Monday, August 15, 2011

Patricia & Michael - 6th August

I was back in The Landmark for the second day in a row for Patricia & Michael's wedding. Michael is a Kilnagross man, not too far from my own homeplace, so I spotted a fair few familiar faces in the crowd. First though, it was north to the other end of County Leitrim to Patricia's house in Dromahair.

I've talked before about the most emotionally-charged moments of the wedding day, which are as the bride walks up the aisle to meet her husband-to-be. For some reason, priests tend to tell the groom not to look around, but many grooms can't resist the temptation. Michael did, but you can see the anticipation, nervousness and excitement writ large in his face in the photograph below.

Leaving Sligo, the heavens opened, and as we drove through the deluge, had to abandon our plans to stop at the Holywell and Lough Gill. Hoping for better further down the road, we thought about Lough Arrow. No good, it was still pouring down. So I gave John Mitchell a buzz - the sun was shining in Boyle at Abbey House. As always, the lawns were beautifully manicured, so against all the odds we got our photo session done in perfect conditions.

Back at The Landmark Patricia and Emma rolled into action again, making everyone welcome and distributing cocktails to all. The legendary Sean Browne was on video duty, commandeering groomsman Martin to drive his car so he could get his "out the sunroof" shot. Brian McDermott and his band provided the entertainment.











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