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Haven Hotel Waterford Irish Wedding Photographer – Mike & Nicola

Haven Hotel Waterford Irish Wedding Photographer

Haven Hotel Waterford Irish Wedding Photographer – Mike & Nicola

Mike & I go way back. We lived together in college, I was a less than ideal housemate, but the less said about that, the better. I had met Nicola a few times over the years and they seemed to compliment each other so well so I wasn’t surprised when Mike contacted me to be their Haven Hotel Waterford Irish Wedding Photographer.

The engagement

They first met in Ardkeen Quality Foodstore where they worked together. Mike says “In 2006 we had a first and seemingly last date as things didn’t work out and I left the Stores to follow a career in graphic design. In 2009 Nicola spotted me in the local paper and dropped me a text which sparked our connection off again and we’ve been together ever since”. The proposal was at home and very low key. Mike recruited the help of their daughter Chloe on the 13th February the day before Valentine’s Day in 2011. The 13th has special significance for them but Nicola had been unwell, and had just returned home from a short spell in Hospital where they discovered she was pregnant on their first son, Will!

The planning

As they had a VERY long engagement, they had their two boys in that time, they didn’t rush in to any planning. Mike’s advice for people planning a wedding “Keep a wedding diary, and as soon as you have decided on a date, start organising. On the week leading up to the wedding, get plenty of sleep. On the wedding day, don’t forget to stop, take a deep breath and appreciate everything that’s going on around you!” He’s a wise man that Mike lad.

It was an honour to document their wedding day and I can’t wait to show you all the photos below, so sit back and enjoy scrolling.

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Supporting Cast:

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS.com
Shoes: Una Healy
Groom(smen)’s suits: Next Menswear
Cake: Groom’s Dad Seamus Conway
Wedding Favours: Darceys Candles Wax Melts
Stationery: Bride & Groom
Hair: Joeanne Clancy
Ceremony Music: Elmore
Reception Music: Catch 22
Celebrant: Daire Grant – ‘Celebratewithme.ie
Haven Hotel Waterford Irish Wedding Photographer

I'm a wedding photographer in Dublin but I love to travel across Ireland and Northern Ireland. If you'd like to find out if I have your date free please fill out my contact form and I'll reply as soon as I can.