Jessica & Joshua get married at Charleville Castle I had the pleasure of capturing the marriage of Jessica Jones and Joshua Egan last week. They came all the way from Utah in the U.S.A. to get married in Ireland! Charleville Castle in Tullamore was the venue. It was especially fitting since one of Joshua's ancestors (Howard Egan) emigrated from Tullamore to Canada in 1825. Maura & Podge, Balyna House. Maura & Podge Maura and Podge were married in February last in Maura’s native Clonaslee, Co. Laois. I felt right at home with this gang! It was a fun wedding from start to finish with a gorgeous couple in Maura and Podge. Their two dogs Scruff and MJ even joined us after the ceremony! They […] Cliona & Jason, Celbridge Manor I didn't have very far to go to the bride's house on the morning of Cliona and Jason's big day. A hop, skip and a jump and I was there. Cliona and Jason were married in St. Patrick's Church, Killeigh on 10th March last. It was a funny wedding with Killeigh seeing the flashiest yellow tractor ever and the sun even came out to celebrate! Although everyone was in high spirits for the happy day that it was, there was also time to remember Jason's sister Christina who was a huge part of their lives and who was definitely there in spirit. 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.