Aileen & Niall's wedding

25th August 2011

Congratulations to Aileen and Niall who recently married in Annaghdown Church followed by a reception in Galway bay Hotel Salthill.
This was a wedding that I was looking forward to covering as I had met Aileen last year while covering her sister Sheila's wedding. Aileen had come to the studio for an engagement shoot also, so the fact that we had met up on a few occasions in the last 12 months, we knew each other pretty well .....and this always helps when covering weddings!
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Aileen and Niall and I can only describe Niall's friends as one of the greatest bunch of guys....mad for craic...that i have come across at a wedding.
We were lucky with the weather and it stayed dry for most of the day....however the dark clouds rolled in when we were taking some bridal party portraits in Salthill park.
Music in the church was performed by Nicola McGuire and the The Weightless Astronauts created the party atmosphere at the end of a brilliant day!


Aileen prepares at home.



Niall......chillin'



Niall needs a bit of gentle persuasion from Eugene and Joe to get in the church.....he had the look of a man that was gonna balk!!



Niall composes himself as his future wife makes her entrance






Annaghdown Church






A journey begins..



We managed to get about 10 minutes in Sathill before the heavens opened.....we were lucky




Fair play to Aileen and Niall here.....it was bucketing rain and we were getting shelter under the trees....and they were still 'happy out'!!



Dad Peter throws a shape on Niall before the meal!



Niall & Aileen grab a moment to themselves before the meal.



Aileen's father Walter reminisces about her younger days.



Niall speaks lovingly of his beautiful new wife



I'm surprised the bestman and groom shook hands at the end of the speeches....by all accounts Eugene took the gloves off and spared Niall nothing for the speeches!!



Mad bunch of men....and it's easy to see why. Love this shot!!



Bridal party, Joe & Darina, Sheila and Joe standing (congrats Sheila who's had a baby boy since), and Niall & Aileen.



The lads wouldn't have managed this lift if it wasn't for young Seán helping them out!




Music by the Weightless Astronauts ended off a great day!!



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