Elaine & Sean, Wedding, Westport to Mulranny Park Hotel
The one and only time I had photographed, actually was a second shooter, in Westport church was back in 2006, when I was still a Formula 1 photographer! I was helping out another guy on a free, non-F1 weekend, and seeing if weddings were something I wanted to do and leave F1 behind. Just for whatever reasons, I had never been back to Westport cathedral, until Elaine & Sean’s wedding a couple of weeks ago!
When you have a stunning location, you always want to take in the surrounding areas, especially when Elaine’s home had a fab view of Croagh Patrick…but like those who live by the coast, it can be surrounded by coastal fog, and such was the case when I left Strandhill and arrived in Westport, you couldn’t see the Reek! But low & behold as soon as Elaine popped her dress on, the fog cleared for long enough for us to get a few bridal portraits and family pictures with the infamous mountain in the background!
The rest of the day went pretty sweet! A super quick ceremony, was followed by a short drive to a nearby abbey to get a few pictures before arriving in sunny Mulranny! As I was staying on for a bit of dancing, and the weather was still great, myself Elaine & Sean, wandered down to the beach area after dinner. This is always a great idea for summer weddings, if I’m staying for the dancing…do some more portraits in the evening, which gives you more time in the afternoon to spend with guests!
Congrats again Elaine & Sean! Thank you so much for having me be part of your wedding and for being super timely all day!