Mount Druid Wedding Photographer
The girls first got in touch with me in March of last year. My initial reaction was “Who gets married on the 22nd of December?”. These guys do! They had friends coming from far and wide. As far away as New Zealand, so it suited them to have the wedding the weekend before Christmas. That put me in my place anyway. After a very giddy facetime, we know we’d be friends forever and that I would be their Mount Druid Wedding Photographer. As you’ll see from the photos they’re a pretty happy and easy going pair.
Eimear and Shona met while living in New Zealand. They were friends through Gaelic football with Wellington Gaa but in time their friendship changed into something more. Eimear proposed on a ski slope in Soll, though she struggled with getting onto one knee with her skis on! The ring box was decorated in Harris tweed from their recent camping trip to the Outer Hebredies in Scotland. (I love this, so personal).
When I asked them about planning the wedding this is what they said “We took the laid back approach, we wanted to enjoy the day and not get stressed out about little details. For us it was about having our family and friends join us for a day of fun. We booked the venue, the celebrant and the band and the rest looked after itself in time.” I wish I was this laid back.
Their advice for future couples “Chill out, follow your gut and have a day that you want. One thing we did as it was winter was not greet everyone going out the door of the ceremony, it meant people weren’t waiting for ages, they weren’t cold and we could spend more time talking properly to them at the reception rather than a rushed hello as everyone queues to meet you. This was helped by doing the ‘first look’ photos before the ceremony so we got to have as much time with our friends and family during the day as we possibly could.” Yay for doing things your own way, and you know I’m always a fan of a first look!
Eimear’s Dress: Aibheil of Adare
Shona’s Jacket & Blouse by Donna Ida both from Harvey Nichols, Dundrum.
Eimear’s shoes: Van Dal shoes from Pavoni, Clonmel
Shona’s shoes: Church’s shoes
Flowers: Sheefin Flower’s Mullingar
Deserts from The Soda Bread Shop in Naas and Swan’s on the Green in Naas
Hair: Anne Marie Browne
Makeup: Martina Coffey Makeup, Mullingar
Band: Beat Boutique
Rings: Hen Jewlery