Salthill Hotel Wedding

24th July 2013

I first met Leanne almost a year ago when she called to the studio with her mum Margaret regarding her recent wedding. I had covered a friend of Leanne's wedding (Trish Burke) and was delighted when she booked me for her special day.
Ballinrobe is a beautiful church and has one of the most welcoming priests in Fr Eustace that I've had the privilege of working with. It makes a photographers day a lot less stressful when your working with a priest who is as accommodating as Fr Eustace, he's aware that we all have jobs to do and is more than obliging in assuring that we can all do them professionally and alongside each other.
Indeed, Leanne's personality is very similar to Fr Eustace, she was a complete lady. I'm not sure if I've come across a bride who seemed as happy as she was on her special day.....there was always a smile to hand and she seemed to just enjoy the day and trust in those around her.....a good way to be on your wedding!
Leanne's preparations took place in chair Ballinrobe, and it was there that I first met up with the beautiful bridesmaids Amanda, Emma, Gillian & Philba. The girls were great fun and good people to be around on the morning of the wedding.....the same as Leanne's family Margaret, Liam & Stephen.
After the short spin to Ballinrobe, it was great to see a host of wedding guests outside the church enjoying the sunshine prior to the ceremony.....unfortunately something you don't come across very much. Laurence and his groomsmen Noel, Padriac, Stephen and David were doing the "meet and greet" ank took some time out to allow for some photos.....not too many though as Leanne wasn't far behind us!

After the ceremony, we availed of the lovely gardens in Ballinrobe Church for the Family Portraits before making the journey to the Salthill Hotel....a great spot. Pauleen and her staff are extremely helpful and professional .... it's easy to see why they're one of the busiest wedding venues in the West of Ireland.

We used the quincentennial gardens in front of the hotel as well as the Prom for some photos. It's always great shooting in Salthill on a sunny day, and to observe the good wishes offered to Brides and Grooms from all of the onlookers on the Prom!

Thanks very much Leanne and Laurance for being great people to work with....I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!

Feel free to view a slideshow of highlights from the weddding day at the bottom of the page.

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