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  • Millhouse Memories - Sinéad & Erich ....

    Well the first wedding of the season over and what a cracker !!! Couldn’t have wished for better !! The only slight hitch was the VERY wet weather that started the day off, but my weather guru ensured me that it was clearing for the afternoon and sure enough it did !! I had really been looking forward to this one as not only were Sinéad and Erich a lovely relaxed couple but the venue they had chosen for their reception was on my ‘must shoot there’ list, The Millhouse in Slane, and my goodness it didn’t disappoint.

    When I arrived at Sinéads house the prep was well under way. The atmosphere was very calm and really organised :) The lovely ladies from Inga Cuzin Hair & Make-Up had everything running bang on schedule and all the girlies looking fab, especially my GORGEOUS Bride.

    One of the first things on my to do list is to capture the dress and all its details before the Bride gets a chance to pop it all on :) Sinéad had chosen a beautiful lace gown, with alterations by her Aunt which was perfectly beautiful !! Simple accessories to finish off an outfit that suited her to perfection.

    The only stage at all that I seen a little worry on Sinéads face was as we were leaving for the church and it was pouring with rain ! That worried look was short lived once we got underway. Erich looked splendid in his tails and was waiting patiently at the top of the aisle for us. Father John performed a wonderful ceremony. It was the first time I had witnessed a water ceremony and it was just gorgeous, such meaning, really special. It involved the Bride and Groom both pouring water from separate jars into a main bowl. That water was then blessed by the couple and by Father John. It was used to bless the rings and all the congregation as they were leaving the church. It is then keep and used for any future christening ceremonies the couple may have. Just gorgeous !

    After getting stuck in a bit of nasty traffic we finally arrived in The Millhouse !! Its even more fabulous than I imagined !! As some of my past couples might remember I squeal when I’m really excited by a venue, there was lots of squealing yesterday lol !! And miracle of miracles, as predicted by my weather guru the sun peaked its way out and shown warmly for the rest of the afternoon and evening. as Del-Boy would say - ‘perfick’ !

    Seriously though anyone considering The Millhouse as their venue, I can only say, go for it. Not only is it a spectacular location the staff were fantastic yesterday. Looked after every need anyone had, like a home from home. Honourable mention goes to Wedding Coordinator extraordinaire Aidan !! Fab job !!

    After a sumptuous meal everyone danced the night away to the sounds of ‘After Dark’. It was my first time hearing them and they certainly had the dance floor rocking from the very first song ! I really wanted to stay and boogie, they were that good, but it had been a long day and to be honest I was pooped !!

    All in all a fantastic day and what a way to start my 2015 Wedding Season, there will be a lot to live up to this year !! 

    Linda x

  • A wonderful Family Wedding .....

    I normally write my blog on a Tuesday but I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to share this one :) It is always a privilege when someone asks you to shoot their wedding and be part of their day, but it is even more so when it is that of a friend. Last Saturday I had just that honour. I have to say it was one of the nicest weddings I’ve been part of yet. It was definitely the coming together of two lovely people and making ‘official’ the lovely family that they had made together.

    One of the most wonderful parts of this day was the details ! I love to shoot the details of a wedding day so that the Bride (come on it’s normally the Bride) gets to see the fruit of her labours. This wedding was no exception. The Bride had a great creative touch and had even handmade her own bouquet and the bouquets of her two daughters ! Not to be left out her little man looked splendiferous in his little tux !!

     

    It was a wonderfully intimate ceremony in the Morans Red Cow Hotel. Minister Tom Colton added to the relaxed atmosphere and made sure he included all the family in the ceremony ! The most memorable moment was when the couple’s eldest daughter shouted out ‘Daddy don’t do it’ just as everyone sat down !!! It was brilliant; you can see her reaction in the shots below J

     

    Following a quick change of room layout and some family shots everyone settled down for the speeches and meal. This was followed by dancing into the wee hours to the DJ’s sounds. It was a wonderful day and thank you so much for letting me capture it !!