Janine & William, Wedding, Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Any wedding in January is pretty rare for me, but a wedding in January in the middle of a pandemic is even rarer! I was delighted though when Janine & William said they were going ahead with their wedding with 6 guests no matter what. I always say each wedding is unique and these intimate smaller weddings definitely are. In terms of coverage for myself, there are days when I start as normal a couple of hours before the ceremony and go onto the evening. For Janine & William’s day it was coverage of the ceremony and a shoot after. A short and sweet day but lovely none the less.
Even though I’ve shot a few intimate weddings since 2020, this was the first wedding that had an extended bunch of guests via Zoom, so even though there was only 6 guests present, there were friends and family watching the lovely ceremony in the Sligo Park Hotel!
Following the ceremony and a few drinks to celebrate, we got some relaxed portraits outside in the mild winter weather before grabbing a few family group shots in the reception of the hotel. I’m getting quite used to the smaller weddings, but this was the first time that we had the run of a hotel…that felt pretty weird as there’s normally people floating all around hotel receptions!
With things moving around again, I’m not 100% sure when my next wedding will be…I’ll hopefully have one in March, then maybe a couple in April. Right now, it looks like May might kick things off proper, but as we all know right now, it’s very much a waiting game.
Congratulations again Janine & William…and it was an absolute honour to photograph your wedding vows and family!
Located on the edge of Sligo town in the heart of Yeats’ Country, the Sligo Park Hotel is set in quiet parkland and surrounded by some of the most scenic countryside in Ireland ranging from the majestic Benbulben to the gentle waters of Lough Gill.
Following a major investment over the last 18 months, the Sligo Park Hotel boasts a contemporary and modern feel; a bright and spacious new reception area and foyer welcome you and your wedding party upon arrival.
The Sligo Park Suite has been designed with you, the bride & groom in mind, with its floor to ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood into the airy, spacious room. The suite is designed to cater for up to 350 guests and together with the skills of our experienced chefs, creates the perfect setting for your special day. For a smaller, more intimate wedding reception, the Mespil suite caters comfortably for up to 80 guests.
With a dedicated team that has over forty years of experience, they excel at shaping your ideas into the wedding day you have always dreamed of.
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If you are thinking about having your wedding at the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography!