Sinead and Darvin's Wedding in Ballinrobe Mayo followed by a reception in the Salthill Hotel Galway

28th July 2014
This definitely rates as one of the most enjoyable weddings that I've had the pleasure of recording in recent times. Two young people who have great awareness who seemed to thoroughly enjoy their day in a very humbling manner.
Ballinrobe was a damp spot on the wedding morning and our plans for a visit to Cong followed by a quick trip to Ashford Castle afterwards didn't look likely to happen. Sinéad was very optimistic however, and when I mentioned alternatives for our bridal photos later that day, she wasn't deviating from our initial plan (which I was pretty happy about).
It was great to bump into some familiar faces while calling to Sinéad on the morning of the wedding, and indeed her father Gabe couldn't have been more welcoming....thank you Gabe, I appreciate it. There was plenty of activity with young kids enjoying themselves while the beautiful bridesmaids Nicola, Terese, Pamela (...hope you were taking notes for next year) and Caroline were jovially helping Sinéad while keeping the kids busy!

The ceremony was performed by the brilliant Father Eustace in St Mary's Ballinrobe, possible the friendliest and most approachable priest your likely to come across and the wedding music was provided by the excellent Roseanna Brehony.

After the ceremony, with rain still falling, we took the family portraits in the shelter of the church before making the journey to Cong. Good things happen to good people, and we were lucky that the rain stopped for a while giving us the opportunity to take some bridal photos outdoors (.....possibly two people looking upon Sinéad and Darvin).

The Bridal Part were able to make their way to the Salthill hotel while Sinéad, Darvin, the brilliant John Murphy Avalon Video and I headed up to Ashford for a very quick shoot. Although the rain has started to fall again, we made as much out of our brief time there before rushing back to the Salthill Hotel where there was a pretty lively atmosphere.

As expected, there were parts of the speeches that would make a rock shed a tear, but it was well balanced with witty one liners form Darvin and his beat man Eamon. A truly enjoyabale day, and thank you Sinéad and Darvin for trusting me to capture your wedding photography.
I wish you both the very best of luck and I look forward to seeing you both in the near future.

Wedding slideshow can be viewed at the bottom of the page

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