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Emer & James

annacarriga wedding photo

Emer and James met after the Great Limerick Run and got married exactly 6 years later. Emer had completed the run and was out celebrating – it turned out she picked up an injury so she went to find a seat and instead found her future husband! James on the other hand found someone to talk to that wasn’t able to escape! ūüôā

Their sun soaked wedding day in AnnaCarriga was full of fun and personality and quirkiness. They had their wedding ceremony on the lakeside under the trees, partied outside to the music of a mariachi band and had their reception and danced the night away in the marquee.

Some things I loved about Emer and James’ wedding day were:

  • The quirkiness of Emer’s house that morning. A stuffed monkey? A room dedicated to tigers? Yes please!
  • The craic with Emer and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the big day.
  • The weather and the setting for their wedding – it was like being in another country.
  • Freddy, Emer and James’ dog, who was possibly the best dressed at the wedding.
  • Maracas for all the guests to shake during their first kiss and huge Se√Īor and Se√Īorita sombreros.
  • A surprise mariachi band to walk them down the aisle.
  • The lawn games – and the most competitive game of Connect Four I’ve ever seen! ūüôā
  • The Snug Photobooth – always a big hit.
  • Surprising Emer and James with bib numbers from the Great Limerick Run and having a race along the lake.
  • The 3 amigos dance routine!
  • The shenanigans on the dancefloor – and twins doing the floss dance!

Some kind words from Emer and James…

Thank you so, so much for being such a fantastic photographer on the day. You really went above and beyond. Really appreciate you getting those race numbers. Such a nice touch and made our day, the photo is brilliant! Thanks again for everything and so excited to see all of the photos.

Here is a small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

coolbawn quay wedding photograph

Sinead & Aidan

 

Sinead and Aidan¬†– so good they were married twice! Firstly they had an intimate church ceremony in nearby Terryglass church and afterwards they had a second outdoor ceremony in the secret garden in Coolbawn Quay. Their wedding day was at the tail end of storm Doris so the weather was wild, wet and windy – but¬†the cosy bar and marquee kept all the guest warm and chatting. Sinead and Aidan are genuinely two of the nicest, friendliest, down to earth people I’ve met and it was a pleasure to be there to document their wedding.

Some things I loved about Sinead and Aidan’s wedding day were:

  • The atmosphere in the guest house as Sinead and the girls got ready.¬†Cousins hugging their distant cousin, shared funny stories and loads of fun.
  • An excited page boy’s countdown timer going off moments before leaving for the church.
  • The marryoke – can’t wait to see how it turned out. Can’t beat a bit of Whitney Houston every 10 minutes!! ūüėČ
  • Fr. Larkin instantly putting everyone at ease in the church.
  • An embarrassed mother of a flower girl who decided to give her opinion on the music during the silence when it ended.
  • The randomness of the ceremony in Coolbawn – including an impromptu performance by Fr. Larkin.
  • The singing waiters during dessert.

Some kind words from Sinead and Aidan…

I cannot honestly thank you enough for everything on the day. From your first email I just knew you were the right person for myself and Aidan and you were unreal. You put us both at such ease and made everything so easy. Everyone was talking about the slide show on the day and the amazing pictures that you captured.¬†Thanks you sooo much again for everything…

Here is a small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Laura & Gareth

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Laura and Gareth¬†were married in the Holy Trinity¬†church in Adare and held their reception just down the road in the Woodlands House Hotel.¬†From start to finish it was a day full of fun, hijinks and general tomfoolery! ūüėČ

 

Some things I loved about Laura and Gareth’s wedding day were:

  • Mini, the camera shy cat and their three dogs.
  • The smashed champagne flute the minute the pros left the room. Couldn’t¬†leave them alone for two seconds!
  • The bridesmaids smiling for photographs with their backs turned to me!
  • A certain groomsman’s attempt to attach¬†flowers to the lapels.
  • Gareth’s funny lighting of candles¬†improvisation.
  • Getting to meet “Helga” – the life and soul of the hen party – Ayyayaya coco jambo!
  • A special message from Nathan Carter to his fan
  • Sweets. Everywhere. It was as if Willy Wonka himself was getting married!
  • The first time I’ve ever witnessed somebody being thanked during the speeches for “being a pain in the hole”.

