Esti & Padraic

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Esti and Padraic were married in Crecora church and held their reception in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick. Esti is originally from Bilboa so there was plenty of Spanish during the day and the Spanish contingent may have been small in number but they were big on fun! I have no idea what they were cheering from their tables but it built up into a crescendo that only stopped when the bride and groom kissed so I guess it’s a tradition!

Here are some things I loved about Esti and Padraic’s wedding:

  • Sausage sandwiches.
  • Superman the cat.
  • The intricate detail in Esti’s hair, Olga and Mandy did a great job.
  • Fr. Leonard adding Spanish subtitles during the ceremony.
  • Michael’s singing – not only during the ceremony but during the best man speech too.
  • The Ammm’s during speeches! Michael had to mention it and then it was unstoppable!
  • Padraic’s Spanish section in his speech, the Spanish guests were telepathically encouraging him, their lips moving as they finished trickier words and sentences for him.
  • Esti’s Dad Roberto’s English finale to his speech.

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Máire & Tadhg

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Máire and Tadhg were married in Raheen church and held their reception in the Castle Oaks House Hotel. I met them last Summer shortly after they had gotten engaged and I was immediately sold on their personalities and excitement. After having the privilege of spending their wedding day with them I can confirm that they are very well matched! Before I talk about a few things I loved about their wedding, I’m going to start with something I didn’t like at all – Tadhg almost falling into the river! OMG! It was the longest thirty seconds of my life! In true Máire and Tadhg style, they thought it was hilarious and scaring the life out of me only made it funnier!

Anyway, that aside, here are some things I loved about Máire and Tadhg’s wedding:

  • Due to a slight miscommunication, the flower girls thought I was a minion. It turns out I was the only other Kevin they had heard of so I guess it was a fair assumption. I’ll try to be clearer in future! 😉
  • Máire’s mother had prepared a full Sunday roast for breakfast (to get a good head start on the day!)
  • Incorporating Tadhg’s love of Apple products.
  • Máire and Tadhg’s relaxed attitude. Unfortunately the weather didn’t exactly work out, but they were both all for getting an umbrella and going out for some photographs regardless. And their bravery definitely paid off.
  • Wedding days are busy days. With so many people and so much happening, often the bride and groom don’t get to spend any time alone together. However, there was a lovely moment of alone time when Máire and Tadhg walked out onto the rocks at the river. Apart from a family of ducks swimming by there was nothing but peace all around. (Of course it didn’t last long with Tadhg’s messing on the way back!)
  • Eamon’s singing speech. It was hilarious!
  • Máire and Tadhg’s appropriate choice of song for their first dance – 50% romantic and 50% madness.
  • The craic on the dance floor. I actually had all of my gear packed away when an epic dance off started so I unpacked and went back for more!

Some kinds words from Máire & Tadhg:

We knew from the minute we met you that you were going to be great but you exceeded all of our expectations. You guided us through the best day of our lives. Sorry for the mini heart attack at the river but we are so grateful to you for those special moments, probably one of our favourite parts of the day! Words cannot thank you enough.

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Sinead & Sean

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Sinead and Sean were married in Mitchelstown and held their reception in the Dunraven Arms in Adare. I’m constantly checking the weather forecast on the lead up to weddings and on the day itself. When I checked it on my phone that morning there was a “yellow warning” for rain! Yikes! It proved to be accurate too which was a shame because the gardens at Sinead’s house were competition ready! They looked amazing, but unfortunately we could only look out at them through the window it was so bad. Thankfully we got a short break in the weather when we arrived in Adare (full credit to optimism!) and we managed to get some photographs outside.

Things I loved about Sinead and Sean’s wedding:

  • One of the funniest moments of the day was when Sean was taking a swig from a hip flask outside the church – only to be caught by his future mother in law! Best facial reaction ever – and quick thinking to blame it all on one of the groomsmen! 😉
  • When we got to the park in Adare it had stopped raining but the ground was still wet. I asked Sinead if she would possibly mind letting her dress fall onto the… BOOM! It was already on the ground! Yes! That’s my kind of bride! 🙂
  • A wedding speech written on graph paper – possibly the most accurate speech ever?
  • Teaching Robbie a new trick when he’s asked to take photographs on someone’s phone. To everyone who ever hands him a phone to take a photo – I’m sorry!
  • The stories in the speeches were very funny – but the best one had to be Sean’s bed confusion – so good it made it into almost everybody’s speech!
  • The most aggressive use of selfie sticks I’ve ever witnessed!
  • The dancing – I love a good, crazy, energetic, wild dance floor – be sure to scroll all the way down to the end for the madness…

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Sharon & Patrick

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Sharon and Patrick were married in Adare and held their reception in the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point. They are living in Australia, so despite phone calls, emails and even meeting Sharon’s mother – it wasn’t until a few days before the wedding that I finally got to meet Sharon and Patrick. From that meeting I knew that they were a relaxed, easy going, fun loving couple and that their wedding was going to be a lot of fun. And it was! In fact, the only thing that could have improved it would have been if they had brought a little Australian weather home with them!

Things I loved about Sharon and Patrick’s wedding:

  • Managing to take some nice photographs of the wedding dress (even though everyone was mortified about the state the room was in – nobody need ever know! ;))
  • Deirdre’s bla bla.
  • Alison’s seascape painting – not only a great gift but as it turns out a pretty accurate view of how the sea was that day.
  • Maebh’s sign as she walked up the aisle.
  • Elbow as their exit music from the church along with a crazy sock parade!
  • Randomly getting arrested in the park by a Garda under the Public Acts of Affection Act!
  • Anthony’s speech. His stories of shifting girls and other adventures had everyone in stitches.
  • The funniest ever grace after meals! (I never thought I would say that, but everyone that was there knows that Fr. Mullins had the last laugh!)

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…