I met Ciaran and Michelle at the beginning of the year. The minute I met them I knew we would all get on well. They were both so relaxed and fun to be around. They met working in the bank nine years ago. Ciaran proposed to Michelle in Budapest up the the hill overlooking the whole city, very romantic indeed! Their wedding photographs were very important to them so with this in mind I met up with them a week before the big day to put a plan in place for family pictures and of course their own special images. It worked like a dream on the day!
All was calm in Michelle’s house, a lot of laughter and some bubbles for this lovely bride whilst the preparations were underway. I must say when I saw Michelle’s shoes I fell in love, Jimmy Choos, just amazingly sparkly with tassels the perfect look for such an important day. I must add not to be outdone on the shoe front Ciaran also had Jimmy Choos! MIchelle’s stunning dress also had pockets in it very handy for your lipstick, phone etc.
Michelle arrived at Leopardstown Church on time. Her mum led her down the aisle to the wonderful sound of the Dublin Gospel Choir. After a very touching and happy ceremony it was off to Cabinteely park for family photos. What a beautiful place, I’ve never been before. We got some gorgeous shots in the grounds of the old house with trees and flowers all around us.
It was then off to Dublin Castle for some pictures of the happy couple. As I met them at the castle I saw the Vintage tea tours bus parked, you couldn’t have planned it better, they kindly let us use the bus for some shots. We then strolled down Dame Street and into the Oak pub where they let Michelle in behind the bar to pull some pints….I might add she’s a pro…I thinks she’s done this before. The groomsmen and bridesmaid were delighted with this particular pit stop and took full advantage to have a swift drink.
We then moved on past the Olympia theatre and into temple bar, bear in mind Michelle is still wearing her sky scraper Jimmy Choos! I must say it was heartwarming to see the amount of people who stopped to wish the happy couple well. A few more steps and we were on Parliament Street Bridge where we got some shots with the whole city in the background. Ciaran and Michelle were also serenaded by a busker and happily danced their first dance of many on the bridge to the delight of onlookers, we even had people on buses shouting out their congratulations.
A few more steps and they were greeted by the amazing staff of the Morrison Hotel and went in to spend time with family and friends before their meal was served and they partied the night away. It truly was a pleasure and a whole lot of fun capturing their special day for them.