 

Here is a small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Sinead & Phil

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Sinead and Phil were married in Mountshannon church and held their reception in the Lakeside Hotel. It was a blend of Irish and Scottish with a big dollop of their own personalities thrown in and it was a fantastic mixture.

 

Some things I loved about Sinead and Phil’s¬†wedding day were:

  • The laughter at Sinead’s house that morning. From Timmy Dooley to other outrageous stories I had a sore face from laughing by the time I left!
  • Sinead’s Charlotte Mills wedding shoes, with¬†their something old, new, borrowed and blue.
  • Having brooches from Sinead and Phil’s grandmothers attached to Sinead’s bouquet.
  • The gift box Phil sent to Sinead that morning – including a bottle of champagne from the year she was born.
  • Phil having his father as his best man.
  • Phil wearing his grandfather’s cuff links and using his great grandfathers suitcase to hold the mass booklets.
  • Fr John’s sermon which was all the more personal having know Sinead since she was an altar server.
  • The confetti cones. I’m still finding bits of lavender weeks later! ūüėČ
  • The wooden tree stumps, vintage bottles and handmade blackboards made from driftwood by Phil.
  • The birthday¬†pi√Īata!

Some kind words from Sinead and Phil:

Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. You were amazing throughout the whole day and had everyone commenting on how nice you were also. It meant a lot to us to have such a relaxed photographer and you made us, as well as our family and friends, feel so at ease. The slideshow at the end of the day actually made me cry, it was so special. You captured the day so well and it was everything we could have hoped for and more.

Here is a small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

castleoaks river wedding photo

Emer & Luke

castleoaks river wedding photo

 

Emer and Luke¬†were married in a humanist ceremony in the Castleoaks House Hotel.They had their first date way back in 2012 and three years later, on Valentine’s Day, Luke proposed in Paris with a Haribo ring! It’s these kind of quirky things that I loved most about Emer and Luke, and their wedding day was packed with thoughtful and personal ideas. For starters, Emer wore an amazing, vintage Limerick Lace wedding dress (which is over 100 years old!). Other things included the ring cushion that Emer’s aunt embroidered, their vintage wedding car (organised by Emer’s dad who was dishing out double armed hugs for the day! ūüėČ ), sand from their childhood beaches for the sand pouring ceremony and stirred with a Welsh spoon, a ring warming, a seat reserved for those who could not be there, a vintage typewriter¬†for the guests to leave notes on (incredible, right?!), my all time favourite Dr. Seuss reading, an emotional song by Emer’s cousin, ice cream in the sunshine, a BEAUTIFUL walk down by the river, Victor’s Mr & Mrs quiz, the list goes on. It was such a great day and I felt privileged to be there to document it.

Here is a tiny¬†selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

wedding in the garden of the falls hotel

Diane & Kevin

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Diane and Kevin were married in Cratloe church and held their reception in the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.¬†Apart from it raining at the one time in the day we wanted to take photographs on the beach (typical!) it was a perfect day. Diane and Kevin put a huge effort into the planning so there was a lot to enjoy on the day – the flower girl sign, the biggest fry I’ve ever seen delivered, the brooch in Diane’s bouquet, Kevin’s shoes, the intimate ceremony in Cratloe, Bernie’s champagne opening skills, the county flags outside the Falls, one of the most amazing seating plans¬†ever, superhero socks, Diane’s new jersey, the list goes on and on…

Here is a very small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

sunset ballykisteen golf course wedding photo

Grace & Alan

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Grace and Alan were married in Annacarty church and held their reception in Ballykisteen Hotel. They met when they were both studying in U.L. and Grace invited Alan to a house party on the way home from the Old Lodge – a house party that to Alan’s surprise was taking place in his own house!

Their wedding was a fun filled day, from the humour and relentless slagging in Grace’s house that morning, to the outdoor drinks reception all the way through to the photographs during the speeches.¬†It will be a day Alan never forgets because he also passed his golf buggy driving test that day! ūüėČ

Here is a very small selection of some of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…