Rachel & Colm’s names were chosen at random to play a mixed doubles in their local tennis club in Ranelagh. Luckily for them, they really hit it off, on and off the court. Their fist date included a walk down to the Poolbeg Lighthouse and they caught a gorgeous sunset on the way back. It was 15 months later when they returned for a nice walk, but Rachel had no idea that Colm was planning to propose! She said yes of course and so the lighthouse has always meant a lot to them. They knew they would have to get some photos with it on the wedding day, so they chose Clontarf Castle, not far from where they had their first date.
Myself and Levi headed to Rachel’s parents house in the morning, which was just around the corner from the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham where they were getting married. It was a very chilled morning with just Rachel, her parents and her Maid of Honour Claire. The house got a little louder when the rest of the family arrived including Rachel’s super cute nieces who would be flowergirls, Willow, and the twins Kate & Emma.
Once Rachel was all set we headed around to the church to meet Colm and his Best Man John. You could see it on Colm’s face how much it meant to be getting married to Rachel, John was there to help calm the his nerves! The ceremony was really emotional for the two and you could really see how happy they were together.
Just before we left the church we got an amazing silhouette shot of the newlyweds at the church doors. We stopped at Dollymount on the way to Clontarf Castle and hopped out for a few pics with the lighthouse that means so much to Rachel & Colm. We were a sight to behold with our Bride & Groom, two photographers and two videographers, Eamon & Dan from Wedding Vids Ireland. It was pretty windy but they were undeterred, we just went with it and let Rachel’s veil blow in the wind for some pretty epic shots! Back at Clontarf Castle we took advantage of the warm day and took our family photos outside, as well as some Bridal Party shots with the castle in the background. Everyone was enjoying the craic inside and we took some group photos including one of the friends from their tennis club.
Just before they headed in for dinner we stopped at the famous staircase for some photos. They headed off then for dinner and dancing, oh and don’t forget cake! One of which was made by Rachel’s mum. The happy couple were heading off for a short trip to Castlemartyr after the wedding and then to the Seychelles next month! We’re jealous!