We have never been to a three day wedding before, in fact we’ve never been to a wedding in France and I have to say it was amazingly beautiful! It was alot more than a wedding, it was the first time in six years that André and his family were all together. André who is South African left SA six years ago to fulfill his rugby dreams. He now plays for SCA-Albi, prior to this he played for Section-Paloise. Rugby is a big deal for this family and so is “the braai” you’ll get a taste for this in the picture story below. As well as André’s family traveling from SA, it was the first time both the families would meet. Tears, laughter and emotions were everywhere and it adds to been the perfect story to document.
We are kicking off the wedding season with Pamela and Colm’s beautiful intimate wedding in the Clanard Court Hotel Athy. We were welcomed by some Alpacas (we actually thought they were Llamas) which roams freely on the Hotel grounds. Ella was taking some shots on her Nikon FE film camera! Developing her own film, loving creativity and creating a bit of art from something that we nowadays so easily capture on digital cameras. It’s kind of rare these days, but slowly but surely we are determined to get printed images back on peoples walls.
The morning of the wedding, Annemarie got her hair and make up done in Eyre hair by all her lovely friends and co workers, the place was buzzing! (I’ve never seen a bride actually working on her wedding day…) While all this was happening, Dean was with Gary at his family’s home getting ready with the lads.The guys had a mini adventure down to Martinstown House, Ballysax, for a early morning shoot! What a beautiful location, not to mention the hospitality. The sun was shining and everybody was psyched with excitement.
The weather always plays a leading role for us as photographers on wedding days. As well as our minds, its always on the back of the bride and grooms minds. Living in Ireland with Irish weather, this is definitely a sore headache sometimes. BUT as much as a wet or windy day can upset the whole proceedings, Caroline and Paddy planned an outdoor ceremony……..and on this day the Gods were good, the weather was perfect.
Stacey and Chris created a day that was truly special. You can see and feel the love they share by just being in their presence. Beautiful pictures for beautiful people…….. thank god for the ‘child of prague’ 😉
We had the pleasure of documenting Alison and Michaels big day, and where better to start, than at the mother of the brides house. They got married in St. Conleths parish church, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.