THE WESTBURY HOTEL WEDDING // DUBLIN // NICOLA & ANDY
Nicola & Andy wanted to get married in Dublin, Ireland, the city the had spent working, wandering and getting to know each other in. After getting married at St Joseph’s Church in Tenure, Dublin, they wanted to relive memories of wandering around St. Stephens Green, Grafton street, stopping by their favourite pub the John Kehoe, as they made their way towards their reception at the Westbury Hotel.
Bridal Prep is always a nice chance to capture the fun moments in the build up to the ceremony. Here’s Nicolas sister and mother relaxing and having fun.
Always enjoy capturing moments like this. Interactions between family members are fleeting but mean so much.
This was a real small, subtle and blink and you miss it moment. So glad I managed to capture this as Nicola was gently comforted by her sister as she puts her dress on. You don’t have to see faces to see the nerves and anxiety of the bride.
Always love catching the reactions of the family as the Bride is seen for the first time.
The Groom prep is never a let down when it comes to the fun the Groom, best man, family and ushers have as they get ready.
Every image is a small story from the day. I love to add context so whoever looks at the images instantly can read that part of the story.
Whatever room I go into there’s always elements I can use to try and elevate an image. Here using the mirrors and then waiting for Andy to smile, laugh or cry, I’m ready and waiting!
Sometimes though its more fun to remove context! Andy’s nephew had buttoned up his shirt wrong and everyone was having a good laugh about it. But with this shot I thought it added more curiosity and fun for those who weren’t there as to what was going on!
Ceremony at St. Josephs Church Dublin
Due to restrictions, there wasn’t many at the church. But that didn’t stop a few passers by trying to pop in!
Always a classic shot, that long walk down the aisle with the father of the bride. It can be scary but smiles always shine through.
I’m always looking for a different perspective from the norm. Here I was able to go right around the other side of the alter and get this great composition and moment together to really elevate the image.
Some classic shots like this are never tiring to shoot! Love Love Love the smiles and joy couples have as they walk back down the aisle.
Speeches are one of my favourite parts to capture from a wedding day, there’s always such great emotions from everyone! Here the Father of the Bride was embarrassing his daughter whilst her brother, behind her to the left, looks completely unimpressed!
Andy’s brother also couldn’t hold back from making fun of the Groom!
Nicola’s sister couldn’t stop smiling all day and was giving even bigger smiles during her words.
I always love to capture the Brides face during the Grooms speech. There’s always the biggest smiles!
I love catching groups of people together. At the time it can be a throw away moment in time. But years later these become amazing moments to look back on.
For the Bride & Groom the day flies by. Capturing what’s going on around them really helps them take in what they missed. It’s also the favourite part of the day for me.
For their couple portraits Nicola & Andy wanted to walk through St. James Park and along down Grafton Street. I kept out of their way and captured moments as they reminisced and interacted with people.
We took a few classic couple portrait shots, capturing their natural laughs as they chatted with each other.
Heading into the Dublin City was great fun to capture as people congratulated them as they walked by.
The John Kehoe was their local when they lived in the city. They asked to get some pictures by it and it was great fun to capture.
Walking around holding hands and laughing always leads to great moments between couples.
The Manager at the John Kehoe was amazing as he offered Nicola & Andy the chance to get a picture behind the bar
The Manager also gave them a free pint of Guinness, put chairs out the front and they got to enjoy a small moment being alone as I took a few pictures from across the street to capture these moments for them.
THE WESTBURY HOTEL WEDDING // DUBLIN // NICOLA & ANDY
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