July 2, 2019 / Real Weddings
Wedding Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone
Caroline and Francis’ wedding in Foxford Mayo with a wedding reception in the wonderful Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone.
Although we were well into spring, we had some pretty stormy winds for Caroline and Francis’ big day so we availed of areas that had as much shelter as possible with regards to their wedding photography.
The day started at Caroline’s home where her parents Helen and Noel were most welcoming and indeed helped myself and John Murphy who was looking after the video side of things quite a lot on wedding morning. Caroline and her bridesmaids Helen and Laura weren’t back from their hair and make up appointments when we arrived, but her brother David along with mum and dad were brilliant and indeed we had a good auld chat!
When the girls arrived home, the looked splendid and immediately hopped into their wedding attire…they look awesome! Caroline in particular looked amazing and indeed was also nice and calm with regards to her big day. She was very attentive with regards to the photography and simply a dream to work with!
Wedding Foxford Church Mayo
After capturing Caroline’s morning preparations, I made the short journey to Foxford where I met up with Francis and his groomsmen James and Niall. They were having the craic when I arrived and we ran off some shots before the majority of their guests arrived. The wind was pretty much gale force and it was an effort for a lot of the lady guests to walk into the church glamorously!
Caroline was very punctual and I commend her on choosing a 12.30 ceremony time. The benefit of a 12.30 start is that your not “clock watching” for the rest of the day. You can enjoy the day taking everything in your stride…indeed I think you absorb it a lot more than a later wedding.
Wedding Photography Belleek Woods
After the ceremony, we availed of the church for the family portraits as well as some bridal photography. The wind was very strong outside and although this is usually fine for the men, it can play havoc with the ladies and their hairstyles…hence using sheltered areas. We decided to use Belleek woods en route to the reception in the Diamond Coast Hotel. It’s a sheltered spot and although Enniscrone has one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland, it’s very open to the elements hence our reasons for using Belleek. Thanks so much to all of the bridal party for their time and indeed good siprits here. We worked as quick as possible to get Caroline and Francis out of the cold winds and into the warmth of the car.
Wedding Reception in the Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone
Our final port of call was the excellent Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone. I enjoy working there and always have good chin wags with their excellent Wedding Co-Ordinator and superb team player, Mary Clarke. Wedding days are always the most enjoyable when everybody works together for the benefit of the bride and groom as opposed to their own personal agenda…and Mary is the consummate team player.
The hotel has been recently refurbished and looks amazing.
Caroline and Francis chilled out among family and friends before the speeches took place in the very casual setting of the bar area. This is the first time I’d encountered this at a wedding and it definitely has its benefits for those that are anxious or nervous about speaking after the meal!
After the delicious meal, the brilliant Gobsmacked had the floor full for the remainder of the evening!
Thanks Caroline and Francis for being two troopers to work with. I enjoyed all aspects of your day and I wish you both the very best for the future!
Some images of the day below and a photo slideshow can be viewed at the bottom of the page.