Wedding Claringbridge Co Galway and Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry Co Galway

03rd December 2012

I had the pleasure working at Helen and Colm's recent wedding in Clarinbridge followed by a reception in the Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry.
Helen and Colm are two people whose company I feel very relaxed in and from the moment I first met them last January and their wedding was a pleasure to be working at.
They were very lucky with the weather on their special day, beautiful sunshine as well as the most glorious Autumnal colors on display.

Chilled out was how everything was in Helen's home and after a brief visit there, I headed off to the church to meet up with Colm and his groomsmen Eamon, Noel and James.

After spending a brief few minutes taking shots with the lads, the beautiful bridesmaids Etna, Jane and Anita arrived shortly followed by the beautiful Helen.

Fair play to Edel and Mark for being brilliant in their roles as Flowergirl and Pageboy....two smashing and well behaved kids.

An emotional moment for quite a few "fathers".....handing your daughter over to her future husband.

A big thank you to Fr Willie Moran who was a gentleman. It's not at every wedding that a priest welcomes the photographer and offers him any help any assistance that he wants....thank you Fr Willie for being a gentleman.

The sun shone beautifully on Helen and Colm's wedding day, but it was bitter cold also....and with that in mind, we took the group shot in the heat of the church.

Helen walked up the aisle with one man and down it with another!

These are the moments that I strive to capture on a wedding day.....Colm pulls his father Leo in for a hug as opposed to the formal hand shake at the end of the ceremony.

After the ceremony and the hand shakes, we crossed the road to Clarinbride Park to get the Family Portraits as well as some Bridal Portraits in the glorious autumnal sunshine.

We finished our Bridal Shoot in Athenry before heading onto the Raheen Woods Hotel to enjoy the party.

How about this for a wedding cake? Pure class!

Helen and her friends have a bit of fun!

Edel watching a movie to pass the time

Colm gets a small bit jittery just before the speeches!

....and Helen get's in on the act too!

I thoroughly enjoyed Colm's speech.....funny, witty and spoke a lot about the important things in

....even pulling pints on his wedding day!

Well done to the wedding band "Raindance".....a class act that kept the dance floor full all night!

Thanks very much Helen and Colm for letting me play a part on your wedding day.....I'm sure your aware of how much I enjoyed it. All of our meetings have been fun and I was delighted with your reaction after you received your wedding images yesterday. I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future!

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