A Big Knightsbrook Wedding for Valerie & Colm with over 280 guests
These guys may have office jobs now but they met each other in rural Melbourne while tending cows!!!! Even though they only lived about 15 minutes away from each other in Ireland, they found each other over over 17,000 kms away in Australia. So needless to say, we had to make sure we got a photo of cows on our way to Cavan to shoot the morning prep as a little souvenir.Four years later, Colm proposed to Valerie and their daughter Fiadh was supposed to help but felt a nap was more important. But on the wedding day, Fiadh was in her element and was blown over, when she saw her mummy in her princess dress! Meanwhile the lads seem to have a time for a quick game of footie in the garden before heading to Bilis Church of Ireland in Virginia for the ceremony.
With such a stunning autumn day and a long drive to Knightsbrook, we took the opportunity to do our family photos around the church grounds and Valerie even had time to leave flowers on her late dad’s grave side which was a very personal touch. The two of them travelled in style to Knightsbrook in their uncle’s gold 1973 rolls royce which suited her autumn theme colours perfectly.
The weather just got better and better and there was very strong sunlight, which we used to play with in their wedding photos at Knightsbrook, and the pair of them even came out for a quick walk to the bridge at the back of Knightsbrook. It wasn’t long before the big crowd came together near the staircase for a group photo. That might be the biggest group shot we have done ever! Back in the room, the craic was mighty with even a game of footie in the main room and some lovely speeches. I had to laugh when Valerie’s brother said he was blown away in the car looking at his stunning sister who he remembered as a child pulling tantrums and wearing yellow woolly jumpers! Later on that night, it was only right that Fiadh danced the first dance with them, as they are a very happy little unit together.
They are off on a relaxing honeymoon to the Maldives. Not too sure if Fiadh gets to go on that too?