Wedding Hotel Meyrick Galway

18th December 2015
Although a wet day with no outdoor photography, Elaine and David's big day was a most enjoyable one for several reasons!
I've known Dave (the groom's) father Dave Snr for a very long time....indeed he was responsible for getting me hooked on the game golf many many years ago....brilliant memories! I've had many a good time in the company of Dave Snr and his wife Jacinta, so when your working on an informal capacity on wedding days with those involved, well, it makes matters so much easier.
I called into the Meyrick Hotel on wedding morning where I met up with Elaine and her bridesmaids Carol and Ciara. Bizarrely, the last time that I visited Dave Senior's home was when Ciara was that I see her all grown up and a bridesmaid at a wedding, it made me feel me pretty old!! The Meyrick Hotel is a cracking spot and if your unlucky with weather, there's an abundance of photo opportunities within, and we availed of them on wedding morning, and indeed later on again in the evening when we arrived back after the church.
I made the spin out to Lackagh for the ceremony and it was great to meet the ever jovial Gary Loughlin (..... a bridesmaid at heart I believe....he's always bopping around the place fixing ties/flowers/bow ties...or anything he can get his hands on at a wedding) doing video.
Dave and his groomsmen Aaron and Keith were in plenty of time and pressing the flesh with guests as they arrived. We didn't have long to wait before the beautiful Elaine arrived punctually.
The ceremony was littered with amazing music...Frankie Colohan (Dave's uncle) accompanied by Fionnuala Deacy...two people I love to hear sing at weddings.

After the ceremony, we availed of the church for some family portraits as well as some bridal ones as the day was quite damp, before making the bonfire lit journey to the hotel.

As mentioned earlier, Hotel Meyrick has beautiful photo opportunities all around the hotel, an we used a few of them prior to the meal and speeches.....I think young Dave gets a nervous twitch when he hears the word was something that he was nervous about prior to the wedding, but he made a sterling one...fair play Dave!
Dave senior and Elaine's dad made great speeches can see that both families are extremely close, and indeed plenty of heart strings were pulled at during them!

Thanks so much Aaron Keith, Carol and Ciara for your patience all day, ye were super people to be around and most helpful!!

The night was finished off by the excellent Weightless astronauts.....super music, super band and the photos show that they had the dance floor hopping!

Thanks Dave and Elaine for trusting me with your wedding photos....I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your families and wish you both the very best for the future.

Some photos of the day are below and a photo slideshow can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

...and photo slideshow below

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