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  • The Wedding of Teresa & Kieran........ Lexlip Manor and Gardens

    The sun shone all day !! Yahooo !!!

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of an past work colleague of mine, and it definitely was a pleasure. Lots of conventions were broken and it really was a truely personal, no stress, chill out wedding day :)

    The sun was splitting the stones as the guests began arriving at St. Patricks Church in Lucan. This I have to say is a little gem of a church. Behind the altar are beautiful ceiling high windows, a dream for a photographer such a myself with a penchant for working with natural light :) After a slight false start, up an aisle with no priest at the top of it, my Bride swept up it in her beautiful grecian style gown. I think that gown definitely set the tone for the day to come, beautiful and relaxed !

    After a lovely ceremony and a balancing act by me on the church wall to get the group shot we headed to Leixlip Manor and Gardens . They, I think may be getting sick of the sight of me as it was my third wedding there in the space of a few short weeks. I love working there though, the walled gardens are fantastic and the house itself is beautiful and so welcoming ! Being a lovely sunny day most guests congegrated outside and chatted away happily until the dinner call, munching on lovely personalised M&M's. Myself and my Bride and Groom took a lovely walk through the gardens and a bit of off-roading also into the field too for some couple portraits.

    Dinner time flew around (very tasty indeed !) and after lots of lovely chats and catch ups with old friends, it was time for the first dance. The band The Converse Allstars had the place rocking as I took my leave.

    Thanks so much Teresa & Kieran for asking me to cover your day !!

    Linda xxx

  • 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

  • The Wedding of Laura & Ciaran, a wonderful manoeuvre ……….

    You want your wedding day to be all you’ve dreamt of and hopefully more !! Well todays wedding was that for me !! I don’t know who was more excited, myself or the Bride, the gorgeous Laura :) When I peeked out my window this morning to see lovely deep blue skies, I crossed everything that the down pour that they were talking about in the weather forecast last night would hold off till 5 o’clock. After that the weather can do what it wants, everyone will be tucked up inside.

    And speaking of peeking out my window, I can actually see todays venue out my kitchen window, I’ve looked out over it all my life, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, the home of the Irish Air Corps. I was so delighted to be asked to cover todays weddings, at the very least it would give me a chance to see around inside the air base, something I haven’t done since I was a little girl.

    The Brides Mum had been my chief liaison up until today so I was dying to meet her and Laura and the SIX yes six bridesmaids. I knew that the morning prep was going to be lots of fun with all those ladies involved, and it didn’t disappoint. The ladies were all finished hair and make up when I arrived apart from the cool, calm and collected Laura. Her lovely little girl kept us all entertained with her renditions of the songs from Disneys ‘Frozen’, she definitely stole the show. After some family and Bridal Party portraits it was time to hit the road. After a minor ahem, hiccup with the Bridal Car, the poor divil had to hop into my VW Golf (thank God it was clean !!!), and a rather fast pace we headed for the church so as not to be too late and keep the patient Groom, Ciaran waiting. It was definitely a first for me, being both photographer and chauffeur. Thankfully the Bride remained the picture of calm throughout the whole episode and I got her to the Church, even if a little late, and the fact that it had started to lash out of the heavens, but we were there !!

    The ceremony, preformed by the Air Corps own Father Robert was to say the least emotional. It was so lovely, I even shed a tear myself. Such a lovely, warm ceremony, full of personal touches and meanings. None least the location of the air base church full of all its history and military context.

    Thankfully the rain had stopped by the time the service was over so that the Bride and Groom could greet their guests as they exited the Church. It also held off for us to do the family portrait session and the Bridal Party portrait session outside the mess hall. The rumbling thunder added some timely reminder that it was time to go inside and mingle for a bit !!

    After that came my favourite part of the whole day, an escorted trip to the hanger by the Grooms Best Man and Brother (an Air Corp Pilot, score !!) where the Bombardier Learjet 45 and Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft are housed. It made for an amazingly unusual Bridal Portrait Session location. I have to say I did squeal with delight a few times :) Back to the Officers Mess then where the guest were seated and ready for the entrance of the new Mr & Mrs Curran. They were met by rapturous applause, whopping and foot stamping when they were introduced to the room :) The following safety announcement, airline style went down a treat and was performed brilliantly by the Best Man and Groomsman.

    All in all an amazing day, my first military wedding and hopefully not my last, I enjoyed every minute. I’m going to have a look out my kitchen window now because the way that party was shaping up I’m sure I will be able to see them all dancing from here :)