Tom & Gillian, The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny.
Tom & Gillian, The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
I first met Gillian and her mum Ailish about a year before her wedding when we met up for a cup of tea and a chat in Tullamore. We hit it off straightaway and before they headed away to their home in Toomevara, I was booked!
Arriving at the Grace family home
A year later, with the sun shining, I set off to document Tom and Gillian’s big day. With the car window down, I could hear the banter before the house came into view! The girls were all gathered in the living room having plenty of belly laughs and Jackie was kept busy getting through all the hair. In a quieter room, I found Gillian having her makeup applied. She was as calm as ever and it was lovely to see makeup artist Claire Brookes again. Soon after, in walked videographer Robin Wallace, another professional that I have worked with before.
Getting to the church
George Clarke, a neighbour of the Grace family arrived with his horse and cart to take Gillian and her Dad TJ to the church. The morning flew by and before we knew it Gillian and her Dad were making their way up the aisle. There was penty of laughs (and even a few tears!) as Gillian and Tom tied the knot.
Jenkinstown Woods and The Newpark Hotel
This was a Tipperary/Kilkenny wedding and it wasn’t long after the ceremony before the Kilkenny boys were itching to get on the road! We stopped off at Jenkinstown Woods for a short while before heading straight to the nearby Newpark Hotel for the wedding reception.
Thank you Gillian and Tom for trusting me to document your wedding day. I enjoyed my day so much working with such an easy going couple. Thank you Deirdre, Connie and Norma for the funny stories in the morning. I hadn’t laughed so much in ages. Thank you Ailish and TJ for welcoming me into your home. Ailish did all of the wedding flowers and did such a fantastic job. And not forgetting the great groomsmen and Tom’s parents, Mary and Tommy Brennan for their help on the day and nice chat. Thanks to all the staff at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny for their professionalism and assistance as always. Here are a few images from a wonderful day. Suppliers are listed below.
Photographer: Paula Nolan Photography
Videographer: Robin Wallace
Flowers: Ailish Grace (Gillian’s Mum)
Hair: Jackie McNulty, Millie’s Hair
Makeup: Claire Brookes
Tan: Tara Troy
Horse and Cart: George Clarke
Dress: Smartbrides, Portlaoise
Suits: Hennessy Suit Hire, Kilkenny
Cake: Helen Flood
Wedding Candles: Elaine Price
Church Music: Erica Flanagan, Helana and Anna Grace
Band: Sean Slattery & The Connections
Wedding Venue: The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny