Blue skies, scorching heat, suncream and ray bans. Just four things you won’t see on this blog. I’m pretty sure that for most couples, when planning their wedding day, say to themselves at least once, “If we could just get a nice day, that’s all I want.” So you’d think then, that in Ireland, so many folks must be severely disappointed. You know what though, I’d beg to differ. I can’t tell you how many wet and cold weddings I’ve shot over the years that have been absolutely amazing to be a part of. Weddings that bring everyone indoors to congregate together and enjoy the warmth and comfort of the big open fires and comfy sofas. The screams and laughter as someone would open a door and the howling wind rushes in and chills the legs of girls who have dressed for a much warmer day.
This was one such wedding. Nicky and Eoin tied the knot last year in a beautiful ceremony at Borris House. They had been staying there the night before and we’re settling in for a long weekend so really making the house their own. As I arrived everyone was sitting in those comfy sofas I mentioned earlier, with no tv in sight, quiet conversation, reading and playing Scrabble was the order of the day – or the morning at least. To anyone just walking in and not knowing the importance of the day, you’d swear that this was just any normal day but in just a few hours everyone here would be enjoying a full on wedding full of love, laughter, great music sung by friends and family and tears of emotion. A wedding that I have no doubt, everyone who plans their own day, dreams of – sunshine or not.
Nicky and Eoin, I want to thank you both so much for having me. I want to thank you for finding my house in the middle of the country that has no real address (I still have no idea how on earth you did that) to drop off a thank you card the day after your wedding (who does that? You do!) and I want to thank you bracing those cold winds and sticking with me as we found that spot where the weather changed and the sun came out and everything was just perfect.
What a day.