Wicklow Wedding Photographer
“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart”
C. JoyBell C.
Sure gutted, thats how we feel about this wedding. gutted that it is all over. Now we have no valid reason to chat or email Catherine any more. We remember our first Skype with Catherine and Peter. From the off we knew we were going to get along just fine. A few years earlier we had shot Susan and Sean’s wedding who were great friends of Catherine’s and she already liked the cut of our jib, that much we knew but that wasn’t the sole reason we knew we would get on so well. Sean and myself we staying at a friends house. Their little four year old had graciously allowed us to use her bedroom for our Skype call. It was a beautiful room too. Behind us the wall was painted vibrant hot pink, the words “princess” hung above our heads and I am sure if the couple looked closely they could probably see sparkles fairy lights and stuffed dollies. Not once did they mention this, though their faces were a ticket! Eventually we had to explain the situation and with much laughter we all went about our Friday evenings. In that hour we talked some about the wedding plans. Not too much. Peter joked that Catherine had only agreed to marry him so she could have the chance to book us to do the photos! There really is much to be said after that!! Its still makes me laugh that one of Catherine’s favourite images was a shot we took “in a car park with a trolley just out of shot that was just beautiful.” There were to be sadly no trolleys or car parks in their wedding though. The couple like us adore being outside and chose the very wonderful and relaxed venue of Brooklodge to tie the knot. The chapel was packed to the rafter, there wasn’t even room for any of the wandering chickens to take a peek. Catherine and Peter looked Devine. Peter was decked in the finest tweed and Catherine in a beaded dress… and a cape… yes you read that correctly! Catherine wore and incredible CAPE. I officially fell in love wither her the second she told me! The couple who are music mad, allowed all their inspiration to filter through their day. I mentioned the cape right? They had wanted to bring all the elements of Autumn together in their decor, “We’re hoping to keep the deep, dark, autumnal colours going into the decor of the reception room too. Lots of leafy table settings, vines, candles. We loved the dark wooden beams in that room”. They way they created their palette is so subtle. It is only when you see them standing in the misty mountain side of burnt ferns and gorse, does the subtle tones of tweed, meet the richness of Catherine’s bouquet and all together, harmonise (see what i did there) with their surroundings.
But I mean “Nothing else matters” now. Its all over. Gone are the clever one liners from Catherine and the bashful smiles of Peter. So until the stars align and the sky explodes, we’ll be there following each other Instagram stories, of this much I know!
Shout out to the very talented team of vendors:
Venue – Brooklodge
Florist – Designs by Louise
Caterer – Brooklodge
Cake – The Wedding Cake Boutique
Dress – Frilly Frocks Drogheda
Gamma – Eliza Jane Howell
Grooms suit – Tangos Formal Wear
Reception Music – Avoca String Quartet
Band – The Velvet Lounge
Hairdresser – Hair by Leo
Makeup – Makeup Masters