Mary & Frankie, County Arms Hotel It certainly was a first for me to see a bride to be feeding cattle on the morning of her big day. Mary was given her orders and her Dad was waiting for her up at the farm! Mary and Frankie's big day continued to be a day of fun and laughter. I really had an adventure shooting this wedding. We started our morning knee deep in mud and finished the day at the County Arms Hotel in Birr. What a day! Margaret & Pat, Tullamore Court Hotel I first met Margaret and Pat shortly before their big day. They are a very relaxed duo and I knew we were going to get on well! Margaret and Pat's big day was on 29th December last and was my second last wedding of 2016. I started off at the Meehan household on the morning of the wedding and received a great welcome. The atmosphere was chilled out, the house was immaculate with some really lovely people coming and going. Michelle & Rory, Athlone Springs Hotel I had a great run of lovely dry weather for my last few weddings. I think I deserved it having been hit with nothing but torrential rain and wind for a string of weddings before that. Friday October 7th last was a beautiful sunny autumn day as I made my way to the Connolly household in Walsh Island. There I was warmly welcomed by Rory's parents and family.The groomsmen were in top form which I think helped keep Rory's nerves in check and the boys got into their GAA jerseys for a kick about before getting dressed in their suits. Sinead & Daithi, Shearwater Hotel. Did you ever meet someone who you instantly hit it off with? That is exactly what happened the day I met Sinead and her Mammy Cathy. We met when Sinead was booking me to be her wedding photographer and within minutes of being in their company, I felt like I had always known them. I was instantly comfortable. Both were warm, friendly and funny. I knew we would get on very well when the big day came along. Elaine & Sean, Kinnitty Castle Seattle and Cork joined forces on September 2nd last for a Kinnitty Castle Hotel Wedding. Cork native Elaine got in touch with me all the way from Seattle last January to book me for her wedding photography. Everything was organised through email with an 8 hour time difference between the two countries. Both Elaine and Sean did very well to organise such a brilliant day, especially being so far away. They even took the weather with them as the day was roasting hot with barely a cloud in the sky. Joanne & Dave, Coolbawn Quay I was very excited when Joanne booked me last year. I went to school with her sister Colette and know all of her other sisters to say hello to. And I had always wanted to photograph a wedding at Coolbawn Quay. I love different and quirky venues but even this place surpassed my expectations. Deirdre & Sean, Hotel Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny Despite two child of pragues out to deal with our changeable Irish weather, the heavens opened when we were least expecting it with the sun also fighting for attention. Deirdre and Sean were married on August 4th in Mountbolus, had a quick pitstop at the Beehive Bar before heading on to the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny for their reception. Karen & Shane, County Arms Hotel, Birr I first met Karen face to face in the Brewery Tap in Tullamore one night when I bumped into an old school friend. My friend was telling me that she was out with Karen, a girl she used to babysit who was getting married. I soon realised it was the same Karen who had booked me for her wedding! Over I went and got introduced. We hit it off right away and I knew we were going to get on great. Maeve & Ger, Radisson Blu Athlone. When I looked at the weather forecast last weekend, it wasn't looking very promising. I was due to photograph two weddings and acu weather was giving me nothing but bad news. So it was nothing short of a miracle when the sun came out this weekend and the rain stayed away! Larkin's Child of Prague was working hard. Sharon & Niall, Bloomfield House Hotel Exactly a week ago, I travelled to the home of Sharon and Niall to capture them getting ready for their wedding day. The minute I walked through the door, I was warmly welcomed as the extended Roe and Lynch families buzzed around me getting ready. There was much laughter, lots of fun and no stress here - my kind of people. The day flowed by effortlessly.