Cathy & Ale's Wedding

17th October 2017
An extremely enjoyable wedding where everything flowed just wonderfully!
Super wedding suppliers and wonderful music along with a couple that are truly happy in each others company meant it was a very memorable and most enjoyable day!
I've known Cathy's family for some time and thoroughly enjoyed their company....especially her mum Mary who I enjoy regular chats with in Claran National School....an extremely good person and who's company I thoroughly enjoy. Indeed the apple didn't fall far from the tree as Cathy is equally as engaging, genuine and sincere person as her mum and that was one of the recipe's for their wedding day being a truly memorable one.
John Murphy of Avalon Video and I made the short but windy trip to Cathy's home on wedding morning. Cathy's only about 10 minutes from where John and I live but google maps decided to make it an entertaining 20 minutes spin...making sure we saw enough of Headford/Claran's by roads before arriving safely.
Natalie O'Brien and Aisling Kellywere responsible for looking after hair and make up respectively...two great girls who always have me at the ceremony venue in time to grab some shots of the groom before the bride arrives.
The lovable Daniela Guder from the Art of Blooming was looking after all of Cathy's floral needs and it was lovely to see so many friendly faces on wedding morning.
Cathy's family is a close knit one and there were a lot of relations around and participating on wedding morning, assisting her beautiful and warm bridesmaids Miriam and Catherine....it was jovial, the sun was shining and the vibes were awesome!
Ballycurrin House was the venue for Cathy and Ale's ceremony and only a short spin from Cathy's home. As is tradition in Clarin, there were a lot of bonfires lighting Cathy's way to the ceremony with so many family and friends giving her a wonderful send off.
I met up with Ale in Ballycurrin along with groomsmen Joe and Shane and we spent a few minutes grabbing some images before the prompt bridal party arrived.
Ballycurrin is a lovely intimate venue for a ceremony, and I couldn't think of a more appropriate band to look after the music for the ceremony and reception afterwards other than the superb "The Whileaways". Indeed I had seen them at a previous wedding in Cork and their style of music really stood out....such superb harmonies and fantastic musicians where no one person is competing with another for volume or indeed show casing....4 musicians simply acting as one and i would loved to have a pint of Guinness in my hand and just hang and chill listening to them all day...really are super at what they do!
Another super thing about Ballycurrin House is that your located right on Lough Corrib with some lovely bits of nature only a two or three minute walk away. We had the odd humid shower on wedding day but were lucky to avail of the good weather in between them to run off some images by Ballycurrin lighthouse. The shoot was super easy....just put Cathy and Ale standing beside each other and let them off.....you don't have to give them much direction, their obvious love for each other takes over and indeed it was a pleasure to observe them together on their wedding day.
The journey into the Westwood Hotel was once again lit up with bonfires and the hotel looked fantastic with all the bits of details that Cathy arranged.
Cathy and Ale, your two good people whose company I thoroughly enjoyed. You both look so happy in each other company and I'm grateful to you both for trusting me with your wedding photography. I'll look forward to use crossing paths once again in Headford...until then, mind yourselves xx!!


Photos below with a photo slideshow available on the bottom of the page.






























































































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Photo comment By Tom: Well done John

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