Sinéad and John are a perfect fit – John in his profession makes pacemakers and Sinéad puts them in.They met after the Galway races in the disco bar of the Radisson Hotel. After four years together, John suggested climbing Croagh Patrick and he proposed at the top! They decided to get married where they first met!
Aidan and I travelled up the night before from Dublin to be sure to be ready for photographing the next day. It was a lovely sunny morning, and before we even got to the house, I couldn’t resist shooting the cattle, donkeys and of course their own family dog, Ruby. Then, we got into wedding mode, and took a lovely photo of the dress hanging in the hall with the light shining on it! Sinéad’s sister, Orlagh had her baby Ryan dressed up so cute in his little cap. All the bridesmaids with Sinéad came out to the field opposite in their stylish dressing gowns for some fun shots with the balloons.
The morning flew and it wasn’t long before we headed to make the trip to Maree Church. Sinéad and John were so thoughtful, making us up a goodie bag for the car in case we got hungry!. We loved the drive over to the church, so scenic along the country roads.
We arrived at the church to be greeted by John’s cool car, his lovingly restored Escort . Sinéad and John live literally next door to the church (I bet its hard to make an excuse to miss mass on Sundays!!!). So John was still at home when we arrived. We just had about 10 mins to take a few shots of the boys before they made the LONG journey next door to the church. The ceremony was very sweet, and full of laughter. Once over, Sinéad and John were greeted with a flurry of confetti at the church door. With the day being so warm, there were ice creams for everyone outside the church.
We headed back over to their own house for some family shots in the garden. Then, it was time to follow in hot pursuit of the Escort to Renville Woods. Once there, the bridal party were in full flight, opening up a bottle of champagne. We then drove up closer to the woods for some lovely woodland photos. Then on the road again, to the hotel. When we got there, most guests were out on the balcony enjoying the sunshine and view. We went in to see the stunning cake and take a photo and then we left the bridal party to enjoy eating ferrero rochers and drinking bottles of beer!