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Wedding Morning
Julie and Cathal are two good people…fun loving and up for a bit of craic! I’ve done a few weddings for Paramedics in the past and have found them class people to be around…..I’m sure they witness things in their jobs that give them the awareness to live life to the full…and this may be one of the reasons why I enjoy Julie’s company….and indeed her wit! I had shot some of her friends weddings and thankfully she trusted me on wedding day which made it all the more enjoyable from a photography point of view.
Katie and Laura were her bridesmaids and ensured that preparations went promptly and smoothly!
Julie’s not too far from Ballintubber where the wedding ceremony took place…and indeed although I see Fr Frank quite a bit at weddings there, I don’t see him celebrating the ceremonies too often…Jule’s wedding was different though as he’s a very close family friend. There’s a lovely serenity about Ballintubber…love working there and love the way they are very welcoming to wedding suppliers.
Church & Ceremony
Cathal was keeping the hydration levels at the required amounts in Corley’s just across from teh church as were most of the congregation. Fair play to Cathal however, he found time for a few snaps along with his groomsmen Darragh and Thomas before the ceremony started. It was also great to meet up with Ivan from Wedding Wonders who was looking after the video side of things for Julie & Cathal.
Before the ceremony commenced, Julie made an entrance that I hadn’t seen before….escorted to the church by some wonderful hunt horses and hounds….looked awesome on the grounds of the abbey!
Brenda Grealish looked after the music side of things for the ceremony and all went smoothly.
Bridal Shoot
I’m a big fan of taking the family portraits on the church grounds while family members are all there and indeed that’s what we did before our extremely fun bridal shoot…..I think the photos below give an insight into why I thought it was so fun!!
By the time we arrived back to the Ardilaun Hotel in Salthill, the weather had broken and it was a pretty wet evening…but with all the photos done, it didn’t matter and fair play to Seán Slattery and the Connections for ensuring that guests had sore feet from all the dancing the following day.
Thanks Julie and Cathal for being the people you were on your wedding day and indeed for trusting me with same. Not every shoot is as enjoyable as yours and it’s truly a privilege to be around people like you both on wedding days.
Please God we’ll cross paths in the near future…and until then, mind yourselves!

Images from the day below and a photo slideshow can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

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