The sun was shining, the trees were in bloom and the guests were in great form for Ciara and Killian’s Wexford wedding at Horetown House, where the weather lived up to the “sunny south east” tag line for this part of Ireland. And what a venue it is! A private house that you get the run of for your wedding, with a strong eco-friendly vibe, a very cool ceremony space, an even cooler reception space, and the nicest people you’ll meet keeping everything running smoothly. Oh, and the food… mmmmmmm…. can’t forget the food.
For me it was the perfect wedding where everything happened on site, so once I arrived and parked my car I knew I wouldn’t need to sit into it again until it was home time that evening. (I won’t mention at this point my car breaking down on the way home and needing to call a rescue service to kickstart the battery!).
Ciara and Killian both got ready in the house – in neighbouring rooms, in fact – so I ping-ponged between them during the morning. Killian waited at the top of the aisle for Ciara’s arrival to the ceremony, which was conducted by Carmel Walsh with some excellent music by friend of the bride and groom, Mark Caplice, a multi-award winning songwriter, artist and producer.
With DJ Fergal D’arcy double-jobbing as both groomsman and, later in the day, MC, and band Catch 22 keeping the place hopping once the dancing kicked off, this was a high energy wedding with plenty for me, and Mario Vaitkus on video, to capture over the course of the day.
An after-dinner Shot In The Dark proved to be two shots in the dark as I saw a chance before Ciara and Killian headed inside to capture a second night portrait alongside the one I had set up, and wouldn’t you know it was this second impromptu shot that I would prefer – that’s the one you see at the top of this post.
I left Horetown absolutely hooked by its charms, and hoping to catch up with Ciara, Killian and their circle of friends at another wedding in the future, because that crew definitely know how to make a wedding fun!