Laura & Darren, Wedding, Geevagh, Co.Sligo to Kilronan Castle, Co.Roscommon
When you start a wedding trudging through a field at 9:30am to get a photo of the mass booklet, and it’s already 23 degrees, you know it’s going to be a hot wedding!! But whatever it takes…and I really loved the grass, sky & solitary tree in the first picture below!!
Starting with a couple of relaxed shots of the guys outside Kilronan is a great way to meet the groomsmen and get things going. And then a short drive to Laura’s home near Geevagh had me up in the hills overlooking the village. One thing I love about weddings is starting at the brides home, in places I would never ordinarily get to visit!
On arrival at Laura’s home, everything was going to plan time-wise, and it stayed like that for most of the morning too! The bride was ready nice & early giving me the opportunity to get a few more minutes than I’d normally have to get some portraits, while we waited for everybody else to be ready!
I’ve said it before in a previous post about wedding locations (here), but I always try to embrace what’s around me at a location, and again, light is more important than anything else, and at Laura’s home, I absolutely loved the little lane right outside their house, it worked perfectly for some portraits, had perfect back-lighting and was on solid ground! I was also spoiled because the garden was pretty fab too, so we were able to rock both locations & get a mix of shots.
On a hot day, mass booklets serve two purposes, one for the actual mass (naturally) but second as a fan! With half the guests coming over from the UK, it was great to have Sligo & Kilronan show how glorious they can be when the weather is awesome!
Following the ceremony we quickly grabbed a few family pictures outside the church, before the bridal party & myself made our way to nearby Lough Meelagh, where the council have decided to dump a whole heap of road building material, but thankfully we were able to make our way around it get some shots on the water. Next it was onto Kilronan where Shane the magician was entertaining everybody outside in the heat, and with everybody almost outside, we grabbed a quick group shot.
One thing the bride & groom said they’d love was a few shots in & around the wine cellar. This is a very cool, but very dark place to shoot, and I’ve only done it once before. I love a challenging shoot & with the help of Simon from Kilronan, we got some nice, different portraits in there!
Congratulations again Laura & Darren, and thank you for giving me the extra time for some gorgeous portraits around Kilronan Castle!