Anna & James

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I was in college with Anna’s brother, so it was great to hang out with their family that morning. It’s easy to see where the children get their relaxed nature and sense of humour from. James, you picked a great family to become a part of! 😉

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

  • Olivia’s flower girl dressing gown and Noah’s page boy Batman pyjamas!
  • Being photobombed by a pig.
  • Olivia knocking on the door as the girls were getting dressed and, when asked who it was, replying “Olivia. The flower girl.”
  • Anna singing during the ceremony. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that!
  • Fr. Chris’ daffodil day inspired sermon.
  • Going to King John’s castle, where James proposed to Anna, to take the bridal party photographs.
  • Both a magician and a live band entertaining the guests during the drinks reception.
  • The Limerick Leader scoop!
  • Mission: Make Karen cry – ACCOMPLISHED (although, to be fair, it didn’t require much effort! ;))

Some kind words from Anna and James:

Where do we even begin to thank you!!! You were absolutely fantastic to work with and really put us at ease throughout the whole day. Photos so far look amazing!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

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

Leeanne & CiarĂĄn

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Leeanne and CiarĂĄn got married during a humanist ceremony at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point – overlooking the beach where CiarĂĄn had proposed just a few months earlier. Unlike the proposal, the weather was grey, wet and windy so unfortunately we didn’t get to do down onto the beach but everyone made the most of it and the guests were only too happy not to have to leave the comfort of the hotel! 🙂

Some things I loved most about Leeanne and CiarĂĄn’s wedding day were:

  • The view from Joanne’s house that morning where CiarĂĄn was getting ready. Breathtaking.
  • The customised wooden box for their wedding rings.
  • How relaxed the bridal preparation was in the hotel. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was getting married, I think Leeanne would still be lounging around drinking tea and enjoying the view!
  • Leeanne’s dad’s reaction to seeing her in her wedding dress. Thankfully her mother had tissues at the ready. 😉
  • Both mothers lighting the individual candles during the ceremony.
  • Aisling, CiarĂĄn’s niece, doing the hand fastening.
  • Making the most of the hotel to get some great photographs without getting wet. (Well, I got wet, but at least Leeanne and Ciaran stayed dry!)
  • Their wish jar.
  • Having fun on the “swing” in the bar. 🙂
  • The chocolate favours which were made by Leeanne herself.

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

Kerri & Jono

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“What time is it?” was how it all started. An Irish girl sitting on a bench in New Zealand next to a local boy. Fast forward to a rainy winter day in Ireland when Kerri and Jono, now joined by their son Hudson, tied the knot surrounded by family and friends.

Some things I loved most about Kerri and Jono’s wedding day were:

  • The high spirits in Niall Colgan’s that morning as the girls got ready.
  • The groomsmen sampling the mystery drink Jono had included in their hip flasks!
  • Kerri’s brooch bouquet which was made from brooches from her closest friends. There were even a few birds in there. 🙂
  • Kerri taking time out on her wedding day to just sit on the floor and play with her son.
  • Hudson’s sign for Jono as he was carried up the aisle by Yvonne.
  • Having another photographer on hand to help out – thanks Eva!
  • A bride and groom that were happy to go outside in the rain (and dark and fog) for photographs. Thanks guys!
  • Two of the best, most handsome violin players ever! Canon in D never sounded as good.
  • The New Zealand contingent – what they lacked in numbers they made up for in enthusiasm, friendliness and a pinch of madness!
  • Kerri and Jono’s big announcement at the end of their same day slideshow.
  • Don and Kerri’s dance.

Some kind words from Kerri and Jono…

You are an amazing photographer, we’re very lucky you were recommended to us. It didn’t feel like there was someone in your face – it felt like you were a friend laughing and sharing in our day with us. We’re very grateful Kevin, thank you.

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

Jackie & Barry

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Jackie and Barry made the long trip home from New Zealand to get married in Adare. It was a fun-filled day and I personally loved every minute of it. By the time I left Jackie’s house that morning my face was already sore from laughing – and the reception was so good I almost had a cramp from smiling! Some of my favourite photographs are from the speeches and the dance floor so be sure to scroll all the way to the end. The only downside was that we had to call off the bridal party sack race due to the weather!

