Merrion Hotel, Dublin City Centre Wedding Photographer
– Bróna & Eoin
Spoiler alert, Bróna & Eoin are really good friends of mine. My husband grew up with Eoin and when we met Bróna we told him that if they ever broke up we’d keep her instead. Safe to say, both are still in our lives. I had decided I wasn’t photographing pals weddings anymore. But these two were getting married during Covid so restrictions meant that the only way I could be there was if I photographed the day. Sneaky huh? Lucky for us, restrictions eased and they could have more guests that initially thought and I was able to be a guest from dinner onwards. Merrion Hotel, Dublin City Centre Wedding Photographer
Merrion Hotel Wedding
Bróna & Eoin kept everything on site in the Merrion Hotel. They both got ready in the hotel which made for a really laid back morning. Eoin was a bit too laid back if you ask me but he pulled it together on time so as not to be late for the wedding ceremony. They opted to have their wedding ceremony in the Wellington Room (the light in here is divine) and e their drinks reception out on the garden terrace before dinner in the Wellesly Room.
Outdoor wedding reception Ireland
The weather gods played ball and they had a scorcher of a day which meant they could have their drinks reception outside. We were able to do family photos there too meaning the couple weren’t gone from the party for ages. They had a special visitor after their wedding ceremony. Their dog Buster wasn’t able to attend the wedding, he’s a bit boisterous, so Bróna’s Camogie team pals brought him in to Dublin for the day. I’m sure they were delighted to get a sneak at the wedding too. We took a quick stroll over to Stephen’s Green with the bridal party for a bit of craic. The couple wanted it to be obvious that they were in Dublin in the photos but not to attract a lot of attention. There’s no chance of that when you’re wearing a wedding dress, but I think they enjoyed it all the same.
We headed back to the hotel, where I did my best Clarke Kent > Superman impression and got glammed up for the speeches and wedding reception. The lads wanted a photo on the front step after dinner, but the sneaky divils tripped around the corner for a pint in McGrattan’s before getting back to the wedding. Who was I to stop them?
It really is an honour to photograph friends weddings, but even more so in the midst of a pandemic.
Merrion Hotel, Dublin City Centre Wedding Photographer – Katie Kav Photography