Killarney Oaks Hotel Wedding

16th August 2013

Joanne and Colm's wedding recently took place in Castleisland Co Kerry followed by a reception in the Killarney Oakes Hotel.
I must admit that I don't often travel outside Galway/Mayo for weddings, but was delighted to be heading down to the "Kingdom" for Joanne and Colm's big day. I had covered a wedding there a couple of years ago and it was great to meet up with the energetic and enthusiastic Videographer that is Paudi O'Herlihy from Castleisland. It's amazing the enthusiasm that he has when covering's not uncommon for him to wake brides at 8am and have them doing their exercises before breakfast!!
My day consisted of calling to Joanne at a more respectable time of 11am to capture her along with her bridesmaids Mary, Noreen and Amanda getting beautified!
The journey to the beautiful church in Brosna was a short one, and it was there that I met up with Colm and his merry men Nicky, Fred and David. After a quick pint in the Three Counties Bar, the lads strolled to the church with the prompt Joanne almost immediately behind.
The church in Brosna is simply awesome....a beautiful place for photography and a brilliant place for a wedding!
After the ceremony, we did the family portraits on the church grounds before making the 45 minute journey towards Killarney. Unfortunately the heavens had opened en route and Paudi's local knowledge brought us to a park that had plenty of mature trees offering some shelter to the bridal party. Rain can be a curse on wedding days, in particular when you have the majestic landscape that the "Kingdom" has to offer, and just not being able to avail of it. There's also the difficulties of trying to keep the brides dress clean, not an easy thing to do when in a wet park.
After 15/20 minutes shooting, we made the last leg of our journey to the Killarney Oaks Hotel....a great spot with the friendliest of staff.
Joanne and Colm were a treat to work with as were their bridal party....fair play to them for making the efforts in the poor weather in Killarney.
I wish you both the very best and I look forward to our paths crossing in the ear future again!

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