Some things I loved most about Jackie and Barry’s wedding day were:

  • The spread of fresh food Jackie’s mother Gwen had laid out that morning. It was such a hospitable house – thank you!
  • The NSFW alternative to saying “cheese”.
  • The bridesmaids Chinese impressions. Who knew Orla could speak fluent Chinese?!
  • Henry, the page boy, deciding after about 12 seconds that the ceremony really wasn’t his scene.
  • Barry discreetly swapping his wedding ring to the correct hand. 😉
  • The umbrella-less dash to the Dunraven.
  • Their native birds of New Zealand table settings and wedding cake.
  • Jackie and Barry humouring me and going outside in the cold and dark for a photo – thanks guys.
  • Colm catching me taking a photo of him preparing for his speech! And the speeches themselves – especially the exam celebration fund story.
  • The most epic introduction of the bride and groom onto the dance floor – what a frenzy of excitement. And that Siege of Ennis?! Chaos. The best kind of chaos.

Some kind words from Jackie and Barry…

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Barry and myself. You were so fantastic on the day and your relaxed and easy going manner put Barry and I at ease and meant we were totally comfortable – even when our photo was been taken!
Its not just the two of us who’ve been raving about you, you now have quite a fan club in Limerick and Wexford – many of the guests commented on how fantastic you were and the slide show was an absolute winner!
Anyway once again thank you so much, you really played a huge part in making the day as successful and enjoyable as it was.

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

Maria & Sean

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Maria and Sean travelled home from New Zealand to get married in Ballycorick church. It was an emotional and romantic day – from Sean’s letter to Maria in the morning all the way through to that dip during the first dance! It was also a lot of fun – with both Maria and Sean beaming all day long – even when they decided to go out in the rain (and the dark) to get a photograph with Bunratty Castle in the background. Legends!

Some things I loved most about Maria and Sean’s wedding day were:

  • Maria’s “something blue” shoes and heirloom wedding ring.
  • Ben making Fiona smile for the camera.
  • Sean’s air punch celebration!
  • Fiona starting a new trend with the finger-in-your-mouth wedding pose! 😉
  • A sneaky pint in Durty Nellies.
  • Their fresh cream wedding cake. How delicious does it look?
  • The New Zealand gang hakka.

Some kind words from Maria and Sean…

It was such a pleasure to deal with you from the first email right through to the spectacular slideshow you put together for after our meal. The photos are incredible from what we’ve seen so far also. Kudos for remembering our Pinterest ideas too… ALL OF THEM . You’re a credit to yourself.

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

Jessie & James

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Jessie and James travelled home from Sydney to get married in their local church in Cordal. They grew up within a stone’s throw of each other so it was nice to call into both houses on the morning of the wedding. James is one of the nicest guys you could meet and Jessie, well she’s lovely and fair as the rose of the Summer. 😉 We had great plans for photographs in Killarney, but they didn’t bring the Australian weather with them! Despite the rain, it was a great day and it was a lot of fun (especially on the dance floor!).

Here are some things I loved about Jessie and James’ wedding:

  • The amount of hair spray used in Jessie’s house that morning – my hair hasn’t budged since!
  • Amelie’s default camera star pose.
  • The locket Jessie attached to her bouquet.
  • Pockets on bridesmaids dresses. Win!
  • Getting a photo with Joe’s shoe – Joe was in crutches so his spare shoe didn’t get to make it to the wedding. 🙁
  • Ellie’s sign.
  • How much Jessie and James enjoy each other’s company.
  • Finding some nice places to take photographs in the hotel.
  • The speeches were great and the dance floor was even better – the longer the day went on the better it got!

Some kind words from Jessie and James…

It really was the best day and we can’t thank you enough for taking our pictures. You were an absolute pleasure and we loved having you with us on the day. I lost count how many times people asked who you were because they were so impressed and I think my family want to kidnap you.

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

Aisling & Brian

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Aisling and Brian were married in Cratloe church and held their reception in the Bunratty Castle Hotel. From the very first meeting, I knew this wedding was going to be a good one. Aisling loves Christmas so that set the tone for the planning – and it ended up being the Christmassiest of Christmas weddings! 😉 From being walked up the aisle by Santa Claus himself, through to having snow during the photographs and even picking up an elf along the way!

Here are some things I loved about Aisling and Brian’s wedding:

  • Hanging out with the girls as they got ready in Altamoda – I loved the unusual hair styles and headpieces.
  • Quickly visiting Brian and the guys as they got ready in the Old Ground Hotel. I think most of the time I was there was spent figuring out how to attach the pocket watch! (What did people do before they could google it?!)
  • Due to Brian splashing out on his wedding suit there needed to be cutbacks – to the sleeves of Fintan’s suit! 😉
  • Watching two people who had never boiled an egg try to figure out how to boil an egg! 😉
  • Morgan – what a star.
  • Carrots for Rudolf at the door of the church.
  • Being walked up the aisle by Santa Claus himself!
  • The most emotional reflection I’ve ever heard. There wasn’t a dry eye in the church.
  • Going to the folk park with the bridal party was so much fun. It was in full festive mode which fitted the wedding theme perfectly and Aisling and Brian were like celebrities (or princesses) to the children there who randomly gave them high fives and waves as they passed. AND we got snow! Perfect!
  • Aisling leaving her wedding bouquet on her mother’s grave.
  • Santa showing up every time anyone turned their back – when they rang the bell for the meal I heard someone saying “here comes Santa again”!
  • The “Aherne Team” entrance music.
  • Brian handing Aisling a sick bag for the emotional part of his speech – and proceeding to mortify her! 😉
  • THAT first dance.

