Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sonia & Paul

We were Sligo-bound on Friday for  Sonia & Paul's big day in St Joeseph's and then The Clarion Hotel. Sonia's house is literally 200 yards from the Church as the crow flies. I was able to pop over and back several times in the build-up to the ceremony. Ger  was with me as second-shooter, and he put together a lovely slideshow for the guests to enjoy over dinner. As well as tears from the aunties at the emotional bits, it's always funny to hear the laughter from different tables around the room, as one of their number appears on the big screen.

The hoped-for clearance in the weather didn't happen, but  it didn't dampen anyones' spirits as we popped the umbrellas up and took a stroll on the headland at Rosses Point. Even on a sunny Summers' day, it can be wild enough up there, so it was an adventurous bridal party who braved the elements. We were in and out of the cars in 5 minutes, but to quote my friend and fellow photographer Mark Capilitan, "5 minutes outside is worth an hour inside". Very true.

Eamon filmed events in his usual discreet and witty style, adding to the craic on the day, and Dejá Groove  got the crowd on the dancefloor - it was good to meet guitarist Keith again - I photographed his wedding a couple of years ago.

Finally, there was one special guest absent on Friday - Sonia & Paul's beautiful Golden Retriever, Mavis, She came to Killaraght a couple of weeks ago, but had gone to the doggy hotel by the wedding day. She was represented on the wedding cake alright, but the icing model doesn't do her justice, so I've included one from the pre-wedding shoot.












1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello from Honeymoon - love the pictures John. Lots of our friends have got engaged recently, and we'll be highly recommending you to them. Can't wait to see the rest!