Shauna & Hardeep's Irish/Indian Adventure

The morning of Shauna & Hardeep's wedding was gorgeous and they REALLY wanted to have their ceremony outside in Ballyvolane's garden.  Then weather seemed to take a turn for the worse and it was down to the wire to make a decision on whether or not to move the ceremony indoors.  Everyone was running around checking their phones for weather updates but it was looking grim.  Shauna was steadfast and kept the ceremony in the garden and we were so glad she did.  After a few tiny showers during the Baraat (groom's procession) and Milni (meeting of the two families) it turned into a beautiful afternoon.  Seriously, it was like a disney movie - birds were chirping, small animals were frolicking (mostly dogs).  

The reception seemed to fly by in a haze of laughter, pints and serious merriment.  We loved that they named their tables after movies and then asked their guests to act out scenes from said movies.  Then of course there was the epic costume change that brought with it some SERIOUS dancing.  The group Shamrock Bhangra were an absolute joy to watch.  If Shauna and Hardeep manage to carry with them even a quarter of the happiness that was floating around on their day then they will be set for life! 

Nuala & Caolan's City Wedding at The Merchant Hotel

Here's to Nuala and Caolan whose spark is so bright I instantly loved them.  I loved that Nuala eschewed traditions and walked herself down the aisle.  I loved that her mother gave the first speech. I loved that their passion for life, their friends and their ideals basically radiated from them.  I loved this day, every bit of it.

A very special thanks to Kelly McAllister for second shooting.  That crazy amazing flower crown was made by The Rosehip And Berry Floral Studio.

Deirdre & Jarlath / Ballygally Castle

These two beauties were surrounded by one big massive embrace of family and friends the entire day.  The ease with which their day flowed is exactly why we love this job.  They were up for everything we threw at them and more.  The beautiful, still light at dusk reminded us of their engagement shoot on a secret little island and made a perfect bookend to their day.

As a sidenote - Deirdre kicked off what we are now calling The Year of Epic Dresses.

Caroline & Kevin / 20 Frames

Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography
Ireland Film Wedding Photography

It's no secret around here that Neal is a lover of film photography.  In fact all of his personal work is shot on film and developed in our kitchen. There is a shelf in our little home office on the 3rd floor that is a rotating merry-go-round of different film cameras.  You know that drawer in your fridge that is supposed to be for vegetables?  Yeah ours is for film. 

Last year Neal bought a Hasselblad X-Pan and I swear I think it completes him.  Around that time he stumbled on this post by Image is Found in California.  Inspired by that post, Neal set out to photograph our next wedding (Caroline & Kev!) with a single roll of film.  Hidden away at the bottom of his camera bag he whipped out the X-pan sporadically throughout the day.  This is the result of Caroline & Kev's wedding day in 20 frames. 

Film: Kodak TRI-X 400