 

Some kind words from Aisling and Brian…

Where do we start?!!  Thank you so much for all your help and advice in making our wedding day so special!  From the moment we met you, we knew that you would be a pleasure to deal with.  Even though we were expecting a professional and courteous service, you met our high expectations and exceeded them.  We cannot thank you enough.  I still cannot believe the magical moments you captured for us in the Folk Park.  I knew it would be a special place, but my gosh, you had everything researched and your attention to detail and creative eye will make for the most fabulous images and memories we will cherish in the years to come.  We were so thrilled with the slide show, which was one of the highlights of the reception.  We are so delighted to have met you and had you to capture what was the best day of our lives.

 

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

Deirdre & David

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Deirdre and David were married in Cloncagh church and held their reception in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. It was a lovely, cosy, Christmassy wedding – and the tone was set from the very start with the Christmas bauble invitations.

Here are some things I loved about Deirdre and David’s wedding:

  • The mistletoe hanging over the door of the church – it worked hard too with all those kisses for the bride and groom as the guests left after the ceremony. 😉
  • Getting lucky with nice weather as the guests arrived for the ceremony, and again afterwards as everyone hung around for a chat.
  • A new record for the fastest run up the aisle by the page boy and flower girls!
  • David’s grin when he saw Deirdre for the first time.
  • Going somewhere new for the bridal party photographs.
  • The Christmas bauble table plan and one of the best alternatives to a guest signing book I’ve ever seen.
  • Áine texting Deirdre as she was doing her speech from her iPhone! 🙂
  • The stories of David playing hurling with a spade!

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

Muireann & Jeffrey

 

Muireann and Jeffrey met when Muireann was on a hen party and Jeffrey was on stag party in Wesport. If that isn’t destiny then what is?! They had a lovely Winter wedding ceremony in Headford and held their reception in Lisloughrea Lodge. From the beginning my mission was clear – they wanted to spend as much time with their family and friends as possible. We skipped taking any of the usual photographs and once they walked down the aisle it was straight to the hotel. I’ve got to hand it to them – they knew what they wanted and they put their own personal stamp on the day. It was lovely.

Here are some things I loved about Muireann and Jeffrey’s wedding:

  • The most organised bride ever. I turned up to the house over two hours before the ceremony and she was already ready and itching to get her dress on!
  • Fairy lights – there’s just something magically Christmas about them and they were everywhere.
  • The steady hand – a song written for Muireann’s dad when he retired – the song they walked up the aisle to.
  • The music. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph three weddings in this little circle of musician friends so I expected nothing less but it blows me away every time.
  • Having the entire congregation join them at the altar for their vows.
  • The view at Lisloughrea Lodge.
  • The wedding cake – and the 200 mini cakes!
  • The trad session after their meal. Hup ya boyo! 😉

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

Sharon & Tom

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Sharon and Tom held their entire wedding the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe. Given the weather we had that day, it turned out to be a genius idea! Having everything under the one roof meant that the weather didn’t matter and everyone had a great time (especially at the rowdy Bellisimo table! ;)). Sharon and Tom have a great mutual sense of humour so it was a pleasure to hang out with them for the day and tell their wedding story.

Here are some things I loved about Sharon and Tom’s wedding:

  • The rainbow arching over the hotel when I arrived. Little did I know that would be my last photograph outside!
  • Nathan, the ring king.
  • Tom’s reaction to the gift Sharon got for him.
  • Sharon’s wedding shoes. Sure, they weren’t the most comfortable pair of shoes in the world, but they were pretty spectacular – and their names and wedding date were printed inside too.
  • Sharon and her Dad sticking their tongues out at Sharon’s mother as they walked down the aisle, mimicking a photo from Sharon’s parents wedding day.
  • Sharon’s brother going rogue during his reading and adding his own verses.
  • Keano quickly attaching a ball and chain to Tom’s ankle the second the ceremony was over!
  • PILLOW FIGHT!!!!
  • The signing frame and date night ideas.
  • The junior Atomic Chickens! 😉

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