feeling was present throughout the day. Siobhán wore a dress from Ti adora. Her lovely fresh and colourful flowers were supplied locally by Blooms of Killarney. The very impressive cake was created by O'Carroll's cakes, who are also based in Killarney. Hair was by D'arcy's with make-up by Coco's in Ballincollig. They danced the night away to Oceans Band.
Melissa and Ross had a wedding with a difference. When they first met at Body and Soul festival, it was very fitting they would create a festival feeling for their wedding. With an amazing day of sunshine at the beautiful location of Ardfield in West Cork, a very relaxed and chilled party was enjoyed by everyone :)