Marquee Wedding in Dublin
Notes from the Photographer
This was my first time in Howth and I enjoyed every minute of it very much. As a Belfast native I’d only heard of Howth from following U2 for years and so it was great to photograph a wedding there. This was also my first marquee wedding in Dublin.
In addition to the wedding highlights in the slideshow above here are three of my favourite photographs from the wedding – with notes from my archives.
From the Preparations
I love this photograph of the bride looking up a little nervously as her best friend and Mum fix the veil. I shot a few frames of this little scene and this photograph was my favourite. I love the vulnerability of the moment.
From the Ceremony
There’s another famous image from this ceremony that I really like also but I chose this one as I really like the humour. The sense of fun that the groom Fred had to do this really shows his personality. That’s the power that documentary photographs have over posed photos. They can reveal aspects of personality as well as show a part of the real story. Anyway, so yes, brides who live close to the church – always fashionably late!
From the Reception
This photograph is probably my favourite dancing photograph at a wedding of all time. It has a little bit of everything – beautiful bride in the middle, great light, colour, emotion. At every wedding I am always trying to better it. Another note from this marquee wedding in Dublin was that this was only the second time that I have ever been dancing on a dance floor (after my own wedding to Caroline of course). Lydia invited me to dance with her in the crowd and I obliged. There are photographs of this somewhere but I think they’ll have to remain under lock and key (just to preserve my rock n’ roll street cred…) 🙂