Monday, October 1, 2012

Linda & Gerard

The beautiful village of Ardagh was the venue for Linda & Gerard's wedding. I've photographed quite a few weddings in its pretty Church, which has been a popular substitute for people who would otherwise have had their weddings in St Mel's Cathedral. It's a terrible shame that St Mel's burnt down, as it was a spectacular venue, but good to read in the news today that restoration is about to begin, and that 100 jobs will be created in the process.

We had lots of time in Linda's house pre-ceremony, so everything was nice and relaxed. It always makes life easier for everyone to be ahead of schedule instead of scrambling to make up time. Linda was even able to sit down and chill out before leaving for the Church. Uncle Fred was on video, and as you can see below, he didn't miss a moment.

The old lock at Rooskey is a favourite place for Linda & Gerard. It's a spot they often like to wander down to. In fact, Gerard may even have proposed to Linda there. So it was the perfect place for us to take some photographs. I've taken shots by the Shannon in Drumsna, Jamestown, Carrick, Athlone, Tarmonbarry, Clondra & Clonmacnoise among others, but had never been down to the weir in Rooskey before. I'll definitely be there again though, as it's a lovely location.

Back at The Landmark, Trish laid on her usual big welcome and the champagne flowed in The Green Room. Linda & Gerard sneaked upstairs to The Black Mint Bar for some nice romantic shots, and then it was down to dinner, after which the party really got started with Night Fever.

In case you're wondering, Gerard isn't a Wexford County hurler - the cake topper shows him in his Grattan's club gear - he's their crack centre-half forward. Apparently Grattans men always greet each other in the French fashion. The girl in the fine hat is Laura, who gets a special appearance for being a special sister/sister-in-law.











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