If there is one thing I can say I truly love about being a wedding photographer is that I get to meet some people who I wish I could be best mates with. Amy and Richard are definitely two of these people. Both of them are so infectiously happy. You know that saying – “They light up a room” – well that is so true of them. I absolutely loved photographing this wedding at the amazing Lisnavagh House. I love weddings like this – everything is happening in the one location which just seems to make things all the more intimate and personal for some reason. I’d have truly loved to have been a guest at this wedding – everything about it was just so inviting and fun and personal and laid back and easy going. As the morning got underway I was free to just roam around – it’s without a doubt my favourite way to shoot any wedding day because you really get a sense to who’s involved and it always provides a much more documentary side to the day.
The celebrant on the day was Brian Whiteside (who actually married myself and Dee two years ago) and it was hilarious to see just how excited Amy was when she knew “he was in the building!”. But I totally get why she was excited and that is because if there is one thing that is extra special about Brian it’s that he really knows how to make a wedding ceremony personal and fun but yet carry a real sense of just how important an event this is. He’s the man. He’s always got a hug for me too – and that’s nice.
The ceremony was held in the woods at Lisnavagh House. It was full of laughs, some tears, laughy tears, incredible music by good friends, more tears, the mixing of sand (from…”two” beaches *wink wink*) roars of celebration and then the most awesome walk from the woods back up to the house with more laughing and roaring than I can ever remember over the space of 400 or so yards.
I go on and on about this day, I really could but I think it’s best that I let you all get on with seeing the good stuff. Oh, I will say one thing – the band on the night were The Poor Boys. Before the first dance they did a rendition of Prince’s Purple Rain. I’ve can honestly say I’ve never really been a fan but I actually got emotional it was that good. I was literally covered in goose pimples. They then did the first dance and after that chaos ensured. Absolute mayhem. This crowd were having the night/day of their lives. What a wedding.
Thanks Amy and Richard – you and everyone at your wedding truly rocks.