A photographer’s dream, an amazing house in the country with genuine lovely people to photograph. Not to mention the 8 dogs, horses, sheep and hens to keep us busy. The moment I rocked up to the house, Emma went for a little walk with Millie her dog and chatted to me about the love she had for her hometown Redbog. She even put me at ease, and I was looking forward to documenting the day. My aim was to get Emma in a photo with all the dogs, had to be a record to have so many at one house! With their country style Rathsallagh House Spring Wedding, it could only be seen as another home from home.
Meanwhile, Anna documented the boys busying themselves with last minute.com preparations. Paul being a total play station addict, Emma told me his second love of his life. So no better photo then to combine his two loves, his stunning bride to be in his very own play station chair at her house! Then off we headed to the church in Crosschapel. Lovely to see a friendly face, Eugene from East Coast Video Productions also there to document the day. After the ceremony, a few quick photos by the church and then yes, Emma and Paul headed back to their baby, Millie, the dog.
Only lovers of the country side (wearing an amazing dress by Truly Bridal), would be game enough to walk into the muddy field for a few photos of the stunning landscape from the house. Then, back to Rathsallagh House to start the wedding celebrations. With such a mild day, the family all came out willingly, coaxed by some mouth watering canapes for some group photos.
And of course, the famous Rathsallagh Tree shot, not only did we get a few in the fading light but also, Emma put on her wellies after the meal and headed out for some eye-catching night time Rathsallagh Tree photos.
Speeches were a great laugh and had everyone in the Pavillion Room at Rathsallagh in stitches. Before the band warmed up, a chance for us to photograph the stunning rings by Hugh Statham in Naas. A great turnout then on the dance floor at Rathsallagh House and one of Paul’s concerns was that his slacks might not pass the squat test, but we can safely say all was ok!