Galway Bay Hotel Wedding

27th February 2015

Ann Marie and Tom were married on a beautiful (but baltic cold) day last Christmas!

I had to travel with caution to Ann-Marie's home Letterfrack Co Galway. We had a good freeze the night before and roads were dodgy to say the least in parts. This cold weather can be uncomfortable for Bridal parties when we're outdoors taking photos, but the other side of the coin is that so many of the wedding images look like they could have been taken during the summer with the beautiful blue skies around us.
Ann-Maries home has a view to die for.....surrounded by such a majestical landscape that any photographer would love to have!
Thank you very much to Christina and Michael for their lovely welcome, and indeed Lorraine and Rosalind for their generous assistance at the house!

Although I have covered many weddings in the areas surrounding Clifden, this was my first in Letterfrack. A treat as always to meet Paddy Coyne who was shooting Video on the day and the super Brenda Grealis providing the beautiful church music....always good to working alongside fellow wedding vendors that you rate highly!

Tom and his groomsmen Kevin and Shane were on hand for a few photos before the prompt arrival of Ann-Marie.
Letterfrack Church is beautiful to say the least. The winter sun shines through the rear stain glass windows behind the altar and beautifully illumenates the whole church and looks very impressive (tough for the white balance though!!).

Wedding ceremony "selfie"!

After the ceremony and a few photos taken inside the warm church, we made the journey to the superb Kylemore Abbey for some Bridal Photos. The surrounding area as as well as the Abbey are fantastic locations for photos.....and a heartfelt thank you to Ann-Marie & Tom as well as the bridesmaids Lorraine and Rosalind and the groomsmen Kevin and Shane for their patience and co-operation regarding the photos in the cold weather. It's a pleasure for me to work with people that are out to help the happy couple on weddings days and do what's required......not all wedding days pan out like this.

After our shoot in Kylemore, Ann-Marie and Tom were willing to hop out of their warm car for a couple of shots in Inagh Valley and I was delighted when they agreed to this! The Inagh Landscape is also lovely, and it's unusual to have wedding photos there while showing off the snow capped mountains too!

Our final stop was to be one of my favourite hotels to work in, The Galway Bay Hotel. A great spot where the staff are go above and beyond what's expected of them.

Boys being boys!

Thank you very much Ann-Marie and Tom as well as your bridal parties and families for being truly a lovely wedding to work at. I look forward to crossing paths again and mind yourselves until then!

Photo slideshow of the day below.

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