As a photographer in Ireland, I got lucky with a couple gorgeous sunny days in Dublin for weddings this summer. One of those was Caroline and Sam's wedding at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel near St Stephen's Green. Caroline's parent's neighbours in Howth put out a Child of Prague the night before to ward off the rain, and it worked!
Their ceremony was held at the Unitarian Church nearby. After greeting guests in the sunshine outside the church, we headed off into Stephen's Green for some photographs. Caroline had brought some cool sunglasses with Irish and British flags as they are an international couple. Sam even brought his own family's tradition from Cyprus of waving napkins in the air as the couple makes their grand entrance into the reception. And of course they made it their own with the song "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by The Darkness playing as they entered amidst the chaotic fun of the waving napkins! What a fantastic wedding, and a big thank you goes out to my lovely assistant and second shooter for this wedding Ivana Patarcic. Thanks again to Caroline and Sam, and I wish you all the best in the future!
Invites: Jo Kerridge Occasion Cards and Invites, www.occasioncardsandinvitations.co.uk
Orders of Service: The Leaf Press. www.leafpress.co.uk
Ceremony and Pre Drinks Music: WAVE Acoustic Duo, www.wave-acousticduo.com
Florist: Nuala Tracey, email@example.com
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone at Shop: Leonie Claire, Brighton, England.www.leonieclaire.com Suits: Moss Bros
Hair and Make up: Billy Orr
Sweet Emporium, put together by the couple
Favours: Brighton Rock – The Rock People, Worthing, England.www.therockpeople.co.uk
Table name signsand luggage name tags: The Paper Baker www.paperbaker.co.uk , names and ribbon put together by the couple.
Flip Flopdisplay, put together by the couple
Evening Band: The Legends of Swing, www.connormckeon.ie
Vintage Photobooth:Daniel Reilly, Dublin Photobooth www.dublinphotobooth.com