Orlaith & Colm

04th December 2011

Orlaith and Colm's wedding was one of the most enjoyable and unique weddings that I've had the pleasure of working at.
If you look up the phrase "laid back" in the Oxford dictionary, it just says "Orlaith Keane and Colm Naughton".
I've had the pleasure of becoming friends with the couple early in 2010 when Orlaith needed some portraits for a project that she was working on. Co-incidentally, a week after doing the photo shoot with Orlaith, we played a gig together in Irishtown and it was then that I became familiar with her unique style of singing and have become a fan ever since. Her new husband Colm was also playing that night and like Orlaith, he's a laid back but talented and competent performer, and both are great craic to be around!
The wedding was unique in that they had their wedding reception "custom made"!! A marquee was erected on Orlaith's home place in Caherlistrane and was decorated in a manner fitting of the most "traditional" of Irish Weddings. The day was made even more memorable by the fact that the tail end of a hurricane was passing the West Of Ireland at the same time.....everything held firm though and the extremely high winds just added to the uniqueness of the wedding.

Colm doesn't show much nerves as he relaxes with brothers Finbar, Seamus and his buddy Niall.

The last moments before it all happens......the last alterations before the the brides entrance is made....her last few breaths as a single woman!!

Brides and Grooms are almost always nervous at the start of a wedding ceremony....but when you have a priest like Fr Peter Gannon ( a personal friend of Orlaith and Colm's), he helps them to relax and enjoy their moment.

The look of "love"!

Being a "Keane" from Caherlistrane....it goes without saying that there's going to be pretty good music at the wedding! Fair play to ya Pat Coyne....mighty playing and a mighty man for knowing where the camera was!!!

Never seen a wedding cake remotely like this one before....awful annoyed with myself for going home without one of the buns!!

Best man Finbar recounts one or two amusing stories of Colm;s earlier days (much to Colm's embarrassment)!!

First Dance as "newlyweds".

Thanks Orlaith and Colm for allowing me to play a part on your wedding day...I enjoyed the day immensely!! Your a great couple and I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future!

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