From my first contact with Ami and Sinéad, I was excited about their wedding. It ticked a lot of boxes for me – a couple who were excited about my photography, a venue – Tulfarris Resort in Wicklow – that I really enjoy photographing at, everything happening on site, and a booking from morning to dancing to allow me capture as much of their day as possible. I wasn’t surprised, then, when we clicked really well during the pre-wedding zoom chat to run through the detail of the day, nor when on the day itself we had great craic.
Ami and Sinéad spent a lot of their morning together with their bridesmaid Aisling and bridesman David. It was a relaxed and fun morning, music, kids, laughter and slagging as the hair and makeup artists did their thing. Neither had seen the other wearing their wedding dress, so for that part of the morning they split up so that they could enjoy the surprise of seeing each other in them for the first time at the top of the aisle, with each accompanied by their Dad to the top of the aisle in the beautiful ceremony space in Tulfarris.
Photography-wise my brief was simple – just do your thing – and I very much enjoyed documenting all the bits of the day. We got a quick set of family photos in the ceremony space so that the older relatives didn’t need to move too far, and we did a whirlwind whisk around the grounds of Tulfarris (actually not even really venturing far, but just got what we needed) before the brides joined their guests for plenty of mingling time.
Speeches were great, the dance floor was hopping and we even recreated what is, for Ami & Sinead, an iconic photo taken when they got engaged at a Snow Patrol gig (hence the Ticketmaster invite and the “Just Say Yes” theme to the day).
And I got to finish with A Shot In The Dark and get a photo which is most definitely one of my favourite ever taken.
You can’t ask for more than that, now, can you?!