The “stuck in traffic on the M50 coming home from work” nearly jeopardised Lorraine and Shane’s first date but luckily, they agreed to meet an hour later and the rest is history…..Shane bought the engagement ring without any assistance himself and proposed to her on Killiney Hill. They chose the fabulous Cliff at Lyons for their Christmassy wedding day celebrations. They had initially chosen St Brigids Church, but it had been flooded so the nearby Protestant Church in Straffan agreed to accommodate. It proved to be a lovely alternative.
Both of them got ready at Cliff at Lyons in different houses. We were blown away by Lorraine’s Kathy de Stafford dress and the lovely lavender bridesmaid dresses and flowers done by a family friend. Once the ceremony was over, everyone headed back to Cliff at Lyons for canapes and prosecco. While Lorraine, Shane and the bridal party followed us around the grounds for some outdoor photos before the darkness fell. Shane I think had been dreading the photos but he seemed pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as bad as he thought!! He even conceded to let us take one of him on his own on the lake!
Once back in the warmth of Cliff at Lyons, the party kicked off, and we got on with taking some family shots and some shots of all the kids. We loved the wedding cake that Shane’s mum had made with tiers of fruit, sponge and biscuit. All the guests sat down to a fabulous meal with the kids in their own little snug having their own little party! Warmed up with the “Cliff at Lyons signature soup starter”, Lorraine and Shane came out to the entrance of the mill for one last nighttime photo before heading back in to trip the light fantastic with the band A Few Good Men.