Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lindsey & Peter - Kilronan Castle

When we were kids, we'd be brought to 9.30 Mass in Jamestown every Sunday morning. Often, my Dad would stop and give a lift to Patsy McGovern as she walked to the Church. Patsy is Lindsey's grandmother, and it was good to see her again after all these years. It made me quite feel old to think Lindsey wasn't even born back then though.

Like me, Lindsey has moved away from Jamestown, but only as far as another lovely village where her and Peter have just bulit a fine new house, in Keadue. It might be on the wrong side of the Leitrim/Roscommon border, but it's very handy for her commute to work in the Spa at Kilronan Castle. And everyone at the Castle put on a fine show to welcome one of it's own to Lindsey & Peter's reception.

Unusually, I hadn't met Peter before the day of the wedding, so called in to his Mother's house in time for breakfast on my way to Lindsey's. Peter told me he wasn't too keen on posing or spending the entire day modelling for a photographer. I told him that was why Lindsey hired me, and from that moment on, we got on great.

Back at bridal HQ, Grainnne from Enhance was putting the finishing touches to the girls' make-up, Helena from La Belle Fleur had delivered the flowers, including Lindsey's striking Heirloom Bouquet, while videographer Paul Noone was filming all that was going on.

This was a nice relaxed afternoon, everything happening within a mile or two's radius. There was time for a stop in the Gardens in Keadue, for a pint in McCabes, a few photos at Lough Meeelagh, and to still be back in lots of time for the champagne & cocktail reception in Kilronan. We even squeezed in a visit to the Spa and a little walk in the Castle grounds before dinner.













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