Not so long ago I received an email from Mike enquiring about my wedding services. I got to know him as a lovely American wanting to marry his Irish bride, and I asked how he found me? Well, lo and behold he wanted to find a Ballsbridge photographer who happened to live close to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea church in Sandymount where they wanted to marry, so he decided on me. I was delighted to be given the job and was very much looking forward to work in the same lovely church that I got to know on previous occasion.
Come the wedding day I arrived at the church in plenty of time taking pictures of all the guests from America and of course from the Irish soil with the lovely groom and his two best men, his brother Kevin and future brother-in-law Brian. The wedding ceremony started somewhat a little late…nothing to do with the nerves of the bride who was getting ready in Ballsbridge Towers hotel….but all arrived eventually with the beautiful bride and her two sisters bridesmaids, Claire and Imelda. I assured Mike who was waiting at the alter that all was fine and that Anne looked stunning.
After the church ceremony we headed off on quite a bit of a journey to Moyvalley Golf Hotel resort, so I made sure I was one of the first to leave the church to be there for the arrival of the bride and groom. The drive was pretty straight forward along the long stretch of the M4 but one has to be careful not to get off on the wrong junction without having to do the extra mile of turning back or turning around. I advised the manager of the hotel that the wedding guests were on their way, and after some forty minutes or so the newly married couple eventually arrived with the guests not long after.
Out in the back yard at one of the top wedding venue locations in Ireland you would find a lovely fountain surrounded by pretty stone self catering cottages which was all ideally suited for the wedding guests to enjoy canepes with chilled drinks. I took photos of the bride and groom having a stroll around the yard with more cottages in the background, but these ones were white washed with lovely coloured doors which gave a feel of as if you were on a farm. I caught many moments of Anne’s veil flying in different directions which I thought was quite funny.
Congratulations on getting married!