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Haven Hotel Dunmore East Waterford Wedding Photographer – Rhiannon & Niall

Rhiannon & Niall met while working on a viking reenactment project, where they were warned off each other by Rhiannon’s aunt. “She introduced us like this. “Rhiannon, this is my shield brother, Niall. Niall, this is my god daughter and niece, Rhiannon. You two are basically related, so hands off each other” and then left. We laughed and got chatting. He was funny, and very sweet. He told me that day that I was the prettiest viking he had ever seen,” she says.

As Niall was moving to France the following month, nothing more happened afterwards until she added him on Facebook a few months later. They started dating in August 2014. Then they moved in together the following summer. Of course the next step was obvious to them, they got their gorgeous pug Loki the next year. The big one was bought a home together the next, and got married this year. These two don’t wait around that’s for sure.  Haven Hotel Dunmore East Waterford Wedding Photographer

Niall has a big fear of deep water, and after a teambuilding day in work which involved flipped kayaks, he came home to Rhiannon and got down on one knee. “He basically ran over to the couch, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. I was shocked, not expecting it at all, I cried, he cried, we embraced, kissed, and of course, I laughed at him and said “Of course I’ll marry you”. It was perfect, no audience, just the two of us, and our puppy, Loki. He told me that night that he decided to propose after he got out of the water, after he had thought he was going to drown, He had had the ring for months, but was waiting for the right time to do it,”  Haven Hotel Dunmore East Waterford Wedding Photographer

Rhiannon’s mam Denise was the unsung hero of the wedding, she helped Rhiannon with every aspect of the wedding. It helps that she’s a project manager by day (wedding planner by night huh?). Haven Hotel Dunmore East Waterford Wedding Photographer

In their own words the couple had this to say about having a first look ” We decided to do a first look because I had been stalking Katie’s blog and looking through all her photographs on Facebook, instagram, etc, and noticed that couples were doing this thing called a “first look” I did some research, saw photos and thought it was a brilliant idea. I pitched it to Niall and he loved the idea. It was both of our favourite part of the entire day, it was so emotional seeing each other, alone, for a few moments before our ceremony, we cried, we laughed, we kissed, a lot. We felt totally alone, even though Katie was there, capturing every look, every moment. It was so nice to have a few moments together, without a big audience. I will never forget the look on Niall’s face when he turned around and saw me for the first time, big softie cried a lot, and it was magical. We loved every second of it.” SEE I told you first looks were great! And so is this wedding. Their first dance was the YMCA for crying out loud. Haven Hotel Dunmore East Waterford Wedding Photographer

Venue The Haven Hotel

Dress Eden Manor Bridal


Veil Custom made by close friend, Clare Horgan

Groomswear Next and ASOS

Groomsmen Debenhams

Flowers All fake flowers, bought in The Range

Cake Hook and Ladder

Makeup Making Faces – Apryl

Rings H. Samuel

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