What a great day we had with these two. There's something about March weddings that brings out the best in almost any setting, the low sun skimming across the skies and casting long warm shadows into the evening. Rebecca and Mark make for a terrific couple, very charming and easy going with a lovely gentle sense of humour. It's obvious where they get it from, their families made us feel so welcome.
We both started the day at Rebecca's family home, then Mike went to meet mark at Clonabreany House before the ceremony. We're more than happy to split between two venues if they're reasonably close to the ceremony, lots of couples enjoy seeing what each other's day from a different point of view.
Clonabreany House has pretty much everything you might want from a wedding venue: a large windowed marquee perfect for dining and dancing away the evening; a lovely bright building for the ceremony; fabulous rooms for guests; a country bar; glorious woods and acres of landscaped gardens.
After the wedding ceremony everyone made their way to the house for the drinks reception. We like to give couples some time with their guests before we take them away for their wedding portraits, just so they can have some time to settle themselves and relax with friends.
The woods are close by, a short walk, and a perfect place set up shots, especially as the sun began to set, lighting everything with golden light. After photographing Rebecca and Mark we worked our way through the group shots,beginning with the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen before moving on to family groups.
After that we settled in for an evening of speeches, great food and fantastic entertainment from their band, Pink Champagne, photographing guests with their partners and getting some fun dance photos. All in all a really lovely day, the kind we could easily shoot time and again.