Fiona and Declan's wedding in the Clayton Hotel Galway

19th October 2016
I'm a very lucky man to have photographed some of the weddings I've done this year....simply because some weddings days have the vibe that I'm almost a guest and the people that I'm working for feel like friends as opposed to clients....Fiona and Declan's was very much like this.
I first met Fiona well over a year ago when she called with her mother in law Peggy, and found her a genuine and up front kind of girl ! We had touched base on a few occasions prior top the wedding and our final meeting didn't take too long as we has most things talked about and arranged prior to it....I really enjoyed the last meeting though as it was my first time meeting her little lassie Abbey! Beautiful quietly spoken child and I think her shy charm shines through on wedding day too!
I had a pep in my step calling to Fiona's home knowing that she had Helga Kampff looking after her hair and Malvina Barrett looking after Make Up....two lovely girls who I always seem to spend a lot of time chin wagging with on wedding morning....they both really help preparations to run calmly and smoothly and are superb team players! Factor in the Bridesmaids Sinead, Sabrina and Ann-Marie and we had a great crew looking after Fiona and Abbey!
Declan arrived in a fine big Chariot at Corrandulla church.....a massive Volvo Haulage'll have to excuse my description of same, I'm sure I'm letting it down by the way I describe it...but it was impressive!
The superb Ailbhe Hession provided the music....both a wonderful pianist as well as top drawer singer and really enjoyed listening to her on wedding day.
After the ceremony, we took some family portraits on the church grounds before making the spin with the bridal party to Maree in Oranmore where we got some nice weather to run off some shots. Enjoyed our time here........ all the bridal party had some drinks and sambos and were pretty chilled out and relaxed with regards the photos....thanks for that guys!
Our final port of call was the Clayton Hotel Galway....a spot that I've worked in regularly this year and love working with Karina the wedding co-ordinator...brilliant at her job and works well with everyone!
The Mad ass Mules provided the music and had the floor hopping for the rest of the night!

Thanks Fiona and Declan for trusting me with your wedding photography. Fiona, you were a lady to be around at all stages and I really enjoyed working with you! We'll be crossing paths again soon with your wedding album Mrs!

Some photos of the day are displayed below and a photo slideshow can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

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