The places I get to photograph in, the people I get to meet but especially the moments I get to witness are what make this job such a privledge.
It wouldn’t be my place, nor is this the right platform to share personal details of this wedding but as I sat at my kitchen table the following morning to tell my wife Dee about this wedding I couldn’t help but well up.
Maybe I’m getting soft the older I get (actually, there’s no doubting it) but to watch the relationship that Eoin and Kate had with their families was something so incredibly touching that recalling the more intimate details really moved me.
Both of their families have been through extremely difficult circumstances prior to their wedding that the day was just as much about those who weren’t there as those who were. However Kate and Eoin were in no way going to allow this to be a sombre affair, instead this would be a party celebrating love, laughter and life.
Both Dad’s played a very central role in this day. I’m a new father myself and I can’t help myself at weddings to look 20 or 30 years into the future and hope that if I’ve ever faced with something as difficult as they’ve been through that I hope I can show as much grit, strength and good humour as they did on this day. It was truly inspiring to witness. Great, great men and absolute gents.
So, my advice to you is this. Get comfy, settle in and enjoy this account of Kate and Eoin’s amazing back garden wedding bash. And may I just add, what an incredible back garden it is too.
Kate and Eoin, I’ve said it to you on the day, I’ve repeated myself on email to you but once again. This was my pleasure. All mine and I can’t thank you enough for having me.