Claire decided to go Dutch!
When Anna went over to photograph at the groom Sean’s parents house, the Dutch flag was flying – as Sean was born in Holland! Things seemed to be less hectic over there – the groom and his groomsmen had some time for a game of tennis before they headed over to Kilquade Church!
Back at Claire’s parents house, I enjoyed photographing all the preparations for the girls. We loved the gold and plum wedding colours, espeically the shoes!
Sean was waiting inside for Claire to make her grand entrance but we seemed to be waiting a while. It was reported she had arrived outside the church but where was she now???? We found out that her dress needed some final adjustments before heading down the aisle! So she kept Sean in suspense for a while.
Fr Edward was flown in from Holland to officiate over the ceremony. He told us that one of the impediments for marriage is that ‘you can’t marry your granny’. Claire laughed and confirmed she wasn’t his granny! Once married, Sean’s brother, a groomsman, played the violin and everyone then headed outside the church for a chat.
We followed Claire and Sean in their 1940s Rolls Royce over to Druids Glen and stopped just at the lake on the way in. We got some romantic photos of the pair of them and headed up to the reception. We photographed them at the amazing staircase in Druids Glen and had a sneak peek of the wedding cake. A friend had made it, one tier was lemon drizzle and the other was red velvet. We then headed out to photograph families outside, along with the bridal party to do some serious photobombing and general kidding around!
After a few more photos of friends, Sean and Claire headed back to a big suprise. Sean’s dad Han was playing a very slick video of Sean and his early years to all the guests. We left them laughing away and preparing to dance the night away to the band The Goods. They are planning to head on honeymoon to South America and start their new life together!